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Morgans Ford Farm’s 3-year-old filly Crabcakes, facing older horses for the second straight race, extended her win streak to three in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff on Oct. 21 at Laurel Park.

Crabcakes winning 2017 Maryland Million DistaffSet off as the 1-5 favorite, the daughter of Northview Stallion Station sire Great Notion has now won six of her 10 lifetime starts, three of them stakes. Bred by the late Binnie Houghton of Buckingham Farm, the Maryland-bred filly is trained by Bernie Houghton. Read more about the running of the Maryland Million Distaff here

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Maryland-bred offerings at Kentucky fall mixed sales

A total of 60 Maryland-breds are catalogued to the major fall breeding stock sales in Lexington, Ky. Two are headed to Fasig-Tipton’s marquee November Sale on Sunday, Nov. 4. And 58 can be found in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale, which runs from Monday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Nov. 16.

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Maryland Breeding Industry 2018 Breeders’ Cup connections

Friday:
Knicks Go (Race 9: Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1, MD-bred)
Distant Shore (Race 4: Street Sense S, MD-bred)

Saturday:
Still Having Fun (Race 2: Cherokee Run S, MD-bred)
Ruby Notion (Race 4: Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, MD-sired) 

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First-year Tapit sons Bandbox, Tritap, get first stakes winners on Maryland Million Day

Bandbox and the late Tritap, both sons of Tapit who entered stud in Chesapeake City in 2015 – at Northview Stallion Station and Heritage Stallions, respectively – got their first stakes winners in their first crops at Laurel Park on Maryland Million Day, Oct. 20.

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