Day At The Track

14-1 upset winner in Meadows feature

12:40 PM 01 Sep 2019 NZST
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Bluebird Recon, harness racing
Bluebird Recon (#5) upsets the field at 14-1
Chris Gooden photo

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 31, 2019 -- Bluebird Recon let Summer Travel do the heavy lifting, then blew by him in the lane to spring a 14-1 harness racing upset in Saturday's $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Although Summer Travel reached the point from post 8, he needed a 26.3 opening panel to get there. He was strong enough to discourage any backside challengers but could not hold off the pocket-sitting Bluebird Recon, who roared past for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and downed Summer Travel by three-quarter lengths in 1:51.2. Macadoodledoo completed the ticket.

Ron Burke trains the 4-year-old Net Ten Eom-Colette gelding, who vaulted over $100,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Dave Palone and Burke each fashioned a four-bagger on the 13-race card while Tony Hall enjoyed a triple.

After a Labor Day break, live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, first post 1:05 PM.

By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

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