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WASHINGTON, PA  May 8, 2021 -- Macadoodledoo followed live cover into the final turn, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Saturday's $16,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows -- his second straight harness racing victory. When Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. moved Macadoodledoo behind the first-over Wild Wild Western, the 6-year-old Somebeachsomewhere - Pirouette Hanover took full advantage of the cover trip, roaring past Wild Wild Western late and defeating him by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:51. Whos Better finished third. Ron Burke trains the winner, who extended his career bankroll to $255,574, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. MACADOODLEDOO REPLAY   Dave Palone collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a pair of carryovers -- $2,475.27 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $1,674.89 in the Early Pick 4. First post is 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

Mvp Luke was the most valuable trotter in Northfield Park's harness racing co-feature Open Trot on Sunday, which he won by open lengths.   Greg Grismore was unable to find an inside spot for the six-year-old stallion leaving from post four, so he pressed on and acquired the lead just prior to the quarter in :27.4. Mvp Luke carried the field through middle splits of :57.1 and 1:25.1 and was tested little throughout. He sailed away from all challengers in the stretch and was unhurried crossing the finish line a length and a half the best in 1:54.2.   Winning Shadow (Chris Lems) sustained his first-over bid to take place, and Mac Deeno (Ryan Stahl) got up for third. The winner paid $5.50.   MVP LUKE REPLAY     Mvp Luke, a son of My Mvp, has won 13 of his 64 lifetime outings and raked in more than $210,000. Howard Taylor of Philadelphia owns, and Chris Mc Guire trains.   Macadoodledoo scored in the other co-feature, an Open Pace, in gritty fashion, resisting two determined challengers in the lane.   Ronnie Wrenn Jr. capitalized on scratching into the one-hole, sending Macadoodledoo directly to the front and putting a keen Bernie (Kurt Sugg) in the pocket. Macadoodledoo laid down :27.2 and :55.2 speed through the first two splits, after which Yankee Boots (Aaron Merriman) went forward to apply first-over pressure.   Macadoodledoo and Yankee Boots drew level going into the turn, just past three-quarters in 1:22.1. Southwind Amazon (Grismore) tipped three-wide straightening for home, and Bernie looked up the rail. Macadoodledoo kept his nose in front of the cavalry charge though and emerged a three-quarter-length winner in 1:51.   Yankee Boots reached up for second over Bernie, who was third.   MACADOODLEDOO REPLAY     Macadoodledoo is now 16-for-86 in his career and has amassed more than $245,000. Ron Burke trains the six-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding and co-owns with his Burke Racing Stable LLC based in Fredericktown and Weaver Bruscemi LLC of Canonsburg. The horse returned $12 to win.   Also on the card, reinsman Billy Davis Jr. surpassed the 3,000 win mark with Vintage Grand (1:55.1) in the fifth. Davis has more than 20,000 starts, and his mounts have earned more than $20,400,000 in a career that began in 2007. He started driving at Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C.   For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

The 2021 Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing season got off to a sizzling start on a sunny and breezy Sunday afternoon, May at Miami Valley Raceway. In the first of two $50,000 divisions of 3-year-old pacing fillies, it was the favorite Lady Arthur who stole the show for trainer and co-owner Dr. Ian Moore. The homebred daughter by Arthur Blue Chip, out of the Mach Three mare April Three used front-stepping tactics to nail down her second triumph of the season in 1:53.3 with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. at the lines. Owned in partnership by Moore and the RG McGroup and Serge Savard, she now has $110,00 in her career coffers. Lady Arthur finished two lengths in front of 11-1 rival She Knows It All (Brett Miller), with Bab's Jansen (Kayne Kauffman) half a length back in third.   LADY ARTHUR REPLAY   The lone $60,000 trotting division saw Wrenn, Jr. back in the winner's circle; this time with the Ron Burke-trained Celebrate With Me (4-1), who got the garden trip before scoring the victory in 1:54.2 by half a length over Katie's Lucky Day (Trevor Smith), while Aaron Merriman brought 16-1 longshot Ozma up for third-place honors. Bred by Marvin Raber, Celebrate With Me is a daughter of Full Count, out of the Andover Hall mare Glisten Hanover and now has $202,472 in lifetime earnings. She is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Howard Taylor, Weaver Bruscemi and Knox Services.   