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WASHINGTON, PA  -- All Day Sunshine wrested the early lead from Amelia's Courage A, then thwarted her late challenge to capture Thursday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. All Day Sunshine easily repelled the first-over bid of Dorothy's Legacy, but Amelia's Courage A had the entire Lightning Lane to pick her up. The 4-year-old daughter of Sunshine Beach - Mustang Kensley responded to the urging of Mike Wilder and held off Amelia's Courage A by a neck in 1:51.4, a tick off her lifetime mark. The game Dorothy's Legacy earned show. Paul Corey trains All Day Sunshine, who triumphed for the fifth time this year and lifted her lifetime bankroll to $189,370, for Kenneth Ashba. ALL DAY SUNSHINE REPLAY   Dave Palone piloted four winners, including a pair for trainer Tim Twaddle, on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday, first post 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA  -- Jujubee made a shambles of the harness racing field Wednesday at The Meadows, drawing off to win the feature, a $10,100 Conditioned Trot, by 4 lengths for his seventh victory in 11 career starts. It was his fifth win in six starts this year. Jujubee entered the race off a win in the championship of a late-closing series and was hammered down to 3-5 as a result. The 3-year-old son of Creatine - La Cantera lived up to the billing, moving to the point before the half for Tony Hall and scoring in a career best 1:54.2 over a "good" surface. Early leader Walkingintherain and long shot Aunt Bee completed the ticket. Greg Wright, Jr. trains Jujubee for Jon Erdner. JUJUBEE REPLAY   Trainer Dirk Simpson and Hall each enjoyed a double on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday, first post 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA  May 1, 2021 -- Southwind Gendry solidified his spot as one of the tops in his division Saturday at The Meadows when he blazed a Pennsylvania Sires Stake split in 1:49.4. Literl Lad Hanover captured the other division in the $153,856 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, giving trainer Ron Burke a stake sweep. Purchased as a yearling for a relatively modest $30,000, Southwind Gendry exceeded expectations by winning the PASS Championship, the Matron and divisions of the Bluegrass and International Stallion stakes en route to banking $583,069 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby. The Bye Bye Byrd was his first outing this year after a pair of qualifiers, but winning driver Yannick Gingras had no interest in a get-reacquainted trip, eschewing an early hole and urging the Always B Miki - Gambler's Passion gelding to the point. "I thought I had the best horse, so I put him in the race," Gingras said. "He's come back great. He's filled out nice, He looks great and feels great." Southwind Gendry maintained the lead without a serious challenge, downing the pocket-sitting Chase H Hanover by 3/4 lengths, with Sweet Angel Boy third.  SOUTHWIND GENDRY REPLAY   Although Literl Lad Hanover earned $101,478 last year, he paced somewhat under the radar in the powerful Burke stable. The Bye Bye Byrd may have been his coming-out party, as he exploded off the cones for David Miller midway through the final turn and pulled off the 17-1 upset in a career-fastest 1:51.1. Stonebridge Reef was second, beaten a head, while Water Sports Teen completed the ticket. "I think we've found the way to race him -- he'll be a closer for a while," Burke said of the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Latte Lady, who races for the Burke stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and the Silva-Purnel group. "We opened him up today. Last week at the Meadowlands he was hot and didn't want to sit in a hole, he didn't want to relax. I think that made a big difference." LITERI LAD HANOVER REPLAY   Burke indicated Southwind Gendry, Literl Lad and a number of his other 3-year-olds are eligible for the PA All Stars at Pocono but that he hasn't finalized their schedules. $100,000 PA Stallion Series Stake -- 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers Rifleman, Highlandbeachsbest, Crunch Hanover, Coalition Hanover and Bazooka Hanover each won a division of the Kentucky Derby Day co-feature. Trainer Chris Ryder enjoyed a triple (Rifleman, Coalition Hanover, Bazooka Hanover) while Dexter Dunn and Scott Zeron each fashioned a double. Highlandbeachsbest had some big-time performances in premier races last year, including an International Stallion win. But he had only one qualifier since shutting down last November, and Zeron said trainer Amanda Fine viewed the stallion series as a prep race for bigger things. "This was a good tightener for him," Zeron said, "but I think he'll go right back to the sires stakes. He's definitely that caliber. He showed it last year, but I think they did the right thing by him by sending him to this race." The son of Somebeachsomewhere - Rockn Highland shot the Lightning Lane to prevail in 1:51.1, 1-1/2 lengths better than Baklouva, with Mikibytheseaside third. Highland Thoroughbred Farm campaigns Highlandbeachsbest. Elsewhere on the program, Lyons Skipper turned in the fastest mile at The Meadows this year when he sprang a 10-1 upset in the $17,600 Open Handicap Pace, scoring in 1:49.3 over Windsong Leo and Wild Wild Western. Tim Tetrick piloted the 4-year-old son of Well Said - CPA for trainer Paul Corey and owner Kenneth Ashba. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday, first post 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA, April 30, 2021 -- Call To Post enjoyed a comfortable first half on the point, then rolled home through the slop to score a facile victory in Friday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,300 Conditioned Trot. Once Tony Hall gave Call To Post that 58.4 opening half, the 12-year-old Tom Ridge-Poster Princess gelding easily repelled the first-over challenge of Master Class and defeated him by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:56.3. Godspell Hall completed the ticket. CALL TO POST REPLAY   It was the first win in 11 starts this year for Call To Post, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $397,065 for trainer Dane Snyder and owner Danielle Snyder. Dave Palone and Hall each piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Saturday is the annual Kentucky Derby Day extravaganza at The Meadows when the track will offer a stakes-filled live harness card, the Kentucky Derby simulcast and daylong fan activities including food trucks, a Beer Garden and giveaways. It all begins at the special post time of 11:25 AM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association  

WASHINGTON, PA - The 2021 harness racing stakes season kicks off with a bang Saturday at The Meadows when the track hosts a $153,856 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for sophomore colt and gelding pacers -- featuring Southwind Gendry and Summa Cum Laude, a pair of the glamor division's prospective superstars -- as well as day-long activities to help fans celebrate the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby which follows the live card. In addition to the sires stake, the card offers a $100,000 PA Stallion Series event for 3-year-old male pacers. The 13-race live program and the Derby Day festivities begin at the special post time of 11:25 AM. The PASS will see a pair of last year's top freshmen, both from the Ron Burke stable, kick off their sophomore campaigns in the same division, which goes as race 6. Southwind Gendry not only won the PASS championship, but he also scored in such other prestigious events as the Matron Stake and splits of the Bluegrass Stake and the International Stallion Series Stake. The Always B Miki - Gambler's Passion gelding, a $30,000 yearling purchase, banked $583,069 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby. Despite those accomplishments -- and his flashy mark of 1:50(f) -- perhaps his most impressive strength is his ability to get the job done on any size track, with any trip. "He just wants to win. That's innate to him and it's probably his biggest advantage," Burke says. "He's come back perfect, just as good as he was at the end of last year." Southwind Gendry leaves from post 5 with Yannick Gingras aboard. He'll have to be sharp to outperform his stablemate, Summa Cum Laude, who was nearly as distinguished last year but, Burke says, puzzling at times. The son of Somebeachsomewhere - Western Graduate pulled off one of the shockers of 2020, dead heating with Perfect Sting -- at nearly 22-1 -- to share the Breeders Crown championship. Perfect Sting finished the season unbeaten and waltzed off with the division's Dan Patch Award. "We (Burke Racing, Collura, Weaver Bruscemi and the Silva-Purnel group) gave a lot for him ($260,000), and he looked like a million dollars," Burke says. "But he wasn't as good on a five-eighths-mile track as he was on a mile track. Horses that normally couldn't touch him on a mile track would beat him on the smaller track. He's a little better gaited this year, but with him, we'll be shooting for the big races at the big tracks because that's where he excels." Summa Cum Laude has drawn post 3 with Dexter Dunn in the sulky. Burke will send three more forward in the other PASS split (race 4), which shows the depth of his stable in this division: Lou's Pearlman (post 1, Gingras), Lunar (post 5, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.), Literl Lad Hanover (post 7, David Miller). Of the trio, Lunar probably is the most intriguing. He missed his entire freshman campaign with an injury but now has won all five career starts against admittedly softer competition. Can the Sweet Lou - Crescent City gelding step up? "Last year," Burke says, "we thought he was right there with my top horses. Something flew up on the track and hit him, causing a stress fracture in a back leg. All we needed to do to treat it was give him time off. We're excited to see if he can go with my top three. If he can go with them, he can go with any of them." The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) have planned virtually nonstop Derby Day fan activities, including: Giveaways and prizes for fans rocking Derby hats. (Register at the MSOA booth.); Food trucks, as well as the Meadows Grub and Go Shack, on the apron; A Beer Garden featuring the Leinie Lodge from Leinenkugel, the Bud Light Jeep Gladiator and the Parched Pony Mobile Bar, a customized horse trailer converted to a traveling tavern. Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps are the day's featured libations. The celebration continues after the races when DJ Fresh spins platters from 8 PM until 1 AM in the H Lounge of The Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South Hotel. 