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WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 7, 2017 -- Already Pennsylvania's Stallion Series champion 2-year-old male trotter, Hockey Hanover completed an unusual harness racing double when he captured Saturday's PA Fairs final at The Meadows. On a sun-splashed, unseasonably warm day, The Meadows hosted all eight PA Fairs championships, each with a purse of $24,200, and joined with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association to stage the annual "Pink-Out" to benefit breast cancer research. The event offered many festive activities, none more enjoyable to the McMullen Stable than the victory by Hockey Hanover. McMullen Stable purchased the Explosive Matter-Hotentrot gelding for $10,000 as a yearling and saw his earnings soar to $91,630. Yet trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder wasn't as confident as he might have been, as Hockey Hanover was a disappointing fifth in his last tune-up for the fairs final. Leaving from the rail, Yoder pushed Hockey Hanover for the lead rather than settle for a seat. "He's been having a little trouble lately, and the main concern was trying to get him around the first turn," Yoder said. "I was concentrating on that. But when they come at him, he digs in. He'll have a couple months off now, a well-deserved break." Hockey Hanover shrugged off a challenge by Grapple Hanover in the lane and prevailed in 1:58.1, 2-3/4 lengths better than the ground-saving Yougottabecrazy, with Grapple Hanover third. Elsewhere on the championship card, Yoder and McMullen Stable teamed for another crown with All Set Lets Go while Aaron Merriman earned a pair of titles. The "King of the Fairs," 71-year-old Roger Hammer, collected his 22nd fairs title at The Meadows with a colossal upset. Oh yes: an up-and-coming trainer named Ron Burke got a taste of fairs circuit success with a championship. The highlights: 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace -- Cirrus De Vie Venier Hanover had been pounding his foes so relentlessly that he was hammered down to 1-9. Someone forgot to tell the King he had been overthrown. Hammer sent the 25-1 Cirrus De Vie to the front with a quarter-pole move, and the son of Real Artist-Walk On The Beach won handily in 1:55.2, 1-1/4 lengths better than Starvin Marvin. Venier Hanover had to settle for show. "I thought I would give Venier Hanover a race for his money," Hammer said. "I figured if I could get this horse back to the top and let him roll, I would make Venier come first over after him." Hammer and Vicki Lynn Fair own Cirrus De Vie, who has a surprise awaiting him when he returns to Hammer's Bedford, PA farm -- and it's not a sweet treat. "He'll be turned out and castrated tomorrow," Hammer said. "He needs it. He's a little on the sulky side." 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot -- Rockefeller Lindy Rockefeller Lindy was trying to pass New Heaven in the Lightning Lane when there was contact between the two. Rockefeller Lindy jumped once and, in a remarkable show of poise for a young trotter, came back down on gait and downed New Heaven by x in 1:57.2 for Merriman. Irish Valentine rallied for show. "I thought he would go down, but he kept trotting. That's the only thing that saved us," said Bill Daugherty, Jr., who conditions the Lucky Chucky-A Touch Of Lindy gelding -- an $18,000 yearling acquisition -- for Susan Daugherty. "He's always been good gaited, but man oh man, going that speed and he's tired, you can imagine. I'll probably quit with him for the year. I've had enough, and he's had enough." 2-Year-Old Filly Trot -- All Set Lets Go All Set Lets Go had been virtually unbeatable for Yoder and McMullen Stable -- she swept her final 12 preliminary fair events -- and she was no less dominating Saturday. She powered to the front with a quarter-pole move and defeated entry-mates Opal Hanover and Drinking Class in 1:58.3, a life mark. "She's pretty honest -- trots all the time and minds her business," Yoder said. "She's pretty good off the gait and gets into position. We'll race her in some overnights and hope we find a class where she's competitive." 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers -- Midway Island At about the same time Midway Island was rolling to his facile victory, Burke's champion mare, Hannelore Hanover, was performing at the Red Mile, turning in the second-fastest mile ever trotted. Nevertheless, the trainer had to be pleased with the Somebeachsomewhere-Up Front Gal gelding, who won all six of his fair circuit starts after his mid-season acquisition by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Knox Services and David Wills. In the championship, Midway Island retook the lead past the quarter for Chris Shaw, leading driver on the fairs circuit this year, and triumphed in 1:52.2. Ginger Tree Marty closed well for place, 4-3/4 lengths back, while Cinnabar Dragon completed the ticket. "I had to put everybody else in a hole," Shaw said. "I didn't want to be coming from the three hole." 3-Year-Old Filly Pace -- Bella Ragaza Merriman got his second crown with Bella Ragaza who, after a winless freshman season, put it all together this year and bagged 11 victories entering the championship. She quarter-poled to the top and had little trouble holding off Keystone Nikki by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:55.4, fastest of her career. A trapped in Camera Lady earned show. "She's very handy but more of a grinder than a sprinter," Merriman said. "If you can get her to the front and keep her moving, she'll keep going on the end." Linda Schadel trains the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Armbro Bahama and owns with Roxanna Buffington. 2-Year-Old Filly Trot -- Nicole Hanover Nicole Hanover needed every foot of the stretch to get by the stubborn Kylah, but she ultimately prevailed by a head over the game leader in a career-fastest 1:58.3, with Lightning Lois third. "She needed a helmet to follow," said winning driver Brian Zendt. "She's won a lot of races on the front end, but she's not used to going three-quarters in 1:27 at the fairs. I could have used the Lightning Lane, but sometimes green horses don't know what's going on there, so I'm glad I had room outside." Robert Rougeaux III conditions the daughter of Explosive Matter-Nan's Conway for Brocious Racing Stable. 2-Year-Old Filly Pace -- Pretty Proud Pretty Proud was pretty fast early, taking the field through three-quarters in a snappy 1:26.1. She slowed in the lane but was determined enough to outlast Marvalous Song by 3/4 lengths in 1:57.2 -- easily a life mark -- for Jim Pantaleano. Keystone Diamond, the wagering favorite, lacked racing room and was a hard-luck third. "The fractions took their toll on all of them late in the mile," said Rich Gillock, who conditions the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Pears N Amoretto and owns with Barbara Richardson and James Richardson. "One of her big assets all year has been she can leave the gate. A couple of her main contenders had road trouble and couldn't quite catch up to us. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 2, 2017 -- The Meadows Racetrack and Casino hosted eight Pennsylvania Stallion Series championships Saturday, each carrying a $40,000 purse, and the harness racing finals yielded a treasure of memorable moments. Like Clockwork and Sidewalk Dancer extended their winning streaks to five. Four stake records fell. And Donttellmeagain wrapped up an extraordinary stallion series performance over two years, winning Saturday's championship and his eighth consecutive stallion series race in as many starts. Donttellmeagain figured to be rough on his 3-year-old colt and gelding foes in the stallion series; his more-than-respectable third-place finish in the Hempt final to Fear The Dragon, harness racing's top-rated horse, was proof enough of that. But Jim King, who trains the Dragon Again-Donttellmewhattodo gelding for Paton Racing Stables, wasn't worried about this year alone. "We still have the Liberty Bell, the Keystone Classic and the Simpson," King said. "We'll probably do this. He has a chip in an ankle, so we'll take that out when the season's done. We're planning on bringing him back. The long-term goal was to get him through this season as good as possible and see what kind of horse he can make. That's why we didn't put him in with the sires stake horses." In the championship, Donttellmeagain easily overtook Jo Pa's Somebeach with a first-over move for Tim Tetrick and downed him by 3 lengths in 1:50.3, with Mike's Z Tam third. The time knocked a tick from the previous stake mark set by Stevensville in 2014. With the win, Donttellmeagain soared over $200,000 in career earnings. Like Clockwork got a latish start to his freshman campaign but had won all four races since his July 8 debut. It appeared that streak would end Saturday when Iluvtomakemoney passed him at the top of the lane. But he reasserted for Mike Wilder and defeated Iluvtomakemoney by a neck in 1:54. Beach Watch earned show. "Mike said he didn't see that other horse at all," indicated Tim Twaddle, who conditions the homebred Ponder-Macharoundtheclock gelding for Birnam Wood Farms. "Once he saw that other horse, he took back off. I'll have to monkey with his bridle a little bit. He has the Keystone Classic, the Simpson and the Liberty Bell. He's eligible for the Breeders Crown, but we'll take it one week at a time." Tetrick collected three championships while David Miller won a pair of titles. Highlights of the other finals: 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot -- Hockey Hanover Hockey Hanover needed to trot to a stake record to catch Mississippi Storm in the lane -- and that's just what he did, scoring in 1:55.4 to shatter the previous record of 1:57.2 set by Boy Town in 2011. Mississippi Storm was 1/2 length back in second, with I Know My Rights third. The win was especially impressive because Hockey Hanover was stuck outside for most of the first quarter before finding a seat fourth. "With the 7 post, I thought we had to go," said trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder. "We were lucky to get a spot. I moved him after that, and he did the rest. He felt comfortable the whole way. He's tough." Yoder said Hockey Hanover next will try for more points on the PA Fairs Circuit in pursuit of a rare double -- stallion series and fairs titles in the same season. McMullen Stable campaigns the Explosive Matter-Hotentrot gelding, a $10,000 yearling acquisition who has won nine of 11 starts and never finished worse than second. 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot -- Thisguyisonfire After Thisguyisonfire broke stride at the gate in his last start, Miller wanted to be cautious with him early. There's cautious, then there's away last, which is where the duo got away. But in perhaps the day's most remarkable journey, Thisguyisonfire and Miller circled the field, with help from live cover, and triumphed in 1:56.1, 1/2 length better than Soho Hanover, with Media Buzz third. "Dave said he had to watch him a little bit at the gate," said Jim Campbell, who trains the son of Yankee Glide-Adelaide Hall for Fashion Farms. "Once he got going, he got set. Thankfully, he was good enough to overcome everything." 2-Year-Old Filly Pace -- Sidewalk Dancer Even though she was parked the opening quarter, Sidewalk Dancer took the suspense from this championship when she jogged on the front for Tetrick in 1:53.3, erasing Half Past Seven's previous stake record of 1:54.1. She Said So shot the Lightning Lane for second, beaten 2 lengths, while Some Renditions completed the ticket. "She's learning to be a racehorse, and she's got plenty left," Tetrick said. "I think she'll be able to carry her speed a long way, and I think she'll be good the late part of this season." Chris Oakes trains the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Road Sign for Northfork Racing, Omar Beiler and Dennis Coons. 3-Year-Old Filly Trot -- Dressed To Impress Although Miller has driven Dressed To Impress three times and produced three victories, he modestly denied that he's discovered the key to the daughter of Andover Hall Warrawee Krisp. "The trips have always been working out," he said. "The favorite covered her up, and I was thinking second. But when I moved her over at the top of the lane, she trotted right on." Special bond or no, the duo outkicked the 2-5 favorite, Itsgoodtobequeen, to upset her in 1:55.1, with Massive Risk third. The time lowered the previous stake record of Broadway Socks by three ticks. Tim Lancaster trains Dressed To Impress for Andrea Lea Racing Stables and Lakefield Gore. 3-Year-Old Filly Pace -- Freakonomics Bettors considered Freakonomics so much the best they hammered her down to 1-9. The daughter of Western Terror-Mind Boggling needed only 1:52 to prove them right, as she grabbed the lead at the quarter for Tetrick and handily downed Beach Club by 2-1/4 lengths. Perplexed completed the ticket. "I think she'll be really good in stakes on a half-mile track," Tetrick said. "She's handy, she's quick, and she likes to win races." Ross Croghan trains Freakonomics, who extended her lifetime bankroll to $140,298, for Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham. 2-Year-Old Filly Trot -- Bone A Fide Babe Bone A Fide Babe saved ground for three-quarters before attacking the leader, Perfect Image, from third. The daughter of Cantab Hall-Bone A Fide prevailed in 1:58.2, holding off the rallying Explosive G by a head. Perfect Image saved show. "She was on the right line so bad in her last start that I didn't dare keep her on the outside and risk her running," said winning driver Dan Rawlings. "She's still not quite 100 percent, but she was better." Steve Bush conditions Bone A Fide