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Northview Stallion Station’s Maryland Branch To Host Open House On December 1

Northview Stallion Station’s classic-placed millionaire Irish War Cry, and the rest of the high-powered Maryland roster will be available for inspection on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Chesapeake City. The most popular first-year stallion in Maryland in 2019 with more than 80 mares bred, Irish War Cry offers breeders a […]

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‘It’s Anna’s World And I’m Just Living In It’: Maryland Million Distaff Winner ‘Very Special’

Anna’s Bandit has turned into the kind of horse her connections always believed she could be, but it wasn’t as easy as the 5-year-old mare has made it look over the past nine weeks. “No one has any idea what she’s been through. It’s crazy,” trainer John ‘Jerry’ Robb said. “She’s just one of a […]

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Maryland Star Talk Show Man Retired

Dr. Michael J. Harrison’s homebred Talk Show Man, who spoiled Phlash Phelps’ bid for a record third Maryland Million Turf victory last fall, won’t get the chance to become a three-time winner himself. Trainer Hamilton Smith said the 9-year-old Great Notion gelding has been retired after winning eight of 40 lifetime starts and $456,556 in […]

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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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Phlash Phelps Cuts Back For Sunday’s Ben’s Cat

Best known for his success going two turns on the turf, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will cut back to a sprint for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes at Laurel Park. The Ben’s Cat for 3-year-olds and up and $75,000 Jameela for fillies and […]

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Sycamore Hall Named 2018 Maryland Breeder Of The Year; Great Notion Gets Stallion Title

The board of directors of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association has selected the 2018 Maryland Breeder, Broodmare and Stallion of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the second annual Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Awards on Feb. 12 at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Tickets for the event are may be purchased in […]

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‘Vision’ Elevates Her Connections With 38-1 Upset In Politely Stakes

Making just her fifth career start and first in stakes company, Elevated Vision bolstered her resume and lifted the spirits of her connections with an emotional 38-1 upset in Saturday’s $75,000 Politely at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Politely for fillies and mares 3 and up and the $75,000 Jennings for 3-year-olds and up at one […]

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Crabcakes Proves Deserving Favorite In Maryland Million Distaff

Crabcakes validated her 2-5 favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park, successfully defending her title with a half-length triumph over My Magician. The seven-furlong handicap for fillies and mares kicked off the 33rd edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million program of stakes for Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. The Bernie Houghton-trained Crabcakes, […]

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Jump Start, Irish War Cry Lead Northview Stallion Station’s 2019 Roster

Northview Stallion Station has revealed the fees for its 2019 roster, led by veteran sire Jump Start at its Pennsylvania base and newcomer Irish War Cry in Maryland. Northview’s 12-member stallion roster is divided between the operation’s farms in Chesapeake City, Md., and Peach Bottom, Penn. Seven of those stallions reside at the Maryland farm, […]

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27-1 Ruby Notion Relishes Soft Ground For Caress Victory

Under a perfectly timed ride by jockey Florent Geroux, Ruby Notion extended away in the final yards to earn her first stakes win in more than two years capturing Monday’s $200,000 Caress for older fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course. Breaking from post 8 at odds of 27-1, Ruby Notion stalked comfortably from sixth […]

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