Horton delivered an expected gold medal in his pet event before a raucous and parochial 10,000-strong crowd at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
Australia slowly overpowered the English riders and flew home in three minutes 49.804 seconds - shaving almost half a second off the 3:50.265 record which Great Britain set in Rio two years ago.
The 25-year-old, who won the 50m title on Friday, touched in a Commonwealth Games record of 1:54.00, well ahead of David Morgan.
Australia's Ashlee Ankudinoff celebrates her team's gold medal win in the women's 4000m team pursuit finals track cycling event during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane on April 5, 2018. James Guy of England took the bronze.
"There were a few times when I thought I couldn't come back".
Canada's Taylor Ruck upset the fancied Australians Ariarne Titmus and defending champion Emma McKeon to win the 200m freestyle gold, and setting a new Games record of 1:54.81.
Australia shattered the women's 4×100 metres freestyle world record for their second gold medal on the opening night's finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
"I've got nothing against the Aboriginal people but I'm sick and exhausted of being made to feel as if I'm a second-class citizen in my own country".
The Kiwis made the gold medal race after qualifying as the second fastest team.
"Obviously it was painful but I wanted to make sure I was comfortably winning.it was my fastest ever 150m split and then I knew, with respect, that the rest was over". I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200.
At one point in the clip, we see just how close the officers were to the giant shark.
Philippine holiday island to close for clear-up
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