- Category: News
- Published: Wednesday, July 13 2022
No Guts No Glory Farm’s homebred Mama G’s Wish ran her heart out in the final strides of the $50,000 Lewes Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park on Wednesday, June 22, to secure her first stakes win.
Lets Dance Stable’s Halfinthewrapper came out swinging in the La Varendrye Stakes ($35,750-guaranteed Canadian) for fillies and mares, 3 & up, leading gate-to-wire to win by three-quarters of a length Wednesday, June 22 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Canada.
C J I Phoenix Group and No Guts No Glory Farm’s Fille d’Esprit came out swinging, pulling away easily down the stretch to win the $100,000 Susquehanna Valley Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, by two and a quarter lengths at Penn National on Friday, June 17.
Louis A. Bisso Jr.’s Nick Papagiorgio was more than ready this time around, firing away down the stretch under Horacio Karamanos and outlasting a surge of late challenges to win the $75,000 Find Stakes, for Maryland-bred/sired, 3 & up, by a half-length at Laurel Park on Sunday, June 19.
Wasabi Ventures Stables’ Why Not Tonight answered the question decisively in her stakes debut as she ran down leader Can the Queen to win the $75,000 All Brandy Stakes, for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares, 3 & up, by a half-length on Sunday, June 19 at Laurel Park.
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected one incumbent, one returning and three new members to the 2022 Board of Directors. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected will serve for the next three years. Returning to the board are Michael Horning, current secretary-treasurer of the MHBA who was first elected in 2019, and Kent A. Murray, the MHBA secretary-treasurer from 2018 to 2020 who had served six consecutive years from 2015 to 2020 and was back on the ballot this year. Joining the board for the first time are Amy Burk, Grace Merryman and Gina Robb.
Jonathan Thomas, trainer of the versatile Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy, will judge the 88th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held Sunday, July 24 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium. Entries are due by June 24.
Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, which saw records fall across the board, featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with four selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay filly by Nyquist, purchased by Oracle Bloodstock, agent, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the sale.
West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler came out swinging in his return to Pimlico on Preakness Day, securing his first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes-G3 on Saturday, May 21.
Joanne Shankle’s Can the Queen notched one for the home team on Black-Eyed Susan Day with a front-running score in the five-furlong The Very One Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, on Friday, May 20 at Pimlico.