2023 Winbak News

Read below for the latest on Winbak achievements and graduates.
Stories are from the leading industry news sources.

Winbak Farm's London Classic Videos Posted

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is proud to offer a consignment of 51 yearlings at the London Classic Yearling Sale which will be held October 17th & October 18th at the Western District Agriplex in London.

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Winbak Farms Lexington Sale Videos Now Posted

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is proud to offer a consignment of 83 yearlings at the Lexington Sale, which will be held October 2nd-6th at Fasig-Tipton. The Winbak Farm lineup includes Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario and Pennsylvania sired yearlings.

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Winbak Farm of Canada Will Host Open House on 9/27

  • Sunday, September 17, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 27th, Winbak Farm will be hosting an open house showcasing the farm’s London Classic Lineup. The open house and BBQ will be from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. 

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Upcoming Goshen Yearling Sale consignor comments

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | Tim Bojarski for Goshen Standardbred Sales

Middletown, NY — The 2023 Goshen Yearling Sale will be held at noon on Monday (Sept. 11) and the roster of yearlings being offered this year are currently being examined by many interested parties in person, on video and in the catalog.

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Winbak Farm Goshen Yearling Sale Videos Now Posted

  • Monday, August 21, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is proud to be a partner in the 2023 Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held on September 11th at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York.  The Winbak Farm lineup includes 20 New York-sired yearlings.

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Winbak Farm Videos for Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale Posted

  • Monday, August 21, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

On September 15th, Winbak Farm will be selling 4 pacing yearlings in the Ohio Selected Jug Sale. These yearlings will be selling as part of the Spring Haven Farm consignment.

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Senorita Palema becomes fastest freshman trotter in Monticello history

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | Monticello Raceway

Monticello, NY — Monday afternoon (Aug. 14) at Monticello, fans witnessed the fastest mile ever for a 2-year-old trotter, regardless of sex, in the track’s storied 65-year history when Senorita Palema trotted to a new track record of 1:56.4.

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A Better Man The Best Man On Saturday

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

A Better Man was the best man on Saturday (August 5) at Northside Downs, prevailing in the weekly Winners Over feature on a card where the Nova Scotia oval hosted Harness the Hope.

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Abby Rose wins feature at Tioga

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 | John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY — Abby Rose and Ridge Warren fired late to capture the featured $9,500 pace for fillies and mares at Tioga Downs on Saturday (Aug. 5).

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Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes continue at Ocean Downs

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023 | Cheri Stambaugh

Berlin, MD — The Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes for 2-year-olds concluded on Wednesday (Aug. 2) at Ocean Downs with one division each for trotting fillies and male pacers.

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34th Industry Day is ramping up

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2023 | Louise Frost

Grand River Raceway’s (GRR) 34th Industry Day is Civic Holiday, Monday, August 7, with a post time of 12:30 pm!

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2023 Goshen catalogs now available online

  • Thursday, July 27, 2023 | Tim Bojarski

Middletown, NY — Catalogs for the ninth annual Goshen Yearling Sale are now available for download or online viewing.

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T H McMurry gives Taylor dream night at Woodbine Mohawk Park

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2023 | Austin Stanton, Ontario Racing

Toronto, ON — Last week Ontario’s top 2-year-old male pacers were at Woodbine Mohawk Park for two C$100,000-plus Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions.

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Global News Rallies Late In Hiawatha Preferred

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

After winning on July 8 in a lower level, Global News didn’t mind the step up the classification ladder into Hiawatha’s $5,000 Preferred 3 Trot on Saturday, July 15.

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Party Queen wins feature at Vernon

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 | John Horne for Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY – Party Queen (Barton Dalious) captured the $6,500 featured fillies & mares’ pace at Vernon Downs on Friday (July 14).

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Freshman pacing fillies headline Saratoga Friday

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Jessica Hallett for Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Springs, NY – After the 2023 opening day of Saratoga Race Course this week, Saratoga Casino Hotel moved to a later post time (6:50 p.m.) with 15 races...

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Saratoga Harness: Leanne's Choice posts track record in NY Sire Stakes

  • Friday, July 14, 2023 | Greg Reinhart

A track record clocking by Leanne's Choice was the major story coming out of the three New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers on Friday evening at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

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Bettor Sisters gets first OSS Gold win

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 | Ontario Racing

Milton, ON — Bettor Sisters won the second race Tuesday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, a C$100,400 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division for 2-year-old pacing fillies.

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Saratoga hosts freshman trotting fillies in New York Sire Stakes

  • Sunday, July 9, 2023 | Jessica Hallett, for Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Springs, NY — Another New York Sire Stakes card was written in the books on Sunday (July 9) afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel and Senorita Palema (Chapter Seven-Tosca) topped the card for the two-year-old fillies.

