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Freshman sire Rainbow Heir gets first winner

 Displaying speed reminiscent of his sire Rainbow Heir, Nerve shot to the front in a five-furlong Gulfstream Park maiden special weight on the turf, set fractions of :21.81 and :44.70, and dug in to get to the wire first, winning by a neck in :56.65, the second-fastest time for a 2-year-old at the distance this year at Gulfstream. 

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Cynergy’s Star takes inaugural Timonium Juvenile

Bonuccelli Racing’s Cynergy’s Star left his mark on Timonium as he took over midway down the backside and held the lead to win the inaugural $125,000 Timonium Juvenile Stakes by two lengths during the Maryland State Fair’s Timonium race meet on Sunday, Aug. 29.

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Jaxon Traveler returns home to win Star de Naskra Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s star Maryland-bred Jaxon Traveler returned to his home state in peak condition after a trip to Saratoga, outrunning his foes down the stretch in the $75,000 Star de Naskra Stakes, for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired 3-year-olds, to win by three lengths during Pimlico’s Maryland Pride Day program on Saturday, Aug. 21.

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2021 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

For the first time since the inaugural year in 2013, more than two horses will be inducted into a class of the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Selected for the class of 2021 are national champions Conniver, Devil’s Bag and J. O. Tobin, voted in by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Racing Media Association.

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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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