By Evan Pattak For The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association “Horsemen Helping Horsemen”

Sharp off a nine-week layoff, Tequila Talkin roared from the pocket through the final turn, wore down the leader, Emerald’s Legacy, and captured Thursday’s $21,200 Open Trot at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

Tequila Talkin grabbed the early lead but released Emerald’s Legacy, who had to duel three wide to get there. Tequila Talkin continued to stalk from the pocket until Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. cut him loose. The 9-year-old Cantab Hall-Margarita Nights gelding needed the entire stretch to do it, but he got by the game Emerald’s Legacy to triumph in 1:52.2. The ground-saving Double Account finished second, 3/4 lengths back, while Emerald’s Legacy saved show.

Ron Burke trains Tequila Talkin, who now has won 54 races and $598,951 lifetime, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Wrenn collected five wins on the 13-race card, including four for Burke.

Friday’s program at The Meadows features the 50th edition of the $52,355 Currier & Ives Filly Division for 3-year-old trotters. On the wagering front, the card offers a $1,377.01 in the Early Pentafecta (race 4). First post is 5:10 PM.

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of approximately 700 Standardbred trainers, drivers, caretakers and owners at The Meadows. In addition to providing horses to race at The Meadows, MSOA administers such member-centric services as health insurance and retirement programs for horsemen and horsewomen.


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