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Michael Stidham to judge 2019 MHBA Yearling Show

Michael Stidham, whose large and successful training operation has expanded into the Mid-Atlantic region in recent years, will judge the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium on Sunday, June 30. Entries close June 1.

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MHBA Yearling Show History

History runs deep at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show, which will be held for the 85th time June 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Traditionally, the event offers breeders an opportunity to show off their Maryland-bred yearlings while making them eligible for lucrative prizes.
Participants, both human and equine, have been a who’s who of the racing world, with a long list of esteemed horsemen having served as judge and numerous state-bred stars seizing the opportunity for their first public appearance.

 

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Maryland-breds highlight Maryland racing’s biggest weekend

Preakness week is underway, and entries prepare for the 16 stakes races that will take place over the span of Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes-G1 on Saturday. There are 23 Maryland-breds entered in 13 of the 16 stakes.

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A long history of MHBA Presidents

The 34 people who have led the MHBA as president since it’s incorporation in January 1929 have included horsemen (and one horsewoman), business­men, political leaders, industry leaders, and breeders and owners of flat and steeple­chase horses. All were “interested in the breeding and improvement of horses and the fostering and preserving of traditions pertaining to the horse everywhere and particularly the fine traditions of the horse in Maryland,” as stated in the Purposes for the Corporation.

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MHBA 90 Years: Fund propels Maryland's breeding industry

The passing of House Bill 106, signed into law April 6, 1962, by Gov. J. Millard Tawes, was ground-breaking legis­lation, creating the innovative Maryland Bred Fund program, which rewarded the state’s breeders and stallion owners and offered more opportunites for Maryland-bred runners.

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Joint MTHA/MHBA Statement On Race Day Medication

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 conducted at every level.  It has truly led to a renaissance for Maryland’s racing industry. Our collective partnership, with the support of the Maryland Racing Commission, has succeeded because we have agreed to speak as one and as a united industry after years of discord.

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Dirty sets course record in King T. Leatherbury Stakes

Facing a dozen rivals and racing as far back as nine lengths midway in the five and a half-furlong turf sprint, Tom O’Grady’s Dirty swung to the far outside and closed steadily in the stretch to get up and win the inaugural $100,000 King T. Leatherbury by a neck. One of four MATCH stakes on the April 20th Laurel program, the race was worth 10 points in the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint–Turf Division.

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Michael Stidham to judge 2019 MHBA Yearling Show

Michael Stidham, whose large and successful training operation has expanded into the Mid-Atlantic region in recent years, will judge the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium on Sunday, June 30. Entries close June 1.

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Maryland-breds are solid at record-breaking Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old sale

Setting records in gross and average, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, in Timonium saw a record number of six-figure horses. Seven of them were Maryland-breds, led by a $300,000 chestnut colt by classic winner Tonalist purchased by Repole Stables, West Bloodstock agent.

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MHBA Yearling Show History

History runs deep at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show, which will be held for the 85th time June 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Traditionally, the event offers breeders an opportunity to show off their Maryland-bred yearlings while making them eligible for lucrative prizes.
Participants, both human and equine, have been a who’s who of the racing world, with a long list of esteemed horsemen having served as judge and numerous state-bred stars seizing the opportunity for their first public appearance.

 

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