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The Maryland Standardbred Race Fund is happy to announce the 2021 Maryland Sire Stakes purses will return to $70,000 for the series finals and all preliminaries will race for a purse of $7,000. The 4 & 5 year old Sire Stakes will have purses of $25,000 for each gait at both tracks that will be divided if there are divisions. The Maryland Standardbred Fund (foaled) stakes will have purses estimated between $18,000 and $25,000 depending on the number of entries, these purses may also split into divisions. All race dates and forms and any updates can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com The sire stakes program also welcomes several new stallions with all pedigrees available on our website. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund

Two Year Old payments (foals of 2019) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Mar. 15, 2021. 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 1530, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 Regulations and forms 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 Maryland Standardbred Fund

Reminder that sustaining forms and possible payment are due Feb. 15, 2021 for the 4 & 5 year old Open Maryland Sire Stakes for trotters and pacers (foals of 2016 & 2017). Three Year Old payments (foals of 2018) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Feb. 15, 2021. 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 1530, Ocean Pines, MD 21811. As per regulation: If the due date for a payment falls on a weekend or a holiday observed in this State, the payment shall be timely if: Mailed bearing a postmark which is not later than the next business day. Since we have both a weekend & holiday a postmark of Feb. 16, 2021 will be accepted. 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 Maryland Sire Stakes

All stallions standing in Maryland for the 2021 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2020 for their foals to be eligible to the Maryland Sire Stakes. It is recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please note the new mailing address: P.O. Box 1530, Ocean Pines, MD 21811-1530 Stallion Registration forms and regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com or you may call (410) 775-0152 (office) or cell at (240) 285-0326. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Sire Stakes    

Ocean Downs Hosts Sophomore Standardbred Fund Stakes By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund Ocean Downs hosted the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for harness racing three year olds on Thursday Sept. 3rd and Friday Sept. 4th. Two splits for pacing fillies went to post as races 1 and 5, both having a purse of $11,800. Bolt Of Beauty (Bolt The Duer) with Allan Davis in the bike and Chart Topper (Bettor's Delight) with Sean Bier were two and three deep past the quarter pole when Bolt Of Beauty took the lead and Chart Topper settled in the pocket, striding away from the field in the first division. Bolt of Beauty stopped the clock in 1:54.2 for trainer Erv Miller and owners Ervin Miller Stable Inc., Tanah Merah Farms LLC and Sara Miller. Winbak Farm was the breeder. In the second split, reinsman Corey Callahan sent I'd Be Rich (Rusty's For Real) flying out of the gate from post five, to control all of the markers in the 1:55.2 mile, pacing the last quarter in 27.4 on the half mile oval. Breeze Away B (Nuclear Breeze) took the place spot. Shaun Callahan trains the winner for his father Nick Callahan. The outstanding trotting colt Yall Beneath Me a son of GooGoo GaaGaa, won his fourth stake in a row at Ocean Downs in the single $17,950 stake for the trotting colts and geldings by his biggest margin yet 18¼ lengths. Give Em More (Lockkeeper) finished second. Russell Foster was between the wheels for owner/trainer/breeder Richard Hans. Friday night the three year old trotting fillies started in race 2 with a purse of $18,675. With the favorite making a break at the start and fillies three deep until the quarter pole driver Roger Plante Jr. settled long-shot Trout's Legacy (Charlie De Vie) in fourth until the 5/8 pole where he pulled first over, clearing the leader Goodygoodytwoshoes (GooGoo GaaGaa) at the head of the stretch to win in 2:01.1 by a half-length. Steve LeBlanc trains Trout's Legacy for owner/breeder Dr. William Solomon. Nvrfearlloydishere (Rusty's All In) picked up his sixth straight win at Ocean Downs in his gate to wire victory in the lone division for pacing colts and geldings going for a purse of $20,150 in race six. Reinsman Eddie Davis Jr. has been in the bike for all six wins for trainer Arlene Cameron and owner/breeder Pan Wagner. Place went to Tom's All In (Rusty's All In) time of the mile was 1:55.4. By Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

Ocean Downs hosted a second night of Maryland Standardbred Fund (foaled) stakes for harness racing two year olds on Friday August 21. The freshman trotting fillies opened the card going for a purse of $17,250. Reinsman Russell Foster sent Goo Doo Doll (GooGoo GaaGaa) to the engine in the perfectly rated gate to wire mile. Every quarter registered 29.4 seconds, lowering the stakes record by a full second in the 1:59.1 mile a full 20¼ lengths ahead of Lookie lookie (Lockeeper). Owner Frank Canzone recently purchased Goo Doo Doll and Edwin Gannon Jr. is the new trainer. Richard Hans is the breeder. The $20,375 race for the pacing colts went to post as race five. Carrythetorchman (American Ideal), with Atlee Bender between the wheels scored the victory in the 1:56 mile, pacing his last quarter in 27.4 on the half mile oval. Erv Miller trains for owners Ronald Michelon and War Horse Stables, Winbak Farm is the breeder. KO Master (Rusty's For Real) finished second. Cheri Stambaugh, Berlin, MD

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 - 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

The $13,425 division for harness racing sophomore colt and gelding trotters went to post at Ocean Downs as race one on July 10. After being parked to the quarter, I Deliver (Four Starz Robro) with Jonathan Roberts in the bike, took command crossing the wire 2 ½ lengths ahead of Scooby Goo in 1:58.4. Greg Haverstick trains for owners Iron Mine Branch, LLC. The breeder is Kelley Rogers. Reinsman Roger Plant Jr. sent Final Escape (Artiscape) wire to wire in the first split for the pacing fillies stopping the clock in 1:59.3 a neck in front of Paper Bag. The owners are Leblanc Racing, Douglas Johnson & Glenn Dyke, the breeder is Winbak Farm and Steve Leblanc is the trainer. The purse was $15,575. Mind Yown Business (Lockkeeper) owned the $13,575 split for colt and gelding trotters going gate to wire in 1:58.3 six and a quarter lengths in front of Dr Grinch. Megan Foster trains for driver-owner Russell Foster. Richard Hans is the breeder. The filly pacers returned in race five with a purse of $15,575. Driver Andrew McCarthy pulled What A Fox (Somebeachsomewhere)at the half winning by ¾ length over In And Out Again in 1:56 for owner David McDuffee. Brett Pelling is the trainer, the breeder is Fred Hertrich. The Maryland Sire Stakes action returns with three year old summer finals going for $70,000 each on Sunday July 14 and Wednesday July 17th. By Cheri Stambaugh, Berlin, MD

Two Year Old payments (harness racing foals of 2017) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Mar. 15, 2019.   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.   Cheryl Stambaugh

All harness racing 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.   Reminder that sustaining forms and possible payment are due Feb. 15, 2019 for the 4 & 5 year old Open Maryland Sire Stakes for trotters and pacers (foals of 2014 & 2015).   Three Year Old payments (foals of 2016) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Feb. 15, 2019.   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 (o) or my cell at 240-285-0326.   By Cheri Stambaugh

All stallions standing in Maryland for the 2019 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2018 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 54 eChy0, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540   Stallion Registration forms and regulations can be found on our website at www.msrfonline.com or you may call my cell at (240) 285-0326.   by Cheryl Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund

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