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Hybrid Henry (Cam's Rocket) lowered his mark again, setting a new Maryland Sire Stakes record for harness racing geldings in the two-year-old colt/gelding trot.   Reinsman Brian Burton sent Henry right to the front in the well rated mile stopping the clock in 1:59.3 for owner/trainer, breeder Richard Hans giving him a perfect 4 for 4 record. LG's Hotshoeboy once again was second. The purse for this Final was $39,750.   The pacing fillies, with a purse of $35,650, opened the wagering card with a 1:58.3 mile giving Miss Valerie (Allie's Western) 5 wins in 5 starts. Driver Roger Plante Jr. was not content to sit in the pocket and pulled by the quarter taking control over Cheap Ain't Fast opening up a couple of lengths in the stretch.   Miss Valerie is owned by LeBlanc Racing Inc., Count De Money Stable and William Lutz Jr. and trained by Steve LeBlanc. Tom and Linda Winebrener are the breeders.   The third race was the $40,475 contest for trotting fillies. The Les Givens trained Holy Trout (Holy Guacamolie) lowered her own stakes record trotting the mile in 2:02. Pilot Bill Long sat in the pocket until the ¾ pole, battling Camita for the lead all the way to the wire. This win gives Holy Trout a sweep of the July series of sire stakes. Dr. William Solomon is the owner and breeder.   A third stakes record for the night was set in the pacing colts and geldings. The Michael Hans owned Adios Muchachos (Cam's Rocket) usually content to sit in the pocket went to the front out of the gate, never looking back. The 6 length win in 1:56.1 set a new 2 YO pacing gelding mark in the $37,474 race. Toms Tarzan had to pull from 4th by the half to get up for place. Richard Hans trains and Jim Morand was in the bike.   The 3 Year Old July Finals will be contested on Sunday July 31st at Ocean Downs   By Cheri Stambaugh

Mr. Protab (4g Mr. Proytab-Delphini-Armbro Bullet) with Stephanie Jacobs aboard for trainer Francisco Del Cid took tonights’ $5,000 Back On Track harness racing monte contest at Ocean Downs. Ocean Downs, Back On Track, Maryland Standardbreds and RUS America sponsored the event that was off mid-card on the popular Sunday evening racing program. Eight horses were at the start, with experienced riders, and three emerged to continue their battle to the line, less than a length apart, with the winner clocked in 2:02.1h with a final panel in :29.3, No Recess was second for Michelle Crawford and trainer Kyle Spagnola, with third to Hyway Marcus and the Maria Buchanan/Ron Burke team. Qualifying action continued on the weekend at Vernon Downs, as more horses and riders seek to be ready for future monte races.  She’s So Into Me (4m Conway Hall-In To Me-Self Possessed) won the Vernon qualifier for trainer/rider Jocelyn Gale timed in 2:10.2s. Watch for new monte news in North America and Europe and get on board with an exciting trotting format. Thomas H. Hicks

