Ontario- Sired, Art N Music, swept the $27,100 Walter Russell Memorial Pace at the Meadows. Art N Music was a non-factor early in his career; in fact, he didn’t have a purse start at all at two and three. He joined the Ron Burke stable in February and now has ripped off three wins and a close-up second for Burke and his new owners, Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
The Art Colony-Keystone Musical gelding retook the lead at the quarter pole for Dave Palone and cruised home in a career-fastest 1:52.4, two and three-quarter lengths better than the rallying Town Speaker. Dare You earned show.
“Every week Ronnie’s had him a little better than the week before. The way he keeps improving, next week, I’m pretty sure you could win with him,” Palone joked with a reporter. “I think he’ll be an Open/Invitational-type horse down the road. He’s very easy to drive, and every time you ask on him, he goes.”