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Second-place finish makes Medusa a millionaire

November 05, 2019
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Medusa became harness racing’s newest millionaire when she finished second in Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Her check lifted her career bankroll to $1,004,178. Tony Hall was aboard for the milestone trip for trainer Randy Bendis, who owns the 8-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Mythical with Pollack Racing LLC.
 
Fast, rugged and durable, Medusa was unraced at 2 and 3 but made up for lost time in her initial — and best — campaign, when she banked $246,691.
 
Medusa led until deep stretch in Tuesday’s feature but was outkicked in the Lightning Lane by the pocket-sitting Amelias Courage A, who knifed through the slop to down Medusa by three-quarters of a length in 1:53 for Dan Rawlings. It was the first win in three domestic starts since trainer Richard Perfido imported the 5-year-old daughter of Courage Under Fire-American Dream for Thomas Mattingly. Camera Lady completed the ticket.
 
Rawlings fashioned a triple on the 13-race card. (MSOA)
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