The colt/gelding trot opened the non-wagering harness racing card at Ocean Downs on Sunday night.   Hybrid Henry (Cam's Rocket) and driver Brian Burton gave the early crowd a Stakes record for 2YO trotting geldings with a mile in 2:00. LG's Hotshoe Boy finished second. Richard Hans owns, bred and trains the winner.   The combination of reinsman Bill Long and the trotting filly Holy Trout (Holy Guacamole) has proved to be hard to beat making it 2 for 2 in sire stakes preliminaries. Dr. William Solomon is the owner/breeder and Les Givens trains. Camita was up for place in the 2:02.1 mile.   The first division for pacing colt/geldings finished the early card with Mr Ham Sandwich (Cam's Rocket) making his racing debut a winning one for owner/breeder Brian Emerson. Russell Foster guided the colt for trainer Judy Welty. Welcome To The Party was 1¾ lengths back in the 2:03 mile.   Race 1 on the card was the second division for pacing colt/geldings. The rivalry between Toms Tarzan and Adios Muchachos is heating up with every start. Pilot Jim Morand has been getting the pocket trip each week with Adios Muchachos behind Toms Tarzan and just catching him at the wire in a photo. This week the margin was only a nose so the final next week should prove to be a very exciting race. Michael Hans is the owner/breeder of Adios Muchachos with Richard Hans training. Time for the mile was 1:58.1.   Two divisions of pacing fillies finished the stakes with races 3 and 6. Trainer/driver Eddie Dennis took advantage of the one post position sending Goodfridaymiracle (The Fraternity Pan) to the front to control the pace holding off Evergreen Marla in 2:01.1. Jeff and David Clark are co-owners and breeders of the winner.   The 6th race was the second split for the filly pacers with Miss Valerie (Allie's Western) improving her perfect record to 4 wins. Driver Roger Plante Jr. pulled Miss Valerie at the ¾ pole snatching the lead at the top of the stretch, pulling away by four lengths over Cheap Aint Fast, improving her record to 1:58.   The large crowd at Ocean Downs was treated to a demonstration of the versatility of the Standardbreds with Mandi Cool's Starting Gaits Transition Program between races.   Ocean Downs was also the first appearance of our sports newest ambassador Golden Receiver, he put on a demonstration of his transition to riding instead of driving and stopped in the winners circle for pictures.   A full field of 8 went to post in the RUS (Racing Under Saddle) event after the 6th race with Golden Receiver leading the post parade. In a very exciting race Mr Protab and Stephanie Jacobs crossed the wire in front stoppeing the clock in 2:02.1   Stakes continue on Thursday July 21 with the second prelims for three year olds.   By Cheri Stambaugh

On an extremely warm Thursday night (July 14) at Ocean Downs, the three year old Maryland Sire Stakes opened the night with four non-wagering events.   Once again a Richard Hans owned, bred and trained Cam's Rocket trotter left the field in his dust in the colt/gelding trot. Speed It lived up to his name, setting the stakes record of 2:00.1 for reinsman Jim Morand. Righteous Renegade was second.   The filly trotters were up next and Rock The Game (Cam's Rocket) with driver Frank Milby in the bike was able to maintain the almost 2 length lead over Star Rose at the finish in 2:01.2 for owners Breakaway Racing and breeder Nick Callahan.   Fastestgirlaround (Dontloseyourdayjob) gave driver Frank Milby his second stakes win for the night, taking the filly pace over Mo Power. Brian Callahan trains and co-owns the filly with Gloria Kinnamon. Time for the mile was 1:59.   The final stake of the night was for colt and gelding pacers. Driver/trainer Jeff Fout guided Steal N Go (Bonnie And Clyde) to the front and held that lead to the wire in 2:01.1 for owner and breeder Winbak Farm. Toms Tae Kwon Do was up for place.   The second prelims for 2 year olds will be Sunday July 17 with 3 non-wagering races and 3 on the race card. Ocean Downs will also be hosting a field of 8 in the Racing Under Saddle event after race 6 and Starting Gaits and the great Golden Receiver will be showcasing the breed with Golden Receiver leading the post parade for the RUS event.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the MSDF

