Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi's millionaire pacer Southwestern Dream achieved a career milestone at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, by paying his 50th lifetime visit to the winner's circle.
The son of was sent off as the favorite against seven mid-level conditioned foes, going for a purse of $17,000. He took control immediately after the wings closed, and made every call a winning one, stopping the clock in 1:52.1.
The trainee has been a blue collar sort, earning most of his one million dollars in overnight events. It was one of five driving wins for .
In other news, Trevor Stafford's Bigtown Hero was dominating in victory today. He drafted behind the speed of Here We Go Again until just beyond three-quarters, then erupted home in 26.2, going on to a nine length win against mid-level conditioners. He stopped the clock in 1:48.3, just one-fifth of a second off the track record for aged geldings. He was driven by Hall of Famer.
by Michael Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia