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RACHEL KANEOKA WINS MEADOWS 'PINK OUT' TROT


WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 31, 2012 - Rachel Kaneoka and Karat Winner roared through the stretch Wednesday to capture a special "Pink Out" trot featuring all female drivers that helped The Meadows and The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) raise money for breast cancer awareness.

In a companion trot featuring all male drivers, Tony Hall and Sand Piper scored with a sustained first-over move.

The Meadows and the MSOA donated their pari-mutuel commissions from the special races to the Magee Women's Hospital Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Pittsburgh, a partnership the organizations have nurtured for a number of years. Participating drivers also greeted fans before the card.

Kaneoka and Karat Winner followed the first-over cover of Cherie Keith (Panz Ferdinand) before peeling off in the lane to triumph in 2:01.1 over a sloppy surface. Naquel Harvey (AJ Niko D'oro) rallied for place, 3/4 lengths back, while Danita Harvey (Mr Cruise) saved show. Scott U'ren trains the winner, a 6-year-old daughter of American Winner-Cherry Tree Ruby, for Debbie U'ren.
The 1-2 favorite, Sand Piper notched his third straight victory by wearing down Mike Wilder (Win You Over) and prevailing by 4-3/4 lengths in 1:59.3. Brian Zendt (Desired Outcome) was third. Bruce Riegle conditions the 3-year-old daughter of American Winner-Elite Hanover for lessee Bob Key.

Enjoy these upcoming special events at The Meadows:

 The Breeder's Cup from Santa Anita Park Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3. Watch at any of our Meadows locations;

 Wednesday nights in November - 25 X the Points on The Meadows Racing Trifecta wagers ONLY for Racing Player Rewards members;

Turkey Giveaway, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, with $25 Giant Eagle gift cards given away at each Meadows location. The Nov. 7 card also will feature a "Racing Under Saddle" event originally set for Oct. 31 but rescheduled due to the projected impact of Hurricane Sandy.

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EDITORS: Attached is a winners' circle jpg of "Pink Out"participants. A finish-line jpg of Rachel Kaneoka will be sent separately.
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