July 14, 2016 - Race fans attending the races Sunday evening (July 17) at Ocean Downs will be witnesses to a Racing Under Saddle event featuring a competitive field of eight trotters going for a purse of $5,000 in a race sponsored by Back On Track, Friends of Maryland Standardbreds, RUS America, and Ocean Downs. The non-wagering event will take place after the evening's sixth race. Leading the field is Hyway Marcus, who won this event last year at Ocean Downs in a crisp 2:02 mile. Being ridden by Maria Buchanan, the five-year-old trainee of Ron Burke prepped for this race with a qualifying victory at Gaitway Farms in 2:01.3 and will start Sunday night from post seven. Hyway Marcus will be challenged by Iron Will starting from post position four who is victorious in three of four lifetime RUS contests. The ten-year-old gelded son by Credit Winner won July 8 at the Afton Fair in 2:11 after qualifying at Vernon Downs a week earlier in 2:02.1. Iron Will starts from post four. Another one to watch is Jeanie Marie being ridden by Emma Wahlberg who won her RUS debut at the Oswego Fair in 2:07 over a good track on July 5. Prior to her victory at Oswego, she won her qualifier at Vernon Downs in 2:02. Jeanie Marie starts from post position two. Making their debuts on the RUS circuit Sunday are Shanghai Jack, Mr Protab and No Recess. While Shanghai Jack finished second to Hyway Marcus in a Gaitway qualifier, Mr Protab and No Recess come into the race off of qualifying race victories. The complete field for the Ocean Downs RUS event are: $5,000 Trot - RUS PP Horse - Trainer - Jockey 1 Shanghai Jack - Nick Surick - Helene Gregory 2 Jeanie Marie - Jennifer Sansone - Emma Wahlberg 3 My Friend Charliie - Andrea Pratt - Andrea Pratt 4 Iron Will - Jennifer Sansone - Heather Reese 5 Mr Protab - Francisco Del Cio - Stephanie Jacobs 6 No Recess - Kyle Spagnola - Michelle Crawford 7 Hyway Marcus - Ron Burke - Maria Buchanan 8 P L Incoming - Josh Green - Sasha Moczulski After the race, there will be a meet and greet for fans to be able to meet the race riders. The estimated post time is 9:15. by Allan Schott, for RUS America  

Two year old trotting colt & gelding prelim's opened the July 10th night at Ocean Downs with a non-wagering harness racing event. Hybrid Henry a Cam's Rocket trotter owned, trained and bred by Richard Hans was piloted to his second lifetime victory by Brian Burton, once again stopping the clock in 2:01.1. Les Givens was second with LG's Hotshoeboy.   Local reinsman Bill Long picked up the driving assignment behind Holy Trout (Holy Guacamolie) in the filly trot. The pair left out of the gate widening the lead at every pole crossing the wire 5¾ lengths in front of Camita in 2:03 for owner/breeder Dr. William Solomon.   In the first wagering event the pacing colt/geldings to the stage with the favorite Toms Tarzan flying out of the gate to cut the mile. Driver Jim Morand put Adios Muchachos (Cam's Rocket) on their back, pulling at the head of the stretch with only a photo to separate the in the 1:59 mile. In the end Adios Muchachos was victorious for owner/breeder Michael Hans and giving trainer Richard Hans his second win of the night.   Race three was the first division for pacing fillies. Cheap Aint Fast, from the second crop of Dontloseyourdayjob, made good use of the inside post cutting the well rated 2:01 mile for driver Frank Milby. Goodfridaymiracle was up for place. Brian Callahan trains the winner for owner/breeder Gloria Kinnamon.   The final stake of the night was the second division for filly pacers. Miss Valerie (Allie's Western) and Roger Plante Jr. combined to give her a perfect 3 wins in three starts. Roger send her out of the 4 hole right to the lead letting everyone else file in behind until the last turn when they started to pull away opening up a 4½ length lead at the wire in 2:01.2 for owners LeBlanc Racing, Count The Money Stable and William Lutz. Steve LeBlanc is the trainer and Tom & Linda Winebrener are the breeder. Fast Aint Cheap was second.   By Cheri Stambaugh

This was the winners circle last night at Ocean Downs after the 6th race. These horsemen and women were very close to trainer/driver Ben Stafford, Jr., who tragically died this week, and many a tear was shed. 

