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Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce the harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (Dec. 12th) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by the nominees for the 2018 Sam McKee Race Call of the Year, featuring Jim Beviglia, the announcer at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono; Gabe Prewitt, the announcer at Pompano Park and The Red Mile; Vance Cameron, the announcer at Charlottetown, and Ayers Ratliff, the announcer at Northfield Park. Each announcer will join the program to talk about their illustrious career and talk about what goes into the perfect race call. 2018 Sam McKee Race Call of the Year Nominees Vance Cameron - 2018 Gold Cup and Saucer Jim Beviglia - 2018 Breeders Crown - McWicked Ken Terpenning - Race 1 Night of Champions Running Aces Jim Beviglia - 2018 Breeders Crown - Shartin N Gabe Prewitt - 2018 Allerage Open Trot Ayers Ratliff - 2018 Battle of Lake Erie Voting for the 2018 Mike and Mike awards will be extended due to the USHWA awards being Thursday, December 20. Voting will conclude on December 26 with the awards show being December 27. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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         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 BetAmerica, is excited to announce the harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (Dec. 6th) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by the nominees for the 2018 USTA Innovator of the year Award, which include Ken Terpenning; Ashley Tetrick; Rod Allums Jr.; Ryan Clements; Tim Harless; Rick Moore; and last years award winner Chris Gooden. Terpenning, who was nominated in multiple award categories, promotes the sport in a number of manners, including on Social Media. He is also an aspiring announcer, who called the first race on Minnesota Championship night at Running Aces.  Tetrick, who is the wife of storied driver Tim Tetrick, has stamped herself as a prominent member of the harness racing industry.  Ashley works tirelessly to help with standardbred aftercare and ensures she does what she can to help positively improve the sport of harness racing. Allums, who co-hosts North American Harness Update, positively promotes the sport by helping new gamblers and handicappers by showing them different wagering angles.  Allums helped to spearhead NAHU Picks, a service that provides nightly selections to some of North America’s top racetracks. Clements, who has received numerous nominations throughout the process for his creation of the Off And Pacing Mobile App and Catch Driver, Since their inception, continue to expand the development of their game.  It has helped create new fans in the sport of harness racing in a lot of different countries.   Harless, who has been speed Super at Darke Co Fair for many years, was the originator of the Ohio lady Pace. He spends hours getting races and higher purses for the Darke Co Fair, and his doings made it possible for it to be the Blue-Ribbon Fair for 2018.  Moore, who is the Director of Racetrack Operations at Harrah's Hooiser, presented the 2017 Breeders Crown and in their nomination was applauded for their HD race feed.  Hoosier Park is very friendly when it comes to track marketing and promotions with plenty to do for on-track patrons. Gooden, who won the USTA Innovator Award last year, prides himself on taking different shots from many angles to ensure the best photo.  His funny shots of Aaron Merriman are consistently a hit throughout social media. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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.   Post Time with Mike and Mike  

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike is excited to announce the harness racing nominees for the 2018 Post Time with Mike and Mike awards. Mike and Mike would like to thank the fans of harness racing who took time out to nominate their favorite person or horse for each award. We were flooded with nominations for each category and used a panel of five to help narrow the nominees to six in each category. Voting begins on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12:00 and will end on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12:00. Voting can be done via the duo's webpage, www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PostTimeAwards. Bios for each of the nominees can be found on the website. Michael Carter

