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  • Still Having Fun wins Grade 2 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park.
  • Gotta love a Maryland-bred, Tattooed wins again at Laurel.
  • Perfect Deal wins at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun wins again, taking the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel.
  • Cyndara wins at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun romps in Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel. Now 2-for-3. 
  • Nothing like a Maryland-bred. Tattooed wins at Laurel.
  • Bay of Sighs wins by 9 lengths at Laurel.
  • Still Having Fun produces a strong effort to finish second in the Maryland Juvenile.
  • Irish Access wins in a romp. 
  • Tribute to a Legend – Mr Small wins at Laurel. 
  • Bestkindoftrouble wins easily. 
  • Now that's a debut – Homebred Still Having Fun romps.
  • Road Trip – Chobee Girl wins at Charles Town. 
  • Double Play – Chobee Girl and Sunrise Sunset win at Laurel.
  • Now that's a sermon – Preachin' George wins.
  • Sweet – Honey Bun wins.
  • Bestkindoftrouble breaks maiden 
  • Coast to Coast – Connemara Coast wins.
  • Corporate Queen lights up tote board in debut win. 
  • We finish 2016 with 21 wins and a training title. 
  • The Title: We tied Hamilton Smith for leading trainer at Laurel.
  • Outfielder makes 10 wins at the Laurel meet.
  • We can barely keep up – Coastal Sea stays unbeaten, our ninth win this meet.
  • D K's Brigantia makes six wins at Laurel – atop trainer's standings.
  • Connemara Coast lights up the board in return.
  • Four in three days – All Fired Up strolls at Laurel.
  • Sunday Mass – E Lizzy wins easily.
  • Well, Hello – Coastal Sea wins debut
  • Outfielder wins as favorite at Laurel.
  • Zippity Gal wins.
  • E Double. Elusive Breeze and E Lizzy win.
  • Welcome back to Laurel Park. Dubious Intent wins nightcap.
  • Wow! Great Soul wins Wide Country Stakes.
  • Happy New Year: Understanding wins Sunday feature.
  • And that's two in a row. Monkey's Medal wins again.
  • Happy Thanksgiving. Irina Baranova brings home the stuffing.
  • Another winner: Monkey's Medal makes it 37 on the year.
  • Maryland Million Double: Irina Baranova and Minor Legend win.
  • Double: Dixie Victory lights up board, Elusive Breeze scores.
  • Win #31. Not Tonight Berta scores.
  • Another Seven wins again for our 30th victory of the year.
  • Connemara Coast wins feature at Laurel.
  • Bold Treasure wins Sunday nightcap.
  • Saturday Double: Team Tim, Another Seven win.
  • Team Tim wins.
  • Lady Terps wins allowance at Laurel.
  • D K's Brigantia and Amelia Green light up toteboard.
  • Consistency wins at Laurel.
  • Connemara Coast wins allowance at Laurel.
  • Nicely Played wins at Delaware. $18.60 to win!
  • Double. Trusted Choice and Dixie Victory win.
  • Exacta! Team Tim and Stonebriar go 1-2.
  • See What Happens wins again.
  • And another: McCarthur Parkway wins.
  • Barn favorite Lunar Rock wins.
  • Causeworthy wins by a nose. That makes 10 for the year.
  • See What Happens wins. Pays big. We didn't even tell our friends...!
  • Friday Double: Rottingdean at Pimlico. Understanding at Aqueduct.
  • Debut winner. How My Heart Works lights up the board.
  • Causeworthy breaks maiden at Laurel.
  • Hello! Streamsong wins debut.
  • Happy New Year! Street Poet kicks off 2015 in style.
  • Lady Terp wires em at Laurel.
  • Who wants to be a Millionaire? Eighttofasttocatch wins Jennings, goes over $1 million, retires.
  • Understanding upsets maiden. Pays $22.60. Website manager bet!
  • Good news/bad news: Heavenly Sky wins, gets claimed.
  • Lunar Rock wins and gets claimed. Cool horse, hate to see him go.
  • Stable goes over $1 million in earnings for the year.
