Maryland racing

From Outrider To Racing Analyst, Tullock Talks Horses All Day Long

Not since his days training such outstanding stakes winners as Buster’s Daydream, Sensibly Chic and Abbondanza has Tim Tullock spent as much time talking horses as he does in his current gig. A full-time outrider during morning training at Laurel Park, Tullock trades in his radio, protective vest and riding boots each live-racing afternoon for […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Association Elects Three New Officers

Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) elected three new officers to its board of directors. Dr. Michael J. Harrison, DVM, was elected president; David H. Wade, vice president; and Kent Allen Murray, secretary/treasurer. Harrison, of Butler in Baltimore County, owns Willowdale Farm. He has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 35 years. In addition, he […]

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A $2,500 Yearling, Two Notch Road Now Boasts More Than Half A Million In Earnings

Two Notch Road had won three of 11 races and close to a quarter of a million dollars in purse earnings through his 3-year-old campaign when trainer Glenn Thompson was offered nearly twice his bankroll for a horse he had purchased as a yearling for a mere $2,500. He said no. A bowed tendon later […]

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Maryland Developer, Farm Owner Buys Native Dancer Preakness Trophy For $100,000

Edward St. John, Baltimore-area developer and owner of Rolling Ridge Farm in Maryland, has been identified as the purchaser of Native Dancer’s Preakness trophy. The replica of the Woodlawn Vase, which was presented to owner Alfred Vanderbilt in 1953, was sold through Doyle Auctions last month for $100,000. St. John attended the 1953 edition of […]

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Maryland Horse Industry Foundation Announces Six Students To Career Program

The Maryland Horse Industry Foundation is pleased to announce the group of six selected to participate in the second Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP). They are Lauren Carter (University of Maryland), Brianna Higgs (Centenary University), Camille Lee (University of Maryland), Amber Roher (University of Kentucky), Farrah Staebell (Colorado State University) and Kandace Tignor (University of […]

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Maryland: Horse Racing Industry Has $500 Million Economic Impact

The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy.  The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone. The report quantified […]

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Edgar Prado Can Secure 7,000 Victories As Laurel Park Meet Winds Down

Edgar Prado was still a teenager when he first came to the United States, unable to speak English but with an undeniable talent to ride racehorses. More than three decades later, as he approaches his 51st birthday in mid-June, the soft-spoken Peruvian is closing in on a rare milestone that speaks to both his ability […]

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Maryland Million Day Set For Oct. 20 At Laurel Park

The 33rd edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 20 at Laurel Park. Dates of other Maryland Million festivities, including the Maryland Million Gala (Maryland Club – Oct .19) and Maryland Million Golf Tournament (Manor Country Club – Oct. 9) have also been confirmed. Over 22,000 people were in attendance to enjoy the […]

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Laurel Park Moves Friday Card To Monday Due To Winter Storm

Heavy rain and high winds from Winter Storm Riley forecast to hit the East Coast Thursday evening has forced The Maryland Jockey Club to postpone the live program Friday, March 2 at Laurel Park. Friday’s entire nine-race program will be run, as carded, on Monday, March 5. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain […]

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143rd Preakness Headlines Pimlico’s $3.7 Million Spring Stakes Schedule

Highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, legendary Pimlico Race Course will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet which opens Thursday, May 10. The 12-day stand will run Thursdays through Sundays with the exception of Sunday, May 20. There […]

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