Players hammer $97,000 Meadows Pick 5 pool

12:03 PM 13 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Victory Is Coming, harness racing
Victory Is Coming in a previous win

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 12, 2014 -- Fueled by a four-day carryover, The Meadows Pick 5 pool topped out at $96,768.71 before players hammered Wednesday's wager.

Each of Wednesday's Pick 5 legs produced a heavily supported winner -- longest price was 2.90-1 -- resulting in 113 winning tickets (assuming all tickets were played for 50 cents). Still, with a payoff of $855.75 for a winning 50-cent ticket, the event was exciting and rewarding for those who participated.

In Wednesday's feature, an $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot, Victory Is Coming sat patiently in the pocket, then shot the Lightning Lane for Mike Wilder to defeat the tiring leader, Magic Wheel, by 1/2 length in 1:55. Princess Pablano was third.

Ammon Hershberger trains Victory Is Coming, a 7-year-old daughter of Victory Sam-Norse Comer who has won 42 races and $446,110 in her career, for Betty Shaw and John Red Shaw.

Dave Palone and Wilder each drove four winners on the 15-race card.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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