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Barn Girl notches career win 50 in Meadows trot
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

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Washington, PA --- Barn Girl thwarted the late challenge of Ready Any Time and went on to capture Wednesday’s (June 13) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows, her eighth win in 11 starts this year and the 50th victory of her career.

 
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Barn Girl posted her 50th career victory.

Barn Girl endured a demanding opening quarter -- three wide in :27.1 -- before reaching the front, a trip that could have made her vulnerable. But in characteristic fashion, she dug in for Aaron Merriman when Ready Any Time loomed boldly and defeated her by three-quarters of a length in 1:54. The pocket-sitting Expose Yourself finished third.

Bill Bercury trains Barn Girl, a 6-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $683,668, for Renee Bercury. It was one of four wins on the 13-race program for Merriman.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the card features a pair of rich total-pool guarantees -- $12,500 for the Pick-4, $5,000 for the Pick-5 -- as well as a $2,404.55 carryover in the day’s first superfecta and a $2,517.70 jackpot in the final-race Super High 5. First post is 1:05 p.m.


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