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WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 26, 2016 -- Atta Boy Dan moved powerfully first over to wear down his stablemate, Mykindachip, and capture Saturday's $20,000 harness racing Preferred Pace at The Meadows. With Mykindachip on a seemingly comfortable lead, Mike Wilder moved Atta Boy Dan from fourth. The 7-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikesithot gelding overtook Mykindachip in mid-stretch and scored in 1:52. Latest Desire rallied for second, a neck back, while Dapper Dude shot the Lightning Lane for show. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who now boasts $651,942 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. Wilder, who collected seven wins on Wednesday's card, notched five more on Saturday's 13-race program while Burke enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA - Harness racing trainer Ron Burke harnessed his 416th and 417th winning charges of the year in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, sweeping the features with trotter Lady's Dude and pacer Enoch.   In the $20,000 high-level conditioned trot, the Victory Sam gelding Lady's Dude, who lost a two-race winning streak when he made a break last week, returned to his triumphant ways, overcoming a first-over trip in 0oC (32oF for fans south of the border) conditions to win by a neck over pacesetter B Yoyo in 1:53. Andrew McCarthy handled sulky duty behind the career winner of $394,998 for Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and Johnny Yoder.   It was much warmer - 340 - when earlier in the card the sophomore Panspacificflight gelding Enoch took a new mark of 1:51.4 while making every pole a winning one in an $18,000 "nw 7 races" pace. Jim Marohn Jr. had the winner of over $90,000 in this, his first season at the races, three lengths clear at the wire for the all-conquering Burke / Weaver-Bruscemi team, Phil Collura, and Frank Baldachino.   Ron Burke is the leading trainer at The Meadows (224) and Harrah's Philadelphia (95), and his 98 wins at Pocono put him third behind Chris Oakes and Rene Allard - and then there are those 408 other wins he has scattered through North American raceways in 2016. Burke has one other distinction at Pocono - he is the leading trainer of horses paying $50 or more this season, with four bombers.   Burke and all the other Pocono horsemen get one more shot to add to their seasonal statistics this coming Saturday night at the mountain oval, with the first of 14 races on the last card of the year listed to go at 6:30 p.m.   PHHA / Pocono      

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 21, 2016 -- Skippin By had to work hard for the early lead but never was threatened thereafter as she coasted to a 1:53 harness racing victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Skippin By hadn't won since an Aug. 29 triumph at The Meadows, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Since then, she's faced a steady diet of elite mares and grabbed a fifth-place check in the Breeders Crown final. On Monday, she dominated the field for Dave Palone after wresting the early lead from Spreester, downing the first-over Classic Carpet by a length. Spreester finished third. Ron Burke trains Skippin By, a 5-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Southern Magnolia who boosted her career bankroll to $670,604, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Wall Bros. Stable and Bruce Soulsby. Palone and owner Bob Key enjoyed triples on the 14-race card while Shawn Johnston collected two wins as a driver and another as a trainer. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

TORONTO, November 19— Snowstorm Hanover grabbed control early in the mile and coasted around the Woodbine harness racing oval to a 1:55.1 win as the 7-5 public choice in the $404,000 Valley Victory Final on Saturday evening. The Ron Burke-trained colt by Muscle Massive out of the Andover Hall mare Snow Angel Hanover was sent to the front by driver Matt Kakaley, trotting splits of :28.1 and :57.3. Into the final turn, Snowstorm Hanover gained three lengths of separation from pocket-rider Moonshiner Hanover, as well as from first-over pursuer Jake and International Moni on his back. Trotting three-quarters in 1:25.3, Snowstorm Hanover still held a sizable lead through the stretch. International Moni fanned off cover and narrowed in on the leader while Jake chased them from third, but Snowstorm Hanover remained in front by a length. “I got to the front, just like in the elimination, and he held them off,” said Kakaley. “There was [a tense moment] in about the last sixteenth or so when I heard them coming, and he was getting a little tired, but he was still good.” Returning $4.90 to win, Snowstorm Hanover won his sixth race in 14 starts, amassing $395,919 in earnings for owners Burke Racing Stables LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and Phillip Collura. by Ray Cotolo for WEG Communications

