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Champion ready for Classic

May 27, 2004
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Ontario Sire Stakes standout Burning Point is the sport's newest millionaire, having gone past the milestone mark with her victory in an Open Pace at Mohawk Racetrack last Friday night (May 21).



Burning Point was a 22-time winner in 29 starts last year at three, but it wasn't until she closed out her stellar campaign with victories in the Breeders Crown and Matron Stakes that she firmly catapulted herself to the top of her division. Primarily trained by Linda Wallis and driven by her husband, Kevin, Burning Point went on to year-end honors as the Dan Patch Award winner.



Owned by Ken Solomon and Shelby Novick's Cuzzins Stable, Burning Point was sent to New Jersey-based trainer Steve Elliott late last year and the now 4-year-old mare remains in that conditioner's barn. She has made eight starts this year with three victories and appears back at the top of her game. Before her 1:52 score last weekend she was nosed out in 1:50 flat in a Classic Series leg at the Meadowlands to Carolina Sunshine.



George Brennan directed Burning Point in her first seven starts this year with Jack Moiseyev climbing into the sulky for her most recent effort. But in Saturday niight's (May 29) third leg of the Classic Series at Mohawk, Kevin Wallis has been reunited with the gal that took him to so many victories last year.



"I am very excited to be reunited with Burning Point again," Wallis told The Horseman. "I'll probably race her in her Canadian starts this year."



Burning Point will have her work cut out for her in the Classic leg as she will take on the likes of 2002 Horse of the Year Bunny Lake, 2002 Jugette winner Always Cam, and the richest pacing mare of all-time, Eternal Camnation.
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