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Eugene Kurzrok Passes

April 18, 2018:

Eugene Kurzrok, 81, managing partner of Our Horse Cents Stable and Stable 45, and an owner of several champions including Mission Brief, Southwind Frank, What The Hill, Obrigado and Golden Receiver, passed away on Monday (April 16) after a brief illness....read on

Mission Brief Retired, Sold

February 22, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that world champion trotting mare Mission Brief has been retired and sold....read on

Hannelore Hanover Vs. Mission Brief?

February 5, 2017:

While 2015 O'Brien Award-winning trotting filly Mission Brief skipped her four-year-old season due to injury, Hannelore Hanover stepped up to fill the void for the Ron Burke Stable and exceeded expectations en route to being named Canada's 2016 Older Trotting Mare of the Year....read on

Burke Talks Glaucine & More

April 24, 2016:

A recent interview with Ron Burke offers his comments on the positive tests that surfaced concerning horses trained by his stable and others earlier this year in New York state....read on

Mission Brief Injured; Shut Down

April 4, 2016:

The connections of Mission Brief have announced that the star four-year-old trotting mare will not race this season due to injury....read on

Burke On Trotting Filly Rivalry

February 19, 2016:

The race for the Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year title went right down to the wire, and in a photo finish, Mission Brief edged out rival Wild Honey by a nose at the 2015 O'Brien Awards....read on

2015 O'Brien Winners Announced

February 13, 2016:

On Saturday, February 13, Standardbred Canada announced harness racing’s national champions at the 2015 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Mission Brief Lands NJ Honour

December 21, 2015:

Trotting filly Mission Brief has been named the winner of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Trophy as New Jersey Standardbred of the Year for 2015....read on

2015 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 21, 2015:

On Monday, December 21, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2015 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Dan Patch Trotters Unveiled

December 15, 2015:

Bee A Magician, Mission Brief, and Pinkman added to their respective Dan Patch Award totals Tuesday (December 15) when divisional honours for trotters were announced by the U.S. Harness Writers Association....read on

More Accolades For Mission Brief

December 1, 2015:

December means year-end awards season is upon us, and talented trotter Mission Brief has just added some more hardware to her owners' already-crowded trophy case....read on

Bettors Edge Upsets In TVG Final

November 21, 2015:

Meadowlands Racetrack hosted six Grand Circuit stakes on an action-packed Saturday night, which wrapped up with Bettors Edge pulling off an upset victory in the TVG Pacing Championship....read on

World Record For Mission Brief

November 12, 2015:

After a disastrous result in last month’s Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, Mission Brief bounced back and destroyed the world record for her age, sex and gait in the Matron Stake final at Dover Downs....read on

Burke On His Thursday Matron Fleet

November 11, 2015:

Trainer Ron Burke has spent some time and discussed his fleet of starters that will face the gate this Thursday (November 12) in multiple divisions of the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs....read on

Hoping History Doesn't Repeat

October 23, 2015:

The last time the Breeders Crown was held at Woodbine Racetrack in 2012, the Ron Burke stable sent out 11 starters. While that number might not be surprising, the numbers of winners on that card certainly isn't what most would expect....read on


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