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WASHINGTON, PA - Diamondtequilashot moved smartly first over and rolled to a convincing harness racing victory in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Diamondtequilashot was third near the three-quarters when Tony Hall sent her after the leader Touchamatic. The 7-year-old daughter of Palone Ranger-Straitequilanite overpowered that rival and held off the late rally of Crisp Mane to down her by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:51.2. Lakeisha Hall shot the Lightning Lane for show.   Bill Rhoades trains the winner, who extended her lifetime bankroll to $334,674, for Rick Senger. It was one of three victories for Rhoades on the 13-race card. Trainer Dirk Simpson, who enjoyed a three-bagger Tuesday, added a pair of Wednesday wins. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features an $83,673.46 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA -  Lady's Dude exploded to the top from post 4 and never had an anxious moment as he scored in 1:53.4 in the slop in Monday's harness racing co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Trot. The 9-year-old Victory Sam-Lady's Star gelding poured it on late for Tony Hall and defeated the rallying Full Surge by 3-1/2 lengths, with the pocket-sitting Truman Jr Hanover third.   Ron Burke trains Lady's Dude, who now boasts a career bankroll of $822,898, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Johnny Yoder. In Monday's co-feature, also a $10,800 Conditioned Trot, Jeffery P shot the Lightning Lane to triumph in 1:55 for Brady Brown and trainer Miles Wollam, who owns with Renna Wollam, Dennis Osterholt and Jacob Detwiler. The 5-year-old Full Count-Betty Jean gelding lifted his career earnings to $165,457. Mike Wilder collected four wins on the 13-race card while trainer Paul Corey, who fashioned a four-bagger Friday, added two more victories. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the 13-race program features a $75,577.54 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 2, 2020 -- Parked out through a demanding 27.3 opening quarter in the slop, HS Judy Jetson still had little trouble capturing Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,200 Conditioned Trot. The 4-year-old daughter of Great George Two-Broadway Fooling easily repelled the first-over challenge of Explosive Form and scored for Tony Hall in 1:56.1. The pocket-sitting Swanind Fastlane was second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Lite Years Away rallied for show.   Scott Betts trains HS Judy Jetson for Tim Betts. It was one of four wins for Hall on the 13-race card, including a pair for Scott Betts. Mike Wilder also enjoyed a big day with three victories. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features a $7,400.64 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA      

WASHINGTON, PA, July 28, 2020 -- Final Breath relentlessly wore down the leader first over and rolled to an easy victory over a distinguished field in Tuesday's $17,900 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Perlucky took the lead after a demanding 27,1 opening panel that left him vulnerable. Final Breath and Tony Hall pounced, putting away Perlucky and drawing off to score in 1:52.2, matching his career best. Icanflylikeanangel found the Lightning Lane in time for second, 3 lengths back, while Jailhouse Sam rallied for show.   Norm Parker trains Final Breath, a 10-year-old Victory Sam-First Breath gelding who now boasts a career bankroll of $648,332, for Duane Lowe. In Tuesday's co-feature, the $16,200 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace, Blue Ivy survived a contentious first quarter and triumphed in 1:51.4 for Aaron Merriman, trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury. The 4-year-old daughter of Captaintreacherous-All Blue lifted her lifetime earnings to $230,060. Brian Zendt and Merriman each fashioned a triple on the 15-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the program features a pair of Arden Downs Grand Circuit stakes: the $37,644 Edward M. Ryan for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters and the $38,244 Judge Joe McGraw for freshman filly trotters. On the wagering front, the card offers a $1,842.42 carryover in the Early Pick 5 (race 2). First post is 12:45 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The MSOA                        

WASHINGTON, PA, March 6, 2020 -- Rock N Teen let Zanetti do the heavy lifting on the front end, then blew by him in the lane to score in a career-best 1:53, fastest harness racing division in Friday's Wilbur Zendt Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Gumption and Arrhythmic Storm also captured $12,500 opening-leg splits in the event for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The series honors the memory of Zendt, a trainer, driver and patriarch of one of The Meadows most prominent and successful clans. It's one of four late-closing events that kicked off this week at The Meadows, with the championship leg of each set for Friday, March 20. Zanetti reeled off a blistering 1:23.3 three-quarters, making him vulnerable to the pocket-sitting Rock N Teen. Indeed, when Mike Wilder cut him loose, the 3-year-old Rock N Roll Hanover-Dance With Me Tina gelding roared passed and defeated Zanetti by 1-3/4 lengths. Chicken Nugget completed the ticket. Norm Parker trains Rock N Teen for owner/breeder Bob Key.   