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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  -- Racing confidently down in class, Sansovina Hanover made the lead early and made it stick late in Tuesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Jim Pantaleano didn't rush Sansovina Hanover from the gate, but when the 5-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Shacked Up quarter-poled to the point, she had plenty in reserve to hold off Always Giggling by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:52.2 in the slop. Dancing Lisa finished third.   Doug Snyder trains Sansovina Hanover, who pushed her career bankroll to $345,497, for Frank Poerio, Jr. Mike Wilder, who collected four wins on Monday's card, added three more Tuesday while trainer Dirk Simpson also enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 13-race program features a $79,836.62 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $973.80 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). 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, Oct. 16, 2020 -- Rock Candy shot the Lightning Lane with pace to spare as he captured Friday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $12,000 Conditioned Pace. Rock Candy zipped to the early lead for Brady Brown but was shuffled to third as the field turned for home. The ground he saved helped the 4-year-old Pet Rock-Cotton Candy gelding late as he triumphed in 1:50.3, a length better than the rallying Wild Wild Western. Prince of Tides completed the ticket.   Paul Corey trains Rock Candy, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $408,836, for Kenneth Ashba. It was one of four wins for Corey on the 13-race card while Mike Wilder fashioned a five-bagger. Dave Palone also enjoyed a big Friday with three victories. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the 13-race program features a $72,452.06 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 15, 2020 -- The jackpot for Friday's Super Hi-5 at The Meadows has jumped to $69,375.93. The Meadows offers the Super Hi-5, with a minimum 20-cent wager, on the final race of each live card. First post for Friday's 13-race program is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                         The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is a nonproft oganization that represents the interests of approximately 700 Standardbred trainers, drivers, caretakers and owners at The Meadows. In addition to providing horses to race at The Meadows, MSOA administers such member-centric services as health insurance and retirement programs for horsemen and horsewomen.     P.O . Box 253 • Meadow Lands, PA 15347   724-228-3644 • Fax: 724-228-5047 • msoa@themsoa.com                                                                

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 14, 2020 -- Swan Country, who made an abortive move early in the race, shot the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,200 Conditioned Trot. Aaron Merriman sent Swan Country after the early leader, Pete Stamas, but when that rival wouldn't release Swan Country, he ducked back to a convenient opening at the pylons. That left Swan Country with plenty of trot late, and he used it to kick by the tiring Pete Stamas and score in a career-best 1:56. Tuesday Morning rallied for second, 1/2 length back, while the first-over Rev It Up Man raced well for show.   Bill Rhoades trains Swan Country, a 3-year-old Swan For All-Big Z Credit gelding who was using Lasix for the first time, for Rick Senger. Brady Brown and trainer Dirk Simpson each collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features a $69,375.93 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 13, 2020 -- Truth And Liberty threw down a 26.1 opening panel, then thwarted a host of  harness racing challengers to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Nearly every horse in the field came after Truth And Liberty down the backside; they were stacked three wide at the three-quarters. But the 8-year-old daughter of Total Truth-Jazzy Hall responded to Hunter Myers' urging and, despite bearing out in deep stretch, held firm in 1:51.1. Lakeisha Hall finished second, a length back, while Hedges Avenue A shot the Lightning Lane for show.   Lonnie Graber trains Truth And Liberty, who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $546,482, for Fairy Horsemother Stables. Dave Palone piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 13-race program features a $65,540 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $750.97 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA      

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 12, 2020 -- Stickler Hanover and Dream Dancing repeated as Pennsylvania Fairs champions, and the unlikely duo of Andy Miller and trainer Todd Schadel teamed up for three harness racing crowns Monday at The Meadows. The Meadows hosted all eight fairs finals with a number of horsemen enjoying big days. Brady Brown collected a pair of titles, as did Chris Shaw -- both for trainer Mitchell York. Rick Beinhauer also reeled in two championships -- one as owner/trainer, the other as owner. Stickler Hanover was the picture of talent and versatility this year, succeeding at the fairs and in raceway overnights and stakes. On Monday, he zipped to the lead from post 6 for Brown and prevailed over Focus Pocus by a length in 1:56.3, with Manofmanymuscles fourth-placed third. The 3-year-old colt trotter, a son of Explosive Matter-Secret Credit, lifted his career earnings to $135,765 for trainer Steve Schoeffel and owners Virginia Schoeffel and Kathy Schoeffel.   "One more start, the Simpson, and then he's done for the year," the trainer said. "We'll turn him out for a couple months, then hopefully he'll be my Open horse." Dream Dancing needed the Lightning Lane to do it, but she edged the 1-9 favorite, Ginger Tree Carey, by a head in a career-best 1:53.1 for Shaw and York. Artistic Spirit completed the ticket.   "She can start and she can finish," said York, who co-owns the 3-year-old daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Clearly Foxy with David Brickell. "She's good pretty much anywhere on the track. We'll probably race her a few more times this year." Dream Dancing, who dead-heated for last year's championship win with Silly But Serious, increased her lifetime bankroll to $116,700. Interestingly, Silly But Serious also was in Monday's field but couldn't overcome post 9 and finished out of the money. In the other championships: 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot -- Top Me Off How does a top Grand Circuit driver like Miller end up at the PA Fairs? "I've never been here for the fairs finals," Miller explained, "but Todd had a lot in and said he needed a little help." And help Miller did. He steered Top Me Off to a 6-1/2-length blowout in 1:56.3, a life mark. Killer Instinct and By A Hoff Hanover rounded out the ticket. "In the first quarter, I didn't rush him too much," Miller said of the Bar Hopping-Chiptomylou gelding who races for Todd Schadel, Christine Schadel, Rick Beinhauer and Regina Beinhauer. "Once I got to the front, it was just a little cruise around there after that." 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace -- Terry A Hanover Terry A Hanover had lost four straight races to Seth Hanover, but he nailed him Monday with the pocket trip Miller worked out, defeating his archrival by 1/2 length in 1:55.2. Shakealeg Hanover, also conditioned by Todd Schadel, was third. "When I put Andy up, I thought today would be the day," Schadel said. " Christine Schadel and Caitlin Solt campaign the son of Artspeak-Triplet Hanover. 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace -- Nome Hanover Nome Hanover finished in the money in 16 or his previous 18 starts this year, so it was no surprise when he outkicked Full Send to defeat him by 2-3/4 lengths in a career-fastest 1:52.4 and complete the Miller-Schadel hat trick. Needham Hanover rallied for show. "I parked him the whole mile at Bloomsburg, and he didn't care," Schadel said of the Well Said-Northern Cameo gelding he owns with Timothy Hayes and Megan Moschgat. "He just keeps going." 2-Year-Old Filly Trot -- Explosive Flower Explosive Flower and Brown provided the day's tote board pyrotechnics, rallying from well back to prevail in 2:00.1 at a juicy 28-1. Sunshineintherain recovered from an early break to finish second, 1/2 length back, with Frankkiss third. "This filly's been tough all year -- she raced super," said winning trainer Beinhauer, who owns the daughter of Explosive Matter-Seeuinthespring with Regina Beinhauer. "She's controllable, very easy to rate and sound." 2-Year-Old Filly Pace -- Tiamogonedancen The daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Tiamo danced smartly to the top and scored by 3-1/4 lengths in 1:55.3, a lifetime mark, for Shaw and York. Mountain Peaks and Catie Faye Hanover were second and third respectively. "She had an injury early in the year, so she missed the first three or four fairs," York said of the filly he owns with Brickell. "But she came on strong when she came back. She'll get a couple months off now." 3-Year-Old Filly Trot -- Cocktails N Dreams Cocktails N Dreams retook the lead and gamely held off Plumb to edge her by a neck in 1:57.3, fastest mark of her career, with Furious Fast third. "I raced her a couple times earlier this year, and she was second or third in stakes," said winning driver Aaron Merriman. "She's not really a front-end horse, but I had to drive her to win." Linda Schadel owns the daughter of Father Patrick-Cocktail Attire and owns with Tony Schadel. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the 13-race card features a $62,943.23 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 9. 2020 -- Alesha "The Hoosier Hotshot" Binkley and Luminosity roared from the pocket and brushed through the lane to capture Friday's $8,100 leg of the Great Legs Amateur Driving Association (GLADA) harness racing series at The Meadows. Stephen "You're Never Too" Oldford and A Royal Line threw down a swift 1:26.3 three quarters but couldn't shake Binkley, who blew by in the lane to score in 1:56.2. John Sikaris (Fomor) rallied for second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Oldford saved show. Tom "Mayhem" Svrcek (Criteria) completed the superfecta. Ron Burke trains Luminosity, a 10-year-old Cash Hall-Brighten My Way gelding who now boasts a career bankroll of $870,261, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. In Friday's co-feature, a $12,000 Conditioned Pace, K Ryan Bluechip was three wide through a 26.2 opening panel but remained strong late to prevail in 1:50.4 for Dave Palone, trainer Mike Palone and owners J.R. Ryan, Stephen Ronay, Lone Wolf Stable and Collin Ryan. The 8-year-old Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding lifted his career earnings to $577,407. Palone collected five wins and Burke 4 on the 13-race program. Aaron Merriman also enjoyed a big day with three victories. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program offers a $59,639.06 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. Also featured are all eight $25,000 Pennsylvania Fairs Championships. The first two finals are non-wagering events that begin at 12:15 PM while the pari-mutuel portion of the card kicks off at 12:45 PM. By Evan Pattak for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 7, 2020 -- Classy Guy, the 8-5 favorite, fought off a stiff challenge by Pete Stamas and went on to capture Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,200 Conditioned Trot. Class Guy opened a sizable lead down the backside for Dave Palone but nevertheless found himself under siege by Pete Stamas, who was sharply up in class. The 4-year-old Cantab Hall-Personal Style gelding dug deep in the lane and downed Pete Stamas by a neck in a career-best 1:54.2, with Swan Country third.   Ron Burke trains Classy Guy, who now has banked $105,145, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Brady Brown collected four wins and Palone three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features a $57,529.77 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 6, 2020 -- Pace Baby Pace won a spirited stretch-long harness racing duel with Diamondtequilashot and captured Tuesday's $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Pace Baby Pace idled outside before grabbing the point, where Dave Palone was able to give her a 30 second-quarter breather. That left the 4-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou-Breakheart Pass with plenty in the tank to down Diamondtequilashot by a head in 1:52.3. Beach Bar completed the ticket.   