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 - Blocked by a wall of horses, Rising MVP swung well wide in the lane and roared home to pull off the 8-1 upset in Thursday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $12,100 Conditioned Trot. Once Aaron Merriman showed Rising MVP racetrack, he still had to deal with the challenge of Mystical Peter, who knifed inside and found a clear path in the Lighting Lane. Rising MVP edged Mystical Peter by a nose in 1:56.1 over a sloppy surface, with Mind Yown Business third. Bill Daugherty, Jr. trains the winner, a 6-year-old My MVP - Nutmegs Winner gelding who pushed his career bankroll to $310,073, for Susan Daugherty. RISING MVP REPLAY   Tony Hall, Dave Palone and Dan Rawlings each collected a pair of victories on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday when the 13-race card offers an $8,385.17 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. Because Friday is the last day of the current meeting, the Super Hi-5, the Pick 5, the late Pick 4 and the final Superfecta of the card will feature mandatory payouts, that is, no carryovers permitted. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA - Hurrikane Lori Ann slipped off the cones in the lane and roared wide past the leaders to spring a 9-1 upset in Wednesday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $10,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Hurrikane Lori Ann sat fourth for most of the mile but appeared to be pinned in late. When Tony Hall angled her to the center of the track, the 5-year-old daughter of Lis Mara - Luxury Goods zipped past All Day Sunshine and defeated her by a widening margin in a career-best 1:51.4. The first-over Dorothy's Legacy finished third. HURRIKANE LORI ANN REPLAY   Samantha Blystone trains the winner, who extended her career bankroll to $132,004, for J.R. Ryan and Collin Ryan. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday, first post 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here. by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                  

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 22, 2021 -- Challenging on the outside when the leader jumped it off, Cash N Chips pounced on the opportunity and went on to capture Thursday's $22,250 championship of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot for 3-year-old harness racing fillies at The Meadows. Treasure Gems K, the 4-5 favorite, was trotting with a clear lead through the final turn when she made an unforced break, leaving only Cash N Chips and the pocket-sitting Wonmyheart Hanover in position to score. Cash N Chips persevered for driver Hunter Myers and downed Wonmyheart Hanover by 1/2 length in a career-best 1:56.1, with Franklin County third. CASH N CHIPS REPLAY   Steve Bush trains the daughter of Cash Hall - Sugar N Chips and owns with Alvira Fassett. In the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace, The First Step overcame a tough trip -- he was caught outside twice -- to prevail in 1:51.3 for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura. Lyons Skipper was a neck back in second while Rock Candy completed the ticket. The Betterthancheddar - Mery Linny Lee gelding pushed his career bankroll to $193,184 and, in the process, ended the four-race winning streak of his stablemate, Windsong Leo, who finished fourth. THE FIRST STEP REPLAY   Dave Palone and Mike Wilder each piloted three winners on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday when the 13-race program features a pair of carryovers -- $3,173,33 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $768.68 in 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, April 21, 2021 -- Filly Speaks pulled the pocket down the backside after a slowish first half, an alert move that carried her to victory -- and a series sweep -- in Wednesday's $22,250 championship of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for 3-year-old harness racing fillies at The Meadows. After Ocean's Apart waltzed through the front half in 58.1 over a "good" surface, Tony Hall decided to vacate the two hole earlier than usual. "I was kind of concerned about the slow numbers," Hall said. "I wanted to trip her out today because the track's been sluggish and the front end's been tiring." Filly Speaks went on to down Ocean's Apart by 3/4 lengths in 1:55, collecting her fifth consecutive win overall. Peep N Weep completed the ticket.   FILLY SPEAKS REPLAY     Scott Betts trains the daughter of Artspeak-Filly's Victory for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano and Keith Pippi. $21,250 Terry Altmeyer Memorial Trot -- 3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings Jujubee and Whiskey Blu had marked themselves as the class of these sophomore trotters, with each winning a preliminary leg. They were so well matched on paper that it wouldn't take much of a break to give one a big edge in Wednesday's championship. Jujubee got that break when he drew post 4 while Whiskey Blu was stuck with the eight hole. The homebred son of Creatine-La Cantera took full advantage of his good fortune when he stalked Whiskey Blu from the pocket, then edged away for Hall in the lane to defeat his rival by 1/2 length in 1:56. Donato Patriot K earned show.   JUJUBEE REPLAY     "He's done everything we've asked him to do," said Greg Wright, Jr., who conditions Jujubee for Jon Erdner. "We're hoping he'll be a sires stake horse. He has a lot of maturing to do, but he wants to be a good horse. His gait has a little bit of wasted motion, but he's strong and smart." In addition to his sweep of the series finals, Hall piloted three other winners to give him five on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features the $22,500 championship of the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot for 3-year-old fillies as well as a $1,873.68 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 Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, April 21, 2021 -- After a week's hiatus for track maintenance, live harness racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday with a 13-race card beginning at 12:45 PM. The program features the championships of two series for 3-year-olds -- the $21,250 Terry Altmeyer Memorial Trot for colts and geldings and the $22,250 Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for fillies. On the wagering front, the card offers an $863.02 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $458.30 carryover in the Pick 5 (race 8). by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA                              

