The all-age trotting record at Buffalo Raceway fell on Sunday afternoon as Gural Hanover covered the mile in 1:56.1 to highlight the second $61,300 division of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.
The previous record of 1:56.3 was shared by Scorpion Moon (2007), Delano (2012), Crazy About Pat (2013) and Lutetium (2014).
Gural Hanover ($2.10) started from the six post and cleared the top just before the quarter pole. He posted fractions of 28.4, 57.3, 1:27.3 and had a 28.3 last quarter. Zoey De Vie (Phil Fluet) pressed Gural Hanover (Crazed-Givemearing) slightly down the stretch and finished strong a length behind in second while Flyhawk El Durado (Mark MacDonald) placed third.
The lightly-raced Gural Hanover, now a winner four times in six career starts, has won $75,828 this season and $77,078 lifetime. He is trained by Ron Burke and owned by the Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Little E & Panhellenic Racing Corporation.