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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 - 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

December 1, 2018 - Sweden’s oldest stake race, the Svensk Uppfodningslopning (2018), took place Saturday at Jagersro (700,000SEK to both dead heat winners, 1640 meters autostart), saw a harness racing dead heat finish. The winners were 1.13/1 By The Book (2g Googoo Gaagaa-Stellar Value-Viking Kronos) with Orjan Kihlstrom up for trainer Svante Bath and Stall Morklund HB; and 4.03/1 Belker (2m Scarlet Knight-Oki I Can-Amer I Can) driven by Torbjorn Jansson for trainer Sten Jansson and Ingels Jansson. Race time was 1.13.7kr. Third went to 13.8/1 Aetos Kronos (2m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman-Muscles Yankee) with Johan Untersteiner up for trainer Jerry Riordan and co-owners Team Snyder AB and Aetos Dios AB. The race was preceded by the post parade led by the 1998 race winner Revenue. The great champion still looks in superb form and he showed interest in taking on the 2018 two year olds. This is an opportunity to summarize the performances of Revenue (1996 by Reve d’Udon-Hazel Sund-Sugarcane Hanover), undefeated at two, a career winner 47 times in 110 starts for US$1,998.608, and sire of five million dollar winners including Market Share US$3,792,101, Melady’s Monet, Hot Shot Blue Chip and others. In Europe he sired Reven d’Amour, In Vain Sund, Ravello, Mafioso Face and the fine mare Tiffany Brodda. Thomas H. Hicks

Ocean City, MD - On Sunday August 26th the Maryland sired freshman harness racing trotting colts and geldings went to post as race 5 in the Charles Keller Memorial with a purse of $67,000 at Ocean Downs.   Whoopdee Goo (Googoo Gaagaa) got away 4th but driver Jim Morand pulled near the half taking the lead, extending it to five lengths by the wire in the 2:01.1 mile. Mind Yown Business (Lockkeeper) recovered from a break at the half to charge down the stretch to finish second. Whoopdee Goo is owned, trained and bred by Richard Hans.   The $67,000 Hubert Jackson Memorial for two year old pacing fillies tied the stakes record of 1:56.3 in race six. How Bout Dat Rusty (Rusty's For Real) with Jonathan Roberts in the bike went wire to wire, tripping the timer 1 ¾ lengths ahead of B For Real (Rusty's For Real) Mike Hall trains for owner Al Carter and breeder Carter Racing Stable.   The two year old sire stakes finished up on Monday August 27 starting with the W.W. 'Pete" Shaw Memorial for pacing colts and geldings. Reinsman Corey Callahan tipped Owzitgoin (Rusty's For Real) out from 6th before the half, getting the lead by the ¾ pole and charging down the stretch to win by seven lengths over Sonny's Blessing in 1:56.4.   This was definitely a family affair as Corey's brother Shaun trains for their mother's Breakaway Racing and the breeders are dad Nick Callahan and Corey and Joanna Callahan. The purse was $67,000.   The $67,000 Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial for trotting fillies set a new stakes record of 2:01.1. Pats A Keeper (Lockkeeper) got away 8th, was 6th by the half, three deep at the ¾, winning by a head over stable mate Mary's A Keeper (Lockkeeper). Jared Moyer was in the bike for trainer Arlene Cameron and owner-breeder Pam Wagner.   The Maryland Sire Stakes for two year olds will start their fall series on September 16th at Rosecroft Raceway.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

Nandi Veterinary Associates is pleased to announce that the harness racing stallion and world champion GooGoo GaaGaa will be standing the 2017 season in Pennsylvania for a fee of $5000.   He was undefeated in 6 starts at 2.     As a 3 year old, he won the $500,000 Earl Beal Memorial in a World Record 1:50.4 and the $500,000 Colonial (defeating Hambletonian winner Market Share) in 1:52.1 which is still the current track record at Harrah’s Philadelphia.   He is the sire of a small number of Maryland-eligible foals as well as a number of foals in Sweden produced with frozen semen.     His pedigree makes him a perfect outcross to introduce “hybrid vigor”   Nandi Veterinary Associates is an equine practice specializing in reproduction offering breeding services, foaling, embryo transfer and semen freezing as a USDA approved export quarantine facility.     For more information on services or GooGoo GaaGaa, please visit www.NandiVet.com or 717-235-3798.      Pete Sheerin,DVM Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists Nandi Veterinary Associates 3244 W Sieling Rd. New Freedom, PA 17349 (717)235-3798 office (717)227-9853 fax  www.NandiVet.com petesheerin@nandivet.com

Harness racing World Champion trotter Googoo Gaagaa 3,1:504f ($665,339) (Cam’s Rocket – Kora’s Trotter – Veeba Rova) has joined World Champion Muscle Hill and Muscle Hill’s stakes winning son, El Titan at Southwind Farms, Pennington, New Jersey for freezing semen for European and Southern Hemisphere  export. For the 2016 season the pacing bred trotter stood at owner Richard Hans farm in Maryland. Muscle Hill stood in  Pennsylvania at Marion Farms for the 2016 season and EL Titan stood at Tara Hills Stud in Ontario. Both stallions have returned to Southwind after their respective breeding seasons have concluded. Southwind Farms, along with Walnridge Equine Clinic, Cream Ridge, New Jersey, have been certified by the USDA for freezing semen for export. Southwind has been certified for over 15 years and now welcomes outside stallions to our facility for freezing. If you would like to visit the farm, stallions and yearlings are available for inspection during business hours. Farm tours are available for small and large groups. Please contact the farm at (609) 737-9067 or at Southwindfarms@aol.com. Googoo Gaagaa Googoo Gaagaa trotted an unreal 1:50.4 mile to win the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The colt, who is bred, owned and trained by Richard Hans of Maryland, was driven by Corey Callahan. The fractional times were :27.1, :55.2, and 1:22.3 leading to the amazing winning time of 1:50.4, which shattered the world record for trotters of all ages on a five-eighths mile oval, which was the 1:51 mile posted by Arch Madness at Pocono in 2010.

Columbus, OH --- Martiniontherocks, the 2010 Breeders Crown champion for harness racing 2-year-old filly trotters, died May 4, 2015, according to her owner, Thomas Cooke. She was in foal to Googoo Gaagaa. The daughter of Conway Hall-Inspired Society won four of 10 starts as a freshman in 2010 while under the care of trainer Dustin Jones. In addition to the Breeders Crown, she was victorious that year in a Champlain Stakes division and a Peaceful Way elimination. Martiniontherocks raced for three more seasons and compiled a career record of 51-8-10-8, with $498,658 in earnings. She took her mark of 1:55.3f as a 5-year-old at Rosecroft Raceway. from the USTA Communications Department 

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