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Climax Stallions will stand Editorial, a winning half-brother to champion Uncle Mo, the nation’s top young sire the past three years, at Roland Farm in Warwick, Md., in 2018. A stud fee of $3,500 has been set for the son of world-renowned sire War Front.

Editorial retires after winning an allowance on the turf at 7 1/2 furlongs at Gulfstream Park this year at 3. He is the sixth winner from eight foals for his stakes-placed dam Playa Maya, a daughter of Arch who sold for $1.65 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale in 2010.

Uncle Mo, a foal of 2008 by Indian Charlie, took home the Eclipse Award in 2010 after winning all three of his starts, including the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Champagne Stakes. On the board in four of his five starts at 3, all stakes, he retired with five wins from eight starts and earnings of $1,606,000. At stud, he has led the nation’s freshman, second-crop and third-crop sires lists, and his 36 stakes winners include champion 2-year-old and Kentucky Derby-G1 winner Nyquist.

Editorial’s sire War Front has 21 stakes winners around the world this year, five in Grade/Group 1 company, led by European 2-year-old U S Navy Flag and 3-year-old filly Roly Poly. As a sire of sires, he is represented by The Factor (top-10 second-crop sire with seven 2017 stakes winners) and top-ranked freshman sires Declaration of War and Data Link.

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Maryland-breds at Keeneland January Sale

Avla “Poppet” Pitts’ chestnut filly, a yearling half-sister to 2018 multiple stakes-winning Maryland-bred juvenile Alwaysmining, topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale held Jan. 7-10 in Lexington, Ky.

The Maryland-bred filly, by Medaglia d’Oro’s son Fast Anna, whose oldest foals are just-turned 2-year-olds, was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent for $100,000. She was purchased by Caroline and Grey Bentley, who campaign Alwaysmining, winner of the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Heft Stakes in December, under the name of their Runnymede Racing.

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MHBA celebrates 90 years

“The formation of an organization, in whole or in part of persons, firms
and/or corporations, who have been or are at the present, or who likely will be interested in the breeding and improvement of horses; the fostering and preserving of traditions pertaining to the horse everywhere and particularly the fine traditions of the horse in Maryland. . .”
—From the Articles of Incorporation, Jan. 12, 1929

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No Never No More to stand first season in Maryland

No Never No More, a 3-year-old son of the highly-successful Scat Daddy from a family of sires, including Europe’s 2018 leading first-crop sire, No Nay Never, will stand his first season at Faith and Brad Leatherman’s Winding Creek Farm in Union Bridge. He is offered free to approved mares, with a $350 booking fee payable in advance.

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