My Sistersledge benefited from a ground-saving, well-timed trip under jockey Julian Pimentel to eke out a nose victory in the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies at Laurel Park on Oct. 21.

My Sistersledge winning 2017 Maryland Million LadiesJohn and Cheryl Banner’s 3-year-old Maryland-bred filly, trained Michael Trombetta, had won just once in 10 prior starts, but proved up to the task of taking on older and more experienced rivals to earn her first stakes score. She is a daughter of Bonita Farm stallion Etched out of Blushing Bride, by Miesque’s Son. Read more about the running of the Maryland Million Ladies here

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Group 1 winner Long River to stand at Anchor & Hope

Long River, an 8-year-old son of leading sire and sire of sires A.P. Indy out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1 winner Round Pond, has been retired and will stand his first season in 2019 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

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2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

The Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are European champion El Gran Senor and the brilliant filly Caesar’s Wish. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). Read more 

A celebration to recognize this year’s class of inductees will take place at Laurel Park on Maryland Pride Day on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Maryland Horse Industry Foundation is 30!

October 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation. Marking the celebration is a fundraising campaign, the 30 for 30 Campaign, to support the MHIF’s growing menu of educational programs. Read more