New awards for steeplechase horses in Maryland

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to begin an award program for Breeder, Owner and Stallion bonuses for registered Maryland-breds at sanctioned steeplechase race meets in Maryland. The MHBA will pay these bonus awards for those participants that qualify.

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Cordmaker pays tribute to breeder with Robert T. Manfuso Stakes victory

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker made the final start of his 6-year-old season count as he stormed his way down the center of the track to win the inaugural running of the $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up, by three and a half lengths over Workin On a Dream at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 26.

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Luna Belle triumphs in Maryland Juvenile Fillies Championship

Deborah Greene and Hamilton Smith’s Luna Belle has only gotten better, which she proved with a tremendous run to win the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Fillies Championship, for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired 2-year-old fillies, at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 18.

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Joe fights for victory in the Maryland Juvenile Championship

The Elkstone Group’s homebred Joe may have an average name, but proved his above average talent with a standout performance in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship, for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired 2-year-olds, as he won by one and a half lengths over Alottahope on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Laurel Park.

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MHBA to match MHL&EC Capital Campaign contributions

What a year it has been for the Maryland Horse Foundation! The MHF's Maryland Horse Library & Education Center Capital Campaign was launched in April 2021 and renovations will begin this month. The plan is for the MHL&EC to be open for business by Preakness.

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Three new stallions to Maryland for 2022

Maryland is proud to welcome three new stallions for the 2022 breeding season: ENGAGE and GALAWI (IRE), both standing at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., and FORTUNE TICKET, who still stand at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md. Read more about them at MarylandMillion.com.

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Maryland-breds Knicks Go and Aloha West named 2021 Eclipse Award finalists

Multiple Grade 1 winner Knicks Go and 2021 Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1 winner Aloha West have been named 2021 Eclipse Award finalists, with Knicks Go up for the Older Male division and Aloha West nominated for the Male Sprinter division.

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Math Man Marco first winner for Alliance

Bonita Farm stallion Alliance got his first winner in his first crop when his 3-year-old son Math Man Marco won gate-to-wire in his debut on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Charles Town.

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Maryland-breds at 2022 Keeneland January Sale

Hello Beautiful, a multiple stakes-winning 5-year-old daughter of Golden Lad, topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale, held Jan. 11-14 in Lexington, Ky.

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