The horses were as hot as the temperature at Ocean Downs on Thursday July 7 setting 3 Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes and also Track records.   Kent County with Corey Callahan in the bike took control by the half mile marker, pulling away by 6 ½ lengths in 1:57 erasing the stakes and track record set by GooGoo GaaGaa back in 2012 for 3 yo colt trotters with a purse of $28,150. Kent County is owned by Robert Shahan and Donald Marine and Shahan also trains. Seafood Scrappy was second.   In the first division for filly pacers, Eternal Ring got the perfect pocket trip in the $15,525 split behind Toms Treasure, at the top of the stretch it turned into a three horse stretch drive when Miss Read challenged the leaders to the wire with Eternal Ring getting the victory, setting the Stakes and Track record for 3 yo pacing fillies in 1:53.1 Allan Davis was the reinsman for Bobby Glassmeyer.   The third Stakes and Track record of the night went to Next Success setting the 3 yo pacing gelding record of 1:53.2 in the first division for pacing colts and geldings by a head over Power To Perform. Henry Faragalli III, Nanticoke Racing Inc and Bay Pond Racing are the owners, Les Givens trains and Jim Morand was the pilot. Purse for the race was $15,725.   The $28,000 race for filly trotters went to the Winbak owned and bred Triple Bottom Line with Jeff Fout getting the training and driving duties. Triple Bottom Line maintained a length victory over Rock The Game stopping the timer in 2:00.   Jim Morand and Les Givens teamed up to take the second division for filly pacers with Use Your Noodle ¾ of a length in front of Takeittothebank in a quick 1:54.3 mile. Use You Noodle is owned by Nanticoke Racing, Faragalli III, Feeney and Johnson. This division went for a purse of $15,675.   The last stake of the night was the $15,875 second division for pacing colts and geldings. Vic Kirby picked up the assignment behind Double Miles for trainer John Wilkerson. Jeff Fout pulled All Artist up the backside on the leader getting a nose in front by the ¾ pole but Double Miles found another gear and crossed the wire in front in 1:55.2 for owners Michael & Linda English.   Maryland Sire Stakes action will start on Sunday July 10 with the 2 year olds.   By Cheri Stambaugh, for the MSRF

The Sunday July 3rd harness racing card at Ocean Downs opened with a non-wagering event for trotting colts/geldings with a purse of $27,400.    Hybrid Henry another Cam's Rocket trotter out of the mare Give Em The Boot circled the field out of the gate and never looked back. Driver Brian Burton, in a stakes record time of 2:01.1 for two-year-old trotting geldings, crossed the wire 9¼ lengths in front of Midnight Zette (Credit Winner-Your Word Is Good). Richard Hans owns, trains and bred the winner.   The first division for pacing colts/geldings opened the wagering card. A light rain didn't stop the big crowd from cheering on the multiple lead changes, with Toms Tarzan (Cam's Rocket-Radiant Breeze) gaining the lead at the ¾ pole and charging to an 8 length victory in 1:56.3. Brian Burton was in the bike for his second stakes win of the night with a purse of $14,650. Thomas Cooke owns and bred the colt and Roger Hans trains. Im The Director held off Giddy On Down for place.   Reinsman Frank Milby gave May River (RC Royalty-Darby's Delight) the perfect pocket trip behind Spoonful and Les Givens, waiting til the head of the stretch to challenge and take a ¾ length lead in 2:02.4 in race 3. John Roach trains for owner/breeder William E. Miller II. The purse for the 2 yo trotting fillies was $ 28,100. Spoonful held on for second.   Race 5 was the first division for pacing fillies going for a purse of $16,500. Miss Valerie (Allie's Western-Flannel Yankee) was content to follow Cheap Aint Fast until the head of the stretch. The loud crowd cheered the stretch drive with Miss Valerie getting the ½ length victory, stopping the clock in 2:00 for owners Leblanc Racing Inc., Count De Money Stable and William Lutz. Roger Plant Jr drove the Steve LeBlanc trainee. Tom and Linda Winebrener are the breedrs.   Corey Callahan and Richard Hans teamed up in race 6, the second division of filly paces going for $16,500 as co-owners, driver and trainer. It was an explosive combination when Gigi From Fiji (Ponder-Odds On Arttoheart) made her first lifetime start. Corey sent her out of the gate and just blew away the rest of the field in the 1:56.3 winning by 10½ lengths over Liberty School.   The final stake of the night was the second division for pacing colt/geldings going as race 9 with the purse of $14,650. The favorite Almost Cut My Hair (Barber Pole-Sally Pansen) didn't disappoint her followers increasing her lead at every pole over the field for owners/breeder KDK Standardbreds and trainer Kevin Switzer. Victor Kirby was in the bike for the 1:59.1 mile. Evolution Rise Up came back from a break in the first turn to take the place position.   Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes for 3 year olds will be contested on Thursday night July 7th starting at 7:20 at Ocean Downs   By Cheri Stambaugh