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Logan Park establishes new track and Canadian record in Mohawk Free For All

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2023 | Mark McKelvie, WEG Communications

Milton, ON — Logan Park stopped the clock in 1:50.3 in Tuesday’s (July 4) C$42,000 Free For All Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park to set a new Canadian record for an older male trotter.

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Stratton and Met Your Request dominate rainy Historic Track Sunday

  • Sunday, July 2, 2023 | Goshen Historic Track

Goshen, NY — With Mother Nature not quite sure what direction to go on Sunday (July 2), Met Your Request and Jordan Stratton, fresh off his Messenger Stakes win Friday night, proved to be beasts of their own...

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Tyler Miller gets grand slam, including feature, at Tioga

  • Sunday, July 2, 2023 | John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY — Tyler Miller drove four winners, including a victory with Knight Angel in the $10,500 Open 2 Trot, on Sunday (July 2) at Tioga Downs.

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Elegant Noelle wins feature at Tioga

  • Saturday, July 1, 2023 | John Horne for Tioga Downs

Nichols, NY — Elegant Noelle and Aaron Byron won a thrilling $10,500 featured Fillies & Mares Open 2 Pace at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 1).

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Party Queen wins Vernon feature

  • Friday, June 30, 2023 | John Horne for Vernon Downs

Vernon, NY — Party Queen (Barton Dalious) captured the $6,500 featured fillies and mares pace at Vernon Downs on Friday (June 30).

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Hardrockcafe, Met Your Request win Philly trotting features

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | PHHA/Pocono

Chester, PA — Sophomore trotters Hardrockcafe and Met Your Request won the $12,600 featured races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (June 21).

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Filly Speaks the ‘Talk’ at Buffalo Raceway

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Brian Mazurek

Hamburg, NY – Filly Speaks ($7.40) was the ‘talk’ of Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday afternoon (May 17) as she devastated the field by 6-1/4 lengths in the $15,500 Open Pace for the fillies and mares.

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A Better Man Is Northside's Best Man

  • Saturday, May 13, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

The 2023 season of harness racing at Northside Downs kicked off on Saturday (May 13) to mark the 125th season of activity at the North Sydney, N.S. oval.

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City Of London Series Continues With Trotters

  • Friday, May 12, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

Trotters took their turn in the City Of London Series on Friday evening (May 12) at The Raceway at Western Fair District with four $8,000 first leg events -- two for the males and a pair for the females.

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Frosh champ Fulton wins fifth straight in PASS at The Meadows

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023 | Evan Pattak

Washington, PA — Forced to retreat early, defending Pennsylvania champion Fulton rallied to a career-best 1:49.2 victory — his fifth straight — in Saturday’s (May 6) PA Sires Stake at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

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Weiss Finals On Tap At Pocono

  • Friday, April 28, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

This coming racing week at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Pennsylvania, each of the four racing cards will present a $50,000 Championship race in the Bobby Weiss Series for developing three-year-olds.

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What An Angel Registers Lifetime Best At Mohawk

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

On Thursday (April 27) evening, What An Angel posted the fastest time of the night in one of the four $18,000 condition features after winning in a career best in 1:54.4 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Icanflylikeanangel soars to victory at Plainridge

  • Monday, April 24, 2023 | Tim Bojarski

Plainville, MA — After changing owners, trainer and driver, and not having raced in four weeks, Icanflylikeanangel flaunted his class.

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Riverina boys shine in $1million race

  • Monday, April 17, 2023 | Michael Dumesny for HRNSW

A mid-race move by champion New South Wales harness racing reinsman Cameron Hart paved the way for the Jason Grimson-trained Betterzippit to take out the million-dollar slot race, The Nullarbor at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

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Free Flyin Ticket flies to Buffalo Win

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | Brian Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

Hamburg, NY – Free Flyin Ticket ($5.20) took off early and was ‘flyin’ high the rest of the way in posting a lopsided 10 length victory over Ruthmae Hanover.

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Angel Nation repeats at Saratoga

  • Monday, April 10, 2023 | Mike Sardella for Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Springs, NY — Angel Nation ran his 2023 record at Saratoga Casino Hotel to two-for-two by way of a 1:56 win in Monday’s (April 10) $17,000 Open Trot.

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Series Action Dominates Monday Pocono Card

  • Monday, April 10, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

The Monday afternoon (April 10) card at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Pennsylvania featured five divisions of two ongoing series.

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National Debt Wins; Puddy And Archer Dominate

  • Sunday, April 9, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

The veteran pacer National Debt dashed to the lead early and kept control through the finish of the $10,000 Preferred Handicap at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday night (April 9).

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Sophomore Colts Step Into Spring Series Spotlight

  • Friday, April 7, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

After a pair of eye-catching victories late last year, North America Cup eligible No Control picked up where he left off when making his sophomore debut in the Ontario Sired Spring Series.

