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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at AHP

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the monthly magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region, was recognized with 11 awards for material published in 2016 from the American Horse Publications on the evening of Saturday, June 17, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Three first-place awards were presented – two for editorial and one in photography. Read more here

Bonita Farm loses Norumbega to colic

Graded stakes winner Norumbega, a son of Horse of the Year and two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner Tiznow, was euthanized on June 6 due to complications from colic surgery. He had been sent to New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., for surgery for a cecal impaction on May 26. The 7-year-old gray was in the midst of his first season at stud at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md. Booked to more than 20 mares his first season, he has 14 mares confirmed in foal.

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Everything Lovely flies home in The Very One Stakes

The 5-year-old Maryland-bred mare Everything Lovely broke through with her first stakes win in The Very One Stakes at Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 19. The daughter of Pollard’s Vision out of Desiderata, by During, bred by Cynthia and Charles McGinnes, had been second or third in seven other stakes in her career, but left her eight rivals in her wake in The Very One, contested at five furlongs on the turf. Setting fractions of :22.46 and :45.79, she got the distance in :57.93, winning by a length. It was the sixth win in 20 career starts for the chestnut mare, who has been on the board 10 other times. Owned by Pewter Stable and Armand Delaperriere and trained by Kathleen Demasi, Everything Lovely has now earned $321,536.

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Dale Romans to judge 2017 MHBA Yearling Show

 Eclipse Award and classic-winning trainer Dale Romans will judge the 83rd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium on Sunday, June 25. Entries close Friday, June 2.

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Maryland-breds sell well at April OBS 2-year-old sale

Following the trend from the March select sale, Maryland-breds sold well above the sale’s average at the April Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2-year-old sale that ran from Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28 in Ocala, Fla. Of the eight Maryland-bred juveniles offered, seven sold. The Maryland-bred average was $110,857, compared to $90,245 for the overall sale.

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2017 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

Towson, MD (4/27/17) - The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are millionaire steeplechaser and 2017 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame steeplechase electee Good Night Shirt and classic winner Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win the Preakness Stakes-G1. 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).good night shirt to wire 3.jpg

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Former MHBA executive Timothy T. Capps dead at 71

Tim's Memorial will be held on Monday, May 22nd, 11:30am, Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40241

Timothy T. Capps, former Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Million executive and Maryland Horse/Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred editor, died April 22 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Ky., of complications from a stroke he suffered in February. He was 71.

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2017 debut of Ben’s Cat

Four-time Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat made his 11-year-old debut on Sunday, April 16, and was beaten less than a length when finishing fifth in the featured seventh race allowance at Laurel Park.

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Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program deadline: April 21

Applications are due April 21 for the inaugural Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP), an exciting career development initiative announced by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) and set to launch in June 2017. The six-day curriculum will expose participants to all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry through site visits and discussions with industry leaders A maximum number of six people will be selected for the inaugural class. Click here for more details and to access the application

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MHBA 90 Years: Fund propels Maryland's breeding industry

The passing of House Bill 106, signed into law April 6, 1962, by Gov. J. Millard Tawes, was ground-breaking legis­lation, creating the innovative Maryland Bred Fund program, which rewarded the state’s breeders and stallion owners and offered more opportunites for Maryland-bred runners.

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Joint MTHA/MHBA Statement On Race Day Medication

The stakeholders in Maryland’s racing industry are parties to a landmark 10-Year Agreement that has facilitated many positive changes to the way our racing is being conducted at every level.  It has truly led to a renaissance for Maryland’s racing industry. Our collective partnership, with the support of the Maryland Racing Commission, has succeeded because we have agreed to speak as one and as a united industry after years of discord.

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Alwaysmining and Las Setas extend streaks on Spring Stakes Spectacular program

Alwaysmining’s sixth win in a row was his most impressive, as Runnymede Racing’s colorbearer romped home an 11 1/2-length winner of the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes on Laurel Park’s Spring Stakes Spectacular day on Saturday, April 20. The win gives him a guaranteed spot in the 144th Preakness Stakes-G1 May 18 at Pimlico.

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