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Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce its 2019 live remote schedule. Since its inception, Post Time with Mike and Mike has had many successful live remotes all over North America. Through the first couple of years, Mike and Mike have helped to cover events like the Camluck Classic, Pepsi North America Cup, Hambletonian, Dan Patch Stakes, and the Breeders Crown. The duo’s 2019 schedule is as follows: Saturday, May 31: Camluck Classic Western Fair Raceway, London, ON Saturday, June 15: Pepsi North America Cup, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON Saturday, July 13: Meadowlands Pace, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Saturday, August 3: Hambletonian, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Friday, August 9: Dan Patch Stakes, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Anderson, IN Saturday, August 31: Canadian Pacing Derby, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON Friday, September 20: Caesars Trotting Classic, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Anderson, IN Friday, October 25: Breeders Crown, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON Saturday, October 26: Breeders Crown, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON   The Camluck Classic has kicked off the Mike & Mike schedule over the past three years and continues to be one of the most listened to remotes all year. The storied history behind the Camluck Classic is unprecedented and has featured many great winners including State Treasurer, who won the event three times. In 2018, Rockin Ron came close to being the tracks first sub-1:50 mile with a track record-setting 1:50.1 effort.  “We are pleased to partner with Post Time for our signature event again this season.  The additional distribution and exposure south of the border gives us a big boost,” said Western Fair’s Greg Blanchard. “This will be the second edition of the Camluck Classic (formerly the Molson Pace) and with the switch back to our traditional Friday night time slot we are looking forward to another exciting race and fun-filled night overall.” In 2018, Mike and Mike expanded their Canadian coverage to include the Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park. That tradition will continue this year when the pair returns to the famed facility to cover both The Pepsi North America Cup and Canadian Pacing Derby.  Both nights have a lot of history behind them and have produced some of racing’s greatest moments throughout the years. “We’re very happy to welcome back Post Time with Mike & Mike to Woodbine Mohawk Park in 2019,” said Mark McKelvie.  “Michael Carter and Michael Bozich have created a great brand and are a must-listen show, it only makes sense to have their on-site coverage of our marquee events.” Mike and Mike will return to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the fourth straight year to help cover some of the sport’s top races. The premier events at the Meadowlands are the Meadowlands Pace and the Hambletonian. This will be the third year that the pair will be covering the historic events which have featured some of the best 3-year-old pacing and trotting races of all time. “We are excited once again to work with Mike and Mike to promote our two biggest events the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace.  Mike and Mike do an excellent job and we consider this program a plus for our sport,” said Jason Settlemoir of the Meadowlands. Another focus in 2019 will be a return to Harrah’s Hoosier Park where the duo will return for the fourth straight year. In 2018, the pair helped cover the beginning of Lazarus’ career when he scored a victory in the Dan Patch Stakes.  The duo returned in September to witness his second win at Hoosier Park in the Hoosier Pacing Derby.  The duo will cover both the Dan Patch and Pacing Derby, just a couple of Hoosier Park’s many stakes throughout the year. “At Harrah’s Hoosier Park we do everything in our power to make our big nights such as the Dan Patch Stakes, and Caesars Trotting Classic even bigger.  An integral part of that means making sure that Post Time with Mike and Mike is live and reporting from on-track.  As I have said in the past it’s not a big night if Mike & Mike are not there,” said Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The crew joining Mike & Mike will look slightly different in 2019 as Nicholas “Ace” Barnsdale the son of esteemed handicapper Garnet Barnsdale begins work with the show.  The father Barnsdale, Taylor Johnston, and Rich Mattei will also continue to attribute their talents to the program. Jessica Otten who joined Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will provide her expertise during a couple of remotes throughout the season. (Garnet) Barnsdale will help to co-host the Camluck Classic, Pepsi North America Cup, Canadian Pacing Derby, the Hambletonian, and the Breeders Crown. The younger Barnsdale will begin his time with Mike and Mike at the Camluck Classic in London.  Barnsdale is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism program at the Humber College School of Journalism.  “Ace” has always had a keen interest in harness racing and is part-owner in 2-year-old trotting filly Knockdown Dragout who is set to debut this summer. Johnston joined the duo in 2017, helping to co-host the Dan Patch Stakes and filled roles during the Breeders Crown, assisting with paddock interviews. This year, she will join the duo at Harrah’s Hoosier Park for coverage of the Dan Patch Stakes and Caesars Trotting Classic working in the winners’ circle and providing her analysis of the races. Rich “The Natural” Mattei will also be handling some of the handicapping duties for the live events, providing in-depth analysis of the races. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica will feature each of their live remotes on their website at www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or listeners can catch the archive atwww.betamerica.com/BARN.   Michael Carter Social Media and Publicity Coordinator

Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (April 3) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Mark Midland, with Derby Wars; Renee Mancino, fromo the OHHA; and Pete Venaglia, from Yonkers Raceway. Midland, from Derby Wars, joins the program to talk about the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship being hosted at The Meadowlands on April 13. Midland will discuss the final qualifier coming up this weekend on Derbywars.com and how patrons who didn't qualify can enter on track next Saturday. Mancino, from the OHHA, will join to talk about the Ohio Fantasy Racing League. Mancino will discuss the program and talk about how contestants can sign up for the league. Entries are due April 19. Venaglia, from Yonkers Raceway, will discuss the weekend Grand Circuit races at the half-mile oval. He will highlight some of the horses that have jumped out at him so far and how players may be able to find some value in each division. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN.   Michael Carter Social Media and Publicity Coordinator      

Larry and Jackie Drysdale, the husband and wife team that managed Winbak Farm of Canada for many years, celebrated their retirement last August. The saying however, "once harness racing gets into your blood, you're in it for life," has been proven to be more than just a catchphrase. It's no different with this husband/wife team. Soon after their retirement, the Drysdale's headed on an eight week Australian trip, they toured the top breeding farms the country had to offer. "It was really an experience," Larry Drysdale said. "Both countries are so great." After returning from down under, the duo headed to Florida to visit Jackie's mother, but also managed to visit some training centers to converse with owners and trainers. "It never gets out of your blood," Larry admitted. Larry's harness racing story began at, coincidentally, a major breeding farm. "I started with Armstrong Brothers here in Canada as a kid working with the yearlings," said the native of Acton, Ontario. "Then I moved to California to work for Joe O'Brien, where I spent four years." Drysdale returned to Canada in 1974 to work with Jack Kopas. After that, Drysdale returned to Armstrong Brothers to assist with their breeding operations, where he was to spend the next 25 years until Winbak Farm took over the operation. Drysdale met Winbak owner Joe Thomson at the Harrisburg sale, and shortly afterward was flown down to Maryland for an interview with Joe and his wife JoAnn. They hired Larry, along with his wife Jackie, to run Winbak Farm of Canada in 2005. Jackie was hired as an office manager, while Larry headed the breeding operation. The duo spent 13 years fronting the operation before their retirement in 2018. Jackie Drysdale, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, got her start in Kentucky looking after Thoroughbreds. "I started working with them at Keeneland, before my trainer relocated to Florida," Jackie said. "I didn't want to go." Shortly afterwards, Jackie got a job with Clear Creek Farm, where she took Standardbred yearlings to the sales. This is when she met Joe O'Brien. "I asked Joe if he needed any help in California and he said yes, and that's where I met Larry." The rest, as they say, is history. Eventually, Jackie moved with Larry to Canada, where they ended up at Winbak Farm. "I worked with the yearlings in the morning before I tended to my office work," Jackie said. As far as her duties at the office, Jackie processed breeding orders, took them to the lab, extend the semen, and shipped the orders out. "I was a Jackie of all trades," she quipped. Shortly after their retirement, the Drysdale's received an award from the Standardbred Ontario Breeders named after Chris Van Bussell, who was a driving force behind Seelster Farms and a Hall of Famer. "Chris was such a kind man with the highest of integrity. It was an honor to win an award named after him," Jackie said. Larry echoed those words. "That was very emotional, especially with my wife," Larry said. "We personally knew Chris (Van Bussel) and he was a good friend of ours. It really meant a lot." As far as what's ahead for Larry and Jackie, it will be a little of everything. "We plan on doing more traveling and spending time with our grandchildren," Jackie said. You can safely wager, despite retirement, that harness racing will remain a part of their lives forever. "Of course, I was at Winbak Farm this morning," joked Larry. by Mike Bozich  

