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The postponed Two Year Old payments (harness racing foals of 2018) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on June 15, 2020. This payment is for two year olds that will be racing in 2020. All checks must be made out to the: Maryland Standardbred Race Fund We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please note the mailing address: P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540 All your Staking lists, Staking forms and regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com   Home | Maryland Standardbred Race Fund   by Cheri Stambaugh      

All Maryland Stake dates have been changed due to the new live harness racing calendar put out by Ocean Downs and also due to Covid 19 shutdowns. Stake races start with the 4 & 5 year old Open races on July 23 and 24 followed by the 3 year old sire stakes. The two year olds start August 20 & 21 and conclude on Sept. 18. The MSRF Advisory Committee felt this schedule would give all participants the best opportunity to get their horses qualified and not conflict with our neighbor venues that may be racing at the same time. The complete schedule will be available this afternoon on our website www.msrfonline.com and will include purses. The fall schedule at Rosecroft will be updated at a later date.   Please call Cheri Stambaugh, Administrator of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund at 410-775-0152 or 240-285-0326 with any questions.   By Cheri Stambaugh  

Union Bridge, MD — The May 15 second sustaining payment for harness racing 2-year-olds to the Maryland Sire Stakes and the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes have been extended by the State of Maryland to assist the horsemen in these trying times. The second 2-year-old payment is now due June 15. This only applies to 2-year-olds. Please check the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund website at www.msrfonline.com for updates to the racing schedule. A new schedule will be released once racing in Maryland resumes. by Cheri Stambaugh

The Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee would like to notify all harness racing owners and trainers that the spring stakes scheduled at Rosecroft in April and May will be rescheduled in the fall when Rosecroft reopens. The affected dates are: April 14 – 4 & 5 year old MSS Open Pace and the 4 & 5 year old Open Trot April 26 – MSS Prelim 1 all 3 year old divisions May 10 – MSS Prelim 2 all 3 year old divisions May 24 – MSS All 3 year old Finals If you have any questions please contact Cheri Stambaugh, Administrator at 410-775-0152 or cell 240-285-0326    

Two Year Old payments (foals of 2018) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Mar. 15, 2020. As per regulation we will accept a postmark of Monday Mar. 16, 2020 since the payment date falls on a weekend!! This payment MUST be made to maintain eligibility!!! All staking forms, race dates and stallion pedigrees are now available online. Please use our website for all your current MSRF info and any updates as they become available. We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please use the following address for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund, P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791 Regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com or you may call 410-775-0152 (o) or my cell at 240-285-0326. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the MSRF

A reminder that sustaining forms and possible payment are due Feb. 15, 2020 for the 4 & 5 year old Open Maryland Sire Stakes for trotters and pacers (foals of 2015 & 2016). Three Year Old payments (foals of 2017) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Feb. 15, 2020. All stallion pedigree's, staking forms, and stake dates are now available online including a printable calendar! Please use our website www.msrfonline.com for all your current MSRF info and any updates as they become available. We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please remember to check and make sure you use this address for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund, P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791. Regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com or you may call 410-775-0152  or  240-285-0326. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund

All stallions standing in Maryland for the 2020 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2019 for their foals to be eligible to the Maryland Sire Stakes. We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please note the mailing address: P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540 Stallion Registration forms and regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com or you may call (410) 775-0152 (office) or my cell at (240) 285-0326.   by Cheryl Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund

Ocean City, MD - The summer Maryland Sire Stakes series for freshmen trotting colts and gelding and pacing fillies finished up on Wed. Aug. 28 at Ocean Downs. The $70,000 W. W. "Pete" Shaw Memorial for trotting colts and geldings went to post as race 5. Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) once again went gait to wire with Russell Foster in the bike winning his fourth stake in four starts. Give Em More (Lockkeeper) finished second and Enough Already (Four Starz Robro) finishing third, time of the mile was 1:58.4. Richard Hans owns, trains and bred Yall Beneath Me. Race 8 was the $70,000 Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial for pacing fillies. Reinsman Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Maizee Blue (Rusty's All In) before the half to take the lead from Fire Me Up (Rusty's All In), leading to a stretch duel when Fire Me Up fought back and then I'd Be Rich (Rusty's For Real) charged down the stretch on the outside, when the clock stopped Maizee Blue held a ¾ length lead in the 1:59.4 mile. Fire Me Up took the Place spot with I'd Be Rich the show horse. Les Givens trains the winner for owner-breeders Leslie Moore and Robert Weyforth. The fall series of freshman sire stakes starts on Sunday September 15th and continues for 3 weeks at Rosecroft Raceway. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Development Fund