East Rutherford, N.J. -- After patiently tracking an exacting pace, odds-on harness racing favorite Tessa Seelster ($3.00) was able to chase down pocket rival Inittowinafortune to capture Friday's (November 18) featured $17,500 top-level distaff pace at The Meadowlands.   Tessa Seelster was anxious to move forward when the gates folded in, but Yannick Gingras was able to wrangle the 4-year-old daughter of Shadow Play into a tracking spot behind pacesetter Nat a Virgin (David Miller) and the pocket-sitting Inittowinafortune (Corey Callahan) through early splits of :26.3 and :53.4. With five-sixteenths to go, Tessa Seelster angled second-over behind Inittowinafortune, who powered clear of a taxed Nat a Virgin approaching head-stretch. While Inittowinafortune edged away by nearly four lengths in upper stretch, she too began to tire in the final sixteenth, just nosed out in the last yards of a 1:50 mile by Tessa Seelster. Icommandmyspirit (Jim Marohn, Jr.) rallied belatedly to save third, 2-3/4 lengths in arrears of the top pair.   Ron Burke trains Tessa Seelster for the Burke Racing Stable, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership, and Jonathan Newman.   Always B Miki retired in trackside ceremony   World champion Always B Miki made one final visit to the Big M winner's enclosure for a special retirement ceremony after he capped his career with a resounding win in the $400,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace last weekend. The fastest Standardbred to ever set foot on a racetrack concluded his career with 30 wins in 53 career starts, over $2.7 million in earnings, and a career mark of 1:46 taken at the Red Mile in October. Always B Miki will transition from the Jimmy Takter stable to assume stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania.   Live racing returns to The Meadowlands with an 11-race card slated for Saturday (November 19) evening, and a last-race Jackpot Super Hi-5 carryover of $38,181.74. Post time is 7:15 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite, Meadowlands

Freehold, NJ --- Harness racing trainer Ron Burke’s stable surpassed $20 million in purses for the fourth consecutive year on Monday night (Nov. 14) when Encore Deo won the seventh race at Yonkers Raceway. No other trainer in history has ever reached $20 million in purses in a season. In 2014, Burke’s stable set an all-breed record of $28.4 million in purses. Burke has led the sport in wins and purses each of the past seven years and is set to do it again in 2016. Burke leads the win standings with 799, holding an advantage of 397 wins over second-place Rene Allard, and has doubled second-place Jimmy Takter in earnings. For his career Burke has won 7,471 races and $168 million in purses, both records. The majority of the wins and earnings have been accumulated since 2008 when Burke took over his family’s stable fulltime. Burke was the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Trainer of the Year in 2013 and 2011. His father Mickey was Trainer of the Year in 2006. In 2013, Burke Racing and the partnership of Mark Weaver and Mike Bruscemi received the Owner of the Year Award. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Anderson, Ind.-November 12, 2016 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded their 2016 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 12. In addition to the racing action, Ron Burke and Trace Tetrick were recognized as the leading trainer and driver, respectively. Ron Burke, who secured his fifth consecutive and sixth leading trainer title at Hoosier Park, was officially recognized as the 2016 leading trainer of the season at Hoosier Park. The Burke barn had an impressive 89 trips to the winner's circle and amassed over $2.6 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. The Walter Haynes Jr. Stable finished second in the leading trainer standings with71 trips to the Hoosier Park winner's circle this season. Burke, who in 2013 became the first trainer in the sport of harness racing to eclipse $20 million mark in a single season, campaigns a large stable of horses throughout the country. The sport's leader in both wins and earnings in North America for the past seven seasons led the trainer standings at Hoosier Park from start to finish. Jamie Macomber, Burke's assistant trainer, oversees all training operations in Indiana and was present in the winner's circle to accept the award from Jim Brown, Centaur Gaming's president and chief operating officer, and Rick Moore, Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing. "I don't want to sound like a broken record but it truly is a team effort," Rucker noted. "We have a great team at the Burke Stable and that has made for a great year of racing. I know I speak on behalf of everyone involved with the Ron Burke Stable, it is always a pleasure racing at Hoosier Park. We had another great season this year, our team has worked hard all season and Ronnie (Burke) does a great job leading the way." In the driving ranks, Trace Tetrick, who is now the all-time leading driver in Hoosier Park history, earned his fifth leading driver title and third consecutive title at Hoosier Park this season. Tetrick scored 372 wins and earned over $3.6 million in purse earnings to secure the title over John DeLong, who finished second with 301 victories. Tetrick also earned a spot in Hoosier Park's record books as he re-established his own record for most wins in one season, a record that he previously set in 2015 with 325 victories. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $37 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. With multiple stakes wins to his credit, Tetrick is on track to record his best season to date in 2016 with over $5.4 million in purse earnings and counting. Tetrick is also closing in on career win 4,000. "It's certainly an honor and a great accomplishment," Tetrick said in the winner's circle after accepting the trophy from Rod Ratcliff, Centaur Gaming's chairman and chief executive officer. "I would like to thank all the owners and trainers for the opportunity to drive great horses all season. It has been a great year and I really appreciate all the support from everyone. My family is the reason I am in the position I am in today, without them, none of this would be possible." The Saturday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans and horsemen who helped make the 2016 season at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success. Emily Gaskin

