01/14/2011 8:18PM

Santa Anita: Eddie's track record


Square Eddie broke the track record for 6 1-2 furlongs at Santa Anita with a frontrunning win in Friday's seventh race in 1:13.11.

Making his first start since a sixth-place finish in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes in December, 2009, Square Eddie set fractions of 21.47 and 43.47 seconds. He ran through the six-furlong mark in 1:06.81 and won by 3 1-4 lengths over Stacy's Hope. The previous record of 1:13.71 was set by Son of a Pistol in 1998.

Square Eddie's mark is the third track record to be set at this meeting, the track's first on a sand-and-clay track that was installed in November. Records have also been set of six and seven furlongs.