WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 6, 2013 — Magic Starlight roared past her stablemate, Darena Hanover, in the lane to capture Friday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace at The Meadows — her second straight victory and fourth in the last five starts.
Magic Starlight and Dave Palone followed the live cover of Sissy Bar before making the decisive move around the final turn. The 4-year-old daughter of Real Desire-Starlight Justice prevailed in 1:54 on a sloppy surface, a length better than Darena Hanover. Early leader All Heart Gal saved show.
Ron Burke trains Magic Starlight, who extended her career bankroll to $210,153, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. Palone and Burke teamed for three winners on the 15-race card, and Tony Hall also enjoyed a triple.