East Rutherford, NJ [Oct. 31, 2008] - Even horse racing has its Halloween traditions.

In a dappled dash to the wire, Highland Cat held on to win the $35,000 Grey Ghost Handicap by three-quarters of a length on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Ridden by Jose Lezcano, Highland Cat covered the 1 1-16 miles in 1:38.48. Lightning Power rallied four-wide in the stretch to finish second, while it was three lengths back to Raynicks Fan in third. Highland Cat paid $8.20, $3.20 and $2.20. Lightning Power returned $3.00 and $2.20, while Raynicks Fan was worth $2.60 to show.

The annual Grey Ghost is a starter handicap reserved strictly for horses registered as grey or roan in color.

Alma and Roy Lomas' Highland Cat improved his record to four wins in 16 starts this season. Norman Pointer trains the 5-year-old son of Tactical Cat our of the Highland Blade mare Highland Tide.

The $60,000 Witches Brew was co-featured on the Halloween card. Heckuva Good Time, also with Lezcano up, pulled off the upset in the five-furlong event and notched her second straight win at the Meadowlands this fall. Trained by Mark Shuman, Golden Dome Stable's Heckuva Good Time paid $27.20, $10.20 and $6.80. Runner-up All Giving returned $4.40 and $4.00, while Hi Beautiful was worth $9.20 to show.