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2022 MHBA Board of Directors election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected one incumbent, one returning and three new members to the 2022 Board of Directors. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected will serve for the next three years. Returning to the board are Michael Horning, current secretary-treasurer of the MHBA who was first elected in 2019, and Kent A. Murray, the MHBA secretary-treasurer from 2018 to 2020 who had served six consecutive years from 2015 to 2020 and was back on the ballot this year. Joining the board for the first time are Amy Burk, Grace Merryman and Gina Robb.

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Jonathan Thomas to judge 2022 MHBA Yearling Show

Jonathan Thomas, trainer of the versatile Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy, will judge the 88th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held Sunday, July 24 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium. Entries are due by June 24.

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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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Joe gives it his all to win $100,000 James W. Murphy

The Elkstone Group’s homebred Joe made every stride count in the $100,000 James W. Murphy for 3-year-olds, as he slugged it out with favorite Ready to Purrform down the stretch and won by a neck on Preakness Day at Pimlico, Saturday, May 21.

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Math Man Marco first stakes winner for Alliance

Bonita Farm stallion Alliance got his first stakes winner in his first crop when his 3-year-old son Math Man Marco won the $75,000 Coin Collector Stakes for West Virginia-breds gate-to-wire on Saturday, May 14 at Charles Town.

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Miss J McKay explodes for License Fee Stakes victory

Madaket Stables LLC, Wonder Stables, Tony Weintraub and Brandon M. Dalinka’s Miss J McKay picked up her first win of the season at Belmont Park with an impressive stretch run in the $100,000 License Fee Stakes, for fillies and mares, 4 & up, on Sunday, May 1.

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Road to Oz takes the Grand National

After a series of solid performances in the maiden and allowance ranks, Holwood Stable’s Road to Oz became a stakes winner on Saturday, April 23, taking the 119th running of the $30,000 Grand National, the second leg of the Maryland Timber Triple in Butler. 

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Joe wins Federico Tesio, earns spot in Preakness-G1

The Elkstone Group LLC (Stuart Grant)’s homebred Joe fought off stablemate and fellow Maryland-bred Mr Jefferson to win the $125,000 Federico Tesio, for 3-year-olds, by a head at Laurel Park on Saturday, April 16. The victory earned the Declaration of War colt a spot in this year’s running of the Preakness-G1 on Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico.

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Maryland-bred champions and industry leaders celebrated virtually during 2023 Renaissance Champion Awards

Winners of the seventh annual Renaissance Champion Awards, a collaborative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year, were announced the week of Feb. 26 on the MHBA’s social media accounts. 

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Speedyness lives up to his name in Miracle Wood win

Speedyness earned his first stakes victory in the Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Laurel Park, winning by one and a half lengths after getting pressed on the early lead.

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Miss Harriett prevails in Wide Country

Reigning Maryland Million Lassie champion Miss Harriett added another stakes victory to her record on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Laurel Park when scoring in the Wide Country Stakes by three-quarters of a length.

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