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  • 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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Showing the heart to match his talent, Still Having Fun overcame a slow start from his rail post to run down stubborn longshot pacesetter Old Time Revival and emerge from a three-way photo finish with a gutsy neck triumph in the $100,000 Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds on a snowy Saturday at Laurel Park.

The 23rd running of the one-mile Miracle Wood presented by B&B Commercial Interiors was the second of four supporting stakes on an 11-race Winter Carnival program highlighted by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3).
 
Completing the undercard stakes were the $100,000 John B. Campbell presented by Ourisman of Clarksville and $100,000 Maryland Racing Media for older horses, and the $100,000 Wide Country presented by Fidelty First & Blackwell Real Estate for 3-year-old fillies
 
The Miracle Wood was the second straight stakes victory for Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Laurel-based Still Having Fun ($4), sent off as the even-money favorite in a field of seven sophomores. It was the just the fourth career start and first beyond seven furlongs for Still Having Fun, who completed the distance in 1:37.51 over a good main track.
 
“He’s just taking a while to kind of figure everything out. The first couple races have been, I don’t want to say easy for him, but today he had to overcome breaking slow and the rail, and this was a tough race for him. This was his hardest race,” winning trainer and co-breeder Tim Keefe said. “He had to really run to make up that extra ground and to overcome those things.
 
“It’s still a process. He’s still very immature. He’s still learning. Physically he’s changing still so hopefully there’s still more to go with him,” he added. “We always knew he had [heart]. I’ve always said that you can’t teach that in a horse, the desire to want win, and he really has that. He has the ability and the desire to really want to win.”
 
Still Having Fun was sluggish from the gate as Old Time Revival, beaten 13 lengths by Still Having Fun in the Frank Whiteley Jr. Jan. 27, sprinted to the front to take the field through fractions of 23.41 seconds, 46.94 and 1:11.66, stalked closest by Whiteley runner-up Wentz.

Old Time Revival remained in control after straightening for home with Wentz turning up the pressure to his outside. Still Having Fun gathered stride under regular rider Feargal Lynch and steadily gained ground along the inside for their drive to the second wire.

“The whole thing about this race today was to get him to settle. Stepping up from seven furlongs, we needed to find out [about his ability to get a distance],” Lynch said. “He was a little keen down the backside but I had a great trip the whole way. I always had a lot of horse. Once you set him down he knows what to do.”
 
Wentz finished third by a neck, and it was 7 ¼ lengths back to stakes winner He Hate Me in fourth followed by V.I.P. Code, Dynamic Asset and Oldfashioned Club.

Keefe said the $100,000 Private Terms at 1 1/16 miles March 17 at Laurel is a possibility for Still Having Fun’s next start.

“That’s what I’m thinking, but I always like to wait a little bit. I’ll talk with Adam and Gary and Jimmy and make the decision,” he said. “We’ve purposely tried to keep him here. It’s much easier, obviously, when you can walk right out of your stall. I think he got everything he needed to get out of a race today. I don’t see the sense in having to ship him somewhere to do what he can do right here. I’m thinking that’s probably going to be our philosophy moving forward, but I’ll talk to the guys and see what they want to do.”
 
• Article published originally at marylandracing.com

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