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October 2014 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred

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Calling all photogs: we're looking for the best autumn equine photo you can frame! Find a beautiful tree and a horse and submit your photos to the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Fall Photo contest. Your photo must contain fall color or themes, and have at least one horse in the picture.


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Check out the latest installment in our online series, The Filly.

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Missed the first part in the series? Read it from the beginning.

Life on the Farm

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.

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


Maggie Kimmitt's Pensioners on Parade

Pensioners Update: October 2014

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


October 2014: Areutrue & Bling Star Dreams

A small Delaware farm literally minutes from the Atlantic Ocean isn’t exactly the place you expect to find foxhunters, much less off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Standardbreds and Chincoteague ponies, maybe–after all, when in Rome. . . but thanks to CANTER Mid Atlantic, former runners Areutrue and Bling Star Dreams are thriving with owners Jim and Pat Griffin at 20-acre Stillwater Farm in Lewes.


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 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. The year’s 10th month includes the Maryland Million, the West Virginia Breeders Classics, the Far Hills Races, champion-ship races at Belmont Park, the first day of the Breeders’ Cup and plenty of other big events in Thoroughbred racing. Other than Triple Crown time and August in Saratoga, October might be racing’s most glossy postcard. 


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.”


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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