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Drift Away moved powerfully first over and went on to a comfortable harness racing victory in Tuesday's opening leg of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming trotters at The Meadows. Pittstop Kip shot the Lightning Lane to take the other $15,000 opening-leg split. Drift Away had been hampered by post 8 or 9 for five consecutive starts, when he felt compelled to try for the early lead. On Tuesday, the 9-year-old Trojan Touch-Frances Maxine gelding settled in sixth before getting underway for Tony Hall. He scored in 1:57.3 over a sloppy surface, 1-1/4 lengths better than the rallying Queens Lonely Earl, with Pembroke Castaway third. Andy Rickert trains Drift Away, who extended his career bankroll to $316,623, for Mark Jakubik and Tessa Roland. Tuesday's card also featured three opening-leg divisions of the Winter Claiming Series for $10,000 claiming trotters, with Mateo M, Crazy Eyes and Skyway Cruiser each capturing $8,000 splits. Elsewhere on the program, Bessie was ahead at every pole for the second consecutive start as she prevailed handily in 1:55.2 in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/ Preferred Handicap Trot. The pocket-sitting Cowgirl Hall was second, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Scented Roses closed well for show. Jim Pantaleano piloted the 5-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi-Cantabs Chorine, who vaulted over $200,000 in lifetime earnings, for trainer Rick Clapper and owners Paula Clapper, Umholtz Racing Stable and Kennedy Sports Corp. Pantaleano collected five wins and Hall three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 2, 2016 -- Bessie endured a contested first quarter and went on to a comfortable harness racing victory in 1:54 -- matching her career best -- in Tuesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Bessie was stretched by Boo's Party Girl while trying for the early lead and forced to a speedy 27.2 opening panel. But the 5-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi-Cantab's Chorine easily thwarted the first-over bid of Whata Donato and defeated her by 3/4 lengths for Jim Pantaleano. Boo's Party Girl saved show. Rick Clapper trains Bessie, who won for the fourth time in her last seven starts and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $192,964, for Paula Clapper, Umholtz Racing Stable and Kennedy Sports Corp. Aaron Merriman and Dave Palone each collected three victories on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 1, 2016 -- Coffee Addict outdueled Medusa in the stretch to score a narrow harness racing victory in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Hammered down to 1-2, Coffee Addict retook the lead for Jim Pantaleano past the quarter and enjoyed a much-needed 29.1 second-panel breather. That served her well late, when she was able to hold off the first-over Medusa by a nose in 1:52.4. Early leader Tipitina saved show. Norm Parker trains Coffee Addict, a 6-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Kahlua Queen who now boasts $452,529 in career earnings, for James Clarke, Sr. and Andrew Altobelli. Dave Palone piloted four winners and Eric Goodell three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 14, 2015 -- When stablemates Some Kinda Beach and Bestinthebusiness squared off in the stretch one week ago, Some Kinda Beach prevailed by a nose to earn bragging rights in harness racing trainer Paul Kennedy's barn at The Meadows. On Monday, the racing conditions were different -- the pair battled in the slop -- but the results were the same, as Some Kinda Beach again outdueled Bestinthebusiness in the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace. After considerable early skirmishing, Bestinthebusiness brushed to the front before the half, giving Some Kinda Beach and Eric Goodell the pocket. Freshened by that breather, Some Kinda Beach powered past in the lane to score in 1:51.2, 2 lengths better than his stablemate. Early leader Stonebridge Adam saved show. Keith Pippi campaigns the 5-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Art's Fantasy, who now boasts $246,782 in career earnings. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners and Dave Palone three on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 11, 2015 -- Tamarind waited patiently for the harness racing Lightning Lane, then poured through to capture Friday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Tamarind was away second for Aaron Merriman, stalking the leader, Lady's Dude, until mid-stretch. The 7-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos surged inside and downed the rallying Rompaway Galaxy by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:53.2. Lady's Dude saved show. Bill Bercury owns and trains Tamarind, who now boasts $734,424 in career earnings. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 9, 2015 -- Bessie powered to the lead past the quarter and faced little pressure thereafter as she rolled to a harness racing victory in Wednesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Away third for Jim Pantaleano, Bessie overtook the leader, Barn Girl and enjoyed a comfortable 57.2 front half. Anaffairtoremember avoided a tangle of horses down the backside to emerge a clear second, but she was unable to gain substantially on Bessie. The 4-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi-Cantab's Chorine prevailed in 1:54.2, 1-3/4 lengths better than Anaffairtoremember, while Barn Girl saved show. Rick Clapper trains Bessie, who now boasts $158,929 in career earnings, for Paula Clapper, Umholtz Racing Stable and Kennedy Sports Corp. Dave Palone, Wilbur Yoder, Pantaleano and trainers Ron Burke and Marcus Marashian each enjoyed a double on the 15-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, July 4, 2015 -- Stucklikeglue zipped to the front for harness racing driver Jim Pantaleano and, taking advantage of the misfortunes of two top contenders, rolled to victory in Friday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Stucklikeglue was battling Certified Ideal for the early lead when Certified Ideal broke stride, taking herself and Do Me Honor out of the race. Stucklikeglue might not have needed the help, but the 4-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ruth Plumsted fully exploited the situation, defeating the first over Jaded Dream by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:52. The pocket-sitting Phone Terror finished third. Doug Hinklin trains Stucklikeglue, who extended her career bankroll to $197,745, for Parent Racing Stable. It was one of three wins on the 12-race card for Pantaleano. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Whata Donato stalked the leader from the pocket, then blazed through the stretch to capture Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at the harness racing meeting at The Meadows. Trainer/driver Doug Snyder hustled Whata Donato to the lead but willingly accepted the cover of Cowgirl Hall. In the lane, Whata Donato swung wide to overtake the leader and held off the lightning lane charge of Boo's Party Girl to down her by a nose in 1:54.3. Anaffairtoremember rallied for show. Frank Poerio, Jr. campaigns Whata Donato, a 5-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover-Donven Promise who boosted her lifetime bankroll to $252,396. Jim Pantaleano piloted three winners on the 14-race card. Evan Pattak - The Meadows Racetrack & Casino    

WASHINGTON, PA, April 15, 2015 -- In the opening leg of the Daylon Miracle Trot at The Meadows, She Glides scored in 1:56.3, fastest of the year by a sophomore filly trotter on a harness racing five-eighths-mile track. But the daughter of Glidemaster - Some Like It Lindy wasn't content to rest on her laurels. In Wednesday's second leg of the series, she lowered her own national season's mark, powering to the lead for Jim Pantaleano and winning under wraps in a career-best 1:55.4. RV Janet was 8-3/4 lengths back in second, with Mercer County third. Jennifer Sabot trains She Glides, who has won her series splits by a combined 21-1/4 lengths, for Little Bapa, LLC. Donato Babe and Isabella Carina took the other $14,000 series splits. The championship leg of the Daylon Miracle is set for Wednesday, April 22. Elsewhere on the card, Unefoisdansmavie captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot with a powerful first-over move that carried her to victory in 1:55. Whata Donato and Anaffairtoremember completed the ticket. Mike Wilder drove Unefoisdansmavie, an 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World who soared over $500,000 in career earnings, for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. In the $16,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Pace, Dew N Doughnuts withstood a number of challenges while on the lead and triumphed for Wilder, trainer Norm Parker and owner Tom Klosky, Jr. in 1:52.4. Hillbilly Hanover was second, 1/2 length back, while Want Me earned show. A 5-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration, Dew N Doughnuts extended his lifetime bankroll to $217,495. Burke enjoyed a four-bagger on the 14-race card while Dave Palone and Wilder each piloted three winners. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino       A world-class entertainment destination, The Meadows features over 80 table games and more than 3,300 slot machines, premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor and the racetrack, a racing grandstand with VIP suites, a simulcast area, and an all-ages bowling center. The Meadows also offers a high limit slots area and an exclusive high limit table games room featuring exceptional service in a relaxing, upscale setting.       For more information, please see: www.meadowsgaming.com.       Cannery Casino Resorts       The Meadows is owned by Las Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts (CCR). CCR conceived, built and operates two highly regarded resorts in Las Vegas: the Cannery Casino & Hotel and the Eastside Cannery. For more information, please see: www.cannerycasinos.com.           # # #       Gambling Problem? Call (800) 848-1880                      

