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Ocean City, MD - The first split for pacing colts and geldings in the Maryland Sire Stakes prems opened the card at Ocean Downs Monday.   Driver Jared Moyer was not content with the pocket and sent Ronnies Rocket (Cam's Rocket) to the front by the half, opening up 3 lengths at the wire over E-Z Pass B (Total Truth) in the 1:54.2 mile. Arlene Cameron trains for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner.   Race two was the first division for trotting fillies. Showing great gate speed Crystal's Pistol (Cam's Rocket) flew to the front taking a 2 length lead over TV Sensation (T V Show Kosmos) by the quarter, extending the distance to 5 lengths in the 1:59.4 mile. Russell Foster was between the wheels for owner-breeder Syl King Jr. and trainer Arlene Cameron.   The second division for the trotting fillies gave trainer Arlene Cameron her third stakes winner when Jared Moyer put Maryann's A Player (Charlie De Vie) in the pocket until the head of the stretch catching the leader Diamonds Credit (Charlie De Vie) in the final strides. Pamela Wagner and Syl King Jr. are co-owners and breeders of Maryann's A Player, time for the mile was 2:01.4   Reinsman Roger Plante Jr. was not taking any chances with Allie's Finale (Allie's Western) making the final cut after a scratch last week. The pair went gate to wire holding off a fast closing Lloyd's All In (Rusty's All In) to win by a neck in 1:56.3 for owners LeBlanc Racing, Count De Money Stable, W. Lutz Jr. and J. Stuart. Steve LeBlanc trains the colt and J R Ramsburg is the breeder.   The top 8 in each division will return in two weeks for the $67,000 Maryland Sire Stake Finals.   by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Development Fund    

Ocean City, MD - On an extremely hot night Sunday night (july1) at Ocean Downs, HS Shauna (Up Front Charlie), with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike, took control of the fractions in the preliminary for three year old pacing fillies. HS Shauna was able to hold off several challenges from both Cool Toy and Miss Choptank, stopping the clock in a record setting 1:54.2. Joseph Carroll trains the filly for owner-breeder Cary Grady. In the preliminary for three year old trotting colts and geldings, driver Brian Burton sent What That is (Cam's Rocket) to his favorite spot on the front end. Uncle Ike tried to take over past the quarter but made a break in the turn, quickly recovering to maintain the place position the rest of the mile as What That Is crossed the wire 9 ½ lengths ahead of the field. Judy Welty trains for owner Brian Emerson, the breeders was Richard Hans. Time for the mile was 1:59. The Maryland Sire Stake preliminaries continue on Monday July 2 with the trotting fillies and pacing colts and geldings stepping onto the track at 7:05 pm. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Development Fund

Ocean City, MD - Brothers Corey and Shaun Callahan teamed up to sweep the first round of Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries for three year old harness racing filly trotters at Ocean Downs Monday. Driver Corey Callahan sent Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) a filly he owns and bred, to the lead from post 5 to claim the new stakes record of 1:58.1 at Ocean Downs. Shawn Callahan trains the filly. Crystals Pistol (Cam's Rocket) was up for second. In the second split Corey was content to put Boo Boo Baa Baa (Googoo Gaagaa) in the pocket, charging past the leader TV Sensation (T V Show Kosmos) to win by a nose in 2:02. Shaun trains this filly for their mom Dolly's Breakaway Racing, their dad Nick Callahan was the breeder. The first division for three year old pacing colt and geldings, was reduced to three horses due to a late scratch. Lloyd's All In (Rusty's All In) with Jared Moyer in the bike took control at the ¾ pole opening up 4¾ lengths to stop the clock in 1:55.2 for owner-breeder Pamela Wagner and trainer Arlene Cameron. Toms Tyrannosaurus (Cam's Rocket) took the place position. The Pamela Wagner - Arlene Cameron combination was unstoppable in the colt and gelding paces also taking the second division with Ronnies Rocket (Cam's Rocket). Reinsman John Wagner waited patiently following the leader BT's Breeze (Nuclear Breeze) till the head of the stretch where he ducked into the passing lane, catching the leader by a neck. Time for the mile was 1:56.3. The action continues Sunday July 1 and Monday July 2 with the second round of prelims at Ocean Downs. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Standardbred Fund

