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Harness racing trainer Verlin Yoder of Bell has been a busy man for the past few years. He trains Standardbred horses at Gilcrest Farms in Gilchrist County for much of the year. Yoder’s two year old filly Woodside Charm won the 2018 Breeders Crown. Yoder drove Woodside Charm to a 1:54.1 win in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Yoder and his wife Rachel live and train horses locally at Verlin Yoder Stables and have since 2011 when they moved to Gilcrest Farms. Yoder was working in a factory as a foreman building RVs in Indiana for several years before becoming involved with Harness Racing. Verlin and Rachel grew up Amish. He said having 300 employees was very stressful for him. So Harness Racing became a hobby for him. As time passed they purchased a couple horses that did well on the track so he left the factory to become a full-time horse trainer. He went on to say that owning 10-12 horses and training them kept he and Rachel very busy, but they enjoy working with the horses. Yoder said when he budgets for a horse, it costs about $100 dollars a week in feed and at least one hour’s work per day. One of Rachel’s favorite horses Natural Herbie was purchased for only $2,000, since that time he has won over 1 million dolllars. These days Herbie is nine years old and nearly at the end of his racing career. Rachel said, “We race him now because he just loves to race.” The Yoder’s have three sons who all attended Bell High School. Two of the three are in the horse industry today, and the third, Tony, is a student at Webber University where he is studying Computer Science. Each of the boys while in high school had to clean the stalls before going to school each day. In the warmer months, the Yoder’s travel north to race their trotters. Much of their year is spent here in Gilchrist County training and caring for their horses. When talking about Gilcrest Farms Yoder said, “There have been some mighty good horses come out of here.” Their family’s stable is not the only local stables that has produced winners in recent years. The Dan Patch Awards have been won the past three years by horses in stables at Gilcrest Farms. In 2016 the Dan Patch Award was won by Control the Moment, trained by Brad Maxwell. In 2017 the Dan Patch Award was won by Lost in Time, which was trained by Jim Mulinix. In 2018 the Dan Patch Award went to Woodside Charm the 2 year old Filly owned and trained by Verlin Yoder. Winning the Dan Patch award in the Harness Racing world is equivalent to winning an academy award if you were an actor. During the month of April there are qualifying races at Gilcrest Farms track every Saturday at 1 p.m. Verlin Yoder, who serves as the President of the Gilcrest Farm Owners Association, invites the public to attend the April races. There is no charge to attend. Dino Miliucci, who served as a director on the board at the Home Owners Association said, “Everyone loves horses, young and old alike and the qualifying races are exciting to watch.” Come out to the track in April and see these beautiful animals as they race. Reprinted with permission of The Gilchrist County Journal

Astor, FL — Here is the 2019 harness racing training roster for the Winter Miles Trotting Center/Burke Training Center in Astor, Fla. Robert Anderson Stable 2-year-old Bnb p,f, Bolt The Duer—Mom’s Bella older horse Casie’s Believer 4,p,m, (p,3,1:55h, $32,120) Betterthancheddar—What Fools Believe Burke Stable 81 2-year-olds Abeautifulswan t,f, Swan For All—She’s A Buckeye A Fancy Face t,f, My MVP—Alliomi Alloy t,f, Trixton—A Perfect Gem Aperfectcrystal t,f, Muscle Hill—Asixpakfromperfect Bawitdaba p,c, Sweet Lou—Baia Hanover Born Free De Vie p,c, Western Vintage—Free Miles Cache All The Way p,c, Aracache Hanover—Southinkucandance Caliber p,c, Sweet Lou—Allstar Rating Can’t Break Rosie t,f, Break The Bank K—Rose Run Marci Cattle Wash p,c, Somebeachsomewhere—Road Bet Complete Kaos p,c, Sweet Lou—American Shuttle Condoleeza p,f, Yankee Cruiser—Spring Delight Crucial t,f, Father Patrick—Jolene Jolene Cupid Hanover t,c, Father Patrick—Cressida Hanover Dance Club p,f, A Rocknroll Dance—Liscaramore Dee Di N Michelle t,f, Andover Hall—Superfine Hanover Dublin t,c, Father Patrick—Devilish Emerald Dune Hill t,f, Muscle Hill—Quite Possible Elegant Gigi t,f, Uncle Peter—Glidemyway Elver Hanover p,c, Yankee Cruiser—Edra Hanover Fromming t,c, Muscle Hill—You Want Me