11/09/2005 1:00AM

Charles Town track report


He needed some help from the stewards to do it, but Adams Tribe ended a 27-race losing streak that had lasted slightly more than three years when he was elevated from second to first in last Saturday night's $50,950 Frank Gall Memorial Handicap at Charles Town.

The 6-year-old Adams Tribe, a three-time stakes winner as a 2-year-old, was winless since capturing the West Virginia Lottery Breeders Classic in October 2002.

Coming into the Frank Gall, Adams Tribe had lost his last three races a combined margin of nearly 40 lengths at odds ranging from 52-1 to 199-1. He paid $83.40 on Saturday.

Ridden by Joe Schneider for owner-trainer Charles Schneider, Adams Tribe was second across the wire in the seven-furlong Frank Gall, three-quarters of a length behind Sheckatoo. Following a claim of foul, Sheckatoo was placed last for bumping Slew's Smile twice while bulling his way to the lead entering the stretch.

* The 4-year-old gelding Morine's Victory broke a 29-year-old track record when he covered seven furlongs in 1:23.92 winning an allowance race by 1 3/4 lengths on Oct. 29. The previous record of 1:24.00 was set by Ohmylove on Jan. 7, 1976. It was the third straight victory for Morine's Victory since he was claimed by trainer Scott Lake in August.