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (March 28) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Matt Krueger, Austin Siegelman, Derick Giwner, and Janine Gesek. Krueger is recovering from injuries sustained last week at Pompano Park, he will join the program this week to talk about his accident and how he is recovering from those injuries. The pair will also find out about his career in the sport of harness racing. Siegelman will join to talk about his career and what he is looking forward to doing next in the sport of harness racing. Siegelman had a stellar week and he looks to continue to add on to his winning ways. Giwner joins Mike and Mike to talk about the 2019 George Morton Levy Series taking place at Yonkers Raceway. The trio will discuss the various angles bettors can approach throughout each leg this weekend. The monthly Pacing for the Cure segment continues this month as Janine Gesek joins the program. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN.   Michael Carter Social Media and Publicity Coordinator U.S. Trotting Association       

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (March 21) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Emily Gaskin, the Racing Marketing Manager at Harrah's Hoosier Park; Rich Mattei, the assistant race secretary at Freehold; and Pete Vernaglia, from Yonkers Raceway. Gaskin, from Harrah's Hoosier Park, joins this week to talk about the upcoming season at the Indiana facility. She will highlight some of the great promotions they have this season, and what harness racing fans can expect. Mike and Mike will also discuss their major stakes races taking place later in the season. Mattei, the assistant race secretary at Freehold Raceway, will discuss the recent purse appropriation that was received and how it will affect the racing at the half-mile oval. Mattei will highlight some of his career and how he got into the sport of harness racing. The George Morton Levy and Blue Chip Matchmaker Series kicked off last Saturday and Pete Vernaglia will join to discuss this week's legs and who he thinks some of the sleepers may be in the series. Mike and Mike will also highlight the 2019 Bracket Buster challenge with Vernaglia and who bettors can consider at a little bit of a price. Emily Gaskin, the Racing Marketing Manager at Harrah's Hoosier Park Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN.   Michael Carter Social Media and Publicity Coordinator U.S. Trotting Association

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (March 14) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by new USTA director, Casey Leonard; Jenn Starr, Rick Kane, and Jim Beviglia, from the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono; and Yonkers handicapper/DRF contributor Matt Rose. Leonard who recently joined the USTA Board of Directors will join the program to talk about his experience at his first annual meeting. Leonard, from Illinois, has had an impressive career thus far and the duo will find out how he got into the sport. Starr, Kane, and Beviglia will join the program to discuss the opening of the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono who played host to the 2018 Breeders Crown. The trio will discuss what is coming up in their upcoming meet and also talk about what promotions they will have for racing fans. Regular Yonkers handicapper and DRF contributor, Matt Rose will dive into the weekend stakes action at the New York City half-mile oval. The trio will highlight each of the legs in the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Series. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. Michael Carter

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is proud to announce that they will partner again with the Standardbred Owners Association of New York to present a George Morton Levy "Bracket Buster March Madness" harness racing tournament. The bracket buster challenge is completely free to enter and has a top prize of $250 to the winner. The contest is limited to the first 64 players who enter at www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com. Each contestant will pick two horses (one top selection/one alternate) in each leg of the Levy Series beginning next Saturday (March 16) and will earn points based off where the horse finishes. Entrants will get three points for first, two points for second, and one point if their horse finishes third. Selections for the contest must be in by Thursday evening at 9:30 p.m. (EDT). Entrants will be in a randomly seeded 64 man single-elimination tournament and the opponent will be determined by random draw. If you defeat your opponent, you move on. If you lose, you will be eliminated. Tiebreakers will be determined by the amount of points their alternate selections score. Entries close on Wednesday, March 13 at 12 noon. For more information and complete rules visit www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com. Michael Carter

