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Knicks Go breaks record in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1

Knicks Go gave the performance of a lifetime as he led gate-to-wire in the $1,000,000 Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile-G1 to win by three and a half lengths in track record time Saturday, Nov. 7 at Keeneland, becoming just the fifth Maryland-bred in history to win a Breeders’ Cup race.

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Freshman sire Mosler gets first stakes winner

Country Life Farm has had tremendous Maryland Million Day success with their young stallions over the program’s 35 years, and Mosler joined the ranks in 2020. The son of War Front is the sire of Maryland Million Lassie winner Miss Nondescript in his first crop. The Barak Farm homebred, one of five winners for Mosler to date, remained undefeated in two starts with the win and is now Mosler’s leading earner with $84,090.

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First stakes winner for Shamrock Farm stallion Baltimore Bob

The victory by Beltway Bob in the $50,000 Maryland Million Turf Starter Handicap on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Laurel Park marked the first stakes winner for his sire Baltimore Bob, who stands at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, Md. Robert Gerczak bred Beltway Bob, and has owned Baltimore Bob since his racing days. The 15-year-old stallion stands for private contract. (Read more about Beltway Bob's Maryland Million win here)

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35th Annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day a bright light amidst unique year

In a year forever changed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Maryland Million Day coordinators managed to keep hope alive by hosting a unique version of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Laurel Park. Though attendance for the 35th renewal was limited to licensed owners and 250 fans, there was no shortage of excitement as Maryland-breds captured 10 of the 12 races.

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Hello Beautiful returns home victorious in Maryland Million Distaff

Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stable and Magic City Stables’ Hello Beautiful gave everyone the comeback they were hoping for as the 3-year-old filly dominated a talented field of older mares in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff to win by double digits Saturday, Oct. 24 at Laurel Park.

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Blind Spot wins Our Dear Peggy in stakes debut

Going into the Our Dear Peggy Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, expectations were high for the 2-year-old filly Blind Spot. She lived up to those expectations with a three-quarter-length victory.

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Spun Glass wins Camptown with strong late move

Spun Glass made it back-to-back stakes wins on Wednesday, Sept. 7, when she rallied late to win the Camptown Stakes at Colonial Downs by three-quarters of a length.

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Maryland-bred champion Include dies at age 25

Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Include was euthanized due to a worsening heart condition on July 18 at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky., at age 25. His death was reported on Sept. 5 by Bret Jones, vice president of Airdrie Stud.

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