Maryland-breds on track

Court Date a cause to celebrate in It’s Only Money Stakes

Breeder/owner/trainer Lela Hanagan got the first stakes win of her training career when her homebred Court Date surprised a field of veteran stakes horses in Charles Town’s It’s Only Money Stakes on the evening of Saturday, May 12. The 4-year-old gray gelding, who returned $23.80 for the win, led at every call in the four and a half-furlong stakes, a “Win & You’re In” race for this year’s West Virginia Dash for Cash Breeders Classic.

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Blamed scores fifth straight in Sunland Park Oaks

Could she be Kentucky Oaks bound? Blamed isn’t nominated to the Grade 1 early May fixture for fillies, but the Maryland-bred filly put in a powerful run in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks on Sunday, March 25, a Road to the Kentucky Oaks contest worth 50 points to the winner. On the current Kentucky Oaks leaderboard, Blamed is now in a tie for sixth-place – the top 14 point earners nominated to the Oaks get in – and owner Cleber J. Massey could still nominate the Sagamore Farm-bred filly with a $1,500 payment due by April 14.

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Late Maryland sire Tritap gets first winner

The first two runners from the first crop of the late Heritage Stallions’ sire Tritap started May 12 at Pimlico and finished first and fourth in a waiver maiden claimer for 2-year-old fillies.

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Maryland highlights at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale

A colt by classic sire Bodemeister out of Maryland-bred champion Plum (by Pure Prize) bred by Dark Hollow Farm topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-year-old sale held May 21-22 at the Timonium Sales Pavilion in Timonium.

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May 15 2018 segment on WJZ TV

In case you missed it, here is WJZ's coverage of the recently released AHC Economic Impact study for Maryland.