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WASHINGTON, PA, May 23, 2017 -- Bessie stalked Goodtogo Hanover from the pocket, then blew by her in the harness racing 'Lightning Lane' to capture Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Bessie left alertly from post 7 for Tony Hall and was able to secure the pocket behind Goodtogo Hanover, who had to deal with the menacing first-over move of Dirty Secret. That challenger eventually broke stride, but Goodtogo Hanover was left vulnerable to the inside charge of Bessie, who downed her by 1/2 length in 1:54.2. Princess Pablano rallied for show. Rick Clapper trains Bessie, a 6-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi-Cantab's Chorine who now boasts $316,760 in career earnings, for Paula Clapper, Umholtz Racing Stable and Kennedy Sports Corp. Mike Wilder collected four wins and Hall three on the 13-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 8, 2017 -- Lightning struck for Beach House and Dragon Striker Saturday at The Meadows, as each shot the Lightning Lane for Tony Hall and trainer Rich Gillock to capture a $15,000 opening-leg division of the Unlocked Pace for harness racing 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series honors Unlocked, a top performer and track record holder at The Meadows for trainer Norm Parker and owner Megan Rogers Racing Stables. Beach House stalked the favorite, Southwind Yukon, from the pocket before knifing inside and downing him by 3/4 lengths in 1:53.1. Town Speaker finished third. Harry Locke campaigns Beach House, a son of Somebeachsomewhere-Sara Sue. Hall gave Dragon Striker much the same trip. The 3-year-old son of Dragon Again-Lady's Portrait blew by the leader from the pocket and prevailed in 1:54.3. The first-over Showing My Hand raced well for second, a head back, with Subliminal third. Bob Key bred and owns Dragon Striker. Dave Palone, Jim Pantaleano, Mike Wilder and Hall each piloted three winners on the 12-race card.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, April 5, 2017 -- Canwood (9-1) and Miss Da Line (8-1) got the Princess Pablano Trot off to a rousing start Wednesday at The Meadows when they scored upset victories in their $15,000 opening-leg divisions. The series for harness racing 3-year-old fillies honors Princess Pablano, long a top performer at The Meadows and still active for trainer Tyler Stillings and owner Rags To Riches Of PA. Using Lasix for the first time, Canwood stalked Criteria from the pocket, then breezed by in the Lightning Lane for Brian Zendt to prevail in a career-best 1:57.4. Mimosa Hanover rallied from well back for second, 3/4 lengths in arrears, while Quiet Glide earned show. Bill Zendt trains the daughter of Cantab Hall-Hallywood for Judith Wolkomir and Fred Kayne. With four of her rivals already off stride, Miss Da Line pulled the pocket past the half for trainer/driver Ray Paver and powered off to a handy victory in 1:58, 7-3/4 lengths better than Weekend Wit Chucky. Itsgoodtobequeen finished third. Harry Horowitz and Iris Horowitz bred and own Miss Da Line, a daughter of Muscle Massive-Sister Kate. Tony Hall swept the first three races and finished with four wins on the 12-race card.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, March 15, 2017 -- Ms Mullen zipped to the front from post 8 and dug in late to preserve her victory -- her second straight -- in the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Stars N Sparkles rallied from last to take the other $12,500 division in Wednesday's second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. While Ms Mullen had little trouble thwarting the first-over challenge of Eva Ka Jean, she still faced the Lightning Lane threat of the pocket-sitting Silly Silly Girls. The 3-year-old daughter of Muscle Massive-Kentucky Bluebird found more for Tony Hall and held off Silly Silly Girls by a neck in 2:00.3 over a "good" surface. Eva Ka Jean saved show. Dirk Simpson trains and leases Ms Mullen. In the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice won his third straight -- a front-end jog from post 7 in 1:56 -- for Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Tricky Nick finished second, 2-1/2 lengths back, with Angels Ransom third. The 5-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka soared over $300,000 in career earnings. Hall piloted three winners on the 13-race card while Bob Key enjoyed a four-bagger as an owner. Rich Gillock conditions three of Key's Wednesday victors. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, March 8, 2017 -- Pressured most of the mile while on the lead, Ms Mullen drew away from the field into the final turn and scored decisively in Wednesday's opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. Pennys N Dimes upset at 15-1 in the other division of the series for harness racing 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at The Meadows. The event honors the memory of the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime manager of the 2:00 Club, the erstwhile gathering spot for horsemen and horsewomen. Ms Mullen was unplaced in her five previous career starts and hadn't raced since Aug. 22. But she was more than willing when Tony Hall sent her to the front, and she gamely thwarted the prolonged challenge of Blameitonthealcohl to prevail by 2 lengths in 1:59.3. Eva Ka Jean was third-placed-second while Cantabmymoney finished second but was placed back to third for a late break. Dirk Simpson trains and leases Ms Mullen, a 3-year-old daughter of Muscle Massive-Kentucky Bluebird. In the $20,000 Preferred Trot, Cantab Lindy sat patiently behind the dueling leaders, then shot the Lightning Lane to pull off the 18-1 upset in 1:55.4 for Mike Wilder and owner/trainer Brent Davis. Tricky Nick was second, 1/2 length back, while Trustworthy Kid rallied for show. The 9-year-old Cantab Hall-Lindy N Caviar gelding extended his career bankroll to $368,057. Dave Palone and Wilder each collected three wins on the 13-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 25, 2017 -- Kingofthejungle waited patiently in the pocket behind the dueling leaders, then blazed through the harness racing 'Lightning Lane' to score the 9-1 upset in Saturday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. While Mykindachip was fending off the first over challenge of Latest Desire, Kingofthejungle and Tony Hall kept up, waiting for the opportunity to strike. They found it inside, where Kingofthejungle overtook Mykindachip and downed him by a head in 1:53.1. Unlocked also shot the Lightning Lane to earn show. Jack Smith trains Kingofthejungle, a 6-year-old Well Said-Allamerican Calico gelding who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $395,291, for Fox Racing Inc. and Darius Oshidar. Hall collected four wins and Aaron Merriman three on the 12-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 20, 2017 -- After a second-quarter breather, Medusa sprinted home in 55.1 to capture her second straight victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Medusa retook the lead past the quarter, allowing Tony Hall to give her a leisurely 29.3 second panel. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical turned on the gas from there, downing the rallying Lakeisha Hall by 3/4 lengths in 1:52.1. Spreester earned show. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $441,012, and owns with Tom Pollack. Dave Palone piloted three winners, including a pair for trainer Ron Burke, on the 13-race card.   by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows    

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 14, 2017 -- Medusa zipped to the front for Tony Hall and made a shambles of the race, opening a 6-length lead in the stretch before gearing down and capturing Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. The victory highlighted a spectacular day for Hall, who won seven of the 13 races on the harness racing card. Hall had ducked Medusa in her three most recent starts but took advantage of post 4 to put the 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical in control early. She easily repelled the first-over challenge of Spreester and defeated her by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:52.3, with a rallying Show Runner third. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts $432,012 in career earnings, and owns with Tom Pollack. Hall's haul benefited seven different trainers: Sarah Andrews, Karen Fread, Rich Gillock, Kevin Johnson, Angela Porfilio, Jason Shaw and Bendis.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Home of Pennsylvania's largest jackpot ever paid, The Meadows is an all-inclusive entertainment destination and significant economic generator for the region. With its nearly 1,300 employees, The Meadows provides approximately $125 million in taxes annually and more than $14 million per year to the Local Share Account designated for new economic, community and industrial development projects. The Meadows features 82 table games and more than 3,100 slot machines, premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor and the racetrack, a racing grandstand with VIP suites, a simulcast area, an 11,000 square foot event center, a 7,500 square 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.

