Ten Carat Rock gains first stakes win at Turf Paradise

Maryland-bred Ten Carat Rock, one of the longshots in the field of 10 to contest the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Handicap at Turf Paradise, held off prohibitive favorite Power Ped through the stretch to win by a neck at 17-1 odds while covering the mile over firm turf in 1:35.73. It was the first stakes win in a 21-start career for the 6-year-old chestnut son of Rock Slide bred by Pamela Long Wofford.

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John Jones returns a winner in Jennings Stakes


Back at home after having his four-race win streak snapped in South Florida, Matt Schera’s John Jones led from start to finish and cruised to a five-length victory in the $75,000 Jennings Stakes on the New Year’s Eve card at Laurel Park Dec. 31.

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Lovable Lady springs upset in Willa On the Move Stakes

Showing off her affinity for the local track, Lovable Lady reeled in graded stakes-winning heavy favorite Hot City Girl approaching the stretch and sprinted clear after straightening for home to post a powerful 12-1 upset in the $100,000 Willa On the Move on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Laurel Park.

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May 15 2018 segment on WJZ TV

In case you missed it, here is WJZ's coverage of the recently released AHC Economic Impact study for Maryland.

Horse industry boosts Md. year round, not just at Preakness Time

For more than 250 years, horses have played a vital role in Maryland’s culture, spirit and history, going back to 1743, when the Maryland Jockey Club — the oldest sporting organization in North America — was chartered.

Read executive director Cricket Goodall's Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun here

Maryland Horse Industry Adds $1.3 billion to Maryland’s Economy

Home to more than 100,000 horses, Maryland ranks No. 1 in terms of horses per square mile

Baltimore, Md. (May 14, 2018) – The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy. The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone.

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