Updated on 09/17/2011 11:23PM

Sir Shackleton sets Tampa mark

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Sir Shackleton wins Saturday's $50,000 Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs by 1 1/4-lengths.

Sir Shackleton lived up to his billing as the 9-10 choice in Saturday's $50,000 Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, swinging out to the middle of the track out of the turn and running down Above the Wind to post a 1 1/4-length victory in track-record time.

Ridden by Jeremy Rose, Sir Shackleton stalked the 9-year-old Above the Wind, who cut out early fractions of 22.12 seconds and 44.44 in the seven-furlong race. Moving into the stretch, Rose guided Sir Shackleton to the middle of the track and they ranged up outside of Above the Wind as they passed the furlong marker in 1:09.35. Sir Shackleton edged clear through the final furlong as Purim rallied from between horses in midstretch to gain the place, a half-length to the good of Above the Wind, with Nightmare Affair another half-length back in fourth.

Time for the seven furlongs over a wet-fast racing strip was 1:22.28, which broke the mark of 1:22.38 set by Briefton in 2005.

The win was the seventh from 17 career starts for the Nick Zito-trained Sir Shackleton, and the $30,000 winner's share ran his career earnings to $1,051,500