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Windsong Stable

OWNER and MANAGER:
Paul F. Spears

Proud Winning Breeder of the 2004
Trotting Triple Crown



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Windsong Stable News — 2017 Highlights

Try Try Again Takes $65,600 ONTSS - GE In New Track Record

August 13 - Try Try Again (Kadabra - Sweetspellosuccess) earned his second ONTSS - GE victory tonight at Rideau Carleton, ensuring his place in the big ONTSS - GF later this year. Getting away third from post 1 for driver Chris Christoforou, Try Try Again assumed the lead before the half and was never headed in a 1 Ĺ length victory in 1:54.4f. The time established a new Rideau Carleton track record for 3TC&G, eclipsing the previous mark established by the great Arch Madness. Try Try Again is now 9 - 6 - 2 - 0 with earnings of $96,489 (USD) for trainer/owner Dustin Jones. Additional media coverage can be found here.

Long Tom Captures $161,500 (div.) Stanley Dancer Memorial

July 15 - Long Tom (Muscle Hill - Ilia) confirmed his status as a top Hambletonian contender with a solid 1:52.4 victory in his $161,500 division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot at the Meadowlands tonight. Leaving from Post 4 for driver Tim Tetrick, Long Tom settled in fourth through very modest fractions (28.1, 57, 1:25.4) from pacesetter What The Hill. With Long Tom apparently locked in along the rail, What The Hill drifted out just enough that Long Tom was able to squeeze through on the inside for a 1 ľ length victory. Long Tom now is 12 - 7 - 2 - 1 with $339,200 lifetime earnings. Walner, Devious Man, and Long Tom now appear to be the top colt contenders for the $1,000,000 Hambletonian on August 5. Watch Long Tom's decisive win here.

Long Tom Defeats Ariana G, Is Second in $500,000 Beal Final

July 1 - Long Tom (Muscle Hill - Ilia) ruined Ariana G's attempt to beat the boys, but could not hold off a hard charging Devious Man in the $500,000 Earl Beal Memorial at Pocono Downs. From Post 1, Long Tom was third at the quarter before settling into the lead. Ariana G had a difficult trip from post 8, forced to race uncovered first over to engage Long Tom in a head to head battle lasting through the third quarter and into mid-stretch. Both could not deny a great inside rush by winner Devious Man and driver Andy Miller for the victory in 1:52.4. Long Tom finished second, with Ariana G third. Nevertheless, Long Tom picked up the biggest check of his career ($125,000) to increase his lifetime earnings to $258,450. Watch the race here.

Try Try Again Remains Undefeated With $68,000 (div) ONSS Gold Win

June 27 - Try Try Again (Kadabra - Sweetspellosuccess) remains undefeated with a victory in his most challenging start to date, a $68,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold division at Mohawk. Leaving from post 4 for driver Chris Christoforou, Try Try Again tucked fifth behind heavy favorite Mass Production. Following Mass Production's first over move on the backstretch, Try Try Again suddenly found himself with an open track in front of him when Mass Production broke stride and was taken outside. He then held off two challenges in the stretch from Parkhill Nonstop to win by a length in 1:55.3. Now with a perfect 5 for 5 record and $64,975 CAD in lifetime earnings, the small but mighty bay colt is rewarding trainer Dustin Jones' faith in his abilities. Jones noted that Try Try Again would probably remain in Canada to race, and with continued success might be considered for the Canadian Trotting Classic and the Simcoe later this year. Additional coverage including a video of the race can be found at Standardbred Canada here.

Long Tom Is Long Gone In $25,000 Earl Beal Memorial Elimination

June 24 - Long Tom (Muscle Hill - Ilia) dominated his $25,000 elimination for the $500,000 Earl Beal Memorial Trot, winning decisively by 6 ľ lengths in 1:52.3f. Leaving from post 6, Long Tom got away three-wide third before making the top into a stiff headwind in a 55.3 half. After a determined outside charge by Rubio came to naught when he broke stride, Long Tom and driver Tim Tetrick found themselves 5 lengths ahead of the field by the top of the stretch. The outcome was never in doubt. Long Tom is now 3 for 3 this year with a lifetime record of 10 - 6 - 1 - 1 and lifetime earnings of $133,450 for owners AMG Stables of Finland. Watch Long Tom winning the race here. The Marcus Melander trainee drew post 1 for the big final this Saturday night, which includes the dominant filly Ariana G at post 8. Complete coverage of the Sun Stakes eliminations can be found here.

