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WASHINGTON, PA, April 27, 2016 -- A competitive conditioned trot at The Meadows Wednesday turned into something unusual when the pocket-sitting Our Rail Fantasy exploded the tote board, scoring at 220-1. For a $2 across-the-board ticket, Our Rail Fantasy returned a cool $769.60. Owner/driver Tom Svrcek guided Our Rail Fantasy to the pocket, where he followed Xtatic Hanover until mid-stretch. He edged away late to defeat Xtatic Hanover by a neck in 1:55.1. Tom Davis conditions the 10-year-old Beat The Rail-Fantasy Hanover gelding, who extended his career bankroll to $147,549. In Wednesday's feature, the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice followed cover willingly, then blazed through the lane to score in 1:53.3 -- a lifetime mark. Call For Justice was away seventh for Dave Palone but picked up live cover from the first-over Classicality, who relentlessly wore down the leader, Tamarind. Call For Justice tipped off cover around the final turn and blew by Classicality, downing him by 1-1/4 lengths. I Know My Chip finished third. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, a 4-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka who now boasts $187,454 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano, Dan Rawlings, Burke and Palone each enjoyed a double on the 13-race card. For more information, please see: www.meadowsgaming.com. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows    

WASHINGTON, PA, April 26, 2016 -- Smokinmombo kicked off her 4-year-old campaign in grand fashion Tuesday at The Meadows when she rolled to a comfortable victory in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Smokinmombo banked $306,652 at 2 and 3 but hadn't raced since Oct. 30 and was facing a distinguished field of older mares. When Aaron Merriman sent her to the front with a quarter-pole move, the daughter of Explosive Matter-Horizontal Mombo scored easily in 1:53.4, matching her career-best race mark. She Wore Red rallied for second, 3 lengths back, while Barn Girl shot the Lightning Lane for show. Chris Beaver trains Smokinmombo and owns with Synerco Ventures and James Gallagher. Tony Hall, Jim Pantaleano and Merriman each piloted three winners on the 14-race program. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, April 25, 2016 -- Medusa turned the field to stone once more, notching her second straight victory -- and fourth in her last five -- in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Medusa was caught widest in a three-ply battle for the early lead that forced her to a demanding 26.3 opening panel. But she had no trouble holding that lead for Tony Hall, downing the rallying Spreester by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:51.2. Coffee Addict was third. Randy Bendis trains the 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical, who pushed her career bankroll to $278,117, and owns with Tom Pollack. Hall piloted four winners on the 14-race card while Dave Palone enjoyed a triple.  by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, April 20, 2016 -- Goodtogo Hanover completed her sweep of the Whata Donato Trot for 3-year-old fillies -- and notched her sixth straight win overall -- when she captured Wednesday's $31,300 championship leg at The Meadows. Goodtogo Hanover zipped to the front from post 2 for Brian Zendt and put away most of the field early, but she couldn't shake Rule Of Hall, who abandoned the pocket around the final turn to take a crack at her. But the daughter of Explosive Matter-Grammy Hall had enough in the tank to down Rule Of Hall by a length in 1:56. Waterview Hanover earned show. "I wasn't really concerned about the horse on my back -- she has plenty of trot," Zendt said. "What concerned me was getting out of the 2 hole. She's a little rammy in there, but she behaves herself well enough when it's time to go. Sometimes she tries to leave before the gate's actually out of the way." Trainer Bill Zendt and his partner, Gary Saul, purchased Goodtogo Hanover as a yearling for $18,000 and kept her eligible to a healthy stake schedule, including the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes. Brian Zendt said the filly will get some time off before the PASS opener May 7 at The Meadows. "Instead of racing her against aged mares, I'm pretty sure we'll either train her good or maybe qualify her light so she's tight for the stake races," he said. "We won't let her off two or three weeks and then just go in a stake race. She'll be fun to race against top fillies. I'm not sure she's ready to trot in 1:53, but who knows how fast they'll go." In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Tamarind grabbed the lead with an uncovered backside burst, then held off Monte Cristo Spur by a length to triumph in 1:53.3. The pocket-sitting I Know My Chip was third. Aaron Merriman piloted the 8-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos, who vaulted over $800,000 in career earnings, for owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Dave Palone collected four wins -- including a trio for trainer Ron Burke -- while Jim Pantaleano and Brian Zendt each enjoyed a triple on the 15-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the program features the $32,500 championship of the Atta Boy Dan Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. First post is 1 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows  

