WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 13, 2013 — Victory Is Coming saved ground until the final turn, then popped off the pylons and brushed by Unefoisdansmavie to capture Wednesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Victory Is Coming sat snugly behind Unefoisdansmavie and Win Missy B as they dueled for the early lead. When asked her for trot, the 6-year-old daughter of -Norse Comer had plenty to defeat Unefoisdansmavie by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:53.4. Win Missy B saved show.
trains Victory Is Coming, who now boasts $428,235 in career earnings, for Betty Shaw and John Red Shaw. It was one of four wins for Wilder on the 15-race card.
Horses trained by , North America’s perennial leading conditioner, earned $13,148 on Wednesday’s program, lifting Burke’s 2013 purse total to $19,999,479.
Although that’s already a record, Burke was positioned to surpass $20 million Wednesday with a pair of horses scheduled to race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Burke has 980 training wins thus far in 2013 — also a record.