MSBA Board Meeting – April 28, 2016

President A. Daniel Myer has called a MSBA Board Meeting for:

April 28, 2016 – Board Meeting at 6:30p.m.
Holiday Inn Express – Kent Island / Grasonville

  1. Approval of the Minutes
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Discussion of Increased Starter and Nominating Fees
  4. Election of Officers
  5. New Business
  6. Old Business
  7. Public Comment
  8. Adjournment

MSBA Annual Meeting

President A. Daniel Myer has called the Annual MSBA Board Meeting.
March 2, 2016
6:30pm
Holiday Inn Express Kent Island – Grasonville, MD
Blue Heron Room
Agenda
  1. Approval of the Minutes
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. 2015 Year In Review
  4. Election
  5. Directors Terms
  6. Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Board Update –J. MacLeod
  7. USTA New Tattoo Procedures – Pam Polk
  8. MSBA Website – Exchange
  9. 2016 Stallion Book
  10. Actions taken on September 24, 2015
    Waiver of Notice
    Prince George’s Racing Ventures, LLC Contract
  11. Director’s Polls
  12. New Business
  13. Old Business
  14. Adjournment

Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association and Rosecroft Raceway Team Up to Assist the Horsemen at Classy Lane

The leaders of the Maryland Standardbred racing industry teamed up to provide support to their fellow horsemen who were impacted by the horrible fire at Classy Lane Farm in Ontario. The CSOA and MSBA each contributed $1000.00 each and Rosecroft Raceway, a Penn National Gaming Company matched those donations by contributing $2000.00 was mailed from the Maryland Standardbred Horsemen’s Assistance Fund on February 10, 2016 to the Classy Lane Barn Fire fund.

“The Classy Lane Farm fire is a nightmare every horseman must fear.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and we wanted to show our financial support to our fellow horsemen who were devastated.  We are also grateful for Penn National Gaming matching our contributions and for their expression of support to the Standardbred industry,” said Thomas Cooke, President of CSOA.

MSBA President Dan Myer stated, “Our hearts just break for our fellow horsemen who were impacted by this tragic event. Our industry has never failed to rally around our fellow horsemen when someone is faced with tragedy and I am pleased we can play a role in helping.  It is refreshing to see breeders, horseman and a racetrack come together for such a worthy cause.”

MSBA Board Meeting – January 25th – CANCELLED

President Dan Myer has called a meeting of the Board of Directors for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:00p.m.

Holiday Inn Express – Kent Island / Grasonville
1020 Kent Narrows Rd.
Grasonville, MD 21638

January 25, 2016 – Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express – Kent Island / Grasonville

  1. Approval of the Minutes
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Administrator – Cheri Stambaugh
  4. Election
  5. 2016 Stallion Book
  6. Actions taken on September 24, 2015
    1. Waiver of Notice
    2. Prince George’s Racing Ventures, LLC Contract
  7. Director’s Poll
  8. New Business
  9. Old Business
  10. Adjournment

We will keep you updated on any changes due to weather…

The Maryland Stallion Directory 2016

Dear Friends:

As you know the resurgence of the Maryland Standardbred breeding industry has been a tremendous benefit to commercial breeders, stallion owners, horsemen, farms, breeding and foaling facilities, veterinarians and feed stores.  The growth to our industry is very encouraging.

We all depend on the continued strength of our industry to make a living and all have a vested interest in seeing Standardbred breeding continue to grow in Maryland.

The Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association’s primary function is to promote breeding in Maryland with a particular emphasis on the Maryland Sire Stakes program.  This year, the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association will be producing the Maryland Stallion Directory 2016 for the first time.

We believe we need to showcase and promote the exciting stallions we have standing in Maryland. The Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association we will be going the extra mile producing a high quality directory to promote our Maryland based stallions.

This is a costly, time consuming endeavor to produce a high quality directory.  However, this 8 ½ x 11 booklet showcasing the stallions standing in Maryland is a vital tool to grow our breeding business in Maryland.

It is very clear that we need a directory of this nature to effectively compete with the high quality marketing material in other states so we are taking on this endeavor for the first time so we can properly promote breeding in Maryland.

The directory will have pedigrees for all stallions standing in the state for free.

However, pedigrees just don’t tell the entire story.  The Maryland Stallion Directory for 2016 offers stallion owners an opportunity to showcase your stallion and we encourage all stallion owners to participate.

It is also very important that we promote the outstanding partners in the industry such as veterinarians, breeding and foaling facilities, feed stores and other industry participants.  We encourage every partner to participate by buying an advertisement to promote their horse related services and farms to our industry.

Click Here for a list of advertising opportunities available to you.   We hope you will participate by advertising in The Maryland Stallion Directory 2016 and keep in mind that we can even help design your ad for you if you do not one have ready made.

If you have any questions you can contact Gina Maybee at 301-512-3552 or mdbreeders@live.com .  But please remember the deadline to reserve your space is December 30, 2015.

SRF Seeks Breeding Donations

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For 26 years the most important annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation’s (SRF) is the donation and sale of breedings.  Dedicated to Standardbreds exclusively, SRF has 208 trotters and pacers in need of homes, nearly 200% more than any other organization.

Donations are tax-deductible and help rehabilitate, rescue, retrain, adopt and follow-up on every adoption for life, as well as support SRF’s Youth Programs.  To gift or purchase breedings please contact Tammy at 732-446-4422, or email at Admin@srfmail.com.

An auction of the breedings is scheduled for onGait.com from 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 26th through 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 28th. Bids will also be gladly accepted by contacting SRF at 732-446-4422.

Final Approval to MSS and MSRF Regulations

Final Approval was given by the MRC at the March 17, 2015 MRC Meeting concerning changes to the MSS and MSRF Regulations, after no comments during the public comment period.

09.10.02.43 U(1)(c) 55 percent, 30 percent, and 15 percent to the first three finishers, respectively, if only three horses finish;

09.10.02.53 AA(1)(c) 55 percent, 30 percent, and 15 percent to the first three finishers, respectively, if only three horses finish;

09.10.02.43 K(2)(b)

Age and Gait Time
2-year-old pace 2:08
2-year-old trot 2:10
3-year-old pace 2:07
3-year-old trot 2:09

09.10.02.53 O(2)(b)

Age and Gait Time
2-year-old pace 2:08
2-year-old trot 2:10
3-year-old pace 2:07
3-year-old trot 2:09
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Standardbreds at the Maryland Horse World Expo

Cloverleaf SOA, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association and Rosecroft Raceway are participating in the 19th Annual Maryland Horse World Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Maryland January 16 – 18, 2015.  Show hours are 12 noon–8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission for each day is $10 (adults) and $5 (children ages 6-12).

The group’s booths will be located in the Cow Palace B-18 – B-20 with a variety of brochures, equipment and other informational pieces to showcase Standardbreds on and off the track to the equine community. For more information concerning the 19th annual Maryland Horse World Expo please visit: http://www.horseworldexpo.com/MDevents.shtml

Thanks to the efforts by volunteer Teresa Willabus and Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program, Standardbreds will be hosted in various venues throughout the weekend.

Friday’s Event Participation:
Parade of Breeds at 12:15pm
Equitainment at 4:00pm
Celebration of Gait at 6:45pm

Saturday Event Participation:
Equitainment at 4:00pm
Parade of Breeds at 6:00pm

Sunday Even Participation:
Trail Champion Challenge at 9:00am
Equitainment at 1:00pm
Parade of Breeds at 3:10pm

Thanks to the USTA for providing us with many of the informational pieces we will have available.