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Longshot sets track record – Harnesslink

WASHINGTON, PennsylvaniaOctober 14, 2022 — Longshot (long tom), the 3-year-old trotting gelding champion from Ohio this year, showed Friday that he’s pretty capable in Pennsylvania, too.

Longshot and pilot Chris Lems

Long Tom-Tintern’s son took the win over Chris Lems in 1:52.2, the fastest ever at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows by a sophomore trotting gelding.

Longshot patiently sat third while Warrawee Whisper did the heavy lifting on the point, then attacked first nearly three-quarters. Longshot beat his 1/2 length rival in the conditional trot at $14,600 to take his career bankroll to $316,760. The weather hit a tick from the previous mark set by Goes Down Smooth in 2019.

The fractions for the record mile were 27.4/56.2/1:23.4/1:52.2. Scott Cox trains Longshot for Wayne Mast, Jr. and Callam Racing LLC.

REPLAY IN LENGTH

In Friday’s $19,300 Open Handicap Pace, 9-year-old millionaire Sintra (mach three) picked up its third straight win despite being forced to an opening panel of 25.4. The gelding secured a 1:49.4 triumph for Hunter Myers, trainer Tim Twaddle and owner Thestable Sintra Group. Sintra pushed his lifetime earnings north of $1.3 million. The first on No Lou Zing finished second, beaten to 1/2 length, with the Wild Wild Western pocketing third.

SINTRA REPLAY

Myers had three wins on the 11-race card, including a pair for Twaddle.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes on Tuesday when the program offers a pair of rollovers: $3,105.30 in the Super Hi-5 final race, $1,269.30 in the Jackpot Pick 5 (race 4). The first post is at 12:45 p.m.

For full race results, Click here.

by Evan Pattakfor the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association