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'Knicks Go Week' on HRRN begins Tuesday, March 15

LEXINGTON, KY (March 14, 2022) – Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced today they will pay tribute to 2021 Horse of the Year Knicks Go with a special ‘Knicks Go Week’ presented by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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MHBA announces formation of BackStop, aftercare account for Maryland-breds

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) is proud to announce the formation of an aftercare account that will direct aftercare fund requests to support Maryland-bred racehorses as they are retired and transitioned to new careers. The aftercare account, called BackStop, serves the purpose of aiding or supporting an immediate need in the transition of Maryland-bred horses once their racing careers are over.

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Maryland-bred champions and industry leaders celebrated virtually during 2021 Renaissance Awards

Reisterstown, Md.—The fifth annual Renaissance Awards, a collaborative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Jockey Club, which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year, went virtual again this year. Throughout the week of Feb. 28, awards were presented through the MHBA’s social media accounts to the top Maryland owner, trainer, jockey, breeder, broodmare and stallion, Backstretch Workers of the Year, one for Pimlico Race Course and one for Laurel Park, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2021.

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Cordmaker secures first graded win in General George-G3

Hillwood Stable’s hard-knocking stable star Cordmaker pushed his stakes win streak to four as a strong run down the stretch propelled him to his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 General George-G3, for 4-year-olds and up, three-quarters of a length ahead of War Tocsin at Laurel Park on Saturday, Feb. 19.

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Galerio locks down first stakes win in John B. Campbell

Bird Mobberley LLC and Grady Griffin’s Galerio, known for his perseverance on the track, especially in stakes company, finally secured his first stakes win with a thrilling run in the 68th running of the $100,000 John B. Campbell, for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Laurel Park.

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Local Motive rolls home in the Miracle Wood Stakes

Bird Mobberley LLC’s Local Motive, a two-time stakes winner last year, returned to the winner’s circle following a two-length score in the $100,000 Miracle Wood (for 3-year-olds) at Laurel Park on Saturday, Feb. 19.

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Luna Belle continues streak with Wide Country win

Deborah Greene and Hamilton Smith’s Luna Belle proved she was a force to be reckoned with as a 2-year-old last year and has only continued to do so with her second stakes victory at 3 when taking the $100,000 Wide Country by three lengths on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Laurel Park.

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Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Awards to be presented virtually, beginning Feb. 28

Baltimore, Md.—The fifth annual Renaissance Awards, a cooperative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Jockey Club, will be celebrated virtually this year as the top Maryland owner, trainer and jockey, Maryland stallion, broodmare and breeder, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2021 will be presented online next week. Special awards will be presented to Pimlico and Laurel Backstretch Employees of the Year.

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Post Time impressive in Maryland Juvenile

Post Time solidified his chances for a championship title at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 3, by winning the Maryland Juvenile Stakes by three and three-quarters lengths for his third victory in as many career starts.
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Malibu Moonshine prevails in Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

In a performance similar to her only other start, Malibu Moonshine came from behind to win the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship for Maryland-bred and/or sired fillies at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 3.
 
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La Castiglione takes Glendale

A return to turf proved no problem for La Castiglione, as she won the Glendale Stakes by a length at Turf Paradise on Nov. 26 for her third stakes win of the year.
 
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