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WASHINGTON, PA, April 21, 2018 -- Sammy Jackson, who hadn't hit the board in any of his three previous career starts, found the addition of hopples to his liking, as he pulled off a 21-1 harness racing shocker in Saturday's $27,200 championship of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. The Ben Wood was one of four finals for late-closing series for sophomores The Meadows hosted Saturday. Other winners were Return Of The Sith, E Dee's Well Said and Perfect Image. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. earned a pair of titles behind Return Of The Sith and Perfect Image, among his five wins on the 13-race card. With Sammy Jackson's new rigging, trainer/driver Bill Fahy was confident enough to leave for early position, landing him in the three hole. When Fahy moved him wide in mid-stretch, he roared past the leader, What A Hunk, to down him by a neck in 1:57.4. Crown Court was a ground-saving third. The new-look Sammy Jackson remained so fired up after his victory that it took four experienced horsemen to remove his sulky. "He's usually not that bad, but he's wound up today -- first time I've left the gate with him," Fahy said. "He's getting more racy. The hopples made a difference, but we also did some vet work on him and maybe found a couple spots that bothered him. He wasn't hiking real bad around the turns. He's got some go -- how much more I don't know, but he did today." Tom Svrcek bred and owns Sammy Jackson, a Donato Hanover-MM's Lioness gelding. Highlights of the other championships: $24,800 Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace -- Colts & Geldings Parked for the opening three-eighths before making the front, Return Of The Sith seemed destined to be engulfed late by his fresher rivals. But the Bettor's Delight gelding, whose dam, Gothic Lady, was a full sister to Artsplace and herself a winner of $496,047, lived up to his pedigree, dug deep and scored in 1:54.2. Antagonist was second, 1/2 length back, with His Excellence third. "I had faith in the horse because of how he raced in his last couple starts," said Norm Parker, who trains the winner for Megan Rogers Racing Stables. "He's bred to be a good horse, although you don't want them to be roughed up so much. But he dug tough." Parker said he likely will point Return Of The Sith to the Pennsylvania Stallion Series division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes. $23,900 Ruby Cook Memorial Pace -- Fillies E Dee's Well Said, the 6-5 favorite, got away poorly from the rail and still was dawdling in fifth, 6 lengths behind at the half. That's when Brian Zendt tipped her off the cones and asked her for pace. The daughter of Well Said-Eternity's Delight was relentless, grinding out a 1/2-length win over Hepburn Hanover in a career-best 1:54.4. Dance For Kisses rallied for show. "I didn't expect to get away that bad, but that's the rail here," Zendt said. "At least they mixed it up. They got the half in 56, got themselves a little tired, and she could pick them up. She doesn't have any quit in her. She was still digging at the wire just as fast as I wanted her to." Christen Pantaleano trains E Dee's Well Said for C Jimmy D's Racing. $26,000 Margaret Provost Memorial Trot -- Fillies Dismissed at 7-1, Perfect Image found a good early seat for Wrenn and shot the Lightning Lane to pull off the upset in 1:56.1, a length batter than early leader Kenziesky Hanover. The first-over Treasure Dreams completed the ticket. "I was told she's a little lazy, so I thought if I could get good position early, she would give me a good go down the stretch," Wrenn said. "I was lucky enough to squeeze into the two hole. I wasn't sure if I had enough to get by in the passing lane, but once I got her in there, she took off. She has a lot of upside." Doug Snyder conditions Perfect Image, a daughter of Muscle Hill-Hawaiianphotograph, for Frank Poerio, Jr. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the card features two enhanced total-pool guarantees -- $17,500 for the Pick 4 (races 4-7), $10,000 for the Pick 5 (races 9-13). First post is 1:05 PM. With carryovers in both the Pick 4 and the Pick 5, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has increased the total-pool guarantees for both wagers for its Monday, April 23 card. With the hikes, the Pick 4 is guaranteed at $17,500, the Pick 5 at $10,000. Both guarantees are offered as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $7,500 Pick 4 guarantees and $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered each card, The Meadows sweetened the pot when both wagers were uncovered Saturday, resulting in carryovers of $5,417.60 and $3,063.52, respectively. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 9-13) 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 Monday is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 19, 2018 -- When she takes to The Meadows racetrack in Saturday's $26,000 championship of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot for the harness racing 3-year-old fillies, Kenziesky Hanover will bring an unusual name -- and an unusual amount of talent -- to the fray. The Margaret Provost (race 2) is one of four series finals for 3-year-olds that The Meadows will host Saturday, with a combined $101,900 in purses up for grabs. Also featured are: the Ruby Cook Memorial Trot for filly pacers (race 3), the Ben Wood Memorial Trot for colts and geldings (race 4) and the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace for colts and geldings (race 9). First post Saturday is 1:05 PM. The naming of Standardbreds is a phenomenon that's part science, part art, part frustration. All names proposed in this country must be approved by the United States Trotting Association, the breed registrar, which limits names to 18 characters -- including spaces. Hanover Shoe Farms, perennially the sport's leading breeder, always uses "Hanover" in foal names. Add the space before it, and you're left with only 10 characters to fashion colorful, creative names. Hanover's Website lists well over 300 broodmares; naming their foals is a challenge that Hanover meets in part by inviting harness racing fans and Hanover staff to suggest names. Jodi Markle estimates that she's named about 40 foals in the seven years she's worked in administration at Hanover. She named Blaise MM Hanover for her son, for example; that horse has banked more than $285,000 and continues to race. In similar fashion, she named Kenziesky Hanover (Cantab Hall-Kandor Hanover) for Kenzie Sky, the 4-year-old daughter of her cousin, Mike Wolf. Weanling/yearling purchasers have the right to change the names bestowed by breeders, so even the most clever or appropriate monikers may not last. That's where the frustration can come in. "That's happened to me a couple times, but it doesn't bother me," Markle says. "I'll just reuse the original names somewhere down the line." Her colorful name won't allow Kenziesky Hanover to win the Margaret Provost championship, but her talent might. She was purchased for a modest $7,000 by J. Patrick Huber and Glenn Congrove, and her trainer, Bill Zendt knows what shut down the auction so soon. "I like her body and the way she looks, but her conformation is not the best," Zendt says, "I was a little leery, but when she went for so little, Pat Huber wanted her. She showed signs of being a nice filly last year, but she got a little sore, and we quit with her early." Indeed, she had only two starts at 2, but after a pair of in-the-money finishes to begin this season, she added Lasix and put it all together in last week's series leg and scored impressively on the front end in 1:57.2, fastest mile in the series thus far. "She raced good on the front, but I don't think it really matters," Zendt said. "There are three or four in the final who are real even, so it should be competitive. I don't know where we'll go with her after the series, but if she stays healthy, I think she'll compete." Kenziesky Hanover goes from post 5 with Brian Zendt aboard. Also on Saturday, Mychoice members can compete in a Thoroughbred handicapping contest, with Laurel Park the featured track. More information is available at the retail counter in the track's Racebook. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 18, 2018 -- Expose Yourself put away the venerable Barn Girl with a quick backside burst and earned a convincing harness racing victory, her third straight, in Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The 2017 Horse of the Year at The Meadows, Barn Girl entered the race off three straight wins but had to work hard from post 9 to get the early lead in 27.2. When Dave Palone moved Expose Yourself from fourth, she exploited the favorite's vulnerability and scored in 1:55.1, matching her career best. The game Barn Girl persevered and earned place, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Ameliosi third. Ron Burke trains Expose Yourself, a 4-year-old daughter of Kadabra-Muscle Shirt, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Mile Wilder collected four wins on the 12-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, first post 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 17, 2018 -- Show Runner turned back the extended challenge of Miss Read en route to a harness racing victory in Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Show Runner quarter-poled to the front for Jim Pantaleano, who gave her a 30.1 second-panel breather. But she could not put away the first-over Miss Read, finally defeating her by 1/2 length in 1:55.2 over a "good" surface. Gingertreescarlett