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WASHINGTON, PA, April 23, 2015 -- Shake It Cerry, 2014 Trotter of the Year, and Classic Martine, 2014 Mare Trotter of the Year, headline a field of nine top older harness racing mare trotters who will contest Friday's inaugural $51,100 The Meadows Maturity at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. The event goes as race 9, with first post at 6:55 PM. The Meadows created The Meadows Maturity, as well as a companion event for colts and geldings that's set for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Day card, as a rich earnings opportunity for the sport's trotting stars that could keep them from retiring early to the breeding ranks. That's a mission throughout harness racing, and in the case of The Meadows Maturity events, the effort appears to be a success. The distaff version attracted two Dan Patch Award winners in Shake It Cerry and Classic Martine as well as The Meadows' elite female trotters, including Daylon Miracle, Anaffairtoremember, Cowgirl Hall and Whata Donato. Shake It Cerry, who was won more than $2 million in her career, kicks off her 4-year-old campaign in The Meadows Maturity following a winning qualifier in 1:55 -- last quarter in 27.1 -- at the Meadowlands. Trainer Jimmy Takter was in the sulky that day and was pleased with her performance. "I was very impressed with how she felt," Takter reports. "I'm very happy with the way she's training." When Takter turns the reins over to Dave Palone, he won't be advising the Hall of Fame driver to take it easy on the champ her first time out." "She likes to be in charge," Takter said. "When she gets behind the gate, she wants to be part of the action." Takter indicated he and Shake It Cerry's owners, Solveig's Racing Partners, have mapped out an ambitious schedule for the champion that likely won't include any races against males. "It's possible she could race against boys if it's for 4-year-olds only, but we wouldn't race her against boys in anything that's 4 and up," Takter said. He said he does not expect this to be the final season on the track for Shake It Cerry. "At 5, I think she'll be a candidate to ship to Europe to race," Takter said. Classic Martine also is launching her 4-year-old campaign and must do so from post 9 for driver Dan Rawlings, trainer Chris Oakes and owners Hauser Brothers Racing, Susan Oakes, Conrad Zurich and Edwin Gold. But The Meadows Maturity brings her back to the scene of a particularly memorable finish. That occurred in the championship of the 2013 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for sophomore fillies, when Classic Martine and Frau Blucher crossed the wire together in 1:53.2. It was the fastest trotting dead heat in North American harness racing history, a mark that still stands. If she wins Friday, the daughter of Classic Photo-Drinking Days becomes a millionaire. Friday's program also features the $33,700 championship of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies. Here is The Meadows Maturity field in post order with drivers, trainers, and morning line: 1. Sweetie Hearts, Tony Hall, Rich Gillock, 20-1 2. Cowgirl Hall, Eric Goodell, Ron Burke, 8-1 3. Anaffairtoremember, Mike Wilder, William Bercury, 10-1 4. Daylon Miracle, Aaron Merriman, William Bercury, 5-1 5. Rockin With Dewey, Eric Ledford, Benoit Baillargeon, 12-1 6. Handover Belle, Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke, 12-1 7. Shake It Cerry, Dave Palone, Jimmy Takter, 7-5 8. Whata Donato, Doug Snyder, Doug Snyder, 20-1 9. Classic Martine, Dan Rawlings, Chris Oakes, 4-1 Evan Pattak

Shake It Cerry, the 2014 Dan Patch Award Trotter of the Year, is ready to shake off the rust and begin a new harness racing campaign. The 4-year-old female trotter, who closed out last season by winning her final nine races, will kick off this year in Friday's inaugural $51,100 Meadows Maturity for older female trotters at The Meadows Racetrack in western Pennsylvania. Shake It Cerry drew post No. 7 in the nine-horse field and is the 7-5 morning line favorite. Meadows leading driver Dave Palone will sit behind Shake It Cerry for trainer Jimmy Takter. Classic Martine, who received the 2014 Dan Patch Award for best older female trotter, drew post No. 9 and is the 4-1 second choice on the morning line. Dan Rawlings will drive for trainer Chris Oakes. Shake It Cerry won 15 of 17 races last year and earned $1.23 million for the Solveig's Racing Partners ownership group. In addition to being named Trotter of the Year, she was voted harness racing's best 3-year-old female trotter. She also was the 2-year-old Dan Patch Award winner in 2013. She prepped for Friday's Maturity with a 1:55 win in a qualifier on April 18 at the Meadowlands. "It's her first start and she had a soft qualifier, but she felt great," said Takter, who drove the mare in her qualifier. "She felt super. I was very happy." Shake It Cerry will try to become the first trotter since Moni Maker to win consecutive Trotter of the Year awards. Moni Maker, a mare who also was trained by Takter, captured three Trotter of