WASHINGTON, PA -  April 13, 2021 -- The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 MSOA Collegiate Scholarships. Thanks to the help of many harness racing partners, this year will feature one of the most lucrative scholarship pools in the lengthy history of the program, with nearly $20,000 available to the winners. New contributors include Burke Racing, The Meadows and Diamond Creek Farm. "At a time when many families have been dealing with the loss of racing opportunities due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are very happy to be able to offer this type of financial assistance to our college students," said MSOA President Rich Gillock. This year's scholarships include: $5,000 MSOA Board of Directors Collegiate Scholarship; $5,000 Burke Racing Scholarship; $4,300 Andover Hall Scholarship (donated by Hanover Shoe Farms); $2,500 CSC Insurance Options Scholarship; $1,100 Bolt The Duer Scholarship (donated by Winbak Farms); $1,000 The Meadows Racetrack Scholarship; $1,000 Diamond Creek Farm Scholarship. Applicants must be a son or daughter of an owner, trainer, driver or groom who has participated in harness racing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on a regular basis over the two years preceding the application. Said parent must be a member of the MSOA, and the applicant must be at least a senior in high school. One application covers all available scholarships. Applications, which must be postmarked by May 14 and returned to the MSOA office, can be found at this link: MSOA Scholarship Application 2021. An independent committee at the Harness Horse Youth Foundation will review the applications and determine the winners of each individual award. 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 8, 2021 -- Franklin County broke his maiden in spectacular fashion Thursday at The Meadows, springing a 17-1 upset in the Margaret Provost Memorial Trot in a sharp 1:56.3. Treasure Gems K captured the other $12,500 second-leg division in the series for 3-year-old harness racing filly trotters. Franklin County hit the ticket only once in his five previous outings, but he left alertly for trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder, settling into the pocket behind opening-leg winner Night Flyer K. The daughter of Southwind Frank - Hiya Lady rolled past Night Flyer K in the lane and held off Wholelotatrot to prevail by a neck for owner McMullen Stable. Night Flyer K saved show. FRANKLIN COUNTY REPLAY   Treasure Gems K controlled the mile for Dave Palone, never enduring a threatened moment en route to a career-fastest 1:55.2 victory. Although her margin over Kommin On Strong was only 1/2 length, Treasure Gems K was wrapped up late. Cash N Chips, who was forced wide by a breaker while rallying, was a hard-luck third. Norm Parker trains the daughter of Encore Encore-Treasure Bank for Norm Parker Stable and Tom Klosky, Jr. TREASURE GEMS K REPLAY   Dan Rawlings, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and Palone each enjoyed a three-bagger on the 14-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Friday, first post 12:45 PM. For full race results, click here.  by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

WASHINGTON, PA -  April 7, 2021 -- Filly Speaks was all out to do it, but she captured her second consecutive series win -- and fourth overall -- in Wednesday's Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Peep N Weep took a similar narrow victory in the other $12,500 second-leg division of the event for 3-year-old filly pacers. Filly Speaks quarter-poled to the front for Tony Hall and opened a two-length lead past the three-quarters before Ocean's Apart began to gain ground. Filly Speaks held off that rival by a nose to score in 1:53.3, matching her career best. Defy The Odds finished third. Scott Betts trains the daughter of Artspeak-Filly's Victory for Tim Betts, Nick Catalano and Keith Pippi. FILLY SPEAKS REPLAY   Peep N Weep hadn't raced since Oct. 28, but the daughter of Captaintreacherous - Number Please came back plenty sharp, repelling the Lightning Lane charge of Captains Maid by a head in a career-best 1:54.3, with Realization third. Dave Palone drove for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Joseph Critelli, William Switala and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. PEEP N WEEP REPLAY   Wednesday's card also featured the $12,500 second leg of the Terry Altmeyer Memorial Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. There, Whiskey Blu, who saw his career unbeaten streak snapped at seven last week, rebounded with a facile front-end triumph in 1:54.1, knocking two seconds from his lifetime mark. Donato Patriot K and Stewart completed the ticket. Dan Charlino piloted the Southwind Frank-Kendall Blue gelding for trainer Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Kitefield Stable and Weaver Bruscemi. The championship legs of the Ruby Cook and the Terry Altmeyer are set for Wednesday, April 21. Burke collected five wins and Palone four on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 14-race program features a $6,490.50 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 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

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