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 8, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie reached the front with a determined first-over bid and went on to a hard-earned harness racing victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her after the leader (and her stablemate), Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World held off Mistress Valentine by a neck in 1:55. Cowgirl Hall saved show. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who now boasts $633,067 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. It was one of four wins for Hall on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

DAYTON, OH. - Mykindachip made it 3-in-a-row in O-hi-o on Saturday night (Nov. 5) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The 1:50.4 triumph was the 7-year-old Art's Chip gelding's second straight in open company since being purchased privately about a month ago and moving to the powerful harness racing Ron Burke stable. The $600,000-plus career earner won in 1:51.1 in his last start in the Jim Dailey barn on October 6. As the even money favorite, despite drawing the outermost post position, Mykindachip was hustled by driver Chris Page directly to the front when the wings swung open. Page allowed Sports Sinner (Dan Noble) to clear to the front briefly as they sped past the quarter in :27.1, but immediately retook command well prior to the :54.3 half. With Secret Threat (Kayne Kauffman) sitting third along the pylons, the order remained intact throughout the last five-eighths of the mile, save for a sustained first-over challenge from My Buddy Ninkster (Josh Sutton) that eventually fizzled in mid-stretch. The three-quarters teletimer flashed 1:22.2, with a :28.2 final panel completing the 1:50.4 clocking. Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, J & T Silva and L Karr now own Mykindachip, whose 2016 bankroll swelled to $98,725 with the winner's share of the $15,000 open purse. Gregg Keidel

Southwind Frank, who won last year’s Breeders Crown and this year’s Colonial Trot has been retired from harness racing due to a chronic lameness issue, as advised by a team of veterinarians.  “I’ve trained a lot of horses, but none have had Frank’s package of speed, power and smarts.  I truly believe he is one of the all-time greats, and would love to continue racing him so he could prove it on the track, but due to an injury, I can’t take that risk” said trainer Ron Burke of Frank. Southwind Frank was bred by Southwind Farms and is owned by the Southwind Frank Partners.  Trained by Burke, Southwind Frank was immensely successful during his 2-year-old campaign. He won 11 out of 12 starts that year, including wins in the Haughton Memorial and the Wellwood.  He continued to end up in the winner’s circle his 3-year-old year with the Beal, Stanley Dancer and Colonial Trot, among others, finishing in the top 3 in 24 of 26 career starts.  “A great horse that was dominant as a 2-year-old but I’m even more impressed by the grit and determination he showed as a 3-year-old. “said Yannick Gringras. “He was never fully healthy and sound but he tried 150% each and every start.  This is the sign of a true champion.” Southwind Frank will stand stud at Diamond Creek Farm in 2017 for a stud fee of $10,000.  “We are very excited about Frank, the best son of Muscle Hill, joining our rising stars in the stud lineup” said Diamond Creek’s Adam Bowden. “He will add even more star power to our ever expanding and powerful stallion roster.” The 2015 Dan Patch and O’Brien 2-year-old Trotting Colt of the year is a son of successful stud Muscle Hill out of the Cantab Hall mare Flawless Lindy.   The 2015 Breeders Crown  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 2, 2016 -- Tall Cotton zipped to the front from post 7, worked out comfortable fractions and had just enough late to capture Wednesday's harness racing's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Dave Palone gave Tall Cotton an opening half in 28/57.2. Even with that second-quarter breather, the 10-year-old Revenue S-B Cor Peatra gelding was all out to withstand the Lightning Lane brush of Chef Lee, downing him by 1/2 length in 1:54. The first-over See The Wind raced well for show. Ron Burke trains Tall Cotton, who soared over $800,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Edwin Gold and Howard Taylor. Tony Hall collected four wins on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

