standardbred industtry

Rosecroft Raceway Prepares for Fall Meet in 65th Season Special Maryland Sires Stakes Races Scheduled to Start the Fall Meet

(Fort Washington, MD—August 11, 2014) Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Fall meet at Rosecroft scheduled to begin on September 13, 2014.

Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred industry in Maryland by continuing to offer a 100% preference to Maryland connected horses in all races.

“We are committed to Maryland racing and helping to rebuild this industry,” said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Rosecroft Raceway. “We are working side by side in conjunction with the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to revive Standardbred racing in Maryland,” McErlean continued.

One special focus at the beginning of the 2014 will be newly added prep races for 2 and 3 year old Maryland Sires Stakes eligible horses. The two year old divisions will be raced on September 16 and the 3 year old division will be raced on September 13. Each prep race will go for a purse of $3,000.

“Horsemen understand that Maryland must have a strong breeding industry to survive. The efforts of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to promote growth the Maryland Sire Stakes program are admirable and Rosecroft is pleased to see the growth and attention it is now receiving. I am very happy for our racetrack to play a part in this renewal working with MSBA,” concluded McErlean.

Maryland Standardbred Breeders President Dan Myer said, “One again Rosecroft has come through for the Maryland Breeding industry. We are very pleased to be working with the Rosecroft team to promote the Maryland Sires Stakes.” Horsemen who are interested in learning more about breeding in Maryland or participating in our program may contact Dan Myer at 410-603-1585 or visit the website at

Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association President Tom Cooke offered the following comment, “We are very pleased to be working together with our colleagues from MSBA and wish to acknowledge our appreciation for Penn National Gaming and Rosecroft. Penn National has continued to operate Rosecroft under difficult financial situations and their commitment to the Maryland Standardbred horsemen has been fantastic. We are anxious to do our part in helping this partnership continue so Maryland racing thrives.”

The 2014 Rosecroft live racing meet will continue through December 13. Horsemen may contact Sharon Roberts or Gina Maybee in the CSOA office with questions or for help at 301-567-9636. Racing applications are available on line or through the CSOA office and should be submitted by August 25th.

2013 Annual Awards Banquet

Two Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding

Spinout - Grace Myer & Gary Humphreys

Spinout – Grace Myer & Gary Humphreys

Spun Out – J K Empress
Owned by Gary Humphreys
Breeder – Gary Humphreys / A. Daniel Myer

Two Year Old Trotting Colt/Gelding

Doc Banning - William 'Bib' Roberts

Doc Banning – William ‘Bib’ Roberts

You Betcha – Anniebobs
Owned by Sharon Roberts
Breeder – Thomas & Linda Winebrener

Two Year Old Pacing Filly

Coming Out On Top - Michael Hans

Coming Out On Top – Michael Hans

Cam’s Rocket – Mary Hail A Cab
Owned by Michael Hans
Breeder – Michael Hans

Two Year Old Trotting Filly

Ruby Rayne - William Long & the Robinson Family

Ruby Rayne – William Long & the Robinson Family

RUBY RAYNE – Trot Filly
Doggone Yankee – Lady Leah Jane
Owned by Dale Massey
Breeders – William Long

Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding

Firecracker Freddy - Sandra Hans

Firecracker Freddy – Sandra Hans

Cam’s Rocket – So Advanced
Owned by Roger Hans
Breeder – Roger Hans

Three Year Old Trotting Colt/Gelding

Perfect Tententen - Elam Petersheim & Wife

Perfect Tententen – Elam Petersheim & Wife

Straight Up Lindy – Dundee Lane
Owned by E. Petersheim
Breeder – Meadow Creek Stables LLC

Three Year Old Pacing Filly

Bonnie Ben Jamin - Judy Welty

Bonnie Ben Jamin – Judy Welty

Cam’s Rocket – Jamin J
Owned by Brian Emerson
Breeder – Brian Emerson

Pacing Sire

Cam's Rocket - Richard Hans

Cam’s Rocket – Richard Hans

Thomas B. Cooke & Roger B. Hans

Trotting Sire

Straight Up Lindy - Elam Petersheim

Straight Up Lindy – Elam Petersheim

Jason S. Leid

Aged Pacer

Southern Allie - Ginny Marvel, Kasey Bendix, & Jerry Nock

Southern Allie – Ginny Marvel, Kasey Bendix, & Jerry Nock

Breeder – John R. Tignor

Aged Trotter

Sound The Belle - Nick & Dolly Callahan & Emee

Sound The Belle – Nick & Dolly Callahan & Emee


Breeder – Nicholas I. Callahan

Special Achievement

Racing Naked - Cindy & Walter Callahan

Racing Naked – Cindy & Walter Callahan

Breeder – William M. Camp, Jr.

