Washington, PA — Rose Run Whitney enjoyed a :30.1 second-quarter breather — and needed every bit of it to eke out her second straight victory in Friday’s (May 20) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $12,500 conditioned trot.
Rose Run Whitney, the lone mare in the field, had to deal with a pair of challengers late: Stickler Hanover in the Lightning Lane and Donato Hanover on the outside. But Mike Wilder kept the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Peter-Stonebridge Dancer to her task, and she held off Stickler Hanover by a head in 1:55, with Donato Hanover third.
Bill Daugherty Jr. trains Rose Run Whitney, who won for the sixth time this year and improved her lifetime bankroll to $195,588, for lessee Susan Daugherty,
Dave Palone piloted three winners on the 11-race card while Ridge Warren collected two victories to lift his career total to 999.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Saturday (May 21), when the 13-race program features a pair of stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies: a $133,980 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and a $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event. On the wagering front, the card offers two carryovers: $11,587.03 in the final-race Super Hi-5 and $4,271.11 in the Jackpot Pick-5 (races 4-8). The special Preakness Day post time is 11:30 a.m.