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Daring Dancer a graded winner at Keeneland

Making her first start of the year, Sagamore Farm’s homebred 3-year-old filly Daring Dancer remained undefeated in three starts with a dazzling stretch run to capture the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes-G3 on Thursday, April 17.

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Esteemed Maryland horseman Dickie Small dies at 68

Richard (Dickie) Small, one of Maryland racing's most recognizable trainers whose long career included orchestrating the campaigns of Robert Meyerhoff's multiple Grade 1 winner Broad Brush, and Broad Brush's son Concern, winner of the 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic-G1, died late Friday night, April 4, after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

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Aunt Ellen gets first win in Twixt Stakes

Appearing totally outclassed, Hickory Ridge Farm LLC's homebred Aunt Ellen, seeking her first win in her 11th career start, went postward for the $75,000 Twixt Stakes for Maryland-bred 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, April 5 as the longest shot on board at 18-1.

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Top Striker a stakes winner over hurdles at Camden

Breed a son of Storm Cat who never won beyond seven furlongs to a mare whose immediate family excelled sprinting on the turf (five furlongs being their preferred distance) and what do you get? Top Striker, winner of the two and an eighth-mile Carolina Cup Novice Hurdle Stakes at Camden in South Carolina on March 29.

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Maryland-bred Twenty Percent among late Triple Crown nominees

The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded Saturday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. (a payment of a $6,000 fee required for each late nominee) with a total of 10 additional 3-year-old Thoroughbreds added to the roster of horses now eligible to complete in the 2014 renewal of the prized three-race series.

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Future Is Now digs in for first graded win

The future is getting brighter all the time for Larry Johnson’s homebred 4-year-old filly Future Is Now. She earned her first graded stakes victory Friday, June 7 at Saratoga, taking the $200,000 Intercontinental Stakes-G2 by a head as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

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Studlydoright rallies to upset Tremont

Studlydoright became the first stakes-winning member of the Maryland-bred class of 2022, and did it on a giant stage, coming from off the pace to win the $150,000 Tremont Stakes Thursday, June 6 as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Saratoga.

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Post Time aims for Met Mile glory

A five-time stakes winner in his 10-race career and earner of $617,910, Post Time looks to add a Grade 1 victory to his credentials Saturday at Saratoga, when he heads postward in a stalwart edition of the Met Mile-G1 as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

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