Babe and owns with Alvira Fassett and Dennis Fassett. After a brief break for Labor Day, live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, first post 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA -- Sometime shortly after July 12, either Andy or Julie Miller must have said that they were going to the harness racing  tack shop to get a set of trotting hopples. Their fellow Illinois Miller, Erv, must have said, "Hey, get me a set, too." Team Orange Crush must have liked what their action accomplished, so sometime shortly after July 20, they got two more sets. An online search showed that trotting hopples may average out in the $250 range. So their $750 investment helped Andy and July Miller won $25000 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Monday night. It would have been $30000, except Erv Miller's $250 investment resulted in a $10000 return for a win and relegated the Orange Crush horse to second, making a $5000 difference. The fourth and final preliminary in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting colts, raced over seven divisions Monday night at The Downs, was a showcase for adding the piece of equipment as a possible means to steady out balky babies. (Old-time horsemen, we apologize.) In the race where the Teams Miller finished 1-2, the Explosive Matter-Found An Angel colt Keystone Apache quarter-moved and dictated a fast tempo on a "sloppy" track, then resisted a late bid from favored Im Your Captain, the early leader, by a length while breaking his maiden in 1:56.3, fastest of all divisions. Marcus Miller drove for trainer/father Erv and the ownership of the Ervin Miller Stable Inc. and Tangie Massey. Im Your Captain had won two straight Stallion Series events since the Orange Crush added the hopples; they also had the two re-equipped winners, who are now both two-for-two in Stallion Series contests. The first was the Cantab Hall-Mississippi Beauty gelding Mississippi Storm, who was victorious in 1:57.4 by a half-length over Meadowbranch Ricky for the Andy Miller Stable Inc. and Willow Oak Ranch. Mississippi Storm won his first StS race, then broke in his second, then added the hopples and is perfect in them in a pair of outings. The other 2-for-2-plus-hopples horse for Andy and Julie is the appropriately-named Make It A Double, who has taken to his new equipment quite nicely, the Donato Hanover-Dodger Blues gelding here winning by two lengths in 1:58.1 for Jason and Douglas Allen in partnership with their driver's Andy Miller Stable Inc. Mississippi Storm and Make It A Double won consecutive divisions, which made Make It A Double's name even more fitting. Owner/trainer D. R. Ackerman must have made the same trip to the tack shop about a week before the Illinois Miller clans, as after opening his career with a miscue, his Canaletto Hanover has stayed flat in five straight starts since adding the trotting hopples, including all three of the Stallion Series legs in which he competed. Like all the other winners on the night, the Andover Hall-Charlotte Alber gelding found the found end the place to be, as he reported home in 1:57.3, 2 3/4 lengths to the good to give his sire two credits in the stakes. With three StS wins, Canaletto Hanover joined Mississippi Storm, as noted a winner on the card, and Hockey Hanover, the winningest baby trotter in North America with eight, who after winning his first three StS races tried Sires horses the previous night and lost by a nose. Driver Tyler Buter started off the busy stakes night by taking the first two divisions. The Andover Hall-Born To Love colt Johny Victory (who has had hopples throughout his career) broke his maiden in his second lifetime start, winning in 1:59 by the night's largest margin, 6¾ lengths, for trainer John Butenschoen and owners William Wiswell, Jean Goehlen, and Eugene Schick. 18 minutes later Buter was parading back the Muscle Massive-Celebrity Sweedie gelding I Know My Rights, who has never worn hopples and who withstood Naturalle Muscle by a neck in 1:59.1 for his second straight Stallion Series win. Todd Buter trains the developing baby for the ownership combine of the driver, Lynette Buter, and Gene Oldford Farms LLC. Explosive Matter also had a siring double in the stakes racing, completed by Rentier, who equaled his lifetime mark of 1:57.2 while winning by 2¾ lengths. The gelding, out of the mare Race Judicata, added this win to two previous seconds in the StS competition for driver Matt Kakaley and owner/trainer Austin Brubacker. (To complete the record, Rentier races hoppleless as well.) The final pointstandings after this last preliminary has, as could be expected, quite a logjam at the top. Here is an unofficial list of the nine who have reserved places for their Championship event at The Meadows on Saturday, September 2, in pointstanding order: Mississippi Storm; I Know My Rights; Canaletto Hanover and Hockey Hanover tied (going 3-for-3 in the prelims got you a DH3 in the standings); I Know My Rights and Stonebridge Gamble tied; Meadowbranch Ricky; Rentier; and Make It A Double. Keystone Apache is AE1 and Possess The Stone is AE2 if there are defections; then there are four more within three points of the AE positioning! PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 21, 2017 -- Bombshell Belle followed the first-over First Class Act, then eclipsed her in the lane to score in 1:57.1, fastest win in Monday's harness racing $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Matrona, Meadowbranch Patsy, Hey Judy Judy and Venus Duharas taking the other splits. Dan Rawlings (Bombshell Belle, Venus Duharas) and Jim Pantaleano (Matrona, Meadowbranch Patsy) each enjoyed a stake double. Pantaleano finished the 13-race card with four wins. The Meadows will host all eight stallion series championships, each with a $40,000 purse, on Saturday, Sept. 2. Bombshell Belle was third behind the leader, La La Winnie, who went three-quarters in a fast 1:27.1. When she tired, the pocket-sitting First Class Act (Dave Palone) was the first to pass her, with Bombshell Belle on her bumper. The daughter of Explosive Matter-Allusive was stronger in the lane, prevailing by 1-1/2 lengths, with Massive Kate third. "I definitely thought they would come back to me," Rawlings said. "It was pretty easy for me at that point to sit back and wait. I knew Dave would have to pull and that I could follow him when he did." Robert Baggitt. Jr. trains Bombshell Belle for Christine Baggitt and Mitchell "Sky" Walker. Matrona improved when adding hopples for her last race and was even better Monday. She roared to the lead, thwarted the challenge of Consuela Fashion and downed her by 5 lengths in 1:58.1 at 10-1 for her maiden victory. Won The War completed the ticket. "She was one we thought quite a bit of early on, but she didn't quite race how we expected her to in her first few starts," said Tyler Butenschoen, assistant to winning trainer John