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.

Rosecroft to host qualifiers Feb. 22 and March 1

Fort Washington, MD — The first qualifying session for the 2014 Winter-Spring meet at Rosecroft will take place this Saturday (Feb. 22) at 11 a.m.

Entries will be accepted starting at 8 a.m. the Friday before qualifers (Feb. 21 and Feb. 28) by the Rosecroft racing office at 301.567.4435 or 301.564.4401.   A second qualifying day will be held Saturday (March 1) at 11 a.m.

The opening night of the 2014 season will be Saturday (March 8). Live racing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday evening through June 7 with a post time of 6:40 p.m.

Following each of the pre-meet qualifying days Rosecroft will allow horsemen to train on the five-eighths-mile oval up to 3 p.m. Horsemen must call the Rosecroft racing office on Friday (Feb. 21) and Friday (Feb. 28) by 12 noon to indicate if they plan to train horses and provide the names of the horses to be shipped in for training.

Depending on demand the number of horses per trainer may be limited at the discretion of the racing secretary. All normal Rosecroft ship-in requirements will be in effect for these training sessions.

“We know this has been a severe winter for everyone, especially horsemen attempting to get their horses in proper racing shape for the upcoming meet,” said racing secretary Peter Hanley. “Cloverleaf SOA was instrumental in working with us to help accommodate the local horsemen.”

Any horse that last started at Rosecroft in December 2013 will not be subject to the 45-day qualifying rule for their first start in 2014 (or through March 29), as long as they were not put on the qualifying list in their last pari-mutuel start. For all other horses a 45-day qualifying standard will be in effect up through March 29, when it will go to a 30-day qualifying rule.

Horsemen are also reminded to submit their 2014 racing application to the race office as soon as possible. Race entries will not be accepted on any horses who have not been previously submitted for approval by the racing office. Racing applications are available at under the Horsemen section.

MSBA Annual Awards Banquet, honors 2013 Horses of the Year

February 15 was a night of great celebration for the Maryland Standardbred industry as the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association and the Cloverleaf SOA held their Annual Awards banquet dinner.

The Maryland breeding industry and Maryland Sires Stakes program has exploded with activity in 2014. Maryland now has 35 quality stallions registered for the Maryland Sires Stakes program and tremendous growth is expected in the Maryland Sires Stakes program.

This was a night however to honor and celebrate those breeders, owners and horsemen that bucked the trend to move their breeding and racing stock to surrounding states and keep their operations in Maryland. The numbers were small but the commitment was mighty from everyone that worked to keep the breeding industry alive.

The 2013 Two Year Old Pacer Colt/Gelding went to Spinout by Spunout who was bred by A. Daniel Myer & Gary Humphreys and owned by Gary Humphreys. Two Year Old Pacing Filly went to Coming Out On Top a Cam’s Rocket, bred and owned by Michael Hans. Two Year Old Trotting Colt/Gelding was awarded to Doc Banning a You Betcha who was bred by Thomas and Linda Winebrener and owned by Sharon Roberts. Two Year Old Trotting Filly – Ruby Rayne by Doggone Yankee bred by William Long and owned by Dale Massey.

The 2013 Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding went to Firecracker Freddy a Cam’s Rocket, bred, and owned by Roger Hans. Another Cam’s Rocket was honored as Bonnie Ben Jammin received the Three Year Old Pacing Filly of 2013 who was bred and owned by Brian Emerson. Wrapping up the three year old honors Perfect Tententen by Straight Up Lindy bred by Meadow Creek Stables, LLC and owned by Elam Petersheim, received Three Year Old Trotting Colt/Gelding

Breeder John Tignor received the Aged Pacer award for Southern Allie and Sound the Belle received the Aged Trotter award for Nicholas Callahan.

Roger Hans’ and Thomas Cooke’s Cam’s Rocket, whose offspring captured 3 out of the 5 pacing awards given was named Pacing Stallion of the Year, while Straight Up Lindy received the Trotting Stallion honors who was owned by Jason Leid, when he stood in Maryland.

Special Achievement awards went to Racing Naked bred by William Camp, Jr.

President Myer ended the evening by awarding Gina Maybee with a President’s Award for all her dedicated work to help the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association rebuild.

The Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association is excited about the revitalization and opportunities that are happening in the Maryland breeding industry. The association has recently overhauled its’ website, begun an advertising campaign throughout the industry inviting people to breed in Maryland and expanded its’ membership.

If you would like more information on breeding in Maryland you may go to the association website at or contact the President Dan Myer at 410-603-1585.

New Vocations Stallion Auction Set for Feb 10-14. – Including Breedings to 7 Maryland Stallions

Breedings to seven Maryland stallions are being offered through New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s 16th Annual Stallion Auction. In addition to Maryland, eight other states are represented with over 75 different stallions, including Donato Hanover, Deweycheatumnhowe, Conway Hall, Camluck, A Rocknroll Dance, and Dragon Again. The auction starts Monday February 10th and runs through 2:00 pm Friday Feb 14 at View Breedings Here:

The auction is conducted in an Open Ended format that allows for bidding slightly beyond the 2:00 p.m. deadline if less than five minutes have elapsed since the last bid on a particular breeding.

Participants are asked to be considerate and not bid for mares over 20, ones that have been barren two or more consecutive years, any that are due after May 21, and those that are already booked.

To view the list of stallions visit or email Breedings are still being accepted until the auction begins Feb 10th. For more information call (937) 947-4020.

New Vocations is the largest racehorse adoption program in North America accepting over 400 retired racehorses each year. Proceeds from the stallion auction go toward the care, retraining, and placement of retired racehorses. “We would like to thank all the stallion donors for their generous support,” said Executive Director Dot Morgan. “They enable us to equip these horses with useful skills and get them into loving homes that will give them a life beyond the track. Every horse we adopt becomes an ambassador for the breed.”

Please Join Us…

Don’t forget our Annual Awards Banquet being held February 15, 2014 at the Community Room at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department in Chester, MD starting at 6:00p.m.

The event starts off with Refreshments, then Dinner will start around 7:00p.m. followed by awards ceremony and entertainment.

If you would like attend please Click Here for our reservation form. Please mail the form back to CSOA, P.O. Box 156 Temple Hills, MD 20748.

Please join us as we honor our special horses and their accomplishments.