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Medusa becomes a millionaire

11:24 AM 06 Nov 2019 NZDT
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Medusa and connections in winner's circle after she surpassed $1 million in earnings
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WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 5, 2019 -- Medusa became harness racing's newest millionaire when she finished second in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Her check lifted her career bankroll to $1,004,178. Tony Hall was aboard for the milestone trip for trainer Randy Bendis, who owns the 8-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical with Pollack Racing LLC.

Fast, rugged and durable, Medusa was unraced at 2 and 3 but made up for lost time in her initial -- and best -- campaign, when she banked $246,691.

Medusa led until deep stretch in Tuesday's feature but was outkicked in the Lightning Lane by the pocket-sitting Amelias Courage A, who knifed through the slop to down Medusa by 3/4 lengths in 1:53 for Dan Rawlings. It was the first win in three domestic starts since trainer Richard Perfido imported the 5-year-old daughter of Courage Under Fire-American Dream for Thomas Mattingly. Camera Lady completed the ticket.

Rawlings fashioned a triple on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the program features a $22,748.49 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post for the 13-race card is 1:05 PM.

By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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