CELEBRATE WITH ME REPLAY   Burke harnessed the winner of the second pacing division, the even-money favorite Summer Touch, who paced to a winning time of 1:53.1 with Chris Page at the controls with a front-end effort. Last year's winner of the $300,000 Championship on Super Night, Summer Touch, is a daughter of Well Said, out of the Real Desire mare Real Touch and is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. The homebred winner of $323,000 lifetime finished 2½ lengths ahead of Leave Her Wild (Mike Wilder), with Rainy Day Chic (Andy Shetler) nabbing third.   SUMMER TOUCH REPLAY   The Ohio Sires Stakes continue Monday, May 3 at Miami Valley Raceway, with four divisions of 3-year-old colts and geldings. Post time is 2:05 pm, ET. For full race results, click here. by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund  

Mcmarkle Sparkle scored in the Northfield Park featured conditon harness racing pace on Apr. 24 with a quarter pole move.   The four-year-old mare was beaten to the lead from post one, but Ronnie Wrenn Jr. sent her to the outside going to the quarter in :27 and cleared to the front just past that point. Wrenn carved out middle panels of :56 and 1:24.2 and sought to pull away from the eight others with his mare turning for home.   Pocket-sitter Mystical Virgin (Kurt Sugg) bore down on the leader in the stretch, and Delight Kate (Hunter Myers) tried the rail path, but Mcmarkle Sparkle had enough remaining to get to the finish in time for a 1:53.2 victory by a neck.   MCMARKLE SPARKLE REPLAY     Mystical Virgin closed for second, and Delight Kate was third.   The winner paid $3.80.   Mcmarkle Sparkle, a James Arledge trainee, earned her 10th win in 31 career tries and surpassed the $250,000 earnings milestone. Laura Baker of Galloway owns the daughter of Mcardle.   Also on the card, Larry Ferrari won the Great Lakes Amateur Driving Series trot with Go Go George.   Ferrari floored it leaving the gate, blasting Go Go George to the top into the turn. From there, the duo set fractions of :29.3, :59, and 1:28.2. Hititoutofthepark (Mike Mitchell) hounded the leader through the opening half but backed up on the field of nine's final trip to the backside.   Go Go George held off late attacks from Time Outa Jail (Lonnie Graber) and Ubanji (Don Sherman) to win by three quarters of a length in 1:57.4. Time Outa Jail got second, and Ubanji was third-best.   GO GO GEORGE REPLAY     Go Go George is now seven-for-103 with earnings of more than $80,000. Keisha Ferrari of Macedonia (OH) leases from Allen Miller. Larry Ferrari also trains the seven-year-old Neely Dunn gelding.   This was the first win of the year for both Larry Ferrari and Go Go George. Larry Ferrari has now driven 358 winners in his career.   MGM Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $35,000 Pick-4 and $30,000 Pick 6 total pool guarantees for Sunday (April 25). Beginning in race two, the $35,000 Pick-4 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $8,020. The evening’s eighth race begins the 50¢ (non-jackpot) Pick 6 with a $7,009 carryover and $30,000 guaranteed total pool. The wagers are being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association. Northfield’s Pick-5, Pick-4s, Pick-3s, 50¢ (non-jackpot) Pick 6 and 20¢ Super High Five offer a reduced takeout rate of just 14%. Northfield Park returns on Sunday, Apr. 25 with a 15-race card starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT. For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

LEBANON, OH - Miami Valley Raceway presented a pair of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals for state-bred three-year-old harness racing fillies on Friday (April 23) and the results of the Ohio Sires Stakes preludes were impressive. Herculisa (Brett Miller) pinned a narrow defeat on Celebrate With Me (Chris Page) in the trot division, with Katie's Lucky Day (Trevor Smith) rallying to finish third. It was the sixth win in just seven lifetime tries for Herculisa, who entered the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship last September with an unblemished five-for-five scorecard before making an untimely break in the big dance. After two stellar qualifiers, the daughter of My MVP seems to have returned for her sophomore campaign as the one to beat in the Buckeye state. This 1:54.2 win established a new lifetime mark. HERCULISA REPLAY   Virgil Morgan Jr. trains Herculisa for the Jesmeral Stable. Her earnings soared to $105,812 with the triumph in her initial 2021 pari-mutuel event. Miller got her away third in the early going, then made a wicked brush to the lead during the third quarter which was the fastest (:27.2) split in the race by far. Celebrate With Me, a recent purchase by Burke Racing, Howard Taylor, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Knox Services, stalked the winner throughout but couldn't