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Set Me Up followed live cover into the final turn, then blazed through the lane to capture Monday's $22,500 harness racing filly & mare Preferred Handicap Pace -- her second straight victory -- at The Meadows. A longtime top performer at The Meadows, Set Me Up dropped into a conditioned event to collect last week's win. She was sharp in the top distaff pace Monday, following the first-over cover of Coffee Addict before Dave Palone sent her wide through the stretch. She prevailed in 1:51.4, edging the rallying Spreester by a nose, while Medusa shot the Lightning Lane for show. Ron Burke trains Set Me Up, a 7-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Moccasin Flight who now boasts $435,255 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

More Dragon survived a demanding first quarter and rolled on to a convincing victory in Saturday's $32,500 championship of the Atta Boy Dan Pace for harness racing 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. More Dragon was parked throughout a 27.2 opening panel before clearing to the lead. Winning driver Dave Palone said he wasn't overly concerned about the potential impact of that swift quarter. "We were just looking for everybody to get settled," Palone said. "It was just a matter of everybody finding a spot and then moving him to the front. He responded really strong through the wire." Once on top, More Dragon easily parried the first-over thrust of Trelane to score in 1:54.1, 2-1/2 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Arthur Pendragon. Rip This Joint was third. Palone indicated More Dragon, who's fresh enough with only three starts this year, may turn out to be a top performer. "I think he's a pretty good colt," Palone said. "I know they'll be out there in 1:49 miles, but he's been well within himself. I've seen these kinds of horses move to other tracks and shade 1:50. He has a terrific attitude. The only knock on him is he's a little fella, but he takes great big steps, and he has a good way of doing it." Ron Burke trains More Dragon, a Dragon Again-Liscaramore gelding, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Knox Services and David Wills. In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Dew N Doughnuts was able to slip by three horses in an early jackpot and prevail in 1:52.2. The trouble began when both Seventh Secret and Unlocked broke stride while trying for the lead, placing Sam Hill in a precarious position behind them. Aaron Merriman kept Sam Hill clear of the rest of the field, enabling Dew N Doughnuts and Tony Hall to ease through safely along the pylons. The 6-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration defeated the rallying Easy Again by a length, with the first-over Cammikey third. Norm Parker conditions Dew N Doughnuts, who now boasts $314,274 in lifetime earnings, for Tom Klosky, Jr. Palone piloted five winners and Mike Wilder four on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 16, 2016 -- Harness driver and Hall of Famer DavePalone collected seven wins on the Saturday race program at The Meadows -- four for trainer Ron Burke -- while Mike Wilder enjoyed a four-bagger on the 15-race card. Arthur Pendragon captured his second straight series win in Saturday's second leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4. More Dragon took the other $17,500 second-leg split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings, prevailing in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone. The two will square off in the $32,500 (est) series championship next Saturday. Arthur Pendragon was away fourth before Mike Wilder sent him after the lead at the quarter. The homebred Dragon Again-Western Realist gelding jogged home from there, downing the first-over Trelane by 2-1/2 lengths. The pocket-sitting Stone Fire Hanover finished third. Dan Altmeyer trains Arthur Pendragon and owns with Richard Kelson. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Unlocked rolled to a front-end victory in a swift 1:49.4 for Jim Pantaleano, trainer Norm Parker and owner Megan Rogers Racing Stables. Easy Again rode the pocket to a second-place finish, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Sam Hill was third. With the win, the 5-year-old son of Duneside Perch-Miss Major Power vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Like a Timex watch of yore, Rockin Ron takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'. He demonstrated that once again in Saturday's harness racing $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows when, for the fourth consecutive start, he was parked in a sub-27 opening quarter while trying for the lead. He prevailed easily Saturday, just as he did the previous three races, and stretched his overall winning streak to seven. Once the 4-year-old Real Desire-Im All A Roan gelding settled on the front for Dave Palone, he repelled the first-over challenge of Dew N Doughnuts and scored in 1:51, 1-3/4 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Unlocked. Dew N Doughnuts saved show. Ron Burke trains Rockin Ron, who now boasts $189,918 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables. Aaron Merriman piloted five winners on the 15-race card while Tony Hall and trainer Paul Corey each enjoyed a three-bagger. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Rose Run Parker endured a brutal first quarter but rolled on to a harness racing victory -- his fourth straight -- in Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Assigned post 8, Rose Ron Parker was three wide for most of the 27.1 opening panel and didn't clear to the lead until the three-eighths. But once he settled in for Dave Palone, he held off the late charge of his stablemate, I Know My Chip, and downed him by a length in 1:52.3 Trustworthy Kid, who lacked racing room, finished third. Ron Burke trains Rose Run Parker, a 5-year-old Jailhouse Jesse-Centergy gelding who now boasts $664,240 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Burke and Palone each enjoyed four wins on the 15-race card while Mike Wilder fashioned a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Rose Run Parker took the lead at the quarter and coasted to his third straight harness racing victory in Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Rose Run Parker and Dave Palone let the dust settle before attacking the leader, Tamarind. The 5-year-old Jailhouse Jesse-Centergy gelding made the point easily at the quarter and jogged home without a serious challenge. The 1-2 favorite scored in a career-best 1:52.1, 1-1/4 lengths better than Tamarind, with the first-over I Know My Chip third. Ron Burke trains Rose Run Parker, who boosted his lifetime bankroll to $652,990, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and William Haas, Jr. Eric Goodell collected three wins on the 15-race card. In other news the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced that it is donating $2,000 to the horsemen affected by the March 16 fire at the South Florida Training Center.   “It’s unfortunate that this situation has happened again, right on the heels of the fire in Ontario earlier this year,” said MSOA President Rich Gillock.  “It’s something you never want to hear, as we know all too well here at The Meadows, after our tragic fire years ago.  We know what our friends in Florida are going through, and we are happy to be able to send some assistance their way.”   Funds will be donated through the GoFundMe account set up by Michael Carter of the Post Time with Mike & Mike show.  The funds will then be sent to the Florida Standbred Breeders and Owners Association for distribution to the affected horsemen.    For more information, visit https://www.gofundme.com/SouthFLTrainingCtr   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