Ocean City, MD - A light rain before the races and a beautiful double rainbow greeted the Ocean Downs fans on Sunday June 24th. The Maryland Sire Stakes preliminaries for three year olds opened the program with the first division for filly pacers. HS Shauna (Up Front Charlie) with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike held off the pocket sitting Cool Toy (Cool Flying Fun) in the 1:55.1 mile. Joseph Carroll trains for owner - breeder Cary Grady. In race 2 for three year old trotting colts and geldings reinsman Russell Foster was content to put Chucky De Vie (Charlie De Vie) in the pocket behind rival What That Is (Cam's Rocket). When the stretch duel was over Chucky De Vie pulled away by 1 ½ lengths, stopping the clock in 1:59.1 for owner - breeder Joie De Vie Farm LLC and trainer Hermann Heitmann. Driver Victor Kirby pulled Miss Choptank (Total Truth) going up the backside to challenge Princess Rusty (Rusty's For Real) all the way to the wire with Miss Choptank getting the win for Legacy Racing of DE, Inc. and Stephen Townsend and trainer Wayne Givens. The breeder is Olive Branch Farm. Time for the mile was 1:56. The pacing colts and geldings and trotting fillies will contest their first round of preliminaries on Monday June 25th starting at 7:05 pm. by Cheri Stambaugh, for the Maryland Sire Stakes

The Maryland stakes summer season is ready to start at Ocean Downs with draws on Wed. June 20th and Thursday June 21st for the first series of 3 year old preliminaries racing on Sunday June 24th and Monday June 25th.   The condition sheets are online on the USTA and MSRF websites.   A reminder that all Maryland stake races follow the 30 day rule (race to race).   Contact the MSRF Administrator Cheri Stambaugh with any questions at 240-285-0326, all entries must go thru Ocean Downs race office.   by Cheri Stambaugh, for the MSRF

Two Year Old payments (foals of 2016) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on May 15, 2018. This payment is for two year olds that will be racing in 2018. Yearling nominations (foals of 2017) to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes are also due on May 15, 2018. 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 or you may call (410) 775-0152 or (240) 285-0326    

Reminder that sustaining forms and possible payment are due Feb. 15, 2018 for the 4 & 5 year old Open Maryland Sire Stakes for harness racing trotters and pacers (foals of 2013 & 2014).   Three Year Old payments (foals of 2015) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Feb. 15, 2018.   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 (o) or my cell at 240-285-0326.   By Cheri Stambaugh

All stallions standing in Maryland for the 2018 harness racing breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2017 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.   Cheryl Stambaugh  

What That Is (Cam's Rocket) continued his winning ways taking the first Maryland Sire Stakes split for harness racing two year old colt and gelding trotters. Driver Brian Burton sent What that Is to the front from post 5 in the wire to wire victory over pocket sitting Iron Mine Bro in 1:57.2 for owner Brian Emerson, trainer Judy Welty and breeder Richard Hans.   Coming late to the racing scene No Drama De Vie (Charlie De Vie) dominated the second division for trotting colts and geldings opening up 18 lengths over Whitesville Earl in the 1:56.2 mile. Frank Milby was in the bike for trainer Hermann Heitmann, owner Joie De Vie Farm and co-owner/breeder Lisa Caposio.   The freshmen pacing fillies finished the non-wagering card with a field of nine going to post. Trainer Steve LeBlanc assigned Ross Wolfenden the driving duties behind HS Shauna (Up Front Charlie). The pair got away third but took control of the mile by the half holding off a strong charge by Miss Choptank stopping the clock in 1:55. Cary Grady is the owner and breeder of HS Shauna.   By Cheri Stambaugh

Maryland Sired freshman kick off three weeks of harness racing stakes at Rosecroft Raceway with some familiar faces and some new ones finding the winners circle in the first week of preliminaries on Saturday night.   The first split for filly trotters opened the non-wagering card. Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) was back on her best behavior with regular driver Corey Callahan back in the bike romping to an eleven length victory in 1:58 with Whitesvilleshirley up for place. Corey also owns and bred Gaagaa Gone and Richard Hans trains.   The first division for pacing colts and geldings saw Bo Breeze (Nuclear Breeze) return to the winners circle for the first time since mid-summer coming from fifth at the half to take a ¾ length lead over Makin Money Fast in 1:55.4 mile. Shawn Murray trains for owner Murry Stable LLC. Reinsman Corey Callahan picked up the catch drive.   The second division for trotting fillies saw several leader changes with Four Deuces (Four Starz Robro) picking up her first stakes win with Brian Burton in the bike over TV Sensation in 2:00.2. Kelley Rogers is the owner/breeder and Judy Welty trains the filly.   Ross Wolfenden, picking up the drive for the injured Roger Plante Jr., guided Allie's Finale (Allie's Western) to his sixth win in nine starts stopping the timer in 1:55.1 for owners Leblanc Racing, Count De Money Stable, W. Lutz Jr., and J. Stuart. Steve LeBlanc is the trainer. Lloyd's All In was second.   The preliminaries continue Sunday night Nov. 12th with three non-wagering events starting at 5:40.   By Cheri Stambaugh