The 4 & 5 YO Maryland Sire Stakes for pacers went as an early non wagering event due to the harness racing entry of Toms Typhoon and Toms Tornado.   Toms Typhoon the winner of the May series at Rosecroft cut fractions of 27.2, 56.1 and 1:25.2 to the ¾ pole when Toms Tornado came up to challenge, head to head in the final turn with the crowd cheering them on, Toms Tornado stopped the timer in 1:53.2 winning by a length over Toms Typhoon and Spinout.   This was a Maryland Sires Stakes record at Ocean Downs for 4 & 5 year olds. Jonathan Roberts drove for owner Tom Cooke and trainer Roger Hans.   Race 3 saw the 4 & 5 year old trotters set a Stakes record of 1:58.4 at Ocean Downs.   Whitesville Dixon cut the first half with Doggone Slots coming up to challenge just passed the half, racing side by side thru the last turn, Doggone Slots crossed the wire in front for reinsman Roger Plante Jr. Whitesville Dixon held on easily for second.   Tom Morris Jr. trains and co-owns with Gregg Morris.   This was a sweep of the series for doggone Slots as he won in May at Rosecroft also.   Maryland Stakes action continues with the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for 2 year olds on Sunday July 3rd.   By Cheri Stambaugh

Helaine's Firebird (Allie's Western-Flannel Yankee) continues to dominate the Maryland Sires Stakes pacing filly division winning in 2:00.2 over rival Jodi's Sweety (JK Outlaw-Queen Jodi) in the Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial for owner Frank Chick and the trainer-driver combination of Cory Mumford and George Dennis at the harness racing meeting at Ocean Downs.   Tom and Linda Winebrener are the breeders.   The W.W. "Pete" Shaw Memorial for filly trotters produced a mild upset when driver Les Givens sent Wynnfield Sunset (Doggone Yankee-Wynnfield Molly) from the outside to the front out of the gate besting the field by 9 lengths at the wire.   Local horseman Pam Polk owns and bred the filly.   Trainer/driver Les Givens was in the bike stopping the clock in 2:01.   Marshalinn (CR Renegade -Imp's Flirt) was second.   In the trotting colts/geldings Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee-Juanna Play Slots) went wire to wire in 2:00.3 for driver Roger Plante Jr. and trainer Thomas Morris Jr. in the Hubert Jackson Memorial.   Tom and Gregg Morris co-own and bred Doggone Slots.   Jay Boy (Tsunami-Russian Caviar) moved up to place.   The Charles Keller Memorial for pacing colts/geldings continued to be dominated by the Tom Cooke entry of Toms Tornado and Toms Typhoon both homebreds by the stallion Cam's Rocket.   Toms Typhoon's driver Roger Plante Jr. was content to sit in the pocket behind stablemate Toms Tornado until the back stretch, charging past the leader to win by 1 ¼ at the wire in 1:55.3. Roger Hans trains both colts.   Cheryl Stanbaugh