Tony Hall collected four wins on the 13-race card, including three for trainer Scott Betts, while Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke each enjoyed a triple. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features an $18,605.15 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 (races 3-6). First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, March 3, 2020 -- Metro Boomin swooped the field with a brilliant backside burst and went on to score in 1:56.2 in the slop, the fastest division of Tuesday's opening leg of the Dale McConnell Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Danny's Boy and La Dolfina took the other $12,500 splits in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt, stallion and gelding harness racing trotters. Tony Hall and trainer Scott Betts teamed for a pair of series wins with Metro Boomin and La Dolfina. The series honors the memory of the late McConnell, longtime trainer/driver at The Meadows who was so successful with diagonal-gaiters that he was nicknamed "Mr. Trot." The series is one of four late-closing events kicking off this week at The Meadows, with the championship leg of each set for Friday, March 20. In only his second start since an Ohio Fairs outing on Aug. 26, Metro Boomin was sixth past the half when Hall sent him after the leader, The Muscle Dog. The 4-year-old Wishing Stone-Vapor Rises gelding was on top in a heartbeat and rolled to a 2-1/4-length victory. Feel The Muscle and Spring Roll completed the ticket. Tim Betts and Nicholas Catalano campaign Metro Boomin.   Brady Brown piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the program features a carryover of $14,485.92 in the final-race Super Hi-5. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 28, 2020 -- Dancin Dragon roared from the pocket into the final turn, blitzed by the leader and had just enough late pace to capture Friday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $15,000 Conditioned Pace. In only his second start this year, Dancin Dragon took full advantage of his pocket trip, putting away Do Work Son with ease. But he needed to dig deep for driver Tony Hall to thwart the late bid of K Ryan Bluechip and down him by a neck in 1:51.2. Humboldt completed the ticket.   Randy Bendis trains Dancin Dragon, a 5-year-old Dragon Again-McDance Desire gelding who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $239,540, and owns with Pollack Racing LLC. Hall piloted five winners on the 13-race card, including three for Bendis and a pair for trainer Jack Smith, while Dave Palone fashioned a four-bagger, including two wins for trainer Mike Palone. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features a $12,651.31 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6). First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 17, 2020 -- Final Breath wrested the early lead from Perlucky and kept him at bay late to capture his second straight harness racing victory in Monday's $18,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Although Final Breath was forced to a demanding 27.3 opening panel, Tony Hall was able to give him a 29.3 second-quarter breather. With that, the 10-year-old Victory Sam-First Breath gelding held off the pocket-sitting Perlucky by a length to score in 1:53.4, with Icanflylikeanangel third.   Norm Parker trains Final Breath, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $615,058, for Duane Lowe. Mike Wilder collected four wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the program features a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6) and a $2,059.32 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Mister Spot A threw down a final quarter of 27.2, a sizzling brush that carried him to victory -- his second straight and fourth harness racing win in his last five starts -- in Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Conditioned Pace. Mister Spot A was chasing the leader, Do Work Son, when he uncorked that quick panel for driver Tony Hall. The 6-year-old Village Jolt-Eerie Iris gelding defeated Do Work Son by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:53.2, with A Real Miracle third.   Scott Betts trains Mister Spot A, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $121,012, for Tim Betts, Nicholas Catalano, Stephen Moss and Keith Pippi. It was one of three training victories for Betts on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features a trio of rich wagering opportunities: a $5,000 total pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6), a $1,225.29 carryover in the Pick 5 (races 2-6), an $895.50 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Mister Spot A dogged the leader, Yankee Roller A, for more than one-half mile, put him away in the lane and went on to capture Friday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $16,500 Conditioned Pace. Yankee Roller A looked sharp early in his domestic debut but could not endure the relentless pressure of Mister Spot A, who scored in 1:54.1 in the slop. Do Work Son was second, a length back, while Lord Of Winterfell rallied for show.   