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October 15 2017
Scarborough Downs - Dupuis horses win both divisions of Maine Breeders Stakes!
All of the finals winners were sired by Dupuis Farm stallions.
Pembroke Perfect - Western Maverick - Perfect Launch p, 3, 1:55.2H ($163,616) remains Perfect – Wins Maine Sire Stakes Championship at Scarborough Downs!
Like the day itself, the major headlines going into the finals belonged to Pembroke Perfect (Western Maverick-Perfect Launch) as the three-year-old wunderkind put her twelve race seasonal undefeated streak firmly on the line The headlines following the day of competition still belonged to Pembroke Perfect as the powerhouse pacer cruised to the filly championship in an unhurried 1:57 front-running romp, and capped off an extraordinary day that would see her connections secure three of the four divisional championships.
Driven by Heath Campbell for trainer Valerie Grondin, the filly scored her 21st career win from 23 lifetime starts, much to the delight of co-owners William Varney of Bangor, Maine and Lynne-Marie Plouffe of Saco, Maine. Ms. Plouffe was also the filly's breeder.
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Pembroke Conifer - Noble Venture - Wild Pine Princess 2, 2:03.2H ($83,434) entered the $86,172 filly trotting final off an extremely light race schedule which saw the daughter of Noble Venture-Wild Pine Princess head to the post only three times prior to the biggest engagement of her career. The strategy proved spot on though as the filly responded to driver Heath Campbell's cajoling, executing a flawless front end strategy, and stopping the clock victoriously timed in 2:04.
Pembroke Conifer is trained by Valerie Grondin for the ownership partnership of William Varney of Bangor, Maine and Lynn-Marie Plouffe of Saco, Maine. The filly was also bred by Ms. Plouffe.
The 2 yr old finals were held at Bangor Raceway in Sept. 8th, with all the winners, sired by Dupuis Farm stallions.
2yr old Colt Pacer, Hoppi - Western Maverick – Barbra Ann p, 2, 1:58.1H ($70,222)
2yr old Colt Trot, Pembroke Boss Man - Noble Venture- Phoenicia Hanover 2, 2:04.2H ($49,194)
2yr old Filly Trot, Pembroke Dancer - CR Power Glide – Spring Laughter 2, 2:05.0H ($64,385)
2yr old Filly Pace, Pembroke Passionly - Western Maverick – B Passionate p, 2, 2:02.1H ($58,824)
Dec. 15 2016
Dan Patch Award to Obrigado
Obrigado was named the best older male trotter. The 6-year-old gelding’s wins included a world-record-equaling 1:53.2 performance around Northfield Park’s half-mile oval in the Cleveland Trotting Classic and victories in the TVG Series championship for male trotters, Maxie Lee Memorial, Charlie Hill Memorial, Crawford Farms Open, and Dayton Trotting Derby. He won more than $800,000.
The gelding, trained by Paul Kelley and driven by Mark MacDonald, is owned by the Paul Kelley Racing Stable, SRF Stable, Linwood Higgins, and Stable 45. Obrigado, bred by Mike Andrew, is a son of stallion Boy Band out of the mare Malimony.
October 15 2016 - Scarborough, ME
Dupuis Farm Stallions progeny in Maine Stakes Finals
Nobel Venture performers were 1st and 2nd in the trot colt division and 2nd and 3rd in the filly division and that division was won by a Boy Band filly.
The Mavericks won both the filly and colt division with the colt, Seeley Man setting a track record. Seeley Man capped a lustrous sire stakes campaign by adding the sophomore colt pacing trophy to last year’s freshman crown, all the while retaining his perfect 24 for 24 undefeated career win streak. Now with a career bankroll in excess of $176K, the Heidi Gibbs trained Seeley Man is owned in partnership by Kevin Sywyk, Ben Bill & Will Stable and Florence O’Keefe and was bred by Lynn-Marie Plouffe.
Western Stepp was another repeat champion on Saturday as the Western Maverick – French Stepp filly earned top three-year-old honors after securing last year’s two-year-old championship in a maiden-breaking upset. The win was the 10 th of the season for the Western Maverick – French Stepp filly whose career earnings now eclipse the $127K level.
Western Stepp was bred in Maine by Dirk Duncan and Sidney Bradley and trained by co-owner James Dunn.
Miss Flaggy Meadow and driver Ivan Davies were also put to a stern stretch test on Saturday, as the daughter of Boy Band – Willing Wind earned the top placing in the $85,201 filly trotting final. Bred by Mike Andrew and owned by Jack Kelly.
