• 57 Wins, 34 Seconds, 56 Thirds
  • Purses totaled $1,653,905
  • 113th on the trainers list in North America
  • CAKE POP won The Tall Stacks Takes $75,000
  • CAKE POP finished 3rd The Green Carpet Stakes $75,000
  • EVADER won ITOBA Stallion Season Herb Hoover Memorial Stakes $75,000
  • WHISTLE STOP won The Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes $100,000
  • OBSOLETE finished 3rd My Dear Stakes $100,000
  • CAKE POP won The Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup Stakes $75,000
  • WHISTLE STOP finished 3rd The Indiana First Lady Stakes $150,000
  • WHISTLE STOP finished 3rd The Merrillville Stakes $100,000
  • BIBBIDIBOBBIDI BOO won The City of Anderson Stakes $100,000
  • CAKE POP placed The Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes $150,000
  • WHISTLE STOP placed The Frances Slocum Stakes $150,000
  • FLURRY won The Miss Indiana Stakes $100,000
  • OBSOLETE placed The Miss Indiana Stakes $100,000
  • CAKE POP finished 3rd The Steel Valley Sprint Stakes $200,000



  • 57 Wins, 48 Seconds, 56 Thirds
  • Purses totaled $1,783,847
  • 107th on the trainers list in North America
  • BADABING BADABOOM won Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes
  • CAKE POP won “Hoover” Stake
  • TEQUILA AND SALT  won The Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes
  • TEQUILA AND SALT placed in Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Filly Stakes
  • ROOFTOP VIEW placed in The New York Stallion Stake Series
  • CAKE POP placed in The Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes
  • WHISTLE STOP placed in The City of Anderson Stakes
  • KITTY CORNER placed in The Miss Indiana Two Year Old Stakes
  • Breeders of the Year-Michael E and Penny S Lauer


  • 42 Wins, 41 Seconds, 50 Thirds out of 390 starts
  • Purses totaled $1,048,117
  • 212th on the trainers list in North America
  • MISTER POLLARD won 19th running of The Brickyard Stakes
  • HIGHER LOGIC won the 13th running of the Chris Bain Shelby County Stake


  • 33 Wins, 30 Seconds, 50 Thirds out of 321 starts
  • Purses totaled $1,105,945
  • 207th on the trainers list in North America
  • MISTER POLLARD was 2014 Champion 3 yr. old Colt Indiana bred
  • MISTER POLLARD was 2014 Indiana Bred Horse of the Year
  • SWEET SUMMER was 2014 Indiana Broodmare of the Year
  • Indiana Breeders of the year- Michael & Penny Lauer
  • DREAMIN BIG retired as leading all time female Indiana Bred money winner
  • HOOSIER NEIGHBOR won the first annual $75,000 Indiana Stallion Auction Stakes
  • MISTER POLLARD won The Indiana Bred 3 yr. old $150,000 Governors Stake
  • MISTER POLLARD won $85,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes
  • MISTER POLLARD won $150,000 Too Much Coffee Stakes


  • 46 Wins, 33 Seconds, 34 Thirds out of 369 starts
  • Purses totaled $1,339,320
  • 155th on the trainers list in North America
  • DREAMIN BIG was 2013 Champion Older Mare Indiana Bred
  • JOINT TENANT was 2013 Champion Indiana Sired 3 yr. old Colt
  • DREAMIN BIG won $50,000 Holiday Inagural
  • JOINT TENANT won The Indiana Bred 3 yr. old $150,000 Governors Stakes


  • 46 Wins, 60 Seconds, 62 Thirds out of 429 starts
  • Purses totaled $1,598,460
  • 123rd on the trainers list in North America
  • Indiana Breeders of the Year-Michael & Penny Lauer


  • We won races at nine different tracks in 2011: Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas; Turfway Park; Indiana Downs; Presque Isle, Erie, PA; River Downs, Cincinnati, Ohio; Hoosier Park, Anderson, Indiana; Beulah Park, Grove City, Ohio; Churchill Downs; Penn National, Grantville, PA.
  • We ended up 123rd in North America on the money won list with earnings at $1,577,901.
  • Total 363 starters, 61 Winners, 48 seconds, 50 thirds  17% winners. Anybody who knows me knows I don’t get to upset when we run 2nd in a maiden race, figuring we’ll come back and get the win next time.
  • We would like to thank all our owners who have entrusted their horses with us. If it wasn’t for you, this could not have been done. Our goal at the beginning of the year was a million dollars and 50 winners. Back in October when we hit that, we increased the goal to 60 winners and a million and one half in earnings.
  • Four horses won over $100,000. We had one stake winner (PRIZE WINNER) and seven different Two Year Old Winners. We had numerous multiple winners with three horses winning 4 races. The highest money earner of those three was ROCKIN’ ROCKSTAR for owners Jack Danehy, Ralph Piercy, Terry Ward, Barry Ward, Ken Agronin, Steve Yamaguchi and Mary Ann Barth who happened to win all his races at Presque Isle on the Tapeta. Definitely a horse for the course. MIZZEN MY MOMMA and PLAN AHEAD also won four races.
  • We had six different three time winners beginning with SHOT OF KELA for Dr. Ira Mersack and Penny Lauer, GOODNESSGRACIOUSME for Margaux Farm, Norb & Karen Paulin and Penny Lauer, ON Z RUN for Jerry Merritt and Penny Lauer, GHOST CHAPEL for owners Tim James and Penny Lauer, SOUTHERN OCEAN and TRASH TO TREASURE for Penny Lauer.
  • We also had seven two-time winners.


  • 42 Wins, 40 Seconds, 39 Thirds, out of 291 starts
  • Purses Totaled $1,165,864
  • Winner of the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes- filly, Whistlin’ Jean
  • Churchill Downs Fall Meet Leading KTDF Earner, filly Rigamaro
  • Churchill Downs Fall Meet Second Leading OwnerPenny Lauer
  • Homebred, Ms RedHawk won 3 races in Indiana
  • Homebred, Rockin’ Rockstar won a $100,000 stake at Presque Isle in Erie, Pennsylvania for owners Jack Danehy, Barry and Terry Ward, Kenneth Agronin & Ralph Piercy
  • First winter stabled in Oaklawn in over 25 years, 5 wins
  • The stable  had record breaking earnings over $1.2 million dollars with 42 wins, 40 seconds, 39 thirds.


  • Champion Indiana Bred 3-y-o Filly of the Year, Trust N Seven
  • Winner of the Merrilville Stake at Hoosier Park, Trust N Seven
  • Hey There Cupcake was stakes placed in Indiana
  • Tenmor was stakes placed in Indiana
  • The stable earned $713,363 through 27 victories, 24 seconds and 32 thirds.


  • Indiana Thoroughbred Owner-Breeder of the YearMike and Penny Lauer
  • Homebred Mor Chances was RNA’d as a yearling at Keeneland for $2500 due to a so-called, ‘x-ray problem’. He has since gone on to be our leading homebred earner with earnings resting at $496,000.  Lauer raced him for a couple years, then sold him privately to allow his racing career to continue in New York.  At his highlight he won 4 straight stakes in the winter of 2008-2009.  He was still racing in the fall of 2010, with 11 wins out of 39 starts.
  • The stable earned $574,992 through 18 victories, 23 seconds and 29 thirds.


  • Retired homebred Mocha Queen with earnings of $393,219; 7 wins, 9 seconds, 6 thirds; Owned and Bred by Penny Lauer, Jack Danehy, Terry and Barry Ward, Also bred by Chuck Visse. Mocha Queen was primarily a turf sprinter and is currently in foal to Candy Ride.
  • Need Money Dad was stakes placed in Kentucky
  • The stable earned $512,722 through 20 victories, 24 seconds, 26 thirds and 18 fourths out of 149 starts.


  • Champion Indiana Bred 3-y-o Filly of the Year, Amature’s Prize, Owned by Penny Lauer, Scott and Jim Farrar
  • The stable earned $654,411 through 23 victories, 28 seconds and 29 thirds out of 180 starts.


  • 18 Wins, 11 Seconds, 27 Thirds out of 146 starts
  • Total Purses won $398,102
  • Winner of the 19th running of the Turfway Preview, Snack
  • Winner of the 22nd Running of the WEBN stakes winner, Snac


  • 28 Wins, 23 Seconds, 24 Thirds out of 185 starts
  • Total Purses won $553,422


  • 26 Wins, 20 Seconds, 19 Thirds out of 173 starts
  • Total Purses won $429,773
  • Retired homebred Ghost Queen with earnings of $178,323; Owned and Bred by Penny Lauer, Jack Danehy, Terry and Barry Ward, Also bred by Chuck Visse.


  • 34 Wins, 23 Seconds, 35 Thirds out of 236 starters
  • Total Purses won $684,593
  • Champion Indiana Bred 2-y-o Filly of the Year, Miss Dakota, Claimed for $30,000 in June at Churchill Downs and went on to win two stakes in the fall at Hoosier Park before earning the title of filly of the year.


  • Leaha was purchased for $1500 as a 3-year-old at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.  She earned over $150,000 before she was claimed for $25,000, 3 years later.
  • Finchville was a homebred who ran at Saratoga Springs in New York and topped earnings on $140,000.

Breeding Highlights

  • Cappucino Queen was purchased as a 2-year-old in training at Fasig-Tipton for $31,000.  She had an unsuccessful racing career of one start, but did quite well as a broodmare.  Her foals have won over $800,000 and sales of her foals total over half a million dollars, including Mocha Queen earnings $393, 219, Ghost Queen earnings $178,000, Dearfriendofours earnings $186,000.
  • Miss Winmor was purchased for $8,000 and has had foals with earnings over 1 million dollars including Mor Chances, Tenmor, Mr. Bill
  • Miss Riverton was purchased for $25,000 with her first Lauer-bred foal, Gotta Beach Boy who was grade-3 placed. Also colt, Snack, winner of 3 stakes in a row, was trained by Lauer before a majority share was sold and he was transported to California.  Snack was the only horse we have thought enough of to become a Triple Crown nominee. He later broke his ankle post-sale, pre-Kentucky Derby.
  • Seventies was a homebred filly out of Sevenish. Owned by Jack Danehy and Penny Lauer during her racing career, she was grade 3 stakes placed and won over $190,000.  Once retired as a racehorse she became a successful broodmare foaling Eighties, Nineties, Sixties and Trust N Seven.
  • Sevenish was taken in trade to pay off a $1000 board bill.  At the time she was carrying Seventies, winner of over $190,000.
  • Amature Night was purchased as a broodmare prospect for $15,000 in the January Sale at Keeneland.  Her produce record includes Amature Prize winner of $160,000, Hey There Cupcake winner of $140,000 and Purely Amature.
  • Ms. Aleah produced winners including Need Money Dad, Randall, Ms Red Hawk and Chow Wagon
  • Mitey J was trained by Mike Lauer for his father Bill Lauer to back-to-back victories in the $50,000 added Governor’s Buckeye Handicap in 1980 and 1981.  Mitey J earned over $176,000 in the early 80’s trained by Mike.