The sire of seven juveniles in his first crop, Northview Stallion Station’s Buffum has two stakes performers from three starters, led by Clever Mind, who captured the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery in his career debut.

Clever Mind winning 2017 Maryland Million NurseryBred and owned by Richard Golden, Clever Mind rallied from last to capture the Nursery by 2 lengths. Trained by Graham Motion, Clever Mind is out of Two’s Cozy, a daughter of Cozzene and dam of 2016 Maryland-bred champion steeplechaser Top Striker.

Buffum’s daughter Buff’s in Love, her sire’s first starter and winner when she scored in her debut at Delaware Park in August, has finished third in two consecutive stakes – Delaware Park’s Small Wonder and the Maryland Million Lassie at Laurel.

Buffum won four times in his 11-start career, topped by a front-running score in Belmont Park’s 7-furlong Bold Ruler Handicap-G3 in 1:21.68. A $1.2 million Saratoga sales yearling, he is a son of champion Bernardini out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Storm Beauty from the deep family of Hall of Famer Sky Beauty, champions Gold Beauty and Dayjur, and the likes of Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky, Tale of Ekati (sire of 2017 Grade 1 Haskell winner Girvin) and Pleasant Home.

Nine-year-old Buffum stood the 2017 season for $2,500 live foal.

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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.

Horse industry boosts Md. year round, not just at Preakness Time

For more than 250 years, horses have played a vital role in Maryland’s culture, spirit and history, going back to 1743, when the Maryland Jockey Club — the oldest sporting organization in North America — was chartered.

Read executive director Cricket Goodall's Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun here

Maryland Horse Industry Adds $1.3 billion to Maryland’s Economy

Home to more than 100,000 horses, Maryland ranks No. 1 in terms of horses per square mile

Baltimore, Md. (May 14, 2018) – The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy. The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone.

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