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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

Quartet of sprint stakes highlights Maryland Pride Day April 18

Maryland Pride Day, featuring four six-furlong sprint stakes worth $300,000 in purses, will be run Saturday, April 18 to highlight the closing weekend of Laurel’s 40-day summer meet. In addition to the stakes action, the rest of the card will feature races with Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired runners getting first preference. The day will also celebrate the 2018 Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees. Stakes closing is Thursday, August 9. Read more

MHBA Board selects officers

At the Board of Directors’ meeting held Monday, June 25, at Buchner Hall on the Goucher College campus in Towson, the new board elected Michael Harrison DVM as president, David Wade as vice-president and Kent Murray as Secretary/Treasurer.

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2018 MHBA Board of Director election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership selected three new members and two incumbents to the Board of Directors, as announced June 12. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected this year will serve for the next three years. Michael Harrison, Christy Holden and Theresa Wiseman join incumbents Kent Murray and David Wade. Holden was elected for the first time; Wiseman was a president appointee in 2017.

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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

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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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