Lunar Lands In Winner's Circle After Open Upset

Lunar winning at The Meadows
Published: February 9, 2024 07:00 pm EST

Lunar explored the landscape on the front end and found nary a crater as he pulled of an 11-1 upset in the $25,946 Open Handicap Pace on Friday, Feb. 9 at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

Hunter Myers sent Lunar to the top from post four. Once there, the six-year-old Sweet Lou-Crescent City gelding easily turned back the late challenge from the pocket-sitting Duval Street and downed him by a length in 1:51.2. Sandbetweenmytoes was a ground-saving third.

Michael Burke trains Lunar, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $122,561, for Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services Inc. and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby.

Myers collected four wins on the 13-race card while Dave Palone and trainer Brandon Presto each enjoyed a triple.

Live harness racing at The Meadows resumes on Wednesday, with first post at 12:45 p.m.

(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)