the Year honors from 1998-2000. The only other horses in the last 45 years to earn back-to-back Trotter of the Year accolades were Pine Chip (1993-94) and Mack Lobell (1987-88). Of course, it will not be an easy task. Shake It Cerry will see tough competition in the older female trotting division alone, with the likes of 2013 Horse of the Year winner Bee A Magician also in its ranks. The trotting mares as a group in 2014 posted eight of the 12 fastest times in their division's history, with Classic Martine responsible for three of the efforts and Bee A Magician one. "It's no walk in the park there," Takter said. "By the same token, everybody knows (Shake It Cerry) is not just an average horse either. I'm sure she can go with them. Of course, sometimes those mares are a little tougher. They've been through a little bit more. "But she's a fighter. I'm excited to see her race. I'm sure she's not going to be as dominant as when she was as a 3-year-old. We have to pick our spots, but she's going to win one or two of those big ones this year." Last year, Shake It Cerry finished her season by winning the Breeders Crown in a stakes-record 1:52.2. She also won the Matron Stakes in a stakes- and track-record 1:52.4 over a "good" surface at Dover Downs, the American-National in a stakes-record 1:52.2 and equaled the stakes record of 1:52.1 in capturing the Elegantimage. Shake It Cerry is named in honor of one of Takter's sisters. The horse's dam, Solveig, was named in honor of Takter's mother. The horse's sire is Donato Hanover, who was Horse of the Year at age 3 in 2007. Solveig was voted best 2-year-old female trotter in 2004. Classic Martine won nine of 18 races last year and hit the board a total of 16 times to lead all older female trotters in purses with $438,912. Her victories included the Armbro Flight Stakes, Miss Versatility Series championship and the Ima Lula Series final in a then-world-record-equaling performance. She is owned by Hauser Bros. Racing, Susan Oakes, Conrad Zurich, and Edwin Gold. Here is the Meadows Maturity field in post order with drivers, trainers, and morning line: 1. Sweetie Hearts, Tony Hall, Rich Gillock, 20-1 2. Cowgirl Hall, Eric Goodell, Ron Burke, 8-1 3. Anaffairtoremember, Mike Wilder, William Bercury, 10-1 4. Daylon Miracle, Aaron Merriman, William Bercury, 5-1 5. Rockin With Dewey, Eric Ledford, Benoit Baillargeon, 12-1 6. Handover Belle, Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke, 12-1 7. Shake It Cerry, Dave Palone, Jimmy Takter, 7-5 8. Whata Donato, Doug Snyder, Doug Snyder, 20-1 9. Classic Martine, Dan Rawlings, Chris Oakes, 4-1 by Ken Weingartner Harness Racing Communications USTA  

WASHINGTON, PA, April 14, 2015 -- Techtor Hanover exploded to the early lead for Dave Palone and drew away late to capture a division of Tuesday's Visible Gold Pace at The Meadows. Well Bred took the other $17,500 split of the series for 3-year-old colt and geldings, giving Palone a sweep of the second leg. In all, Palone piloted six winners -- three for trainer Ron Burke -- on the 14-race harness racing card. The championship leg of the Visible Gold is set for Tuesday, April 21. Techtor Hanover missed the series' opening leg, but he made up for lost time by seizing the lead from post 3 and widening through the stretch to prevail in 1:54. The first-over Hickory Terrific was second, 3-3/4 lengths back, with Kwik Mac third. Mike Palone trains Techtor Hanover, a Well Said-Tempest Blue Chip gelding, for Tommy Mucci. Well Bred sat in the pocket while RN Nate and Somekindaparty dueled down the backside. In the stretch, Palone eschewed the Lightning Lane and swung Well Bred wide after RN Nate. The Well Said-Rocknroll Cameo gelding scored in a career-best 1:54.4, a neck better than the rallying Angelo J Fra. RN Nate saved show. Burke conditions Well Bred for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Joseph DiScala, Jr. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 6, 2015 -- Flying Muscles and Chef Lee, the 1-9 and 1-5 favorites, respectively, justified harness racing bettors' faith in them Monday at The Meadows, as each captured a $17,500 opening-leg division of the Tamarind Trot. The series for 3-year-old colts and geldings honors Tamarind, one of the track's top active trotters, who is owned and trained by Bill Bercury. Flying Muscles acquitted himself well in the recent Ken Weaver Memorial Trot for 3- and 4-year-olds, finishing second in the championship. Without older competitors to face, he was even more impressive, claiming the lead for Dave Palone past the quarter and prevailing geared down in 1:58.4. Early leader Only The Brave was 2 lengths back in second, with Knucklebiter third. Todd Rooney trains the Muscle Massive-Maker A Laker gelding and owns with David Lee and Eldon Thompson. Chef Lee, who broke his maiden last time out in his 11th try, trotted like a polished pro for Mike Wilder, moving to the front at the quarter pole and scoring in 2:00.1, 4 lengths better than Bettin Bruce. Stage Hand K completed the ticket. Norm Parker owns and trains the Cantab Hall-Summer Savory gelding. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Daylon Miracle did what she does best -- show up the boys. The lone mare in the field triumphed on the front end for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bercury in 1:54.1. The pocket-sitting Tall Cotton saved place, 2 lengths in arrears, while Big And Little earned show. Daylon Miracle, a 6-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-Daylon Marvel who now boasts $444,357 in career earnings, has faced colts, stallions and geldings in five of her last six outings, collecting three wins and two thirds. Merriman piloted five winners on the 14-race card while Palone and Wilder each enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 25, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan was indomitable on the front end, thwarting a strong challenge from Hillbilly Hanover to capture Wednesday's harness racing $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Atta Boy Dan covered the front half in a reasonable 56 before confronting the first-over Hillbilly Hanover. The 6-year-old Western Terror-Dropitlikeitshot gelding found another gear for Dave Palone, downing his rival by a length in 1:51.3 on a "good" surface. Dew N Doughnuts rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who won for the fourth time in his last six starts and lifted his career bankroll to $260,385, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. Tony Hall and Palone each drove three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Tony Morgan's drive to keep working hard has resulted in a whole lot of winning drives. Harness racing driver Morgan entered Wednesday on the verge of joining Dave Palone and Herve Filion as the only drivers in North American harness racing history with at least 15,000 career victories. The 56-year-old Morgan came into the day needing three wins to reach the milestone and has eight drives this evening at Dover Downs. "It's nice to be recognized by your peers, but it probably means more to my family than to me," Morgan said about his approaching 15,000 wins. "I get my kicks out of just working every day. I like that. I like the daily grind. I like the competition and keeping busy. "It's another feather in my cap, I guess, so it's nice. And it gives my family something to talk about. That's nice too." Morgan, who was born in Ohio, rose to prominence in Chicago and now calls the Delaware circuit home. The son of driver/trainer Eddie Morgan Jr., himself the winner of 4,724 races, Morgan got his first win one month shy of turning 15 in 1973. In 1995, Morgan led all drivers in North America in wins, and captured the title again in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2008. From 1995 through 2009, he was never out of the top 10 and racked up 10,695 wins during that span. Morgan was Harness Tracks of America's Driver of the Year in 2006, 2002, 1997 and 1996. He is one of only three drivers to win more than 1,000 races in a year, totaling 1,004 in 2006. Horses driven by Morgan have earned $117 million in purses, good for 13th place on the all-time list. So far this year, Morgan has won 54 races and is fifth in the driver standings at Dover Downs. For the past three seasons, he has averaged 323 wins and nearly $3 million in purses. "I always have done quite a bit better when I'm busy than when I'm not, so I try to stay busy," Morgan said. "I've got a pretty strong work ethic. I figure that if I can outwork everybody I'll do alright." Palone leads all harness racing drivers in the world in wins, entering Wednesday with 16,934. Germany's Heinz Wewering is second on the worldwide list, with more than 16,760, followed by Filion and Morgan. Morgan could pass Filion's total of 15,183 wins sometime this summer. The two competed against each other in the mid-2000s, following Morgan's move to Delaware from Chicago, and Morgan said following in Filion's footsteps was special. "Of course, he's been almost every driver's idol forever," Morgan said. "He was a great guy and a great driver and he outworked everybody for years and years. I guess that's kind of the model I've always followed. I've tried to stay as busy as I can, and the more practice you get, the better you get at it. "He was a very sharp guy. I spent a little bit of time with him when I first got to Delaware. He was a really nice guy. He was really good to the young guys and that's kind of a novelty, in my experience anyway. I think that people when they get older they tend to be kind of short with the young guys. I don't think that's the way to be." Morgan has tried to follow Filion's example in dealing with younger drivers today. "I like to think that the young guys can learn something and it's nice to be able to help some of them along," Morgan said. "They teach me something every night too." And no doubt help fuel the drive. by Ken Weingartner/Harness Racing Communications/USTA  

