Year in review: Year’s end top stories and photos
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.
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.
Two native Marylanders with deep racing backgrounds — Maggie Wolfendale and Gabby Gaudet — are blazing a trail for young women, Teresa Genaro wrote.
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.
With the holidays approaching, Teresa Genaro asked several folks prominent in various areas of Maryland racing what presents they wanted for the industry.