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Horse industry boosts Md. year round, not just at Preakness Time

For more than 250 years, horses have played a vital role in Maryland’s culture, spirit and history, going back to 1743, when the Maryland Jockey Club — the oldest sporting organization in North America — was chartered.

Read executive director Cricket Goodall's Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun here

Maryland Horse Industry Adds $1.3 billion to Maryland’s Economy

Home to more than 100,000 horses, Maryland ranks No. 1 in terms of horses per square mile

Baltimore, Md. (May 14, 2018) – The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy. The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone.

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MHBA supports MATCH Series

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has joined other regional breeders’ organizations in offering $10,000 in bonuses to the breeders of the 2018 MATCH Series’ top point-earning male and female from each program.

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Country Life Farm’s Friesan Fire gets Grade 1 winner in Army Mule

Army Mule, a 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire sold for $825,000 as a 2-year-old at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale, turned in a sensational performance in his stakes debut in Aqueduct’s Carter Handicap-G1 on April 7, powering away to a six and a quarter-length victory in 1:20.94 for seven furlongs, less that a second off the track record set by champion Artax 19 years ago.

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First foal for Barbados

A colt out of the Northern Afleet mare Quiet Run, born at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine on March 22, is the first foal for Barbados. A son of champion sprinter Speightstown, Barbados stands at Shamrock, who is also the breeder of the foal.

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Celebrating 90 years: In Print

Decision to launch magazine a key moment in association's history

Growth in the early years of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association following its incorporation in 1929 spurred the board to find a way to share information with members, and promote the state’s horse industry.

 

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Cordmaker excels in $100,000 Polynesian

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker closed the gap, punched through an opening at the top of the stretch and prevailed by a half-length in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes over Maryland-bred stakes winner Clubman at Laurel Park on Sunday, June 16.

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Two Maryland-breds sell for six-figures at June OBS Sale

Of the dozen Maryland-breds who went through the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age at the OBS Sales Grounds in Ocala, Fla., June 12-14, 10 sold, including two colts for six-figures in the final session. Hip 1051, a bay son of classic winner Shackleford and half-brother to stakes winner Safe Trip, sold for $145,000 to EQB, Inc., Patrice Miller, agent, from the consignment of Pick View LLC, Agent I. He was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Bayne Welker Jr. out of the Coronado's Quest mare Teruko.

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