WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 26, 2014 -- The career-long frustration of Mal's Gal ended Wednesday at The Meadows. In her 72nd lifetime start, Mal's Gal captured her maiden victory for James Calvin Dodson and owner/trainer Ron Lineweaver.
Most horses with lengthy records of futility are dismissed as "professional maidens," but Mal's Gal has been earning her keep. In those 71 winless outings, she finished second or third 34 times and banked $41,557. In Wednesday's triumph, the 5-year-old trotting daughter of-Maddie Hanover brushed wide in the lane to score in 2:02.4.
Daylon Miracle took the feature, a $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, with a relentless first-over move that enabled her to wear down Magic Wheel and defeat her by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:55.2. Vixy was a ground-saving third.
drove the 5-year-old daughter of -Daylon Marvel for owner/trainer . It was the second straight victory for Daylon Miracle and extended her career bankroll to $276,503.
drove three winners on the 15-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday, first post 6:55 PM.
By Evan Pattak, for the Meadows