quite reach her in the stretch duel. Lady Arthur (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) was victorious in the Scarlet & Gray filly pace, holding off last year's O.S.S. champ Summer Tough (Chris Page) in a 1:52.3 mile, equaling the daughter of Arthur Blue Chip's best time. Also making her seasonal debut after a pair of impressive qualifiers, Lady Arthur now owns three wins and earnings of $85,931 after a freshman scorecard of 2-1-1 in ten starts. Wrenn's filly was headstrong at the start, but he was able to wrestle her briefly into the pocket before moving back to the front just past the quarter mile marker. Her only challenge came in the stretch when Summer Touch furiously closed ground before running out of room. Smothastenesewisky (Trevor Smith) rallied from far back to pick up the show money. LADY ARTHUR REPLAY   Dr. Ian Moore trains and co-owns Lady Arthur with partners R G McGroup Ltd. And Serge Savard. Pace Baby Pace (Page) continued her winning ways in the $24,000 Mares Open Pace. She beat I Choose You (Mitch Cushing) and Talkaboutaqueen (Miller) in 1:52.4 for her seventh success in a dozen 2021 starts, all in Open company. The five-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou races for Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Racing resumes on Saturday (April 24) when another pair of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals for Ohio's best sophomore colts and geldings will go postward. Post time is 4:05 p.m. For full race results, click here. From Miami Valley Raceway

WASHINGTON, PA April 23, 2021 -- Lunar was otherworldly again Friday at The Meadows, demolishing the harness racing field by 7-3/4 lengths in capturing the $23,000 championship of the Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace for sophomore colts and geldings, completing a series sweep and stretching his career unbeaten streak to five. Hammered down to 1-9, Lunar grabbed the early lead for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. but was shuffled slightly to third before making his move at the half. He opened up a 6-length lead at the three-quarters and cruised home under wraps in 1:52.3. Manholmes and Louie completed the ticket. Ron Burke trains the Sweet Lou - Crescent City gelding for Burk Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby. LUNAR REPLAY   Dave Palone piloted four winners, including a pair for trainer Mike Palone, on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a $4,668.15 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA - April 9, 2021 -- Harness racing driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. had to use him twice, but Lunar was up to the challenge as he stretched his career unbeaten streak to four in Friday's Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Manholmes took the other $12,500 second-leg division in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series championship is set for Friday, April 23. Lunar got away fourth from post seven but didn't sit there long, moving first over after the leader, Louie. The Sweet Lou-Crescent City gelding wore down the well-meant Louie and defeated him by 1-1/2 lengths in a career-fastest 1:52.1. Twin B Edge finished third. Ron Burke trains Lunar for Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services and J&TSilva-Purnel&Libby. LUNAR REPLAY   Manholmes powered up from third past the three-quarters and drew off late to triumph for Dan Rawlings, trainer Dane Snyder and owners Linwood Higgins, Ultimate Racing Group and Jim Winske. Aime Hanover was second, 3-3/4 lengths back, while Phoenix of Fluzzy completed the ticket. The Betting Line- JK Isn'tshelovely gelding scored in 1:53.1, a lifetime mark. MANHOLMES REPLAY   The Meadows will be dark the week of April 12 to maintain the track and prepare the facility for the Saturday, May 1 kickoff of the 2021 stakes season. That day's festivities include the Kentucky Derby simulcast and the first Pennsylvania Sires Stake action of the year. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday, April 21. For full race results, click here.  by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA -  April 2, 2021 -- Lunar overcame a demanding first quarter to stretch his career unbeaten streak to three in Friday's Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Cheese Omelet took the other $12,500 opening-leg division of the series for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The event honors the memory of Tom Kirwan, whose long, productive career at The Meadows included stints as trainer/driver and stall superintendent. Lunar was hammered down to 1-5 but appeared in trouble early, as it took him the entire quarter to cross over. Once on top, though, he was much the best for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., triumphing in 1:54, 2-3/4 lengths better than Themysteryisover. Manholmes completed the ticket. Ron Burke trains Lunar, a Sweet Lou - Crescent City gelding, for Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby. LUNAR REPLAY   Cheese Omelet's victory was more straight-line motion, as the son of American Ideal - Tongue In Cheek gelding exploded to the point from post 2 and held off the late charge of the first-over Pretty Ricki to edge that rival by a nose in 1:54.1. Routhland finished third. Dave Palone piloted for owner/trainer Mike Palone. CHEESE OMELET REPLAY   Wrenn and Burke teamed for three wins on the 13-race card while Dan Rawlings also enjoyed a triple. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a pair of carryovers: $4,775.41 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $730.78 in the Pick 5. First post is 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 10, 2021 -- Camera Lady powered to he top at the three-eighths and drew off from there to score a comfortable harness racing win in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Once Camera Lady reached the point for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., the race for win was effectively over, as the 7-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Gogh widened her lead through the back half. The 4-5 favorite triumphed in 1:54.2 over a "good" surface, 3 lengths better than Circle The Page. All Day Sunshine saw her four-race winning streak snapped, finishing third from post 9.   Ron Burke trains Camera Lady, who lifted her career earnings to $530,627, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Dave Palone and Jim Pantaleano each piloted four winners on the 13-race card; Pantaleano's haul lifted his career total to 7,999. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features a $6,127.17 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. For full results, click here.  by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. made his 6,000th trip to the harness racing winner’s circle after scoring with Naughty Maravu N in MGM Northfield Park’s seventh race on Monday (December 7). Naughty Maravu N won by a half-length over favored Mysical Wally (Aaron Merriman), returning $5.00 to win.  The 1:54 clocking was the 27th career win for the 10-year-old gelded pacer, who now has $231,025 in earnings. The 34-year-old Wrenn began driving in 2008.  His 6,000 wins have helped him garner more than $40.5 million in purse earnings.   Wrenn earned his first win behind Artful Power in a $1,400 Billings race at a Michigan fair in 2008.  His break-out year was 2012 and he has never looked back.  Wrenn is consistently among the top drivers in the country.  He won the 2013 and 2014 national dash driving titles, finished third in 2015 and 2016, fifth in 2017, second in 2018, fourth in 2019 and is currently fourth in the nation in 2020. Wrenn waited little time starting on his next milestone, scoring with Livin Lovin Prayin just two races later. Naughty Maravu N winning by a half-length   Ayers Ratliff

Get Your Armor paced home for her 50th career victory, winning the fifth race at MGM Northfield Park on Saturday (October 24). The 10-year-old veteran, with 293 career starts, also has 49 seconds and 45 third-place finishes. Get Your Armor (American Ideal-Mystic Money-Nihilator) has career earnings of $518,367 with a lifetime mark of 1:52.2, taken at Northfield Park at age seven. The pacer's richest win was for a purse of $14,000 in a Fillies and Mares Open at Northfield Park, an event she has won multiple times. Get Your Armor has only won on two racing services. She has six victories at Saratoga Raceway in 2014. Since then she has scored 44 times on Northfield's Flying Turns. Get Your Armor started from the rail in the Saturday's $5,500 conditioned event. She sat forth through the :26.3 and :55.1 initial quarters before starting her first-over bid. Get Your Armor took the lead by the 1:24.1 three-quarter clocking and won by 2¼-lengths. The $4.20 winner posted a final time of 1:53.   Sam Schillaci Jr. of Silver Springs, New York owns Get Your Armor. Trainer Sam Schillaci called upon Ronnie Wrenn Jr. for the winning drive. by Ayers Ratliff, for MGM Northfield Park

The best harness racing pacers in the Midwest compete in the $16,000 Open Pace on Monday (February 10) at MGM Northfield Park.  Southwind Amazon is the 2-1 slight favorite over 5-2 Carolina Beach and 3-1 Windsong Leo in the evening’s featured ninth race. Southwind Amazon enters the race off two wins in a row against Northfiled’s Open competition.  He has won three of four starts already this year. The 10-year-old gelding has 90 lifetime wins and recently pushed his career bankroll in excess of a million dollars. Ronnie Wrenn Jr will be steering Southwind Amazon from post five for trainer Paul Holzman. Carolina Beach shakes a string on 7-holes to start from post-3 for trainer William Bercury and driver Aaron Merriman.  