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Foyle is NSA 2013 timber champion

Maryland-bred Foyle, an 8-year-old son of Yarrow Brae owned by Merriefield Farm and trained by H. Bruce Fenwick, earned the title of 2013 Champion Timber Horse from the National Steeplechase Association.

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Juvenile filly Lucy Acton entered this week

Carolyn and Gerald Sleeter's 2­year­old filly Lucy Action, named in honor of the late editor of Mid­Atlantic Thoroughbred and staff member of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, has been entered for her first start on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the third race at Parx.

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Eighttofasttocatch three-peats in Jennings Handicap

In the 72-year history of the Jennings Handicap it had happened only once before. Eighttofasttocatch joins the legendary Little Bold John as the only three-time winners of the historic test, named for one of Maryland’s all-time great horsemen, Preakness winning breeder/owner/trainer William Jennings Sr.

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Slip and Drive all out to take Japan Racing Association Stakes

Jer-Mar Stable LLC’s Slip and Drive got his first stakes win in gritty fashion, contesting the lead from the start of the mile and a sixteenth grass test and getting the victory by a nose over a hard-charging Roadhog in the $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Fond Memories: Joe Piarulli on Vertex

It was a frigid, late fall day in Baltimore in 1958. On the early morning of Nov. 29, the day of the 22nd running of the Pimlico Special, the Pimlico track was frozen and only three horses were brave enough to face the hottest horse in training, Frank Piarulli and John Brunetti’s 4-year-old colt Vertex.

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Full Speed Ahead

Dr. Amy O. Burk

The slow days of summer have turned into fall frenzy at the University of Maryland. We wrapped up the summer months watching our two foals play and bond while their mothers grazed off in the distance. Unfortunately, we also watched our colt, Diamondback Fire, develop a solid case of physitis in both front fetlocks.

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La Castiglione goes all the way in City of Phoenix

La Castiglione made her 5-year-old debut a winning one on Jan. 23, when she strolled home in the City of Phoenix Stakes at Turf Paradise for her fourth stakes win in her last six starts.
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Fille d'Esprit rebounds with dominant What a Summer win

Fille d’Esprit blossomed in 2022, winning five stakes and placing in five more while racing exclusively in stakes company. She started her 2023 campaign on a promising note, winning the What a Summer Stakes at Laurel Park on Jan. 21 by five and a quarter lengths.
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Award Wanted takes Geisha

Award Wanted picked up her first stakes win on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Laurel Park, winning the Geisha with a rail-skimming rally.

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