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (March 7) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Jason Turner, the Digital Brand Strategist at the USTA; Brett Miller, who recently moved to Ohio; Shannon "Sugar" Doyle, track announcer at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Jo Ann Looney-King. Turner, the Digital Brand Strategist at the USTA, makes his Post Time with Mike and Mike debut where the pair will discuss with him his experiences in the business. The duo will talk with Turner about his career at the USTA, how he got into the business, and how he incorporates that work into Social Media and Youth Beats. Miller, who recently moved to Ohio, will talk about his recent success in the sulky and what it has been like for him since getting back to Ohio where his driving career began. Miller who comes off of back-to-back $5 million season has kicked off 2019 with a bang with 89 victories and a UDRS of .308. Doyle, the voice of The Raceway at Western Fair District, joins to discuss the happenings at the Canadian facility and the events leading up to the 2019 Camluck Classic. Doyle will also talk about some of the handicapping angles he notices at the track and how that can play into bettors hands. Looney-King, the trainer of Shartin N, will talk about her return to the races and how she is training in the off season. Shartin N was named Open Mare Pacer of the Year at the Dan Patch Awards in Orlando on the 24th of February. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. Michael Carter

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Feb. 28) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Gordon Waterstone & Shawn Wiles, from the United States Harness Writers Association; Casie Coleman, trainer of Horse of the Year McWicked; and Scott Warren, the Race Secreatry at The Meadowlands. Waterstone and Wiles, will join the program this week to give a recap of the 2018 Dan Patch Awards that were held recently in Florida. The pair will discuss with the duo about the amount of preparation and work that goes into putting an event like this on. Coleman, trainer of Horse of the Year McWicked, will discuss her talented horse and what the racing plans are for 2019. McWicked won HOY honors in a landside over Shartin N and Atlanta after also securing Pacer of the Year. Warren, who joined The Meadowlands staff as the race secretary will discuss his illustrious career and his climbing through the ranks to land "the job of a lifetime." Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN.   Michael Carter Social Media and Publicity Coordinator       U.S. Trotting Association | 6130 S. Sunbury Rd. | Westerville, OH 43081-3909   Phone: 877.800.8782 ext. 3215 | 614.224.2291 ext. 3215 | Cell: 601.543.6213   Fax: 844.229.1338 | 614.224.4575   www.ustrotting.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube      

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Feb. 21) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Cubbie Van Wagoner, who scored his first pari-mutuel driving win Tuesday; The Geseks (Jeff & Janine), from Pacing for the Cure; Dawnelle Mock, Director of Marketing for the MSOA and Eric Cherry, part owner of Heston Blue Chip. Van Wagoner, who scored his first win on Tuesday night, will talk about how he got into the sport of harness racing and discuss how it felt to win his first pari-mutuel race. Van Wagoner won the race on Papiamento, for trainer Brian Downing in 1:54. The Geseks, from Pacing for the Cure, will discuss the happenings for 2019 and how the organization will continue to reach the sport in new and exciting ways. Mock, Director of Marketing for the MSOA, talks about Duc De Guise, Ireland's top trotting that will be racing at The Meadows in the coming weeks. The pair will discuss her career and how she ventured into racing. Cherry, part owner of Heston Blue Chip, joins to talk about some of his upcoming offspring and what racing can expect from them. Mike Carter will join at the beginning of the program to talk about some of the horses in training in South Florida and the upcoming Dan Patch Awards on Sunday. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. by Michael Carter, for Post Time  

