The Maryland Horse Industry Board presented its August Touch of Class award to Joe Thomson and Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City on August 15 during live racing at Ocean Downs in Berlin. Four of Winbak’s Standardbred horses were honored with the award. “Winbak continues to produce Standardbreds of the highest quality, which they race and sell all over the country and around the world,” said MHIB chair Jim Steele.
The broodmare Lady Ashlee Ann and stallion Bettor’s Delight were recently inducted into the Living Harness Horse Hall of Fame on July 7. Betterthancheddar, a son of Lady Ashlee Ann owned by Winbak Farm, was named the Canadian Champion Pacer for this year. The late Classic Wish, who was the dam of Bettor’s Delight, is also in the Hall of Fame and was honored with a Touch of Class award.
In addition, harness racing drivers Corey Callahan and Frank Milby received Secretary Citations for their 3,000th and 1,500th career wins, respectively. Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance presented the awards.