FORMER New Zealand pacer Robbie Burns made his Delaware debut a winning one at Harrington Raceway yesterday.
Driven by Montrell Teague, Robbie Burns covered the mile in 1:51.2 to capture the $15,000 Open Pace.
Owned by Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker, Barry Spedden and Prestige Stables, Robbie Burns was one of four wins on the card for Teague who joined Victor Kirby with a grand slam.
Trained by co-owner Parker, Robbie Burns was the beneficiary of a pocket trip behind pacesetter Blazing Bobby Sox.
Robbie Burns finished with a flourish in the stretch to prevail from Blazing Bobby Sox and Q’s Cruise.
A son of Live or Die, it was the fifth win of the season for Robbie Burns, which had been competing in New York and Pennsylvania most of the summer after his arrival from New Zealand.
A race earlier, venerable pacer Special T Rocks recorded his 54th win in his 190th start with a 1:52.1 triumph in an $11,000 conditioned pace.
The 10-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding staved off a fierce charge from three-year-old Slick Tony to pick up his second straight win for trainer Joe Hundertpfund and owners Bill Sartin and Mark Salerno.
- MATT SPARACINO