WASHINGTON, PA, April 19, 2016 -- Lightly regarded at 10-1, Pointblank Hanover seized the lead with an uncovered backside bid and rolled on to the upset in Tuesday's $33,100 championship of the Classicality Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. Pointblank Hanover's uneven performances in recent outings had prompted Ron Burke, who trains the SJ's Caviar-Puffed-Up gelding, to switch from blinkers to an open bridle for the Classicality. But after two lackluster efforts in preliminary legs -- he finished fourth and fifth -- regular driver Tony Hall had an idea. "He was more controllable with the open bridle, but he was just going through the motions in the race," Hall said. " I asked Ron if he could throw the blinkers on him. Even though he's a little more rank with them, he has more go to him. I figured they would be going some fractions today so I really wouldn't have to fight him that much. "They liked the way he trained with the blinkers. He really responded to them today. He's a decent horse. He just gets a little hot sometimes." When Hall moved him from fourth, Pointblank Hanover swept past the leader, 7-5 favorite Breedlove, and drew off to score in a career-best 1:55.3. Breedlove saved place, 3-3/4 lengths back, while Meadowbranch Memo rallied for show. The win brought Hall his second series championship in as many days, as he captured Monday's final of the Do Me Honor Pace with Wasaga Beach. Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables campaign Pointblank Hanover. The $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot also brought an upset, as 20-1 Princess Pablano moved first over and wore down the leaders to triumph in 1:54.3 for Mike Wilder, trainer Tyler Stillings and owner Rags To Riches of PA. Barn Girl shot the Lightning Lane for second, 3/4 lengths in arrears, with early leader Anaffairtoremember third. The 6-year-old daughter of Holy Guacamolie-CR Princess Bride now boasts $252,148 in lifetime earnings. Wilbur Yoder piloted three winners -- all with horses he trains -- on the 15-race card. Wednesday's program at The Meadows features the $31,300 championship of the Whata Donato Trot for 3-year-old fillies. First post is 1 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows        

WASHINGTON, PA, April 18, 2016 -- Wasaga Beach, who didn't win either of her preliminary divisions, moved powerfully first over and rolled to victory in Monday's $33,700 championship of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. Wasaga Beach entered the series as the filly to beat, having vanquished 3- and 4-year-olds in the final of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace. But she was beaten 26-3/4 lengths in the Do Me Honor opening leg and faded to third in the second leg after cutting the fractions. Tony Hall, her driver in both series, thinks he knows why. "She got sick directly after the final of the first series," Hall said. "There wasn't time between the two series to do anything with her. We just kind of had to tough it out. So she was dull for a couple starts, but it really wasn't her fault. "I feel like I over-raced her last week. I take the blame for that. This week, we decided to race her from behind. She'd been good like that before. She seemed to be back to herself today." The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Adela Hanover showed no signs of illness when Hall sent her after the leader, Sweet You, down the backside. She gobbled up Sweet You, who broke stride in frustration, making Wasaga Beach's job easier. She scored in 1:53, knocking 1.3 seconds from her lifetime mark. Marty Party Two was second, 2-1/2 lengths back, with Hooves On First third. Hall is confident Wasaga Beach is ready for even tougher competition. "I'm sure they'll shoot for the PA Sires Stakes," he said. "I'm thinking she'll have maybe another start or two before that." 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, a hard-used Medusa got up late to down Show Runner by a neck in 1:50.3 -- a career best and just a tick off the track record for older mares. Coffee Addict rallied for show. Bendis trains the 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical, who now boasts $266,867 in lifetime earnings, and owns with Pollack. Dave Palone piloted five winners on the 15-race card. Tuesday's program at The Meadows features the $33,100 championship of the Classicality Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. First post is 1 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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

WASHINGTON, PA, April 13, 2016 -- Goodtogo Hanover rolled to her fifth consecutive victory -- including two straight in the Whata Donato Trot -- in Wednesday's second leg of the series for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. Regal Woman captured the other $17,500 second-leg split. Hammered down to 1-9. Goodtogo Hanover zipped to the lead for Brian Zendt and drew off to score in 1:57, 4-1/4 lengths better than My Pink Bike. A Little Laid Back was third. Bill Zendt trains the daughter of Explosive Matter-Grammy Hall, who figures to be a short-priced favorite in next Wednesday's championship leg, and owns with Gary Saul. Regal Woman used a quick backside burst to get the jump on the favorite, Waterview Hanover, and held on to defeat her by 1/2 length for Mike Wilder in 1:58. I'm Justa Lil Lady earned show. Gary Johnston conditions Regal Woman, a daughter of SJ's Caviar-Broadway Woman, for owner/breeder William Solomon. Palone piloted four winners on the 15-race card while Wilder and trainer Tim Twaddle each enjoyed a triple. For more information, please see: www.meadowsgaming.com. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows              

