Tuesday's (June 25) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows and Harrington Raceway.
Freshman trotter wins in 1:57.3 at Meadows
Washington, PA--Freshman filly Broadway Socks won at first asking in 1:57.3 Tuesday night at The Meadows.
Dan Rawlings drove for trainer David Wade, who owns the daughter of Broadway Hall-I Gotta Feelin with Gerald Brittingham and William F. Peel III.
Hugadragon showed yet again he’s the sharpest pacer at The Meadows currently as he won his fifth straight race--the last three three from post 8 or 9--in Tuesday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap.
Dave Palone hustled Hugadragon to the front from post 9 in a demanding 26.1, but the 5-year-old Dragon Again-Hip Huggers gelding had little trouble from there, scoring geared down in 1:50.3. It was the fourth straight outing in which he was ahead at every pole. The pocket-sitting Hickory Big Red was second, 1-3/4 lengths back, with Object Of Art third.
Ron Burke trains Hugadragon, who now boasts $929,033 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable. It was one of five wins on the 15-race card for Palone.
On Wednesday, The Meadows will kick off a three-day celebration culminating with the track’s 50th anniversary on Friday, June 28. The festivities — which begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — include a cookout in the Miller Tent, music from the 1960s and videos of Meadows “magic moments” on the infield matrix board. In addition, fans will participate in “1963 Trivia,” with hats, T-shirts, concert tickets and 1963 track photos as prizes, and each fan will receive a special Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal produced by the Keystone Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.
First post Wednesday and Thursday is 6:55 p.m. while Friday’s card begins at 8:20 p.m. — the post time of the Opening Night card.
Allen Kaplan, Ira Kaplan and David Sheib’s Lorrie Please (George Dennis, $2.60) improved to 3-for-3 at Harrington Raceway in 2013 with a wire-to-wire win in the $19,000 Filly and Mare Open in 1:53.2 Tuesday. The 6-year-old Western Ideal mare notched her eighth win of the year in holding off a late charge by Yagonnakissmeornot, who finished second. BJ’s Sweetheart was third. Lorrie Please has now banked more than $111,000 this year and recorded her 30th lifetime win. Lorrie Please is trained by Mike Hall. Allan Davis had three winners on the program.
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