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WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 26, 2016 -- Scented Roses captured her fourth straight victory Tuesday at The Meadows when she scored easily in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Scented Roses retook the lead for Dave Palone past the quarter and widened her margin late, prevailing by 1-1/4 lengths over Whata Donato in 1:56.2 on a "good" surface. Boo's Party Girl rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Scented Roses, a 4-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall-Scent Of A Woman who extended her career bankroll to $139,014, for Burke Racing Stable. It was one of six wins on the 15-race card for Palone. Burke, harness racing's leading trainer for many years, enjoyed a rare win in the sulky -- in only his second drive of the year at The Meadows -- when he steered first-time starter Rugged Wear to victory. Burke and his mother, Sylvia, bred and own the 4-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser-Hip Huggers. 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 features a Kentucky Derby prep. Featured race Saturday, Jan. 30, is the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park. 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. Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 18, 2016 — Set Me Up enjoyed a pocket trip, then poured through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Sent off the 6-5 favorite, Set Me Up grabbed the early lead for Dave Palone but released Hidden Land approaching the quarter. The 7-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Moccasin Flight was fresher in the lane, downing Hidden Land by 1/2 length in 1:54 over a “good” surface. Spreester rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Set Me Up, who triumphed for the third time in her last five starts and extended her career bankroll to $364,380, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Eric Ledford and Palone each piloted three winners on the 15-race card. THE MEADOWS TUESDAY CARD FEATURES PAIR OF $5K POOL GUARANTEES WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 18, 2016 -- On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the live card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will feature two total-pool guarantees -- a $5,000 guarantee for the Pick 5 and a $5,000 guarantee for the Pick 4. Both are offered as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While The Meadows offers a $5,000 Pick 4 guarantee each card, the track added the "instant" Pick 5 guarantee after Monday's Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a two-day carryover of $1,648.84. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 11-15) is 50 cents. Since Pennsylvania law requires a minimum per-race wager of $2, a player wagering at the 50-cent level must bet at least four tickets. First post for Tuesday's program is 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 5, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie saved ground until the final turn, then swooped the field wide from last to score a 15-1 harness racing upset in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dave Palone was content to keep Unefoisdansmavie along the cones while others attacked the leader, Mistress Valentine. But when Palone angled the 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World to the center of the track for clearance, she powered by all five of her rivals to triumph in 1:54.4. Bessie was a length back in second with Whata Donato a rallying third. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who now boasts $551,712 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. Palone collected four wins and Eric Goodell three on the 15-race card. 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

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

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 16, 2015 -- Dave Palone, harness racing's "winningest" driver, padded his lead over the sport's reinsmen Wednesday at The Meadows when he collected seven wins on the 15-race program. Palone drove a pair of winners for trainer Ron Burke and one each for trainers Rod Bolon, Brent Davis, Kelly O'Donnell, Norm Parker and Brandon Presto. In Tuesday's feature, the $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace, Macharoundtheclock added blinkers and rolled to a front-end victory in 1:52.4 for Mike Wilder, trainer Tim Twaddle and owner Birnam Wood Farms. Jaded Dream rallied for second, a length back, with Misssomebeach Blue third. The 5-year-old homebred daughter of Mach Three-Summers Soul extended her career bankroll to $494,873. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday, with an appearance expected by that Jolly Old Railbird himself, Santa Claus. First post is 6:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 15, 2015 -- Set Me Up, a newcomer to The Meadows, found the track to her liking Tuesday as she zipped to the lead and scored handily in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. Set Me Up had been competing at Yonkers, Pocono and Harrah's Philly, where she showed a penchant for the front end. Dave Palone obliged her, giving her a comfortable 56.4 first half. The 6-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Moccasin Flight easily held off the late challenge of the pocket-sitting Coffee Addict, defeating her by a length in 1:52.3. Do Me Honor finished third. Ron Burke trains Set Me Up, who extended her career bankroll to $333,180, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano, trainer Norm Parker and Palone each enjoyed a three-bagger on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 20, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan continued his outstanding 2015 season Friday at The Meadows, capturing the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace for his 17th victory in 31 starts this year. Atta Boy Dan was pushed by the parked-out Cammikey to a demanding 26.2 opening panel. But when Dave Palone gave the 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding a 29 second-quarter breather, he had plenty left to discourage challengers. Atta Boy Dan scored in 1:50.2, 2-1/4 lengths better than the first-over Unlocked, with Dew N Doughnuts a rallying third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who now boasts $447,592 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano collected four wins and Eric Goodell three on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 18, 2015 -- Lady's Dude took the field through a swift three-quarters but had enough left to thwart challengers inside and outside as he captured Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in 1:53.2, matching his career best. Lady's Dude zipped to the lead from post 7 and rolled through snappy fractions of 27.1/56.3/1:24.2 but then had to deal with Classicality on the outside and Tall Cotton shooting the Lightning Lane. Under Dave Palone's urging, the 4-year-old Victory Sam-Lady's Star gelding found another gear and held off Classicality by 1/2 length, with Tall Cotton third. Ron Burke trains Lady's Dude, who won for the fifth time in his last seven starts and extended his career bankroll to $264,962, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Johnny Yoder. Jim Pantaleano and Mike Wilder each piloted three winners on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 16, 2015 -- The lone 3-year-old in the field, Barn Girl took it to her elders Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Barn Girl quarter-poled to the lead for Dave Palone but was under serious siege around the final turn. The daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie found another gear, clicking off the final quarter in 28.1 to score in 1:55.1. Mistress Valentine was 3/4 lengths back in second, with Whata Donato third. Ron Burke trains Barn Girl, who extended her career bankroll to $217,716, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phil Collura. Tony Hall collected four wins and Palone three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 13, 2015 -- Allbeef N Nobull waited patiently for the Lightning Lane, then poured through for Dave Palone to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. While Sam Hill and the first-over Southern Allie battled for the lead from the three-quarters on, Allbeef N Nobull saved ground and energy in the pocket. The son of McArdle-She Likes It All, the lone 3-year-old in the field of accomplished veterans, found the Lightning Lane in time to nip Sam Hill by a nose in 1:52.3, with Southern Allie third. Ron Burke trains Allbeef N Nobull, who extended his career bankroll to $197,507, for Burke Racing Stable, Donald Emond, Howard Taylor and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Mike Wilder collected four victories on the 15-race card while Tony Hall and trainers Randy Bendis and Norm Parker each fashioned a triple. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 11, 2015 -- Lady's Dude quarter-poled to the front for Dave Palone and had just enough late lick to hold off the hard-charging Rompaway Galaxy and capture Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Lady's Dude thwarted the first-over challenge of Monte Cristo Spur as well as the Lightning Lane bid of Classicality. The 4-year-old Victory Sam-Lady's Star gelding found the wire just in time to edge Rompaway Galaxy by a nose in 1:54.3 over a "good" surface. Classicality was a close-up third. Ron Burke trains Lady's Dude, who now boasts $254,962 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Johnny Yoder. Mike Wilder piloted four winners on the 15-race card while Jim Pantaleano and Palone each enjoyed a triple. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows  

