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WASHINGTON, PA - March 31, 2021 -- Jujubee controlled the tempo with a leisurely 1:00.3 half in the slop, then outsprinted Whiskey Blu to the wire to snap that rival's career harness racing unbeaten streak at seven in Wednesday's $12,500 opening leg of the Terry Altmeyer Memorial Trot. The series for sophomore colt and gelding trotters honors the memory of Terry Altmeyer, a fixture at both The Meadows and the Pennsylvania Fairs. Although Whiskey Blu entered the series with impeccable credentials, Jujubee was no slouch in that area, boasting four victories in seven outings and nary an off-the-board finish. Indeed, players installed him as the 2-5 choice over Whiskey Blu's 3-2. The pocket-sitting Whiskey Blu unleashed a furious stretch drive but fell a nose short of Jujubee, who prevailed for Tony Hall in 1:57.3. Shane Patrick was a distant third. JUJUBEE REPLAY   Greg Wright, Jr. trains the winner, a son of Creatine-La Cantera, for Jon Erdner. Wednesday's card also featured the $12,500 opening leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for 3-year-old fillies, a series named for the late Ruby Cook, longtime switchboard operator at The Meadows. Filly Speaks was hammered down to 1-5 and justified the heavy play, zipping to the lead and collecting an unpressured win -- her third straight -- in 1:55.1. Captains Maid shot the Lightning Lane for second, 1-3/4 lengths back, with Realization third. FILLY SPEAKS REPLAY   Hall piloted the daughter of Artspeak-Fillys Victory for trainer Scott Betts and owners Tim Betts, Nick Catalano and Keith Pippi. It was a big Wednesday for Hall, who totaled five wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features a $1,194.39 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 -  March 25, 2021 -- Native's Sweetlou survived a brutal first quarter and toughed out a narrow harness racing victory in Thursday's feature at The Meadows, a $20,000-$25,000 Claiming Handicap Pace. Tony Hall sent Native's Sweetlou for the lead from post 8, but it wasn't until the three-eighths that the 5-year-old Allamerian Native-Windsong Filou gelding could cross over after a 26.2 first-panel clocking. The pocket-sitting Winning Is Sweet attacked in the Lightning Lane, but Native's Sweetlou dug in to edge him by a nose in 1:51.1 for his second straight win. Touch Of The West rallied from last for show. John Sullivan trains the winner, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $186,035, for Greg Usner and Joe Seman. NATIVE'S SWEETLOU REPLAY   Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and trainer Ron Burke teamed for four wins on the 13-race card while Hall enjoyed a three-bagger. Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday when the 13-race program features a $9,834.31 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA - March 24, 2021 -- Crossfit Mouse pocketed Mind Yown Business at the quarter, then dug in to hold him off late and capture Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Conditioned Trot. Even when Crossfit Mouse threw down a 27.4 third quarter, he couldn't shake Mind Yown Business, who moved outside for the stretch drive. But Crossfit Mouse and Tony Hall were up to the challenge, edging Mind Yown Business by a head in 1:54.4, fastest win of his career. DP Rocket finished third. Dane Snyder trains the winner, a 4-year-old Muscle Mass-Zumba Mouse gelding who extended his career bankroll to $127,492, for Linwood Higgins, Jason Ash, Danielle Snyder and Kristine Kash. CROSSFIT MOUSE REPLAY   Dave Palone and Hall each collected four victories on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features an $8204.40 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 - March 17, 2021 -- A confident Filly Speaks pulled the pocket near the three-quarters and rolled to a convincing harness racing win in Wednesday's $19,750 championship of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at The Meadows. Filly Speaks made the point with a quarter-pole move only to be seated by Keep Watching. But when Tony Hall asked her for pace, the 3-year-old daughter of Artspeak-Filly's Victory blew past Keep Watching and scored in a career-best 1:53.3. Best Derby Native, who saw her three-race winning streak snapped, shot the Lightning Lane for second, 2-1/4 lengths back, while Keep Watching saved show. In 12 career starts, Filly Speaks has seven victories and has missed the ticket only once. FILLY SPEAKS VIDEO   "She's a big, strong, good-gaited filly," said Scott Betts, who trains the winner for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano and Keith Pippi. "She's pretty versatile, and she drives really well." He said the connections acquired Filly Speaks privately at 2 and have planned a stakes schedule that includes the Pennsylvania All Stars, the Pennsylvania Stallion Series, the Liberty Bell, the Keystone Classics and the Courageous Lady. "That last one would be a homerun, but just in case," Betts said. "She actually prefers coming from off a helmet, so when they start going a little bit more, she'll like it." Filly Speaks' triumph highlighted a huge day for Hall. In his 13 drives, he collected six wins, two seconds, a third and a fourth. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features a $2,916.22 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 as well as the championships of the Dale McConnell Memorial Trot -- where Whiskey Blu will try to stretch his career unbeaten streak to seven -- and the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. First post is 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, March 10, 2020 -- She had to overcome 23-1 odds and finesse her way around a breaking horse, but Best Derby Native was up to the task, notching her second straight harness racing series win -- and third consecutive victory overall -- in Wednesday's (Mar. 10) Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Filly Speaks captured the other $10,000 second-leg split in the event for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers. The $15,000-added series final is set for Wednesday, March 17. Best Derby Native was enjoying a pocket trip behind 3-5 favorite Keep Watching when that one jumped it off near the three-quarters. Driver Aaron Merriman was able to check Best Derby Native, clear the breaker and preserve his rail position. The 4-year-old daughter of Allamerican Native-Best Suntan brushed through the lane and scored in a career-best 1.54.2, a length better than Twin B Chit Chat. Sparklinlikeitis finished third.       Dirk Simpson trains the winner for Dirk Simpson Stable. Filly Speaks, the 1-5 choice, had far less drama in her division, speeding to the point early and triumphing by 4 lengths in 1:54.4 for Tony Hall, trainer Scott Betts and owners Tim Betts, Nick Catalano and Keith Pippi. Lady Sophia and Aint Watching completed the ticket.       Hall collected four wins and Dan Rawlings three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features a pair of carryovers -- $2,831.01 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $999.71 in the Pick 5 (race 8) -- as well as the second legs of the Dale McConnell Memorial Trot and the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. First post is 12:45 PM EST. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA - March 5, 2021 -- Remember The Beach zipped the front half in a lively 55, putting the field away early and cruising home in Friday's $10,000 opening leg of the Wilbur Zendt Memorial Trot at The Meadows. The series honors the memory of Wilbur Zendt, longtime trainer/driver and patriarch of harness racing’s  successful and influential Zendt family. Sent off the 9-5 second pick, Remember The Beach was aided by the early break of the 3-2 favorite, Solarctic, who apparently disliked his trailing post position. Remember The Beach probably didn’t need the help, as he led by 5 at the three-quarters for driver Tony Hall and scored in 1:54. Heart On My Sleeve was second, beaten 3-3/4 lengths, with Aime Hanover third. Tim Twaddle trains the winner, a 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Allamerican Memoir gelding, and owns with Micki Rae Stables.   In Friday’s $14,600 Open Handicap Pace, the heavy 3-5 pick, Icanflylikeanangel, made short work of the short field, delivering a facile front-end score in 1:54.3 for Jim Pantaleano and trainer Randy Bendis, who owns the 7-year-old Archangel-Fox Valley London gelding with Pollack Racing LLC. It was his 24th victory in 100 lifetime starts and lifted his bankroll to $436,036. Final Breath and Outburst completed the ticket. Hall collected three wins on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a $1,220.24 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 19, 2021 -- Pressured throughout the back half by the 2-5 harness racing favorite, a determined Bank Box Treasure turned him back and sprang the 11-1 upset in Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Conditioned Trot. When On Higher Ground moved first over to challenge Bank Box Treasure, it appeared only a matter of time before the heavy favorite cruised by. But Bank Box Treasure had other ideas, putting On Higher Ground away and holding off the late rally of Outburst to edge him by a nose in 1:58 over a sloppy surface. On Higher Ground saved show. Tony Hall piloted the 5-year-old son of Break The Bank K-Treasure Box K for trainer Rich Gillock and the estate of Bob Key.   Hall collected four wins and Dan Rawlings three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a pair of rich wagering opportunities -- an $18,538.18 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $15,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 5 (race 8). First post is 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                                  