2nd and 3rd place were Noble Ventures, Just A Little Evil by ¾ length and Gonnakissmeornot.
Miss Flaggy Meadow
Noble Yaz hit a homerun in the $85,185 colt trotting final, pouncing at the ¾-mile marker before extending out to an imposing 4-length margin as driver Nick Graffam triumphantly pointed his whip skyward in celebration.
The Noble Venture – Sassy Cathy gelding who was timed in 2:01.1, is trained by Graffam’s dad, Michael, for owner/breeder Francis Hanley.
Dusty Venture who was 2nd also by Noble Venture
August 10 2016 - Scarborough, ME
Dupuis Farm is having a good year in the Maine stakes
Seeley Man by Western Maverick, last year’s undefeated champion remains undefeated.
Gonnakissmeornot, a Noble Venture three yr old, who was defeated only once as a two year old is undefeated this year. Another trotting filly, Pembroke Conifer, 2 yr old this year, has had 7 starts with 6 wins and a third. Pembroke Perfect, a two year old pacing filly by Maverick has had 6 starts, 4 wins and 2 seconds. Princeoftheforest, 2 yr pacing colt by Baron Biltmore is dominating in the colt division with 4 wins in 5 starts.
October 24 2015 - Scarborough, ME
Dupuis Farm Stallions Impressive in Maine Breeders Finals
Sire of 2 in 1:50, 23 in 1:53, 43 in 1:55, 81 in 1:57, 125 in 1:59
Sire of the winners of over $13,000,000
Seeley Man p, 2, 1:57.2H $74,296
Western Maverick - Perfect Launch
2 yr. old pacing colts and geldings final, was won by Seeley Man, son of Western Maverick, he had an undefeated year, 11 starts – 11 wins, equaling the track record of 1:57.2h
Congratulations to owner Florence O'Keefe and Trainer Gerry Smith
Seeley Man and regular pilot Kevin Switzer Jr.
Western Stepp p, 2, 1:58.3H $33,294
Western Maverick - French Stepp
2 yr. old pacing fillies, was won by Western Stepp, daughter of Western Maverick, win time 1;58.3h, first career win.
Congratulations to owners Dirk Duncan and Trainer Jim Dunn
Western Stepp and Driver Drew Campbell
Pembroke Wildcat p, 3, 1:54.3F $198,661
Western Maverick - Saluki Hanover
3 yr. old pacing colts and geldings was won by Pembroke Wildcat, son of Western Maverick, in 1:57.3h, also won the Massachusetts Stakes finals, 5 days before in 1;54.3f
Congratulations to owner Bill Varney and Trainer Valerie Grondin
Apollo’s Chariot p, 3, 1:55.1F $63,544
Western Maverick - Hana Blue Chip
took the 2nd spot
Eat Your Enemy driven by John Nason
Eat Your Enemy p, 3, 1:58.1H $115,709
Western Maverick - Smooth As Ice
3 yr. old pacing fillies, second place was Eat Your Enemy, daughter of Western Maverick.
Congratulations to owners Carolyn Corso and Lynn-Marie Plouffe and trainer John Nason
Noble Venture Sire of the winners of over $1,343,525
Gonnakissmeornot T, 2, 2:03.0H $70,105
Noble Venture - Wild Pine Princess
2yr. old trotting fillies, was won by Gonnakissmeornot, daughter of Noble Venture, 2:03h equalling the track record
Congratulations to owners Kevin Sywyk, Lynne-Marie Plouffe, Ronald Cushing and trainer Heidi Gibbs
Gonnakissmeornot driven by Ron Cushing
Bibbidi Boo T, 3, 1:59.3H $141,745
Noble Venture - Lilting Lily
3 yr. old trotting fillies, was won by Bibbidi Boo, daughter of Noble Venture. 1:59.3h, setting a track record at Scarborough Downs, also set a record at Skowhegan Fair in 2:00.1h, earlier this year.
Congratulations to owners Bill Varney and Lynne-Marie Plouffe and trainer Valerie Grondin.
Bibbido Boo driven by Heath Campbell
photos by Michael Newman and Derek Davis
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At Dupuis Farm we raised 6 two/three year old champions:
2 Yr Old Pacing Colt – Seeley Man
2 Yr Old Trotting Colt – Pembroke Bada Bing
2 Yr Old Trotting Filly – Gonnakissmeornot and the second place filly, Band On The Move
3 Yr Old Pacing Colt – Pembroke Wildcat
3 Yr Old Trotting Colt – Pembroke Jack B
3 Yr Old Trotting Filly – Bibbidi Boo, new track record
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