The first harness racing preliminaries for the Maryland Sire Stakes freshmen pacing colts and geldings and trotting fillies went to post Sat Oct 7 at Rosecroft Raceway.   In the first early non-wagering event for the pacing colts and geldings, Russel Foster put I Run The Show (Cam's Rocket) in the pocket til the head of the stretch, winning by a ½ length over Bo Breeze in the 1:55 mile for owner/breeder Michael Hans and trainer Roger Hans.   The first division for trotting fillies saw a lot of change in positions with Iron Mine Krystal (Four Starz Robro) coming from mid pack at the half to win by a length in 1:59 setting the Stakes Record for 2 year old trotting fillies. Dancing Spirit was second. Art Stafford Jr. was in the bike for trainer Greg Haverstick and owner/breeder Iron Mine Branch LLC.   The second split for pacing colts and geldings saw Roger Plante Jr. pull Allie's Finale (Allie's Western) from fourth to take the lead at the half, opening up 3¾ lengths on the field in the 1:53.3 Stakes and track record mile for 2 year old pacing geldings. Lloyd's All In was up for place. Steve LeBlanc trains for owners Leblanc Racing, Count De Money Stable, Wm. Lutz Jr and J. Stuart. Jacob Ramsburg is the breeder.   Gaagaa Gone (GooGoo GaaGaa) remains undefeated (5 - 5) winning the second division for trotting fillies in the first wagering race. Reinsman Russel Foster sent Gaagaa Gone to the engine and never looked back with Worthy Renegade crossing the wire second in the 2:00.1 mile. Richard Hans trains the filly for owner/breeder Corey Callahan.   Stakes action continues Sunday (Oct. 8) with early non-wagering events starting at 5:15 pm.   By Cheri Stambaugh

The first Rosecroft draws for the harness racing 2 year old Maryland Sire Stakes are tomorrow, Wed. Oct 4th and Thurs. Oct. 5th.   Wednesday is for filly trotters and colt pacers here.   Thursday is for colt trotters and filly pacers here.   All races will be held on Saturdays and Sundays this fall.   By Cheri Stambaugh

On Sunday August 27th the trotting colts and geldings went as race two in the Hubert Jackson Memorial with a purse of $48,650. Harness racing driver Jonathan Roberts sent Judge Bob (Great George Two) flying out of the gate to control the mile holding off a rally by Chucky De Vie to win by a length in the 2:01.4 mile. Megan Roberts trains for owners and breeders Wm. Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M & W Stable. Judge Bob is two wins in two lifetime starts.   The W.W ‘Pete’ Shaw Memorial was race three for pacing fillies with a purse of $39,700. Reinsman Vic Kirby got away third with favorite Miss Choptank (Total Truth) pulling at the half to circle the field and stop the clock six lengths ahead of H S Shauna in the 1:57.1 mile. Wayne Givens trains for Legacy Racing of DE and Stephen Townsend, the breeder is Olive Branch Farm.   The finals continued on Monday Aug. 28th with the $42,400 Ronald Banning Memorial for the trotting fillies. Gaagaa Gone (GooGoo GaaGaa) lived up to the ‘gone’ part of her name when she took the lead from the 7 hole opening up 2 lengths by the half, 7 by the ¾ pole and 9 at the wire for driver/owner/ breeder Corey Callahan. Richard Hans trains the filly. Crystals Pistol was second in the 2:02.4 mile. Gaagaa Gone is now 4 for 4 in lifetime starts.   The pacing colts and geldings closed the summer finals with Toms Tyrannosaurus (Cam’s Rocket) sweeping the series with a 1:56.3 mile a neck in front of I Run The Show. Art Stafford Jr. was in the bike for trainer Roger Hans and owner/breeder Thomas Cooke. The purse was $38,100.   By Cheri Stambaugh