Butenschoen. "The hopples have helped her confidence. When she was challenged today, she responded to that, put her head down and tried. That's what she showed training down." 83 Racing campaigns Matrona, a daughter of Andover Hall-Eicarls Theresa. Meadowbranch Patsy was stalking Chanel Me and Jimmy Takter when Pantaleano pulled the pocket near the three-quarters; the move was timely, as Chanel Me broke stride. Meadowbranch Patsy held off the late rally of Mother May I to defeat her by a neck and earn her maiden-breaker in 2:00.1. Reiza was third. "Jimmy was asking his filly just past the half, and she wasn't responding," Pantaleano said. "Mine was a little hot, so I just went ahead and moved her. Jimmy's horse looked real good on paper, so I was a little tentative. Luckily, I don't have to second-guess myself." Ake Svanstedt conditions Meadowbranch Patsy, a homebred daughter of Explosive Matter-Wen-mar's Memo, for Hans Enggren. Tuesday's card at The Meadows features the Delmonica Hanover, a $162,615 PA Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA - First-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series starters won all four divisions of the third preliminary leg for harness racing two-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono - with all four of the winners not assured of a Sire Stakes Championship, but close to "on the bubble" for the rich final to be held at Pocono on Labor Day. Matt Kakaley handled two of Tuesday's winners, including the fastest and the only non-maiden, the A Rocknroll Dance-Road Sign miss Sidewalk Dancer, who won her third straight race while lowering her mark to 1:52.3. "Sidewalk" danced to control past the quarter and finished with 27.4 speed to be five lengths clear at the finish for trainer Chris Oakes and owners North Fork Racing Stable, Omar Beiler, and Dennis Coons. Kakaley's other Stallion Series success came behind the Bettor's Delight-Sanabellevalentine filly Belle's Delight, who moved to the lead at the ¾ and drew off by 5¾ lengths in 1:53.3. Belle's Delight, who was second in a division of the Arden Downs stake on Adios Day, is trained by Ron Burke for owner W J Donovan. Both Kakaley winners were mutuel favorites; the horse evaluated as second-best in her division, the Somebeachsomewhere-Shoobeedobeedo (try typing that three times quickly) filly Sandy's Beach, proved the best by two lengths despite going first-over to stop the timer at 1:52.4. David Miller, who had four wins on the card at press time, drove the Nifty Norman-trained filly for owner David McDuffee. The longest-priced of the four winners, She Said So ($17.60), also had the smallest win margin, a head, but her check will be the same no matter the margin of victory. The daughter of Well Said-Dreams Are Great was stepping quickly late to just catch favored pacesetter Krushed Apple in 1:54.4 for driver Tyler Buter and trainer Mark Harder, the latter also co-owner with Joseph Jannuzzelli, Deena Frost, and VIP Internet Stable LLC. The only double winner in the first two prelims, Cult Icon, sat out this dance, and obviously with four first-time series starters winning she is still the only filly with two wins. But she is not the pointleader: that distinction is shared by three fillies who had board finishes at Pocono to make their scorecards 3-1-1-1, worth 75 points: Real Fine, Round The Beach, and Some Renditions. And right now 40 points ties a horse for eighth and a shake to get in the 8-horse final; all of Tuesday's winners are tied for 11th - which should make the freshmen's final divisional prelim, August 23 at Philly, quite a spectacle. PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 15, 2017 -- Iluvtomakemoney completed his sweep of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series four preliminary legs with a hard-fought victory in Tuesday's $60,000 leg at The Meadows. The event for harness racing freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Like Clockwork and No Easy Day taking the other splits. The Meadows will host all eight stallion series championships, each offering a $40,000 purse, on Saturday, Sept. 2. Hammered down to 3-5, Iluvtomakemoney was expected to make short work of the field. But his competitors had other ideas, as the Well Said-Symphony In Motion gelding found himself widest in a three-ply, 26.4 battle for the early lead. He reached the point for Tony Hall and held off the rallying Someboysomewhere by a neck in 1:54.3, with Dancinat Midland third. "He gets really grabby in a hole, so my instructions today were: do what you have to do to get to the front," Hall said. "I don't know why we had to do a quarter in 26.4 -- it got very confusing. I wasn't sure if he had enough left, but he toughed it out and got the job done." Mark Harder trains the homebred Iluvtomakemoney for Joseph Jannuzzelli. Like Clockwork extended his career unbeaten streak to four, including three stallion series victories, by quarter-poling to the lead for Mike Wilder and scoring easily in 1:53.3. Early leader Aleppo Hanover was second, 3-3/4 lengths back, while Dew A Little Dance earned show. Tim Twaddle trains the Ponder-Macharoundtheclock gelding for owner/breeder Birnam Wood Farms. "He doesn't act like a 2-year-old," Wilder said. "Everything comes easy for him. He doesn't show much greenness. I keep pushing him to the lead to keep him out of trouble, but it doesn't seem to bother him. He has a quiet demeanor but a big motor." No Easy Day was dropping down from PA Sires Stake events; the class relief showed as he rocketed by four horses in the stretch to notch his maiden victory in 1:53.3 for Dan Charlino, trainer Ron Burke and owner Thomas Dillon. Beach Watch was 1-1/4 lengths back in second while Yupper completed the ticket. "Ronnie said he'd be really good, just race him from the back," Charlino said of the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Wish All You Want. "He was kind of 'colty,' just kind of goofing around back there, until I popped the plugs. When I asked him to go, he shifted into a gear these colts don't have." In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Jewels In Hock enjoyed escort service from her stablemate, Classical Annie, then blew by her in the lane to triumph in 1:54. Wilder drove for Burke and owner Crawford Farms Racing. The 5-year-old daughter of Credit Winner-Jewels Galore extended her career bankroll to $512,955. It was one of three wins for Wilder on the 14-race program. Wednesday's card at The Meadows features a pair of events for 3-year-old filly trotters: a $142,654 PA Sires Stake known as the Meadow Bright and a $100,000 stallion series stake. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA - On Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 11-1 shot Concerto overcame pacesetting favorite Brazuca, the only filly to have won in both of the previous Pennsylvania Stallion Series for three-year-old pacing distaffs, surmounting a first-over trip to tally in 1:53.1 - but the night's harness racing action still left Brazuca as the only StS double divisional winner, as five first-time winners accounted for all the stakes victories. Tim Tetrick pulled Concerto from fourth at the 5/8 to journey up uncovered at Brazuca (Corey Callahan), and these two (and their similarly-clad drivers) slugged it out from midturn to the wire, leaving the others far behind. And tonight the battle of daughters of Bettor's Delight saw Concerto hit the high note, coming home in 55.2 - 27.2 to subdue her game rival in the last 50 feet, winning by a neck despite reporting back with broken equipment. Kelvin Harrison trains the determined winner for Ronald Mario. Pocono's leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., drove three of the first-time Stallion success stories, with the trio winning by a combined 10½ lengths and all in charge of their races from before the half. The fastest of the GNap trio was the Somebeachsomewhere filly Hold It Hanover, who came under the care of trainer Michael Hall at the beginning of July and now has won five straight, this one in 1:51 in taking a new lifetime mark for ubiquitous owner Howard Taylor. Napolitano's other winning duo were the Western Terror filly Freakonomics, who equaled her mark of 1:51.2 for trainer Ross Croghan and the ownership of Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham, and another daughter of Bettor's Delight, Bridge To Tomorrow, who won in 1:53.2 for trainer Nifty Norman and Bay Pond Racing Stable. George Napolitano Jr. ended the night with eight driving victories. Norman also had the other Stallion Series "firster," Perplexed, who gave Somebeachsomewhere a siring double as well as she was driven by David Miller to a 1:52.3 triumph for Cool Cat Racing Inc. Brazuca is the only horse who has earned enough points that she can't be toppled from a berth behind the gate in the Stallion Series Championship, but with nine horses with 10 points of the ninth and final starting spot in the final, the last prelim for this division, set for August 26 at The Meadows, should provide some exciting, competitive racing. PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 9, 2017 -- Hockey Hanover extended his career unbeaten streak to seven in Wednesday's $160,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows, but he had to share the harness racing spotlight with a human star -- Andy Miller, who captured four divisions in the event for freshman colt and gelding trotters. Miller won with Lindy's Big Bang, Im Your Captain, Mississippi Storm and Make It A Double -- the latter three trained by Julie Miller. Also taking splits were Canaletto Hanover, I Know My Rights and Lindyinoverdrive. Entering Wednesday's action, Hockey Hanover's resume included victories in four fairground stakes and a pair of stallion series legs, and he was just as effective on the engine or rallying from mid-pack. On Wednesday, he zipped to the lead from post 5 for trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder and repelled a stern challenge from Patent Leather to defeat him by 1-1/4 lengths in a career-best 1:56.3. Keystone Apache finished third. "This colt, he just digs in," said Yoder of the Explosive Matter-Hotentrot Hanover gelding, a $10,000 yearling acquisition for McMullen Stable. "When he hears them coming, he just digs in and goes. You just sit there and go for a ride. He's a Cadillac." Mississippi Storm, a Cantab Hall-Mississippi Beauty gelding who broke stride in his last stallion series leg, added hopples for Wednesday's stake and was both reliable and swift on the front end, scoring in a stake-fastest 1:56.2 for owners Andy Miller Stable and Willow Oak Ranch. The first-over Checkmate Hill was second, 4 lengths back, while Johny Victory completed the ticket. "He would have been second last time, and I chased him a little bit and he made a break," Miller said. "He was good today. He's a good stallion series horse, and I think he'll be something later on, once he grows up a little. He's just a little guy." Canaletto Hanover collected his second stallion series victory by controlling the fractions for Mike Wilder and holding off the late thrust of the pocketing-sitting Haveitalltogether and downing him by 3/4 lengths in 1:57. Gemologist earned show in his career debut. "We had his brother, Centurion Hanover, and we took the money he made for us and bought this one," said D.R. Ackerman, who owns and trains the son of Andover Hall-Charlotte Alber, a $35,000 yearling purchase. "Hopples have made him more secure." Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the card features the Florida Pro, a $165,152 PA Sires Stake for 2-year-od colt and gelding trotters. First post is 1:05 PM.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 7, 2017 -- Some Renditions dominated the harness racing field on the front end, scoring in a stake-fastest 1:54.1 over a "good" surface in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Cult Icon and Round The Beach taking the other splits. Trainer Michael Hall and the ownership team of CTC Stable, Howard Taylor and Bradley Grant enjoyed a stake double with Some Renditions and Round The Beach. Some Renditions shot to the lead from post 5 for Dan Rawlings and, despite some freshman moments, widened late, downing Ana Hanover by 5-3/4 lengths. Save Your Breath was third. "She was real green, kind of snaky," Rawlings said of the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Wenditions, "but Mike (Hall) called me last night and again this morning to remind me to put her in play, that she was a little sick last week and had some steering problems. Mike did some rigging changes; obviously, they worked." Cult Icon, who deployed a closing style in her initial career starts, got involved earlier Monday with a quarter-pole move that carried her to her third straight victory in 1:56. Krushed Apple was 2-1/2 lengths back in second, with Real Fine third. "I actually hate her on the lead, but we weren't going real fast," said winning driver Tyler Smith. "She's just so lazy and messing around on the front. But when a horse came to her, she did everything right and kept pacing through the wire." A daughter of Bettor's Delight-Yankee Icon, Cult Icon races for trainer Trent Stohler and owners Trent Stohler Stable, Tim Graber, Single G Stables and Stately Gaits Stable. Round The Beach appeared to be gapping at the three-quarters, but she found another gear for Dave Palone and overtook the leader, Sarpa Hanover, in the lane to prevail in 1:55.4. Sanfrancisco Treat rallied for second, 1/2 length in arrears, while Sarpa Hanover saved show. "I was just trying to get her to relax and cut my own mile in the two hole," Palone said. "She felt like she had plenty of pace, but she shows a mistake last week in the last turn, so I was being careful. I knew I would get out." In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Shesasmokin Lady shot the Lightning Lane to score for trainer/driver Ray Paver and owner Iris Horowitz in 1:53, a length better than the first-over Hurricane Calleigh. Lakeisha Hall completed the ticket. The 4-year-old daughter of McAardle-Smokin Pistol pushed her career bankroll to $319,525 while giving Paver career driving win 3,999. Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners on the 13-race card. Tuesday's card at The Meadows features the Meadow Cheer, a $158,254 PA Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA - The Well Said gelding Iluvtomakemoney continued to live up to his name by remaining perfect after three starts in the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for harness racing two-year-old pacing colts Sunday night at Pocono Downs, but the 4-5 choice had to be very good to defeat 25-1 shot Size Me Up by a neck in 1:54.1. Tim Tetrick got the colt away in the pocket, normally a great place to be at Pocono, but when Thomas B Hanover and then Size Me Up made sweeping moves on the far turn, Tetrick had to wait to get clearance and was in fact back to sixth midturn before a breaker opened a clear outside path for him and his horse. Almost three lengths down at the stretch call, Iluvtomakemoney showed gritty determination with his late rally to keep his StS record clean for trainer Mark Harder and owner Joseph Jannuzzelli. Three other colts added their second Stallion Series victory on Sunday, with the A Rocknroll Dance half-brother to Pure Country, Grand Teton, taking the fastest of all five of the SS action in 1:52.3. Brett Miller had to take his charge on the rough first-over route, but the colt reflected his pedigree by coming his own back half in 54.4 raw while overtaking Ideal Flip by ¾ of a length in 1:52.3. Jimmy Takter conditions the talented youngster, now undefeated in three pari-mutuel starts, for Diamond Creek Racing. Also now 3-for-3 in betting races is one of two altered sons of Ponder to win in the Stallion Series action, Like Clockwork. Mike Wilder made the trip northeast to guide the freshman, and he moved him to the lead past the quarter, got a soft second panel, then had enough to come home in 28.1 to complete a 1:54.2 victory, holding pocketsitter Beach Watch safe by a half-length for Fred Grant, handling the local care of the freshman, and the Birnam Wood Farms of Seth "Macbeth" Rosenfeld. The other son of Ponder to wind up in Victory Lane was Yupper, with the gelding getting a fine trip in the pocket, then stepping home in 56.1 to hold off the late rush of Dancinat Midland by ¾ of a length and take a new mark of 1:53.4 for driver Andrew McCarthy, trainer Rollie Mallar, and the Anatolia Farm LLC. The only first-time winner in the Stallion Series emerging Sunday was a colt breaking his maiden - Go West Go Fast, who reversed his name and came from The Meadows to Pocono to get his breakthrough victory in 1:54.3. The winner stepped a 27.3 last quarter from the pocket to overhaul pacesetting 1-5 favorite Plus One (the only losing chalk of the five) by three parts of a length for driver Matt Kakaley, trainer Ron Burke, and owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Frank Baldachino, Silva Purnel&Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Monday night this division's Sire Stakes colts go in races 3, 4, and 5, with Done Well, the only winner in both of the first two legs, looking the one to beat in the initial section. Plenty of other young pacing talent will be joining him on the red clay Pocono surface in the three Monday heats. PHHA / Pocono

WILKES-BARRE PA - "2017 Harness Stakes Life AHD (After Hambletonian Day)" will have as an opening attraction Pennsylvania-sired two-year-old colt pacers racing in the third leg of their respective series, with five divisions of Stallion Series harness racing action on Sunday and three sections of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Monday. In Sunday's Stallion Series contests, the only double winner so far, will start from post four for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Mark Hall in the eleventh race division. The Well Said gelding will be looking to regain the road to redemption, having made a break in the Arden Downs stake on Adios Day at The Meadows after those two Stallion Series victories. The race before that will feature the only clash of previous Stallion Series winners, Grand Teton (PP1, driver Brett Miller, trainer Jimmy Takter) and Trajectory (PP3, Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke). Each of Monday's three Sire Stakes races has its own tale. Perhaps the most compelling is that of Wild Bill, starting from post two in the third race for driver Done Well and trainer Brian Brown. The Well Said colt is undefeated in three starts (two of them in the Sire Stakes, putting him at the top of his group), and he shows early signs of giving Brown another chance in his biggest hometown race (he trains in Delaware, Ohio) after the two big shots he may get this season. In the fourth race, the full brother to Cane Pace winner Huntsville, Wild Bill, starts from the rail. He had been undefeated in two career purse starts, but then was not at his best in an Arden Downs division, finishing fifth. Trainer Ray Schnittker usually uses driver Tetrick (as he did with Huntsville in the Cane), but Tetrick opted off Wild Bill when he had a conflict July 13, and Scott Zeron will once again be back in Wild Bill's sulky Monday. The horse that Tetrick did book himself on against Wild Bill, Nutcracker Sweet, finished second to Wild Bill that day, but has since come back to win a Meadowlands overnight, and he will start from post five for trainer Jimmy Takter. Race five has no fewer than four stakes winners: PA Sires winners Pro Beach (PP3, Gingras) and Pedro Hanover (PP6, Tetrick); Sheppard winner Kwik Talkin (PP4, Zeron); and Arden Downs winner Whatstroublnurocky, another Brian Brown horse (PP4, David Miller). PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, July 19, 2017 -- Like Clockwork made a decisive quarter-pole move to the front and rolled to victory in a harness racing stake-fastest 1:52.4 in Wednesday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers. The event was contested over three divisions, with Yupper and Iluvtomakemoney taking the other splits. Dan Rawlings enjoyed a stake double behind Like Clockwork and Yupper. Like Clockwork is a Ponder colt out of Macharoundtheclock, long a fast-class performer at The Meadows popular for her exciting "Silky Sullivan" finishes. Tim Twaddle, conditioner of both mother and son for owner/breeder Birnam Wood Farms, said he sees similarities in the two. "He's very much like her," Twaddle said. "She was a big, gorgeous thing, and he's a clone of her. He's a real special animal. He's real green on the lead. I like to see him on a helmet. When Danny got him to the front, he kind of got lost up there