Meadows Monday Memo: Nov. 20

Washington, PA — Here is this week’s Meadows Monday Memo.

The Friday afternoon card at The Meadows will bring together nine nationally-known handicappers competing for a “purse” of $2,000, with the top four finishers earning money for their favorite charities. Tune in to The Meadows’ simulcast show that day to see the selections of the group, and follow along with their wagers throughout the card. Races 2-12 will be used for the Challenge, and post time for the day is 12:45 p.m.

Trainer Todd Keith has been on a roll in recent weeks with his stable of trotters. Game On Girls has won two straight in the claiming ranks, Mystical Peter has won his way into the Open level this week after winning two of his last three, and Swan Legacy recently won two in a row at odds of 40-1, including a win in the Open Trot. For the season, Keith’s horses have now won 23 of 165 starts, earning more than $235,000.

Driver Chris Lems, a regular in Ohio, has been making the trek to The Meadows in recent weeks and is gaining popularity with local trainers.  He drove in 23 races over three cards last week, recording four wins.  Like fellow reinsmen Aaron Merriman and Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Lems has been pulling double duty on Wednesdays, competing at both The Meadows and Northfield Park.

RACING THIS WEEKDue to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Meadows will only race two days this week, Wednesday (Nov. 22) and Friday (Nov. 24), but will card 15 races each day.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

If you would like additional information at any point, please reach out to track announcer Jeff Zidek (

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