Washington, PA — Here is this week’s Meadows Monday Memo.
FINAL CALL FOR SERIES ENTRIES
The first round of Spring Series events is coming up soon at Hollywood Casino. Nominations, along with the $100 fee, close this Thursday (Feb. 15). The first round of series are for 3- and 4-year-old pacers and trotters, divided by sex. Please contact the Race Office for additional information at 724.225.9897.
SIX FOR SIX
Pacer Bytheway Hanover is on an unusual streak to start the season. With her second place finish last Wednesday (Feb. 7), she has raced six times in 2024 with six second-place finishes. Trained by Dan Murray, the 6-year-old Betting Line mare is set to compete in the first race on Wednesday’s (Feb. 14) card, leaving from post six for driver Justin Walters.
WARREN RETURNS TO DRIVE
Driver Ridge Warren made his first appearances of the season this past week at The Meadows. Warren will continue to drive daily at The Meadows during the rest of February. He drove 43 winners in 490 races at The Meadows in 2023 before moving east during the summer to race at other venues.
MICHIGAN-BASED DRIVER MAKES MEADOWS DEBUT
With the recent closure of Northville Downs in Michigan, a regular on the Great Lakes circuit recently made an appearance at The Meadows. Kim Pluta, a longtime reinsman in Michigan, drove a pair of horses for trainer David Kuzara at The Meadows this past Friday. Kuzara, who works full time as an NCAA gymnastics coach, recently returned to Pennsylvania after spending some time working in Michigan, and trains horses owned by Pluta.