Wednesday’s (Jan. 22) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows and Buffalo Raceway.
Run And Tell Pap repeats in Meadows feature
Washington, PA --- Run And Tell Pap overcame post eight with a quick burst to the lead and rolled on to his second straight victory in Wednesday’s $24,800 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Once on the front, Run And Tell Pap withstood the first-over challenge of Trustworthy Kid and scored for Dave Palone in 1:57.3 over a “good” surface. The pocket-sitting TSM Photo Bugger was second, 1-1/2 lengths back, while Austin’s Jon Jon rallied for show.
Ron Burke trains Run And Tell Pap, a 7-year-old High Falls-Adele’s Jade gelding who extended his career bankroll to $442,921 for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and M1 Stable.
Palone drove four winners -- three for Burke -- on the 16-race card.
With a pair of victories, Brian Zendt vaulted over $20 million in career purses.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Thursday, with the first of 16 at 12:55 p.m.
-- Evan Pattak
Since arriving in Western New York at the end of October, Artsy Princess has been knocking at the door for a victory with four second place finishes in her six local appearances. But on a frigid Wednesday evening in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway, Artsy Princess was no longer camera shy as she scored a half-length victory over You're Too Funny in 2:00.4 over the "good" track. Driven by Shawn McDonough, Artsy Princess ($13.00) went three-wide down the homestretch and used a :29.1 final quarter to collar You're Too Funny (Jack Flanigen) while Ahlbback Yankee (Mike Micallef) held on for third place. High Speed Life (Ray Fisher, Jr.) had set the fractions of :30.4, 1:00.3 and 1:31 after starting from the outside but called it a night as the field turned for home. Artsy Princess was helped out in the field of seven as Right On Ram and Red Star Fiona both broke stride before the mares hit the backstretch for the first time. Owned by the Empowered Racing Stable and trained by Carl Smith, it was the 12th career victory for Artsy Princess (Western Hanover-Clouding Over) and moved the 6-year-old mare's career earnings to $251,749.