Wasaga Beach got her second straight win in the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace when she zipped to the front and scored handily in Monday's third leg at The Meadows. Candyapple Hanover and Rollatown also took $12,000 third-leg splits in the harness racing series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers. Tony Hall enjoyed a series double behind Wasaga Beach and Rollatown. Two scratches allowed Wasaga Beach to start from post 5 rather than the 7 hole, and the 3-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Adela Hanover took full advantage by grabbing the early lead and powering home in a lifetime-best 1:54.4. The pocket-sitting Lucky Lucka was second, 1-1/2 lengths back, with Cedar Wapsi Road third. Randy Bendis conditions Wasaga Beach and owns with Reed Broadway, Tom Pollack and John Campbell. In the $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, Set Me Up dictated the fractions on top and cruised home in 1:51.2, 1/2 length better than the pocket-sitting Certified Ideal. Medusa lacked racing room and had to settle for show. Dave Palone drove the 7-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Moccasin Flight, who vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings, for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Hall and Palone each piloted four winners on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Connecting Flight stamped himself as the one to beat in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace when he cruised to victory in a sharp 1:52.2 in Saturday’s opening leg at The Meadows. Stone Fire Hanover and Official Stripes captured the other $12,000 opening-leg divisions of the harness racing event for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts, horses and geldings. The series honors the memory of the late Walter Russell, whose distinguished career as a judge earned him a spot in the Harness Hall of Fame. Connecting Flight prepped for the series with three tough outings at the Meadowlands. That experience showed, as he quarter-poled to the front for Dave Palone and cruised home 5-1/4 lengths better than Dr Drake Ramoray, with Keystone Dylan third. Kevin Johnson trains Connecting Flight a 4-year-old Panspacificflight-Shares Rebound gelding, for Erv Miller. In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Rockin Ron powered to his fifth straight victory — including one at Hoosier Park and four at The Meadows — for Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver-Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables. The 4-year-old Real Desire-Im All A Roan gelding scored in 1:51, matching his lifetime best, and extended his career bankroll to $168,668. Palone piloted six winners on the 15-race card while Tony Hall and Burke each enjoyed a triple. Evan Pattak

Mandy's Mattjesty completed her sweep of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming filly and mare pacers when she scored a front-end harness racing victory in Monday's $30,950 championship at The Meadows. Regil Meg took the $20,000 final of the Winter Claiming Series for $10,000 claiming fillies and mares. Mandy's Mattjesty zipped to the front for Dave Palone but threw on the brakes once there, enjoying a 29.1 second-quarter breather. That enabled her to hold off the late charge of Champagne Shower, who fell a neck short, while the pocket-sitting Prima Dragon was third. Winning time was 1:53.2 Ron Burke trains Mandy's Mattjesty, a 6-year-old daughter of His Mattjesty-Astra Destiny who was ahead at every pole in the three-leg series, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Larry Karr and Phillip Collura. Regil Meg retook the lead near the half for Mike Wilder, getting the jump on Lindysbathinbeauty, who moved just a second later. The two battled to the wire, with Regil Meg prevailing by a neck in 1:54.1. Last Minute Cindy earned show. Mark Goldberg owns and conditions the 5-year-old daughter of Artistic Fella-Theoras Path, who extended her lifetime bankroll to $160,901. Elsewhere on Monday's program, Spreester captured the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace in front-end fashion for Aaron Merriman, trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury, matching her lifetime mark of 1:52.3. Certified Ideal closed well for second, 3/4 lengths back, with the pocket-sitting Macharoundtheclock third. The 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Rodeo Spree now boasts $395,171 in career earnings. Eric Goodell and Wilder each piloted three winners on the 15-race card. EDITORS: Attached are finish-line jpgs of Mandy's Mattjesty and Regil Meg winning their series finals Monday at The Meadows. Evan Pattak

