10/19/2013 9:21PM

Breeders Crown: Bee A Magician remains perfect with record-setting 1:52 4/5 victory

Derick Giwner
Bee A Magician streaks home in Breeders Crown record time.

Bee A Magician made her claim for the Horse of the Year title by winning the $500,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old filly trot in the fastest clocking in the race’s storied history. The 1:52 4/5 mile was taken over a track likely two-seconds off its best condition eclipsing the former record set by Housethatruthbuilt in 2004 of 1:53 3/5.

Driver Brian Sears left the gate with Bee A Magician and was parked through the opening quarter as Frau Blucher and driver Ron Pierce cut the quarter marker in :27 flat.

It took nearly three-eighths of a mile for Bee A Magician to clear but once in front driver Brian Sears never had an anxious moment.

“She gets over the ground so easily,” said Sears, suggesting he really didn’t want to be down to the half in :55 2/5 with no pressure.

Bee A Magician carved out the rest of the pace hitting the three quarters in 1:24 and storming home by four and half-lengths in a stunning 1:52 4/5.

Frau Blucher managed to hold on to the second spot with Southwind Cocoa, an 87-1 shot, getting the third spot.

Sent off as the 1-9 favorite Bee A Magician won for the 15th time in as many starts for trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman and owners Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDuffee.

The daughter of Kadabra also pushed her career earnings over the $2 million mark in the process.

Trainer Norman indicated after the race that Bee A Magician would likely race next month in the Moni Maker at the New Meadowlands and that the plan is to bring her back to race again at four.

“She may have to race against the boys,” said Norman, “There aren’t that many races for trotting mares.”

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