The 6-year-old gelding finished second, beaten by only a neck in his most recent race in Northfield’s Open. He has two wins and two seconds in five races this year and has won 30 of 90 career starts. Windsong Leo shows six straight wins in the program, all against Open Company at The Meadows near Pittsburgh.  The Pennsylvania Invader starts from the outside and is a perfect four-for-four this year. He has 54 lifetime successes with over $630,000 in earnings.  Ron Burke harnesses this 8-year-old contender for driver Chris Page.  Other horses starting in this featured event is #1 Derecho (Davis Lake), #2 Lancaster Park (Keith Kash Jr.) and #4 Just Toyin With Ya (Chris Lems). Monday’s post time is 6PM.  by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park        

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Camera Lady roared from the pocket into the final turn, overwhelmed the leader and notched a convincing harness racing victory in Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Godiva Seelster held a tentative lead as the field readied for the stretch drive, but Camera Lady erased it in a heartbeat. The 5-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go scored in 1:51.4 for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., 2-1/2 lengths better than Sandy Win. Cult Icon rallied for show. Ron Burke trains Camera Lady, who soared over $400,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Jam Pantaleano, Mike Wilder and Burke each fashioned a triple on the 12-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the program features a $15,025.63 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, Aug. 31, 2019 -- Bluebird Recon let Summer Travel do the heavy lifting, then blew by him in the lane to spring a 14-1 harness racing upset in Saturday's $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Although Summer Travel reached the point from post 8, he needed a 26.3 opening panel to get there. He was strong enough to discourage any backside challengers but could not hold off the pocket-sitting Bluebird Recon, who roared past for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and downed Summer Travel by three-quarter lengths in 1:51.2. Macadoodledoo completed the ticket. Ron Burke trains the 4-year-old Net Ten Eom-Colette gelding, who vaulted over $100,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Dave Palone and Burke each fashioned a four-bagger on the 13-race card while Tony Hall enjoyed a triple. After a Labor Day break, live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, first post 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, March 1, 2019 -- Continuing his impressive roll, Dapper Dude rode a pocket trip to victory in Friday's $18,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows, giving the 10-year-old millionaire four wins and three seconds in his last seven starts. The front-ending Stride Of Pride didn't go down easily, clicking off the last quarter in 27.2. But under the encouragement of Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., Dapper Dude went a tick faster, downing Stride Of Pride by a neck in 1:52.1 over a "good" surface. The first-over New Evidence completed the ticket. Tim Twaddle trains the son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest, whose career earnings now total $1,333,270, for Micki Rae Stables. Aaron Merriman, trainer Ron Burke and Wrenn each fashioned a triple on the 13-raee card. Hall Sweeps Wednesday Features with Maewegonow, Medusa Seizing the opportunity when the heavy favorite broke near the quarter, Maewegonow powered to the lead from third and pulled off the 8-1 upset in Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. Once 1-2 favorite Misslarose jumped it off and cleared to the outside, Tony Hall had Maewegonow on the move. The 5-year-old daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Mauresmo triumphed in 1:55.4, 1-3/4 lengths better than the rallying Cherry Pie, with the pocket-sitting Dirty Secret third. Richard Perfido conditions Maewegonow, who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $294,051, for Thomas Mattingly. In Wednesday's companion feature, the $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Medusa overwhelmed Camera Lady with a quick backside burst and went on to a convincing victory in 1:55.4. Keystone Riptide was second, beaten 1-3/4 lengths, with Circle The Page third. Camera Lady finished last in the field of four and saw her three-race winning streak snapped. Hall steered Medusa for trainer Randy Bendis, who owns the 8-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical with Pollack Racing LLC. Medusa now boasts $881,743 in career earnings. Merriman and Hall each enjoyed a four-bagger on the 13-race card.   