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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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Princess Kokachin takes control in Politely

Making her stakes debut, Eric A. Rizer’s Princess Kokachin shot to the front and never looked back in the $75,000 Politely, for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired fillies and mares (3 & up), at Laurel Park on Friday, Nov. 26.

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$430,000 Gale tops Maryland-breds at Keeneland November

Stakes winner Gale, bred by R.S. Evans, was the highest-priced Maryland-bred to sell at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, held Nov. 10 through Nov. 19, in Lexington, Ky. A group of 25 Maryland-breds sold, with nine bringing six figures.

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Six-Figure Maryland-breds at star-studded Fasig-Tipton November sale

Coming off of a historic weekend for Maryland-breds at the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar, the streak of success continued as graded stakes winner Project Whiskey led the group of four Maryland-breds sold for six-figures at the elite Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in Lexington, Ky.

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Knicks Go takes Breeders’ Cup Classic, secures Horse of the Year crown

Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go faced his toughest challenge to date heading into the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1, as he prepared to stretch out for the first time at the mile and a quarter distance while taking on seven of the country’s best distance horses. But the mounting pressure of the test ahead never seemed to phase the Brad Cox trainee as the speedy gray led gate-to-wire to clinch victory by two and three-quarter lengths over Kentucky Derby-G1 winner Medina Spirit on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Del Mar. In doing so, he became the third Maryland-bred in history to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic, joining back-to-back winners Concern and Cigar in 1994 and 1995.

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Kennebec wins Hasta La Vista thriller

It took every bit of the 1 ⅞ miles of Turf Paradise’s closing day feature, the Hasta La Vista Stakes, on Saturday, May 4, for Kennebec to hit the front and earn his second consecutive stakes victory.

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Half-brother to Monday Morning Qb leads Maryland-breds at Ocala

Maryland-breds did brisk business at the Ocala Breeders’ Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, held April 16-19 in Ocala, Fla. Eleven Maryland-breds went through the ring, with eight selling, four for six figures.

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Awesome Adrian wins the Grand National to lead big day for Maryland-breds

Second to Road to Oz in the 2022 Grand National Timber Stakes, Awesome Adrian got revenge and turned the tables on his rival in this year’s edition, held Saturday, April 20 in Butler.

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