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Bridges lowers season record

Brona's Mike lowered the season track record during weekend harness racing at the Bermuda Equestrian Centre.

The 11-year-old gelding, owned by Inwood Stable, slashed two-fifths of a second off the previous mark held by Eddie Roque's stallion, GV Crystal Ball, with the inform Lucas Bridges at the helm.

Bridges had another good day at the office and was one of two drivers achieving three heat victories in two separate divisions with as many ponies.

The other driver achieving three victories was Philip Correia, who qualified Full Throttle Racing's mare, Pocket de Gold, for the Free for All after advancing from the 1:05– 1:06 time bar with the day's second fastest time of 1:04/3.

He also helped Simsfield Stable's two-year-old mare, Double Time, get a leg out of the 1:09/3 – 1:10/3 division to cap another memorable day at the Vesey Street racetrack.

Also on the move were Royal Caribbean and Shady's Liberty.

Royal Caribbean, owned and driven by David Burrows Jr, advanced from the 1:09/3 – 1:10/3 time bar, while Inwood Stable's 18-year-old mare, Shady's Liberty, moved out of the same division with Candyce Martins in the sulky.

Cherokee's Ironman, with Tyler Lopes at the helm, and Brona's Girl, driven by rookie driver Demian Tucker, both got a leg out of their respective divisions.

The 1:04/4 that Lopes achieved with Arnold Manders's gelding, Cherokee's Ironman, in the opening heat was the day's third fastest time.

The only other driver managing multiple heat victories was Kirista Rabain, who also competes in show jumping.

The granddaughter of former top golfer Frankie Rabain swept both heats in the 1:07/2 – 1:09/2 time bar with J & A Peniston's four-year-old mare, JustWatch Me, which already has a leg out of the division.

The next race day is on Sunday, beginning at 12pm, and will include the third leg of the Best of Three Series.

The series includes six heats with the top four horses in the Three and Four-Year-Old and Aged Divisions in the points standings advancing to a seventh and eighth championship race. Only the top four horses in each division are awarded points.

Season record: Lucas Bridges and Brona's Mike (Photograph by Ashley Peniston)

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Published December 15, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 14, 2015 at 10:52 pm)

Bridges lowers season record

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