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Top Line Growth gets win in $250,000 Iowa Derby

The Elkstone Group’s homebred Top Line Growth turned in a solid effort in his first start outside of Maryland. Sent out for the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows on the evening of July 5, the Kelly Rubley-trained 3-year-old with regular rider Julien Pimentel in the irons advanced three wide on the far turn of the mile and a sixteenth test and turned back eight rivals, yet couldn’t catch pacesetting Winning Number. Top Line Growth was awarded the victory upon the disqualification of Winning Number for an infraction in deep stretch that occurred along the rail, and took home the $149,100 winner’s share of the purse. In four starts, Top Line Growth now has three wins and total earnings of $196,503.

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Celebrating 90 years: In Print

Decision to launch magazine a key moment in association's history

Growth in the early years of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association following its incorporation in 1929 spurred the board to find a way to share information with members, and promote the state’s horse industry.

 

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Cordmaker excels in $100,000 Polynesian

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker closed the gap, punched through an opening at the top of the stretch and prevailed by a half-length in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes over Maryland-bred stakes winner Clubman at Laurel Park on Sunday, June 16.

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Two Maryland-breds sell for six-figures at June OBS Sale

Of the dozen Maryland-breds who went through the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age at the OBS Sales Grounds in Ocala, Fla., June 12-14, 10 sold, including two colts for six-figures in the final session. Hip 1051, a bay son of classic winner Shackleford and half-brother to stakes winner Safe Trip, sold for $145,000 to EQB, Inc., Patrice Miller, agent, from the consignment of Pick View LLC, Agent I. He was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Bayne Welker Jr. out of the Coronado's Quest mare Teruko.

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2019 MHBA Board of Directors election results

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 years. Incumbents Louis Merryman, Sabrina Moore and James B. Steele Jr. join Richard Blue Jr., who last served on the board in 2017, and Michael F. Horning.

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Oldies But Goodies gives impressive performance in Ben’s Cat Stakes

R. Larry Johnson’s homebred Oldies But Goodies broke through in the $75,000 Ben’s Cat, taking control at the start and maintaining it throughout the five and a half furlongs to win by one and a half lengths over favored Dirty on Sunday, July 14 at Laurel Park.

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Ghoul’s Night Out gets first stakes win in Jameela

Mens Grille Racing’s Ghoul’s Night Out outran her 19-1 odds in the $75,000 Jameela Stakes, driving down the stretch to score her first stakes win by a neck on Sunday, July 14 at Laurel Park.

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Top Line Growth gets win in $250,000 Iowa Derby

The Elkstone Group’s homebred Top Line Growth turned in a solid effort in his first start outside of Maryland. Sent out for the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows on the evening of July 5, the Kelly Rubley-trained 3-year-old with regular rider Julien Pimentel in the irons advanced three wide on the far turn of the mile and a sixteenth test and turned back eight rivals, yet couldn’t catch pacesetting Winning Number. Top Line Growth was awarded the victory upon the disqualification of Winning Number for an infraction in deep stretch that occurred along the rail, and took home the $149,100 winner’s share of the purse. In four starts, Top Line Growth now has three wins and total earnings of $196,503.

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