The first of eight divisions of the 3yr old MD Standardbred Fund Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies started the night’s non wagering events at Ocean Downs.   Driver Truman Gale sent  Stories To Tell (RC Royalty-Speed Talker) right to the front from the outside holding off a late challenge from About To Explode (Explosive Matter-My Foolish Dream) stopping the clock in 2:00.1. George Ducharme trains and co-owns with Robert Guerrini and Paul Fontaine.   Callmemza (Great George Two-Endorphan Annie) driven by Jonathan Roberts  brushed past the field going to the ¾ pole, drawing away from the pack, winning by almost 12 lengths to take the second division for filly trotters in 1:59.4. W. B Roberts, Graham Grace Stbs LLC and M & W Stbs LLC own Callmemza and W. Bib Roberts trains.   Next on the early card were two divisions for colt/gelding trotters. Broken Record (Muscles Yankee-Miss Garland) with Ray Schnittker in the bike continued their win streak in MD Standardbred Fund action over Let It Go (Impel Hanover-Mica) hitting the wire in 2:02. Ray also trains and co-owns with Theodore Gewertz.   Lucas Wallin and Smart As A Whip (Donato Hanover-Smarter Than Smart) took command at the ¼ mile mile posting a 1:59.3 victory over Doggone Slots (Doggone Yankee-Juanna Play Slots) in the 2nd division for colt/gelding trotters. Ake Svanstedt trains for owner Courant A B.   In the first division for colt/gelding pacers the camera could not separate the horses in the 1:54.1 mile producing the first dead heat in recent years in the Maryland stakes. Vic Kirby sent Quick Art (Artzina-Quick Question) to the lead leaving Toms Typhoon with Roger Plante Jr. the pocket trip. The stretch drive had the cheering crowd on their feet with the officials declaring both horses winners. Quick Art is owned by Mo Coo Inc and Jonathan Klee and trained by Josh Green. Toms Typhoon is owned by Thomas Cooke and trained by Roger Hans.   Smart Zone (Rocknroll Hanover-Open Book) started the filly pacers off with a 9 length victory in 1:56.2 for owner Roslyn Delguadio. Matias Ruiz trains and James Lackey was in the bike. Giddylicious (Cam’s Card Shark-Pocketbookchampion) was second.   The final division of pacing colt/geldings went to Toms Tornado (Cam’s Rocket-Nuclear Folks) over K J Ben (Riggins-Winsmith Karen) in 1:55.1. Jonathan Roberts was the reinsman for trainer Roger Hans and owner Thomas Cooke.   Driver Vic Kirby pulled Rumor Mill (The Panderosa-Chippie Gabby) before the half, finally getting the lead at the head of the stretch holding off Cover Model (Dragon Again-Fashion Sureal) to stop the clock in 1:55.3 for the second division of filly pacers. Jim King Jr. trains for CC racing and Joann Looney King.   The Maryland Horse Industry Board and and Dept. of Agriculture Sec. Joe Bartenfelder presented two State of Maryland Citations in the winners circle after the 3rd race. The first was to Maryland trainer Ken Schlotzhauer for his many training titles and the second was to ‘War Horse’ Wynnfield Scamp and owner Pam Polk. The 13 year old stallion just won his 40th career race and has had 253 starts, 48 second and 33 thirds.   By Cheri Stambaugh

Charlene Sharpe is doing what she loves to do   The full time reporter who works for the Dispatch newspaper of Berlin, Maryland is moonlighting, by showing and racing horses and is having a great time along with being successful.   The hardworking journalist also has written articles for HoofBeats and the USTA.   Charlene acquired "Don't Fool Me Now" an 11 year old by Camotion out of Philly Fantasy a Abercrombie mare last year when the owners gave up on her and turned her over to Charlene.   She rested the horse for a year converting the 11 year old gelding over to being a pleasure horse.   Along the way she found out that the gelding loves watermelon.   It is her secret weapon.   "Don't Fool Me Now's" attitude and disposition changed so much that Charlene decided to drop him in the entry box for a race at the Pocomoke Fair, Pocomoke City, Md.   On August 1st the 11 year old gelding won his race at the Pocomoke Fair.   The following week she entered him in four events at the National Standardbred Show scheduled for August 9th in New Jersey and he would ribbon in all four events.   The next night (August 10th) he was off to the races at Ocean Downs where he won his race wire to wire in 1:57.3 with the veteran Frank Milby at the reins.   Her other horse "Wynnfield Flash" that she also owns and trains won his race at Ocean Downs on August 7th also with Milby in the bike.   Both horses are in to go for Monday night August 17th at Ocean Downs.   "Don't Fool Me Now" is scheduled to compete in the Clarissa Coughlin organized Maryland National Standardbred Horse Show at the Timonium State Fair on Monday August 31st.   I also hear that her mother Pam Polk who at one time worked at Roosevelt Raceway for Frank Popfinger and is currently a USTA tattoo technician will also be completing along Charlene's good friend Cate Carrick Nellans.   A big thank you to Charlene, Clarissa, Pam and Cate for promoting harness racing and the versatile Standardbred.   Fred Hudson

