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Fantasy Owner’s Day at Laurel

Experience the thrill of Thoroughbred ownership on Fantasy Owner’s Day, Saturday, March 18 at Laurel Park. The event, sponsored by Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association, will allow participants to “walk in the shoes of one of the top owners in the region for a day of races.” Registration is free. The day includes a seminar and luncheon.

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First arrival for Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad

The first foal by Golden Lad, a multiple graded stakes winner standing at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, arrived at Sycamore Hall in Chesapeake City on Jan. 17. The chestnut colt out of Welcome Inn, a stakes-winning daughter of Orientate, is a half-brother to graded stakes-placed $396,599-earner Rockinn On Bye.

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Nicanor sires first winner

Shamrock Farm stallion Nicanor got his first winner from his first crop with Nicamore’s decisive score in a six-furlong maiden race at Laurel Park on Jan. 28.

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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