2021 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

For the first time since the inaugural year in 2013, more than two horses will be inducted into a class of the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Selected for the class of 2021 are national champions Conniver, Devil’s Bag and J. O. Tobin, voted in by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Racing Media Association.

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Introduced takes control in $100,000 Incredible Revenge

Colts Neck Stables’ Introduced was clearly in her element as she rallied past Running Memories and Miss Auramet in mid-stretch to score by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.

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Bonita Farm stallion Kobe’s Back gets freshman first

Freshman sire Kobe’s Back was represented by his first winner when Heat Merchant closed relentlessly to get up for a three-quarter-length score in a six-furlong maiden special weight over Woodbine’s all-weather surface on Sunday, Aug. 15.

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Maryland-bred Army Mule yearling colt brings $275,000 at Saratoga

A chestnut colt from the first crop of Army Mule bred by Wasabi Ventures Stables LLC, Vandelay Stables LLC, Michael J. Dzik and Greenspring Mares, sold for $275,000 as the only Maryland-bred entered in Fasig-Tipton’s 100th Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale, held Aug. 9 and 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Leading Mid-Atlantic freshman sire Divining Rod gets stakes winner

In less than a month, Country Life Farm stallion Divining Rod went from getting his first winner, to four winners and taking the top spot among freshman sires in the region, to his first stakes winner, the latter coming when his son Local Motive grabbed the lead in Colonial Downs’ stretch and crossed the wire first ahead of eight rivals in the $100,000 Hickory Tree Stakes on Aug. 2.

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Cavalier Cupid secures victorious stakes debut in Keswick

Big Lick Farm’s homebred Cavalier Cupid made a fierce run down the stretch to score by a length in the $100,000 Keswick Stakes, for Virginia-restricted 2-year-old fillies, and notch her first career stakes victory at Colonial Downs on Monday, Aug. 2.

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Harpers First Ride continues reign in Deputed Testamony

GMP Stables, Arnold Bennewith and Cypress Creek Equine’s Harpers First Ride got back to his stakes-winning ways in the $100,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes, a race he won last September at Laurel Park. In this year’s running, held on Saturday, July 31 at Pimlico, he scored by one and a half lengths.

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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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