Summertime Lea Ties the Track Record at Buffalo

2_Summertime_Lea_Jim_Morrill_Jr..JPGHamburg, NY--- Summertime Lea, a two-year old Lislea filly out of the Life Sign mare Donna Summer, won the $42,111 first division of the NYSS, for two-year-old pacing Fillies, in 1:56.3, which ties the track record, set last year by Silk Purse.


“She had plenty left, that’s for sure”, said winning driver Jim Morrill Jr., who had the natural hat trick winning all three Sire Stakes races in a row. “If anything, she tries too hard. This is a really nice filly, who knows how to win”.


It was the third NYSS win in a row for Summertime Lea ($2.30), who is trained by Ron Burke, for owners Burke Racing Stables, Weaver, Brucemi, Baldachino, and Smith.


The other Sire Stakes winners were, Hit The Curb, who won her first lifetime start in 1:57.1, for trainer Mark Harder, and Brussels Hanover, who closed strong in :28.1 last quarter, en route to a 1:57 mile for trainer Joe Hundertpfund, Jr.


Buffalo Raceway would like to thank all its loyal customers for a great season. See you in January 2013.


Sam Pendolino..........Publicity Director/Public Relations


Photos by Paul White