East Rutherford, N.J. -- Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras) sprinted away from the field in the last eighth of a mile to win the $250,000 Breeders Crown for harness racing trotting mares in 1:53.3 by two lengths on Friday (October 28) night at The Meadowlands. Hannelore Hanover is trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, Jerry and Teresa Silva.  Bee A Magician (Brian Sears) and Hannelore Hanover were first to flirt with the lead, but Bee A Magician got there first just before the :27.4 first quarter. Hannelore Hanover was right behind her on the rail and was on the move just beyond that point and took over the lead and held it to the :56.1 half mile marker. Shake It Cerry (Dave Miller) was on the move toward the lead from the back of the pack past the half and ranged second on the outside when Hannelore Hanover led the field to the 1:25.4 three-quarters. Bee A Magician was still along the rail behind those two as the field turned for home.  Hannelore Hanover had no serious challengers down the stretch and pulled away from the field for the win, her 16th in 19 starts this year. Bee A Magician was second and Shake It Cerry was third. “I didn’t doubt my mare, she’s a great horse,” said Gingras. “The International was just a race to forget (she was 7th) on a half-mile track. There was definitely a Bee A Magician factor, she looked really good at Yonkers last week (October 15) and I thought she would definitely give me a run for the money.  “She’s (Hannelore Hanover) got big lungs and that’s one of the reasons we were interested in going to Yonkers, the distance doesn’t faze her at all. She’s always strong finishing like she showed again tonight. She didn’t handle the half but tonight she showed what a great horse she is.” by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