After a relatively slow start to his career, and a few 'hard luck' stretches, 5-year-old pacer Geez Joe is starting to find his stride.    He has established himself as a major force in the Preferred ranks at The Meadowlands, and is looking for even bigger things in 2019.   "He's taking a short break right now," said regular driver Marcus Miller. "We're hoping he can take a swing at some of the open stakes this year." His last race was a grinding first over win at The Meadowlands on January 19th.   The gelded son of Roll with Joe - Beach Bretta made his career debut on July 8th, 2016 in a New York Excelsior Event at Saratoga, finishing a disappointing 8th vs. a then budding John Butenschoen superstar Funknwaffles, who went on to win as the heavy favorite. He ended his freshman campaign on a better note, hitting the board in two of his last three.   Armed with a new trainer and a bit more maturity, Geez Joe broke his maiden in his very first start as a sophomore, winning an overnight event at Harrah's Philly in 1:55. After a few more confidence building wins against overnight company, Geez Joe enjoyed his first stakes win of his career - a New York Excelsior triumph on June 18th at Vernon in 1:51.2.   He went on to win the Excelsior Final on October 18th at Vernon - overcoming a troubled start and post position eight to take down the lion's share of the $45,000 purse.   He followed that with a grinding third place finish against top sophomore pacer Filibuster Hanover in the Pegasus at Hoosier Park. He completed his 3-year-old season proving he belonged with the top pacers in his age group, with a third in the Hap Hanson Progress Pace elimination, and a fifth in the final against Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon.   After it was all said and done, Geez Joe completed the seasonal campaign with eight wins out of twenty-three starts, and earnings just under $145,000.   His 4-year-old campaign saw him notch another speed mark (1:48.1), as well as duplicate his eight win season from the year prior.   Driver Marcus Miller describes Geez Joe as big and strong. "He's funny. When you first step on the track, you'd think he's going to be grabby but he's really laid back," Miller said.   Miller feels we have yet to see the best Geez Joe has to offer. "He gave us hints all along," Miller explained. "Some big miles at age three - At four, a couple of wins from impossible spots at Batavia and Pocono. Then obviously, he caught everyone's eye in December at The Meadowlands."   Geez Joe was bred by Winbak Farms in Chesapeake City, MD. Winbak is currently second this season in the standings in both winners (117) and earnings ($1,506,227).   by Mike Bozich, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Feb. 7) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Mike Tanner, CEO of the USTA; Louis Philippe-Roy, regular driver of Jimmy Freight; regular contributor Garnet Barnsdale, and Scott Lecain, groom for Mark Steacy. Tanner, CEO of the USTA, will join to talk about a multitude of items, including the upcoming Board of Directors meeting in March. Tanner will also discuss some of the advocacy efforts going on in Washington, DC and will discuss the happenings of the Standardbred Transition Alliance. Roy, the regular driver of Jimmy Frieght, joins to discuss the champion three-year-olds most recent victory in the O'Brien Awards in Canada. Roy had a big season himself, the pair will also talk about his Super Bowl winning New England Patriots. Regular contributor Garnet Barnsdale will stop by to discuss his reaction from the 2019 O'Brien awards that were held this past weekend. Barnsdale covered many events for Mike & Mike and will highlight some of the night's most distinguished stars. Lecain, a groom for trainer Mark Steacy, discusses how he felt going into the burning First Line Training Center in Canada to help rescue horses that were trapped. Lecain was one of the first people in the barn following the start of the fire, in which 35 out of the 40 horses were rescued. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. by Michael Carter, for the Mike & Mike Show  

