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  • Maryland-bred yearlings at Keeneland September 20, 2017
    A total of 20 Maryland-breds went through the sales ring in Lexington, Ky., the first eight days of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, which kicked off on Monday, Sept. 11. The 14 sold grossed $2,361,000, for an average of $168,643, with eight bringing six figures. Read More ...
  • Timonium meet concludes on high note September 12, 2017
    The 2017 Maryland State Fair race meeting in Timonium, held seven days from Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Sept. 4, produced gains in all sources handle of 47.28 percent, $5,261,522 compared to $3,572,474 last year.Attendance at the track was up 6.41 percent. Read More ...
  • Jim McKay the 2017 recipient of Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism September 5, 2017
    The late Jim McKay, beloved by millions as the host of ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” is the recipient of the 2017 Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism. The award will be presented posthumously the evening of Friday, Nov. 10, at Harford Community College. “The Wider World of Jim McKay: Celebrating […]
  • Maryland-Sired Maryland-Breds to earn more September 5, 2017
    Beginning with the 2017 Fall meet at Laurel Park, a 50 percent breeder bonus (the regular 30 percent plus an additional 20 percent) will be paid to breeders of registered Maryland-breds by Maryland stallions who win a maiden race in Maryland. Read More ...
  • Inaugural Coalition Stakes closes with 43 nominations August 22, 2017
    The inaugural Coalition Stakes, to be run on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Timonium race meet at the Maryland State Fair, closed with 43 nominations. Read More ...
  • Maryland Pride Day 2017 August 22, 2017
    On a day at the races promoted as Maryland Pride Day, it was almost fate that there would be winners named Maryland Pride, Crabcakes and Bawlmer Hon. The third annual Maryland Pride Day, held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Laurel Park, offered a dozen races (seven with preference to Maryland-bred and sired plus three $75,000 restricted […]
  • Thoroughbred 101 Seminar at Maryland State Fair August 14, 2017
    Learn about Maryland’s State Horse at The Maryland State Fair Thoroughbred 101 Seminar on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Grandstand Grille on the second floor of the Timonium Fairgrounds grandstand. Read More ...
  • Maryland Pride Day: Saturday, Aug. 19, Laurel Park August 14, 2017
    Multiple-stakes winners Greatbullsoffire and Phlash Phelps are among 49 horses nominated to a quartet of stakes worth $300,000 in purses on Maryland Pride Day, Saturday, Aug. 19, at Laurel Park. Read More ...
  • Buffum gets first winner August 14, 2017
    The very first foal for graded stakes-winning sprinter Buffum not only became his first starter, but his first winner.  Read More ...
  • Swoop wins first stakes in Mrs. Ogden Phipps August 7, 2017
     Mrs. Thomas Voss’ homebred Swoop won her first career stakes, rallying from last to post a win by three-quarters of a length in the $75,000 Mrs. Ogden Phipps for fillies and mares in Saratoga steeplechase action on Thursday, Aug. 3. Read More ...