SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING QUALIFYING VIDEOS: Video of all qualifiers will be posted on the MSOA website. For the most recent 2YO Qualifying session, see the video on the right side of this page. For all videos, or to see in a larger frame, visit the REPLAYS & VIDEOS page.
The Meadows’ Race Office would like to notify horsemen that there will be 2YO Qualifiers added on Wednesday mornings, June 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30AM. Two-year-old schoolers will follow the qualifiers.
Qualifying races for 3YOs and up will remain on Fridays and will now begin at 10:30.
Also, effective June 10, the following qualifying standards will be in effect:
Aged Pacers: 1:59
3 yo Pacers: 2:01
2 yo Pacers: 203
Aged Trotters: 2:01
3 yo Trotters: 2:03
2 yo Trotters: 2:05
Track allowances will apply, and half-mile tracks will be allowed 1 second.
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association was proud honor veterans that have served their country during a special event held on Saturday, May 26.
At 6:30PM, prior to the first race of the evening (6:55 post), horsemen walked in unity from the paddock to the winners circle for the National Anthem, led by a parade marshal and a ceremonial riderless horse.
The fifth race of the evening was then dedicated as the “Ruffner/Yoder Memorial” race.
Pennsylvania horseman Grant Boudreau, who is currently serving in Afghanistan as part of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, helped to coordinate the event with the MSOA’s Heather Wilder. “We recently lost two members of our unit, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mathew Ruffner and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarret Yoder, in a helicopter crash,” said Boudreau.
Story on the soldiers’ deaths.
As a horseman and longtime racing fan, Boudreau wanted to find a way to honor the memories of his fallen friends, and since he still follows the races as often as he can, enlisted the help of the MSOA.
The unit’s motto was “One Heart on Three”, and on Saturday night, that message appeared on a blanket presented in the winners circle after the fifth race to the winner, Sam Hill.
Boudreau and others in his unit watched the event live via The Meadows’ website. “We still follow racing when we can,” said Boudreau. “Our Internet is very slow but we enjoy and miss the Meadows. God bless everyone back home.”
Watch the events.
The Meadows Race Office has announced that the main track will be open for training on Sunday, June 30. It will also be open for training on Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, August 11.
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced that due to several summer events, the racetrack will have restricted use on the following dates:
- Saturday, June 29 – Track closed (Concert)
- Saturday, August 3 – Track closed (Concert)
- Sunday, August 11 – Track closed (Concert)
- Saturday, August 17 – Track closed (Concert)
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has released the list of eligible 3YOs for PA Sire Stake (pari-mutuel) races for 2013. Click on the link for each list.
The Race Office has updated the Horse Approval Guidelines, effective immediately.
HORSE APPROVAL GUIDELINES, Updated APRIL, 2013
Additionally, the Race Office has announced two additional track rules, effective immediately:
- The use of cell phones while training or jogging on the main track or the back track is prohibited.
- Helmets with chin straps fastened are required while on the main track or back track.
Trainers, drivers and grooms are reminded that they must be members of the MSOA to receive retirement benefits. Membership renewal was required by the end of the 60-day grace period, March 1, in order to maintain benefits from the MSOA, including Health Insurance, Sulky Insurance, Third Party Liability and Fire & Disaster Insurance,
If you have not already renewed your MSOA membership for 2013, please do so immediately.
Trainers, drivers and grooms are encouraged to check the lists below to make sure they are current members of the MSOA for 2013. Contact the MSOA at 724-228-3644 to join the MSOA or renew your membership.
FULL MEMBERS (OWNERS, DRIVERS & TRAINERS) – 2013
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (GROOMS) – 2013
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to host the 2012 Pennsylvania Fair finals this Saturday night (Oct. 13) at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Eight $20,000 finals will be contested, featuring the top point-earners from the circuit’s 20-stop summer series.