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MANALAPAN, NJ -- November 28, 2020 -- The fastest harness racing pacer of 2020 and the World Champion stakes winner of over $800,000, Cattlewash will stand at Walnridge Farm in New Jersey for the 2021 breeding season. By the great Somebeachsomewhere and the first foal from the Bettor's Delight stakes winner Road Bet p,4,1:52f ($380,315), he equaled his sire's World Record 1:46.4 winning his division of the Bluegrass Stake with a 26 second flat last quarter and the ten time stakes winner at two and three will conclude his 2020 campaign as the favorite in the $325,000 "Progress" Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night, November 25th. Cattlewash has been trained throughout his career by the Ron Burke Stable and he has competed with the very best colts of his generation. He will return to racing again in the 2021 racing season and will be bred to a limited of 50 mares. Cattlewash will stand at Walnridge Farm, in Cream Ridge, NJ with the introductory stud fee of $7,500, and his foals will be eligible for nomination to the New Jersey Stakes program. He is the first son of the incomparable Somebeachsomewhere to enter the stud in New Jersey. For further booking information please contact Walnridge Farm at 609-758-8208   Courtney Stafford  

MANALAPAN, NJ -- November 10, 2020 -- Tied as the fastest three-year-old harness racing colt pacer in the world, Cattlewash will stand at Walnridge Farm in New Jersey for the 2021 breeding season. The Somebeachsomewehere colt trained by Ron Burke has 6 wins in 16 lifetime starts, tied the world record for pacers on a mile track in a time of 1:46.4 (tying his sire Somebeachsomewhere), and has earnings of over $490,000. The 3-year-old is set to race in $350,000 Progress Pace on Wednesday (Nov, 25) at Dover Downs hoping to increase his earnings before the end of the year. Cattlewash will stand at Walnridge Farm with a stud fee of $7,500, for more information contact Walnridge farm at 609-758-8208. by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANY  

Dan Patch Champion Bettor’s Wish made it his calling card to exceed expectations on the racetrack—and now he’s doing the same in the breeding shed. His initial book, originally capped at 45 mares, has been increased to 70, according to his owners. “We took two things into consideration when planning Bettor’s Wish’s book,” said co-owner Art Zubrod. “First, he’s a ridgling, and second, we plan to race him this year… so everyone thought it best to be very cautious with numbers. “But after corrective surgery to remove the undescended testicle, his fertility has now far surpassed what was expected, and he can well accommodate more mares.” Bettor’s Wish, last year’s leading money-winning Standardbred with earnings of $1,643,745 and slate of 19-13-6-0, is back in training with Chris Ryder for the upcoming racing season, and, according to Ryder, he’s “training back great and seems to really like his expanded duties.” The popular first-year stallion by Bettor’s Delight-Lifetime Star, with a fee of $10,000, is collected as needed at Walnridge Farm of New Jersey. Dr. Richard Meirs at Walnridge says he couldn’t be happier with the progress they’ve made. “His semen quality is excellent and he appears to be highly fertile,” Meirs said. “I appreciate the conservative approach the owners took, as it gave us some leeway, but I would think that by next season he could be booked to 100 mares or more.” Those considering breeding to Bettor’s Wish are asked to call or text (908) 451-4135 or email bettorswish@gmail.com. From the Bettor's Wish Group

Chris Ryder, as harness racing trainer and part owner, has announced that Bettor's Wish will stand to a limited number of mares in 2020 for a stud fee of $10,000. He will be collected at Walnridge Equine Clinic, Cream Ridge, N.J., making his foals eligible to the reenergized New Jersey Sire Stakes.   Bettor's Wish will remain in training and race next year against the sport's older pacers in the popular free-for-all events.   "There was a lot of interest from around the country and within our own ownership group to breed to him. I don't think there will be any issue keeping a regular collection schedule," Ryder said.   Part-owner Eric Cherry is delighted to be able to breed to Bettor's Wish next year. "I bought into him for his stallion potential and because he crosses so well with a lot of my mares. I will be breeding Breeders Crown Champion Call Me Queen Be (p,3,1:49.1f) Candlelight Dinner (p,2,1:52.2), I'm Trigger Happy (p,3,1:51.3f) and others. I'm very excited for the future."   Bettor's Wish had a remarkable 3-year-old season amassing $1,643,745--the most of any horse this year--and a record of 13 wins and 6 seconds in 19 starts. He finished the year with a field-sweeping second in the TVG Final at the Meadowlands racing against older horses, making him the first 3-year-old pacer to hit the board in the history of the TVG races.   For further details or booking information call (908) 451-4135 or email BettorsWish@gmail.com.   From the Bettor's Wish Ownership Group    

Dr. David A. Meirs, II, who established Walnridge Equine Clinic, passed away on Monday, March 27 at the age of 87. Dr. Meirs inherited Walnridge from his aunts Lucretia, Elizabeth and Mary Ann in 1952 while he was a student at the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania. At the time Walnridge was a struggling dairy operation in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. After graduation Dr. Meirs was associated with a mixed veterinary practice in Freehold while trying unsuccessfully to resurrect the farm.r. Meirs established the Walnridge clinic in 1965. With the advent of the New Jersey Sire Stakes program in 1972, he decided to become active in New Jersey’s Standardbred Industry. The first stallion to stand at Walnridge was Peerswick, a horse imported from New Zealand and acquired through Stanley Dancer. The equine clinic is known worldwide and truly serves as a lasting legacy to ‘Doc.’ Besides having started the equine clinic, Dr. Meirs served on numerous veterinary and agricultural boards to support, most importantly, the young veterinarians he helped to become the professionals they are today. Walnridge is now recognized throughout the Standardbred world as a pre-eminent breeding farm and an excellent veterinary facility. Services will be held on Saturday, April 1. More details to follow. by Geoff Dubrowsky

MANALAPAN, NJ - April 13, 2015 - Rebates are not only for new cars. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, acting on a recommendation of its Breeders Committee, has announced a rebate program of up to $100,000 for 2015 breeding fees for pacing stallions standing in the State of New Jersey. The New Jersey Pacing Stallion Breeding Incentive offers a rebate of the full advertised stallion fee [up to $2,500 maximum] for New Jersey resident mares and 50 percent of the stallion fee [up to a $1,250 maximum] for non-resident mares. "Essentially, this will result in a heavily subsidized breeding with the strong likelihood that when the resulting foals reach the races, New Jersey will have a much improved purse structure," said Michael Gulotta, chairman of the SBOANJ Breeders Committee. "With expectations growing for a positive environment for racing in the next couple of years, these foals could very well be highly valuable assets." The rebate will coincide with the stud fee payment. A requirement for participation includes the nomination of the resulting foals as well as two-year-old sustaining payments for the New Jersey Sire Stakes program. The New Jersey Sire Stakes payments will be deducted from the rebate. Additionally, to be eligible, stallions must be enrolled in the USTA's STARS program. "We want to incentivize breeders who have not as yet bred their broodmares this year to consider New Jersey's pacing stallions," said SBOANJ President Tom Luchento. "With the number of pacing mares booked so far in 2015, we foresee a limited number of two-year-old pacers competing in the New Jersey Sire Stakes in 2018. This is a pilot program for 2015, but if it proves successful, our Breeders Committee will review the possibility of renewing it." Eligible stallions are Great Vintage and Hurrikane King Cole, who are standing at Walnridge Farm; If I Can Dream and Lis Mara, who are at Deo Volente Farm, and Philos Hanover at Last Cance Farm. For further information, contact the SBOANJ.  

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