Tony Hall piloted the winner, a 6-year-old Village Jolt-Eerie Iris gelding who triumphed for the third time in five starts this year and lifted his career bankroll to $114,262, for trainer Scott Betts and owner Arrhythmic LLC. Jim Pantaleano collected four wins and Hall three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features an $11,705.26 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6). First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Final Breath and Icanflylikeanangel staged a stirring harness racing duel for the final five-eighths before Final Breath finally surged ahead to capture Monday's $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Icanflylikeanangel grabbed the early lead for Mike Wilder in a demanding 26.1, prompting Tony Hall to send Final Breath after them at the quarter. When Icanflylikeanangel refused to release Final Breath, the battle was on. Only in the shadow of the wire did Final Breath get his head in front to score in 1:53. Perlucky, hard used himself from post 8, was a good third.   Norm Parker trains Final Breath, a 10-year-old Victory Sam-First Breath gelding who soared over $600,000 in career earnings, for Duane Lowe. Jim Pantaleano and Hall each collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the program features a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6) and a $4,821.69 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 13, 2020 -- Explosive Leggs moved determinedly first over, collared the leader, Just Maybe The One, in the shadow of the wire and captured Monday's co-feature harness racing trot at The Meadows, an $11,500 Conditioned evemt. Just Maybe The One threw down a 27.4 third quarter but couldn't shake Explosive Leggs, who defeated him by 1/2 length in 1:55 for Tony Hall. Lars Perry finished third.   Carl Cocciolone trains the winner, who now boasts career earnings of $257,095, and owns with Mark Sosovicka. In the other co-feature, also an $11,500 Conditioned Trot, IC Caviar overpowered the field with a 1:55.1 front-end victory for Mike Wilder and trainer John Sullivan, who owns the 9-year-old Malabar Millennium-Lady Caviar gelding with Michael Marocco. IC Caviar pushed his lifetime bankroll to $286,985.   Mike Wilder collected four wins on the 13-race card while Greg Wright, Jr. fashioned a training/driving double. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the program features a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6). First post is1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

Grove City, Ohio – The well-traveled Queen Of The Pride has been named the 2019 Ohio 3-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association. Queen Of The Pride, the daughter of McCardle – Lioness Hanover by Western Ideal raced in five states, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as Canada in 2019.  She was the winner of eight of 19 starts.  Owned by Frank Chick and trained by Kevin Lare, Queen Of The Pride earned $385,597 this year.  Queen Of The Pride’s biggest win of the year was the Ohio Sires Stakes at Northfield in August winning in 1:51.3. Queen Of The Pride was bred by Bradley Wallace of Findlay, Ohio.  Tony Hall drove Queen Of The Pride to five of her eight wins in 2019 and says she always had a winning attitude. “She is a very athletic filly with a lot of natural desire that made her a force to be reckoned with.  She wanted to win as badly as I did.” Queen Of The Pride will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and United States Trotting Association’s District 1 Annual Awards Banquet January 18, 2020 at the University Area Marriott in Columbus, Ohio.  Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the OHHA office at 614-221-3650.  Reservation forms are also available on the OHHA website at www.ohha.com.  The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State. OHHA was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond. For more information, click here. From the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association                  

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 30, 2019 -- What a way to go! The Meadows brought down the harness racing curtain Monday on its 2019 live racing season with an action-packed card that featured the championships of five Holiday Claiming Series and wagering fireworks in the Super Hi-5. The Super Hi-5 jackpot stood at $105,000.96 following Saturday's carryover. Fueled by frenzied Monday wagering, however, the jackpot swelled to $323,614, by far a record for the Super Hi-5 at The Meadows. Ordinarily, the jackpot is paid only if there is a single correct ticket. But because the pool could not be carried over to next year and had to be paid out, the jackpot was shared by all holders of correct tickets, who each received $366.78 On the racing front Big Dutch and Cherry Peep each pulled off a mild upset in a series final. In a $24,000 championship for $20,000 claiming horse and gelding pacers, Big Dutch was forced to a 26.4 opening panel to reach the lead but picked up cover thereafter. He had enough left to edge Enoch by a head in 1:53 for Tony Hall, trainer Mike Palone and owners Charles Haley and Mitchell Fini. BB's Harley completed the ticket.   