The beautiful evening at Ocean Downs opened with four early non-wagering events starting with the harness racing 2 YO filly trotters.   Bold Dresser (Explosive Matter-Pretty In Plaid) made it to the winners circle for the second time this summer in MD Standardbred Fund events for driver-trainer Oyvind Hegdal and owner Glat Kosher Racing trotting her mile in 2:01.1. Frederick Hertrich III is the breeder. Frank Milby driving Tiara (RC Royalty-Panarail) was on the move at the ¾ pole but was unable to catch Bold Dresser in time.   The colt/gelding trot was up next, with most of the freshmen acting up, Kent County (Deweycheatumnhowe-Duchess Of Kent) made a very strong showing on the track winning by almost 24 lengths in 2:01.2. Frank Milby got the driving assignment from trainer and co-owners Robert Shahan and Donald Marine. The breeder was Frederick Hertrich III. After an early break Roger Hammer was able to get High Octane (Donato Hanover-Gaytanes) back on stride to finish second.   In the first division of filly pacers, Breadcrumb Income (Nuclear Breeze-Rose Royce) charged down the stretch for reinsman Roger Plante Jr. to nip Use Your Noodle (Artzina-Lo Gophobia) at the wire in 2:00. Richard Hans is the breeder, owner and trainer of Breadcrumb Income.   The second division of filly pacers produced a stakes and track record when Corey Callahan pulled Freeze Out (American Ideal-Mr Deli's Filly) going up the backside to take the lead and hold off a strong challenge by Miss Read (Shadow Play-Yahoos) with Vic Kirby in the bike. Time for the mile was 1:55.3. Erv Miller trains for owners Paymaq Racing and Leland Mathias, Winbak Farm was the breeder.   The wagering card opened with the first division of colt/gelding pacers. Not content to sit third, driver Corey Callahan shot Power To Perform (Artzina-Shake Rattle Run) to the front before the half and never looked back stopping the clock in 1:57.4 over Canthelpbutwin (Artzina-Native Canadian). Kyle Morre trains for owner Donald Marine. The breeder was Winbak Farm.   The Erv Miller-Corey Callahan connection proved successful once again in the final stake of the night the second division of colt/gelding pacers. Redneck Rally (American Ideal-Ms Harrington) took the lead from Lissilas (Rocknroll Hanover-Lismorebella) at the head of the stretch wining by two and a half lengths in 1:56.2 for owners Anthony Lombardi , Paymaq Racing and Louis Willinger and breeder Winbak Farm. Corey Callahan picked up 4 wins for the night, 3 stakes and one overnight.   Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes continue Thursday night with 8 divisions of 3 year olds starting with non-wagering events at 6 pm. The Maryland Horse Industry Board will be in attendance making some winner circle presentations.   By Cheri Stambaugh

With the Maryland Sire Stakes still suffering from a horse shortage due to the instability in our industry a few years ago the July series of 2 YO Finals were conducted as early non-wagering events on Sunday evening at Ocean Downs.   The explosion of 75 yearlings nominated to the Sire Stakes in 2015 and well over that number in the near future should put Maryland back on track.   Star Rose (You Betcha - Ragland Road) leased and trained by Syl King Jr. crossed the wire in 2:11.2 for driver Ray Robinson Jr. in the filly trot division. She repeated her preliminary win when Rock The Game (Cam's Rocket - Game Speed) appeared to have a problem and was never in contention. Star Rose was bred by Meadow Creed Stables LLC.   The colt trot went to Sweeten Me Up (CR Renegade-Miadora) owned/trained and driven by Neal Damron in 2:10.2 over last week's prelim winner Speed It (Cam's Rocket-Hypercast). Neal Damron was also the breeder of Sweeten Me Up.   What I Say Goes (Cam's Rocket-Look Sunder) took the colt & gelding pace in 2:03.1 for reinsman Jonathan Roberts. Happy Hayward (Allie's Western-Flannel Yankee) was up for place while Toms Tae Kwon Do (Cam's Rocket-Radiant Breeze) finished third.   From the limited first crop of Dontloseyourdayjob his daughter lived up to her name in the filly pace, Fastestgirlaround repeated her preliminary win by stopping the clock in 2:02 over a fast closing Mo Power (Capitol Power-Mystery Shadow).   Frank Milby was in the bike for owners Brian Callahan and Gloria Kinnamon.   Gloria Kinnamon was also the breeder.   Little Bit Wild (Cam's Rocket-Shaaga) was third.   The 3 YO Maryland Sire Stake Finals for the first series will be Sunday August 2.   By Cheri Stambaugh

