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Field Pass fights hard for victorious homecoming in BWI Turf Cup

Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass returned to his home state for the $200,000 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes-G3. The homecoming, only his second Maryland start in a 20-race career, wasn’t all that welcoming until he burst through the tightest of openings along the rail and caught Ramsey Solution late to prevail by a neck at Pimlico on Saturday, July 24.

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MHBA Board selects 2021-2022 officers

At the Board of Directors’ meeting held Wednesday, July 14 at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s office in Reisterstown, the new board elected Richard F. Blue, Jr. as president, Christy Holden as vice president and Michael Horning as secretary/treasurer.

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Grateful Bred runs off with Meadow Stable Stakes victory

As Gordon Keys’ homebred Grateful Bred crossed the finish line two and a quarter lengths ahead of Sky’s Not Falling in the $100,000 Meadow Stable Stakes on Colonial Downs’ opening day, Monday, July 19, he secured the first stakes win for himself and his trainer, Madison Meyers.

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Rising Bella stakes her claim in Peach Blossom

Lowell W. Kinch’s Rising Bella lived up to her status as the favorite in the $50,000 Peach Blossom Stakes at Delaware Park as she recorded her first stakes victory by one and a half lengths on Wednesday, July 7.

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Trifor Gold works hard for first stakes victory in Sussex

Copper Penny Stables’ homebred Trifor Gold held on to win the $50,000 Sussex by a nose and notch his first stakes victory over fellow Maryland-bred Cannon’s Roar in the race for Delaware-bred or certified runners at Delaware Park on Thursday, July 8.

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Freshman first for Divining Rod

Classic-placed Divining Rod, a son of Tapit standing at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, got his first winner from his first crop when Carnaval Conquest led throughout and drew off for a four and three-quarter-length win at Fanduel Sportsbook And Horse Racing (Fairmount Park) in Illinois on July 6.

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Knicks Go back on top with Cornhusker victory

Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go returned to his winning ways with a standout performance in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap-G3, leading gate-to-wire to win by 10 1/4 lengths on Friday, July 2 at Prairie Meadows.

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Alwaysinahurry upsets Concern to notch first stakes victory

Alwaysinahurry outran his 9-1 odds as he bested graded winner Mighty Mischief in the $100,000 Concern Stakes for 3-year-olds at six furlongs, pulling away to earn his first career stakes victory by four and three-quarters lengths at Pimlico on Sunday, July 4.

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Nyquist filly tops Maryland-bred offerings at record-breaking Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, which saw records fall across the board, featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with four selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay filly by Nyquist, purchased by Oracle Bloodstock, agent, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the sale.

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Jaxon Traveler gets graded win in Maryland Sprint Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler came out swinging in his return to Pimlico on Preakness Day, securing his first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes-G3 on Saturday, May 21.

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Can the Queen speeds to victory in The Very One Stakes

Joanne Shankle’s Can the Queen notched one for the home team on Black-Eyed Susan Day with a front-running score in the five-furlong The Very One Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, on Friday, May 20 at Pimlico.

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