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Steeplechase greats Good Night Shirt and trainer Thomas H. Voss elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

(From National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Press Release)

Good Night Shirt, the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Steeplechase Horse in 2007 and 2008, and the late Tom Voss, a five-time National Steeplechase Association leader in wins and a three-time leader in earnings, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in a ceremony that is open to the public and free to attend at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The Steeplechase Review Committee meets once every four years to consider candidates.

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Maryland-breds among highlights at OBS 2-year-old sale

Four Maryland-bred juveniles were offered at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March 2-year-old sale, held March 14 and 15 in Ocala, Fla., and all brought six figures, for an average of $483,750. The overall sale average was $186,727. The quartet combined to sell for $1,935,000.

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Announcing the Maryland-bred champions of 2016

For immediate release March 2, 2017 Baltimore, Md.—Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist Cathryn Sophia was named 2016 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old filly and champion sprinter in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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First foal for Hangover Kid

The first foal by Grade 2 winner Hangover Kid was reported by Audrey Murray of Murmur Farm in Darlington, a chestnut colt out of the winning Carnivalay mare Aunt Louise bred by Richie Blue Jr. and born on Feb. 11.

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Louis Quatorze dead at 24

Louis Quatorze, the only classic winner standing at stud in Maryland in 2017, collapsed and died the afternoon of Feb. 17 while galloping across his paddock at Audrey Murray’s Murmur Farm in Darlington, Md. The 1996 Preakness winner was 24.

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First winner for Gandhi

Gandhi, a son A.P. Indy standing at Royal Wux Farm in Chestertown, got his first winner when Sterling General was up in time in a four and a half-furlong maiden special weight at Charles Town on Feb. 2.

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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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