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Class-Dropping 'Gangster' Wins Big

August 17, 2021:

Three $15,300 races for high-level developing youngsters headed the Tuesday afternoon card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono: two on the trot and one on the on

Kakaley Wins No. 5,000

May 2, 2021:

Driver Matt Kakaley, a “youthful veteran” of the sport at age 33, recorded the 5,000th victory of his still-young career when he got Traffic Jam home first in the fourth race on the Sunday (May 2) card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun on

Hickfromfrenchlick Returns

May 16, 2020:

As harness racing starts to make plans to resume activity around North America, many top Standardbreds from 2019 will be making first appearances of the season at tracks across the on

Hurry Up And Wait

April 21, 2020:

“We’ve gone through a lot of different things, but nothing like this where everywhere’s shut down. We’ve had tracks shut down. We raced through a strike. Never anything like this.” on

Racing Reflections With Matt Kakaley

April 14, 2020:

“When I was a kid, Tom (trainer Tom Audley) would have me go in the bike and I would be out there for a half hour or 40 minutes just going trips. I thought that was the greatest thing ever, to go speed in the race bike with those horses. And he paid me for it, so it was a win-win.” on

Sunday Night With Top Drivers

April 5, 2020:

Sunday evening (April 5), saw another COSA TV episode featuring host Greg Blanchard and three of this generation's most accomplished and respected catch drivers - Yannick Gingras, Matt Kakaley and Tim on

Burke, Kakaley Take Pocono Features

September 10, 2019:

Harness racing’s top trainer/owner combination, trainer Ron Burke and the partnership of Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, teamed with driver Matt Kakaley to sweep the featured races at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono during the Tuesday (Sept. 10) on

Kakaley, Burke Bond For Weiss Opener

April 2, 2019:

Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke combined to take two of the four $15,000 opening preliminaries in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs during the Tuesday, April 2 card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun on

Gingras, Takter Double In Matron

November 8, 2018:

The four Matron Stakes finals for two-year-olds held Thursday (November 8) were bookended by victories featuring one of harness racing's most lethal combinations: trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick on

Rollercoaster Year For Kakaley

October 30, 2018:

“The winner’s circle was a little overwhelming for me, just full of emotion. Coming back, I was just thinking, ‘Man, seven months ago I was on the sidelines not even sure if I was going to be able to drive anymore.’” on

Burke, Kakaley Return For Pocono Wins

October 29, 2018:

Trainer Ron Burke and driver Matt Kakaley, who had a terrific Breeders Crown Championship night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, were right back at the mountain oval on Sunday, Oct. 28 and teamed for three winners including the Cantab Hall gelding Elysium Lindy, who took the $21,500 trotting feature in on

Dominant Performance For Dorsoduro Hanover

October 27, 2018:

They weren’t going to beat Dorsoduro Hanover tonight in the $530,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Pace, not if they went around the Pocono Downs oval on

Percy Bluechip Plays Giant Killer

October 27, 2018:

Percy Bluechip parlayed a ground-saving trip into a 50-1 upset in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace for driver Matt Kakaley, who owes drivers Yannick Gingras and Scott Zeron a dinner date on on

Pocono Grand Slam For Kakaley

September 11, 2018:

Driver Matt Kakaley won four races on the Tuesday, Sept. 11 card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including two of the three $15,000 featured events, one on the trot and two on the pace – with both pacers getting their first victories of the on

Adios To Dorsoduro Hanover

July 28, 2018:

There aren't too many races that have eluded trainer Ron Burke over his past decade of harness racing dominance. Even harder to believe that one of those elusive races was the Delvin Miller Adios, contested at his home track -- The on

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