Ocean City, MD - When Ocean City weather turned cool, windy and with spotty rain, a large crowd of beach goers flocked to Ocean Downs to watch a great night of racing. The $70,000 Hubert Jackson Memorial sire stake summer final for freshman trotting fillies went to post as race 5. Reinsman Eddie Davis Jr. sent Cate’s A Keeper (Lockkeeper) gate to wire for the second week in a row stopping the clock in 2:05 for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner and trainer Shannon Trader. Winnie The Goo (Googoo Gaagaa) was seventh and three deep at the ¾ pole and charged down the stretch to take the place spot. Don’t Shock Me (Nuclear Breeze) with Victor Kirby in the bike picked up his first lifetime win after three second place finishes in the $70,000 Charles Keller Memorial for two year old pacing colts and geldings. Jordon’s All In (Rusty’s All In) battled gamely down the stretch, settling for second a half length behind the leader. Don’t Shock Me is owned by Bryan J. Truitt and Jerry Smith, bred by Bryan Truitt and trained by Bryan Truitt Jr. Ocean Downs was also promoting women in harness racing with the sixth race 1 1/16 mile trot featuring all women drivers from several states. Laurie Stark driving Accokeek Mercury cut the mile with Doreen Dailey coming first over behind Done Andover It and the quarter mile battle to the finish ensued with Done Andover It and Doreen Dailey returning for the picture. Hyway Marcus with Sasha Moczulski in the saddle were the winners of the RUS Exhibition race. The Maryland Sire Stakes summer finals continue on Wednesday Aug 28. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Development Fund

On Sunday August 25th Ocean Downs with host 9 women harness racing drivers in the 1 1/16 mile sixth race trot. Drivers participating will be Stacy Chiodo, Doreen Dailey, Whitney Bell, Monica Banca, Miriam Toland, Jean Rastetter, Laurie Stark, Annie Stoebe and Hannah Miller. The ladies will hold a meet and greet from 6:30 to 7:30 with local driver Linda MacDonald also attending. The features on the card are the $70,000 Hubert Jackson Memorial Sire Stake Final for two year old trotting fillies and the $70,000 Charles Keller Memorial Sire Stake Final for two year old pacing colts and geldings. Other events will be a RUS exhibition after race four and bouncy horse races. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Development Fund

Ocean City, MD - The freshman Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries for pacing fillies and trotting colts and geldings concluded at Ocean Downs on Wed. August 21. In race one, the first division for the trotting colts and geldings, Andy American (Andoversure) repeated his trip from last week going gait to wire, 7 lengths ahead of Lg's Jet (Lear Jetta) in the 2:03.3 mile. Jonathan Roberts received the driving assignment from trainer Charlie Norris for owner-breeder Robert Key. The first split for the pacing fillies saw Fire Me Up (Rusty's All In) pickup her second preliminary win for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner stopping the clock in 1:59.4. Fire Me Up is trained by Shannon Trader and driven by Jared Moyer. My Girl Lu (Rusty's For Real) finished second. Despite a broken buxton flapping most of the mile, Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) destroyed the second split for colt and gelding trotters, winning by 33 lengths in 1:57.2 on the half mile oval. K J Larry (Lockkeeper) took the place spot. Reinsman Russell Foster was in the bike behind Yall Beneath Me for owner-trainer-breeder Richard Hans. Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Maizee Blue (Rusty's All In) first over near the half taking the lead by the ¾ pole and coasting home in the 1:59.2 second division for the pacing fillies. I'd Be Rich (Rusty's For Real) held on for second. Les Givens trains the winner for owners and breeders Leslie Moore and Robert Weyforth. The $70,000 Maryland Sire Stakes Finals for two year olds will be contested on Sunday August 25th and Wednesday August 28th. By Cheri Stambaugh, for Maryland Development Fund

