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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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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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