WASHINGTON, PA, March 23, 2015 -- Forced to the lead when Daylon Miracle shut him out of an early hole, Run And Tell Pap got the last laugh when he thwarted Daylon Miracle's first-over bid and captured Monday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Run And Tell Pap and Dave Palone appeared to be looking for a seat from the gate, but Daylon Miracle and Aaron Merriman had inside position and got there first. Run And Tell Pap turned the tables when he reeled off a 27.3 third quarter to keep Daylon Miracle at bay. He scored in 1:54.4, a head better than the rallying Classicality, while Daylon Miracle saved show. Ron Burke trains Run And Tell Pap, an 8-year-old High Falls-Adele's Jade gelding who extended his career bankroll to $531,306, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and M1 Stable. Tony Hall piloted three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 18, 2015 -- Wu Long continued her march through the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows, winning her third straight with a powerful first-over explosion and stamping herself as the clear harness racing  favorite for the final. Main Gate Tam and Byfleet Hanover took the other $12,000 divisions in Wednesday's third leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The championship legs of the Mary Wohlmuth and three other current series at The Meadows are set for Friday, March 27, first post 6:55 PM. Wu Long was fourth down the backside when Dave Palone asked her for trot. She inhaled the leader, Mercer County, and drew off to triumph by 5-1/4 lengths in a career-best 1:58.1. Miss E Claire rallied for place while Mercer County saved show. Rob Harmon trains the 4-year-old daughter of Explosive Matter-Strong Tea, who has won her three series splits by a combined 14-1/4 lengths, for Harmon Racing Stable and Knightstalker Stable. In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Sweet Talkin Satin pounced on the dueling leaders at the three-quarters and held off newcomer Hillbilly Hanover by 1-3/4 lengths to score in 1:50.3, fastest mile this year at The Meadows. Atta Boy Dan, hung every step from post 9, was a game third. Eric Ledford piloted the 5-year-old Always A Virgin-Silky Satin gelding, who extended his career bankroll to $367,489, for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva Stables and Phillip Collura. Tony Hall, Aaron Merriman, Jim Pantaleano, Dan Rawlings, Ledford and Palone each enjoyed a double on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 17, 2015 -- Terror Of the Nite rolled to victory in a career-best 1:54.1 to notch his third straight in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Heavenly Knox scored in a sizzling 1:52.4 in the other $12,000 split in Tuesday's third leg of the harness racing series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The championship legs of the Walter Russell and three other current series at The Meadows are set for Friday, March 27, first post 6:55 PM. Dave Palone gave Terror Of The Nite -- the 1-9 favorite -- a comfortable 58.2 front half, and when the 4-year-old son of Western Terror-Her Odyssey sprinted home in 55.4, he assured that he would be positioned for a series sweep. The pocket-sitting Native Dude was second, 7-1/2 lengths back, with Hickory Terrific third. Ron Burke trains Terror Of The Nite for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. It was one of seven wins on the 14-race program for Palone. Tuesday's card also featured a pair of top trots. In the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap, Cowgirl Hall looked sharp off a three-month layoff, collecting a front-end victory in 1:54.4. Whata Donato, who was used hard early, held on for place, 4-1/4 lengths in arrears, while Anaffairtoremember rallied for show. Palone drove the 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall - Centerfold Hall, who now boasts $658,993 in lifetime earnings, for Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and Michael Rosenthal. In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap, Daylon Miracle relished her status as the only female in the field -- and the 7-5 favorite -- as she dueled for the early lead before cruising home for Aaron Merriman in 1:55.1, 2-1/4 lengths ahead of TSM Photo Bugger. Tamarind completed the ticket. Bill Bercury owns and trains Daylon Miracle, a 6-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-Daylon Marvel who extended her career bankroll to $423,197. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, March 13 -- Fashion Rocker had to survive an inquiry to do so, but she captured her second straight in the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Dream Ball scored in a career-best 1:53.2 to take Friday's other $15,000 split in the second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke teamed to sweep Friday's series leg, and that's not all the duo accomplished. Palone won five consecutive races, beginning with race 4, and he completed the 12-race card with six victories -- four for Burke. Palone drove seven straight winners at The Meadows on March 2, 1993, while the North American record for consecutive victories on a single raceway program is eight. After a first-over move, Fashion Rocker eased by Skyway Hurricane in the stretch to down her by a head in 1:55.3, with Littlewhitekiddie third. After reviewing the stretch drive for possible interference, the judges left the order undisturbed. In the $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, Do Me Honor wore down Continual Velocity and defeated her by a neck in 1:53.1 for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Macharoundtheclock earned show. The 7-year-old daughter of Cheyenne Rei - Do Me Right extended her career bankroll to $548,047. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 11, 2015 -- Wu Long made short work of her Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot field at The Meadows, gliding through the slop to capture her second straight series victory. Seduce A Stranger and Miss E Claire took the other $12,000 splits in Tuesday's second leg of the event for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. Wu Long got away fifth for Dave Palone, but when she quarter-poled to the lead, the race for win was effectively over. Mercer County was second, 2-3/4 lengths back, with Rompaway Gypsy third. Rob Harmon conditions the 4-year-old daughter of Explosive Matter - Strong Tea for Harmon Racing Stable and Knightstalker Stable. It was one of six wins for Palone on the 14-race card, each for a different trainer: Scot Davidson, Paul Kennedy, Gerald Lee, Jr., Mike Palone, Bill Popp and Harmon. In the $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace, Royal Heart had to battle for the early lead but had enough left to down the closing Sweet Talkin Satin by a head in 1:53 on a surface upgraded to "good." Mattamerican earned show. Eric Goodell piloted the 4-year-old Royal Art - BJs Sunrise gelding, who was won four of eight starts this year, for Kennedy and owners Denise Dennis and Dolne Farm Services. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 10, 2015 -- Terror Of The Nite pulled the pocket down the backside but needed to survive a late challenge to capture his second straight in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Wok N Roll K and Big World Of Rock also took $12,000 splits in Tuesday's second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt, stallion and gelding pacers. Dave Palone teamed with trainer Ron Burke for a pair of Russell wins with Terror Of The Nite and Big World of Rock. Terror Of The Nite easily cleared to the lead when Palone moved him to the front, but Heavenly Knox was gaining ground on a sustained first-over bid. That tough journey in the slop took its tool on Heavenly Knox, and Terror Of The Nite prevailed by 1/2 length in 1:56. Well Bred earned show. Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura campaign Terror Of The Nite, a 4-year-old Western Terror - Her Odyssey gelding. In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Anaffairtoremember opened a 4-length lead and held on late to down the onrushing Sweetie Hearts by a head in 1:57. Long shot Ajuama completed the ticket. Aaron Merriman piloted the 5-year-old daughter of Angus Hall - Val Lee Woman, who extended her career bankroll to $313,097, for owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Palone drove four winners and Merriman three on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, March 9, 2015 -- Great Magic captured his second straight series division when he scored a front-end victory in Monday's Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. The second leg of the event for 3- and 4-year-old colt, stallion and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Flying Muscles and Keystone Chester taking the other $12,000 splits. While Great Magic never relinquished the lead, he had to thwart a serious challenge from Kickoff Hanover, who pulled the pocket into the final turn. Great Magic found another gear and downed his rival by 3/4 lengths in 1:58.1, with Justice Delight third. Dave Palone drove the sophomore son of Kadabra - Dream Again for trainer Rich Gillock and owner Bob Key. In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Rose Run Parker kicked off his 4-year-old campaign successfully despite a parked-out opening quarter. He scored for Palone in 1:55, 3-1/2 lengths better than TSM Photo Bugger, while Luminosity earned show. Ron Burke conditions Rose Run Parker, a 4-year-old Jailhouse Jesse-Centergy gelding who now boasts $585,865 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and W Haas, Jr. Rose Run Parker has taken 23 of his 29 lifetime starts for a gaudy winning percentage of 79.3. Brian Zendt and Palone each piloted four winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 6, 2015 -- Fashion Rocker swooped the field down the backside and scored a comfortable harness racing victory in a division of Friday's Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Somewhere Fameous took the other $15,000 opening-leg split of the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The series honors the memory of the late Donna Dunn, longtime Standardbred owner and wife of veteran The Meadows-based trainer and USTA Director Walter "Boots" Dunn. Fashion Rocker, who prepped for the series in