WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 24, 2014 -- Despite a layoff of 5-1/2 months, Visible Gold grabbed the lead at the three-quarters and held on late to capture Friday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.
Visible Gold was enjoying a pocket trip whensent him after the leader, Eddie Sweat. The 6-year-old -Gabrielle gelding showed his toughness when he thwarted the rallying Drumfire A in deep stretch and defeated him by a head in 1:54.3 on a "slow" surface. The first-over PL Dragon was a game third.
Run Burke trains Visible Gold, who won 12 of 18 starts last year, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables.
, and Palone each drove three winners on the 15-race card.
by Evan Pattak for The Meadows