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 5, 2021 -- Tricky Nick followed the live cover of Tamar through the final turn, then peeled off and charged through the lane to spring a 15-1 upset in Friday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Conditioned Trot. Tamar's extended first-over move looked like it might get her home. But when driver Dan Rawlings worked Tricky Nick off the cones to pick up that late cover, he had the stronger horse late. Tricky Nick downed Tamar by a neck in 1:57.2 over a "good" surface, with early leader Star Caviar third. Tony Hall collected four wins and Rawlings three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a $4,590.13 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Hammered down to 1-5, Summer Charm justified the support with a front-end victory -- her third straight -- in Tuesday's $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. It was one of six wins for harness racing driver Tony Hall -- including three for trainer Scott Betts -- on the 13-race card. Summer Charm scored in 1:52, holding off a serious late challenge from Diamondtequilashot that fell 1/2 length short. Newsday was a ground-saving third.   Betts trains Summer Charm, a 4-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Lover Of Art who now boasts career earnings of $369,100, for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano, Keith Pippi and Brookside Stables. Tuesday's much-anticipated Super Hi-5, with its six-figure carryover and mandatory payout, generated a pool exceeding $470,000. When Entranced won at 18-1 and 70-1 bomb Wingnut Dinger finished fourth, a rich payoff was assured. Indeed, multiple winners each collected $30,692.02. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                                        

