Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Lazy" horse breaks all time track record with 1:48.3 win


He's Gorgeous made history when he turned in the fastest mile in the 59-year history of Vernon Downs this past Saturday, winning the $9,500 Open Pace in 1:48.3. Afterwards, owner Ken Jacobs described his earner of more than $700,000 as lazy.

"If he gets to the front, they can't catch him, but if he doesn't make the front, he's lazy," said Jacobs.

See more from the unlikely record-breaking performance and find out what's next for the horse on the newest episode of "Inside Harness Racing."

"Inside Harness Racing," a weekly, half-hour television show, airs today (Wednesday) at 6:00 PM on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout Upstate New York.  For the second year in a row, the show will also be broadcast on HPI TV in Canada.  Viewers can also watch every episode online at the Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/tiogadowns).

This week's episode all features a trio of high-profile upsets that occurred in the New York Sire Stakes.

Top 3-year-old fillies American Jewel and Handsoffmycookie settled for runner-up finishes at Vernon Downs while Hambletonian hopeful Royal Shyster finished fifth in his Sire Stake at Tioga Downs.

Viewers will also meet leading Vernon Downs trainer Tracy Brainard in Settlemoir's Spotlight and the latest lesson from Harness Racing University explores the different types of wagers available at the racetrack.

"Inside Harness Racing" is hosted each week by Justin Horowitz, who encourages fans to interact with the show by sending him a Tweet @ItsTheJHo.

Fans can watch the full episode right now below: