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Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (May 17) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Jason Settlemoir, COO of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment; Darin Zocalli, from TVG; Matt Kakaley, talks his return; Janine Gesek, from Pacing for the Cure; and Rich Mattei, talks the Preakness stakes. Zocalli and Settlemoir join the program this week to discuss the recent news that sports wagering will now be allowed to happen in the state of New Jersey. The Supreme Court ruling Monday now paves the way for other states to join the movement. Mike and Mike will speak to each guest about how they feel this will affect the sport of racing. Driver Matt Kakaley was injured during an accident at Yonkers Raceway on March 13. Kakaley returns to the sulky on Saturday night at Pocono, he will join to discuss how he is feeling since the accident and what his driving plans are going forward. Gesek, from Pacing for the Cure, joins the program this week to continue highlighting awareness with Multiple Sclerosis. Gesek will be joined by Elaine Vocco and Ross Perry this week to discuss the benefits of the organization. Mattei, a regular contributor to Post Time with Mike and Mike, joins the program to talk the Preakness Stakes taking place at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore. 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, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (May 10) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Greg Gangle, Assistant Director of Racing at The Raceway; Jason Skinner, trainer of Delaware champion Bags to Riches; Jessica Otten, a regular correspondent for Post Time with Mike and Mike; Gina Maybee, from Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association; and Stephanie Jacobs, who is associated with RUS Atlantic.   Gangle, the Assistant Director of Racing at The Raceway Western Fair District, joins the program to highlight the coming up Camluck Classic taking place on Saturday, May 26. The race which has been known previously as the Molson Pace has drawn some attention over the past few year and Gangle will discuss some of the contenders that fans can look to see. Skinner, trainer of champion Bags To Riches, talks with Mike and Mike about his career and him champion Delaware-bred. Bags To Riches had some stakes experience as a three-year-old and was brought back facing tough company in a Graduate prep. Skinner talks about what is next for Bags To Riches and what his schedule looks like. Otten, a correspondent for Post Time with Mike and Mike, joins to talk about her experience at the Equine affair that took place last month. Otten assisted New Vocations and Winnie Morgan Nemeth talking about racehorse aftercare and how visitors could help the cause. Maybee, from Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, continues the Rosecroft discussion this week and some of the promotions they have had over the past few weeks. Maybee will discuss how the I Want To Be A Driver promotion and how it helped attract a new crowd to the track. Jacobs, who is associated with RUS Atlantic, joins the program to discuss promoting Racing Under Saddle at Ocean Downs for National Horse Day. Jobs will talk about how trainers and owners can enter their trotters. 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, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (May 3) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Gordon Waterstone, a hall of fame writer for harnessracing.com; Karen Fagliarone, Director of Racing at Freehold Raceway; Dave Brower, an analyst from Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment; Jim Miller, from Hawthorne Racecourse; and Jerry Connors, from the PHHA.   Waterstone, a media hall of famer, joins the program live from Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky. Waterstone will discuss the experiences he currently is having and talk about how he got involved with the 144th Run for the Roses. Fagliarone, Director of Racing at Freehold Raceway, joins the program to highlight the Dexter Cup which kicks off the road to the Hambletonian. She will talk to the duo about some of the big horses that are entered and how she thinks the races will set up. Brower, an analyst from The Meadowlands, talks Hannelore Hanover's 2018 debut in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial on Saturday. Hannelore Hanover drew post twelve in a loaded field of competitive trotters going for a purse of $182,500. Miller talks opening day which is coming up at Hawthorne Racecourse. The thoroughbred meet just ended and the exciting standardbred meet is up next for a competitive summer. Miller will let us know the happenings at the Illinois racetrack. Connors, from the PHHA, previews the Great Northeast Invitational Series that will take place at Harrah's Philadelphia and the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. 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, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (April 26) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Jonas Czernyson, of Team JC Stables; John Vernags, winner of the 2018 George Morton Levy Bracket Buster Contest; Pete Medhurst, the announcer at Rocsecroft Raceway; and Matt Zuccarello and Charlie Longo, of Winners Circle Ownership Group. Trainer Jonas Czernyson, of Team JC Stables, will join the program this week to talk about his upcoming 2018 campaign and some of the horses that bettors should watch out for. Jonas will also discuss his illustrious career and the duo will find out what is next for the trainer. Team JC Stables also has some breaking news they will share with Post Time listeners for the very first time. Vernags, the winner of the George Morton Levy Bracket Buster, joins to discuss his handicapping tactics and how he won the contest in back to back years. Vernags will go in-depth on how he handicaps each race to find the most value. Medhurst, the announcer at Rosecroft Raceway, will discuss the happenings at the 5/8 mile oval in Maryland. Medhurst will discuss some of the horses that are currently popping out during their spring meet. Matt Zuccarello and Charlie Longo teamed up to start Winners Circle Ownership Group in an effort to get new owners into the sport of harness racing. The pair will join the program to talk about what the future holds for the group and what their plans are for getting new owners interested in harness racing. 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

Currently posted on the New Vocations website for adoption and located at the New York facility, this month's horse highlight features Kashability, who is ready to take on a new career. I had the opportunity to get in contact with the donor of Kashability and I could tell there was a strong bond between Kashability and Patrick Galbraith. This beautiful, dark bay, 13-year-old pacing gelding had been a part of Patrick's family since the day he was conceived. "To choose just one memory in 13 years is very difficult, he is one of those horses that always made sure he was known in the barn like he was a big deal, but when it came to my newborn son, he became a complete gentleman," Patrick said. Kashability earned just over $84,000 in 113 starts. He had 17 wins. He took a mark of 1:52.2 at the age of 5, mainly racing out east, but did do some traveling towards the end of his career. Patrick talked about a few of his fondest memories with his horses, both at a young and older age. "I enjoyed racing him in the Diamond Sparkler series in Batavia. He had always been an okay horse but his two and three-year-old stake career did not quite meet expectations," Patrick explained. "I remember having the driver's championship at Batavia and no matter who was there to drive him, he was ready to race, becoming stronger and stronger with every start, which lead him to win the final. That is when he turned into the horse I expected him to be. After that we took a run at the tracks in Canada, racing at both Woodbine and Mohawk, then eventually competed in the open at Tioga." Patrick's most memorable time with Kashability is when he was able to steer him to one of his last lifetime victories at the Red Mile. "Being able to take a win picture with my family and friends in the Red Mile winners circle that was all prepped up for Grand Circuit racing was amazing," reported Patrick. "Although he was far from his prime, it still felt great to know after two-plus years off, the old horse, who never gave up, could get one of his last wins at such a symbolic track, with me driving." Kashability stands almost 16 hands tall and although he was a pacer in his racing days, he prefers to trot under saddle. He has been on a few trail rides and has loved every minute of it. He has a happy, laid-back attitude, which is perfect for any family. He is a fun horse to be around. He is a very confident horse, so he doesn't mind being turned out alone or with another gelding. New Vocations Standardbred Program Director, Winnie Nemeth states, "Abe was very easy to transition to a riding horse. He is brave on trails as well as in the indoor arena. He is a little on the lazy side but loves doing something daily. Abe has been ridden through the snow and is such a trooper. Nothing bothers him!" "I am thrilled that there are programs like New Vocations that are there to give retired racehorses opportunities after they are done racing. With that being said I am beyond happy to hear that Kashability had been selected for this months spotlight." Patrick also added, "Kashability always gave my family and I everything he could no matter what, both in a and off the track. I was ecstatic when New Vocations was going to take him and give him the chance to start a new chapter in his life. My family and I will always be grateful for that, thank you!" You can donate to New Vocations, through the Post Time with Mike and Mike website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com and click the link towards the bottom of the homepage, or by visiting http://www.newvocations.org/post-time-show-with-mike-mike-supports-new-vocations/.   By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by Bet America, harness racing's number one podcast, is proud to announce their guest line-up for the upcoming show airing Thursday, April 12th. Guests include: Meadowlands Chief Executive Officer Jason Settlemoir, the Assistant General Manager of Harrington Raceway Matt Sparacino, the former President of the Michigan Harness Horseman's Association Brett Boyd, Yonkers Raceway's Pete Venaglia, and the Track Announcer at Rosecroft Raceway Pete Medhurst. The show can be heard live at the duo's website posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on-demand on the Bet America Radio Network (betamerica.com/barn). Michael Bozich

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (April 5) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Jo Ann Looney-King, trainer of Shartin N as she discusses her mare who has been very successful in the Bluechip Matchmaker series; Kim Hankins, Executive Director of the MSOA; Mcgwire Sowers, an up and coming driver on the Maine and Maryland circuits; and John Hernan, the track announcer at Yonkers Raceway. King, who trains Shartin N, has had a lot of success in the Bluechip Matchmaker series with her mare. She will discuss her adventure with the big horse and also talk about some of the horses that they will have racing in 2018. King is the trainer of Wakizashi Hanover who defeated Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Pepsi North America Cup in 2015. Hankins, Executive Director of the MSOA, will join the program for the very first time to talk about his career and how he got involved with the organization at The Meadows. Hankins will also talk to listeners about how he came into the sport of harness racing. Sowers, a driver on the Maine and Maryland circuits, had a big week scoring five victories at Scaraborough Downs on opening day (March 31). Sowers will discuss his up and coming career and what it has been like driving at different racetracks. Hernan, the voice of Yonkers Raceway, joins the program this week as they enter week four of the George Morton Levy series. Hernan will discuss some handicapping and also talk about some of the horses he has noticed throughout the series thus far. 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 presented by BetAmerica is excited to announce their 2018 harness racing live remote schedule which has expanded from earlier years.   Since its inception, Post Time with Mike and Mike, has had many successful live remotes all over North America. In 2017, the duo had the pleasure of covering events from the Molson Pace (Camluck Classic) at Western Fair, to the Hambletonian at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, to the Breeders Crown championships at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino at the end of the year.   The duo's 2018 schedule is as follows:   Date Event Location Saturday, May 26 Camluck Classic Western Fair Raceway, London, ON Saturday, June 16 Pepsi North America Cup Mohawk Racetrack, Milton, ON Sunday, July 8 New Vocations Fundraiser Jackson Fairgrounds, Jackson, MI Saturday, July 14 Meadowlands Pace Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Saturday, August 4 Hambletonian Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Friday, August 10 Dan Patch Stakes Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Anderson, IN Friday, September 21 Hoosier Pacing Derby Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Anderson, IN   The Molson Pace (Camluck Classic) was the duo's first trip to Canada to cover a major stakes event. The storied history behind the Molson Pace is unprecedented and has featured many great winners including State Treasurer who has won the event three times. In 2017, Bit Of A Legend N proved to the best on the big night. "We are pleased to have our signature race showcased for the second straight year on the Mike and Mike live broadcast, especially as the kick off race of the season. As the popularity of the show continues to grow, it makes total sense for us to be a part of it," said Blanchard. Blanchard continued "It its particularly exciting with this year making the inaugural edition of the Camluck Classic. This race has become an important one of the annual calendar and we want this first edition to be a memorable one.   In 2018, Mike and Mike will expand their Canadian coverage to include the Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk. This will be the first trip for the duo to the historic track which has played host to some of North America's greatest races. In the 25th edition of the big race, Somebeachsomewhere put on a show for his Canadian fans storming home to a four-length victory.   Another addition to the live remote schedule in 2018 was the New Vocations Fundraiser that will take place at the Jackson Fairgrounds in Jackson, Michigan on Sunday July 9, 2018. The fundraiser will feature a telethon style live remote to help promote New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to help support racehorse after care. The show will consist of a three-hour broadcast that will include interviews and commentary from some of the horsemen and horsewomen who have raced at the facility throughout the years.   Mike and Mike will return to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the third 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 second year that the pair will be covering the historic events which have featured some of the best three-year-old pacing and trotting races of all time. "We are excited to be working with Mike and Mike again this year at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Meadowlands Pace night and Hambletonian Day, two of our sports biggest days. Mike and Mike continue to promote the sport with positive energy and reinforce all the good in our sport," said Jason Settlemoir.   Another focus in 2018, will be a return to Hoosier Park Racing and Casino where the duo will return also for the third straight year. In 2017, Mike and Mike saw some of the sport's top horses compete over three separate events culminating at the end of the year with the Breeders Crown. The Dan Patch Stakes and Hoosier Park Pacing Derby nights are some of the biggest nights in the Midwest. "Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is very pleased to partner with Post Time with Mike and Mike for our major races again this season. At Hoosier Park, we take pride in celebrating these special nights of live harness racing and the Post Time crew certainly lends credibility to these nights. It's always a pleasure to have them on board and we are looking forward to the 2018 season," said Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing.   Joining the pair again in 2018 will be the excellent broadcast team of Jessica Otten, Garnet Barnsdale, Taylor Johnston, and Rich Mattei. These people helped Mike and Mike throughout the entire 2017 season and will continue those efforts in 2018. Otten, a native of Michigan will be responsible for a majority of the paddock and winners' circle interviews, also assisting the pair with their social media accounts at some of the big events. This year, Otten will also co-host the Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park, her first time in the role. Barnsdale, will help to co-host the Camluck Classic, Pepsi North America Cup, and the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands.   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 The Meadowlands for both the Meadowlands Pace and the Hambletonian working in the paddock and help some with social media. 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 www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or listeners can catch the archive www.betamerica.com/BARN.   Post Time with Mike and Mike

In this addition of the New Vocations retired race horse recap, we will be featuring a former star, donated by Tom Barrett. His name is LT's Best, and he is a 15 year old brown harness racing gelding out of Davanti, by the Supergill mare, Light Tackle.   This war horse had an impeccable career as a standardbred racehorse, and is looking to excel at his new job. Although he's had a lot of people interested him, he hasn't quite found his right match yet.   "He's had a chance to settle down and has learned to be a horse while with us," New Vocations Standardbred Director Winnie Nemeth stated.   "LT" is known to love a routine, and while he was still racing, he was with two stables, Tom Barrett from Michigan and Vince Copeland in Delaware.   While speaking with the former connections of LT's Best, they made it abundantly clear that he loved to race. He is a very smart horse, maybe too smart for his own good. While talking with former caretaker Ryan Barrett, he had a lot of say great thing to say about him. One thing he made very clear was how professional he was.   LT started 117 times, making his way to the winners circle on 28 occasions earning $467,995 lifetime. In 2009 at the age of 6 he had a career high, earning over $177,000. He took his lifetime mark in the Green Speed open trot in 1:53.3 at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Barrett has many memories with LT's Best, but one that sticks out was when LT won the open trot three weeks in a row at Hazel Park Raceway in 2007.   Aside from that, LT's Best had many highlights in his career, as well as his fair share of success on the stakes circuit where he was a money earner in The American National Trot at Balmoral, The Patriot Trot at Colonial, and The Dygert Memorial Trot at Hawthorne. In 2007 and 2008 he was invited and participated in the Patriot Trot.   "LT definitely looks for his groom or rider to have confidence in their abilities, to also have confidence in him and trust they will guide him in the right direction." Barrett explained. LT loves kids and loves any kind of treats, his favorite is carrots.   "We are really excited to have had the opportunity to work with him. I think he will be great at whatever he does next, whether it's a show horse, a trail horse, or even a driving horse.   "LT is ready for his next step and a new home," Nemeth stated. You can help the cause and donate numerous ways through New Vocations. For more information visit www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or www.newvocations.org.   NOTE: Last month's 'New Vocation's Horse Spotlight' featured Ohio State Champion JJ Hall. Post Times is happy to report that because of the article, JJ Hall was adopted by a loving family with a farm in North Carolina.   By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike      

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their harness racing line-up for Thursday morning (March 15) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Emily Gaskin, Marketing Director for Hoosier Park Racing and Casino; Pete Vanaglia, Yonkers Raceway handicapper and co-host on Saturday nights; and Pete Medhurst, the voice of Navy football and Rosecroft Raceway.   Gaskin, the Marketing Director for Hoosier Park Racing and Casino will join the program this week to talk about the upcoming 2018 race meeting that begins on Friday, March 30. Gaskin will highlight some of the great promotions that the Indiana track will have to offer this year, along with highlighting some of the great stakes races in their upcoming season.   The "Inside Handicapping" segment continues this week with Pete Vanaglia, who will discuss the upcoming Levy and Bluechip Matchmaker series which begins on Friday and Saturday night. Vanaglia will give us some of his handicapping advice and some angles that bettors can look for in the big events.   Medhurst, the voice of Navy football and announcer at Rosecroft Raceway will join to talk about the storied racetracks success over the past year. Medhurst will chime in on some of the upcoming events that Rosecroft has to offer and also talk some about the 2018 Potomac Pace which was won last year by Keystone Velocity.   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         Post Time With Mike And Mike - Online www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com Post Time with Mike and Mike harness racing is racing's newest podcast positively promoting the sport of harness racing        

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (March 8) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Chris Page, one of the top leading drivers in Ohio; Matt Rose, handicapper for the Daily Racing Form (Harness Eye) and charter at Yonkers Raceway; Scott Robinson, co-owner of Lost In Time; and Janine Gesek, representing Pacing for the Cure.   Page, one of the top drivers in the Buckeye State, joins the program for the first time to talk about his illustrious career. Page, who has earned just under $30,000,000 in earnings and won just over 4,000 races is coming off a career season where he helped pave the way for Downbytheseaside to Pacer of the Year honors. He will discuss his illustrious career and where he sees things going in his upcoming future.   Robinson, the co-owner of two-year-old pacer of the year Lost In Time will join the program for the first time as well on Thursday. He will discuss how his champion pacer has been training leading up to his three-year-old season. Robinson attended the Dan Patch Awards in Florida with WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, he will discuss that experience and some of his thoughts about what brought Flair to the awards.   The "Inside Handicapping" segment continues this week with Matt Rose, who will talk about some of the new handicapping angles at Yonkers Raceway with some of the changes that the track has brought on. Rose will discuss the improving handle and how that can play to the gamblers favor each race night.   March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Gesek, from Pacing for the Cure will join to discuss some of the things going on with Pacing for the Cure Ambassador Mr. Bill G. She will also highlight some of the events coming up to help support the cause of Multiple Sclerosis.   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 harness racing line-up for Thursday morning at 10:30 AM.   Betty Holt the executive director of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York was named the 2017 Unsung Hero by the United States Harness Writers Association. The pair will talk with Betty about her career in harness racing and how she came about the job at the breeders association in New York. She monitors all the New York harness activities in the state and handles everything from the Sire Stakes to the the promotion of the sport and ownership seminars.   Bruce Trogdan was named owner of the year by the United States Harness Writers Association. Trogdan co-owned Fear The Dragon who had a lights out 2017 campaign and also bred Blazin Britches who was a champion three-year-old filly in 2017. We will talk to Trogdan about his breeding operation and what is next for some of his champion race horses.   Gina Maybee from the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association in Maryland will join the program to talk about the racing season coming up at Rosecroft Raceway this year. We will talk to Maybee about how she got into the sport and what we can look forward to in 2018 at the seasoned racing facility.   Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 am 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 harness racing line-up for Thursday mornings show at 10:30 AM. Rich Johnston will join the program to talk about the Hervey Award in the broadcast division that he, T.J. Burkett, Allison Conte and Dave Briggs helped report on. Johnston produced the John Campbell retirement video that the USTA used on their Youtube channels and other forms of social media. We will talk with Johnston about his career and how he got into the sport of harness racing.   Dave Briggs won the news/commentary category of the Hervey Awards for his story about the Classy Lane fires, and the barns being rebuilt. The story was in the January 8th issue of Harness Racing update and provided raw details of how the area was working to re-build after the devastating fires. For Briggs this is his ninth Hervey Award and his third in this category. Briggs will discuss his illustrious career with Mike and Mike, talking about how he got into the sport of racing and how his journalism career began.   Trainer Marcus Melander, has a trotter that made a good amount of noise in 2018. He trains 2-year-old Male Trotter Fourth Dimension who made his presence felt in a good amount of stakes races, but notably won the $464,650 Valley Victory at The Meadowlands and $59,400 International Stallion Stakes division at the Red Mile. Melander joins to discuss the future for Fourth Dimension and also talk about his career.   Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 AM 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 -- This month Post Time with Mike and Mike highlights New Vocations graduate JJ Hall. JJ Hall, a harness racing ten year old bay gelding out of Jailhouse Jesse and Flanery Hall, was recently retired in 2017 and placed at New Vocations last November.   He was purchased by part owner and trainer Scott Mogan as a yearling and remained in his barn up until his retirement. "He was a very special horse in our barn for 8 years, he has a personality like no other horse I've been around in my career." Mogan said.   With 113 starts, 28 trips to winners circle, JJ Hall earned $343,934 in his lifetime of racing. At two years old he took a mark of 2 minutes at Delaware County Fairgrounds. His three year old year was sensational, he took a mark of 1:55.4 at Scioto Downs, and also won the 3 year old colt trot Ohio Sire Stakes final at Scioto downs with Chip Noble in the bike, earning over $89,000 for the year. He was also named the Horse of the Year in the state of Ohio. His career was nothing short of remarkable, he was very impressive.   Trainer Scott Mogan stated "Chip Noble drove him almost every start before he became ill, and everybody who drove him after loved driving him, including my son Zach who won with him in one of his last starts before we retired him. He was like a cadillac to drive." At the age of 7, JJ Hall put his lifetime mark on his card at Scioto Downs, trotting in 1:53.1.   JJ Hall is enjoying his retirement. "He did sustain a superficial kick awhile back which set him back a few weeks but he can now walk and trot under saddle. He has learned to stand on his own while getting off and on and ride around the arena." per Winnie Nemeth, director of New Vocations.   In December of 2017 the Ohio Standardbreds and Friends group visited the facility and were able to meet all the horses on there. "A few of the kids were hanging on him, petting him, and a few of them even remembered him from when he was racing." Nemeth said.   The connections of Post Time With Mike and Mike are teaming up with New Vocations to publicize the amazing athletes we have and have had in our sport and help them get matched with a forever home. "JJ Hall will be posted soon to our website, but there were some very interested people in him last week, so he may soon be adopted." Nemeth said.   To help with the Post Time with Mike and Mike campaign to raise money for New Vocations, please visit here.      By Jessica Otten, for Post Time with Mike and Mike    

Post Time with Mike and Mike will be on the air for another exciting harness racing edition Thursday (Feb 1) at 10:30 AM Eastern. Guests include hall of fame driver Dave Miller, young driving sensation Drew Monti, comeback of the year candidate driver Mike Cole, Meadowlands on-air personality Dave Brower, and veterinarian Aliza Simeone from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Also, the second installment of the Post Times newsletter will be available on the duo's website Thursday evening. The edition will feature the sport's richest pacer Foiled Again, as he continues his quest for 100 wins. The first publication was issued last week, and viewed by over 600 unique readers within the first few hours following it's release. The broadcast can be heard live on posttimewithmikeandmike.com beginning at 10:30 AM. It can also be listened to on-demand at betamerica.com/barn.

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica is excited to announce a campaign to give back to harness racing in 2018! The duo will be working with New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to promote a year of giving in 2018. New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to help offer some retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes.   Over 6,000 retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have been placed in qualified homes through New Vocations' efforts since its inception.   New Vocations currently has 2 scenic Ohio locations in Laurelville and Marysville. Other locations include: Lexington, Kentucky; Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and Fort Edward, New York.   Mike and Mike correspondent Jessica Otten will write a monthly story featuring one of New Vocations retirees' that they have worked with. Stories of their horses will include a back story of their racing days and highlight some of their career achievements. We will work to talk to previous connections to find out some of the quirks that made some of the horses tick.   "We are thrilled that the Post Time Show with Mike and Mike wants to focus on aftercare this year. It is such an important part of harness racing that has made huge strides in the past few years. By focusing on horses that have gone through New Vocations and excelling in their new careers is a positive way to continue to shine a light on our retired athletes." said Winnie Morgan Nemeth the Standardbred Program Director for New Vocations.   New Vocations will have a Post Time with Mike and Mike donation button on their website to help listeners of the show contribute to the program easily. Mike and Mike will highlight the New Vocations process during each of their Thursday morning shows. Mike and Mike will announce further ways to donate through their program once plans have been finalized.   For more information on New Vocations Racehorse Program, visit www.newvocations.org. You can listen to Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica every Thursday morning at 10:30 AM via their website here or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN By Michael Carter for Post Time with Mike and Mike  

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