until a horse got up where he could see him, and then he went on again. But he'll learn." Dancinat Midland was second, 5 lengths back, while Scrub Hanover rallied for show. Twaddle indicated Like Clockwork would next race in the Gov. Lawrence stake Adios Day at The Meadows. A strong quarter-pole move also was key for Yupper, an Anatolia Farms Ponder-Real Nasty homebred. He held off the rallying Plus One by a length in 1:54, with early leader PC's Expresso third. "I think he's better off a helmet." said winning trainer Roland Mallar, "but every time a horse came to him at the end, he kept digging in. He keeps trying. He's nice to be around and handy to drive." Iluvtomakemoney had to work hard for his second stallion series win, grinding it out uncovered before overtaking Antagonist and downing him by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:54. Go West Go Fast completed the ticket. "I landed in the three hole, and I really didn't trust the horse in the two hole," said winning driver Tony Hall, "so I had to make the move. He felt good, and when I moved him, he kept going forward." Mark Harder conditions the Well Said-Symphony In Motion gelding for Joseph Jannuzzelli. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the card features a pair of eliminations (races 9 and 10) for the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids as well as the Albatross, a $159,165 PA Sires Stake for freshman colt and gelding pacers. First post is 1:05 PM, with the Adios elims set to begin at approximately 3:45 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WILKES-BARRE PA – Two-year-old trotting fillies were featured in seven $20,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series’ second preliminary Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and although the “off” harness racing track was below peak speed throughout the evening (“+1” in “good” conditions later changing to “sloppy”), all the winners took lifetime marks.   The Donato Hanover filly Zoe Bi was the only filly to register a second straight score in the Stallion Series, and she succeeded swiftly, with her 1:57.4 clocking the fastest of the night for trainer Christopher Beaver, also co-owner with Marion Beachy and Synerco Ventures. Pocono’s leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., moved the baby miss to the top past the quarter, then brought her home in 58.1 to be almost five lengths clear of her opposition at the finish.   Driver Andy Miller picked up two winning catch-drives in the Stallion Series action. One came with the second-fastest winner, the Explosive Matter distaff Bombshell Belle, who won by 6½ lengths in 1:58.1. On the lead at the stretch call in her first Stallion Series start at The Meadows only to make a break, the Robert Baggitt Jr.-trained filly was overlooked here and paid $31.40 to win as she tallied for Christine Baggitt and noted amateur horseman Mitchell Walker.   Miller’s other win came with the Cantab Hall filly Keystone Carly in 1:59.4, after a phrase often heard among baby trotter races: “a war of attrition.” Three in the field of seven broke early; a fourth broke during the second quarter; and then La La Winnie, who had put up amazing fractions of 27.1 and 57.4, made a break at the half – with Keystone Carly officially 17 lengths back at the half. But she and favored Reiza were the only two who had remained flat, and the latter had been close-up in the pocket when the leader miscued, inheriting a lead that was 7½ lengths at the 1:28.2 3/4s. But the early fractions took their toll and Keystone Carly, with the patient Miller, was the fresh filly late, charging by to score by 1½ lengths for trainer Todd Schadel, who shares ownership with his wife Christine and Rick & Regina Beinhauer.   Cantab Hall picked up another siring credit when trainer Jimmy Takter also took sulky duty behind Basquait, who stepped home in 29.1 to complete a 2:00 tally. Basquait, named after perhaps the greatest graffiti artist who later went on to work with Andy Warhol, was picture-perfect in winning for Order By Stable.   Also with two winning offspring was sire Muscle Massive, the faster of which was Women’s Lib, who went wire-to-wire in 1:58.4, last half 58.1, for trainer Donna Marshall. Sharing ownership of the winning distaff with the renown Arden Homestead Stable is her driver, whom famed announcer Jack E. Lee would undoubtedly call “Diamond-uh-Jim-MARSHall-1-2-3-4” – Jim Marshall IV, son of the longtime noted horseman Jim III and only in his second year of driving in the professional ranks.   Enchanting was the other successful daughter of Muscle Massive, holding off the Team Orange Crush filly Cloud Dancer by a neck in 2:00.4. Enchanting, who led at every call, is owned and trained by D.R. Ackerman.   Also successful on the wet night was the Andover Hall filly Fish Is Fish, who used a pocket journey as a springboard to a nose victory over first leg winner Explosive G, who had taken the lead in the stretch, in 1:59.2. Driver Dan Rawlings shipped northeastward with trainer Dirk Simpson, and their filly made the long ride worthwhile for them and owner Ed Teefey.   Five divisions of Sire Stakes two-year-old trotting fillies are carded for tomorrow night (Tuesday), the last night of the week in Pocono Saturday through Tuesday basic schedule.   PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, July 17, 2017 -- Cult Icon used a decisive first-over move to carry her to victory in a stake-record 1:53.1 in Monday's $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for harness racing freshman filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Real Fine and Dance For Kisses taking the other splits. Cult Icon was third down the backside when she targeted the leader, Ana Hanover, with a brush so powerful it took her driver, Tyler Smith, by surprise. "They told me she doesn't like to do a lot of work, but when I moved her, she went right on by," Smith said. "Off the turn I called on her, and she paced straight through the wire. I think she'll get even better. She really hadn't seen fractions like she saw today, and she paced right through them." Cult Icon held off Round The Beach by 3/4 lengths while Ana Hanover saved show. The time erased the previous stake mark of 1:53.4 established by Rusty's Bliss in 2013. Trent Stohler trains the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Yankee Icon for Trent Stohler Stable, Tim Graber, Single G Stable and Stately Gaits Stable. Real Fine had faced the starter four times, including baby races, and jumped it off on three occasions. But winning driver Dave Palone exonerated her from blame. "I always loved her attitude, and a lot of those mistakes really weren't her fault," Palone said. "She's a sweetheart of a filly; she tries real hard. I think she'll go nowhere but forward from here." In Monday's stake, Real Fine moved first over from third before heading back to the cones for a