Delaware County Fair

September 16-23, 2023

Delaware County Fair

September 17-24, 2022

Burke Trainees Headline Opening Day Card at the Delaware County Fair

by Jay Wolf (J.J. Zamaiko photo)

A quartet of Ron Burke trained pacers will take center stage in the $134,370 Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old fillies in opening day action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 19.

In the first $67,185 division, the undefeated Sea Silk (Chris Page) will look to extend her winning streak to eight straight.

In her last start, the $300,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final at MGM Northfield Park on September 5, the daughter of Downbythseaside overcame the outside post #8 and cruised to a three-length win in a world record time of 1:51 2/5.

Sea Silk, a $47,000 Downbytheseaside yearling purchase, now has earned $340,000 for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Knox Services and the Hatfield Stables.

As a result of her previous performances, the racing officials at the Delaware County Fair have limited the wagering to ‘win only’ in the 6th race.

Stablemate Dragon Lady (Aaron Merriman) has been made the second morning line betting choice by virtue of her 1-5-1 record in her seven career starts.

The Fear The Dragon lass has picked up $105,500 for her owners, Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, W. Donovan and Let It Ride Stables.

The second division will feature Cape Code Hanover (Chris Page) and Spitting Image (Mike Wilder). Cape Cod Hanover finished second to Sea Silk in the OSS Final and drew the rail in the OBC event.

Cape Cod Hanover has won five of seven starts on the season and has bankrolled $180,550 for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Rich Lombardo Racing and RAS Racing.

Leaving from post #6, Spitting Image will be the longest shot of the Burke trainees.

The homebred is winless on the season, but has five second and third place finishes, picking up $28,200 in seven seasonal starts.

Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi share ownership in the Yankee Cruiser filly.

Sunday’s action will also feature the $18,900 Ohio Breeder’s Championship for aged pacers, three divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series three-year-old colt trot and a pair of BSS divisions of the three-year-old filly trot.

Free past performance pages for Sunday’s races are available at The 18-race card will go postward at 1:00 PM.

Photo: Sea Silk and Chris Page establish a new world record of 1:51 2/5 in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stake Final on September 5th at MGM Northfield Park (J.J. Zamaiko Photo)