logo1

At the Board of Directors’ meeting held Wednesday, July 14 at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s office in Reisterstown, the new board elected Richard F. Blue, Jr. as president, Christy Holden as vice president and Michael Horning as secretary/treasurer.

President of Blue & Obrecht Realty LLC, Blue first served on the board in 2001 and 2002, and later from 2011 to 2017, before he was re-elected for another three-year term in 2019. A past president of Maryland Million, Blue serves as co-chair of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center Capital Campaign Committee and on the board of the Maryland State Fair.

Holden, general manager of Country Life and Merryland Farms, where she has worked since 2004, is serving her second term on the board after first being elected in 2018.

A retired insurance executive and current board member of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Horning was a presidential appointee to the MHBA board in 2018 and elected for a three-year term in 2019.

David Wade, MHBA Vice President from 2018 to 2020, and Kent Allen Murray, Secretary/Treasurer since 2018, were ineligible to stand for reelection because of having served six consecutive years as a member of the MHBA Board.

More News

Mama G’s Wish makes it happen in Lewes Stakes

No Guts No Glory Farm’s homebred Mama G’s Wish ran her heart out in the final strides of the $50,000 Lewes Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park on Wednesday, June 22, to secure her first stakes win.

Read more ...

Halfinthewrapper a back-to-back stakes winner in Canada

Lets Dance Stable’s Halfinthewrapper came out swinging in the La Varendrye Stakes ($35,750-guaranteed Canadian) for fillies and mares, 3 & up, leading gate-to-wire to win by three-quarters of a length Wednesday, June 22 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Canada.

Read more ...

Fille d’Esprit much the best in Susquehanna Valley Stakes

C J I Phoenix Group and No Guts No Glory Farm’s Fille d’Esprit came out swinging, pulling away easily down the stretch to win the $100,000 Susquehanna Valley Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, by two and a quarter lengths at Penn National on Friday, June 17.

Read more ...