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 25, 2015 -- Competing at The Meadows for the first time since Aug. 1, Atta Boy Dan showed his customary fondness for his home track as he survived a wicked 26.3 opening panel and captured Friday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace. Atta Boy Dan's travels took him to Harrah's Philadelphia, Scioto Downs and Charlottetown, where he finished second in the final of the Gold Cup and Saucer. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding was as sharp as usual at The Meadows, winning a three-ply battle for the early lead and rolling home in 1:50.1 for Dave Palone. Long shot Dealin Dan shot the Lightning Lane for second, 2-1/4 lengths back, with Mattamerican third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who now boasts $410,192 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners and Mike Wilder three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Monte Cristo Spur collected his third win in the last four starts — a 10-1 upset, no less — when he roared through the lane and captured Monday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows.   With Major Athens fronting the field through a swift 1:23.4 three quarters, trainer/driver Dick Stillings was content to keep Monte Cristo Spur in fourth along the pylons. Stillings showed him racetrack around the final turn, and the 4-year-old son of Cantab Hall-Sweet Gabriella found another gear and rolled home in 1:53.4, a head better than the rallying Hot Type. Tall Cotton earned show. Richard Davis campaigns Monte Cristo Spur, who extended his career bankroll to $175,516.   Dave Palone piloted three winners on the 14-race card. Evan Pattak

Cowgirl Hall lulled the field with a sleepy 57.4 opening half, then sprinted home to collect her fifth consecutive victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows. Once Cowgirl Hall put together opening panels of 28/57.4 for Dave Palone, she was uncatchable -- even by the pocket-sitting Tamarind, who fell 3/4 lengths short. Tall Cotton rallied from last for show. The winning time was 1:54. Ron Burke trains Cowgirl Hall, a 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall who triumphed for the 25th time over the past two seasons and extended her career bankroll to $781,428, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and Michael Rosenthal. It was one of Palone's five wins -- including three for Burke -- on the 14-race card. Evan Pattak                  

After three straight wins against fillies and mares, Cowgirl Hall took on the boys in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows -- and she showed them her heels. The 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall stalked Major Athens from the pocket, then blew by for Dave Palone in the Lightning Lane to score handily in 1:53.2. Tall Cotton, the winner's stablemate, rallied from last for second, 2-1/2 lengths back, while Major Athens saved show. Ron Burke trains Cowgirl Hall, who won for the 24th time over the past two seasons and extended her career bankroll to $772,428, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and Michael Rosenthal. Palone piloted four winners -- three for Burke -- on the 14-race card. Evan Pattak              

Racing at her fourth different track in as many starts, Show Runner had little trouble adjusting to The Meadows as she rolled to an easy front-end victory in Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Show Runner performed recently at Running Aces, the Meadowlands and Harrah's Philadelphia, finishing first or second on each occasion. She extended that streak Wednesday, zipping to the lead for Tony Hall and scoring in 1:51.2. The pocket-sitting Stucklikeglue was 2 lengths back in second, with Macharoundtheclock third. Mike Watson trains Show Runner, a 5-year-old daughter of Little Steven-Peace Runner who boosted her career bankroll to $257,850, for A Piece Of The Action LLC. Dave Palone collected seven victories, including three for trainer Ron Burke, on the 14-race card -- nothing unusual there for harness racing's "winningest" driver. But the payoffs on those winners were surprising. While Palone's horses usually are heavily supported at the windows, his seven Wednesday winners returned a combined $64.60 to win. That's an average of just less than $9.23 per winner -- the equivalent of 7-2 odds. Friday's program at The Meadows features a pair of stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers: a $183,616 Pennsylvania Sires Stake and a $60,000 PA Stallion Series event. First post is 6:55 PM. Evan Pattak

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