maryland horse breeders association

Maryland Horse Breeders Association Celebrating History, Heritage Over 90 Years

With a tradition of Thoroughbred racing that predates the American Revolution by more than a generation, it’s no surprise that the first, and oldest, organization in the country created to develop and promote the breeding of horses sprung from Maryland. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association turned 90 this year, and on Saturday it will celebrate […]

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After Saving Horses From Barn Fire, Cellinesi Presented With Unsung Hero Award

Heather Cellinesi has been selected to receive the 2019 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd., this award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. It recognizes honesty, hard work and humility – qualities […]

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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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College Day Scholarships Part Of Upcoming Maryland State Fair At Timonium

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announced its 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. The meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed […]

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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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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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Maryland Breeders, Horsemen Issue Position Statement On Lasix

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association issued the following joint statement, signed by MTHA president Timothy L Keefe and MHBA president Michael J. Harrison, DVM. The stakeholders in Maryland’s racing industry are parties to a landmark 10-Year Agreement that has facilitated many positive changes to the way our racing is being […]

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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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Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Award Finalists Announced; Awards Included For Backstretch Worker Of The Year

The second annual Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Awards will be presented to the top Maryland owner, trainer, jockey, breeder, broodmare and stallion, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2018, on Feb. 12 at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The Renaissance Awards were created to recognize the best of Maryland racing and breeding from […]

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