Maryland Continues With Double-Digit Foal Crop Increases In 2019

Maryland stallions had the highest percentage of increase in the nation of live foals produced in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to The Jockey Club’s recently released 2018 Breeding Statistics. Among the top 10 states and provinces based on mares covered in 2018, Maryland was one of only three states to see an increase […]

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Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor $200,000 Laurel Futurity

Laurel Park announced today that Fasig-Tipton will be the title sponsor for the $200,000 Laurel Futurity. The Fasig-Tipton Laurel Futurity will be contested Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of a spectacular day of racing with eight stakes races, including the $250,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), $250,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) and $150,000 […]

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Force The Pass Purchased By Wasabi Ventures, Retired To Anchor And Hope Farm In Maryland For 2020

Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass has been retired from racing and will enter stud in Maryland in 2020 as the property of T.K. Kuegler’s Wasabi Ventures Stallions, LLC, which recently acquired the son of Speightstown from his owner/breeder Richard Santulli. Force the Pass will stand at Louis and Grace Merryman’s Anchor & Hope Farm […]

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Apprentice Julio Correa Eyeing Leading Rider Title In Maryland

For the second straight year, the road to the Eclipse Award for champion apprentice jockey is winding its way through Maryland. Julio Correa, a 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, notched seven wins in the last four racing days to enter the final weekend of Laurel Park’s summer stand as its leading rider, having passed […]

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Miss J McKay First Starter, First Winner For Maryland Stallion Hangover Kid

Multiple stakes winner Hangover Kid, whose seven career victories included the 2014 Bowling Green (G2), got his stud career off to a successful start when Maxis Stable’s Miss J McKay captured her debut Friday at Laurel Park. Favored at 4-5 among seven 2-year-old fillies in the $33,000 waiver maiden claiming event, Miss J McKay ($3.80) […]

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Manfuso, Voss Present MHBA Yearling Show Grand Champion For Fifth Year

Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss’s homebred filly by Midshipman out of Lemons and Limes, by Lemon Drop Kid, stood out above the rest as judge Michael Stidham selected her as Grand Champion of the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Yearling Show, held on Sunday, June 30 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show […]

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New Direction: Goal To ‘Preserve And Enhance’ Preakness At Pimlico

The Stronach Group appears to have changed its mind about moving the Preakness away from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, according to Maryland Matters. The track is in need of significant renovations, and Stronach has spent the past several years devoting the majority of its resources to nearby Laurel Park, but Pimlico’s 144-year history may not […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Grant Tesio Award To Senator Miller

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is proud to present the 2019 Tesio Award to Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller. The award is named for Federico Tesio, widely regarded as the most brilliant horse breeder of the 20th century. The Tesio Award bestows special recognition for extraordinary contributions. This is a most appropriate time to bestow […]

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‘Good To Be Home’: Feargal Lynch Returns A Winner At Laurel

Kaleem Shah Inc.’s Closer Look ($6.80), favored at 2-1 in a field of 12, cruised to a 4 ¾-length triumph in Race 7 Saturday to give journeyman Feargal Lynch his first win since returning to the Maryland circuit with Friday’s opening of the 43-day summer meet at Laurel. Lynch, a two-time meet titlist in Maryland […]

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