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WASHINGTON, PA, March 2, 2015 -- Simeon exploded three-wide into the final turn and scored by 6 lengths in a division of Monday's Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. The opening leg of the harness racing series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings was conducted over three divisions, with Kickoff Hanover and Great Magic also taking $12,000 splits. The series honors the memory of the late Ken Weaver, a fixture at both The Meadows and the Pennsylvania Fairs. Simeon was sitting fifth when Dan Rawlings asked him for trot. The 3-year-old Andover Hall - Keystone Ariana gelding, who was unraced at 2, blew by the leaders and triumphed in 2:01.4 on a sloppy surface. Flying Muscles and Just Hang Out completed the ticket. David Wade trains Simeon, who has won five of eight starts, and owns with Anne Wade, Gerald Brittingham and William Peel III. In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Classicality made it two straight when he moved first over down the backside for Brian Zendt and prevailed in 1:58, 1-1/4 lengths better than TSM Photo Bugger. Tall Cotton was third. Lisa Dunn-Adams conditions the homebred Classicality, a 5-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding who vaulted over $200,000 in career earnings, for Dunn Stable. Dave Palone drove six winners on the 14-race card for as many trainers -- Ron Burke, Rich Gillock, Kevin Johnson, Todd Keith, Mike Palone and Bill Popp, 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. 26, 2015 -- On Friday, Feb. 27, 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 Wednesday's Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $1,324.70. Minimum wager for the Pick 5 (Races 8-12) 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 Friday's program is 6:55 PM. THE MEADOWS TO STAGE $2,500 ‘LIVE BANKROLL’ HANDICAPPING CONTEST. On Friday, Feb. 27, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will stage its first “live bankroll” handicapping contest, set for the track’s racebook, with an estimated $2,500 prize pool. While The Meadows has conducted many handicapping contests in the past, entrants played in those events with virtual bankrolls. In Friday’s contest, players must provide $50 for their opening bankrolls, and they will keep their earnings. Entry fee is $100, with half underwriting the player’s initial bankroll and half allocated to the prize pool. The contestants with the top five bankrolls will share in the $2,500 prize pool (based on 50 players), with 50 percent awarded for the highest bankroll. Players will enjoy a free buffet dinner sponsored by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association. Contestants must wager a minimum of $10, win/place only, on at least five races of their choice on The Meadows’ 12-race Friday card. Registration begins at 5:00 PM in the racebook, with first post at 6:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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

