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Malibu Moonshine surges to victory in Geisha

Malibu Moonshine, the Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly of 2022, found the winner’s circle for the first time since her award-winning campaign on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Laurel Park, when she got up to win the $75,000 Geisha Stakes by a neck.

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Take two: rescheduled Geisha attracts nine; rescheduled Jennings draws eight

The 2024 Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired stakes schedule was originally scheduled to kick off on Jan. 20 at Laurel Park with the Geisha Stakes and the Jennings Stakes. However, Mother Nature had other plans, and the card was cancelled due to the after-effects of the previous day's snowfall. Both races have been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28. 

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Tocayo leads all the way in Dania Beach upset

Tocayo turned in a front-running tour de force on Saturday, Jan. 6, winning the $125,000 Dania Beach Stakes for 3-year-olds over Gulfstream Park's turf course by 1 1/2 lengths, becoming the first Maryland-bred stakes winner of 2024 in the process.

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Divine Fashion ties for national win lead

Divine Fashion earned her 10th victory of 2023 at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Youngstown, Ohio, on Saturday, Dec. 30, moving herself into a tie for most wins by a North American-based horse.

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Maryland Horse Foundation announces Winter Clothing Drive

The Maryland Horse Foundation will kick off the new year with a clothing drive to collect warm winter clothing and riding attire that will be distributed to young equestrians in need this winter season. The clothing drive will run from January 2nd until the end of March 2024.

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Full fields set for Jameela, Ben's Cat at Laurel Park Sunday

Some of the fastest Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired sprinters around will try their luck on the Laurel Park grass on Sunday, July 14 in the $75,000 Jameela Stakes for fillies and mares and the $75,000 Ben’s Cat for older males. Both will be contested at 5 ½ furlongs on the grass. 

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Rick Abbott to judge 90th MHBA Yearling Show

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is proud to announce Rick Abbott as the judge of its 90th annual Yearling Show.  Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held on Sunday, July 21 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium.

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Play Harder wins Star De Naskra via DQ

Play Harder has a reputation for getting involved in dramatic finishes, and he maintained that reputation in the Star De Naskra Staks Saturday, June 29 at Laurel Park, where he crossed the wire second by a nose, but was elevated to first thanks to a disqualification.

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