rallied for show. Christen Pantaleano trains Show Runner, an 8-year-old daughter of Little Steven-Peace Runner who now boasts $497,311 in career earnings, for A Piece Of The Action LLC. Aaron Merriman collected four wins on the 13-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 16, 2018 -- Better Caviar surged past Mac Deeno in mid-stretch to capture his second straight victory in Monday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Conditioned Trot. Better Caviar was inside behind a wall of horses past the three-quarters. But when Mike Wilder angled him off the cones and showed him racetrack, the 10-year-old son of SJ's Caviar-Better Credit found another gear and downed Mac Deeno by 1/2 length in 1:57.2 over a "good" surface. Mike The Trader, who also was pinned in, finished third. Dave Wade trains Better Caviar, who extended his career bankroll to $225,745, and owns with Gerald Brittingham and William F. Peel III. Tony Hall collected four wins and Wilder three on the 13-race card. THE MEADOWS TRIPLES TUESDAY PICK 5 GUARANTEE TO $15K The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has tripled — to $15,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Tuesday, April 17 Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered each card, The Meadows upped the ante when Monday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $4,785.97. In addition, Tuesday’s card includes a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4, also a regular feature of each program at The Meadows. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 9-13) 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 Tuesday is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, April 14, 2018 -- Lightly regarded Return Of The Sith saved ground for most of the mile, then exploded late to pull off a 13-1 harness racing shocker in Saturday's second leg of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Tom Kirwan. Return Of The Sith was third at the top of the lane when Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. angled him off the cones for racing room. He held off Antagonist by a neck to score in 1:53.4, lowering his lifetime mark by 4.4 seconds, with early leader His Excellence third. Norm Parker trains the son of Bettor's Delight-Gothic Lady for Megan Rogers Racing Stables. In the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace, Phoenix Warrior N rallied from sixth to score in a career-best 1:50.3 for Jeremy Indof, trainer Scott Betts and owners Timothy Betts, Nicholas Catalano and Stephen Moss. The 8-year-old Jereme's Jet-Never Walk Alone gelding now boasts $246,993 in career earnings. Aaron Merriman, harness racing's "winningest" driver in each of the past three seasons, enjoyed a big day with six wins on the 12-race card for six different trainers: Randy Bendis, Paul Corey, Clay Faurot, Jr., Herman Hagerman, Bill Rhoades and John Zawistowski. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has doubled — to $15,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday, April 16 Pick 4 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $7,500 Pick 4 guarantees are offered each card, The Meadows upped the ante when Saturday’s Pick 4 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $4,666.48. In addition, Monday’s card includes a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 5 — also a regular feature of each program at The Meadows Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 9-13) 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 Monday is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 11, 2018 -- A four-race maiden entering the day, Kenziesky Hanover performed like a seasoned harness racing veteran with a facile front-end victory in Tuesday's second leg of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Pembroke Mystery captured the other $15,000 division in the event for 3-year-old fillies. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Margaret Provost. In last week's series opener, Treasure Dreams rallied to edge Kenziesky Hanover at the wire. On Tuesday, Kenziesky Hanover drew away from the pocket-sitting Treasure Dreams -- the 1-5 favorite -- to defeat her by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:57.2. Mother May I finished third. Brian Zendt piloted the daughter of Cantab Hall-Kandor Hanover for trainer Bill Zendt and owners J. Patrick Huber and Glenn Congrove. In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot, Fancytucky unleashed her characteristic late kick and scored in 1:56.3 for Tony Hall and trainer Troy McDougal, who owns with James Steuernagel. The 6-year-old daughter of Pinetucky-Beaucoup Amour lifted her career bankroll to $159,663. It was one of three wins for Hall on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, first post 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 10, 2018 -- Freeze Line rallied from worst to first to spring a 15-1 upset in Tuesday's second leg of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot for harness racing 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. Mr Contestant took the other $15,000 division to give Tony Hall, trainer Rich Gillock and owner/breeder Bob Key a second-leg sweep. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Ben Wood. Freeze Line trailed by 5 lengths when he launched his sustained move. The son of Donato Hanover-American Frost overtook his stablemate, Agent Mac, in deep stretch and downed him by a head in a career-best 1:58.2. Crown Court finished third. In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Dover Downs invader Divas Image scored a front-end victory in 1:52.2 for Aaron Merriman, trainer Jennifer Bongiorno and owners Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45 and J&T Silva Stables. The 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Rocknroll Diva extended her career bankroll to $353,682. It was one of three wins on the 13-race card for Merriman. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has doubled — to $10,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Wednesday, April 11 Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered each card, The Meadows upped the ante when Tuesday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $3,320.50. In addition, Wednesday’s card includes a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4, also a regular feature of each program at The Meadows. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 9-13) 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 Wednesday is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 9, 2018 -- Pinned along the cones with no apparent route to victory, E Dee's Well Said shot through an unexpectedly available lighting lane to capture Monday's $15,000 second leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for harness racing 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Ruby Cook. E Dee's Well Said led after a quarter-pole move but was shuffled to third turning for home. When the pocket-sitting Dance For Kisses opted to attack the leader outside, Jim Pantaleano guided E Dee's Well Said through the Lightning Lane. She prevailed in 1:56.3, 3/4 lengths better than Strong Coffee. Dance For Kisses finished third. Christen Pantaleano trains E Dee's Well Said, a daughter of Well Said-Eternity's Delight, for C Jimmy D's Racing. In the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Trustworthy Kid also used the Lightning Lane to spring a 17-1 upset for Dan Charlino and owner/trainer Lisa Dunn, edging Call For Justice by a nose in 1:56.4. The 9-year-old SJ's Caviar-Penn Worthy Lane gelding extended his career bankroll to $527,227. In something of a rarity, three offspring of Penn Worthy Lane competed on Monday's program, with the Glidemaster mare Igotsomethingtosay also getting a win for mom in a conditioned trot. Tony Hall collected three wins on the 13-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, April 7, 2018 -- Shuffled to fifth and with no racing room in sight, His Excellence found a path to victory deep in the Lighting Lane and pulled off a 9-1 harness racing upset in Saturday's $15,000 opening leg of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The series for 3-year-old colts and geldings honors the memory of Tom Kirwan, who began his career as a trainer/driver at The Meadows and later served for many years as the track's stall superintendent. Using Lasix for the first time, His Excellence was away third but never saw daylight until Aaron Merriman pointed him to the Lightning Lane. He blew by the 1-5 favorite, Daddyofemall, and scored in 1:55.4 over a "good" surface. The pocket-sitting Antagonist also rallied inside for second, a neck back, while the previously undefeated Daddyofemall saved show. Randy Bendis trains His Excellence, a Well Said-So Ravishing gelding, and owns with Tom Pollack, Reed Broadway and Mike Novosel, Jr. Speaking of owners Bendis and Pollack, they also took the $20,000 Preferred Pace when the Bendis-trained A Real Miracle used a second-over trip to score in 1:51.1 at a handsome 14-1. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. piloted the 8-year-old son of Real Desire-I Need A Miracle, who extended his career bankroll to $324,233. Dave Palone and Merriman each collected three wins on the 12-race card. THE MEADOWS TRIPLES MONDAY PICK 5 GUARANTEE TO $15K The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has tripled — to $15,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Monday, April 9 Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered each card, The Meadows upped the ante when Saturday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $3,797.72. In addition, Monday’s card includes a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4, also a regular feature of each program at The Meadows. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 9-13) 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 Monday is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 5, 2018 -- Ordinarily, when drivers first locate at a harness racing track, they may experience some lean months as they build relationships and eke out assignments. With Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and The Meadows, however, it was pretty much love at first sight. Wrenn, 31, has been driving at The Meadows relatively briefly, splitting time with tracks in Ohio where he lives. But he's become so successful at The Meadows -- and popular with trainers -- that he had a drive in all 12 races last Saturday. For this Saturday's card, he actually was named on 16 horses over 12 races. He'll drive in each of the first eight races before heading to Ohio. Saturday's program gets underway at 1:05 PM and features a pair of rich pool guarantees -- $7,500 for the Pick 4 (races 4-7), $5,000 for the Pick 5 (races 8-12). Several factors may be at play in Wrenn's instant success at The Meadows. First, his deep roots in the sport make him a familiar name. His late father and his uncle, Peter Wrenn, both are Michigan Hall of Famers while their brother Gary was a blacksmith in the business. Yet harness racing wasn't his first occupational choice. "I didn't think about driving as a career," he says, "but when I started working for Uncle Peter, I found harness racing is in my blood." In addition, Wrenn was prominent even before arriving at The Meadows, with a pair of North American dash driving titles (2013 and 2014) to his credit. This year, his 182 wins (as of mid-week) rank him second in North America behind Aaron Merriman, and his .376 UDR is third after Louis-Philippe Roy and Merriman. At The Meadows, he ranks fourth in wins, fifth in UDR, and he's become the regular pilot for such outstanding horses as Ron Burke's Camera Lady, who's won seven of nine starts this year. "I like the driving style at The Meadows, and I like the guys," he says. "Driving there is a way to better myself. I really appreciate the opportunities I've been getting from trainers like Randy Bendis, John Sullivan, Scott Betts and Ron Burke." Wrenn's hectic schedule is similar to that of Merriman, although he doesn't consider himself in Merriman's league as far as travel goes. "It's difficult to do what he does, and he's been doing it a long time," Wrenn says. "He's all in. I like to take some vacations and enjoy myself." Wrenn and his wife, Briana, are expecting their first child in October, a blessed event that may reinforce his commitment to multitracking. "The baby has to eat, so I still have to keep making money. And this is only the first baby." As for Saturday's card, Wrenn suggests a pair of his mounts that may fare the best: "Thoughtyoudlikeit (race 1, post 7) is down in class again. I don't think the outside post will affect him. He likes to go fast and do his work. I think he has a good shot. Pembroke Bada Bing (race 5, post 1) raced well last week. He has a good shot." On Saturday, Mychoice members can compete in the Road to the Triple Crown Thoroughbred Handicapping Contest. More information is available at the retail counter in the track's Racebook. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 4, 2018 -- Treasure Dreams moved smartly first over to grind down Matrona and capture her $15,000 opening-leg division of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot Wednesday at The Meadows. The series for harness racing 3-year-old fillies honors the memory of Margaret Provost, longtime owner of Standardbreds at The Meadows. Treasure Dreams was fourth when Tony Hall sent her after Matrona. The daughter of Winning Mister-Magic Treasure pressured Matrona relentlessly and downed her by 1/2 length in 2:00.1. Pembroke Mystery rallied for show. Norm Parker trains Treasure Dreams for owner/breeder Bob Key. In the other $15,000 Provost split, Perfect Image also used a determined uncovered bid to overtake the leader, Kenziesky Hanover, in the shadow of the wire and defeat her by a neck in 2:01. Hiker Hanover completed the ticket. Trainer/driver Doug Snyder piloted the daughter of Muscle Hill-Hawaiianphotograph for Frank Poerio, Jr. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, first post 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 3, 2018 — Agent Mac made it three straight Tuesday at The Meadows when he wore down the leader, What A Hunk, with a persistent uncovered move that carried him to victory in the opening leg of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot. Conservator took the other $15,000 opening-leg division in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The event honors the late Ben Wood, longtime trainer, driver and owner at The Meadows. Winless at 2, Agent Mac opened his sophomore campaign with a pair of victories highlighted by mid-pack moves. Tuesday’s win was a carbon copy, as he moved from fourth for Wilbur Yoder and finally subdued What A Hunk in deep stretch, downing him by a nose in 1:59.2 over a sloppy surface. Mr Contestant recovered from an early break and earned show. Rich Gillock trains the Muscle Massive-Mac’s Caper K gelding for owner/breeder Bob Key. In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Rosemary Rose and Mike Wilder worked out a cozy 30.3 second quarter, a breather that helped them hold off the late rally of Albany Girl and defeat her by a head in 1:54. The pocket-sitting Graceful Vision finished third. Ron Burke trains the 4-year-old daughter of Foreclosure N-Pantathlon who extended her career bankroll to $270,792, for Burke Racing Stable, Jason Melillo and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Trainer Dirk Simpson enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card. Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, April 2, 2018 -- Shuffled to sixth at the three-quarters, Dance For Kisses roared wide through the lane to spring a 16-1 harness racing shocker in Monday's $15,000 opening leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The series for 3-year-old fillies honors the memory of the late Ruby Cook, the track's longtime switchboard operator. Dance For Kisses hadn't raced since Aug. 15 and had only a maiden victory to her credit. But when Bryce Brocklehurst angled her off the cones to the center of the track, the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Thirsty For Kisses caught the leader, E Dee's Well Said, and downed her by 3/4 lengths in 1:57. Xfinity Beach earned show. Justin Lebo owns and trains Dance For Kisses. Dave Palone collected four wins on the 13-race card. THE MEADOWS INCREASES TUESDAY PICK 5 GUARANTEE TO $25,000 The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has increased — to $25,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Tuesday, April 3 Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered with each card, The Meadows sweetened the pot when Monday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a two-day carryover of $7,342.59. In addition, Tuesday’s card includes a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4, also a regular feature of each program at The Meadows. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (Races 4-7) and Pick 5 (Races 9-13) 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 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 1, 2018 -- Beginning Monday, April 2, players will have the opportunity to share in two rich guaranteed pools that the harness racing track will offer with each card. On that date, The Meadows will increase the total-pool guarantee for its Pick 4 wager from $5,000 to $7,500, and it will introduce a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for its Pick 5 wager. The guarantees are offered in association with the United States Trotting Association (USTA) Strategic Wagering Initiative. Pick 5 past performances will be available, at no charge, on the USTA's Website, www.ustrotting.com. Actually, on April 2, players will enjoy an even bigger bonus, as the Pick 4 guarantee for that card already had been hiked to $12,500 after Saturday's wager was uncovered. Once the Pick 4 is hit and the jackpot paid out, the $7,500 daily guarantee will kick in. The Pick 4 usually spans races 4-7 while the Pick 5 includes the day's last five races. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 and Pick 5 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. The Meadows typically races each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, post time 1:05 PM each day. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 31, 2018 -- Phoenix Warrior N was racing off a 10-week layoff and trailing by 9 lengths at the half. Just chalk it up as a tightener, right? Phoenix Warrior N and Dan Rawlings had something other than surrender in mind. They roared wide through the lane and pulled off a 14-1 upset in Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. The 8-year-old Jereme's Jet-Never Walk Alone gelding was seventh when he launched his decisive move. He blew past the tiring leader, Lincolnjames, and held off Hypothetical by a neck to triumph in 1:52,3, with Dapper Dude third. Scott Betts trains Phoenix Warrior N, who extended his career bankroll to $235,193, for Timothy Betts, Nicholas Catalano and Stephen Moss. Dave Palone piloted four winners on the 12-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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