  • Aix En Provence wins at Laurel.
  • The Big Horse Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic for third time.
  • Nine Forty wins debut for us. Congratulations Shamrock Farm.
  • And that makes 30...Goodnight Angel wins.
  • Kilcoole Miss wins debut...hope you bet. $23.60.
  • Evelyn's Colors rallies to win at Penn National.
  • And that makes 3, Monkey's Medal wins again.
  • Holly Red Rocket rockets at Timonium.
  • Monkey's Medal wins again, takes allowance at Parx.
  • Understanding, at 57-1, finishes third at Charles Town.
  • Goodnight Angel wins at Delaware. 24 for the year!
  • Aix En Provence wins at Delaware.
  • See What Happens cruises to maiden win at Delaware Park.
  • Monkey's Medal makes it 21 on the year, winning maiden at Parx.
  • And that makes 19, tying last year's mark, as Lucy Boo pays $26.40 to win.
  • Happy Memorial Day. Dorchester County wins.
  • Evelyn's Colors runs well to finish second at Parx.
  • Lunar Rock wins Deputed Testamony Stakes on Preakness Day.
  • Ascauga makes first start for stable, finishing a strong second to favorite.
  • First-time starter Evelyn's Colors wins for Owner Gary Hacker.
  • Triple. Respectful Ed, Don'tstop Theparty, It's My Perogative win at Pimlico. All 3 claimed.
  • Rojo Perfecto wins again. And, again, a big price. Pays $19. Dinner's on us.
  • Roll on, Roll on. Rojo Perfecto makes it win number 11 on the year. Big price, too. Did you bet?
  • Baltersan wins Wednesday's finale. Number 10 on the year. Rolling.
  • Goodbye great owner, great friend. Read John Feinstein's tribute to Arnie Heft.
  • We are rolling. 1/5 favorite Connemara Coast wins easily for Dumbarton Farm and Sheldon Russell. Watch it HERE.
  • Favorite Lady Terp wins at Laurel. Seven wins on the year. Watch it HERE.
  • Glimpse wins again at Laurel. Six wins – so far – on the year.
  • Good Time Henny, fresh off the claim, wins allowance at Laurel. Great start, 5 wins in January. Watch if HERE.
  • It's My Perogative wins at Laurel.
  • Bet The Cat lights up the board with $44.60 shocker, continues 90 percent in the money in 2014.
  • Glimpse wins as 4/5 favorite, second win of the year, third on the card for Sheldon Russell. Watch it HERE.
  • Symphonic Hero wins, continues 100 percent in-the-money for 2014. Watch it HERE.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush – 10th career stakes triumph. Watch it HERE.
  • Tim finishes the Ironman. Read Scott Wykoff's take on the achievement HERE.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins third consecutive edition of the Jennings Handicap. Watch it HERE.
  • Ironman. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate to cancer research and Thoroughbred Retirement.
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins second Maryland Million. Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch aims at Maryland Million. Read about it here.
  • Respectful Ed wins at Laurel.
  • Chambers Bay wins first start for stable.
  • Ave Nox wins debut at Laurel.
  • Eighttofasttocatch breezes at Laurel.
  • Who Needs wins allowance at Delaware, now two-for-three in her career.
  • Hidden Ball Trick wins allowance at Presque Isle Downs.
  • Eighttofasttocatch nearly wires Pimlico Special, passes $700,000 in career earnings. Watch here.
  • Royalty For One wins at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Pay The Lady wins at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Who Needs wins debut by nearly 3 lengths. Pays $18.60. (I forgot to tell tell web manager!) Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch back in the winner's circle after wiring Henry Clark at Pimlico. Watch it here.
  • Eighttofasttocatch runs highest number of the week. Click here to read.

