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WASHINGTON, PA, June 10, 2015 -- Harness racing driver Mike Wilder piloted six winners Wednesday at The Meadows, including the feature -- a $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace -- with Seventh Secret. Wilder collected two wins for trainer Tim Twaddle and one each for conditioners Dan Altmeyer, Rick Clapper, Lou Goans and Dane Snyder. Seventh Secret was a newcomer to The Meadows' top pace, but he didn't let the veterans of the class bully him. He sped to the lead from post 2 for Wilder and rolled home comfortably in 1:50.3. At Press Time rallied for second, 3/4 lengths back, while Easy Again shot the Lightning Lane for show. Altmeyer trains Seventh Secret, a 4-year-old son of Allamerican Native-Secret Song who extended his career bankroll to $218,134, for Ruth Altmeyer, Eric Hucthison and Heather Wilder. Elsewhere on the program, Hillbilly Hanover notched a front-end victory in 1:49.4, first sub-1:50 mile this year at The Meadows. Aaron Merriman drove the 6-year-old Dragon Again-Hattie gelding for owner/trainer Bill Bercury. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, May 26, 2015 -- TSM Photo Bugger stalked the dueling leaders from the pocket, then zipped through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a harness racing career-best 1:53. While Tamarind and Classicality battled throughout the final quarter, TSM Photo Bugger awaited his chance in the Lightning Lane. The 8-year-old SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding had just enough to edge Tamarind by a nose, with Classicality a close-up third. Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, who now boasts $514,241 in lifetime earnings, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. Dave Palone piloted four winners on the 14-race card while Dan Rawlings and Mike Wilder each enjoyed a triple.. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, May 18, 2015 -- Dismissed at 19-1, Call To Post barreled through the lane after a ground-saving trip to pull off the stunning harness racing upset in Monday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Doug Snyder didn't call on Call To Post until the top of the stretch, when he angled the 6-year-old Tom Ridge-Poster Princess gelding off the cones. Once he saw racetrack, Call To Post rushed past the leader, Trustworthy Kid, and downed him by a length in 1:53.3, matching his lifetime best. The first-over Daylon Miracle was third. Dane Snyder trains Call To Post, who extended his career bankroll to $215,869, for Danielle Snyder. Mike Wilder piloted three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 20, 2015 — Chef Lee completed his sweep of the Tamarind Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings when he dug in late to capture Monday’s $35,800 harness racing championship at The Meadows. Chef Lee moved to the lead before the quarter and took the field through what appeared to be a comfortable 1:28.4 three-quarters. But when Simeon angled off the pylons from third for the stretch drive, the battle was on. Chef Lee found more for Mike Wilder and downed Simeon by a nose in 1:58, with Flying Muscles third. “I probably should have let my horse sprint a little quicker, but I thought I was okay,” said Wilder, who piloted three winners on the 14-race card. “I pulled the plugs at the top of the stretch, and I got after him as much as I ever do, which is just peck at him. He was giving me all he had at the wire.” Chef Lee’s victory was especially meaningful for owner/trainer Norm Parker, who selected Chef Lee for his uncle, longtime Standardbred owner Rex Lee Parker, and purchased the gelded son of Cantab Hall-Summer Savory at Lexington as a yearling. “Uncle Rex told me I could bid up to $12,000,” Norm Parker said, “and that’s exactly what we gave for him.” When the elder Parker was diagnosed with cancer, he willed his Standardbreds to his nephew. At the time of Rex Lee Parker’s death in October 2014, Chef Lee was the only horse remaining in his stable. Rex Lee Parker never got to see his final horse win, as Chef Lee didn’t take a mark in 10 starts at 2 while remaining competitive in stakes company. “Where I raced him made a difference,” Norm Parker said. “He was in stake races most of the year, and I thought he had a chance to be a really nice horse. This year, he started out with the kind of horses he’s able to beat.” Chef Lee is undefeated in four 2015 outings and likely will be placed more judiciously. “He’ll be in Pennsylvania stuff,” Norm Parker said. “We’ll see whether we go sires or stallion series.” He views Chef Lee as a cherished connection to his late uncle. For one thing, Dwane Parker — Norm’s dad and Rex Lee’s brother — comes to the Parker stable almost daily to check up on Chef Lee. And Norm Parker feels something even stronger. “Uncle Rex is looking down on us,” he said. “Something’s going right, so we’ll say he has a little bit to do with it.” Tuesday’s card at The Meadows features the $32,800 championship of the Visible Gold Pace for sophomore colts and geldings, which goes as race 9. First post is 12:55 PM. Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, April 13, 2015 -- Chef Lee inherited the lead near the quarter and made the most of it, rolling to his second straight harness racing victory in Monday's Tamarind Trot at The Meadows. Simeon took the other $17,500 second-leg split in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The championship leg of the Tamarind Trot is set for Monday, April 20. Special Action outdueled Chef Lee for the early lead only to break stride shortly thereafter. Chef Lee might not have needed the help, as he scored in 1:57.2, lowering his lifetime mark by 2.4 seconds. Tails was 4-1/2 lengths back in second, while Only The Brave recovered from an early break to earn show. Mike Wilder drove the Cantab Hall-Summer Savory gelding for owner/trainer Norm Parker. Off stride in his three most recent appearances, Simeon rebounded nicely for Dan Rawlings, sitting comfortably in the pocket before zipping by in the Lightning Lane to down Flying Muscles by a length in 1:59.1. The first-over Knucklebiter finished third. David Wade conditions Simeon, an Andover Hall-Keystone Ariana gelding, and owns with Anne Wade, Gerald Brittingham and William Peel III. In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, TSM Photo Bugger used a pocket trip and late kick to upset the 3-5 favorite, Daylon Miracle, by a head at a healthy 28-1 for Wilder, trainer Jan Fread and owner/breeder Ted Tomson. Run And Tell Pap completed the ticket. An 8-year-old SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding, TSM Photo Bugger now boasts $493,201 in career earnings. It was among Wilder's three victories on the 14-race card. THE MEADOWS TRIPLES TUESDAY PICK 4 GUARANTEE TO $15K The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has tripled -- to $15,000 -- the total-pool guarantee for its Tuesday, April 14 Pick 4 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 4 guarantees are regular features each Monday and Tuesday, The Meadows upped the ante when Monday's Pick 4 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $3,954.18. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (Races 4-7) 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. 24, 2015 -- Mistress Valentine overpowered the field with a strong first-over move that carried her to a harness racing victory in Tuesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Mike Wilder hustled Mistress Valentine to a seat fourth from post 8. When no cover materialized down the backside, the 6-year-old daughter of Master Glide - Patsy's Valentine did the heavy lifting herself, gobbling up the leaders and scoring in 1:55.3. Anaffairtoremember was second, 2-3/4 lengths back, with Kandian Klub third. Tyler Stillings conditions Mistress Valentine, who now boasts lifetime earnings of $256,354, and owns with Rags To Riches Of PA. It was one of five wins on the 14-race card for Wilder. In the companion feature, the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Classicality moved first over from fourth to capture his initial 2015 win in 1:54.3, 1-1/4 lengths better than Crazolo. Tall Cotton shot the Lightning Lane for show. Lisa Dunn-Adams trains Classicality, a 5-year-old Classic Photo - Penn Worthy Lane gelding who extended his career bankroll to $196,262, for Dunn Stable. Aaron Merriman enjoyed a four-bagger on the day. 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, Feb. 10, 2015 -- Mistress Valentine followed Whata Donato around the track, then blew by her in the lane to capture Tuesday's harness racing $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Mike Wilder hustled Mistress Valentine to the lead, and the pair settled in behind Whata Donato, who was trying to overcome post 9. The 6-year-old daughter of Master Glide - Patsy's Valentine pulled the pocket before the final turn and drew off to down Whata Donato by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:56.3. The ground-saving Ajuama finished third. Tyler Stillings trains Mistress Valentine, who extended her career bankroll to $239,479, and owns with Rags To Riches Of PA. Wilder also was prominent In Tuesday's co-feature, the $18,000 Winners Over Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, when he guided Tall Cotton to victory off