Elkton, MD -- In this edition of Horse Highlight, Post Time with Mike and Mike teams up with New Vocations to feature Jimmer. This handsome 10-year-old by Equinox Bi has a way of getting everyone's attention when they walk into the barn. "It must be his unique look that makes people notice him, he leaves an impression on everyone," said Jimmer's former harness racing trainer Jessica Roegner. Jimmer gave it his all everytime he stepped foot on the race track, and when he just wasn't himself anymore, trainer Jessica Roegner decided it was time for Jimmer to retire. Jimmer had 117 starts during his racing career. With 22 trips to the winners' circle and a bankroll of over $172,645. "In 2015, the year we got him, he won multiple open races in New York. He set his lifetime mark of 1:54.1 before he injured his leg," said Roegner. "He was always fun to watch race because he never really got started until the half. He was one that would come charging hard late." "I've never been around a horse that has a more down to earth personality than Jimmer. " Roegner said. He is a people's horse who everyone seems to love. "His previous owner Sally Corlew, has always kept in touch with me on how he is doing. Even the fellow that delivered grain to us in New York still asks about him a year after we moved to Ohio." This well behaved, bay, gelding, is so gentle that both the young and the old are able to take care of him, and when it came to having someone on his back it was like he was an old pro. "While having time off he was at my mom's farm and we had my niece, Anna get on him. He didn't even move a muscle. He acted as if he'd been riding for years. He is always so eager to please." said Roegner. I (Jessica Otten) have taken care of Jimmer a couple of times while he was racing at Northfield Park in Ohio and I fell in love with him the minute I laid my eyes on him. He was so sweet and gentle, he was like a giant puppy. He did this thing when you walked him, he would move his head back and forth almost like he was nodding yes to you. It was so funny. He never did a thing wrong, hands down one of my favorites to take care of. After the race, its like he knew it was time for his treats. "He loves food, he will literally eat anything. I haven't found a treat he won't eat." Roegner said. I've (Otten) always kept up with him when he races and would often ask Jessica, on how he was doing. When she told me he was going to New Vocations I couldn't have been happier for him and this next step in his life. "For a trotter, Jimmer is exceptionally quiet. He was broke to ride in a matter of minutes and by the end of his first ride, Courtney Labarbera, our trainer, was able to stand up on his back with no hands! Jimmer is kind and so willing. In just a short time he is already a favorite in the barn." stated the Standardbred Program Director, Winnie Nemeth. Jimmer is at the Western New York facility and is up for adoption, for more information check out the New Vocations website. Be sure to visit www.newvocations.org and view out all of the amazing athletes they have up for adoption, remember, make your next horse an ex-racehorse! By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Jan. 31) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Wally Hennessey, who scored his 10,000th career win at Pompano last Wednesday, Brady Galliers, an up and coming driver/trainer in Ohio, and Dave Brower, the TV host at The Meadowlands. Hennessey, who scored his 10,000th win last Wednesday, will join for the first time to talk about his illustrious career. Hennessey who drives at Pompano during the winter, and Saratoga during the summer has driven some of harness racing's biggest names and superstars. He will talk about what it meant to finally score that illustrious 10,000th win and where he may go from here. Galliers, a young up and coming trainer in Ohio, joins also for the first time to talk about his career and how he got his start in the business. Galliers, who began his training career in 2013, has done some big things throughout his short career and has over $1 million in training earnings. Galliers will also talk about the newly formed social media platforms that his team has created to help promote his brand. Brower, the TV host at The Meadowlands, will help the pair with their handicapping skills as they go through the differences between handicapping the winter versus the summer meetings in New Jersey. The pair will find out from Brower what the keys for success are for scoring at the big track. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. by Michael Carter, for Post Time  