President’s Award

President's Award - MSBA President Dan Myer, Gina Maybee, & Sunny Chaudhry

President’s Award – MSBA President Dan Myer, Gina Maybee, & Sunny Chaudhry

Gina Maybee

MSBA would like to Thank Best Bet Photos / Ed Cioffioni for the Finish Line photos.

First ever 4- and 5-year-old Sires Stakes to be raced at Rosecroft

Salisbury, MD — History will be made at Rosecroft Raceway as the inaugural Maryland Sires Stakes 4- and 5-year-old divisions take place on Saturday (April 26).

These extended races were approved by the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Board as a way of adding value to the slots enhanced Maryland Sires Stakes program.

This foundation will now be in place for when the two largest facilities that are being built are added to the four existing casinos in the state of Maryland.

Dan Myer, president of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association, said, “This special 4- and 5-year-old program is evidence of a program that is growing and we hope that these value added races will entice breeders from around the country to take a look at the Maryland Sires Stakes program.”

Breeding season is well underway in Maryland with a tremendous selection of quality pacing and trotting sires available to fit any breeding program. Any prospective breeder may get more information by viewing the newly revised website at or by contacting MSBA president Dan Myer at 410.603.1585.

All Standardbred Show at Maryland State Fair

For the first time ever in a state dominated by Thoroughbreds, we are proud to announce the All Standardbred Horse Show at the Maryland State Fair on August 25 and 26.

This show is open to all states. There are enough stalls to stable 150 horses and an appreciable amount of prize money thanks to the state of Maryland, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, and MD Breeders Association.

Click on this link to register.

Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. There are 32 classes in all.

The prize list is as follows:

Prize Money/Class 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th-6th  Conformation-40-30-20-15-13-12  Performance-40-30-20-15-13-12    Showmanship, Equitation and Lead Line-Award and 10 ribbons

Please show your support and join us this year.

by Teresa Willabus

MSBA Board of Directors Meeting with Special Guest Speaker

President Dan Myer has called a meeting of the board of directors for April 7, 2014 at 6:00p.m. at the Grasonville VFW, in Grasonville, MD.  (Please note change in time and location)
We will be having a special guest speaker from the State Highway Authority that will speak on Maryland regulations on trailers and trailering.  Click to download the publication on Maryland Regulations on Transporting Horses provided by the University of Maryland Extension.
The meeting will be open for all and we encourage horsemen and women to attend to learn more about Maryland Regulation on trailers and trailering.

De-Mystifying De-Worming

A fundraiser for Maryland Fund For Horses’ equine welfare and education programs.

Farmers Cooperative Association and Maryland Fund For Horses invite you to an evening of shopping and education from 6:00PM to7:30PM on Tuesday, March 25th with Justin Sobota, DVM of South Mountain Equine. (Doors open at 5:30PM)

Dr. Sobota will be speaking about De-Mystifying De-Worming. Bring your questions about strategic de-worming, and ask the vet! The evening will include refreshments and activities to raise funds for Maryland Fund For Horses – fostered by The Maryland Horse Council.

Hosted by: Farmers Cooperative Association
820 E. South Street, Frederick, MD
Vicki Carson, chair
Silent Auction
Donations welcomed!

Breedings for sale to benefit SRF

Millstone Twp., NJ — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has numerous breedings for stallions standing in various states. These breedings are being sold and not auctioned to protect the value of the stallion.

The SRF’s most important and consistent source of funding comes from yearly and lifetime breeding sales and donations. The revenue generated helps provide the care, boarding, feeding, veterinary, farrier, dental, worming, rehabilitation and re-training for 190-plus Standardbreds, of which 114 are permanently retired due to age and/or injury.

This is SRF’s 25th year as the only organization solely dedicated to the Standardbred breed, the only one of its kind providing full care for horses when adoption is not possible and following their welfare in every home diligently for life. SRF has served thousands of Standardbreds and helped hundreds of children through its award winning programs.

Breeding donations and SRF’s sale of such gifts make a substantial difference. To donate or purchase a breeding please contact Linda Petrenko at 732.446.4422 or e-mail

SRF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization; gifts to SRF are tax-deductible.