The Maryland Horse Breeders Association named Gin Talking the 2000 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly. The daughter of Allen's Prospect was bred by Barbara Cross Graham and raced for Skeedattle Associates, a partnership including Robert Orndorff, Lou Rehak, and William White, which purchased her for $40,000 at the 1998 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale. Gin Talking was champion Maryland-bred 2-year-old filly in 1999. Her 2000 campaign ended with three consecutive stakes victories, including her second triumph in a Maryland Million event at Laurel. Trained early in her career by Hamilton Smith, Gin Talking was saddled by Robin Graham in her three final starts of 2000.
Other champions were: Global Gait (by Concern), champion 2-year-old male; Your Out (by Allen's Prospect), champion 2-year-old filly; Disco Rico (by Citidancer), champion 3-year-old male; Testing (by Deputed Testamony), champion older male; Hookedonthefeelin (by Citidancer), champion older female; A Little Luck (by Pas Seul), champion turf runner; and Ironfist (by Iron), champion steeplechaser.