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Timeless. As it has since 1937, Delaware Park’s iconic paddock hosted another summer of racing in 2014, led by a visit from Princess of Sylmar for the Delaware Handicap. The Pennsylvania-bred lost in an upset, but was part of another classic. Lydia A. Williams photo


Breeders' Cup Foal Nomination Deadline Oct. 15

Bill Reightler Agent FTM Fall Yearlings

This is Horse Racing!

AHP Award Winners


The Filly

Find out what it's like to grow up in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Life on the Farm

Country Life Farm, July/August 2014

Waiting and wondering has been a theme throughout these blogs.

Sagamore, July/August 2014

Catching Up with the Dwarf Squad

Sagamore, June 2014

Warm Breeze, Shady Trees & Weanlings

Though the weather is heating up, the racing action is cooling down.


Maggie Kimmitt's Pensioners on Parade

September 2014: Grady

Grady. It’s a simple name: masculine, rugged, strong. It sounds like a good name for a boxer. . . a ranch hand. . . a longshoreman. Or a racehorse who made 104 starts and ran until he was 11 years old.


October 2011: The Looper

Tom Voss sat on a chair outside the tack room at his Saratoga barn. A few feet away, 2010 champion steeplechaser Slip Away stood getting his feet done, rider Paddy Young holding the shank and scratching the big gray's nose. Voss has one of those shedrows in which everyone is usually someone. Not too many unfamiliar names taped to the stall doors.


An Update: Torbay

We received word from Alex Brown that former Pensioner Torbay is still out and about.



September 2014: Carrying on, with grace, in the Voss barn

Gary Murray will be on the farm in Maryland, trying to get something done about a horse, a piece of equipment, a fencepost, anything and he’ll see Tom Voss.
“I see him every day at home on the farm, in a tractor shed grumbling about something, trying to fix something that’s broken 15 times,” said Murray, Voss’ son-in-law, on a Tuesday morning at Saratoga. “I might try to do the same things he did, but I don’t have the same skills as Tom.”


August 2014: Winning a race that never ends

“Editorial excellence is not a goal to be sought and one day acquired and then retired to the trophy case. It is instead an ambition which must be pursued each day, never ending, never totally achieved. That striving, that ambition is an essential part of our newspapers, a cornerstone of what we have been, what we are, and what we will be.”


July 2014: No roadmap to racing success

Tom Bowman stood in the Pimlico Race Course winner’s circle and smiled. Well, he laughed really. Because that’s all he could do.


Looking Back

Looking Back: July 2004

Cindy's Footnotes

Labor Day Connections

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.


Classic Midlantic-breds: Preakness Stakes

Which Mid-Atlantic-bred horses have won the middle jewel of the Triple Crown? Cindy Deubler has the list:


Classic Midlantic-breds: Kentucky Derby

We know you were wondering which Midlantic-bred horses have won the Kentucky Derby. Here's the list:


Time Machine

50 years ago Jay Trump captured timber racing's Triple Crown

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.


Life lived large: the tale of Dickie Small

The Thoroughbred world suffered a great loss with the death of Richard Small this past weekend. Read Vinnie Perrone's award-winning story from the February 2009 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred of this Maryland icon. He captured the man like no one else ever could:


Racing's Great Mystery Man

This weekend the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point runs at the Voss family's Atlanta Hall in Monkton, Maryland. The locals call them The Voss Races. Mostly due to one man's overwhelming influence on the event, Tom Voss. This past January, the industry lost this great horseman and friend. He will be notably missed by many who attend tomorrow's event. We dug into our archives for Joe Clancy's August 2002 story.


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