overnights at the Meadowlands, was sitting third when Dave Palone sent him on his journey. The 1-5 favorite easily gobbled up the leaders and triumphed in 1:59 on a sloppy surface. The pocket-sitting Skyway Hurricane held second, 2-1/2 lengths back, with Southwind Asia third. Ron Burke trains Fashion Rocker, a sophomore daughter of Rocknroll Hanover - Show Off, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, LLC and Bethann Palone. In the $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace, Elm Grove Inarush, who raced extensively in Canada last year at 3, blitzed the field with a three-wide backside burst and scored in 1:55.2 for Jim Pantaleano, trainer J.L. Adams and owners Martin Valentic and John Bednarski, Jr. Bazooka Terror was 2-3/4 lengths back in second while a trapped-in Do Me Honor settled for show. A daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee-Seawind Alpha, Elm Grove Inarush extended her career bankroll to $120,343. Tony Hall, Mike Wilder, trainer Randy Bendis and Palone each enjoyed a double on the 12-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Westfield, IN - Each year since 1991, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation has produced a set of 35 HARNESS HEROES trading cards. This year, for the first time ever, one lucky winner will get a chance to interact with one of those heroes, Dave Palone, who became the winningest driver in harness racing history in 2014. HHYF is teaming up with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows to offer a special promotion. Palone will personally autograph several of his cards and those cards will be randomly inserted into the 2015 complete sets. The lucky persons who find the special silver ticket in their set and return that ticket for validation by June 10, 2015 can win one of several prizes. The grand prize winner will get to experience one of Dave Palone's favorite days, Adios Day. It is the day that everyone at The Meadows looks forward to, with top Grand Circuit races including the premier three year old colt pacers in the country. The winner and their guests will start the morning off with a behind-the-scenes tour of the backstretch and paddock area, where they will be able to take a trip around the track with Dave Palone in a two-seated jog cart. Post time for the afternoon race card begins at 12:20PM, and the winning guests will be seated in the owner's dining area with a complimentary buffet and a perfect view of the track. They will also meet Dave in the Winner's Circle for a photo. After the long day, the guests can relax at a nearby hotel and begin planning a return trip for 2016. Other prizes will include collectable uncut press sheets from previous years' production of HARNESS HEROES as well as HHYF and MSOA hats and shirts and more. Sets of cards may be obtained through HHYF for a suggested donation of $15 per set (US funds) and they will also be distributed free at Meadows Family Fun Day on May 29, 2015. HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor said "HHYF is really excited to partner with MSOA and the track in this promotion which is reminiscent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. How cool would it be to find one of the Palone-signed HARNESS HEROES cards, your "Silver Ticket," to be eligible to spend a fantastic weekend watching great racing at The Meadows? There will be little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous. And, remember Willie Wonka was played by Gene Wilder? Our host is Heather Wilder. Both are amazingly talented and entertaining, but we prefer Heather by far. " Complete contest rules are available at www.hhyf.org. Winners must be 18 or over, but those entering the contest are encouraged to bring their children with them For more information on this release, contact Keith Gisser at 216-374-1392 or keith@hhyf.org     For more information on this release, contact Keith Gisser at 216-374-1392 or keith@hhyf.org  

WASHINGTON, PA, March 3, 2015 -- Terror Of The Nite opened an 8-length lead at the three-quarters, then coasted home to capture a division of Tuesday's harness racing Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The opening leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings was contested over three divisions, with Techtor Hanover and Sopravvissuto taking the other $12,000 splits. The series honors the memory of the late Hall of Famer Walter Russell, a distinguished judge at a number of tracks. Although parked the opening quarter from post 8, Terror Of The Nite disposed of the early challenge by Somekindaparty and was all by himself turning for home. He won geared down for Dave Palone in 1:56 on a "good" surface, 4-3/4 lengths better than Whoopedemaginjosey. Rollinlikeahotshot finished third. Ron Burke trains Terror Of The Nite, a 4-year-old Western Terror - Her Odyssey gelding, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. Palone piloted four winners on the 14-race card while Tony Hall and Wilbur Yoder each enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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