Mandy's Mattjesty opened a daylight lead, then held on late to notch her second straight victory in Monday's second leg of the harness racing Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming filly and mare pacers at The Meadows. Doubelieveinmagic won the other $15,000 split, giving trainer Ron Burke a second-leg sweep. The $25,000 (est) series final is set for Monday, Feb. 22. Mandy's Mattjesty zipped to the front for Dave Palone and enjoyed a 3-length lead at the top of the lane. But the 6-year-old daughter of His Mattjesty-Astra Destiny was all out to hold off the late charge of Highland Rockstar, another Burke trainee, who fell a nose short. Destiny's Desire earned show. The winning time was 1:53.4 Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Larry Karr and Phillip Collura campaign Mandy's Mattjesty, who has been ahead at every pole in three consecutive starts. The program also featured the second leg of the Winter Claiming Series for $10,000 claiming filly and mare pacers, with PC's Vixen and Everymileamemory each taking an $8,000 division. The $15,000 (est) series final will go next Monday. Elsewhere on Monday's card, Medusa shot the Lightning Lane to capture the $22,500 Filly & Mare Not listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace in 1:51.4 for Palone, trainer Randy Bendis and owners Bendis and Tom Pollack. Early leader Set Me Up was a head back in second, with Spreester a rallying third. The 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical extended her career bankroll to $219,333. Mike Wilder piloted four winners and Palone three on the 15-race card. Register now for The Meadows Live Bankroll Handicapping Contest set for Saturday, March 5, with a guaranteed $5,000 prize pool. Cost is $100, with $50 allocated to the prize pool and $50 to each player's bankroll. Registered players can enjoy the free lunch buffet in the Triple Crown Banquet Room and will receive a free March 5 Meadows race program. To register now, call 724.503.1509 or visit the Retail Center in the Racebook. Event-day registration begins at 11:30 AM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Final Breath retook the lead past the quarter, then held off a pair of determined harness racing challengers as he captured Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. I Know My Chip took the initial shot at Final Breath with a first-over backside move that faltered turning for home. Then Tamarind attacked the leader with a Lightning Lane charge. But Final Breath gave Dave Palone just enough to prevail in 1:55.2 over a "good" surface, a nose better than Tamarind. TSM Photo Bugger rallied for show. Mike Palone trains Final Breath, a 6-year-old Victory Sam-First Breath gelding who extended his career bankroll to $356,503, for Duane Lowe. Aaron Merriman collected five wins and Palone three on the 15-race card. Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 8, 2016 -- Mandy's Mattjesty zipped to the front and, with late urging, held on to take Monday's opening-leg split in a series for $20,000 claiming filly and mare pacers at The Meadows. Americangirlfriend pulled off a 16-1 shocker in the other $15,000 division. Although Mandy's Mattjesty enjoyed a comfortable lead over the pocket-sitting My Caroline, Dave Palone felt her tiring in mid-stretch and kept her to her task. The 6-year-old daughter of His Mattjesty-Astra Destiny downed My Caroline by 1/2 length in 1:53.4, with Non Pareil third. Ron Burke trains Mandy's Mattjesty, who soared over $200,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Larry Karr and Phillip Collura. The program also featured the opening leg of a series for $10,000 claiming filly and mare pacers, with Regil Meg and PC's Vixen each capturing an $8,000 division. In Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, Coffee Addict shot the Lightning Lane to nail Set Me Up and defeat her by a length in 1:53.1 for Jim Pantaleano, trainer Norm Parker and owners James Clarke, Sr. and Andrew Altobelli. The first-over Medusa raced well for show. It was the second straight victory for the 6-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Kahlua Queen, who boosted her career bankroll to $463,779. Tony Hall piloted four winners and Mike Wilder three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 6, 2016 -- Buried at the pylons entering the stretch, Rockin Ron exploited a suddenly vacant Lightning Lane and scored an 8-1 harness racing upset in Saturday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A newcomer to The Meadows who'd been off since Nov. 8, Rockin Ron figured to get no more than a minor award when he was shuffled to fifth. But when Capital Account pulled the pocket for the drive, the 4-year-old Real Desire-Im All A Roan gelding charged through the Lightning Lane for Dave Palone and triumphed in 1:52.2, 1-3/4 lengths better than early leader Mattamerican. Bestinthebusiness rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Rockin Ron, who extended his career bankroll to $136,168, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables. It was one of five wins for Palone on the 15-race card, including a pair each for Burke and trainer Jack Smith. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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

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