WASHINGTON, PA, April 12, 2016 -- Breedlove found late racing room and powered to his second straight series win in Tuesday's second leg of the Classicality Trot at The Meadows. Chip's Halloffame collected a Lightning Lane win in the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The championship leg of the Classicality is set for Tuesday, April 19. Breedlove stayed along the cones down the backside while his chief rival, Meadowbranch Memo, pulled the pocket and appeared to get a decisive jump. But Mike Wilder angled Breedlove off the pylons around the final turn, and the son of Cantab Hall-Siren Hall nailed Meadowbranch Memo by a neck in 1:59. Early leader Kash's Explosion earned show. Norm Parker trains Breedlove for Shaleni Farm LLC. In the $20,000 Filly & Mare winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Barn Girl overcame a parked-out first quarter to score in 1:55.3 -- her third straight victory -- for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. The first-over Anaffairtoremember was 3/4 lengths back in second, with Bessie third. The 4-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie extended her career bankroll to $244,756. Wilder piloted four winners on the 15-race card while Tony Hall, Aaron Merriman and Burke each enjoyed a triple by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows    

WASHINGTON, PA, April 11, 2016 -- Hooves On First shot the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Monday's second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Sweet You took the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old fillies. The championship leg of the series is set for Monday, April 18. Away third for Aaron Merriman, Hooves on First waited patiently until the Lightning Lane beckoned. She shot past the leader, Stirling Euphoria, and defeated her by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:55.2 in the slop. Wasaga Beach earned show. Dean Santantonio conditions the daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Modern Medicine and owns with Absolute Return Stable and Regency Group Stable. In the $24,800 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, Spreester made it two straight when she moved three wide into the final turn and powered home in 1:53, a neck better than 60-1 outsider Fox Valley Charm. Early leader Show Runner was third. Merriman drove the 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Rodeo Spree, who extended her career bankroll to $443,671, for trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury. Mike Wilder piloted four winners, including a pair for trainer Ray Romanetti, while Dave Palone fashioned a triple on the 15-race card. For more information, please see: www.meadowsgaming.com. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, April 9, 2016 -- Dismissed at 8-1, Arthur Pendragon dug in late in the slop to prevail in Saturday's opening-leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows. Keystone Dylan captured the other $17,500 split, giving Mike Wilder an opening-leg sweep in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series honors Atta Boy Dan, a fast-class pacer for the Ron Burke stable who shares the track record of 1:49.1 for older geldings. Arthur Pendragon zipped to the lead from post 8 and took the field through a leisurely 1:28.1 three-quarters. But the 4-5 favorite, More Dragon, charged at the leader in the lane, forcing the Dragon Again-Western Realist gelding to find more. He did just that, downing More Dragon by 3/4 lengths in 1:55.3, with the pocket-sitting Cheapskate Hanover third. Dan Altmeyer trains the homebred Arthur Pendragon and owns with Richard Kelson. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace, 10-year-old Sam Hill rolled to a front-end 1:53 victory -- the 40th of his career but first this year -- for Wilder, trainer John Sullivan and owner Don Tiger. The pocket-sitting Visible Gold was second, a length back, with Full Code third. The Artsplace-Apple Of My Eye gelding extended his career bankroll to $437,067. Wilder piloted five winners and Dave Palone four on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows        

