Successful Fundraiser for Anthony Coletta at Rosecroft

(Fort Washington, MD—December 12, 2013)  Maryland based horsemen rallied around Anthony Coletta on Saturday night as $8,400 was raised in support of the ‘Stay Strong Anthony Coletta’ fund.  Maryland based horsemen from every aspect of the industry came together in support of this worthy cause.

The fundraising event was organized by the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and generously supported by Rosecroft and Penn National Gaming.  Contributions were received from Rosecroft, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association, Friends of Maryland Standardbreds, and Penn National Gaming.  Additionally owners, trainers and drivers contributed to the fund through direct cash contributions or through the contribution of their earning percentages for the evening.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the fund that did not have the opportunity to do so may contact Sharon Roberts or Gina Maybee as the CSOA office at 301-567-9636.

Tammy Lafferty Appointed to Chair the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund

Long time Maryland horsewoman Tammy Lafferty has been appointed as the Chair of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee which oversees the activities of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund.

Mrs. Lafferty was recently appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to a four year term of the Maryland Racing Commission.

“We look forward to working with Mrs. Lafferty on issues pertaining to the race fund and restoring Maryland breeding to a position of prominence in the industry,” said Dan Myer, Chairman of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association.  “It is very encouraging to see significant dollars now become available for our program and we are excited to have Mrs. Lafferty’s leadership as we build for the future in Maryland,” concluded Myer.