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  • Blast Off

    Blast Off

    With a push from Mike Smith, Justify (right) leaps from the starting gate – and into Triple Crown history – at the start of the Belmont Stakes. Tod Marks photo
  • Ass Kicker.

    Ass Kicker.

    Pennsylvania-bred and Maryland-sired Army Mule rolls away from the field (and past the parking garage) to win the Grade 1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct April 7.
  • SPRING COLORS

    SPRING COLORS

    April means steeplechase season in the Carolinas (like Aiken here) and beyond.
  • Iron horses

    Iron horses

    Actually, they’re bronze. The first editions of Maryland’s Renaissance Awards await their patina at the foundry.
  • Dashing Through The Snow

    Dashing Through The Snow

    While not quite as fast as the 1970s Pennsylvania-bred legend, this red fox kept pace just fine during a December snowstorm at Parx Racing.
  • Hunting Party

    Hunting Party

    Maryland’s Green Spring Valley Hounds head out for their 125th Opening Day in November.
  • HORSES IN THE MIST

    HORSES IN THE MIST

    The equine life at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, MD., took on an ethereal look on a September Morning. Photo by Christie Steele
  • See Horses

    See Horses

    A mare and foal find their reflections while getting a drink at Maryland’s Country Life Farm.
  • GHOSTS IN THE MIST

    GHOSTS IN THE MIST

    Announcer Dave Rodman must have had fun with this one. Thoroughbreds charge through the gloaming during a rainstorm at Laurel Park in July.
  • Galloping Ghost

    Galloping Ghost

    Retired MD-bred turf star Better Talk Now, who died of colic in June at age 18, puts in some work on a frosty turf course at Churchill Downs.
  • Taste Of Maryland

    Taste Of Maryland

    Lead pony rider Alena Marchant gets some refreshment on Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico.
  • Joys Of Spring

    Joys Of Spring

    A Malibu Moon colt out of Safe Journey – a half-brother to stakes winners Joy and O Dionysus – got caught up in the moment at Maryland’s Dark Hollow Farm while Mom enjoyed some spring grass.
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy

    The Mares (and Foals) at Country Life Farm were in view on a nighttime visit.
  • PEEK-A-BOO

    PEEK-A-BOO

    A Bonita Farm foal peeks around its mother Bay of Bengal during a late-winter visit. Photo by Anne L. Frederick
  • Fog Warning

    Fog Warning

    South Carolina’s Aiken Training Center was shrouded in mist during a winter training session.
  • Protect this fence

    Protect this fence

    Newly turned yearlings at Sagamore Farm line up for the camera (well, one clearly is distracted) during a short-lived January snow. Jocelyn Brooks photo.
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  • 1 All About Bob-Justify sets stage for Triple Crown bid as Baffert ties record with seventh Preakness victory
  • 2 Azulyekit
  • 3 Save Pimlico, because we can
  • 4 Doubling Up-Senior Senator collects a second Maryland Hunt Cup
  • 5 2017 AHP Winning Editorial Photograph
  • 6 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at 2018 AHP Conference
  • 7 Timber stars make most of 2nd chances
  • 8 Fencible
  • 9 One of a kind, Timonium ready for another sale
  • 10 Art Student
  • All About Bob-Justify sets stage for Triple Crown bid as Baffert ties record with seventh Preakness victory

    Long after training hours the day before the 143rd Preakness Stakes-G1, Bob Baffert kicked around Pimlico Race Course. His horses ate hay or dozed in the stakes barn, his staffers attended to their duties, he’d done his interviews and was – for a Hall of Fame trainer who has made the
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  • Azulyekit

    The barter system. Most horsemen, at some point, have put it to use. And it came into play 15 years ago when transplanted Irishmen Robbie and Joe Walsh – no relation – shook hands over a foal who ran until age 11 and earned nearly a quarter-million dollars. Jump jockeys by profession,
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  • Save Pimlico, because we can

    This month’s column could pretty much be just two words – Save Pimlico – but I’ll finish the sentence because the old girl deserves a proper explanation. 
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  • Doubling Up-Senior Senator collects a second Maryland Hunt Cup

    Twenty-two times Senior Senator sized up a timber fence at the Maryland Hunt Cup. His eyes saw it first, then his ears – instantly flicked forward. The signals went to his feet, his knees, shoulders, those long muscles across his back, his stifles, gaskins, hocks and he was up and over
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  • 2017 AHP Winning Editorial Photograph

    Joys of Spring JoAnn Hayden, Photographer From our June 2017 issue
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  • Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at 2018 AHP Conference

    Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the monthly magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region, was recognized with nine awards for material published in 2017 from the American Horse Publications on the evening of Saturday, June 16, in Hunt Valley, Md. Two first-place awards were
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  • Timber stars make most of 2nd chances

