Merlin breaks NZ record

Merlin continued on his winning ways and set a new New Zealand record in the process.

The son of Art Major was too good for his rivals in a heat of the NZ Sires Stakes winning by 1.5 lengths in a quick 1:53.3.

That time bettered Republican Party’s previous NZ record for three year old pacers over 1700 metres.

Merlin has established a remarkable record in his short career to date. His 14 starts have resulted in 11 wins and 2 placings for earnings of $394,714.

By Art Major, Merlin is out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Imaginary Bet.