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A brief history of the Maryland-bred champions

For more than half of the first part of the 20th century, the best runners to come out of Maryland were glorified, eagerly followed and granted a lot of press. But they were never officially honored. That changed with the runners of 1962 when the editorial staff of The Maryland Horse selected the “best” of the year and published a “poll” in the January 1963 issue. Led by writer and magazine researcher Joe Hickey, with assistance of editor Snowden Carter and the magazine’s business manager Louise Pascal, six divisional winners (2-year-old male and female, 3-year-old male and female, older male and steeplechaser) and Horse of the Year honors were bestowed.

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First Blofeld foal arrives at Murmur Farm

The first foal for Murmur Farm stallion Blofeld was born on March 1 at the farm in Darlington, Md., when David Baxter’s mare Stormin Casey delivered a chestnut filly. The other nine foals out of the In Case mare are all winners.

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Blamed takes it all in the Royal Delta

Capping off a week in which she was named 2018 Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old filly, Cleber J. Massey’s Blamed put it all on the line and got her first win of 2019 by leading gate-to-wire in the $150,000 Royal Delta Stakes-G3 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Feb. 16. She was the fourth Maryland-bred stakes winner of the day, all in open company, the other three at Laurel Park.

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Las Setas gets first stakes win in Wide Country

Wayne A. Harrison, Robert T. Manfuso, and Katharine M. Voss’ Las Setas took command of the field from the start and pulled away to win the $100,000 Wide Country Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by five and a half lengths on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Laurel Park. She covered the seven furlongs in 1:22.99.

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Bonus Points delivers in John B. Campbell

In a three-way thriller, Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points made up ground on the far outside and battled favorites Monongahela and Unbridled Juan to the wire to take the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes on Saturday, Feb. 16, one of five stakes on Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival program.

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First foal for Madefromlucky

The first foal for Northview Stallion Station’s Madefromlucky arrived on Jan. 8 at Holly Crest Farm in New Jersey when Treasure At Sea delivered a chestnut filly for breeder Mac Nichol. The filly is also the first foal for Treasure At Sea, a daughter of Take Charge Indy and stakes winner Sea Road, from the family of Grade 1 winner Karlovy Vary.

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A brief history of the Maryland-bred champions

For more than half of the first part of the 20th century, the best runners to come out of Maryland were glorified, eagerly followed and granted a lot of press. But they were never officially honored. That changed with the runners of 1962 when the editorial staff of The Maryland Horse selected the “best” of the year and published a “poll” in the January 1963 issue. Led by writer and magazine researcher Joe Hickey, with assistance of editor Snowden Carter and the magazine’s business manager Louise Pascal, six divisional winners (2-year-old male and female, 3-year-old male and female, older male and steeplechaser) and Horse of the Year honors were bestowed.

Read more ...

First Blofeld foal arrives at Murmur Farm

The first foal for Murmur Farm stallion Blofeld was born on March 1 at the farm in Darlington, Md., when David Baxter’s mare Stormin Casey delivered a chestnut filly. The other nine foals out of the In Case mare are all winners.

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Holy Boss has first U.S. foals on the ground

The first U.S. foal for Grade 2 stakes-winning sprinter Holy Boss was born Jan. 28 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md. The bay filly out of the Kipling mare Kip Berries was bred by Lady Olivia At North Cliff.

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