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (November 28) at 10:30 a.m. The show will be highlighted by the Post Time with Mike and Mike awards nominations being announced. Also joining the program will be Aaron Merriman, who just scored his 1,000th win of the season; Pete Medhurst, the track announcer at Rosecroft Raceway; and Andrew Harris, trainer of Jimmy Freight. Voting begins for the 2018 Post Time with Mike and Mike awards on Thursday, beginning at 12:00. A separate release will be sent on Thursday with all of the details on how to vote, who is nominated, and the biographies for each nominee. Merriman, who scored his 1,000th win in 2018 on Saturday joins the program to talk about his career accomplishment. Merriman became the first driver in history to accomplish the feat twice, he will discuss how it felt to reach that milestone and what he may be looking forward to next in his career. Medhurst, the announcer at Rosecroft Raceway, will join to discuss the 2018 Potomac Pace which has drawn a pretty impressive field. The race, which is the track's signature event, has historically drawn some of harness racing's best Open pacers. Medhurst will also get his first opportunity to announce a race with the great Foiled Again participating. He will talk about what that feeling means to him and if his style will change at all for the race. Harris, the trainer of Jimmy Freight, will discuss the champion three-year-old's season thus far and how he has been training heading into Thursday night's Hap Hansen Progress Pace at Dover Downs. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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 announcing there will be no live broadcast on Thursday (Nov. 22) due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Mike and Mike will air a replay of the 2017 Post Time awards show as the duo leads up to their 2018 program. The program be available on their website beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program returns on Thursday (Nov. 29) at 10:30 a.m. with the announcement of nominations for the 2018 Post Time with Mike and Mike Awards. Mike and Mike would like to remind their listeners that nominations for awards are still open and being accepted until Wednesday, November 22 on their website, www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com. Advertising opportunities are still available for the program as well. Mike and Mike would like to wish all of its listeners a very Happy Thanksgiving. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live each week via their website at www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. From the Mike & Mike Post Time Show

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (November 14) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by trainer, Noel Daley; handicapper, Chuck Grubbs; and FSBOA President, Joe Pennacchio Daley joins the program this week to discuss his career in America and what he is looking forward to as he heads back to Australia to continue his career later this month. Daley will talk about what went into the decision of moving back and what fans can expect from his new stable. Grubbs, who won the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, will join this week to discuss some of his handicapping tips and how he applies those to harness racing. Grubbs is a prominent horse gambler in the sport and will provide some insight into what angles he uses to help handicap the races. Pennacchio, joins the program to talk about the state of horse racing in Florida and to talk some about his amateur driving career. Post Time with Mike and Mike award nominations are still being accepted until November 21! For more information visit http://www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com/post-time-with-mike-and-mike-awards.html Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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  

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (November 8th) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by prominent horse owner Myron Bell; trainer and owner Julie Miller; and 2019 hall of fame entrant Linda Toscano. Bell, owner and operator of Riverview Racing LLC, will talk about Harrisburg yearling sale purchases Honorat Hanover ($400K) and In Reality Hanover ($350K). Trainer Linda Toscano will also chime in on the ongoing Harrisburg Sale. Part of the 2019 Hall of Fame class, Toscano will be the trainer of day two sales topper Rodeo Blue Chip, who was purchased for $250,000 by Ken Jacobs. Trainer Julie Miller will also offer her views on her Harrisburg purchases. Along with Brixton Medical, Marvin Katz, and Bud Hatfield; Miller spent $250,000 on a Muscle Hill sired trotting filly Hilly Holbrook. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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 with Mike and Mike      

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica is excited to announce that the nominations for the 2018 Post Time with Mike and Mike awards are now open. Listeners can access the nomination form on the Post Time Awards mini-site at http://www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com/post-time-with-mike-and-mike-awards.html. Nominations will be taken for the following categories: USTA Innovator of the Year, Ted Barcus Race Fan of the Year, Larry Rheinheimer Small Stable of the Year, Sam McKee Race Call of the Year, Horsewomen of the Year, Foiled Again Iron Horse of the Year (Foiled Again not eligible), and Upset of the Year. Anyone can be nominated for any of the categories with the exception of the Iron Horse of the Year award. For that award we are looking for horses who are either 13 or 14 years of age and have at least 175 starts during their racing careers. A short biography is required with each nomination and only one nomination for each category per person. Nominations will be open until Noon on Wednesday (Nov. 21). Voting for the awards will begin at Noon on Thursday (Nov. 29) and run until noon on Wednesday (Dec. 19). The 2018 Post Time with Mike and Mike Awards will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Advertising opportunities are available for the awards show by contacting Post Time via mike@posttimewithmikeandmike.com. Listeners can hear the program each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. via the website,www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. by Michael Carter, for Post Time      