a layoff of nearly 4-1/2 months. Tall Cotton, who shares the all-age track record of 1:51.3 on the trot, triumphed in 1:56, a neck better than TSM Photo Bugger. Classicality earned show. Ron Burke conditions Tall Cotton, who soared over $600,000 in lifetime earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Edwin Gold and Howard Taylor. THE MEADOWS ADDS $5,000 GUARANTEE FOR WEDNESDAY PICK 5 On Wednesday, Feb. 11, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $5,000-guaranteed total pool for its Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. The Meadows added the “instant” guarantee after Tuesday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $1,228.11. Minimum wager for the 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 Wednesday’s program is 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 2, 2015 -- Appomattox vaulted to the lead from post 9, then cruised to a comfortable harness racing victory in Monday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Appomattox had been taking on tough fields at The Meadowlands and more than holding his own. The 6-year-old, battle-tested son of Yankee Glide-Courtney Hill had little trouble overcoming his difficult post position and scoring in 1:55.1, two lengths better than the rallying Classicality. The pocket-sitting TSM Photo Bugger held third. Ron Burke trains Appomattox, who now boasts $456,398 in career earnings, for Reima Kuisla Stable. Mike Wilder and Burke each fashioned a four-bagger on the 14-race card while Tony Hall enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 28, 2015 -- Dew N Doughnuts kicked by the leader, Visible Gold, in the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's harness racing $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life / Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dew N Doughnuts had a chance last week to upset Visible Gold in the Lightning Lane but fell a nose short. On Wednesday, the 5-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration moved determinedly for Mike Wilder and nailed the 1-1 favorite by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:55.3. The first-over Desperation raced well for show. Norm Parker trains Dew N Doughnuts, who extended his career bankroll to $181,895, for owner/breeder Thomas Klosky, Jr. Brady Brown and Mike Wilder each piloted a pair of winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 12, 2014 -- Dismissed at 13-1, TSM Photo Bugger easily disposed of the 1-9 favorite, Cowgirl Hall, around the final turn and went on to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Cowgirl Hall was seeking her sixth straight victory, but she was no match for the winner, who moved from third past the three-quarters for Mike Wilder. TSM Photo Bugger triumphed in 1:55.3, 2-3/4 lengths better than Overandovervictory. Andoversure earned show while Cowgirl Hall faded to fourth. Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, a 7-year-old SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding who now has banked $445,011 in his career, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. It was one of five wins on the 15-race card for Wilder. In Friday's companion feature, a $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Anaffairtoremember moved three wide down the backside to get the jump on Whata Donato and defeat her by 1-3/4 lengths for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Crazy Grigio was well back in third. The 4-year-old daughter of Angus Hall-Val Lee Woman extended her lifetime earnings to $294,332. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 8, 2014 -- Dew N Doughnuts powered to the lead at the quarter and rolled to a comfortable victory in Monday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. Hammered down to 4-5, Dew N Doughnuts justified the heavy support as he made the decisive move from third for Mike Wilder and scored in 1:52. Nitro Seelster rallied for second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while I'm Feelin Good closed well for show. Norm Parker trains Dew N Doughnuts, a 4-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration who now boasts $158,295 in career earnings, for Tom Klosky, Jr. Tony Hall piloted four winners and Dave Palone three on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 3, 2014 -- Count Me In quarter-poled to the lead and held off the late charge of Classicality to capture Wednesday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. Count Me In was away second when Wilbur Yoder sent him to the front. The 5-year-old Full Count-Howl gelding withstood the first-over challenge of Classicality and defeated him by 3/4 lengths in 1:55.2 over a sloppy surface. Call To Post found late racing room for third. Lady's Dude, Ohio's 2014 champion 3-year-old, saw his six-race winning streak snapped when he grabbed the point early but faded to finish fifth. Marty Wollam trains Count Me In, who now boasts $353,219 in career earnings, and owns with Acadia Farms. Mike Wilder piloted four winners and Dave Palone three on the 15-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows  

