01/22/2014 10:36PM

Meadowlands: Time To Quit scores in Super Bowl final

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Time To Quit has won all of her starts since moving into the Ron Burke barn.

With all due respect to the National Football League, the Super Bowl actual comes to the Meadowlands every winter in the form of a trotting series for horses which have yet to win two races or $30,000 lifetime. In 2014, the three leg series belonged to Time To Quit, who scored in the $46,500 final on Wednesday night at the East Rutherford oval.

After Home Turf assumed the early lead from Donatella Hanover, Time To Quit was asked for speed by driver Yannick Gingras. The duo quickly made the front between the 28 4/5 quarter and 57 2/5 half mile markers.

With Time To Quit in command, Clementine Dream was able to sneak into the pocket when Home Turf broke stride. Those two lined up past three quarters in 1:26 1/5 as Ray Hall continued a long uncovered bid that began around the quarter.

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In the stretch, Time To Quit proved too tough and left the trio of Clementine Dream, Sixteen Mikes and Ray Hall to battle for the exotic spots. He would win by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:55 1/5 while the others were separated by just a neck finishing in the previously listed order.

The Ron Burke trained Time To Quit ($4.60) is perfect in four starts since moving to the ownership group of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Phillip Collura. The gelded 4-year-old has earned $37,000 in 2014.

Thanks to a 95-1 upset by Delco Willobee in race two, there will be an $18,000 plus carryover in the pick five when the track resumes live racing following the Super Bowl on February 6.