Maryland

Gaudet Aiming Undefeated Dynamic Asset Toward 2018 Preakness

A winner of more than 1,700 races in a 53-year training career and patriarch of one of Maryland racing’s most successful and respected racing families, Eddie Gaudet’s lone starter in the state’s biggest race came with Concealed Identity in the 2011 Preakness (G1). Now a multiple stakes-winning trainer in her own right, Gaudet’s eldest daughter […]

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Just Howard Named Maryland-Bred Horse Of The Year, Champion 3-Year-Old, Turf Horse

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard, winner of the Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby at Laurel Park as part of a four-race win streak over the summer of 2017, took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old male and champion turf horse. The announcements were made at the inaugural Renaissance Awards, a cooperative effort […]

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Gonzalez Lucks Out With Stakes-Winning Former Claimer Afleet Willy

Claudio Gonzalez, who led all trainers in Maryland last year with 84 victories while securing training titles during Laurel’s summer and fall meets, claimed Afleet Willy on a cloudy day out of a victory over a sealed, muddy track two days after Christmas in 2015. The son of Wilburn has turned out to be a […]

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Hogan To Racing Industry: If We Don’t Change, It’s Going To Be Changed For Us

New Jersey-based veterinarian Dr. Patty Hogan gave a 75-minute presentation titled “Injuries in Racehorses” to 60-70 members of the MidAtlantic horseracing industry this week. Hogan explained to the audience that she sees nearly 3,000 horses at her clinic annually, with the majority of them being either Thoroughbred or Standardbred racehorses. She also explained that her […]

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Maryland Horse Council Acquires Digital, Print Horse Publication ‘The Equiery’

The Maryland Horse Council (MHC) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of The Equiery, Maryland’s only all-breed, all-sport, digital and print horse publication. With The Equiery, MHC has acquired a turn-key multi-media publishing and marketing entity that will enable the Council to not only better serve its membership, but to also reach the entire […]

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Toledo Hopes To Be Back In The Saddle By Late February

Jevian Toledo, Maryland’s leading rider of 2017, is hopeful of returning to action late next month after being injured in a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park. Toledo’s agent, Marty Leonard, said Monday afternoon the 23-year-old Toledo is wearing a neck brace to help with the pain from what doctors believe was whiplash along with compression […]

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Leading Maryland Jockey Toledo Fractures Two Vertebrae In Morning Training Accident

Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park. Toledo, 23, was transported to Howard County Hospital in Columbia, Md. complaining of back and leg pain after going down when a horse he was exercising fell. Toledo’s agent, Marty […]

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Laurel: Jockeys’ ‘Concerns’ About Track Surface Led To Saturday’s Cancellations

Laurel Park canceled its final three races on Saturday’s Christmastide Stakes Day program due to “deteriorating winter weather conditions,” according to a Maryland Jockey Club press release. The Racing Biz reports that the Laurel Park jockey colony had a significant impact on that cancellation decision after three different riders were dropped from their mounts in approximately […]

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Ben’s Cat Inspires Record-Setting Number Of Votes To Win ‘Vox Populi’ Award

The late Ben’s Cat, four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and beloved equine hero, has been awarded the 2017 Secretariat Vox Populi Award, or “Voice of the People,” with record-breaking voter participation. The award, created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained […]

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McCarthy Planning Move To New York Under Agent Steve Rushing

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, recuperating from a shoulder surgery in May, is planning to make the move from the mid-Atlantic region to New York when he returns to the saddle, reports theracingbiz.com. The two-time leading rider in Maryland (2014 and 2016) has been cleared to begin getting on horses on Dec. 5. McCarthy has worked with agent […]

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