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75 years ago: May 1943

Mrs. John D. Hertz’s Count Fleet towered over his competition in the spring of 1943. 

“Count Fleet, seemingly on his way to join the turf greats of all time, romped to an easy victory in the historic Preakness as nearly 30,000 people roared their acclaim as the son of Reigh Count sped through the stretch. . .” wrote Don Reed in his coverage of the upended racing season in Maryland. 

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50 years ago: May 1968

The Maryland Horse cover said it all: “The tremendous thrill of a Kentucky Derby victory was soon overshadowed by unbelieving despair when stewards ordered Dancer’s Image disqualified.” 

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10 years ago: May 2008

As director of racing at Laurel and Pimlico, Georganne Hale was pushing to keep Maryland racing competitive in a harsh economic climate. 

Hale was the first, and at the time, only woman to serve as racing secretary at a major race track in North America, taking the position in 2000 after being first hired at Timonium in 1986. “It was a big deal, but I had to work at it,” said Hale. “I wanted to do a good job, but it was a lot of stress. Not until a few years ago did I realize I didn’t need to be nervous.” 

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25 years ago: May 1993

The first bi-monthly issue of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred made its debut, and future Hall of Fame trainer King T. Leatherbury appeared on the cover as he approached the 5,000-win milestone. 

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  1. February 1939
  2. February 1964
  3. February 1989
  4. February 2004
  5. January 1939
  6. Looking Back January 1964
  7. Looking Back January 1989
  8. Looking Back January 2004
  9. Looking Back October 1988
  10. Looking Back October 1963
  11. Looking Back October 2003
  12. Looking Back September 1963
  13. Looking Back September 1988
  14. Looking Back September 2003
  15. Looking Back August 1963
  16. Looking Back August 1988
  17. Looking Back August 2003
  18. Looking Back July 1963
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  22. Looking Back June 1988
  23. Looking Back June 1963
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  26. Looking Back May 2003
  27. Looking Back April 1963
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  30. Looking Back March 1963
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  33. Looking Back January 1963
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  36. Looking Back December 1962
  37. Looking Back December 1987
  38. Looking Back December 2002
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  40. Looking Back November 1987
  41. Looking Back November 2002
  42. Looking Back—October 1962
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  44. Looking Back—October 2002
  45. Missing detail from Looking Back 25 years ago
  46. Looking Back September 1962
  47. Looking Back September 1987
  48. Looking Back September 2001
  49. Looking Back August 1962
  50. Looking Back August 1987
  51. Looking Back August 2002
  52. Looking Back July 1962
  53. Looking Back July 1987
  54. Looking Back July 2002
  55. Looking Back June 1962
  56. Looking Back June 1987
  57. Looking Back June 2002
  58. Looking Back May 1962
  59. Looking Back May 1987
  60. Looking Back May 2002
  61. Looking Back-Maryland Hunt Cup
  62. Looking Back April 1987
  63. Looking Back April 1962
  64. Looking Back 10 years ago April 2002
  65. Looking Back April 1962
  66. Looking Back 10 years ago this month
  67. Looking Back 25 years ago this month
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