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Steeplechase greats Good Night Shirt and trainer Thomas H. Voss elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

(From National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Press Release)

Good Night Shirt, the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Steeplechase Horse in 2007 and 2008, and the late Tom Voss, a five-time National Steeplechase Association leader in wins and a three-time leader in earnings, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in a ceremony that is open to the public and free to attend at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The Steeplechase Review Committee meets once every four years to consider candidates.

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Maryland-breds among highlights at OBS 2-year-old sale

Four Maryland-bred juveniles were offered at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March 2-year-old sale, held March 14 and 15 in Ocala, Fla., and all brought six figures, for an average of $483,750. The overall sale average was $186,727. The quartet combined to sell for $1,935,000.

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Announcing the Maryland-bred champions of 2016

For immediate release March 2, 2017 Baltimore, Md.—Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist Cathryn Sophia was named 2016 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old filly and champion sprinter in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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First foal for Hangover Kid

The first foal by Grade 2 winner Hangover Kid was reported by Audrey Murray of Murmur Farm in Darlington, a chestnut colt out of the winning Carnivalay mare Aunt Louise bred by Richie Blue Jr. and born on Feb. 11.

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Louis Quatorze dead at 24

Louis Quatorze, the only classic winner standing at stud in Maryland in 2017, collapsed and died the afternoon of Feb. 17 while galloping across his paddock at Audrey Murray’s Murmur Farm in Darlington, Md. The 1996 Preakness winner was 24.

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First winner for Gandhi

Gandhi, a son A.P. Indy standing at Royal Wux Farm in Chestertown, got his first winner when Sterling General was up in time in a four and a half-furlong maiden special weight at Charles Town on Feb. 2.

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Group 1 winner Long River to stand at Anchor & Hope

Long River, an 8-year-old son of leading sire and sire of sires A.P. Indy out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1 winner Round Pond, has been retired and will stand his first season in 2019 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

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2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

The Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are European champion El Gran Senor and the brilliant filly Caesar’s Wish. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). Read more 

A celebration to recognize this year’s class of inductees will take place at Laurel Park on Maryland Pride Day on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Maryland Horse Industry Foundation is 30!

October 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation. Marking the celebration is a fundraising campaign, the 30 for 30 Campaign, to support the MHIF’s growing menu of educational programs. Read more