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Former MHBA executive Timothy T. Capps dead at 71

Tim's Memorial will be held on Monday, May 22nd, 11:30am, Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40241

Timothy T. Capps, former Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Million executive and Maryland Horse/Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred editor, died April 22 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Ky., of complications from a stroke he suffered in February. He was 71.

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2017 debut of Ben’s Cat

Four-time Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat made his 11-year-old debut on Sunday, April 16, and was beaten less than a length when finishing fifth in the featured seventh race allowance at Laurel Park.

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Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program deadline: April 21

Applications are due April 21 for the inaugural Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP), an exciting career development initiative announced by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) and set to launch in June 2017. The six-day curriculum will expose participants to all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry through site visits and discussions with industry leaders A maximum number of six people will be selected for the inaugural class. Click here for more details and to access the application

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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Maryland-breds at Keeneland January Sale

Avla “Poppet” Pitts’ chestnut filly, a yearling half-sister to 2018 multiple stakes-winning Maryland-bred juvenile Alwaysmining, topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale held Jan. 7-10 in Lexington, Ky.

The Maryland-bred filly, by Medaglia d’Oro’s son Fast Anna, whose oldest foals are just-turned 2-year-olds, was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent for $100,000. She was purchased by Caroline and Grey Bentley, who campaign Alwaysmining, winner of the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Heft Stakes in December, under the name of their Runnymede Racing.

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MHBA celebrates 90 years

“The formation of an organization, in whole or in part of persons, firms
and/or corporations, who have been or are at the present, or who likely will be interested in the breeding and improvement of horses; the fostering and preserving of traditions pertaining to the horse everywhere and particularly the fine traditions of the horse in Maryland. . .”
—From the Articles of Incorporation, Jan. 12, 1929

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No Never No More to stand first season in Maryland

No Never No More, a 3-year-old son of the highly-successful Scat Daddy from a family of sires, including Europe’s 2018 leading first-crop sire, No Nay Never, will stand his first season at Faith and Brad Leatherman’s Winding Creek Farm in Union Bridge. He is offered free to approved mares, with a $350 booking fee payable in advance.

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