Harness racing trainer Ron Burke will send high-profile stars Hannelore Hanover and Southwind Frank into Breeders Crown action this weekend, but neither horse will be in the event the trainer considers the most important to his stable. Burke, who has 17 horses spread throughout nine of the dozen Breeders Crown races at the Meadowlands, considers Saturday's $500,000 final for 3-year-old male pacers integral to a successful weekend. Burke has four horses in the event, led by one of last week's elimination winners, Check Six. Check Six, the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion, has won nine of 19 races this year and earned $801,415. The son of 2008 Breeders Crown champ and Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere, Check Six captured his elimination by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:50.3. He is joined in the final by stablemates Fine Diamond, Fernando Hanover, and Manhattan Beach. "To me that's the most important race for my barn," said Burke, who has won nine Breeders Crown trophies in his career as a trainer and five as an owner. "We've got four of us in there; we need to do well out of that group. I think we can do good there. The horses all seem to be sharp." Check Six will start from post two. Western Fame, the other elimination winner, will leave from post one and Racing Hill, who finished fourth in Check Six's elim but is a multiple-stakes-winner of $1.33 million this season, is in post five. "I love his spot," Burke said. "He was good. It's just that once in a while he throws a dud in, and I'm just hoping it's not this week. But I love his spot. It's a huge spot for him. He has the chance to go over a million dollars. There are so many things he could do for himself and his career by putting in a good performance here." Fernando Hanover, who was second by a nose to Western Fame in his elimination, and third-place finisher Manhattan Beach drew posts eight and nine, respectively, in the 10-horse field. Fine Diamond, who was fifth in Check Six's elim, will start from post four. "The two who drew eight and nine have raced before very well from far back, it's kind of been their style anyhow," Burke said. "When there's not a definite favorite, that's usually when you see more action and movement, and that leads to you being able to race from the back." In other Breeders Crown races, Burke's Hannelore Hanover is the 8-5 morning line favorite in Friday's $250,000 Mare Trot. The field includes three past Breeders Crown champions -- two-time winners Bee A Magician and Shake It Cerry plus defending champion D'One. Joining Hannelore Hanover in the race from the Burke Stable is Classical Annie. Hannelore Hanover has won 15 of 18 starts this year and earned $896,111. She heads to the Breeders Crown off a seventh-place finish against male rivals in the Oct. 15 Yonkers International Trot. She started from post one and went off stride in the first turn. "That was her first start on a half-mile track and maybe the rail was the worst spot for her," Burke said. "She kind of just didn't make the turn. With the rail, you need to make a hard left and she just didn't get it. It doesn't bother me whatsoever. She trained great this week. She moves back to the Meadowlands, which she loves. I expect that she will race well." Southwind Frank is a returning Breeders Crown champion, having won the 2-year-old male trot last year on his way to the division's Dan Patch Award. This year Southwind Frank finished third in his elimination behind Sutton and Marion Marauder, but was beaten by only a head. Bar Hopping won the other elimination for Saturday's $500,000 final. A son of two-time Breeders Crown champion and 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill, Southwind Frank has won six of 13 races this year and earned $1.05 million. He has been beaten by a neck or less in four races, including the Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity, where he suffered a flat tire. "We're back to the drawing board on his gait a little bit, but usually in the final he gets it together and he should be good," Burke said. "I have a good feeling about this week that we can have him ready to go. There are four horses -- him, Sutton, Marion Marauder and Bar Hopping -- that so far are a step above the other ones. We'll see come this week. It's a good group of trotters. "Overall this year has been a disappointment because I really do believe he's the best horse. He wasn't right at the right times and (Marion Marauder) was right at the right times. I'd like to keep working through his problems and at least prove one more time that this horse is a champion and deserves to be considered that." Burke sends three horses into Saturday's $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male pacers -- Miso Fast, Normandy Beach, and Filibuster Hanover. Miso Fast finished second to Huntsville in his elimination and Normandy Beach was second to Downbytheseaside in his elim. Filibuster Hanover finished fifth in Downbytheseaside's race, but Burke is hopeful the Somebeachsomewhere-sired colt can improve starting from post No. 1 in the final. Filibuster Hanover, who is a half-brother to Fernando Hanover and whose family includes Breeders Crown champion Galleria, has won only two of 11 races this year but defeated Huntsville in one and Downbytheseaside in the other. "I know he pulled one of his clown moves the other day trying to go out the third turn at the Meadowlands, but I like him," Burke said, referring to Filibuster Hanover drifting wide around the final turn and falling back to last place before rallying to grab the last qualifying spot for the final. "But he's now got the rail, where we can be very aggressive with him. He was very good at Lexington when we did that. "That horse can pace with any horse I have. He's a fast horse, he's just very inconsistent. I'm just hoping this week he trends the right way. He's in a great spot and I think he really could surprise." Burke also has multiple horses in Saturday's $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters and Friday's $250,000 Mare Pace. What The Hill, another son of Muscle Hill, finished second to world champion Walner in his elimination for the 2-year-old male trot, but has enjoyed success at the Meadowlands, winning this year's New Jersey Sire Stakes championship and Peter Haughton Memorial there. "He was super last week," Burke said. "He came back to the Meadowlands and it seems to be his track. He really likes it. I know Walner, everyone thinks it's a given, but our horse can trot. If we get away in the right spot we'll at least make it a race." Joining What The Hill in the race from the Burke Stable is Snowstorm Hanover, who finished fifth in his elimination, which was won by Sortie. In the Mare Pace, Burke has Sassa Hanover and Skippin By. The 4-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven-sired Sassa Hanover has four wins in 22 races this season, but two of the victories came in her last three starts. Lady Shadow is the 8-5 morning line favorite. "She was super last week and trained out of her mind," Burke said about Sassa Hanover, who has earned $1.06 million in her career. "She's finally starting to show what we thought too. Maybe she just had the 4-year-old blues. I do have a good feeling about her. She really is coming back around. "Lady Shadow is a freak when she's good, but she's not a hundred percent that you can count on her every week. I've got to hope for her to be not as good and I've got to hope for my horse to be better." Rounding out the list of Burke starters in the Breeders Crown are Crazy Wow in Friday's $500,000 Open Trot, All Bets Off in Friday's $421,000 Open Pace, and Rockette in Saturday's $600,000 2-year-old filly pace. For Friday's complete Meadowlands/Breeders Crown card, click here. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 25, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie battled her stablemate, Cowgirl Hall, for more than a quarter mile before edging away to capture Tuesday's harness racing $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her first up after Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World relentlessly pressured Cowgirl Hall, downing her by 1/2 length in 1:54. Whata Donato rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who now boasts $621,467 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. Hall collected four wins on the 14-race card while Jim Pantaleano enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA - Limelight Beach, the 2014 Little Brown Jug winner, held off a determined railshooting Katies Rocker to take the $20,000 featured harness racing conditioned pace Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:51.1. Matt Kakaley left strongly with the gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere but still had to race two-wide to get around Dreams Beachboy at the 26.2 quarter. Limelight Beach posted middle fractions of 55 and 1:22.4, had put away a strong first-over bid by Major Uptrend, and was able to get some separation from Dreams Beachboy, but in midstretch Katies Rocker, who had raced third-inside, shot to the deep Pocono Pike and gained rapidly, with Kakaley urging his charge on and withstanding that one by a half-length, with Theartofconfusion A coming from far back to edge Dreams Beachboy for third. The victory was the third in the last four starts for the lifetime winner of $1,175,699 - he had taken his previous start at Batavia on the Kane Pace undercard, with the feature taken by his Ron Burke stablemate Foiled Again. Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, M1 Stable LLC, and the Wingfield Brothers LLC are the "Superfecta LLC" owners. Rockin Rambaran won his fourth straight race when he took the $18,000 high-end claiming pace by two lengths in 1:51.1 for driver George Napolitano Jr., trainer Richard Banca, and the P T Stable. But "P T," who had claimed the pacer for $25,000 out of his last start, will (at least for now) have to settle for a "$9000 minus a week's training fees" profit from the horse, as he was taken Saturday right back by the Chris Oakes stable. PHHA / Pocono  

