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Year in review: Year’s end top stories and photos

by | Jan 7, 2018 | Breaking, Features, Regionwide, Top Stories |

Starting December 25, we’ll be conducting our own “12 days of mid-Atlantic racing.” Each day we’ll revisit our most popular stories from a given month of the year, and we’ll highlight some of our favorite photographs.

Be sure to check in each day to review what 2017 brought us!

A community’s support

Jockey Jenn Miller suffered a scary injury in December at Charles Town, suffering bleeding on the brain, a severe concussion, and a broken jawbone. The support of folks in the racing industry, though, was nothing short of inspiring, Frank Vespe wrote.

Jenn Miller: Injured jock getting strong community support

On to New York!

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, injured in May, decided that when he returned to riding, he’d do so in New York, Doug McCoy reported. McCarthy had four mounts at Aqueduct prior to the New Year, winning with one.

Trevor McCarthy will shift tack to New York

Gaudet, Wolfendale: Marylanders break NY glass ceiling

Two native Marylanders with deep racing backgrounds — Maggie Wolfendale and Gabby Gaudet — are blazing a trail for young women, Teresa Genaro wrote.

Alex Cintron: “World revolves around doctors”

Talented rider Alex Cintron was badly injured in a November spill at Laurel Park, and when Doug McCoy caught up with him a month later, the rider said his world still revolved around doctors.

Dear Santa: Maryland racing’s wishlist for 2018

With the holidays approaching, Teresa Genaro asked several folks prominent in various areas of Maryland racing what presents they wanted for the industry.

November’s and December’s photos

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