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Hello Beautiful continues streak in What a Summer Stakes

Hello Beautiful kicked off her 4-year-old season by collecting her third consecutive stakes win in dominating fashion as the favorite in Laurel Park’s $100,000 What a Summer Stakes, one of six stakes on the track’s Saturday, Jan. 16 Winter Carnival Program.

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Gale earns first stakes victory in Geisha

A high-priced juvenile who didn’t make her first start until 3, Gale has been progressing nicely for owners Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert V. LaPenta and New York-based trainer Jonathan Thomas. Finding the Laurel Park surface to her liking, the 4-year-old filly got her third win at the track, and first in a stakes, when driving home to take the $75,000 Geisha for Maryland-bred and/or -sired fillies and mares on Saturday, Jan. 16.

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Maryland-breds at Keeneland January Sale

Ballykiss, a 10-year-old daughter of Street Boss in foal to Constitution, topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale held Jan. 11-14 in Lexington, Ky.

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First starter for Barbados a winner

Shamrock Farm’s freshman sire Barbados got his first winner as the 2020 calendar came to a close when his 2-year-old daughter Insightful led at every call in a five and a half-furlong maiden race at Tampa Bay Downs on Dec. 30.

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Maryland-bred Candy Ride (Arg) filly sells for $600,000 at Saratoga

A chestnut filly by Candy Ride (Arg) headlined the Maryland-bred contingent at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, held at the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion on Aug. 8-9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She sold for $600,000 to Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, agent, for Robert “Shel” Evans.

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Simply Super gets up to win Hickory Tree

Simply Super became the first Maryland-bred member of the class of 2020 to win a stakes when on Tuesday, Aug. 9, he captured the $150,000 Hickory Tree at Colonial Downs by a half-length.

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First stakes winner for Holy Boss

Anchor & Hope Farm stallion Holy Boss was represented by his first stakes winner on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Laurel Park, when Vance Scholars captured the Bald Eagle Derby by two and a half lengths. 

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