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Burke Aims For Borgata Trio

April 9, 2021:

With two horses already guaranteed spots in the final of the MGM Borgata Series for older male pacers, trainer Ron Burke will look to add a third on Monday (April 12), when Yonkers Raceway hosts the last preliminary round of the six-week event....read on

Round Two Of MGM Borgata Complete

March 22, 2021:

Leonidas A and Hesa Kingslayer N repeated and trainer Ron Burke prevailed with Backstreet Shadow and Rockapelo in Monday night's four $40,000 divisions of the second leg of the MGM Borgata Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway....read on

'Crown' Rematch In Potomac Pace

November 12, 2020:

The first four finishers from the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace – Century Farroh, Bettors Wish, Backstreet Shadow and This Is The Plan – will all meet again for a spectacular rematch Sunday evening (Nov. 15) in the $100,000 Potomac Pace Invitational at Rosecroft....read on

Backstreet Shadow Sharp In Philly

August 30, 2020:

Backstreet Shadow ($3.40) led a training triple for Ron Burke on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 30) at Harrah's Philadelphia with a sharp 1:48.4 score in the featured $20,000 winners-over pacing event....read on

'Backstreet' Best In Roll With Joe

June 21, 2020:

Backstreet Shadow ($10.00) turned in a solid bounce-back effort in the $164,000 Roll With Joe on Sunday (June 21) at Tioga Downs, evading nine rivals — including Bettors Wish — for a coast-to-cost 1:49 score in the Southern Tier's premier pacing event....read on

Still Sharp After COVID-19 Layoff

June 2, 2020:

Bloated qualifying sessions are continuing to take place across North America in advance of the continent's full return to pari-mutuel harness racing. The large majority of horses are easing their way back into racing form, and understandably so. That's why the performance of a particular speedster stood out so much on Tuesday morning (June 2)....read on

Backstreet Shadow Sets Record

March 6, 2020:

The winning streak is now four in a row and counting for OSS graduate Backstreet Shadow, who established a new track record at Dover Downs with his 1:48.1 score in the $50,000 Invitational Handicap....read on

Preferred Triple For Backstreet Shadow

February 27, 2020:

After front-stepping scores in the last two editions of the $32,500 Preferred Handicap at Dover Downs, Tim Tetrick used a come-from-behind approach to capture Thursday’s feature with the Ron Burke speedster....read on

Favourites Rule In Dover Main Events

February 21, 2020:

The betting public hit the nail on the head when it came to placing favourite status in Thursday’s featured events at Dover Downs....read on

Dover Main Event To Backstreet Shadow

February 6, 2020:

After disappointing as the odds-on favourite in last week’s first start off the shelf, Backstreet Shadow went down the road in Thursday’s follow-up assignment in the $32,500 Preferred Handicap for pacers at Dover Downs....read on

Courtly Choice To The Quillen

September 11, 2019:

Top older pacers will battle in the 13th annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial on Monday (Sept. 16) at Harrington Raceway, and Canadian Pacing Derby winner Courtly Choice will be among the entrants....read on

Stars Out For Final Northeast Prelims

August 29, 2019:

The Great Northeast Open Series hosts its final 2019 preliminaries this weekend, with $30,000 events at both The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia....read on

Five Straight For Backstreet Shadow

August 25, 2019:

Since arriving in the Ron Burke stable in early July, Backstreet Shadow has been on an absolute tear. The four-year-old Shadow Play gelding ran his winning streak to five with a measured 1:49.1 victory in Sunday afternoon's (Aug. 25) $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series pacing event at Harrah's Philadelphia, which was also his first appearance at the riverside track....read on

Backstreet Shadow Seeks Fifth Straight

August 24, 2019:

Backstreet Shadow, undefeated in four starts since joining the powerful Burke Brigade, is the 2-1 favourite from post two for driver Tim Tetrick in a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) event for fast-class pacers Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia....read on

Backstreet Shadow Barrels Over Pocono

August 18, 2019:

Overcoming a sloppy track, a first-over move and very tough opposition, the four-year-old Shadow Play gelding Backstreet Shadow showed speed and gameness in taking a $30,000 Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) event for fast-class pacing horses in 1:49.2....read on


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