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2021 MHBA Board of Directors election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected two incumbent members, a 2019 presidential appointee and two new members to the 2021 Board of Directors. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected will serve for the next three years. Michael J. Harrison DVM, a presidential appointee to the board in 2009 to 2010 who has since served from 2011 to 2016 and as the president of the board from 2018 to 2020, and Christy Holden, a board member for the past three years, are this year’s incumbents.

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Welcome to the team: Emily Stakem

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is proud to introduce Emily Stakem, our newest full-time staff member, who will be taking over the role of registrar as she oversees our membership and subscription services. Emily, a 25-year-old native of Reisterstown, graduated in 2018 from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., with a degree in English with a concentration in women and gender studies, before moving to Virginia and working as an intern for Chronicle of the Horse (COTH). She returned to her home state in January of 2019 when she took on the role of program coordinator for the Maryland Horse Council Foundation’s Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS), which provides safe alternatives for horses needing homes by helping owners identify and select the best options for their horses.

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Maryland-breds a highlight of record-breaking Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with eight selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 17 and 18, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay colt by freshman sire Gormley, purchased by Mayberry Farm, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the group.

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V. I. P. Ticket delivers in Confucius Say Stakes

V. I. P. Ticket, a son of longtime leading West Virginia stallion Windsor Castle, made his third start of the season his best yet as he beat out 9-year-old Mean Bean to win the $75,000 Confucius Say Stakes for registered/accredited West Virginia-breds by three-quarters of a length on Saturday, May 1 at Charles Town.

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87th annual Yearling Show set for August 1

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s 87th annual Yearling Show has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 1 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The show, normally held earlier in the summer, has been pushed back in order to accommodate the Maryland State Fair’s schedule, as the facility is currently serving as a mass COVID-19 testing and vaccination site.

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Anchor & Hope stallion Holy Boss gets freshman first

Freshman sire Holy Boss had a number of firsts on Wednesday, June 16 at Delaware Park– his first starter and first winner from his first North American crop.

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2021 MHBA Board of Directors election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected two incumbent members, a 2019 presidential appointee and two new members to the 2021 Board of Directors. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected will serve for the next three years. Michael J. Harrison DVM, a presidential appointee to the board in 2009 to 2010 who has since served from 2011 to 2016 and as the president of the board from 2018 to 2020, and Christy Holden, a board member for the past three years, are this year’s incumbents.

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Welcome to the team: Emily Stakem

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is proud to introduce Emily Stakem, our newest full-time staff member, who will be taking over the role of registrar as she oversees our membership and subscription services. Emily, a 25-year-old native of Reisterstown, graduated in 2018 from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., with a degree in English with a concentration in women and gender studies, before moving to Virginia and working as an intern for Chronicle of the Horse (COTH). She returned to her home state in January of 2019 when she took on the role of program coordinator for the Maryland Horse Council Foundation’s Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS), which provides safe alternatives for horses needing homes by helping owners identify and select the best options for their horses.

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