AUSTRALIAN feature winner Shartin has become the world’s fastest mare.
Thriving since being sold to American interests in November 2017, Shartin stunned her opponents and onlookers with a scintillating performance around The Meadowlands yesterday.
Driven by Tim Tetrick, the daughter of Tintin In America captured the Lady Liberty Final in a sensational 1:46.4.
Along with shaving a tenth of a second from the previous world mark set by set by Shebestingin at The Red Mile in 2013, Shartin became the fastest ‘Down Under’ bred pacer.
My Field Marshal held the title as the quickest standardbred from the southern hemisphere thanks to his 1:46.9 win in the 2018 Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Covering the final quarter in 25.4 seconds, Shartin scored from Caviart Ally and Shower Play.
“If there’s a freak out there, she’s it,” Tetrick said. “I don’t know how fast she can go…she wasn’t done there, I never untucked my whip.
“Right now she’s just so much fun to drive, she’s getting smarter and she’s just on her game.”
Prepared by Jim King junior, the six-year-old boasts 12 wins from 13 starts this season to push her bankroll to $1,967,295.
Before crossing the equator Shartin captured the Tasmania and Queensland Oaks when prepared by Victoria horseman, Dean Braun.