Fille d’Esprit secures first stakes win in Conniver

C J I Phoenix Group and No Guts No Glory Farm’s Fille d’Esprit delivered a standout performance in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes, for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares, 4 & up, as she swept home to win by eight lengths on Saturday, March 19 at Laurel Park.

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Whereshetoldmetogo repeats in Not For Love

Brittany Russell trainee Whereshetoldmetogo laid it all out on the track in his 7-year-old debut, fighting off Jaxon Traveler to win the $75,000 Not For Love Stakes, for Maryland-bred/sired, 4 & up, by three-quarters of a length at Laurel Park on Saturday, March 19.

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'Knicks Go Week' on HRRN begins Tuesday, March 15

LEXINGTON, KY (March 14, 2022) – Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced today they will pay tribute to 2021 Horse of the Year Knicks Go with a special ‘Knicks Go Week’ presented by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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MHBA announces formation of BackStop, aftercare account for Maryland-breds

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) is proud to announce the formation of an aftercare account that will direct aftercare fund requests to support Maryland-bred racehorses as they are retired and transitioned to new careers. The aftercare account, called BackStop, serves the purpose of aiding or supporting an immediate need in the transition of Maryland-bred horses once their racing careers are over.

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Maryland-bred champions and industry leaders celebrated virtually during 2021 Renaissance Awards

Reisterstown, Md.—The fifth annual Renaissance Awards, a collaborative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Jockey Club, which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year, went virtual again this year. Throughout the week of Feb. 28, awards were presented through the MHBA’s social media accounts to the top Maryland owner, trainer, jockey, breeder, broodmare and stallion, Backstretch Workers of the Year, one for Pimlico Race Course and one for Laurel Park, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2021.

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Cordmaker secures first graded win in General George-G3

Hillwood Stable’s hard-knocking stable star Cordmaker pushed his stakes win streak to four as a strong run down the stretch propelled him to his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 General George-G3, for 4-year-olds and up, three-quarters of a length ahead of War Tocsin at Laurel Park on Saturday, Feb. 19.

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Galerio locks down first stakes win in John B. Campbell

Bird Mobberley LLC and Grady Griffin’s Galerio, known for his perseverance on the track, especially in stakes company, finally secured his first stakes win with a thrilling run in the 68th running of the $100,000 John B. Campbell, for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Laurel Park.

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Local Motive rolls home in the Miracle Wood Stakes

Bird Mobberley LLC’s Local Motive, a two-time stakes winner last year, returned to the winner’s circle following a two-length score in the $100,000 Miracle Wood (for 3-year-olds) at Laurel Park on Saturday, Feb. 19.

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Nyquist filly tops Maryland-bred offerings at record-breaking Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, which saw records fall across the board, featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with four selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay filly by Nyquist, purchased by Oracle Bloodstock, agent, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the sale.

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Jaxon Traveler gets graded win in Maryland Sprint Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler came out swinging in his return to Pimlico on Preakness Day, securing his first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes-G3 on Saturday, May 21.

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Can the Queen speeds to victory in The Very One Stakes

Joanne Shankle’s Can the Queen notched one for the home team on Black-Eyed Susan Day with a front-running score in the five-furlong The Very One Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, on Friday, May 20 at Pimlico.

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