FORMER New Zealander Eclipse Me equaled the world record for older pacing mares on a 1000-metre track when she won the $17,500 featured distaff pace at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Fresh from a 1:50.4 win at Yonkers, Eclipse Me was surged to the lead by driver Simon Allard before covering the early sectionals in 26.3, 54.1 and 1:21.4.
Never seriously challenged, the daughter of Real Desire scored by two lengths from another former Kiwi mare, Shebang.
Stopping the clock in 1:48.2 Eclipse Me equalled Drop The Ball’s world record which was set at the same venue on August 17, 2013.
Elsewhere on the card, freshman trotting colt Paulie Walnuts remained unbeaten from two starts when he scored in 1:56.2 – the fastest time in North America this season.
Trained by Gareth Dowse and driven by Jim Morrill junior, Paulie Walnuts went to the front early and had no problems throughout the mile to score from Hit Show.
The son of Andover Hall shapes as a potential stakes colt for owner Howard Taylor.