Try Try Again Wins $15,950 ONTSS-GR at Mohawk

June 6 - Try Try Again (Kadabra - Sweetspellosuccess) remains undefeated in his short three race career by taking the $15,950 ONTSS-GR at Mohawk tonight in 1:56.2. Driven by Chris Christoforou, Try Try Again left slowly from post 4, tucking sixth along the rail. After sitting sixth well past the half, Try Try Again appeared to have his work cut out for him to catch the leaders. By mid-stretch, Try Try Again collared the pacesetter to win well under wraps by 3 lengths in 1:56.2 on an off track for trainer Dustin Jones. Watch the race here.

Long Tom Crowned 2017 New Jersey Sire Stakes Champion

June 2 - Long Tom (Muscle Hill - Ilia) erased any doubts that he is a legitimate Hambletonian contender with a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final tonight at the Meadowlands. Leaving from post 1 for driver Tim Tetrick, Long Tom protected the rail to emerge in front in a 27.4 first quarter. From there, Long Tom controlled the race completely until crossing the finish as a 1:52.2 winner by one length. Long Tom is now 9 - 5 - 1 - 1 with $120,950 in lifetime earnings for owners AMG Stable of Finland. Watch his commanding race performance here. A USTA article with photo about the NJSS Finals can be found here.

Long Tom Blasts The Opposition In 1:52.1 Season's Record in NJSS

May 19 - Long Tom (Muscle Hill - Ilia) was completely in charge in tonight's first $20,000 leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands. Leaving from Post 5 for driver Tim Tetrick, Long Tom quickly took the lead in a 27.1 first quarter before yielding temporarily to co-favorite Deacon Tony. Coming into the final turn, Long Tom went to the outside to take a lead which he never relinquished in a strong 2 length victory in 1:52.1, which is not only a new lifetime mark but also an early Season's Record. Long Tom is now 8 - 4 - 1 - 1 with lifetime earnings of $70,950 for owner AMG Stable Oy of Finland. Watch his commanding win here.

Stand Bayou Victorious in Vermo Klass 1 (Finland)

May 7 - Stand Bayou (Donato Hanover - Roux Hanover) has been a solid performer for prominent Swedish trainer Daniel Reden and owner Stall Zet. After an impressive win in the V64 at Bollinas (Sweden), Reden brought Stand Bayou to Finland to race in the Finland Ajo undercard. Racing in the Vermo Klass 1 (2100 m. voltstart), Stand Bayou was victorious in 1:12.8 kr for driver Orjan Kihlstrom. Stand Bayou is now 27 - 9 - 5 - 4 with lifetime earnings of 491,057 SEK.

Tight Lines Sweeps Entire SOA of NY Bonus Series With
Victory in $100,000 Final

April 25 - After winning all three divisional legs of the SOA of NY Bonus Series, Tight Lines (Yankee Glide - Ilia) braved the wind and the rain to a 3 length victory in the $100,000 Final tonight at Yonkers. After yielding briefly from Post 1 to an outside contender, Tight Lines was quickly back in the lead by the 1/4 pole for trainer/driver/owner Jeff Gregory. Victory was never in doubt, as Tight Lines is now 5-for-5 in 2017, raising his lifetime earnings to $212,556. Gregory said after the race that Tight Lines will be eligible to the Graduate Series and Hambletonian Maturity, and otherwise will be racing this year at Yonkers. Watch the race here. More complete coverage of his victory with photo can be found here.

Tight Lines Continues SOA of NY Bonus Series Dominance at Yonkers

April 18 - Tight Lines (Yankee Glide - Ilia) is now three for three in $25,000 legs (div.) of the SOA of NY Bonus Series at Yonkers. His last two wins on April 11 and 18 were basically wire-to-wire efforts in 1:56h from Posts 4 & 6. These wins give Tight Lines a 2017 record of four wins in four starts for the year, bringing his lifetime earnings to $162,556. He should be a major contender in the $100,000 Final, to be held on April 25.