Ever since she was a child, Winbak Farm Public Relations and Marketing Director Elizabeth Cheesman has been following her passion. A native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Cheesman was exposed to the sport of harness racing by her Mother (Barb Lewis). Lewis did it all from a racing perspective. She has been an owner, trainer, driver and breeder. The young Cheesman was poised to follow in her footsteps. After getting her grooms license at a young age, Cheesman was gifted by her Mother with a horse of her own, a paint named Iza Grand Lady. She went on to show her new horse, along with Iza Jezabel (daughter of Iza Grand Lady) at some local 4H and open shows, where she went on to win awards. She also placed at the Ohio State Fair. In high school however, Cheesman's potential training and driving career took a bad turn, as she suffered a broken back. It did little however to dim the fire she had for the Equine Industry. She started out in pre-vet in college, but decided to switch majors. While in college, she attended the Clyde Hirt Media Workshop and served as the editor for the school newspaper. She graduated from the University of Findlay (Ohio) with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and Equine Business Management. After a summer grooming job, and even a gig at a plastic parts factory, her dream opportunity was about to become available. "I made a post on Facebook about a job search," Cheesman said. "I was going on interviews for jobs that I just was having a hard time getting excited about." Her post was answered by Winbak Farm's Chris Fout. After submitting her resume, she was offered an interview. "Ironically, I got a call that I was laid-off from the factory while on the trip to Maryland," Cheesman said. When she arrived, the farm was love at first sight. "This part of Maryland is very competitive with Kentucky on the amount of farms and beautiful landscapes. It was love at first sight with the farm after Garrett (Winbak Farm General Manager) took my Dad and I on a tour." Cheesman has plenty of duties presently at Winbak Farm. As the Director of Public Relations and Marketing, she is tasked with keeping Winbak in the public spotlight. Her tasks include graphic design, press releases, designing sales materials, and updating the farm's website. Cheesman has also developed quite a social media following for Winbak. "We get several compliments on how many people get involved on our media," Cheesman said. "My goal is to use our social media platform to get current fans involved but to also expose harness racing to as many people as possible." Cheesman believes that the positive promotion of harness racing through social media can help show the good sides of racing. She also provides breeding/stallion picks and suggests ideas for what mares should be bred to whom. One of Cheeseman's recent projects has been trying to find gray broodmares with good pedigrees. She also makes appearances at racetracks for trophy presentations. Cheesman is quick to give credit to what she says is a tremendous team at Winbak. "I have to give recognition to Laura Trzonkowski. I am so lucky to have a proofer who is very meticulous in details." Cheesman works closely with Kimberly Zeller, who is the daughter of Winbak Farm owners Joe and JoAnn Thomson. "She is the usual liaison between Joe and myself since he is very busy with his financial company. She is very creative and helps come up with new design ideas." Harness Racing has supplied Cheesman with many great memories. She helped the farm find Village Madonna, who's first foal was world champion Travel Playlist. Before she came to Winbak Farm, she groomed Stable Creek Barb, who crossed the line first in an Ohio Sire Stakes Final. The filly was named after her Mom, and was the biggest race her Mother won as a trainer. Currently, Cheesman had a front row seat to two straight second place Hambletonian finishes that were Winbak graduates, both trained by Julie Miller (Devious Man 2017, Met's Hall 2018). Another Winbak graduate (Courtly Choice) won the Meadowlands Pace and the Little Brown Jug. The now 4-year-old will return to the races in 2019. Despite Cheesman's current indoor job, she always tries to find time to visit the horses. "There is a broodmare here named Summersgrandlady, and she was born close to when I started at the farm," Cheesman said. The horse is named after Cheesman's riding horse (Iza Grand Lady) who played a big part in Cheesman's formative years in the business. As far as what's down the road for this youthful veteran, she is hoping for more of the same. "I believe my job (at Winbak) is the perfect 'niche' for me and I don't see wanting to leave anytime soon." Eventually, she would like to get more into breeding her own horses. She currently has a broodmare, Stablecreekcruiser, and a 2-year-old, Stable Creek Kay, in partnership with her Mom. She plans to continue her owner partnership with her mother as long as her mom continues to train. by Mike Bozich  

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (Jan. 24) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Sheila Napier, the 2018 USHWA Caretaker of the Year, presented by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park; California Harness Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Robin Burns; USTA Handicapper, Bob Pandolfo; and Peter Kleinhans. Napier, who scored the 2018 USWHA Caretaker of the Year, presented by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, has shown a strong presence in Ohio throughout her career.  Currently working for Chris Beaver, Napier has a passion and excitement that she brings to the sport of harness racing and what a regular day is like for her. Burns, who was inducted into the California Harness Racing Hall of Fame, joins the program for the first time this week to discuss his illustrious career. To his estimate he has called about 80,000 races and is currently the announcer at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, PA. Pandolfo, who writes a weekly handicapping column for the USTA, also makes his Post Time debut to discuss his handicapping habits and how he puts together some of his plays. The pair will also find out how Pandolfo got into the sport of harness racing and where he received his handicapping knowledge. Kleinhans, the first announcer at Hoosier Park, will highlight his career which has been full of different aspects of not only this business, but also the music industry. Kleinhans is the backup announcer at Yonkers and is a musical artist on the side. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN.           Michael Carter   Social Media and Publicity Coordinator       U.S. Trotting Association | 6130 S. Sunbury Rd. | Westerville, OH 43081-3909   Phone: 877.800.8782 ext. 3215 | 614.224.2291 ext. 3215 | Cell: 601.543.6213   Fax: 844.229.1338 | 614.224.4575   www.ustrotting.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube      

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