Day At The Track

Opening day feature at The Meadows

03:44 PM 05 Jan 2016 NZDT
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Set Me Up
Set Me Up seen here winning at Yonkers
Jelena Gerga Photo

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 4, 2016 -- Set Me Up captured Monday's opening-day harness racing feature at The Meadows when she outdueled Hidden Land in the stretch and took the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.

The 2-5 favorite, Set Me Up was on an easy lead with Hidden Land fifth and facing a seemingly futile first-over bid. Indeed, Hidden Land made that move and drew even past the three-quarters. But Set Me Up had just enough to defeat the game challenger for Dave Palone by a head in 1:54.3. Coffee Addict rallied for show.

Ron Burke trains Set Me Up, a 7-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Moccasin Flight who boosted her career bankroll to $349,380, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Jim Pantaleano and Palone each piloted four winners on the 15-race card while Burke enjoyed a triple.

Throughout January, The Meadows will offer Standardbred and Thoroughbred handicapping contests, both on track and at its Harmar location, for Racing Player Rewards members. The Meadows Racing Handicapping contest occurs each Wednesday. Entry is free, with the winner at each location earning 40,000 points and the overall winner collecting an additional 20,000 bonus points.

The Road to Louisville Thoroughbred handicapping contests, each featuring a Kentucky Derby prep, are set for Saturdays beginning Jan. 9 with the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Entry fee is $5. Each location winner receives all entry fees collected plus 20,000 points while the overall winner receives an additional 20,000 bonus points.

For more information or to enter, visit the retail counter at either location.

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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