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Editorials

December 2014: Remembering Speedy, and all those like him

Speedy Kiniel died. And dozens of people connected to Maryland racing and steeplechasing and racehorses in general thought about the old days. Maybe they also remembered Lonnie, Shorty, Shaky, Spoon, Crazy Sam, Chubby, Bubba, Monroe, Hume, Jerome, Cornbread and all the other grooms of various eras and locations.

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November 2014: Don't let the sport become another lost art

"It’s a dying art and we need to recognize it and do something about it.”

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October 2014: Stepping in, and up, for the horses

A few days before this magazine went to press, I read an article by associate editor Cindy Deubler and thought about October.

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Maggie Kimmitt's Pensioners on Parade

Maggie Kimmit's Pensioner on Parade December 2014

Here's the Plan

Serelee Hefler was excited to talk about Here’s the Plan. “This has been my Bucket List item for the past year,” she said, leading the strapping son of Smarten and the Horatius mare Video Sister out of his paddock at Worthmore Farm in Chestertown, Md.

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November 2014: Achieve

His name is Achieve. One definition of the word states that it means “to reach or attain (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage.” And Jodie Pointer thinks the handle fits her 22-year-old now white son of Waquoit. 

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Pensioners Update: October 2014

We check in on some recent Pensioners, who are living the retired life around the region.

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Life on the Farm

Sagamore, October - November 2014

These are a few of my favorite things.

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Sagamore, September 2014: A Farewell to Bare Arms

It's almost as if the outside air gets colder with each falling leaf. Summer has officially come to an end, and while brief, has given us quite a bit to reflect on.

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Country Life Farm, July/August 2014

Waiting and wondering has been a theme throughout these blogs.

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Looking Back

Looking Back: November

A few photos from the past in our November magazine.

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Cindy's Footnotes

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed sale. . . Did you see these?

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.

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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.

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Classic Midlantic-breds: Preakness Stakes

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

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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.

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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:

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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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