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Shakey Jakey's record run
6 April 2014
Those who braved the rain and cold air were treated to one of the more special 2014 Golden Easter Egg Carnival moments on Sunday night at Wentworth Park, when Shakey Jakey recorded a new 520m track record in heat six of the Sportingbet Magic Maiden series.
Having trialled well prior to the series opener, the son of Collision x Kiacatoo Pearl left most speechless as he scotched around the Glebe circuit, posting sections of 5.49, 13.74 and 17.75 before stopping the clock at 29.07.
The new time standard lowered Punch One Out’s former 29.27 record by two tenths, which in non racing terms is approximately three metres. By all standards an amazing effort.
Following the race Cleregate (near Orange NSW) based trainer David Pringle said that while confident the dog could one day break the track record, he didn't think he could go that quick.
“He is something special, I don’t know where he fits in with all the good dogs our family has had, but he is up there.
“His run home time is just amazing, we just hope that he can go on with it from here,” Pringle said.
Mentor of former record holder Punch One Out, Jason Mackay, who was also trackside couldn’t believe the run and said Pringle was set for an exciting ride.
“We know Punch One Out was a freak, so what does that make this dog (Shakey Jakey),” Mackay said.
“David is in for one hell of a ride with that dog, he is special.”
Other stand out winners of the night included, Mackay’s own prepared littermates Zipping Weston and Zipping Bruno, as well as Victorian prepared Filante.
Londonderry based, Justin King also walked away with a double on the card with Miss Talladega and Gilgamesh.
Sydneysiders should not miss next weekend’s racing, with the four semi-finals of each of the Sportingbet Magic Maiden and Macro Meats New Sensation headlining Friday’s card.
While Saturday’s meeting will feature the Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg semi-finals, as well as heats of the Group 1 AAA Radiator Specialists Association Cup, which is expected to include Dyna Willow which broke the 720m track record last weekend, as well as Xylia Allen which set a new track record over 680m at Geelong on Friday night.
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