- Category: News
- Published: Tuesday, May 02 2023
The early speed of Eric A. Rizer’s Princess Kokachin proved an asset on Saturday, April 29, as she set all the fractions to take the Primonetta Stakes at Laurel Park by a half-length.
Richard W. Wilcke, former executive vice-president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA), founding executive director of the Maryland Million Ltd. as well as founding editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, died on April 18, 2023, at Shelbyville Hospital in Kentucky. A resident of Pleasureville, Ky., he was 79.
Alwaysinahurry came from off the pace to win the Frank Y. Whiteley Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, April 15, giving his trainer, Phil Capuano, his first stakes win.
The 2023 Ocala Breeders’ March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, held from March 20-22 in Ocala, Fla., saw eight Maryland-breds go through the ring, with six selling.
Thanks to a perfectly-timed ride by Laurel Park’s leading rider, Jaime Rodriguez, Mavilus mowed down her competition late and won the Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired fillies and mares at Laurel Park on Saturday, March 18 in a 25-1 upset.
Coffeewithchris picked up his second stakes win in his last three starts and avenged his last-out defeat with a one and a quarter-length win in the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park on Feb. 18.
Reisterstown, Md.—The winners of the sixth annual Renaissance Awards, a cooperative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, will be announced starting next week. Awards will be given for the top Maryland owner, trainer, jockey, dirt horses, turf horses, claimer, Maryland stallion, broodmare and breeder, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2022. Special awards will be presented to Pimlico and Laurel Backstretch Employees of the Year.