quick breather. She came on again in the lane and downed Come Get The Cash by 1/2 length in 1:55 with early leader Fine Art third. Ron Burke conditions the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Real Touch for Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Tony Hall had to use Dance For Kisses twice -- once for an early seat from post 8, once when she challenged the leader three wide near the three-quarters -- but the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Thirsty For Kisses, responded beautifully, prevailing in 1:56. Some Renditions was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, while Pink It Up completed the ticket. "We had a 35-1 shot loose on the front end, so I wanted to make sure I was in the outer flow," Hall said. "I was kind of worried about that (being three wide), but she kept hold of the bit and kept marching forward." Justin Lebo trains Dance For Kisses for Crawford Farms Racing. Jim Pantaleano piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Tuesday's program at The Meadows features the Sand Tart, a $159,852 PA Sites Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, July 12, 2017 -- Hockey Hanover extended his career unbeaten streak to four when he followed cover beautifully and brushed late to capture his Pennsylvania Stallion Series division Wednesday at The Meadows. The $120,000 event for harness racing freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over six divisions, with Stonebridge Gamble, Meadowbranch Ricky, Thumper, Mississippi Storm and Tequila Talkin taking the other splits. Hockey Hanover's first three victories came on the PA Fairs circuit for owner McMullen Stable, but winning trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder considered him ready for stake competition. "He was good at the fairs, and I thought he could go with them," Yoder said. "He scrambled a little bit leaving, and I just tried to keep his feet under him. He made one bad step but caught right back." In the stake, the son of Explosive Matter-Hotentrot Hanover picked up the live cover of Drum Hanover, then blew by in the lane to triumph in 1:58.1. I Know My Rights was second, beaten a neck, while Drum Hanover saved show. Stonebridge Gamble's career got off to an inauspicious beginning when, from post 8, he was beaten 11 lengths in a PA All Stars division. But he was fastest of all in Wednesday's event, launching a sustained first-over bid from fourth and downing early leader St Patricks Day by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:58. Moosonee completed the ticket. "There were no (rigging) changes after the All Stars, just a better post position," said Tyler Buter, who piloted the Cantab Hall-OK To Play gelding for trainer Todd Buter and owners Oldford Racing LLC and Gene Oldford Farms. "He's game, he wants to race. We'll keep him in the stallion series, get his confidence up." Meadowbranch Ricky and Rich And Miserable dueled for most of the final quarter before Meadowbranch Ricky put his head in front at the wire, scoring in 1:58.2 in his career opener. What A Hunk earned show. "He was on and off the bit, just like a typical baby," said winning driver Aaron Merriman. "But he's really good gaited and has a lot of talent. He probably had a little more left, but he didn't want to give it to me. You have to ask him for it. He raced good and beat a pretty good horse." Ake Svanstedt conditions the son of Muscle Massive-Meadowbranch Jill for owner/breeder Hans Enggren. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the card features the Hickory Pride, a $169,952 PA Sires Stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, July 10, 2017 -- Globallyglamourous survived a flat tire and scored the fastest victory in Monday's $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The harness racing event for freshman filly trotters was contested over four divisions, with Zoe Bi, Beauty Cutie and Explosive G taking the other splits. Tony Hall and Dave Palone each collected three wins on the 13-race card. Palone's cache pushed his career total to 17,997. He has nine scheduled assignments Tuesday. Palone, who piloted Globallyglamourous, said the flat tire occurred following incidental contact with another sulky near the five-eighths. "That blown tire makes her win even more impressive," he said. "I've driven many horses from her family, and they all were honest as can be. She felt the same way. First time over the track, it's more what they feel like than what they show on paper. You never want to put them in a spot where you rush them or put them in a situation they're not used to." The daughter of Andover Hall-Global Glamour broke her maiden in 1:58 for trainer Peter Foley and owners James McLaughlin and Lynne Foley. Bone A Fide Babe was second, 1-1/2 lengths back, with Nicole Hanover third. Abetted by breaks from six of her seven competitors, Zoe Bi opened a daylight lead before enduring a bumpy ride home, with Aaron Merriman working hard to keep her trotting. She earned her maiden-breaker in 1:58.2, 4-3/4 lengths better than Massive Kate. Island Town recovered from her early miscue for show. "She's always rough -- I've got some work to do on her yet," said Chris Beaver, who trains the daughter of Donato Hanover-Octavia B and owns with Marion Beachy and Synerco Ventures. "Shoeing, rigging -- I haven't figured it out yet. She has some rough patches. She has a lot of go to her if I can get the kinks ironed out." Beauty Cutie, who broke stride in her first two career starts, tallied her initial victory, pulling the pocket early for Hall and outdueling First Class Act to triumph by 1/2 length in 1:59.3. Outrageous Fortune completed the ticket. "Every week we've been changing her a little more, a little more," said winning trainer Rich Gillock. "She had an issue with her head, getting comfortable when she's trotting. Today she looked much better and got the right kind of trip where she wasn't over-extended." Bob Key bred and owns Beauty Cutie, a daughter of Winning Mister-La La Nina. In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Safe From Terror was parked the entire mile but still nipped the leader, Lakeisha Hall, by a nose in 1:50.4 for Hall, trainer Bruce Riegle and owner Winchester Baye Acres. Shesasmokinlady, also parked every step, was a close-up third. The 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror-In A Safe Place extended her career bankroll to $770,707. Tuesday's card at The Meadows features the Meadow Gladys, a $167,016 PA Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casinore foot banquet room and an all-ages bowling center. The Meadows also offers a high limit slots area and a high limit table games room featuring exceptional service in a relaxing, upscale setting. For more information, please see: www.meadowsgaming.com. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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