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Twin B Archie Back On Track

  • Friday, April 7, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

After a miscue in his 2023 debut due to a broken hopple, Twin B Archie returned in Thursday's (April 6) qualifiers at Spring Garden Ranch with a stellar gate-to-wire performance.

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Spring Series For Fillies Kicks Off At Mohawk

  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

Sophomore fillies hit the track at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday night (April 6) for three $18,000 divisions on the pace and one on the trot for the Ontario-Sired Spring Series.

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Adare Castle Debuts In Mohawk Qualifiers

  • Monday, April 3, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

O'Brien Award-winning trotter Adare Castle kicked off her four-year-old campaign on a six-degree spring morning.

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Night Terror cruises in DSBF late closer

  • Thursday, March 30, 2023 | Bally's Dover

Dover, DE — Night Terror romped as the 1-2 favorite in the $51,900 Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund late closing series final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, held Thursday (March 30) at Bally’s Dover.

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Purses increase for DSBF finals

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | Judy Davis-Wilson for the DSBF

Dover, DE — At the March 22 meeting of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund board, it was approved to increase all final purses for the 2023 racing year.

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Officer Jim eyes another Open victory at Cal Expo

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 | Mark Ratzky

Sacramento, CA — Officer Jim, who has captured five of his last six starts in sparkling fashion, heads the cast for Friday night’s (March 17) Open Pace at Cal Expo.

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Heston Blue Chip breeding offered by MSOA

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

Washington, PA — The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce that Winbak Farm has donated a breeding to Heston Blue Chip..

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Angel Nation becomes Miami Valley’s fastest trotter of 2023

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Miami Valley Raceway

Lebanon, OH — Angel Nation sped to the quickest trotting mile of the year at Miami Valley on Monday (Feb. 15), winning the $30,000 Open Trot in 1:52.4.

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2023 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule released

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | Ontario Sire Stakes

Milton, ON — Ontario harness racing fans will ring in the summer stakes season with a double dose of Ontario Sires Stakes and Prospect Series action on the Victoria Day weekend.

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Delaware Standardbred Owners Association to conduct eighth annual stallion service auction

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 | Delaware Standardbred Owners Association

Dover, DE — The Delaware Standardbred Owners Association will conduct its eighth annual stallion service auction with the proceeds going to PACE...

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2022 O'Brien Awards

  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

Standardbred Canada announced the winners of the 2022 O’Brien Awards.

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Take Two For Twin B Archie

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

Twin B Archie’s 2021 O’Brien Award nomination may have come as a surprise to trainer and co-owner Scott McEneny, but the trotter’s follow-up season warrants serious consideration for divisional honours.

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A Season Worth Smiling About

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | Standardbred Canada

Cheesy Smile certainly gave her connections something to smile about, ending her debut season as one of the top two-year-old pacing fillies in the country.

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Beads winner of the Prix de Luxembourg

  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 | Karsten Bønsdorf

Paris, France — Beads (sired by Archangel) was an easy winner of the main event, the Prix de Luxembourg.

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Delaware offers diverse breeding opportunities in 2023

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund

Dover, DE — Delaware will be home to 41 stallions — 22 pacers and 19 trotters — for the 2023 breeding season, including some notable new arrivals.

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Winbak Farm Joins London Classic Yearling Sale

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is excited to announce that it will be joining the London Classic Yearling Sale in 2023.

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Living Horse Hall of Fame inductees announced

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 | Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY – The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces the results of recent balloting to determine the 2023 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

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Winbak Farm welcomes first 2023 foals

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Chesapeake City, MD — Winbak Farm of Maryland and Winbak Farm of Canada have welcomed their first foals of 2023.

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Winbak Farm Seeks Veterinarian

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | Winbak Farm

Winbak Farm of Maryland, one of North American’s leading Standardbred Horse breeding farms, seeks a second staff veterinarian to work in Chesapeake City, Maryland.

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Burke Training Center 2023 training roster

  • Monday, January 9, 2023 | Kendra Casselman

Astor, FL — Here is the 2023 training roster for the Burke Training Center in Astor, Fla. First crop sires with horses training in Astor include Bettor's Wish, Captain Crunch, Courtly Choice, Dancin Yankee, Greenshoe, Six Pack, and Volstead.

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Winbak Farm's 2023 Stallion Lineup

  • Monday, January 9, 2023 | Elizabeth Cheesman

Winbak Farm is excited to present the 2023 Stallion Roster. The farm is standing stallions in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ontario and Pennsylvania in the upcoming breeding season.

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Jack Froschauer had happy holiday season

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | USTA

Columbus, OH – The Dayton Daily News featured Ohio owner Jack Froschauer, who not only had success with his horse, Lou’s Delight, on the track at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway, but a song that he recorded on a Christmas album more than a decade ago that became a surprising hit during this holiday season.

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