A 7-year-old Jereme's Jet-Big Duchess gelding, Big Dutch now boasts lifetime earnings of $144,773. Cherry Peep prevailed in the $24,500 championship for $20,000 claiming trotters, holding off the determined challenge of her stablemate, Mac Deeno, and downing him by 1/2 length in 1:56. Aaron Merriman piloted the 4-year-old daughter of Conway Hall-Jenny On The Block, who extended her career earnings to $153,848. Andy Rickert trains and owns Cherry Peep with Corey Hendricks and Nichole Stahl.   In the other championships: $18,600 Championship -- $10,000 Claiming Trotters Mr Quaker completed a series sweep when he quarter-poled to the point for Dave Palone and held off the late rally of Just Jewel to down him by 3/4 lengths in 1:57.2 Parnell completed the ticket. Mike Palone conditions Mr Quaker, a 4-year-old Pilgirms Chuckie-Julia Jet gelding who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $139,874, for J.R. Ryan and Collin Ryan. $18,400 Championship -- $10,000 Claiming Horse & Gelding Pacers Here Comes Stubbie took advantage of a hot pace to register his first win of the year in 15 tries. He moved three wide with cover down the backside for Aaron Merriman and triumphed in 1:55, a length better than Nobetterplacetobe. Innocent Victim shot the Lightning Lane for show. Jack Smith trains the 5-year-old Pine Valley-Maggie Hanover gelding, who vaulted over $100,000 in career earnings, and owns with Bob Adamo. $17,400 Championship -- $10,000 Claiming Filly & Mare Pacers The Spinster N made a power move down the backside and romped to victory for Merriman, trainer Justin Pirillo and owners Vince Aiello and Scott Aiello. The 7-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Millwood Bella scored in 1:55.2, 2-3/4 lengths better than 60-1 long shot Unbeamlievable, with Strong Coffee third. The Spinster N pushed her career bankroll to $148,925. Mike Wilder, Palone and Merriman each enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card. The 2020 season at The Meadows kicks off Monday, Jan. 6, first post 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 17, 2019 -- Harness racing driver Tony Hall collected career win 6,000 Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted Blooming Sunflower to victory in the ninth race. Hall reached the milestone with three Tuesday wins, all for trainer Cory Kreiser. Hall, 41, grew up in Carlisle, Ohio near Lebanon Raceway, where he began his career and won several driving titles. He moved from Lebanon to Northfield Park and relocated to The Meadows in 2006. Hall indicated that early on, his professional goals were modest. "I thought I might have 5,000 wins in my career, so I'm pretty excited about getting 6,000," he said. "It's a decent number. From here, I'll take it one day at a time." Hall has dabbled with training and considers that an option for the future. "I'm hoping to drive for about five more years, then do something else. I've thought about training -- that's always a possibility -- but it would have to be the right circumstances." Among his most memorable drives, Hall cites his back-to-back Ohio Sires Stake championships (2018-2019) with the filly pacer Queen Of The Pride and his 2009 Courageous Lady triumph with Sand E Fiftyfive. Latest Desire circled the field three wide through the final turn to pull off a 23-1 shocker in Tuesday’s $12,500 second leg of a Holiday Series for $20,000 claiming horse and gelding pacers at The Meadows. The series finale is set for Dec. 30. Latest Desire was in the cover flow for most of the backside, but when Chris Shaw swung him even wider for the drive, his move through the slop was impressive. He scored in 1:54.3, x lengths better than Sir Jack, with Big Dutch third. Andy Rickert trains the winner, a 9-year-old Real Desire-Latest Design gelding who now boasts $615,836 in career earnings, and owns with Nichole Stahl and Harold Bud Coughlin. Tuesday’s card also featured the second leg of a Holiday Series for $10,000 claiming horse and gelding pacers, with Sullivan and Innocent Victim taking the splits. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, when the program features a $101,806.41 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. That amount was carried over from Tuesday, when the Super Hi-5 could not be offered after a scratch reduced the field below the minimum number of wagering interests required. First post for Wednesday’s 13-race card is 1:05 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 25, 2019 -- Final Breath notched his second straight harness racing victory when he quarter-poled to the top and drew away late in Monday's $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Once Final Breath wrested the early lead from Donatover, he had little trouble lengthening it for Tony Hall, downing Donatover by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:53.4. The first-over Meme Hanover earned show. Norm Parker trains Final Breath, a 9-year-old Victory Sam-First Breath gelding who boosted his lifetime bankroll to 578,098, for Duane Lowe. Mike Wilder piloted four winners on the 13-race program, sweeping the early and late Daily Doubles. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, when the card features a $52,960.94 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. The program also offers a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 (races 3-6) and a $1,096.46 carryover in the Pick 5 (races 2-6). First post for the 13-race card is 1:05 PM.  

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