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WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 25 -- Seadog Lady, the 1-9 favorite, made a shambles of the harness racing field Wednesday at The Meadows, drawing off as she pleased and capturing the featured $10,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace in a career-fastest 1:51.4 over a "good" surface. Once Seadog Lady turned back the early challenge of Marvalous Song, it was all open racetrack for Dave Palone and the 3-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Fionavar Hanover. She defeated Red River Jane by 6-3/4 lengths, with Dream Dancing third.   Ron Burke trains Seadog Lady, who won for the fifth time in 11 career starts, for Dale Towle. Palone and Burke each fashioned triples on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Hammered down to 1-5, Summer Charm justified the support with a front-end victory -- her third straight -- in Tuesday's $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. It was one of six wins for harness racing driver Tony Hall -- including three for trainer Scott Betts -- on the 13-race card. Summer Charm scored in 1:52, holding off a serious late challenge from Diamondtequilashot that fell 1/2 length short. Newsday was a ground-saving third.   Betts trains Summer Charm, a 4-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Lover Of Art who now boasts career earnings of $369,100, for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano, Keith Pippi and Brookside Stables. Tuesday's much-anticipated Super Hi-5, with its six-figure carryover and mandatory payout, generated a pool exceeding $470,000. When Entranced won at 18-1 and 70-1 bomb Wingnut Dinger finished fourth, a rich payoff was assured. Indeed, multiple winners each collected $30,692.02. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                                        

WASHINGTON, PA, date, 2020 -- Harness racing driver Chris Shaw notched career win 1,000 at The Meadows when he piloted Pass The Vape to victory in Monday's featured race, the $16,200 Open Handicap Trot. Shaw, who got his first win at the York Fair in 2006, grew up in Lebanon, PA and was graduated from Lebanon High School, which also produced noted Standardbred owner Sam Bowie, who was known to play a little basketball in his day. After high school, Shaw began working third shift at a Sherwin-Williams plant in Fredericksburg, PA -- a grind to be sure, but it freed his mornings to help the horses trained by his brother Jason and their father. "Jason always had 30 head, so there were a lot of opportunities to drive," Chris recalls, "but when you race primarily at the fairs, you have to ship everywhere." When Jason relocated to southwestern Pennsylvania and year-round racing at The Meadows, Chris soon followed -- as did their parents, Carol and Tom. Now, driving opportunities are even more abundant, as Chris' wife, Ashley Brown, also is a trainer. These days, Chris, whose mounts have won more than $7 million, is a fixture at both The Meadows and the Pennsylvania Fairs circuit. Does he have a preference? "Racing's racing no matter where you go," he says. "Fairs are a little more family friendly, and that's nice." As for the future, he indicates he has no immediate changes in mind. "Keep winning races, keep your head up, think positive," he says. And there's little chance he'll be returning to the corporate world -- even if he didn't have to work third shift. "The adrenaline rush you get from driving, there's no other feeling like it." In the milestone win, Shaw moved Pass The Vape first over from fourth. The duo overtook 1-5 favorite Lady's Dude in mid-stretch and scored in 1:54 over a "good" surface. Milford's Z Tam rallied from last for second, beaten a head, with Smalltownthrowdown third.   Derek Watiker trains Pass The Vape, a 5-year-old Dejarmbro-Vapor Rises gelding who pushed his career bankroll to $444,463, for Lionel Watiker. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners and Tony Hall three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the 13-race program features a mandatory payout for the final-race Super Hi-5, with the pool projected at $250,000. First post is 12:45 PM, with race 13 scheduled to go at approximately 4:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Tuesday's Super Hi 5 harness racing jackpot at The Meadows will carry a mandatory payout. With the carryover already at $111,462.16, the final pool is projected to reach $250,000 or more. The last time The Meadows offered a mandatory Super Hi-5 payout, the pool ultimately exceeded $300,000. The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race of each live card. (The Super Hi-5 will not be offered Monday.) Ordinarily, the jackpot is paid only if there is a unique winning ticket. In Tuesday's must-pay situation, however, all holders of correct tickets will share the spoils. To make Tuesday's event even more challenging, the final race (race 13) will feature a field of 12, with horses 10, 11 and 12 leaving as trailers from the second tier. First post Tuesday is 12:45 PM, with race 13 scheduled to go at approximately 4:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 18, 2020 -- Wild Wild Western retook the lead near the three-eighths and found the wire just in time to capture Wednesday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Wild Wild Western opened a 2-length lead past the three-quarters but found himself under siege late from Rock Candy on the outside and Carolina Beach in the Lightning Lane. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Caila Fra had enough in the tank to score for Tony Hall in 1:50.4, 1/2 length better than Rock Candy, with Carolina Beach third.   Norm Parker trains Wild Wild Western, who boosted his career bankroll to $246,815, for Jacobs Creek Racing, Andrew Altobelli and John Deters. Dave Palone collected three victories on the 13-race card while, for the third time in as many weeks, 13 different trainers each one a race. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA              

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 17, 2020 -- Dismissed at 10-1, Marvalous Song overtook the 1-9 harness racing favorite, Seadog Lady, at the top of the lane and drew off late to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Marvalous Song was 5 lengths off the lead in fourth when Tony Hall sent her first up after Seadog Lady. The 5-year-old daughter of Delmarvalous-Margie's Song gobbled up the favorite and defeated her by a widening 4 lengths in a career-best 1:53.4 over a sloppy surface. Grace Ann finished third.   Jason Shaw trains Marvalous Song, who lifted her career bankroll to $153,654, for Mason Shaw. It was one of five wins on the 13-race card for Hall, including a pair for trainer Shaw and his son Mason. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 16, 2020-- Tequila Party followed cover into the final turn, then poured it on through the lane to pull off a 7-1 mild harness racing upset in Monday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Tequila Party picked up the live cover of Amelia's Courage A before Chris Shaw sent her wide for the drive. The 4-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Tea Party Princess held off Hedges Avenue A by 1/2 length in 1:53.1 while Amelia's Courage A saved show. Paul Corey trains Tequila Party for Kenneth Ashba and Shawnie Corey. Tony Hall and Dave Palone each piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday, first post 12:45 PM.   By Evan Pattak for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 13, 2020 -- Perlucky exploded to the front from post 5 and never had an anxious moment as he captured Friday's $16,200 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The 5-year-old Lucky Chucky-Paper Girl gelding already was comfortable on the front when he threw down a 28 third panel, effectively sealing the deal. He scored in 1:53.1 for Dave Palone, 3 lengths better than Wind Of The North while White Tiger rallied for show.   Ron Burke trains Perlucky, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $492,339, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. Jim Pantaleano piloted five winners and Palone three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the 13-race program features a $2,334.68 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 12, 2020 -- K Ryan Bluechip followed live cover into the final turn, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Thursday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. K Ryan Bluechip was sixth down the backside when Dave Palone tipped him off the cones to follow the first-over Carolina Beach. The 8-year-old Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding had enough late to down the ground-saving Wild Wild Western by 1/2 length in 1:50.3. Carolina Beach saved show.   Mike Palone trains K Ryan Bluechip, who extended his lifetime bankroll to $597,459, and owns with J.R. Ryan, Stephen Ronay and Collin Ryan. Dave Palone collected four wins and Jim Pantaleano three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday when the program features a $741.64 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 11, 2020 -- Summer Charm knifed through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $12,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Sent off the 7-5 second choice, Summer Charm zipped to the early lead for Tony Hall but released Sansovina Hanover at the quarter in favor of the pocket. That decision paid off late as Summer Charm had pace aplenty to defeat the first-over Diamondtequilashot by a length in 1:51.4. Sansovina Hanover saved show.   