HANDY performer Strokin is being a declared a world record holder by northern hemisphere standards thanks to his victory in the “2 Milles” Pace at Hippodrome 3R yesterday.
According to reports coming out of Canada, Strokin’s time of 4:02.4 is the fastest on the planet over two miles on any size track.
Trained by Yves Tessier, Strokin accounted for his stablemate Bazing Brad to lower the previous ‘world record’ set by Aaron’s Majesty last year by a second.
As great as that sounds, Smolda captured the A G Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton last February in 3:59.1 over 3280 metres.
Smolda’s time even pales when compared to his former stablemate Adore Me, which blitzed her opposition in the 2014 New Zealand Cup.
Trained and driven by Mark Purdon, Adore Me stopped the clock in a brilliant 3:54.6 over 3200 metres.
But nonetheless, Strokin is a true stayer, with his recent performances including the Ormstown track record over 2400 metres
Strokin’s next assignment will be a five-mile race at St-Aime des Lacs on Saturday, August 14, where Sea Donkey set the track record of 10:59.1 last year.
- PAUL COURTS