26 April 2016
Ears Burning has shown great promise in his short career to date and on Sunday at Rangiora he set a New Zealand record.
Having just his fourth start, Ears Burning sat in the breeze for a portion of the race before receiving cover mid race.
Trainer / driver Nigel McGrath hooked him out three wide with 400 metres to travel and the son of Grinfromeartoear did the rest.
Sprinting home brilliantly, he won by over three lengths and rated a record breaking 1:56.4 for the 2000 metre journey.
Ears Burning has now won three of his four starts and has earnings of $20,330.
Bred by Rankin Bloodstock and I J Rule, Ears Burning is out of the winning Fake Left mare Sparks Under Fire - she a half sister to star racemare and broodmare Sparks A Flyin.