WASHINGTON, PA, 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. 20, 2015 -- Returning from a layoff of more than three months, Continual Velocity still was the best at The Meadows as she notched a front-end harness racing victory in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Dave Palone hustled Continual Velocity to the front, where she enjoyed a comfortable 58 opening half on a "good" surface. Palone had to chase Continual Velocity in the lane, but the 7-year-old daughter of Real Artist - Extreme Velocity responded and held off Macharoundtheclock by 1/2 length in 1:55. The pocket-sitting R Marie Hanover was third. Ron Burke trains Continual Velocity, who now boasts $542,275 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. It was one of three wins on the 12-race card for Palone. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 18, 2015 — Whata Donato blew by the leader, Mistress Valentine, in the lightning lane to capture Wednesday’s harness racing $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Whata Donato hustled to the front from post 8 but yielded to the pocket behind Mistress Valentine. When trainer/driver Doug Snyder asked Whata Donato for trot in the lane, the 5-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover-Donven Promise kicked into gear and scored in 1:58.1 on a “good” surface, 3/4 lengths better than Mistress Valentine. Anaffairtoremember, parked every step in her seasonal debut, was a game third. Frank Poerio, Jr. campaigns Whata Donato, who won for the fourth time in her last seven starts and lifted her career bankroll to $214,266. In Wednesday’s companion feature, the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, TSM Photo Bugger also used the Lightning Lane to register his first victory in five starts this year. The 8-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding triumphed in 1:57.2 for Tony Hall and owner/breeder Ted Tomson. The first-over Classicality was a neck back in second while Daylon Miracle earned show. TSM Photo Bugger now boasts $467,151 in lifetime earnings. It was one of three wins for Hall on the 14-race card. Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 17, 2015 -- Harness racing driver Eric Goodell notched career win 5,000 Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted PL Eureka to victory in the 10th race. In the very next race, Goodell took a step toward his next milestone when he triumphed with Seafood Money. Goodell, 41, grew up in Holly, MI, not far from the recently closed Sports Creek Raceway. He learned the sport working summers at Keith Crawford's farm and decided in high school to become a driver. "I bought a horse instead of going to college and was driving not too long after graduation," he said. "Once you do it, it's hard not to keep doing it. You have to know that you're good enough, that you think right and use your head. It isn't something I'd be doing if I didn't consider myself good enough." Goodell drove at Sports Creek and Saginaw Harness Raceway before hitting his stride at Hazel Park, where he was the leading driver multiple times. When Michigan racing collapsed, he moved east and competed for awhile on the whirlwind Meadowlands-Yonkers-Pocono-Harrah's Philadelphia circuit, then relocated to The Meadows, where he drives first call for trainer Paul Kennedy, a fellow Michigander. "Paul understands horses," Goodell said. "He makes things easy and simple." He said his most memorable races are those he's won with long shots, especially a 2008 Hambletonian elimination with 22-1 Atomic Hall. "We didn't do any good in the final," he said, "but that whole experience was really cool." Goodell said he hopes win number 5,000 will be the impetus for even greater things in the future. "It's kind of like I tell my friends -- 5,000 is a big number, but if I win two races in one day, I feel I should have won 4. I should be around 7,000 by this time, but I slacked off the last few years. Maybe this will jump start me." On Wednesday, Feb. 18, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $20,000 total-pool guarantee 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 two-day carryover of $4,671.96. 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. 16, 2015 -- On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the live harness racing card at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will feature two total-pool guarantees -- a $5,000 guarantee for the Pick 4 and a $5,000 guarantee for the Pick 5. Both are offered as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. The $5,000 Pick 4 guarantee is a regular feature of Monday and Tuesday programs. The Meadows added the "instant" Pick 5 guarantee after Friday's Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a carryover of $1,581.14. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (races 4-7) and Pick 5 (races 10-14) is 50 cents. Since Pennsylvania law requires a minimum per-race wager of $2, a player wagering at the 50-cent level must bet at least four tickets. First post for Tuesday's program is 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 13, 2015 -- She was racing off a three-month layoff, and her faltering cover didn't take her where she wanted to go. Nevertheless, Blissfull Romance was the best in Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Blissfull Romance was away eighth for Dave Palone and still trailing by 4-1/2 lengths at the three-quarters. When Palone tipped her three wide, she brushed powerfully and scored in 1:54.4, a neck better than Prima Dragon. Early leader R Marie Hanover saved show. Ron Burke trains Blissfull Romance, a 6-year-old daughter of Blissfull Hall - Draconian Promise who lifted her career bankroll to $251,925, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano and Palone each piloted three winners on the 12-race card. The Meadows is dark Monday in observation of Presidents' Day. Live racing resumes Tuesday, first post 12:55 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 11, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan surrendered the lead at the three-quarters but found another gear late as he captured his second straight in Wednesday's harness racing $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A parked-out 27.1 opening panel made Atta Boy Dan vulnerable to the first-over bid of Royal Heart, who was able to cross over and move a length in front. When Dave Palone asked Atta Boy Dan for more, the 6-year-old Western Terror - Dropitlikeitshot gelding surged through the Lightning Lane, scoring in 1:53. Dew N Doughnuts was second, 1/2 length back, while Royal Heart saved show. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, who extended his career bankroll to $235,560, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC. Tony Hall and Palone each piloted three winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 11, 2015 — The Meadows Racetrack & Casino would like to remind harness racing trainers and owners that payments for the 2015 Delvin Miller Adios and for two new stakes, the Meadows Maturity Trots for 4-year-olds, are due by Feb. 15. Payment for the “Pace for the Orchids,” a premier event for 3-year-old pacers with an estimated $500,000 purse, is $600. That payment also maintains the eligibility of sophomore pacing fillies to the $150,000 (est) Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo. Eliminations for the Adios take place Friday, July 25, with the Adios final and the Adioo Volo set for Saturday, Aug. 1. The Meadows Maturity Trots include an event for mares (Friday, April 24) and a stake for stallions and geldings (Saturday, May 2), each with an estimated purse of $50,000. A $300 nomination fee is due by Feb. 15, with a second payment of $600 due by March 15. Checks for all events should be made payable to the Hambletonian Society. For more information, please contact the office of the race secretary, 724.225.9897.

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. 6, 2015 -- A veteran of the New York Sires Stakes circuit, Medusa launched her 4-year-old campaign successfully Friday at The Meadows when she captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Making her first start in the powerful Ron Burke Stable, Medusa quarter-poled to the lead for Dave Palone but faced a serious late challenge from Macharoundtheclock. When Palone popped her earplugs around the final turn, Medusa took off again and defeated Macharoundtheclock by 2 lengths in 1:54.4. Early leader Doubelieveinmagic finished third. Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura own Medusa, a daughter of Bettor's Delight - Mythical who now boasts $124,898 in career earnings. Aaron Merriman drove three winners on the 12-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 4, 2015 -- Atta Boy Dan worked out a cozy pocket trip, then brushed by his stablemate, Visible Gold, in the lane to capture Wednesday's harness racing $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Visible Gold cut out a seemingly comfortable 59 half, but the sloppy surface and a stern first-over challenge from Desperation left the leader vulnerable. Atta Boy Dan and Eric Goodell had little trouble overtaking Visible Gold, prevailing by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:56.2. Exactly Black was a ground-saving third. Ron Burke trains Atta Boy Dan, a 6-year-old Western Terror - Dropitlikeitshot gelding who extended his career bankroll to $225,560, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Aaron Merriman, Dave Palone, Burke and Goodell all fashioned three-baggers on the 14-race card. Goodell's haul lifted his career victory total to 4,994. 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

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