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Maryland-breds ready to take on RRP Thoroughbred Makeover

After the event's postponement in 2020, the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), will take place Oct. 12-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Maryland is well-represented this year with 26 Maryland-breds entered to compete in a variety of disciplines. 

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The Jockey Club releases 2020 Breeding Statistics

According to The Jockey Club’s recently released 2020 Breeding Statistics, Maryland ranked sixth among the top-10 states and provinces with the most mares covered by Maryland stallions in 2020, while showing a 3.6 percent increase in the number of live foals by those stallions in 2021 when compared to 2020.

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Street Lute makes it happen in the Tax Free Shopping Distaff

Lucky 7 Stables’ Street Lute was back in the winner’s circle on Delaware Park’s Owners’ Day as she caught the leaders down the stretch and passed them with ease to win the $100,000 Tax Free Shopping Distaff Stakes for Delaware-bred or certified fillies and mares (3 and up) by three-quarters of a length on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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Whereshetoldmetogo fights for victory in New Castle Stakes

Whereshetoldmetogo loves Delaware Park. The Brittany Russell trainee has never been worse than second in seven starts at the Wilmington-area track, four of them stakes. His most recent victory, the $100,000 New Castle Stakes for Delaware-bred or certified runners on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Delaware Park on the Owners’ Day program, was one of his most exciting yet in a career of exciting finishes.

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Nyquist filly tops Maryland-bred offerings at record-breaking Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale

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.

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Jaxon Traveler gets graded win in Maryland Sprint Stakes

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.

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Can the Queen speeds to victory in The Very One Stakes

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.

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