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10 years ago (July 2008)

Maryland native Richard Dutrow sent out IEAH Stables (Richard Schiavo and Michael Iavarone) and Paul Pompa Jr.’s Big Brown to wins in the Kentucky Derby-G1 and Preakness-G1. Former top Maryland rider Kent Desormeaux was aboard for the wins. 

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25 years ago (July 1993)

Virginian Paul Mellon became the first owner to win the Epsom Derby, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Kentucky Derby after his homebred Sea Hero drew off with authority in the latter at Churchill Downs. The son of Polish Navy and the magnificent producer Glowing Tribute gave his 85-year-old owner and his 71-year-old trainer MacKenzie Miller their first Kentucky Derby win.

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50 years ago (July 1968)

“Mr. Edward P. Taylor’s decision to become a Maryland-based Thoroughbred breeder is, without doubt, the biggest stimulant the Maryland industry has had since the creation of the Maryland Fund program in 1962,” wrote Snowden Carter in his editorial. “. . . perhaps the biggest factor of all in Mr. Taylor’s decision to come to Maryland has gone unnoticed. That is the sincere enthusiasm of Chesapeake City’s founding Thoroughbred breeder – Mrs. Richard C. duPont.” 

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75 years ago (July 1943)

“No one could have been more cordial or interested in showing us around than our old friend Olin Gentry,” wrote Fisher. “Spend a morning with him and you will see why he is running one of the crack breeding establishments.” Fisher left with a high impression of Bimelech. “He is a perfect specimen of his type, very much like *Blenheim II only a little more of him. To use a now hackneyed phrase, he has the ‘look of eagles.’  ”

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10 years ago: June 2008

Defending Eclipse Award-winning steeplechaser Good Night Shirt was a determined winner in his first start of the year, the Grade 1 Georgia Cup at the Atlanta Steeplechase. “The race did not set up for him at all,” said trainer Jack Fisher. “Nothing went his way, and he still won. I’m glad he’s in my barn. If I was anybody else I’d be scared of him.” It was the Maryland-bred son of Concern’s fourth Grade 1 win in five starts. 

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25 years ago: June 1993

After years of assisting with her husband Charlie’s stable, Ann Stewart Fenwick ventured out on her own and with her first Maryland Hunt Cup starter won the race with Ivory Poacher. The first Hunt Cup entry for Landslide Farm, a partnership between brothers Redmond and Jervis Finney of Upperco, Md., and Lew and Jane Rawlings of Villanova, Pa., Ivory Poacher was ridden by 24-year-old Sanna Neilson, who in two trips over the course had two wins. Neilson had won two years earlier aboard Tom Bob. 

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  4. 50 years ago: May 1968
  5. 10 years ago: May 2008
  6. 25 years ago: May 1993
  7. Looking Back: November
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  9. February 1939
  10. February 1964
  11. February 1989
  12. February 2004
  13. January 1939
  14. Looking Back January 1964
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  17. Looking Back October 1988
  18. Looking Back October 1963
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  20. Looking Back September 1963
  21. Looking Back September 1988
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  48. Looking Back November 1987
  49. Looking Back November 2002
  50. Looking Back—October 1962
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  52. Looking Back—October 2002
  53. Missing detail from Looking Back 25 years ago
  54. Looking Back September 1962
  55. Looking Back September 1987
  56. Looking Back September 2001
  57. Looking Back August 1962
  58. Looking Back August 1987
  59. Looking Back August 2002
  60. Looking Back July 1962
  61. Looking Back July 1987
  62. Looking Back July 2002
  63. Looking Back June 1962
  64. Looking Back June 1987
  65. Looking Back June 2002
  66. Looking Back May 1962
  67. Looking Back May 1987
  68. Looking Back May 2002
  69. Looking Back-Maryland Hunt Cup
  70. Looking Back April 1987
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  72. Looking Back 10 years ago April 2002
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  74. Looking Back 10 years ago this month
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