Ocean City, MD - Ocean Downs hosted the second round of Maryland Sire Stake prelims for freshman pacing colts/geldings and trotting fillies on Sunday August 18. In the first division for filly trotters, Cate’s A Keeper (Lockkeeper) broke her maiden in the 2:03.1 mile with Trout’s Legacy (Charlie De Vie) finishing second. Eddie Davis Jr. received the driving assignment from trainer Shannon Trader. Pamela Wagner is the owner and breeder. K J Andrea (Lockkeeper) tied the freshman stakes record of 2:02 for the trotting fillies in her win over Winnie The Goo (Googoo Gaagaa) in the second split. Shannon Trader trains the winner for co-owners Pamela Wagner and Scott Woogen, Clarissa Coughlin was the breeder. Nvrfearlloydishere (Rusty’s All In) driven by Eddie Davis Jr. remains undefeated in three lifetime starts, once again going gate to wire, stopping the timer in1:57.2 a new lifetime mark. Pam Wagner is the owner and breeder and Shannon Trader is the trainer. Fantastic Voyage (Cool Flying Fun) took the place spot. The second split for the pacing colts and geldings went to post as race six. In a race that saw multiple position changes in the field, reinsman John Wagner sent Jordons All In ( Rusty’s All In) to a wire to wire victory 8 lengths ahead of Don’t Shock Me (Nuclear Breeze) in the 1:57.1 mile. Once again it was the Pamela Wagner-Shannon Trader team with the win. If you lost count Shannon Trader trained all four stakes winners for owner or co-owner Pamela Wagner with Eddie Davis Jr. driving two and John Wagner driving the other two. The preliminary action will conclude on Wednesday Aug. 21 at Ocean Downs. By Cheri Stambaugh, Maryland Standardbred Fund

Ocean City, MD - On Wednesday Aug. 7th the first split for trotting colts and geldings saw Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) with Russell Foster in the bike, once again winning by 22 lengths in the Ocean Downs opener. Enough Already (Four Starz Robro) finished second. Richard Hans owns, trains and bred Yall Beneath Me, time for the mile was 1:59.3. Jared Moyer sent Fire Me Up (Rusty's All In) flying out from post six to take control hitting the first quarter in 28.4, pacing the mile in 1:59.2 one length ahead of I'd Be Rich (Rusty's For Real) in the first division for pacing fillies. Shannon Trader trains the winner for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner. Andy American (Andoversure) driven by Jonathan Roberts captured the second division of trotting colts and geldings, stopping the clock in 2:03.2 with Lg's Jet (Lear Jetta) closing for second. Robert Key is the owner-breeder and Charlie Norris the trainer of Andy American. In the second division for pacing fillies reinsman Eddie Davis Jr. took full advantage of post one sending Maizee Blue (Rusty's All In) gate to wire in 1:59.3 for co-owners and breeders Leslie Moore and Robert Weyforth, Les Givens is the trainer. Nat’s A Lady (Rusty's All In) took the place position. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