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 1, 2014 -- Rebounding from a tough outing, Easy Again seized the early lead and rolled through the slop to capture Monday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. In his most recent start, Easy Again was parked early and eventually broke stride. The 5-year-old Dragon Again-Kuklapanandollie ridgling had no such misfortune Monday when he made the front from post 8 for Dave Palone and coasted in 1:53.1. The pocket-sitting Dew N Doughnuts was second, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Classic Rock Nroll third. Ron Burke trains Easy Again, who now boasts $726,381 in career earnings, fur Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, M1 Stable and Panhellenic Stable. Mike Wilder piloted five winners and Jim Pantaleano four on the 15-race card while Paul Corey fashioned a training triple. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 7, 2014 -- Idling in eighth by 9 lengths at the half, Beach Memories launched an amazing bid that carried him to victory by a widening 5-1/4 lengths in Friday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. In his most recent starts, Beach Memories had taken on some of the best in the sport -- including Bettor's Edge, Sweet Lou, Clear Vision and Foiled Again -- so Mike Wilder knew the Somebeachsomewhere-Allamerican Memoir gelding would have plenty of pace when asked. He blew by his stablemate, Santa Fe Beachboy, to score in 1:51. When Santa Fe Beachboy kept his nose ahead of Major Belle for show, it gave trainer Brian Brown an exacta sweep. Strollin Stable, AWS Stables, King McNamara and Country Club Acres campaign Beach Memories, who now boasts $493,804 in career earnings. Wilder drove six winners on the 15-race card while trainer Ron Burke enjoyed a triple. With his four wins on the program, Dave Palone pushed his career victory total to 16,743, eight short of the 16,751 compiled by the world's "winningest" driver, Heinz Wewering. Because Wewering remains active in Germany and has been averaging about one victory per week, Palone's target may change slightly. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 24 -- Murderers Row mowed 'em down again Friday at The Meadows, capturing her second straight in a late-closing series for freshman filly trotters. Best Glider recovered from an early break to gain her second series victory while Phabaj Hanover and RV Janet also took $12,500 splits. The championships of all four current series for 2-year-olds at The Meadows are set for Saturday, Nov. 1. As she did in her initial series win, Murderers Row fired from the gate for Dave Palone and was ahead at every call, scoring comfortably in 1:59.4. The pocket-sitting She Glides was second, 3-1/2 lengths back. Red's Winner rallied for show. Ron Burke trains the daughter of Donato Hanover-Housethatruthbuilt for the Chuck Sylvester stable and owners Steve Jones, Mary Kinsey and Ted Gewertz. In the two companion features on Friday's card, one of the track's top performers extended his winning streak while another saw her victory skein end with a tough beat. In the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace, Visible Gold found the Lightning Lane just in time to prevail in 1:52 for Palone, Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables. Odin Blue Chip was second, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Artist Night third. It was the fourth straight for the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight-Gabrielle gelding, who now has banked $351,444. However, in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Anaffairtoremember, who had won both starts since shipping to The Meadows, fell a neck short and settled for place when Crazy Grigio angled off the cones in the stretch and found racing room wide to score in 1:55 for Eric Goodell. Kandian Klub earned show. Burke conditions Crazy Grigio, a 4-year-old daughter of Crazed-Musetta Hanover who pushed her career earnings to $134,498, for Albert Crawford and Michelle Crawford. Burke and Mike Wilder each enjoyed a four-bagger on the 15-race card while Palone fashioned a triple. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows 

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