    Match races, an attempt on England, trophy retirements, historic comparisons . . . they were all in play this spring with the emergence of three major timber horses on the National Steeplechase Association circuit.
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  • Fencible

    The year was 1972. Decades before the advent of the internet, 13-year old Stephanie Sires diligently scoured every available publication covering Thoroughbred racing for information about her favorite racehorse. Given that she grew up riding Quarter Horses on a farm just south of Akron, Ohio, all knowledge obtained came through
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  • One of a kind, Timonium ready for another sale

    The snack-bar at the Timonium sales pavilion would make good material for a comedian, or some sort of social experiment. Where else would a guy buy a $10 lunch on a plastic plate minutes after spending $1.5 million on a horse? 
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  • Art Student

    Smitten. In simplest terms, the word means to impress favorably; to emotionally affect with a strong or sudden feeling. And in classic stream-of-consciousness rhetoric, it’s a word forever linked to 24-year-old retired broodmare Art Student.
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2018 Top Midlantic-bred Poll with The Racing Biz

  • Still Having Fun (MD) Blamed (MD) Enchanted Ghost (MD) Limited View (MD) Global Citizen (MD)
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The editors, writers and photographers of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred received eight honors in American Horse Publications' annual awards contest for 2013, taking home four first-place awards Saturday night in Charleston, S.C.

"It's an honor to be recognized for your work, and the success is a tribute to the work put in by everyone on our small staff and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association," said Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred editor Joe Clancy. "We take great pride in putting out the best magazine we can, every month, for our readers and our advertisers."

The AHP contest included 736 entrants in 50 classes with the results announced during the "Gallop n' Grits" Seminar at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston June 19-21.

PERSONALITY PROFILE SINGLE ARTICLE
CIRCULATION UNDER 10,000
18 entries

1st
"Finish Line"
By Vinnie Perrone
January 2013
Judges' comments: A lively read all around. The author's knowledge of the subject shows and is used to the reader's benefit. Kelly was an engaging person who lived a full life. As for the writer, he has his own "clackety-clack knack" for prose.

3rd
"Student of Life"
By Joe Clancy
April 2013
Judges' comments: The article is anecdote and detail-rich – a thoroughly enjoyable read on a legendary character.

FEATURE SINGLE ARTICLE
CIRCULATION UNDER 10,000
21 entries

1st
"Change of Pace"
By Joe Clancy
February 2013
Judges' comments: The writer pulls the reader in right from the start and doesn't let go. He provides an insightful look into the Abbott's lives together and their plans for the future.

Honorable Mention
"A Belmont Dream with the Masters"
By Joe Clancy
August 2013
Judges' comments: What a wonderful yarn full of rich characters and colorful details. The story is clever and fun.

EDITORIAL EVENT COVERAGE SINGLE ARTICLE
CIRCULATION UNDER 20,000
16 entries

1st
"Taking His Turn"
By Sean Clancy
July 2013
Judges' comments: Lede sets the mental picture of the day. Blended flashbacks with the immediacy of the moment. Reader gets a good feel for the story behind the Derby winner. Like Orb, this one is a winner.

2nd
"Heroes Rise in the Hunt Cup"
By Joe Clancy
June 2013
Judges' comments: Liked the lede, which sets up the human interest. Lots of voices, solid throughout.

EDITORIAL STILL PHOTOGRAPH
(PRINT OR ONLINE)
18 entries

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"Winter Wonderland"
Kathee Rengert, Photographer
February 2013
The photo could be an Impressionist painting. Nothing is in focus except thousands of tiny dots of snow, yet you know exactly what's going on, Judges' comments: that a horse is going out for exercise. The photo conveys a strong message: Work must go on, regardless of the weather.

 

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Honorable Mention
"Here Kitty, Kitty"
Lydia Williams, Photographer
March 2013
Judges' comments: The photographer was lucky to catch a curious foal stalking an unconcerned cat. Photo is nicely cropped, composed and 
in focus. Your eyes are drawn to the cat, even though he is in the shadows and the foal is in the light.

Published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred is a monthly magazine covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region. Launched in 1991, the magazine is a direct descendant of The Maryland Horse magazine, which was created in 1936.

See other award-winners published in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine.

 

 

 

 

Say It Again

  • "I never thought I'd stop to go shopping for a fishing rod on the way to the Maryland Hunt Cup."
    Steeplechase fan Nancy Miller, who did indeed get some new tackle for her grandson Teddy Davies (who's father Joe trains Senior Senator) en route to the timber classic
  • "That's the difference between a chef and a cook. A chef doesn't do dishes."
    Horseman Larry Smith Whose responsibility for Senior Senator ends once the Timber star goes to the start.
  • "He's happy and fat."
    Trainer Doug Fout On the retired life of 2004 Steeplechase Champion Hirapour, (IRE) 22, on the farm in Virginia
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