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 24, 2017 -- Last in the field of six at the three-quarters, Medusa unleashed a three-wide blitz that carried her to a harness racing victory in Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Medusa was following sluggish cover when Tony Hall decided to show her racetrack. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical quickly looped the field and engaged the leader, Show Runner, defeating her by 1/2 length in 1:54.2 over a sloppy surface. Spreester shot the Lightning Lane for show. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts $416,352 in career earnings, and owns with Tom Pollack. Mike Wilder collected four wins on the 13-race card while Dave Palone and Jim Pantaleano each enjoyed a triple. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Medusa stalked Skippin By from the pocket, then edged by her late to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Skippin By took the field through leisurely fractions of 27.4/57.4, but when she sprinted home, she could not shake Medusa. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical took the outside route for Tony Hall and nipped Skippin By by a head in1:54.3 over a "good" surface. Spreester finished third. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings, and owns with Tom Pollack. Dave Palone and Hall each collected three wins on the 13-race card. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows            

WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 7, 2017 -- Sixteen Mikes put away Valley Of Sin following a protracted harness racing duel and went on to win Saturday's $22,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Sixteen Mikes was third down the backside when Tony Hall sent him after Valley Of Sin, who was seeking his fourth consecutive victory. They were inseparable until mid-stretch when Sixteen Mikes overcame the tiring leader and scored in 1:55.2. TSM Photo Bugger shot the Lightning Lane for second, 1-1/2 lengths back, while Nothinbutanallstar rallied for show. Rich Gillock trains Sixteen Mikes, a 7-year-old American Mike-Sweetsixteenkarets gelding who pushed his career bankroll to $218,234, for owner/breeder Bob Key. Mike Wilder collected three wins on the 12-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Medusa powered to the lead from post 7 for Tony Hall and rolled to victory -- her 13th this year and second straight -- in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 12-race harness racing card. Once Medusa cleared to the lead, she easily thwarted the first-over challenge of Skippin By and prevailed in 1:53.2 over a "good" surface, a neck better than Certified Ideal, who gave trainer Randy Bendis an exacta sweep. The pocket-sitting Spreester was third. Tom Pollack and Bendis campaign Medusa, a 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical who now boasts $395,952 in career earnings. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Medusa stalked Spreester from the pocket, then kicked by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday's $20,000 harness racing filly & mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Although Spreester held off the outside challengers, she was helpless against the attack inside from Medusa, the 8-5 favorite. The 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical scored in 1:54.1 for Tony Hall, a length better than Spreester, while Skippin By rallied from last for show. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts $385,952 in career earnings, and owns with Tom Pollack. Dave Palone and Hall each piloted four winners on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 8, 2016 -- Unefoisdansmavie reached the front with a determined first-over bid and went on to a hard-earned harness racing victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Unefoisdansmavie was fourth down the backside when Tony Hall sent her after the leader (and her stablemate), Cowgirl Hall. The 9-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World held off Mistress Valentine by a neck in 1:55. Cowgirl Hall saved show. Ron Burke trains Unefoisdansmavie, who now boasts $633,067 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. It was one of four wins for Hall on the 14-race card. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 22, 2016 -- Tony Hall notched career win 5,000 Saturday at The Meadows when he piloted Political Cash to victory in the 13th race. It was Hall's fifth victory on the harness racing card, making the day productive as well as historic. Hall, 38, 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. He recalls those early days as a struggle. "It was a day-to-day grind back then, just trying to survive and make enough to keep afloat," he said. "I really didn't have a plan until I came here, started traveling quite a bit and driving a lot of horses." Hall, who currently ranks second in purses and third in UDRS at The Meadows, recorded career win 4,000 in January 2014. "That 5,000th win was kind of a goal for me," he said. "It's a number I've looked forward to, and it came a little quicker than I thought it would. It's a good thing for sure." Hall resides in Washington and operates a four-horse stable with his wife Ashley. He indicated he doesn't expect to change his routine in the near future. "Eventually, I'll go more towards training," he said. "For now, my wife and I will keep a small barn, and I'll keep driving the way I've been driving and see where it goes from there." The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 11, 2016 -- She Wore Red zipped to the front for harness racing driver Tony Hall, easily withstood a mild challenge and scored an in-hand victory in Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Rebounding from a tough trip last week when she was used hard twice and tired late, She Wore Red easily dispatched the only challenger she faced -- the first-over RV Janet. She prevailed in 1:53.4, 2-1/4 lengths better than the ground-saving Unefoisdansmavie, with Mistress Valentine a rallying third. John Melsheimer trains the 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide-Tori Ann, who extended her career bankroll to $187,525, for owner and co-breeder Joyce McClelland. There was more good news on the card for She Wore Red as her full brother Yankee Fashion, a 5-year-old gelding, earned show in a claiming trot. Mike Wilder piloted four winners on the 15-race program while Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and Hall each enjoyed a triple. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the card features four Keystone Classics -- all for 2-year-olds -- worth an estimated $425,000. First post is 1 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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