09/10/2016 8:06PM

Scioto: Homicide Hunter captures Chip Noble Memorial in record time

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World champion Homicide Hunter is now in the record books at Scioto Downs

Homicide Hunter led at every call on his way to winning the $100,000 Chip Noble Memorial for open trotters on Saturday night at Scioto Downs, setting a new track record of 1:52 1/5 for a 4-year-old gelding trotter in the process.

Driven by Eric Goodell, Homicide Hunter went straight to the top from post six, and he would lead his six rivals through fractions of 27 1/5, 55 3/5, and 1:23 2/5.  Homicide Hunter began to open up on pocket-sitter Muscle Up The Goal past three-quarters, and that trend would continue in the lane as Homicide Hunter went on to prevail by 4 1/4 lengths.  Muscle Up The Goal did hold second, and Wind Of The North (Chris Page) took third.

Trained by Chris Oakes, Homicide Hunter is owned by Crawford Farms Racing.  The 4-year-old Mr. Cantab gelding won for the 23rd time in his career, and he has now earned $765,263.  The 4-5 favorite, Homicide Hunter paid $3.60.