Ginger’s Bid p,f, Fred And Ginger—MJ’s Bid Gingras Beach p,c, Somebeachsomewhere—Ginger Shark Girl On The Beach p,f, Somebeachsomewhere—Mattie Terror Girl Harpswell p,f, Somebeachsomewhere—Hollyrocker Hen Party p,f, Roll With Joe—My Lady Day Hey Diddle Diddle t,c, Uncle Peter—Nettie Hostile t,c, Father Patrick—Ultimate Cameron Johan Hanover p,c, Somebeachsomewhere—Jans Luck Judy Taylor p,f, Western Terror—Eloquently Stated Lady Cache p,f, Aracache Hanover—Camber Hanover Locked Up Lindy t,c, Trixton—Love Lockdown Looksgoodinaromper p,f, Pet Rock—Don’t Blame Her Lou’s Sweetrevenge p,c, Sweet Lou—Before The Poison Mac’s Big Boy p,c, Somebeachsomewhere—Michelle’s Jackpot Master Conrad p,c, Somebeachsomewhere—Mastery Blue Chip Merga Hanover p,f, American Ideal—Magic Starlight Miss Caledonia t,f, Swan For All—Singing Hallelujah Miss Stunner t,f, Uncle Peter—Pilgrims Stunner Mr Wiggle It p,c, Mr Wiggles—Shani Pants Nassau Desire p,c, Real Desire-Nassau Loop Ok Ok Ok p,c, Sweet Lou—Ok Destiny Only Date Models t,c, Uncle Peter—Annapolis Ontopofthehill t,c Muscle Hill—On The Bright Side Opportune Hanover p,c, Dragon Again—Ozmopolitan Patriarch Hanover t,c, Father Patrick—Personal Style Petey Sarah t,f, Uncle Peter—Maxine The Mighty Primrose p,f, Sweet Lou—Hunger Games Rockin Odds p,c, Rockin Image—Odds On JP Sailaja Deo p,f, Somebeachsomewhere—Show The World Sans Défaut t,f, Muscle Hill—Flawless Lindy Sawyer’s Desire p,c, Real Desire—Ain’t That Funny S Class t,c, Muscle Hill—Spellbound Hanover Secular t,c, Muscle Hill—Michelle’s Angel Shadrack Hanover t,c, Muscle Hill—Shared Past She’s Got Game p,f, Heston Blue Chip—She’s Game Shouldabeenatd p,c, Sweet Lou—Breakheart Pass Sister Sledge t,f, Father Patrick—Behindclosedoors Sizzling p,f, Sweet Lou—Major Crush Soixante Hanover p,f, Somebeachsomewhere—Social Scene So So De Vie p,c, American Ideal—Place Your Best Stop Action p,c, Somebeachsomewhere—The Show Returns Storm Breaker t,c, Donato Hanover—Ma Chere Hall Sweet Ace p,f, Sweet Lou—One Ace Too Many Sweet Camille p,f, Sweet Lou—Camille Sweet Milo p,c, Sweet Lou—Air Miles Hanover Sweet Smooch p,f, Sweet Lou—Kiss Me Sweet Truth p,c, Sweet Lou—Rose Ruthless The Breeze p,f, Dragon Again—Tea Pot Hanover The Candyman Can p,c, Rockin Image—Sweet Lady Jane The Greek Freak p,c, Captaintreacherous—Thirty X Tru Lou p,c, Sweet Lou—Real Touch Twin B Captivating p,f, Captaintreacherous—Smart Card Vinny De Vie t,c, Muscle Hill—So You De Vie Wading Boots t,c, Wishing Stone—Sequin Hanover Warrawee Victor p,c, Sweet Lou—Warrawee Koine Wayside p,f, Somebeachsomewhere—Al’s Girl West End Pip p,f, Sweet Lou—Atsallrite Hanover WW Swan Star t,g, Swan For All—Lost In Lindy Land Zoe F t,f, Muscle Hill—Dana Boko Tom & June Durand Stable 2-year-olds Credit Shock Wave t,c, Explosive Matter—Credit Lover Regal Seven t,c, Chapter Seven—Catching Katie older horses Blonde Magic 4,m,t, (3,1:54,$163,596) Muscle Massive—Ally Top Dia Monde 6,g,t, (4,1:53, $419,881) Deweycheatumnhowe—Lady Bar The First Chapter 4,h,t, (3,1:55.3, $19,360) Chapter Seven—Aurova Hanover Whiskey Tax 11,g,t, (1:52.1s, $1,096,560) Revenue S—Bourbon Belle Will Can Go 4,h,t, (3,1:55.4, $32,006) Possess The Will—B Cor Tamgo Benny Eggers Stable 2-year-olds Altus Hanover t,c, Crazed—Audra Hall Angel Nation t,c, Archangel—Seawind Pascale Art Nukem p,f, Artiscape—Mama Nukes Ashlee’s Day p,f, Bolt The Duer—Ashlee’s Court Call Me Gabs t,c, Archangel—Snow Catcher Hot Secret t,f, Make It Hot—CJ’s Top Secret Jackpot Lady t,f, Lucky Chucky—Im A Party Girl Mckee’s Angel t,f Archangel—Top Photo My Bella Angel t,f, Archangel—Allerge Belle 3-year-old R Snow Angel t,c, Archangel—Snow Catcher Rick Huffman Stable 2-year-olds Always Hotspeed p,c, Real Desire—Princess Jalona Britches And Booty t,f, Manofmanymissions—Nouvelle As Broadway Boomer t,c, Broadway Or Bust—Brioni Suite CR Beauty t,f, Dredd—Sandi Balance Crossfit Mouse t,c, Muscle Mass—Zumba Mouse Get Some Of This p,c, Millionaire Cam—Khaki’s Landin Lar’s Candyman t,c, Lucky Chucky—Barcelona Baby Lucky Playmate t,c, Lucky Chucky—Almond Chip Poker Play t,c, Yankee Glide—Caviar And Kisses Dave Samuelson Stable 3-year-old Evco Lane p,g, Always A Virgin—Devon On The Beach Ray & Sue Vandreason Stable 3-year-old Summer Chrome g,t, (2,2:00.1, $5,541) Prayer I Am—Summer Ran older horse Pudge’s Pastime 5,m,p, (3,1:54.2, $29,742) American Ideal—Won Night Stand by Kendra Casselman

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