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (October 31) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Matt Kakaley, who scored his first career Breeders Crown victory; Tim Tetrick, regular driver of Shartin N; Ryan Clements, from Catch Driver; and Derrick Giwner, from the Daily Racing Form. Kakaley, who scored his first ever Breeders Crown win, joins to talk about the emotions of winning his first Crown. Kakaley who had two victories on Saturday night (Percy Bluechip & Dorsoduro Hanover) discusses both trips and what the wins meant to him follow a near career-ending injury earlier in 2018. Tetrick, regular driver of Shartin N, will join to talk about the storied mare pacer who dominated her Breeders Crown Final. Shartin N scored her 18th win in 23 starts since coming to the United States and is trained by Jim King Jr. Clements, who created Catch Driver, joins to talk about his experience at EGLX, the largest gaming expo in Canada. He will discuss his experience and some of the new ideas he learned from the expo. Giwner, from Daily Racing Form, will appear to talk about some of the highlights from the great weekend of racing and help interact some fan questions following an eventful Breeders Crown. Also, Mike and Mike have a big announcement on Thursday regarding the 2018 Post Time with Mike and Mike Awards. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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 with Mike and Mike

In this edition of Horse Highlight, Post Time with Mike and Mike teams up with New Vocations to feature a handsome Yankee Cruiser gelding, Hare Craft, who was donated by Mark Jakubik in June of 2018. With 203 starts behind the starting car, Hare Craft is a well-known pacer who made his way from the East Coast, over to the Mid West, up into Canada. With a bankroll of over $530,000, Hare Craft knew his way to the winner's circle making 42 trips there. At the age of three, Hare Craft established his lifetime make at Woodbine Mohawk Park, pacing the mile 1:49.3. We got a chance to talk to the previous owner of Hare Craft, Mark Jakubik who claimed him in 2015, while he was racing at Pocono Downs for $25,000. Mark had many memories while he had Hare Craft. "Hare Craft was consistent in the Open Pace at Northfield Park in 2016, one race that I remember specifically is when he won by seven open lengths in the Open Pace pacing the mile in 1:50.3," Jakubik stated. In 2016, Hare Craft was invited and competed in the Myron Charna Presidents Race, a race full of the best Ohio Sired pacers. He was a game second to Dancin Yankee. In March of 2017, Hare Craft broke his coffin bone. "I provided him with as much time as he needed for his recovery to heal. He returned back to the races in October but just wasn't at the same level of racing or interest to race, so I decided to retire him in June of 2018," explained Jakubik. Jakubik talked about the many characteristics the gelding has, "He is a very smart horse with a big heart. He always did his best and gave us his best efforts on the race track." shared Jakubik. "The little devil, that is what I nicknamed him, loved carrots and apples. He would nudge you while walking past him for a treat. Hare Craft deserves a great family and home." "Hare Craft is a pretty well-known racehorse and a favorite to many. This pacer had a career and was bred by a family friend of ours, Share Admas of Georgetown, KY. So it is great to help transition a horse to a new career. He has been the ultimate professional, learning quickly to what it means to have a saddle and rider on his back. With more time and training, we think he will be able to canter as well! Hare Craft will certainly excel as a riding horse just as he has done as a racehorse." shared Winnie Nemeth, Standardbred Program director. Hare Craft is now up for adoption, for more information visit the New Vocations website. Be sure to visit www.newvocations.org and check out all of the amazing athletes we have for adoption, remember, make your next horse an ex-racehorse! By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Post Time with Mike and Mike sponsored by BetAmerica is excited to announce their broadcast schedule for the 2018 Breeders Crown. The 2018 Breeders Crown finals are hosted this year by The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Joining the Post Time broadcast crew throughout the weekend will be Jessica Otten and Garnet Barnsdale both with analysis, interviews, and much more. The Post Time broadcast on Saturday night will begin at 8 p.m., and run for three hours. The duo and their broadcast team will provide analysis and insight into the Breeders Crown race with pre and post-race analysis. Otten will present winners' circle reaction following each Breeders Crown event. Mike and Mike would like to remind their listeners that there will be a Thursday morning show featuring Hambletonian COO, Moira Fanning; The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono's Announcer, Jim Beviglia; and Race Secretary, Rick Kane. From a gamblers perspective, there will be several wagers that will feature healthy guaranteed pools. Gamblers will also be playing into reduced takeout pools which will each feature a low 15%. The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will have a special first post of 5:30 PM. The 12 championship Breeders Crown finals including eliminations, worth $6.2 million in purses, have Horse of the Year implications. In many of the divisions it is all going to come down to the Breeders Crown as many of the divisions are still in the air! Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard via a wide array of sources including their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com and the archive is available at www.betamerica.com/barn. By Michael Carter, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Everyone in the harness racing industry is somewhat used to the highs and lows that Standardbred racing can bring.   Winbak Farm's Yearling Manager James Ladwig got to experience it first hand on a late summer afternoon in Delaware, Ohio.   As the gates swung open in the second elimination of the Little Brown Jug, Winbak bred and 2018 Meadowlands Pace winner Courtly Choice made an uncharacteristic break at the start.   After a few tense seconds, the horse recovered, and was able to finish 3rd (placed 2nd) to make the final, which he went on to win.   "It was great," said Ladwig. "As you get older you realize those moments don't happen every day and you appreciate them more than you did when you were younger."   Ladwig grew up in Mystic, Connecticut, where he got his start working with quarter horses. He later worked for Billy Buckley, training mostly pleasure and halter horses. He also rode quarter horses, and was the CJQHA reining champion in 1983 and 1984.   After graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management, Ladwig went out west and worked on guest ranches and for elk outfitters in Alaska, Colorado, California, and Wyoming. He also spent ten years in Lake Tahoe as a lift operator, snow maker, and ski patroller, while working with horses in the summer.   Ladwig and his family decided to move back east after the birth of their son (Quinn) to be near family. "I was selling roofs at the time and Joe Thomson (Winbak Owner) called," said Ladwig. "He was my parent's best friend's brother. He offered for me to come down and check out Winbak and it was amazing." Ladwig accepted the job.   That's when the 52-year-old got started in the industry. "It was April of 1999," Ladwig reflected. "I started working with the yearlings in the morning, and doing breeding runs to New York and working in the office learning about the breeding and business end of it. It was very intense the first few months."   As a Yearling Manager at one of the sport's top breeding farms, Ladwig's duties are numerous. "My crew (8 in the spring and up to 40 for yearling prep) are equine EMTs and day care providers," Ladwig explained. "We keep them up to date on vaccinations, trim their feet, and keep them well fed and safe. My job is also to make sure my crew has all the necessary tools and information to get the job done. I also, along with Dr. Deugwillo, do weanling confirmation evaluations, yearling confirmation evaluations, yearling sale placement, and assist with breeding picks."   Ladwig brings the yearlings to prep between six to seven weeks before a sale. They bring them into the barns to shoe them, and then hand walk them for a day or two. Then they start them on the equi-ciser slow and easy before building them up to about 25 minutes at a good clip with a cool down at the end. Then they are hosed off and cooled down.   "They get rubbed on every day, taught to stand, load in a trailer, get a bath and stand in cross ties." Ladwig says it's all about getting them ready to be a race horse. "We ready them for the real world," Ladwig said. Winbak Farm will prep about 280 yearlings this year.   As with all yearling managers at breeding farms, Ladwig wants his customers to be happy. "The advice I would give to someone going to the sale and bidding for the first time would be to bring someone who knows what they're doing," Ladwig suggested. "Do your homework. Know what you want to look at, have a price range and stick to it." Ladwig also suggests to new participants to bring your trainer, as they will be the one working with the horse the most, and they know what they are looking at.   According to the USTA, Winbak Farm is currently second in North America in wins (1,846) and earnings ($18,807,213).   By Mike Bozich, for Post Time

