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Off and running. One lively colt put his handler to the test early in Class I at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s  annual yearling show in Timonium. For more, see the Maryland Horse newsletter on page 63. /Lydia A. Williams photo

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Life on the Farm

Sagamore, June 2014

Warm Breeze, Shady Trees & Weanlings

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


Sagamore, May 2014


If there’s one thing I’ve learned about horse racing, it’s that a race is never just a race.


Country Life Farm: May 2014

Horses of Different Colors

The most exciting part of foaling season is wondering which of these baby racehorses, with their too-long legs and lack of coordination, is going to go on to become a star on the track. But well before that, we get to experience the thrill of finding out what each mare's baby looks like when it emerges.


Maggie Kimmitt's Pensioners on Parade

August 2014: Double Bill

Talk about long-term relationships. When North Carolina residents Frank and Ann Loving bought Double Bill, Ronald Reagan was president, a first-class postage stamp cost 20 cents, Amadeus won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Spend a Buck won the Kentucky Derby.


Jade’s Revenge and Monarch Lane

JULY 2014: In reality, they are a study in contrasts. Jade’s Revenge is a tall, patrician bay, expressive, approachable. He’s the stuff of horse-crazy young girls’ dreams. Monarch Lane, a welterweight chestnut, doesn’t care why you’ve come and has no interest in exchanging pleasantries. No warm fuzziness there; he’s all business. Extend your hand at your own peril.


June 2014: Unexplainable

Between 1999 and 2001, Unexplainable was practically a household name at Parx Racing. Not only was the Adena Springs-bred son of El Prado (Ire)—Brilliant Prospect, by Marine Brass, popular with the betting public, he was a hot commodity in the claim box as well. Every one of his 10 lifetime wins came at the Bensalem, Pa., oval, then still called Philadelphia Park.



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.


June 2014: Riding history at the Hunt Cup

“Is this what the founding fathers intended?”
Somebody asked me that question after the Maryland Hunt Cup went into the books for the 118th time in April. I have no idea what they intended, only that we weren’t talking about Washington, Jefferson and Adams.


Looking Back

Looking Back: July 2004

Cindy's Footnotes

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:


Fasig-Tipton December Mixed Sale 2013

Associate Editor Cindy Deubler has hand picked a few interesting Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December sales offerings. Check out her footnotes on these hips:


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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