Ellasen Rebounds, Takes Tuesday Feature Rebounding from an uncharacteristically dull performance, Ellasen stalked Touchamatic from the pocket, then brushed by her late to capture Tuesday's feature, a $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Ellasen finished eighth in her most recent start and never left the cones. But she was sharp Tuesday for Dave Palone, downing Touchamatic by 1/2 length in 1:52.4, with Ubettorbeturlife third. Dirk Simpson trains the 5-year-old daughter of Big Bad John-So Very Nice, who kicked her career earnings up to $177,998, for Peter Karras and William Tortoriello. Hall piloted three winners on the 13-race program. Call For Justice Wins in the Wind; Palone Gets 5-Bagger Call For Justice had to work hard for the lead, and he drifted out in the lane, but he was strong enough to secure the victory in Sunday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot. On a day when horses battled wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, Call For Justice put the field away with a 27.1 third quarter for Palone en route to a 1:58 mile over a "good" surface. The first-over Northern Skyway was second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while early leader Media Buzz earned show. Burke trains Call For Justice, a 7-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka who pushed his career bankroll to $557,757, for Burke Racing Stable. Palone garnered five wins and Mike Wilder three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Sunday, when the program features a $2,798.30 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM.   Evan Pattak

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 22, 2019 — Venerable Dapper Dude earned his 50th career harness racing victory in Friday’s $18,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows, and he did it in characteristic fashion — turning back challengers inside and out when it appeared he would be engulfed. Dapper Dude led out of the final turn when New Evidence loomed up outside while Stride Of Pride headed for the Lightning Lane. But the 10-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest found more for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and edged Stride Of Pride by a neck in 1:51.1, with New Evidence a close-up third. Tim Twaddle trains Dapper Dude, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $1,324,270, for Micki Rae Stables. Tony Hall fashioned a four-bagger on the 13-race program. In other highlights of the week at The Meadows: Misslarose Hangs Tough in Meadows Debut; Wilder Wins 5 Newcomer Misslarose showed grit in her Meadows debut, as she parried the determined bid of Dirty Secret and triumphed in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. It took the entire opening panel for Misslarose to reach the point for Aaron Merriman, but the 5-year-old daughter of Majestic Son-Marion Chocolata still had enough to put away Dirty Secret and hold off I Want Kandy by a head in 1:58.1 in the slop. Maewegonow rallied for show. Bill Bercury trains Misslarose, who extended her career earnings to $140,500, for Renee Bercury. Mike Wilder piloted five winners on the 13-race card, giving him nine victories over the last two programs, while Hall enjoyed a triple. Misslarose winning this week at The Meadows     - Chris Gooden photo Camera Lady Notches 3rd Straight in $18,000 F&M Pace Camera Lady notched her third straight victory when she pocketed Medusa early and thwarted her Lightning Lane bid late to prevail in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. Once Dave Palone gave Camera Lady a 30 second-quarter breather, the 5-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go had enough in the tank to hold off Medusa by a neck in 1:53.3. Keystone Riptide completed the ticket. Ron Burke trains Camera Lady, a career winner of $310,458, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Palone and Burke teamed for four wins on the 13-race card. Wind Of The North Draws Inside, Jogs in $20,000 Trot Wind Of The North enjoyed his best post position in weeks and made the most of it, notching an in-hand victory in Sunday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot. For seven straight races, Wind Of The North drew or was assigned post 7 or deeper yet still won three of those contests. With the open draw for Sunday’s event, he and Merriman were able to leave from the rail. The 9-year-old Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind gelding quarter-poled to the top and scored easily in 1:56.1 over a “good” surface. Explosive Leggs finished second, 1-3/4 lengths back, with Media Buzz third. Bill Bercury owns and trains Wind Of The North, who extended his impressive bankroll to $1,075,908. Jim Pantaleano collected four wins and Palone three on the 12-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Sunday, when the program features a $1,000.20 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM.   by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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