WASHINGTON, PA, April 6, 2016 -- Goodtogo Hanover fought hard for the early lead, then rolled to her fourth straight victory in Wednesday's opening leg of the Whata Donato Trot at The Meadows. Waterview Hanover captured the other $17,500 opening-leg division in the event for 3-year-old fillies. The series honors Whata Donato, a fast-class trotting mare currently performing at The Meadows for owner Frank Poerio, Jr. and trainer/driver Doug Snyder. Goodtogo Hanover left from post 2 and was challenged for the early lead by several rivals. But Brian Zendt wouldn't release them, wanting the point for the daughter of Explosive Matter-Grammy Hall, even though it cost him a 27.1 opening quarter to maintain it. The strategy proved successful, as Goodtogo Hanover coasted home in 1:56.4, 3-1/4 lengths better than My Pink Bike, with Rule Of Hall third. Bill Zendt trains Goodtogo Hanover and owns with Gary Saul. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot, Tamarind wore down the leader, Trustworthy Kid, with a relentless uncovered bid and downed him by 1/2 length in 1:53.1. I Know My Chip earned show. Aaron Merriman drove the 8-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos, who now boasts $798,299 in career earnings, for owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Dave Palone piloted four winners -- including a pair for his brother, trainer Mike Palone -- on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Escape The News took advantage of a sizzling three-quarters and pounced late to score in 1:49.1, matching the harness racing track record, in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Unlocked was on a mission on the lead, clicking off three-quarters in 1:21.1 and frustrating most would-be challengers. Not Escape The News, who moved first over from third for Aaron Merriman and nailed Unlocked by a nose. Hall Bro was third. The time equaled Atta Boy Dan’s track record for older geldings. Brewer Adams trains the 7-year-old son of Artiscape-Ideal News, who now boasts $711,976 in career earnings, for Kevin Sywyk. Saturday’s card also featured two second-leg divisions of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings, with Connecting Flight and Dr Drake Ramoray each taking a $12,000 split. It was the second straight series win for Connecting Flight, and if anything, it was easier than his opening-leg romp. The 4-year-old Panspacificflight-Shares Rebound gelding zipped to the front for Dave Palone and steadily widened, scoring in a career-best 1:51.1. Stone Fire Hanover rallied for second, 6-3/4 lengths back, while Keystone Dylan held show. Kevin Johnson conditions Connecting Flight for Erv Miller. Merriman piloted four winners on the 15-race program while Tony Hall and Palone each fashioned a triple. Evan Pattak

Pink Pistol and UF Lindsay Lou Who each captured her second straight series win in Wednesday’s second leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Pink Bike took the other $12,000 second-leg division in the event for harness racing 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters. Pink Pistol had the easier time of it, powering to the front for Dave Palone before the quarter and coasting to an 8-3/4-length victory in 1:55. Regal Woman and Moshannon Motown completed the ticket. Rob Harmon conditions the 3-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall-August Revenue, who has won all four starts this year, for Harmon Racing Stable, Knightstalker Stable and Lynne Mondrick. On the point after a quarter-pole move, UF Lindsay Lou Who had to deal with the serious challenge of Flowers N Songs, who entered the day undefeated in her three-race career. UF Lindsay Lou Who pulled away in the lane to down the challenger by 2-1/2 lengths, with Witnesstheprincess third. Brian Zendt drove the 4-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover-Sweetspellosuccess for trainer Leslie Zendt and owner Up Front Racing LLC. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot, Tamarind was parked to the three-eighths from post 9 but had little trouble holding the lead once there. He scored in 1:53.2 for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury, 1-3/4 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Southwind Warsaw, while Princess Pablano rallied wide for show. The 8-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos extended his career bankroll to $775,249. Palone piloted five winners and Mike Wilder four on the 15-race card. Evan Pattak

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

Off the board in both preliminary legs, Upfront Charlieboy saved his best for last, brushing wide through the lane to pull off a 16-1 harness racing shocker in Tuesday's $32,700 championship of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming trotters at The Meadows. Skyway Cruiser scored narrowly in the $21,250 final of the Winter Claiming Series for $10,000 claiming trotters. A confirmed closer, Upfront Charlieboy's late kick in the preliminary legs netted him only a fourth and a seventh. In the championship, he was still 3-1/2 lengths behind at the top of the stretch when he found another gear for Dan Rawlings. The 8-year-old Cantab Hall-Southern Puff gelding nailed Pembroke Castaway at the wire and downed him by 1/2 length in 1:56. Pittstop Kip earned show. Bill Fahy trains Upfront Charlieboy, who extended his career bankroll to $241,473 for Moira Fahy. Skyway Cruiser, who won the only preliminary division in which he competed, challenged the leadet, Mateo M, at the half. The two dueled the rest of the way, with Skyway Cruiser a nose ahead at the wire in 1:56.2. Crazy Eyes finished third. Mike Wilder piloted Skway Cruiser, a 9-year-old Keep It A Secret-Chartley gelding who now boasts $434,866 in lifetime earnings, for trainer Jimmy Salerno and owner Harry Travis, Jr. In the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Cowgirl Hall blazed the fastest trotting mile of the year at The Meadows when she rolled to a front end victory for Dave Palone in 1:52.4. The pocket-sitting Boo's Party Girl was second, 3 lengths back, while Homepage rallied for show. Ron Burke conditions Cowgirl Hall, a 7-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall who vaulted over $800,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and Michael Rosenthal. Aaron Merriman collected four wins on the 15-race card. Evan Pattak  

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