Kakaley and Burke Sweep Hudson River Series at Pocono


April 21, 2013
The combination of driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke hooked up to sweep both divisions of the Hudson River Pacing series for four and five-year-old pacers on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The races, which each held a purse of $18,000, were the second leg of the series which begun last week at the Meadowlands.
In the first division, Take It Back Terry (Western Terror-Second Symphony) used a pocket trip and a strong stretch drive to pick up a win in a career-best 1:50, snapping a string of three straight second-place finishes for his first victory of the season. Holdingallthecards finished second while JJ Shark picked up the show.
Kakaley and Burke were at it again in the second split as Visible Gold led at every pole for the victory in 1:50:2, giving the 5-year-old gelding wins in his last eight races, a stretch which includes the first two legs of the Hudson Series. Ideal Champ trailed him all the way around for the place while Yo Cheyenne Rocky finished third.