Tight Lines Romps In First Leg of SOA of NY Bonus Series at Yonkers

April 4 - Tight Lines (Yankee Glide - Ilia) lived up to his pre-race hype with an easy wire-to-wire victory in 1:56.1 in the first and fastest $25,000 (div.) leg of the SOA of NY Bonus Series at Yonkers. Leaving quickly from Post 3 for driver/trainer Jeff Gregory, Tight Lines quickly assumed a lead which he held easily through fractions of 29.0, 59.1, and 1:28 before moving out to a 3 length victory. A Hambletonian elimination starter last year, Tight Lines increased his lifetime earnings to $137,556 with the victory for owners Jeff Gregory, Jesmeral Stable, and William Richardson. Tight Lines has overcome a number of setbacks early in his career, and was the subject of a USTA article that can be read here.

2017 Racing Highlights for Horses Bred by Windsong Stable

6/13/10

Date

Horse

Sire – Dam

Track

Race (purse)

Win

Time

Trainer

12/7/17

Excellence
video Race 2

Kadabra
Jodis Jayme

Flamboro

NW2000L3CD

($5,200)

1st

2:00.1

I. Downey

12/6/17

Andovertheplace
video Race 9

Andover Hall
Mustalgia

Harrah’s
Philadelphia

NW5PM
($16,000)

1st

1:57.2

J. Miller

12/4/17

Pop My Buttons

Credit Winner

Button Box

Monticello

NW350PL5CD
($4,600)

1st

2:00.4

G. Messenger

12/3/17

Tight Lines
video Race 1

Yankee Glide
Ilia

Yonkers

Open HDP
($40,000)

1st

1:55.1

J. Gregory

11/28/17

Just For You
video Race 5

Yankee Glide
– Jodis Jayme

Meadows

FMNW3PMLT

($10,300)

1st

1:56.3

R. Gillock

11/22/17

Baximum

Cantab Hall

– Bax Machine

Harrah’s Philadelphia

NW7500L5CD

($11,500)

1st

1:57.2

R. Clark

11/21/17

Fighting Bax

Muscle Massive
– Bax Machine

Gavle (Sweden)
2640 m

Larlingsserie 2017 Final
1st - 35,000 SEK

1st

1.15.6
(km)

D. Reden

11/21/17

Six Bax

Kadabra
Bax Machine

Monticello

NW250PSL5

($3,100)

1st

2:01

G. Messenger

11/18/17

Jim Dandy

S J's Caviar
– Dandy Hanover

Batavia

Open III
($7,500)

1st

2:00

J. McNeight

11/1517

Baximum

Cantab Hall

– Bax Machine

Harrah’s 

Philadelphia

NW4500L5CD

($9,000)

1st

1:55.2

R. Clark

11/12/17

Jacks To Open

Conway Hall
– Jodis Jayme

Yonkers

NW10000L5CD

($20,000)

1st

2:29

(1 1/4 mi)

N. Surick

11/10/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall
Noble Message

Batavia

10000CL
($7,000)

1st

1:58.2

L. Mariacher

11/8/17

Spring Away

Jump Start
– One More Lillian

Penn National (TB) 1 mile

10000CL F&M NW3 ($16,200
+ 40% PA Bred bonus)

1st

1:41.23

B. Houghton

10/27/17

Puddin N Pie

Yankee Glide
Banbury Cross

Harrah’s
Philadelphia

NW1
($12,000)

1st

1:59.4

T. Freitas

10/21/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide
Ilia

Yonkers

NW31500L5
($30,000)

1st

1:55.3

J. Gregory

10/19/17

Excellence

Kadabra
Noble Message

Flamboro

NW1500L3CD
($5,200)

1st

1:58.4

I. Downey

10/12/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide
Ilia

Harrah’s
Philadelphia

NW20000L5
($17,500)

1st

1:54

J. Gregory

10/3/17

Joey

Yankee Glide
Jodis Jayme

Meadows

NW1 (2YONW2)
($7,500)

1st

1:57.3

L. Zendt

9/29/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall
Noble Message

Batavia

10000CLOP
($7,000)

1st

2:00.3

A. Nappo 

9/28/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide
Ilia

Harrah’s
Philadelphia

NW15000L5CD
($15,000)

1st

1:54.4

J. Gregory

9/27/17

Just For You

Yankee Glide
Jodi's Jayme

Grand River

NW15000LTCD
($7,400)

1st

2:00.4

R. Boyd

9/21/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide
Ilia

Harrah's
Philadelphia

NW10500L5CD
($13,000)