Scott Betts trains Summer Charm, a 4-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Lover Of Art who now boasts career earnings of $360,150, for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano, Keith Pippi and Brookside Stables. Hall collected four wins and Dave Palone three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues with a special Thursday card, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 10, 2020 — Pinned to the pylons into the final turn, Jessiejesorjessica found wide racing room and captured her 13th harness racing win this year in Tuesday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot. When Dave Palone swung her wide for the drive, the 4-year-old daughter of Justice Hall-Ziggy Wiggy had only open racetrack and tiring trotters in front of her. She scored in a career-best 1:54, with Kellie’s MVP and Petey Sarah second and third, respectively. Shawn Johnston trains Jessiejesorjessica, who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $108,678, for Gina Young. It was one of three wins for Palone on the 13-race card. In Tuesday’s other co-feature, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace, Always Giggling followed much the same route to victory, brushing wide through the stretch to score in 1:52.3 for Jim Pantaleano, trainer Sarah Andrews and owner Jeff Fought Racing. The 6-year-old daughter of Always A Virgin-Giggles The Clown now boasts a career bankroll of $493,594. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, first post 12:45 PM.   By Evan Pattak for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Full Surge surged to the top from post 6 and never let a rival get close, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4 in Monday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Conditioned Trot. Sent off as the 1-1 favorite, Full Surge threw down a 56.1 back half for Tony Hall, enabling him to defeat the pocket-sitting Joey by 1-1/4 lengths. Vegas Ticket was a ground-saving third.   Miles Wollam trains Full Surge, a 6-year-old son of Full Count-Super Katrina who vaulted over $300,000 in career earnings, and owns with Rhett Roll and Renna Wollam. Aaron Merriman, Jim Pantaleano and Hall each enjoyed a double on the 13-race card while, for the second time in as many weeks, 13 different trainers won a race. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Thanksgiving week could bring extra reasons to give thanks for players of the Super Hi-5 at The Meadows. The track has announced that on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Super Hi-5 will carry a mandatory payout. With the Super Hi-5 jackpot already at $111,462.16, the final pool could be huge, indeed. Ordinarily, The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race of each live card. However, to assure a large jackpot for the Nov. 24 Super Hi-5, The Meadows will pause the wager until then. The last time the Super Hi-5 carried a mandatory payout, the pool ultimately grew beyond $300,000. On that occasion, there were multiple winning tickets, assuring that the riches were well spread -- and well worth the investment.  by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 6, 2020 -- Forced to go three wide near the three-quarters, Wild Wild Western still had plenty of kick in the passing lane as he captured Friday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a harness racing career-best 1:50.1. Wild Wild Western was third over when his cover began to falter, the signal for Tony Hall to send him three wide. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Caila Fra zipped the final panel in 27.4 and defeated Carolina Beach, who shot the Lightning Lane, by 2-1/2 lengths. Crusades rallied for show.   Norm Parker trains Wild Wild Western, who now has banked $233,160 for Jacobs Creek Racing, Andrew Altobelli and John Deters. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 13-race card. Dave Palone also enjoyed a big Friday with a triple. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 4, 2020 -- Sansovina Hanover left the field gasping with a 27.1 third quarter and rolled home in a career-best 1:50.3 in Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Sansovina Hanover quarter-poled to the lead for Jim Pantaleano, but it was only when she threw down her sizzling third panel that she wrapped up the race. The 5-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Shacked Up defeated early leader Amasa Arion by 5-1/4 lengths while the first-over Laughing Emoji N completed the ticket.   Doug Snyder trains Sansovina Hanover, who now boasts a career bankroll of $350,697, for Frank Poerio, Jr. Dave Palone piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features a $107,976.30 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                                                                    

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 3, 2020 -- Greenhilldebatable made the lead with a strong uncovered move and had just enough in the tank to hold off her harness racing stablemate, Greenhill Hanover, in Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Greenhilldebatable was fourth when Dave Palone sent her after the leader, Elysium Seelster. Even after putting that rival away, Greenhilldebatable needed still more to deal with Greenhill Hanover, who was tracking on her bumper. But the 6-year-old daughter of Well Said-Well Read prevailed in 1:54.2, a neck better than her game stablemate. Always Giggling completed the ticket.   Ron Burke trains Greenhilldebatable for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano collected four wins on the 13-race card and, in an oddity, 13 different trainers each won a race. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 13-race program features a $105,366 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

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