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 18, 2020 -- Wild Wild Western retook the lead near the three-eighths and found the wire just in time to capture Wednesday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Wild Wild Western opened a 2-length lead past the three-quarters but found himself under siege late from Rock Candy on the outside and Carolina Beach in the Lightning Lane. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Caila Fra had enough in the tank to score for Tony Hall in 1:50.4, 1/2 length better than Rock Candy, with Carolina Beach third.   Norm Parker trains Wild Wild Western, who boosted his career bankroll to $246,815, for Jacobs Creek Racing, Andrew Altobelli and John Deters. Dave Palone collected three victories on the 13-race card while, for the third time in as many weeks, 13 different trainers each one a race. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA              

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 17, 2020 -- Dismissed at 10-1, Marvalous Song overtook the 1-9 harness racing favorite, Seadog Lady, at the top of the lane and drew off late to capture Tuesday's feature at The Meadows, a $10,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Marvalous Song was 5 lengths off the lead in fourth when Tony Hall sent her first up after Seadog Lady. The 5-year-old daughter of Delmarvalous-Margie's Song gobbled up the favorite and defeated her by a widening 4 lengths in a career-best 1:53.4 over a sloppy surface. Grace Ann finished third.   Jason Shaw trains Marvalous Song, who lifted her career bankroll to $153,654, for Mason Shaw. It was one of five wins on the 13-race card for Hall, including a pair for trainer Shaw and his son Mason. Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 11, 2020 -- Summer Charm knifed through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $12,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Sent off the 7-5 second choice, Summer Charm zipped to the early lead for Tony Hall but released Sansovina Hanover at the quarter in favor of the pocket. That decision paid off late as Summer Charm had pace aplenty to defeat the first-over Diamondtequilashot by a length in 1:51.4. Sansovina Hanover saved show.   Scott Betts trains Summer Charm, a 4-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Lover Of Art who now boasts career earnings of $360,150, for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano, Keith Pippi and Brookside Stables. Hall collected four wins and Dave Palone three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues with a special Thursday card, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Full Surge surged to the top from post 6 and never let a rival get close, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4 in Monday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Conditioned Trot. Sent off as the 1-1 favorite, Full Surge threw down a 56.1 back half for Tony Hall, enabling him to defeat the pocket-sitting Joey by 1-1/4 lengths. Vegas Ticket was a ground-saving third.   Miles Wollam trains Full Surge, a 6-year-old son of Full Count-Super Katrina who vaulted over $300,000 in career earnings, and owns with Rhett Roll and Renna Wollam. Aaron Merriman, Jim Pantaleano and Hall each enjoyed a double on the 13-race card while, for the second time in as many weeks, 13 different trainers won a race. Live racing at The Meadows continues Tuesday, first post 12:45 PM. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 6, 2020 -- Forced to go three wide near the three-quarters, Wild Wild Western still had plenty of kick in the passing lane as he captured Friday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a harness racing career-best 1:50.1. Wild Wild Western was third over when his cover began to falter, the signal for Tony Hall to send him three wide. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Caila Fra zipped the final panel in 27.4 and defeated Carolina Beach, who shot the Lightning Lane, by 2-1/2 lengths. Crusades rallied for show.   Norm Parker trains Wild Wild Western, who now has banked $233,160 for Jacobs Creek Racing, Andrew Altobelli and John Deters. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 13-race card. Dave Palone also enjoyed a big Friday with a triple. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA  

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

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