maryland breeding

‘Big-Boned, Strapping Colt’: First Foal Reported For Classic-Placed Irish War Cry

The first foal for classic-placed Irish War Cry was born the evening of Feb. 12 at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pa., when the Cape Cross (Ire) mare Danu (Ire) delivered a chestnut colt. “From all reports he’s a big-boned, strapping colt,” said Martin Somers of High Kings Racing, who purchased Danu as a yearling […]

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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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Three Incumbents Among Five Seats Filled On Maryland Horse Breeders Association Board

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected three incumbent members, a former board member and a 2018 presidential appointee to the 2019 Board of Directors, as announced June 13. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected this year will serve for the next three […]

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University Of Maryland To Halt Equine Breeding Program Due To Funding Constraints

The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland announced Wednesday that it is placing its equine breeding program on hiatus until a more sustainable funding model can be developed. Dr. Amy Burk, coordinator for the program, said, “I am very proud of what the program helped achieve in the last 5 years, including the […]

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Still Having Fun Upsets Woody Stephens

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun came from well off the pace to upset Saturday’s G2 Woody Stephens Stakes at 13-1, besting Engage by 1 1/4 lengths on the line. The 3-year-old son of Old Fashioned, bred in Maryland, covered seven furlongs over Belmont Park’s fast main track in 1:21.45. Ridden […]

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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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Goodonehoney Dominates Weber City Miss In Second Lifetime Start

Making her stakes debut four weeks off a sharp debut victory, Kasey K Racing Stable and Final Turn Racing’s Goodonehoney turned in another impressive performance to win Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss by seven lengths at Laurel Park. The victory in just her second lifetime start earned Goodonehoney ($8.40) an automatic bid to the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan […]

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‘So Far, So Good’: Kentucky Oaks The Target For Sunland Oaks Winner Blamed

A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, Blamed was a dominating 6 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 Sunland Oaks. With that victory, she earned 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, and trainer Joel Marr told drf.com that the filly will be pointed to the race at Churchill Downs. ​“She’s been doing really well,” Marr said. “She’s happy, galloping […]

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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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