Day At The Track

Dreamlands Art scores - Palone wins five

12:39 AM 20 Jun 2012 NZST
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Dreamlands Art
Dreamlands Art - in a previous victory.
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Dreamlands Art stung Schoolkids to the quarter before yielding to the pocket, then blew by in the harness racing lane to capture Tuesday's $22,500 Preferred Pace at The Meadows.

Dave Palone drove five winners Tuesday, raising his career total to 15,152 as he closes inexorably on Herve Filion’s North American record of 15,180.

Hustled to the lead by Mike Wilder, Dreamlands Art would not release Schoolkids before forcing him to a demanding 26.1 opening panel. In the stretch, Dreamlands Art blazed by his wearier rival and scored by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:49.4.

Handsome Prince rallied for second, giving trainer Ron Burke an exacta sweep, while Schoolkids saved show.

Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, James Koran and BFJ Stable own Dreamlands Art, a 5-year-old Artsplace-Dreamlands Delilah gelding who now boasts $377,668 in career earnings. It was one of four wins for Wilder on the 16-race card.

by Evan PATTAK

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