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, October 8, 2016 -- Favorites Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $4) and Luminosity (George Brennan, $4.20) were the harness racing names above the moist Saturday night marquee, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. Both did so in down-the-road fashion. Bit of a Legend N, from post position No. 6 in the weekly pacing feature, held off Mach it So (Jason Bartlett) in a two-speed number (:27.2, :56.3, 1:25, 1:52.2). The margin was a neck, with Feel the Need A (Eric Goodell) was a best-of-the-rest third. Melmerby Beach (Dan Dube) and a North American-debuting Ricimer A (Steve Smith) rounded out the payees. For Bit of a Legend N, a 7-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight owned by Harry von Knoblauch and trained by Peter Tritton, it was his 11th win in 23 seasonal starts. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $11, with the triple returning $32.60. The adult-table trot saw pole-sitting Luminosity go the distance (:27.4, :56.4, 1:25.4, 1:55.1), defeating a pocketed Cash Me Out (Tyler Buter) by a head. Crazy About Pat (Stratton) was a rallying third, with Dragin' The Wagon (Eric Abbatiello) and eight-ball-assigned Allerage Star (Dube) settling for the minors. For Luminosity, a 6-year-old Cash Hall gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke and Weaver Bruscemi, he's now 6-for-25 this season. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $7.30, with the triple returning $51. YONKERS’ MONDAY PICK 5 FEATURES $5,000 CARRYOVER A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (Oct. 10) Pick 5 wager begins with a carryover  $5,023.18. The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races 7 through 11 during every racing program. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Saturday evening), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next program. Frank Drucker

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