The enthusiastic crowd was treated to a great night of harness racing at Ocean Downs featuring 8 Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes. The first division of the three-year-old filly trot saw Silence is Bliss (Cr Commando) with Allan Davis in the bike stop the timer in 1:58.4 for owners Charles Wimbrow and James Lunn. Robert White trains and Winbak Farm was the breeder.   The second non-wagering event was the 2nd division of filly trotters. The Josh Green trainee My Fire Cloud Too (Cr Commando) came out of the pack at the ¾ pole, catching the leader Sign N Drive (Cr Commando)at the head of the stretch and pulling away by 5 lengths. Time for the mile was 2:01.1. Richard Lombardo and JJ & M Stable co owner the filly and Winbak Farm was the breeder. Allan Davis picked up his 2nd win for the night.   The non-wagering events continued with two divisions of colt & gelding trots. Broken Record (Muscles Yankee) went gate to wire in 1:59 holding off a strong challenge by Lucky Ten K (Lucky Chucky). Ray Schnittker drives, trains and co-owns the colt with Ted Gewertz.   The final early race saw Lucas Wallin pull Smart As A Whip (Donato Hanover) at the half, finally taking the lead from Let It Go (Impel Hanover) at the head of the stretch crossing the finish in 2:00. Ake Svanstedt trains for owner Courant A B, the breeder was Fred Hertrich III.   The 1st division of colt & gelding pacers saw Quick Art (Artzina) continue his win streak and set a new 3 YO gelding stakes record of 1:53.3 for owners Mo Coo Inc. and Jonathan Klee. Tony Morgan was in the bike for trainer Josh Green, Winbak Farm was the breeder. Toms Typhoon ( Cam's Rocket) was second.   Filly pacers were up next with Smart Zone (Rocknroll Hanover) and driver James Lackey content with the pocket trip behind Fancy Sound (Veeza) and Jim Morand. Smart Zone used the stretch to gain a 1¾ length victory in 1:55.2 for owner Roslyn Delgaudio, trainer Matias Ruiz and breeder Winbak Farm.   Driver Corey Callahan was not content to sit in the pack and moved Cover Model (Dragon Again)to the front before the ¾ pole holding off a strong challenge by Rumor Mill (The Panderosa) and driver Vic Kirby, to stop the clock in 1:56.2. CTC Stable co-owns with owner/breeder Fred Hertrich III. Doug Lewis trains.   The final stake of the night was the second division of colt & gelding pacers. The Maryland sired and owned Toms Tornado (Cam's Rocket) went to the front and never looked back for driver Jonathan Roberts. Roger Hans trains for owner/breeder Thomas Cooke. Time for the mile was 1:54.2   Hot hands for the night belonged to Allan Davis with 2 wins and a second in stakes action and 2 more wins in the overnights.   Stakes action continues on Sunday July 19 with the Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries starting at 6:15 pm. Ocean Downs is also hosting our second driver meet and greet with drivers Corey Callahan, Jason Thompson and Tim Offutt from 6:30 to 7 pm by the winners circle, come get an autograph or bring your camera and take pictures with the drivers.   By Cheri Stambaugh

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