Keyword: Maryland

  • Maryland THA Board Calls for Revote on Bylaws

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said May 7 it will hold another vote on proposed changes to its bylaws after its general counsel found a "flaw" in a vote taken during a special election April 30.

  • Doug O'Neill at the barn Sunday Morning. 5/6/2012

    On Location - Doug O'Neill 5/6/2012

    Listen to trainer Doug O'Neill talk about Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and his plans for the Preakness the morning after their big win.

  • Doug O'Neill kissing the Kentucky Derby trophy.
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    Trainer Doug O'Neill: 'It's All Just Surreal'

    As he basked in the glow of winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O'Neill said the morning of May 6 that he gets "goosebumps" when thinking about the possibility of I'll Have Another becoming the next Triple Crown winner.

  • Shackleford after winning the 2011 Preakness.

    Film Series to Lead Up to Preakness

    The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that "Horses in Cinema," a series featuring eight horse-related films, will be held May 12-17 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

  • Sondra Bender

    Prominent Maryland Owner Sondra Bender Dies

    Sondra Bender, a prominent Maryland breeder/owner, died Feb. 23 after a battle with uterine cancer. A resident of Bethesda, Md., she was 78. Her survivors include her husband, Howard, who operates Glade Valley Farm.

  • Yawanna Twist in the General George Handicap.

    Dutrow Duo Tops in General George

    Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. got an inkling of how good he has it when his charges Yawanna Twist and This Ones for Phil finished one-two in the General George Handicap (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Laurel.

  • Racing-Related Funds Targeted in MD, PA

    Legislation that would divert gaming revenue for horse racing to other sources has been introduced in Maryland, and in Pennsylvania the governor has taken similar action in his 2012-13 state budget.

  • Maryland Jockey Club to Honor Rapid Redux

    The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux Feb. 18 at Laurel Park. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago, and took home a pair of national awards.

  • Owner Appeals DQ in Maryland Stakes

    An attorney representing horse owner James Riccio has filed an appeal of the disqualification of King and Crusader from his Dec. 17 win in the Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park.

  • King and Crusader finished first in the Maryland Juvenile Championship, but has been disqualified.

    Dutrow Horse DQ'd From Stakes Win

    A horse trained by Rick Dutrow Jr. has been disqualified from a stakes victory at Laurel Park because he was administrated Salix within two hours of the race, a violation of Maryland racing rules.

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional: Northview Times Two

    The stallion operation has faced plenty of adversity, but with its original facility and a new post in the growth state of Pennsylvania, Northview now boasts the deepest stallion roster in the Midlantic region.

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    BC Winner Shared Account Retired

    Shared Account, winner of last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and seventh in this year's running in what proved to be her final start, has been retired from racing.

  • Ben's Cat is the even-money morning-line favorite in the Laurel Dash Stakes.

    Laurel Dash Will Suffice for Ben's Cat

    King Leatherbury's Ben's Cat, who could have been entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) via payment of a $100,000 supplemental fee, is the even-money morning-line favorite in the $75,000 Laurel Dash Oct. 29.

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    Friesan Fire to Merryland in Maryland

    Friesan Fire, winner of the 2009 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the favorite in that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand at Merryland in Maryland.

  • Northview Keeps Not For Love at $20,000

    Not For Love, who stands at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., and ranks atop the 2011 Maryland leading sires' list, will stand for the same $20,000 fee in 2012 that he stood for this year.

  • F-T Midlantic Sale Posts Big Gains

    Following the generally positive trends in the yearling market this year, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall sale ended with increases of 15.7% in average price and 72.9% in median price from a year ago.

  • Average, Median Up as Midlantic Sale Opens

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale opened with a 100% increase in its median price from a year ago and a 20.2% upswing in its average price. A Hard Spun colt topped the session, bringing $200,000 Oct. 4.

  • Maryland Simulcast Dispute to Arbitration

    Noting his disappointment that representatives from the Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries have failed to resolve a simulcasting stalemate, Maryland labor secretary Alexander M. Sanchez has directed them to arbitration.

  • Stronach Group in Maryland Casino Venture

    The Stronach Group, which owns Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, is part of a group that has filed an application to construct a video lottery terminal casino in downtown Baltimore.