WASHINGTON, PA, April 8, 2015 -- She Glides, the 1-2 favorite, powered to the lead at the quarter and drew off to triumph by 12-1/2 lengths in 1:56.3, fastest in Wednesday's opening leg of the Daylon Miracle Trot for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. The time matches the fastest this year for sophomore fillies on a five-eighths-mile track. The opening leg was conducted over three divisions, with Byfleet Hanover and Donato Babe taking the other $14,000 splits. The series honors Daylon Miracle, a top performer in the Bill Bercury stable. Away third, She Glides moved easily to the front for Jim Pantaleano and had no challengers thereafter, lowering her lifetime mark by 2.4 seconds. Mercer County was a distant second while RV Janet earned show. Jennifer Sabot trains the daughter of Glidemaster-Some Like It Lindy for Little Bapa LLC. In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, At Press Time rallied from worst to first in the final quarter for Tony Hall and scored in 1:51.1 to down Dew N Doughnuts by a length, with Hillbilly Hanover third. Ron Burke conditions the 4-year-old son of Western Terror-So Right, who now boasts $438,872 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Elsewhere on Wednesday's card, Mattamerican captured the $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace in 1:50.4, fastest mile this year by a 4-year-old stallion on a five-eighths-mile track. Dave Palone piloted the son of Allamerican Native-Mattadorable for conditioner Norm Parker and owner/breeder Bob Key. Hall, Aaron Merriman and trainer Randy Bendis each fashioned a triple on the 14-race program. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 30, 2015 -- Crazolo quarter-poled to the lead and had no serious challenges thereafter in capturing his second straight harness racing victory in Monday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. Crazolo dropped into an optional claiming handicap to get last week's win and was so impressive that he was sent off the 9-5 favorite despite the jump in class. Away third, Crazolo brushed to the lead for Jim Pantaleano and easily held off the first-over Tamarind by 3/4 lengths in 1:54.4. Call To Post rallied from last for show. Paul Corey conditions Crazolo, a 4-year-old Crazed-Stroke Play gelding who vaulted over $100,000 in career earnings, for Michelle Yanek. Dave Palone, Mile Wilder and Pantaleano each piloted three winners on the 14-race card. THE MEADOWS TUESDAY CARD: $20,000 PICK 5 GUARANTEE, $5,000 PICK 4 GUARANTEE On Tuesday, March 31, the live card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will feature two total pool guarantees — a $20,000 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. The Meadows added the “instant” Pick 5 guarantee after Monday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a two-day carryover of $5,148.04, while the $5,000 Pick 4 guarantee is a regular feature each Monday and Tuesday. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 10-14) 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. Evan Pattak The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 27, 2015 -- Mike Wilder continued his hot streak Friday at The Meadows, winning six times -- including five straight -- on the 12-race harness racing card. It was the second time this week he won as many as five races on a single program. On Friday, Wilder swept races 2-6, then added a win in race 11 for good measure. Two of Wilder's victories were for trainer Ron Burke while he notched one win each for conditioners Dan Altmeyer, Jim Arledge, Jr., Kris Rickert and Tyler Stillings. In Friday's feature, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Preferred Handicap Pace, Macharoundtheclock abandoned her customary closing style, roared to the early lead for Eric Ledford and scored an easy front-end victory in 1:53.4. Do Me Honor finished second, 1-1/2 lengths back, with Certified Ideal third. Tim Twaddle trains Macharoundtheclock, a 5-year-old daughter of Mach Three -Summers Soul who now boasts $415,202 in career earnings, for Birnam Wood Farms. Jim Pantaleano fashioned a three-bagger on Friday's program. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan made it three straight at The Meadows when he strolled through a leisurely 58 half, then blazed home in 55.4 to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace. Dave Palone was able to work out that comfortable half for Atta Boy Dan, which left the 6-year-old Western Terror - Dropitlikesitshot gelding plenty in reserve to thwart the stern first-over challenge from I'm Feelin Good. Atta Boy Dan scored in 1:53.4, 1-1/4 lengths better than the ground-saving Dew N Doughnuts, while I'm Feelin Good saved show. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who extended his career bankroll to $244,560, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano and trainer Paul Corey teamed for three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 9, 2014 — Dismissed at 32-1, Americangirlfriend stayed calm when her cover broke stride and pulled off the upset in Tuesday’s $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows. Americangirlfriend and Jim Pantaleano were following Miss Kilo when that one jumped it off entering the final turn. Unperturbed, Americangirlfriend persevered and scored in a career-best 1:52.2, 1-1/4 lengths better than the rallying Tremor Hanover. Early leader R Marie Hanover saved show. J.C. Miller, Jr. trains the 3-year-old daughter of Real Desire-Movealittlecloser, who soared over $100,000 in lifetime earnings, for Randy Ringer. Mike Wilder drove four winners on the 15-race card while Tony Hall, Aaron Merriman and trainer Mark Goldberg each fashioned a triple. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 31, 2014 -- Santa Fe Beachboy quarter-poled to the lead and held off the determined bid of Visible Gold to capture Friday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. In his last outing, Santa Fe Beachboy took on some of the sport's best in the $150,000 Dayton Derby and was no match for the likes of Clear Vision and Foiled Again. But he was plenty tough Friday, snapping Visible Gold's four-race winning streak by downing him by 1/2 length in 1:51. Brooklyn Flight shot the Lightning Lane show. Jim Pantaleano drove the 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Santa Fe Yankee, who extended his career bankroll to $122,093, for trainer Brian Brown and owner Santa Fe Stable. In Friday's companion feature, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Kandian Klub moved powerfully first over for Dave Palone to score in 1:55, 1-3/4 lengths better than Mistress Valentine. Victory Is Coming earned show. Ron Burke conditions Kandian Klub, a 5-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-KT Dee Dee who now boasts lifetime earnings of $172,851, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Palone drove five winners -- four for Burke -- on the 15-race card while Tony Hall enjoyed a four-bagger. Pantaleano and trainer Mike Palone each fashioned a triple. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday with s special card that features the championships of four late-closing series. First post is 6:55 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Tall Cotton sets a new track record of 1:53.2 for a harness racing aged gelded trotter at Scioto Downs. The previous record of 1:54 was held by JJ Hall and War Cry Hall. The 8-year old son of Revenue S out of B Cor Peatra is trained by Ron Burke who also owns along with Weaver Bruscemi, Ed Gold and Howard Taylor. Tall Cotton started from post four in the field of eight condition trotters. Chris Page had the lines and chased after the $18,000 purse. Page left hard for command and trotted an opening quarter in :27.3. Dan Noble and Fusion Man followed suit and were able to drop in second. The quick pace continued on to the half clocked in :55.4. Boy Meets Girl K and Randy Tharps started their first up rally and pushed the pace down to three quarters in 1:24.4. Fusion Man sat the pocket until wheeling in mid stretch to give his bid, but would be just a head shy. Final Breath and Hugh Beatty were a closing third. She's Shocking sets a new career best of 1:51 in the $25,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. The 5-year old mare by Electric Yankee out of Notorious One is conditioned by Scott Mogan who partially owns with Diamond Chip Stable and Charles Guiler. Kayne Kauffman had the assignment from post six in the full field of nine, but that didn't deter him from leaving. She's Shocking left like a rocket along with heavy favorite, Betterluvnexttime who cleared to the opening quarter in :26.2 and provided a perfect pocket trip to She's Shocking. The pace didn't slow much as they paced to the half in :54.4. Sissy Bar and Dan Noble started their first over bid and gave cover to a second over Sweetheart Dance. Sissy Bar applied pressure as they paced down to three quarters in 1:22.3. This left Kauffman licking his chops as they battled until the top of stretch. She's Shocking waited for room from a tiring Sissy Bar to pull out and pace a head clear of Betterluvnexttime. Jim Pantaleano and Sweetheart Dance came on for third. Racing returns Saturday (September 13) post time 6:30 p.m. Scioto Downs Racino

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