It was the eighth win this year for Pace Baby Pace and lifted her career earnings to $174,961 for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jim Pantaleano and Burke each collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 13-race program features a $54,566.34 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 5 -- Dismissed at 34-1, Jessiejesorjessica stalked the leader from the pocket, then blew by in the lane to spring the upset in Monday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Trot. Trainer/driver Shawn Johnston used his rail position to hustle Jessiejesorjessica to the pocket, which proved to be the ideal spot once Mawegonow turned back all the early challengers. But Jessiejesorjessica was the stronger mare in the lane, downing Maewegonow by a neck in a career-best 1:54.1. Jeffery P rallied for show.   Gina Young campaigns the winner, a 4-year-old daughter of Justice Hall-Ziggy Wiggy. She paid $70.40 to win. Dan Rawlings and Chris Shaw each piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the 13-race program features a $51,049.10 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 2, 2020 -- Finally blessed with a good harness racing post position, Shooter's Dream took full advantage by working out a pocket trip and brushing through the lane to capture Friday's $10,800 co-feature at The Meadows, a $20,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap Pace. Shooter's Dream hadn't started inside post 7 in his last four starts. But he drew post 1 for Friday's contest, and the 10-year-old Sand Shooter-With A Dream gelding used the rail to chase the leader, Touch Of The West, from the pocket. Shooter's Dream roared by that rival to down him by 3/4 lengths in 1:51.3 for Jim Pantaleano, with Avalanche Hanover a ground-saving third.   Paul Kennedy owns and trains the winner, who won for the 45th time in 266 career outings and lifted his lifetime bankroll to $553,878. In Friday's other co-feature, also a $20,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap Pace, Border Control A scored for Brady Brown, trainer Chas Norris and owner Tom Jackson. The 11-year-old Bettor's Delight-Contrapan gelding now boasts career earnings of $719,361. Dave Palone collected four wins on the 13-race card, including a pair for trainer Ron Burke. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the 13-race program features a $47,632.39 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and an $11,090.56 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). First post Is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA       -30-                                 The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is a nonproft oganization that represents the interests of approximately 700 Standardbred trainers, drivers, caretakers and owners at The Meadows. In addition to providing horses to race at The Meadows, MSOA administers such member-centric services as health insurance and retirement programs for horsemen and horsewomen.     P.O . Box 253 • Meadow Lands, PA 15347   724-228-3644 • Fax: 724-228-5047 • msoa@themsoa.com                                                                

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 30, 2020 -- Crisp Mane thwarted the first-over challenge of Always Giggling en route to victory in Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Crisp Mane and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. used their rail position effectively, powering to the point and seating Amelias Courage A and Always Giggling. Always Giggling charged hard near the three-quarters, but Crisp Mane turned her away by 1/2 length in 1:52.4. Amelias Courage A completed the ticket.   Ron Burke trains Crisp Mane, a 4-year-old daughter of Sportswriter-Designated Leader who pushed her career bankroll to $181,910, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Brady Brown collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features a $45,551.33 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $4,528.66 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Tamar followed live cover down the backside, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Tuesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot. Tamar was sixth when Jim Pantaleano edged her out behind Broadway Kabam, who continued to gain ground despite a parked-out trip. When the 5-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-High Gear Sahbra shed cover, she outkicked Kellie's MVP in the Lightning Lane and defeated her by a length in 1:54.4. Broadway Kabam saved show.   Carl Cocciolone trains Tamar, who lifted her career bankroll to $139,265, and owns with Mark Sosovicka. Tony Hall piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 13-race program features a $41,861.95 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Enzio overpowered the leader near the three-quarters and went on to spring a 9-1 upset in Monday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 Conditioned Trot. Whats The Word, the 3-5 favorite, was parked through an opening quarter in 27.1, leaving him vulnerable late. When Chris Shaw sent Enzio first up from third, the favorite could offer no resistance. Enzio scored in a career-best 1:54.1, 1-1/4 lengths better than Foxy Trottin Stick, with Rising MVP third. Kelly Paver trains Enzio, a 4-year-old Neely Dunn-Charged Freight gelding who won for the eighth time this year, and owns with Julie Davis. Dan Rawlings piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday when the 13-race program features a $39,521.84 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Early Pick 4 (race 3). First post is 12:45 PM. Enzio By Evan Pattak for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

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