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As expected, heavy rain showed up throughout much of the East Coast last weekend and Laurel Park was left with a sloppy and sealed surface for all three days of racing.

Perfect Deal didn’t mind. The 5-year-old mare pulled clear of her competition through the stretch of Friday’s third race to win by 3 1/2 lengths. It was the first of two wins Friday at Laurel for owner Nancy Lee Farms, who won later in the day with Eastern Bay.

A day later, Bestkindoftrouble showed up with his usual strong effort in Saturday’s eighth. The McGinneses homebred showed his usual speed and put away a pace foe at the top of the stretch. He was run down late by the race favorite but held on for second, beaten only a length in the $42,000 allowance.

“That’s about his distance, as far he wants to go,” Tim said. “As well he ran, he did not like that track surface. I was really pleased with how he ran considering that. He was just second best.”

The barn sent out two runners Saturday and Sunday. Rare Eagle finished second in the second and Tattooed won the sixth, a restricted allowance for Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired horses. The homebred son of Etched drew off impressively to score by 3 ½-lengths and pay $15.20.

“He’s a nice horse and has obviously been able to use the advantage of being a Maryland-bred to have a productive career so far,” Tim said. “It was his second start against winners, a little bit of seasoning helped. I’ve always thought he wanted distance and the mile was perfect.”

The track was forced to cancel Friday’s card due to ominous weather forecasts. Luckily, the barn didn’t have any runners for Friday. Emma’sdiamonddiva finished sixth in Sunday’s sixth in her first start since late January. The 3-year-old filly ran for a claiming price for the first time since her debut in November, in which she followed up with a maiden-breaking score three weeks later.

About 30 minutes later, Maryland-bred 3-year-old filly Bay of Sighs finished sixth in a quality allowance going two turns. She was second a month ago when trying the 1 1/16-mile distance for the first time. The daughter of Oxbow is a homebred of the McGinneses.

In other news, it’s a busy week for the president of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Tim made the drive to Annapolis Wednesday to speak to lawmakers on behalf of Thoroughbred aftercare in the state.

“In Maryland, we’ve instituted a program called Beyond the Wire,” Tim said. “We’ve raised over $420,000 so far in the short time it’s been in existence. We’ve placed almost 60 horses.”

Tim also represented Maryland in other locales this past weekend.

“I’m in Florida this weekend for horsemen’s meetings in Gulfstream, so Victor (Garcia) will have to run the show for me while I’m gone,” Tim said of his assistant. “I never have to worry while I’m away.”

In a different part of Florida is Tim’s daughter Ryan. She’s spent a few weeks in Ocala and competed in her second Eventing show this past weekend.

“She was second with Flintstar and fifth with Eighttofasttocatch,” Tim said of her first show two weekends ago. “She’s moving up each of them this week into another division. ‘Catcher’ is going preliminary and ‘Flint’ is going intermediate. My wife is flying down for that and they are driving home Monday.”

Tim’s wife Rumsey said in an article two years ago that she would ultimately like for Ryan to ride Eighttofasttocatch. That plan has come to fruition.

In accordance to the three-day Eventing schedule, Ryan rode Dressage Friday, took to the Cross-Country course Saturday and finished with Stadium Jumping Sunday.

To read more about Eighttofasttocatch and his second career, here’s a link to that article:

Eighttofasttocatch Article January 2016

To follow Ryan and “Catcher” this weekend, here’s a link that will have live scoring of their event starting Friday:

Live Scoring

To learn more about Maryland’s Thoroughbred Aftercare program Beyond the Wire, here’s a link to their website:

Beyond the Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Wins
$821,851



21 Wins
1 Training Title
$835,756



40 wins
$1,430,920



38 wins
2 stakes win 
$1,328,758 



19 wins
4 stakes wins
$868,280 


36 wins
2 stakes wins
$897,430 
17% win percentage



43 wins
7 stakes wins
$975,712
21% win percentage