Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series Honored In Maryland

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder presented officials with the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) a Secretary’s Citation for their contributions to Maryland agriculture on Saturday, May 23, at the Fair Hill Races in Elkton. The citation was accepted by TASS Coordinator Fran Burns and TASS Board Member Beverly Strauss. The series has mushroomed from one show in […]

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Preakness History: A Tale Of The Race’s Ill-Tempered Namesake

It is Preakness week, and Black-Eyed Susans, crab cakes, and Triple Crown dreams are all the rage in the lead-up to Saturday’s main event. Despite the race being a signature event in Maryland, the Preakness has a tie to another state as well. Writing for the Star-Ledger, Jerry Izenberg tells a story of Kentucky-bred, New […]

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Laurel Showcases State-Breds With 29th Maryland Million

Maryland-breds were the stars on Saturday at Laurel Park, competing in various races at the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A pair of 8-year-old geldings were the highlights of the day: Eighttofasttocatch captured his third Maryland Million Classic, while popular Ben’s Cat was upset by Talk Show Man in the Maryland Million Turf. Hillwood […]

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‘Consummate Horseman’ Dickie Small Dead At 68

Prominent Maryland trainer Richard (Dickie) Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended the Gilman School, played lacrosse at the University of Delaware and served two tours of duty during the […]

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Maryland: State Expands Owner/Breeder Program

Kicking off with the Laurel Park Fall 2013 race meeting (Sept. 19-Dec. 31) a new Maryland-bred program will begin. It is designed to enhance the breeding and ownership of Maryland-bred horses. Modeled on successful regional incentive programs, it expands the opportunities for Maryland-bred horses. Last May, the Maryland Racing Commission (MRC), after a nearly year-long […]

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Palmer to Serve as AAEP On Call Vet for Preakness

Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP, will assist NBC Sports with horse health information as the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) On Call veterinarian at the Preakness Stakes, taking place May 18 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md. Palmer is standing in for Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, who sustained a head injury prior […]

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425 Catalogued for F-T Midlantic 2-Year-Old Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division has catalogued 425 juveniles for its 2013 Two-year-olds in Training Sales at Timonium, Maryland, on Monday and Tuesday, May 20th and 21st.  Two under-tack sessions will be held over the Timonium racetrack, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15th and 16th.  Sales and under-tack sessions all begin at 10:00 a.m. Timonium 2-year-old graduates […]

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Maryland tracks and horsemen working on long-term deal

Even though the Nov. 30 deadline for the completion of a long term deal for Maryland racing passed without the contract signed, the outlook towards the deal is still positive. A deal is expected to be finalized before the final meeting of the year on Dec. 18. “I wouldn’t read anything negative into that,” Alan […]

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Pino honored by Maryland Jockey Club

The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Mario Pino, who moved into the top 10 on the all-time win list earlier this fall, with a winners’ circle presentation Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. “It’s a great honor and I am very grateful,” Pino said. “Maryland has been great to me, riding here for 30 years, seeing […]

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