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Blamed takes it all in the Royal Delta

Capping off a week in which she was named 2018 Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old filly, Cleber J. Massey’s Blamed put it all on the line and got her first win of 2019 by leading gate-to-wire in the $150,000 Royal Delta Stakes-G3 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Feb. 16. She was the fourth Maryland-bred stakes winner of the day, all in open company, the other three at Laurel Park.

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Las Setas gets first stakes win in Wide Country

Wayne A. Harrison, Robert T. Manfuso, and Katharine M. Voss’ Las Setas took command of the field from the start and pulled away to win the $100,000 Wide Country Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by five and a half lengths on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Laurel Park. She covered the seven furlongs in 1:22.99.

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Bonus Points delivers in John B. Campbell

In a three-way thriller, Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points made up ground on the far outside and battled favorites Monongahela and Unbridled Juan to the wire to take the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes on Saturday, Feb. 16, one of five stakes on Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival program.

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First foal for Madefromlucky

The first foal for Northview Stallion Station’s Madefromlucky arrived on Jan. 8 at Holly Crest Farm in New Jersey when Treasure At Sea delivered a chestnut filly for breeder Mac Nichol. The filly is also the first foal for Treasure At Sea, a daughter of Take Charge Indy and stakes winner Sea Road, from the family of Grade 1 winner Karlovy Vary.

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Maryland-bred champions of 2018

Grade 1-winning juvenile Knicks Go took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year and champion 2-year-old male at the second annual Renaissance Awards, which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year. The event was held on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

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2019 MHBA Board of Director election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected three incumbent members, a former board member and a 2018 presidential appointee to the 2019 Board of Directors, as announced June 13. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected this year will serve for the next three years. Incumbents Louis Merryman, Sabrina Moore and James B. Steele Jr. join Richard Blue Jr., who last served on the board in 2017, and Michael F. Horning

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Maryland-breds running on Belmont Stakes Day

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which takes place on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park, features 18 stakes races, including eight Grade 1s. Two Maryland-breds, multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining and stakes winner Dirty, will compete in two of the stakes on June 8.

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Michael Stidham to judge 2019 MHBA Yearling Show

Michael Stidham, whose large and successful training operation has expanded into the Mid-Atlantic region in recent years, will judge the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium on Sunday, June 30. Entries close June 1.

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