Two harness-racing world records were set and another equaled at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack yesterday.
Mister Big, driven by Brian Sears, won his division of eliminations for next Sunday's $500,000 Ben Franklin final in 1:48.1, a record for all ages and either sex on a 5/8-mile oval.
Artistic Fella, driven by Tim Tetrick, won the second elimination in 1:48.2, equaling a world record for older pacers on a 5/8-mile track.
Also advancing to the Franklin final from the first elimination were Mr. Feelgood (Andy Miller), Total Truth (Yannick Gingras) and Won The West (Greg Grismore); and from the second elimination were Special Report (Larry Stahlbaum), Tivoli Hanover (Tony Morgan) and Sharky Osborne (Eric Goodell).
On the undercard, a world record of 1:48.2 for older pacing geldings on a 5/8-mile oval was set by Fake Denario N, driven by Tony Morgan. *