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Eighttofasttocatch Closes Out Career With Jennings Romp

Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was the easy winner of Saturday’s $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park, the final start of his storied career. In doing so, he retires a millionaire. Forest Boyce returned from riding at Fair Grounds to hold the reins aboard the Tim Keefe trainee, who was winning the Jennings for the fourth […]

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Contentious New York THA Election Includes Questionable Endorsement

Presidents of five state divisions of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, collectively calling themselves a Philadelphia-based “Coalition of Horsemen,” have endorsed trainer Rick Violette over West Point Thoroughbred founder Terry Finley in a hotly contested election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. In a widely distributed email using the logos of the Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Scores Third Maryland Million Classic Victory

Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was the popular winner of today’s feature on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, defending his title in the $150,000 Classic in wire to wire fashion at Laurel Park. The Maryland Million is the one of the most important racing days at Laurel Park with 11 events for runners sired by Maryland-based […]

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Ben’s Cat, Eighttofasttocatch Highlight Maryland Million Day

On a day showcasing Maryland racing and breeding, two of the state’s biggest stars will be in attendance. Both are 8-year-old geldings sired by Maryland-based stallions. The popular Ben’s Cat will compete in the Maryland Million Turf, a mile-long event on the lawn. He finished second in last year’s edition of the race. Eighttofasttocatch, meanwhile, […]

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MTHA Board Elects New President, Officers

The election of trainer Tim Keefe as only the third President in Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association history, coupled with the election of seven new members to the MTHA’s Board of Directors appears to signal a new, more inclusive direction for MTHA leadership. After being elected President, Keefe was excited about the organization’s future. “I think […]

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Maryland trainer doing triathalon to benefit Thoroughbred rescue group

Trainer Tim Keefe conditions 30 horses at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md. On Saturday afternoon he’ll send stakes winner Eighttofasttocatch to the starting gate as one of the favorites in the $75,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes at Laurel. However, the 44-year-old will not be at the central Maryland track this weekend. He is headed to […]

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Cancer survivor Wiley-Wagner gets first win in 14 years, then retires

Fourteen years after her last win, Mary Wiley-Wagner was in the winner’s circle again, this time aboard Sonata Brae for trainer Tim Keefe in Friday afternoon’s finale at Laurel Park in Maryland. But a lot has transpired in between those victories. Wiley-Wagner, now 47, is a cancer survivor. The wife of Maryland Jockey Club starter […]

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