CSOA’s August Newsletter

Rosecroft Raceway Prepares for Fall Meet in 65th Season
Special Maryland Sires Stakes Races Scheduled to Start the Fall Meet

(Fort Washington, MD—August 11, 2014)  Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Fall meet at Rosecroft scheduled to begin on September 13, 2014.

Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred industry in Maryland by continuing to offer a 100% preference to Maryland connected horses in all races.

“We are committed to Maryland racing and helping to rebuild this industry,” said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Rosecroft Raceway.   “We are working side by side in conjunction with the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to revive Standardbred racing in Maryland,” McErlean continued.

One special focus at the beginning of the 2014 will be newly added prep races for 2 and 3 year old Maryland Sires Stakes eligible horses.  The two year old divisions will be raced on September 16 and the 3 year old division will be raced on September 13.   Each prep race will go for a purse of $3,000.

“Horsemen understand that Maryland must have a strong breeding industry to survive.  The efforts of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to promote growth the Maryland Sire Stakes program are admirable and Rosecroft is pleased to see the growth and attention it is now receiving.  I am very happy for our racetrack to play a part in this renewal working with MSBA,” concluded McErlean.

Maryland Standardbred Breeders President Dan Myer said, “One again Rosecroft has come through for the Maryland Breeding industry.  We are very pleased to be working with the Rosecroft team to promote the Maryland Sires Stakes.”  Horsemen who are interested in learning more about breeding in Maryland or participating in our program may contact Dan Myer at 410-603-1585 or visit the website at www.mdbreeders.org.

Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association President Tom Cooke offered the following comment, “We are very pleased to be working together with our colleagues from MSBA and wish to acknowledge our appreciation for Penn National Gaming and Rosecroft.  Penn National has continued to operate Rosecroft under difficult financial situations and their commitment to the Maryland Standardbred horsemen has been fantastic.  We are anxious to do our part in helping this partnership continue so Maryland racing thrives.”

The 2014 Rosecroft live racing meet will continue through December 13. Horsemen may contact Sharon Roberts or Gina Maybee in the CSOA office with questions or for help at 301-567-9636.  Racing applications are available on line or through the CSOA office and should be submitted by August 25th.

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Important Information on the Upcoming Rosecroft Meet
New TCO2 Testing Procedures
Multiple Medication Violation Point System

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Rosecroft Raceway Prepares for Fall Meet in 65th Season Special Maryland Sires Stakes Races Scheduled to Start the Fall Meet

(Fort Washington, MD—August 11, 2014) Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Fall meet at Rosecroft scheduled to begin on September 13, 2014.

Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred industry in Maryland by continuing to offer a 100% preference to Maryland connected horses in all races.

“We are committed to Maryland racing and helping to rebuild this industry,” said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Rosecroft Raceway. “We are working side by side in conjunction with the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to revive Standardbred racing in Maryland,” McErlean continued.

One special focus at the beginning of the 2014 will be newly added prep races for 2 and 3 year old Maryland Sires Stakes eligible horses. The two year old divisions will be raced on September 16 and the 3 year old division will be raced on September 13. Each prep race will go for a purse of $3,000.

“Horsemen understand that Maryland must have a strong breeding industry to survive. The efforts of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to promote growth the Maryland Sire Stakes program are admirable and Rosecroft is pleased to see the growth and attention it is now receiving. I am very happy for our racetrack to play a part in this renewal working with MSBA,” concluded McErlean.

Maryland Standardbred Breeders President Dan Myer said, “One again Rosecroft has come through for the Maryland Breeding industry. We are very pleased to be working with the Rosecroft team to promote the Maryland Sires Stakes.” Horsemen who are interested in learning more about breeding in Maryland or participating in our program may contact Dan Myer at 410-603-1585 or visit the website at www.mdbreeders.org.

Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association President Tom Cooke offered the following comment, “We are very pleased to be working together with our colleagues from MSBA and wish to acknowledge our appreciation for Penn National Gaming and Rosecroft. Penn National has continued to operate Rosecroft under difficult financial situations and their commitment to the Maryland Standardbred horsemen has been fantastic. We are anxious to do our part in helping this partnership continue so Maryland racing thrives.”

The 2014 Rosecroft live racing meet will continue through December 13. Horsemen may contact Sharon Roberts or Gina Maybee in the CSOA office with questions or for help at 301-567-9636. Racing applications are available on line or through the CSOA office and should be submitted by August 25th.

Rosecroft Summer-Fall Meet Racing Applications Now Available

(Fort Washington, MD – August 8, 2014)  Racing Applications for the 2014 Summer-Fall race meet at Rosecroft Raceway are now available at www.rosecroft.com.

The 27-date meet will commence Saturday, September 13 with live racing every Tuesday and Saturday through December 13.    A purse increase of approximately 5% will be part of the fall purse structure, bringing the overnight purses to an average of approximately $65,000 per race date.    Rosecroft will continue to provide additional incentives for Maryland racing participants including entry preferences and a 15% purse earnings bonus for “Maryland Preferred” horses and horsemen.

“The racing program at Rosecroft continues to improve and Maryland horsemen and horses are the biggest beneficiary with over 80% of the starters and purse earnings going to Maryland owners, trainers or horses bred, sired or foaled in the state,” said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Rosecroft Raceway.

The first condition sheet of the meet should be posted by August 29.    Qualifiers will be held Saturday, September 6 starting at 11 a.m.

First race post time for live racing will be 6:40 p.m.

2014 Summer-Fall Racing Application

Revised Direct Deposit Form

Clayton Goad

We are deeply sadden by the lost of one of our longtime members Clayton Goad, this morning.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dolly and the rest of the family.

We will be pass along all arrangements as we receive them from the family

IMPORTANT Information Update concerning the Rosecroft 2014 Fall Meet

 

 

 

Dear Horsemen:

Effective with the start of the fall meet Rosecroft Raceway plans to require all horsemen to have purse checks and payments through the horsemen’s bookkeeper payable through direct deposit.

Rosecroft Raceway has recommended that Cloverleaf SOA Office collect the Direct Deposit Agreements and coordinate with them.

Below is a link to download and print the Direct Deposit Agreement:
http://cloverleafsoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/DirectDepositAgreement_v4.pdf

The agreements along with a voided deposit slip for a checking or savings account can be mailed to:
Cloverleaf SOA
P.O. Box 156
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Please note that a seperate/new agreement need to be filled out for EACH partnership.

If you have any questions please give us a call at 301-567-9636.  Or you can contact Rosecroft’s Bookkeeper Patrice White at Patrice.white@pngaming.com or by phone at 301-567-4500 x506 or her direct line: 301-567-4506. During the summer break she is only in on Wednesday, so please leave her a voicemail and she will get back to you.

Reminder:  
C.S.O.A. Board Meeting – August 5, 2014 @ 6:00p.m. at the Grasonville VFW, Grasonville, MD

 

 

C.S.O.A. Board Meeting

C.S.O.A. will be holding a Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the VFW in Grasonville, MD at 6:00p.m.

As always we encourage all members to attend!

Meeting Agenda:

  • Mike Hopkins – MRC Executive Director
    Medication Points and Penalties
    TCO2 Testing
  • Maryland State Fair – Standardbred Show
  • Contribution Fredrick County Fair – Purse
  • Contribution Legislative Update – Bruce Bereano
  • PGRV, LLC Contract Update
  • OD Contract Update
  • OD Update
  • Classification of Horses
  • MSBA Update
  • Horse Forum Update – August 7, 2014
  • New Business