Supremely talented sprinter, Walk Hard, broke another track-record on Thursday night when running 24.847s over Warrnambool’s 450m circuit.
Trained by Clyde’s Nicole McRae, the son of Bit Chilli and Miss Bling, has been racing in sublime form throughout 2014 having broken the Warragul track-record in a heat of the Cup – which he then went on to win – as well has being a finalist in the Healesville Cup.
Jumping from the ideal rails draw last night at Warrnambool, Walk Hard used box one to his full advantage as he stuck to the rail to hold out Darren Brown’s National Time, streaking away to win by 5.35 lengths.
The previous mark of 24.87s was held by Jason Thompson’s Black Magic Opal and was broken in the middle of his sensational nine-race winning streak, which included a Melbourne Cup and Geelong Cup victory.
Walk Hard seems to have overcome the injury dramas that kept him out of so much racing earlier in his career, and the winner of 19 races and $125,000 in prize money, is being targeted at the rich Golden Easter Egg series at Sydney’s Wentworth Park in April.[youtube_sc url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IsjW9YSG-o&feature=player_embedded"]
Meanwhile, a greyhound called Shot To Bits (Paul Ryder) set a new track record at Bendigo on Friday 28 February, running 27.67sec over the 500m in just his third ever race start.
Shot To Bits, a gangly son of Bekim Bale out of Eye The Tiger, turns two this month.