Elkton, MD --- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, continues their live remote season on Saturday (Oct 13) with coverage of the 2018 $1,000,000 Yonkers International Trot from Yonkers Raceway.   The International Trot field is full of talent including Triple Crown winner, Marion Marauder; 2018 Elitloppet winner, Ringostarr Treb; and 2015 Prix d' Amerique champion Up And Quick.   Mike and Mike will have extensive coverage of The Yonkers International Trot beginning at 2:30 p.m. via their website that will run for three hours. Joining the duo will be co-host Jessica Otten who will provide analysis, with pre- and post-race analysis.   Also being offered is a Pick 4 being offered in conjunction with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) that encompasses two races at Belmont Park and two races at Yonkers Raceway. The races include the $1,000,000 Yonkers International Trot, the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational, the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes, and the $100,000 Floral Stakes.   The first 4,000 patrons on track that head to the Empire Club will receive a free Yonkers International Trot Hat. Also available on track will be a speciality craft beer garden featuring 16 different craft beers.   Also available to patrons wagering online through empirecitybets.com will be a 15% rebate (except place and show) for all wagers made on the Saturday program.   Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live at www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN.   by Michael Bozich, for the Mike & Mike Post Time Show

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (October 11) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Jerry Riordan, the trainer of Ringostarr Treb; Alex Dadoyan, Executive Director of the SOA of New York; and Gabe Prewitt, the announcer at the Red Mile. Riordan, the trainer of Ringostarr Treb, joins the show for the first time this week to discuss his start trotters chances in the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. Ringstarr Treb is having a big year, including a victory in the 2018 Elitlopp that is held annually in Sweden. He was cleared to race in the United States following a qualifier win on October 3rd where he was timed in 2:00.1 in a 2,200 meter qualifier (1-3/16 miles). Dadoyan, the Executive Director of the SOA of New York, will talk about the race itself and what fans can look forward too while they are on track Saturday. He will also discuss the two invitational races that Yonkers has added to the illustrious program. Prewitt, the announcer at The Red Mile, talks about the end of the Grand Circuit meet which was highlighted by Homicide Hunter's 1:48.4 mile on Saturday afternoon. Prewitt will discuss the meet and his thoughts on all the happenings from the historic track and also talk about the upcoming meet at Pompano Park. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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 with Mike and Mike

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (October 3) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by owner/trainer, Nancy Johansson; Joe Faraldo, from the SOA of NY; and Kurt Becker, from the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Owner/Trainer Johansson, joins the program this week to talk about the recent purchases from the Lexington Selected Sale. She will talk about what went into the decision to purchase the horses, and some of the things that she looks for when at the yearling sales. Faraldo, from the SOA of NY, will discuss the upcoming 2018 International Trot. Faraldo will discuss what goes into selecting and getting the horses to the United States for the big race. Post Time will be live from Yonkers Raceway next Saturday to cover the $1 million dollar race.   Becker, an announcer at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, discusses what goes into being the announcer at such a big event. He will talk about what kind of research goes into the position and what he looks forward to each year. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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 with Mike and Mike  

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (September 26) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Mike Saftic, who just surpassed the C$100 million mark in career earnings; Jessica Dowse, the caretaker of Courtly Choice; Steve Searle, the trainer of Spirit O'Mar; and Jeff Gesek and Caroline Vazquez with Pacing for the Cure. Saftic, who surpassed the C$100 million mark in career earnings, joins the program to discuss his career and how he got into the sport of harness racing. Saftic will talk about some of his experiences in the sport and what he is looking forward to going forward. Dowse, the caretaker of Courtly Choice, joins to talk about the star colt who recently won the Little Brown Jug. She will talk about the colts mannerisms and how he is in the barn. Searle, a long-time Illinois horsemen, won the Pleasac Championship in Illinois on Super Night with Sprit O' Mar. Searle will discuss his colt and what is next for him. Gesek and Vazquez join the program this week to highlight activities going on with Pacing for the Cure. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by 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 with Mike and Mike

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