2023 Winbak News

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

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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