Be Dazzled Lou Scores, Wilder Injured At The Meadows

Be Dazzled Lou A
Published: June 8, 2024 08:32 pm EDT

Be Dazzled Lou A let favourite Red Right Hand do the heavy lifting on the front, then roared by him in the stretch to capture Saturday’s (June 8) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

In his second start off a three-week freshening, Be Dazzled Lou A was quite content to let Red Right Hand dictate the pace in the $17,123 conditioned pace. When Dave Palone asked him for pace in the lane, though, the five-year-old Sweet Lou-Dazed And Confused gelding was much the fresher horse, drawing off to down Red Right Hand by two lengths in a career-best 1:50.2. Miki Minaj was a ground-saving third.

Alicia Hanners trains the winner for Royal Rock Racing, LLC and Luke Hanners.

Palone and Anthony MacDonald each enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card.

The program was marred by a three-horse accident in the third race involving Hunter Myers, Palone and Mike Wilder. Wilder was unseated from his horse, Battleshoe Hart. According to Wilder’s wife, Heather Wilder, her husband was briefly unconscious while prone on the track before being LifeFlighted to a Pittsburgh hospital for observation and testing. There, he was alert and chatting on the phone.

Palone and Myers were uninjured and able to complete their day’s assignments, but Battleshoe Hart was euthanized on the track.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the 13-race program features a $638.15 carryover in the Pick 5. First post is 12:45 PM.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Battleshoe Hart.

(With files from The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)

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