The final round of Maryland Sire Stakes prelims at Ocean Downs are in the books and so is a new stakes and track record for harness racing freshmen pacing geldings.   Reinsman Art Stafford Jr. sent Toms Tyrannosaurus (Cam's Rocket) flying out of the gate and never looked back stopping the clock in 1:54.4 setting both the sire stakes and Ocean Downs track record for 2 year old pacing geldings. Lloyd's All In finished second.   Roger Hans trains for owner/breeder Thomas Cooke.   Two splits for freshmen trotting fillies were up next. Driver Art Stafford Jr. picked up a stakes double when he sent Iron Mine Krystal (Four Starz Robro) out to take control of the field missing the stakes record by only a fifth of a second in the 2:02.1 mile.   Greg Haverstick trains for owner/breeder Iron Mine Branch LLC. TV Sensation was up for place.   Gaagaa Gone (GooGoo GaaGaa) remains undefeated going 3 for 3 for driver/owner/breeder Corey Callahan and trainer Richard Hans in the second division for filly trotters. Four Deuces finished two lengths back in the 2:05.2 mile.   The pacing colts and geldings returned in race 6 with a long photo to decide the winner. Toms Titanosaurus (Cam's Rocket) was able to hold off a strong stretch charge from Ronnies Rocket to take the 1:57.2 mile by a head.   Brian Burton was in the bike for trainer Roger Hans, Thomas Cooke is the owner and breeder.   Redline Rusty (Rustys For Real) returned to the winners circle after a loss last week, giving him 3 wins in his last four starts in the final split for pacing colts and geldings. The photo gave him a neck win over I Run The Show in the 1:57 mile and that gave Corey Callahan a stakes double.   Mike Hall trains for owner Al Carter and breeder Carter Racing Stable.   The Maryland Sire Stakes summer finals will be held on Sunday Aug. 27th and Monday Aug. 28th at Ocean Downs.   By Cheri Stambaugh

There were two divisions for freshmen filly pacers in the second week of harness racing prelims in the Maryland Sire Stakes at Ocean Downs.   Driver Art Stafford Jr. picked up the assignment behind Tell Me The Truth (Total Truth) giving her her first lifetime win in the 1:58 wire to wire mile with Bad Bitty up for second. Kevin Lare trains for owners Frank Chick and Julie Meirs. The breeders are Concord Stud Farm and Julie Meirs.   In the second split HS Shauna (Up Front Charlie) gained the lead from post 6 out of the gate holding off the favorite Miss Choptank stopping the clock in 1:57. Roger Plante Jr. was in the bile for trainer Steve LeBlanc and owner/breeder Cary Grady.   Judge Bob ( Great George Two) made his first lifetime start a winning one, coming from seventh at the half to taking a half-length lead over the favorite Uncle Ike in the two year old trotting colts and geldings. Jonathan Roberts was between the wheels for trainer Megan Roberts and owner/breeders Wm. B. Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M & W Stables.   Maryland Sire Stakes continue Monday Aug. 21 with the freshmen pacing colts and geldings and the trotting fillies.   By Cheri Stambaugh

The first division for harness racing pacing colts/geldings started the night with a stretch duel between a pair of Roger Hans trainees. When the timer tripped at 1:58.1 the pocket sitting Toms Titanosaurus (Cam's Rocket) was a neck in front of I Run The Show. Brian Burton picked up the driving assignment for owner/breeder Thomas Cooke.   Two splits for trotting fillies were up next with the first going to the homebred TV Sensation (T V Show Kosmos) driven, trained, owned and bred by Chris Offutt cutting the mile in 2:06.1. Maryann's A Player finished second.   GooGoo GaaGaa's first crop are hitting the track in style. Corey Callahan sent Gaagaa Gone out from post 6 not getting a clear lead till the quarter but they didn't stop there opening up 2 lengths by the wire over Iron Mine Krystal in 2:02.1. Gaagaa Gone now has 2 wins in 2 starts for owner/breeder Corey Callahan and trainer Richard Hans.   With several lead changes in the second division for pacing colts and geldings, Roger Plante Jr.'s patience paid off when he sent Allie's Finale up the passing lane to catch Charlie J in the 1:59.2 mile. Steve LeBlanc trains for owners Leblanc Racing, Count De Money Stable, Wm. Lutz Jr. and J. Stuart. The breeder is Jacob Ramsburg.   The final stake of the night saw reinsman Art Stafford Jr. send Toms Tyrannosaurus (Cam's Rocket) wire to wire in 1:57 four lengths ahead of Bo Breeze. This gave owner Thomas Cooke and trainer Roger Hans their second stakes win for the night.   Maryland Sire Stake prelims continue Sunday Aug. 20th and Monday Aug. 21.   By Cheri Stambaugh

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