Hannibal Lector sets record in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The slop failed to slow Hannibal Lector as the quarter horse established a new track record in the rarely run 220-yard distance at Portland Meadows.

The 10-year-old gelding ridden by jockey Luis Torres won Saturday's second race in 12.12 seconds, beating the old record of 12.20 seconds set by a Gold Bar 49 in 1959.

Hannibal Lector has now won 18 of his 70 career starts with earnings of over $82,000. He is owned by Mario Escobedo and trained by leading quarter horse trainer Juan Sanguino.

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