1st

1:53.4

J. Gregory

9/16/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill
Ilia

Mohawk

CTC Final
($684,000)

3rd

1:52.2
(1:51.4)

M. Melander

9/12/17

Joey

Yankee Glide
Jodis Jayme

Meadows

NW1
($7,500)

1st

2:00.3

L. Zendt

9/9/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill
Ilia

Mohawk

CTC Elim.
($40,000)

2nd

1:52.4
(1:52.3)

M. Melander

9/8/17

Altar Gal

Cantab Hall
Choir Robe

Harrah’s Philadelphia

NW1
($12,000)

1st

1:58.2

C. Sylvester

9/8/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall
– Noble Message

Batvia

10000CL
($7,000)

1st

1:57.4

A. Nappo

9/5/17

Six Bax

Kadabra
Bax Machine

Monticello

NW350PSL5CD
($5,100)

1st

2:00.1

G. Messenger

9/4/17

Jacks To Open

Conway Hall
– Jodis Jayme

Freehold

Preferred
($10,000)

1st

1:57.2

N. Surick

8/25/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall
– Noble Message

Batavia

10000CLOP
($7,000)

1st

1:59

A. Nappo

8/13/17

Try Try Again
video

Kadabra
Sweetspellosuccess

Rideau Carleton

OSS – GE
($65,600)

1st

1:54.4
NEW TRACK RECORD

D. Jones

7/18/17

Olive R Klosov

Donato Hanover
Banbury Cross

Pocono

PASS
($33,883)

2nd

1:58.3
(1:57.2)

S. McEneny

7/15/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill

– Ilia

Meadowlands

Stanley Dancer (div)
($161,500)

1st

1:52.4

M. Melander

7/11/17

Olive R Klosov
video

Donato Hanover

– Banbury Cross

Meadows

PASS (div)
($42,054)

3rd

1:58.1

(1:58)

S. McEneny

7/10/17

Outrageous Fortune

Andover Hall

Sweetspellosuccess

Meadows

PA Stallion Series
($20,000)

3rd

2:01

(1:59.3)

R. Baggitt

7/8/17

Six Bax

Kadabra

– Bax Machine

Tioga

NW5200L5CD
($7,900)

1st

1:55.1

G. Messenger

7/1/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill

– Ilia

Pocono

Beal Memorial
($500,000)

2nd

1:53

(1:52.4)

M. Melander

6/27/17

Try Try Again
video

Kadabra

– Sweetspellosuccess

Mohawk

ONTSS Gold
($68,000)

1st

1:55.3

D. Jones

6/24/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill

– Ilia

Pocono

Earl Beal elim.
($25,000)

1st

1:52.3

M. Melander

6/19/17

Try Try Again
video

Kadabra

– Sweetspellosuccess

Mohawk

NW2R20000LT
($16,000)

1st

1:56.3

D. Jones

6/9/17

Excellence

Kadabra

– Noble Message

Grand River

NW2000L3CD
($5,200)

1st

1:57.4

I. Downey

6/6/17

Try Try Again
video

Kadabra

– Sweetspellosuccess

Mohawk

ONTSS – GR
($15,950)

1st

1:56.2

D. Jones

6/2/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill

– Ilia

Meadowlands

NJSS Final
($100,000)

1st

1:52.2

M. Melander

6/2/17

Baximum

Cantab Hall

– Bax Machine

Harrah’s Philadelphia

NW4500L5CD
($9,000)

1st

1:56.3

R. Clark

5/29/17

Try Try Again
video

Kadabra

– Sweetspellosuccess

Mohawk

NW2
($16,000)

1st

1:55.1

D. Jones

5/19/17

Long Tom
video

Muscle Hill

– Ilia

Meadowlands

NJSS 1st leg
($20,000)

1st

1:52.1

M. Melander

5/19/17

Jim Dandy

S JÕs Caviar

– Dandy Hanover

Buffalo

NW5000L5CD
($8,200)

1st

1:58

J. McNeight

5/15/17

Try Try Again

Kadabra

– Sweetspellosuccess

Mohawk

NW1
($14,000)

1st

1:58.3

D. Jones

5/12/17

Data

Muscle Massive

– Tasha Yar

Harrah’s Philadelphia

NW1
($12,000)

1st

1:59.2

A. Busch

5/7/17

Stand Bayou

Donato Hanover

– Roux Hanover

Vermo (Finland) 2100 m.

