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New awards for steeplechase horses in Maryland

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to begin an award program for Breeder, Owner and Stallion bonuses for registered Maryland-breds at sanctioned steeplechase race meets in Maryland. The MHBA will pay these bonus awards for those participants that qualify.

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Cordmaker pays tribute to breeder with Robert T. Manfuso Stakes victory

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker made the final start of his 6-year-old season count as he stormed his way down the center of the track to win the inaugural running of the $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up, by three and a half lengths over Workin On a Dream at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 26.

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Luna Belle triumphs in Maryland Juvenile Fillies Championship

Deborah Greene and Hamilton Smith’s Luna Belle has only gotten better, which she proved with a tremendous run to win the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Fillies Championship, for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired 2-year-old fillies, at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 18.

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Joe fights for victory in the Maryland Juvenile Championship

The Elkstone Group’s homebred Joe may have an average name, but proved his above average talent with a standout performance in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship, for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired 2-year-olds, as he won by one and a half lengths over Alottahope on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Laurel Park.

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MHBA to match MHL&EC Capital Campaign contributions

What a year it has been for the Maryland Horse Foundation! The MHF's Maryland Horse Library & Education Center Capital Campaign was launched in April 2021 and renovations will begin this month. The plan is for the MHL&EC to be open for business by Preakness.

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Three new stallions to Maryland for 2022

Maryland is proud to welcome three new stallions for the 2022 breeding season: ENGAGE and GALAWI (IRE), both standing at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., and FORTUNE TICKET, who still stand at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md. Read more about them at MarylandMillion.com.

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Cordmaker back on top in Richard W. Small Stakes

Hillwood Stables LLC’s Cordmaker made his presence known in the $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up, as he powered down the stretch to win by one and three-quarter lengths at Laurel Park on Saturday, Nov. 27.

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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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