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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) card....read 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 Pocono....read 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 Gingras....read 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.’”...read 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 1:54....read 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 again....read 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 him....read 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 year....read 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 Meadows....read on

Pacing Frosh Converge On Yonkers

June 26, 2018:

New York Sire Stakes action continued downstate on Tuesday night (June 26), as Yonkers Raceway hosted the $158,000 Jim Meagher Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings....read on

Kakaley Comments On His Return

May 15, 2018:

“I can’t wait. I really can’t wait. It’s been a tough couple months, but I’m feeling good now and I’m itching to get back. Seeing my name on the entries, it was a good feeling.”...read on

Update On Matt Kakaley

March 15, 2018:

Matt Kakaley is recovering from surgery that was necessary after having been involved in a racing accident on Tuesday (March 13) at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Kakaley, Marohn Jr. In Yonkers Accident

March 13, 2018:

Drivers Matt Kakaley and Jim Marohn Jr. were involved in an accident during Yonkers Raceway’s 10th race Tuesday, March 13....read on

Snowstorm Hanover Wins Kentucky Futurity

October 8, 2017:

Dispatched as the 5-1 fourth choice in the second heat after a strong runner-up performance behind International Moni in the first heat, Snowstorm Hanover ($13.60) proved a gutsy winner in the $420,000 final of the 125th Kentucky Futurity on Sunday afternoon (October 8) at the Red Mile, parrying a late bid from Devious Man after stalking a contested middle half....read on

Pasithea Face S Sets Dayton Record, Rockin Ron Rallies For Derby Win

September 29, 2017:

Pasithea Face S dominated in Friday evening's first Grand Circuit event at Dayton, the $167,000 Dayton Trotting Derby, with a 1:53 track record performance before the late-closing Rockin Ron stole the show in the $140,000 Dayton Pacing Derby....read on


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