Vermo Klass I
(11,000ů to winner)

1st

1:12.8

(km)

D. Reden

5/6/17

Six Bax

Kadabra

– Bax Machine

Tioga

NW5000L5CD
($7,900)

1st

1:56.2

G. Messenger

5/3/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall

– Noble Message

Western Fair

7500CLM
($5,100)

1st

2:08.4

(1 1/16)

J. Wray

4/25/17

Tight Lines
video

Yankee Glide

– Ilia

Yonkers

SOA Series Final
($100,000)

1st

1:56.1

J. Gregory

4/20/17

Stand Bayou

Donato Hanover

– Roux Hanover

Bollnas (SE) (2640 m.)

V64-1
(1st – 30,000 SEK)

1st

1:16.0 (km)

D. Reden

4/18/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide

– Ilia

Yonkers

SOA Series (leg)
($25,000)

1st

1:56

J. Gregory

4/12/17

Baximum

Cantab Hall

– Bax Machine

Dover

NW6001L6CD
($6,000)

1st

1:53.3

R. Clark

4/12/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall

– Noble Message

Western Fair

7500CLCD
($4,600)

1st

2:00.4

V. Puddy

4/11/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide

– Ilia

Yonkers

SOA Series (leg)
($25,000)

1st

1:56

J. Gregory

4/7/17

Jim Dandy

S Js Caviar

– Dandy Hanover

Buffalo

NW2500L5CD
($6,200)

1st

2:01.2

J.McNeight

4/6/17

Excellence

Kadabra

– Noble Message

Flamboro

Preferred – 3
($7,500)

1st

1:59.4

I. Downey

4/5/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall

– Noble Message

Western Fair

7500CLCD
($4,600)

1st

2:02

V. Puddy

4/4/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide

– Ilia

Yonkers

SOA Series (leg)
($25,000)

1st

1:56.1

J. Gregory

3/29/17

Baximum

Cantab Hall

– Bax Machine

Dover

NW6001L6CD
($6,000)

1st

1:56.2

R. Clark

3/22/17

Fighting Bax

Muscle Massive

– Bax Machine

Solvalla (SE)

2640 m.

Winners 270 – 740,000 SEK LT (1st – 60,000 SEK)

1st

1.15.3

(km)

D. Reden

3/20/17

Stand Bayou

Donato Hanover

– Roux Hanover

Farjestad (SE)

2140 m.

Winners 165,000 – 500,000 SEK LT (1st - 35,000 SEK)

1st

1.14.5

(km)

D. Reden

3/19/17

Tight Lines

Yankee Glide

– Ilia

Yonkers

NW6PMLT
($27,000)

1st

1:57

J. Gregory

3/19/17

Jacks To Open

Conway Hall

– Jodis Jayme

Yonkers

NW10000L5CD
($29,600)

1st

2:29.2

(1 ¼ mi)

N. Surick

3/16/17

Excellence

Kadabra

– Noble Message

Flamboro

NW2500L3CD
($5,200)

1st

1:58.4

I. Downey

3/8/17

Baximum

Cantab Hall

– Bax Machine

Dover

NW6001L6CD
($6,000)

1st

1:55.4

R. Clark

3/3/17

Jacks To Open

Conway Hall

– Jodis Jayme

Freehold

NW5000L5CD
($6,000)

1st

1:59

N. Surick

2/1/17

Six Bax

Kadabra

– Bax Machine

Monticello

NW400PSL5CD
($4,400)

1st

2:01.1

G. Messenger

1/25/17

Pilgrims All In

Broadway Hall

– Noble Message

Western Fair

NW2500L3CD
($4,560)

1st

2:01.1

V. Puddy

1/25/17

Spring Away

Jump Start

– One More Lillian

Penn National (TB) 1 mile

3YOF NW 2 ($29,500

+ 40% PA Bred bonus)

1st

1:41.46

B. Houghton

1/9/17

Picard

S Js Caviar

ÐTasha Yar

Dover

NW6001L6CD
($5,500)

1st

1:55

N. Callahan

1/4/17

Fighting Bax

Muscle Massive

– Bax Machine

Solvalla (SE)
2640 m.

V86 – 2
(1st – 60,000 kr)

1st

1.15.2

(km)

D. Reden

 

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