Always B Miki Paces Fastest Mile In Standardbred History

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Always B Miki is now the fastest standardbred in history!

The Jimmy Takter-trained 5-year-old, with David Miller in the bike, stopped the timer in 1:46 at the Red Mile on Sunday afternoon to eclipse the all-age race record of 1:46 4/5 held by multiple horses and the 1:46 1/5 time trial mark held for decades by Cambest.

Shamballa was fastest off the gate in the $138,000 Allerage Farms Pace and helped set the stage for Always B Miki by posting a 26 1/5 opening quarter. Just past that first call, Miller said GO with Always B Miki, and he uncorked an extreme burst of speed to clear the front before the half timed in 52 2/5.