Ocean City, MD - Two splits each for two year old trotting fillies and pacing colts and geldings opened the first round of sire stakes preliminaries at Ocean Downs. A final quarter battle between Gooreatness (Googoo Gaagaa) and Cate's A Keeper (Lockkeeper) had the crowd cheering loudly for their favorite in division one for the filly trotters. When it was over the photo showed Gooreatness winning by a nose over Cate's A Keeper in the 2:03.1 mile. Russell Foster was in the bike for owner-trainer Richard Hans, Arlene Cameron was the breeder. The pacing colts and geldings were up next and Jonathan Roberts sent Fantastic Voyage (Cool Flying Fun) out getting the lead past the quarter in 29.3 holding off Jordons All In (Rusty's All In) at the wire in 1:58. Shaun Callahan trains for owner-breeder Dawn Amiss. The second split for the filly trotters went to post as race three. Reinsman John Wagner behind K J Andrea (Lockkeeper) took the lead by the half, holding off pocket sitting Grey (Charlie De Vie) by a half-length when the clock stopped in the 2:03.3 mile. Scott Woogen and Pam Wagner are the owners, Shannon Trader the trainer and Clarissa Coughlin is the breeder. Nvrfearlloydishere (Rusty's All In) flew out of post seven to go a gate to wire mile in the remaining division for colt and gelding pacers. Don't Shock Me (Nuclear Breeze) came from seventh to get within two lengths of the leader to take the place spot. Shannon Trader trains for owner-breeder Pam Wagner Time for the mile was 1:59.3 The first round of Maryland Sire Stake prelims continue on Wednesday Aug. 7th with pacing fillies and trotting colts and geldings. Ocean Downs also hosted their weekly driver meet and greet featuring Justin Vincent, Victor Kirby and Tyler Davis prior to the Sunday races. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

Ocean City, MD - With storms approaching Ocean Downs hosted two Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for two year olds on Wednesday July 31. The $23,300 stake for trotting colts and geldings opened the racing card. Reinsman Russell Foster sent Yall Beneath Me (Googoo Gaagaa) from post five to the lead, leaving the rest of the field behind in the 1:59 mile, crossing the wire 22 lengths in front. Mr Herps (Lockkeeper) was second. Richard Hans is the owner, trainer and breeder. The freshman pacing fillies were up next with a purse of $27,500. The pocket sitting Chart Topper (Bettor’s Delight) charged down the stretch to win by a head over the fast closing Fire Me Up ( Rusty's All In) in 1: 59.1. Chart Topper is owned by Brian Gordon and Zippett Racing Stable, trained by Brett Pelling and driven by Jonathan Roberts. Stakes action continues on Sunday August 4 with the first round of Maryland Sire Stakes prelims for the freshman. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Development Fund

Ocean City, MD - Ocean Downs gave the large enthusiastic crowd a variety of events on Sunday July 28th.  The night started with a driver meet and greet at 6:30 with Montrell Teague, John MacKinnon and Frank Milby. Pacing For The Cure also had their table set up with T-shirts, hats, mugs and a one lap walk on the track after the second race, all to raise money for research for MS also Positive Strides Therapeutic Riding Program continued their month long fundraiser. The freshman stakes season opened with four Maryland Standardbred Fund (foaled) Stakes. In the first race for pacing colts and geldings Eddie Davis Jr. sent Nvrfearlloydishere (Rusty's All In) gate to wire in the 2:00.2 mile finishing one length ahead of Jordons All In (Rusty's All In). Arlene Cameron trains the winner for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner. The purse was $13,200. The stakes and track record fell in the first $12,300 split for trotting fillies. Gooreatness (Googoo Gaagaa) with Russell Foster between the wheels controlled every step of the 2:00.1 record setting mile, Cate's A Keeper (Lockkeeper) took the place position. Richard Hans is the owner and trainer and Arlene Cameron is the breeder. The second $13,200 division for pacing colts and geldings went to post in race three. American Nitro (Badlands Nitro) took command early, opening up at every pole, stopping the clock almost eight lengths ahead of Don't Shock Me (Nuclear Breeze) in 2:00.3. Vic Kirby had the driving assignment from trainer Les Givens and owners H. Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing, A. Feeney and D. Doane. The breeder was Winbak Farm. The final stake of the night was the $12,300 second division for trotting fillies. Reinsman John Wagner pulled K J Andrea (Lockkepper) at the half, blowing by the field, finishing nineteen lengths ahead of Lady At Arms (Muscles Yankee) in 2:02. Arlene Cameron trained the filly for owners Scott Woogen and Pamela Wagner, Clarissa Coughlin was the breeder. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

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