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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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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