Even by his lofty standards, Friday (Nov. 4) at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows was a remarkable day for trainer Ron Burke: seven wins, including a sweep of the day’s $15,400 co-features with Seeyou At Thebeach and In Rock We Trust. Burke lost only one race in which his horse or horses went to post.
Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. piloted five of Burke’s winners while Dave Palone steered the other two. Wrenn and Palone finished the 13-race card with six wins and three wins, respectively.
Seeyou At Thebeach moved powerfully first up from third to pass his stablemate, Market Based, in deep stretch and down him by a head in a career-best 1:49.4. Chief Mate shot the Lightning Lane for show. Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva – Purnel & Libby and Kitefield Stable campaign the five-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Persistent gelding, who now boasts a career bankroll of $322,948.
In Rock We Trust was forced to go three wide for the early lead by his stablemate, Youmakemyheartsing, and had just enough to hold off the late rally of Cliffhanger, edging him by a head in 1:52.2. Youmakemyheartsing saved show.
Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC own In Rock We Trust, an eight-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven-Sweet Lady Lee gelding who triumphed for the ninth time this year and boosted his lifetime earnings to $214,745.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday when the Jackpot Super Hi-5 and the Jackpot Pick 5 will be suspended in anticipation of mandatory payouts on Friday, Nov. 11. That program will feature a carryover of $22,949 in the final-race Jackpot Super Hi-5 and a carryover of $14,223.54 in the Jackpot Pick 5 (Race 4). First post Tuesday through Friday is 12:45 p.m.