09/18/2016 6:20PM

Delaware County Fair: World record performance by Downbytheseaside

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Downbytheseaside is now a world champion after his 1:50 performance on Sunday afternoon

Downbytheseaside (Chris Page) cruised to easy victory in the $69,000 (div.) Standardbred for 2-year-old pacing colts in 1:50, breaking the world record by one and four-fifths seconds, highlighting the opening day action at the Delaware County Fair.

Downbytheseaside was pushed off the gate and cleared the field of seven at the quarter-mile pole, forcing Some Attitude (Peter Wrenn) to sit second and Fear The Dragon (Trace Tetrick) to drop in third. Page was allowed to set the fractions of 26 4/5, 54 3/5, and 1:21 4/5 and coasted home with a final quarter of 28 1/5 to establish the new world mark. Fear The Dragon was 4 3/4 lengths back in second. Some Attitude held on for third.

The freshman colt by Somebeachsomewhere is trained by Brian Brown for Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Richard Lombardo. Another Brown trainee, Spider Man Hanover, owned the previous world record set in last year’s Standardbred.

--press release (Delaware County Fair/Little Brown Jug)--