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It was the gasp heard round the world. And 10 years later, the team behind 2005 Preakness Stakes...
Photos from the morning activity at Pimlico Race Course, plus Black Eyed Susan Day and Preakness...
Back in December, she was a Virginia-bred maiden racing at Laurel Park.
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s editor Joe Clancy has won the Eclipse Award for news writing for his story “Horse of a Lifetime,” covering this past year’s Preakness Stakes, which appeared in the July 2014 issue of the magazine.
“Horse of a Lifetime” focused on the connections of California Chrome, in particular trainer Art Sherman, their march through the Triple Crown and victory in the Preakness. Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred is owned and published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. Clancy, who had been a regular contributor to Maryland Horse and Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred since the 1990s, became editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred in early 2012.
Read NTRA's announcement of the award here.
Clancy’s Eclipse Award is the fifth earned by a Maryland Horse Breeders Association publication, three for writing and two for photography. In 1996, Don Clippinger won for outstanding achievement in magazine writing for his story “Focusing on the Big Picture: How TV Relates to Racing,” and in 2008, Vinnie Perrone took the outstanding feature writing category for his story “Recalling Clem Florio’s Matchless Gift for Life.” Both articles appeared in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. Photography awards were won by Cindy Pierson Dulay for her photo of a leaping Stephan’s Angel taken at Pimlico in 2004, which appeared in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, and by Skip Ball in 1979 for his photograph of Spectacular Bid winning the Kentucky Derby, published in Maryland Horse.
Read "Horse of a Lifetime"
The 44th Annual Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
It was the gasp heard round the world. And 10 years later, the team behind 2005 Preakness Stakes runner-up Scrappy T still runs the gamut of emotions whenever the subject is broached.
His pedigree page is heavy with names from another era. His sire, Garthorn, won five consecutive graded stakes in the mid-1980s–the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap among them–for trainer Bobby Frankel and owners Jerry and Ann Moss.
Bonita Farm has always been a family affair. The sprawling Harford County training center is the homestead of the Boniface family, three generations of which are deeply rooted in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry.
Flip back to the cover for a second and get a good look. I’ll wait. Some head shot, isn’t it? Jump Start, the region’s leading sire for 2014, is a beast.
He always was.
Northbound on I95 past the Chesapeake House on a cold January night, I listened as my 80-year-old father tried to put into words what a horse meant to him. Not a racehorse or a prized broodmare, a 20-year-old foxhunter who died the day before.
January is for lists. So here’s mine. Fifteen things for racing to work on in 2015, not really in any particular order.
2015 stepped into the room about as quietly as would a weanling on iceskates. Mother Nature took us from abundant sunshine to over-abundant snowfall in what seemed like less than a minute. I had just enough time to capture a few photos of the beautifully powdered landscape before the sleeting rain took over and covered my lens in icicles.
As 2014 comes to a close, we look back on the many ups and downs we experienced throughout the past twelve months.
These are a few of my favorite things.
A few photos from the past in our November magazine.
Dr. Lenny Pineau and his wife Dr. Pat Bradley, small animal veterinarians with a practice in Baltimore City, keep about 10 broodmares at their Three Pines Farm near Glyndon, Md., including graded stakes producer Wood Not, one of the mares profiled in a story in the March issue of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred.
The final sale of 2014 in Maryland is Monday, Dec. 8 at Timonium with more than 200 catalogued - approximately 90 are mares, and another 90 are weanlings.
Mid-Atlantic connections are popping up everywhere, from Arlington to Saratoga. Here are a few that our own Mid-Atlantic encyclopedia and Associate Editor Cindy Deubler caught over Labor Day.
Maryland legend King T. Leatherbury is finally on the Hall of Fame ballot, so we're rereading Vinnie Perrone's masterpiece on the King from our May 2010 magazine.
With the announcement this past Friday that the last open day of business for simulcasting at Atlantic City Race Course will be Friday, January 16, 2015, we revived this previous story by Bill Mooney from the September/October 1995 magazine.
Jay Trump’s sweep of Maryland’s three major timber races, the first time in 17 years, culminated with a second consecutive Maryland Hunt Cup victory.