12/12/2012 12:52PM

Charles Town: Lucy's Bob Boy breaks track record while earning 103 Beyer


The 3-year-old Lucy’s Bob Boy earned a career-best 103 Beyer Speed Figure en route to breaking a 36-year-old track record at Charles Town on Tuesday night.

Taking a substantial class drop to face open company in a nonwinners-of-two allowance, Lucy’s Bob Boy cruised to a 17-length victory over three overmatched opponents. His time of 1:16.44 for 6 1/2 furlongs erased the record of 1:17 set by Jet Appeal on Jan. 6, 1976.

Ridden by Gustavo Larrosa for trainer Sandra Dono, Lucy’s Bob Boy ($2.20) won the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic two starts ago, but then saw his six-race winning snapped when he finished second to the millionaire Russell Road in the $50,000 A Huevo for West Virginia-breds on Nov. 17. Both of those races were at 1 1/8 miles. For the season, Lucy’s Bob Boy is now 7 for 10.