Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/ The Racing Biz: 2018 Top Mid-Atlantic-bred Poll

March 9, 2018-

 For the first time ever, all five 3-year-olds in the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred Poll hail from one state. 

The poll, the first of 2018, was released Friday, March 9. The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred Poll is comprised of nearly 30 media members and other participants in mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred racing. Until later in the year, it is divided up between three-year-olds and older horses. 

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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at AHP

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the monthly magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region, was recognized with 11 awards for material published in 2016 from the American Horse Publications on the evening of Saturday, June 17, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

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Preakness & Belmont winner Hansel passes away at 29

Lazy Lane Farm’s Hansel, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and subsequently Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old colt of 1991, was euthanized June 13 at his owner’s farm in Upperville, Va. due to the infirmities of old age. He had been pensioned from stud duties in 2012.

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Despite a busy May with plenty of top-level racing action, there was virtually no change from last month in the monthly Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred Poll.

Stellar Wind was the unanimous choice to the top spot among older horses. The Virginia-bred daughter of Curlin narrowly bested Vale Dori to take the Grade 1 Beholder Mile last Saturday at Santa Anita Park. That gave her two wins, both in Grade 1 company, from two starts so far in 2017.

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Starting Gate: Preakness Winning Desormeaux brothers fueled by early days in Maryland

2017 David F. Woods Award

Just beyond the finish line on the turf course a few minutes after the Preakness, Baltimore Police Department mounted patrol officer Janine Gilley sat tall in the saddle aboard the coal-black Percheron Slurpee and thought about a young, hotshot kid riding for her old boss Mike Campbell. At home in front of her television, former jockey Andrea Seefeldt Knight remembered learning how to ride races from that same hotshot kid while also smiling about a win for his brother at Pimlico nearly three decades ago. Also watching on television, Charlie Hadry went back to the 1980s, when his father had a barn full of stars, and thought of all the hours of work with the subtly funny guy from Louisiana and the dozens of wins with his hotshot kid brother who rode like nobody else.

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Jockey Club releases Microchipping video

The Jockey Club has produced and made available a three-minute instructional video that illustrates the implantation of microchips, which became a condition of registration starting with foals born in 2017 or later. The video is available here.

Friendly Derby email turns into spring tradition

What started as a Kentucky Derby tradition of researching Derby horses for the purpose of attempting to hit the superfecta, which is correctly predicting the order of the first four horses to place in a race, has since led Marylander Charlie Fenwick III into authoring a popular racing news email. 

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Preview the March Statistical Review

For more than 25 years, Mid-Atlantic Thor­oughbred has provided a bounty of statistics for readers to pour over. Each year, this edition includes an alphabetical listing of state-bred stakes winners, breeding statistics from The Jockey Club on the number of mares bred by local stallions, the number of stakes horses by local stallions, and more.

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Cathryn Sophia Top Midlantic-bred of 2016

Stellar Wind’s bid to repeat as the top horse bred in the mid-Atlantic fell just short.

Instead, it is Maryland-bred Cathryn Sophia who earns the laurels as the Mid-Atlanic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred for 2016.

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  8. Midlantic-bred Poll topped by Cathryn Sophia, Page McKenney
  9. Cathryn Sophia Tops Three-Year-Old Division in Midlantic-bred Poll
  10. The Meadow to Host Penny Chenery's Last Racehorse at Secretariat Birthday Celebration
  11. Regional Horses and Riders Shine in Thoroughbred Makeover
  12. Pin Oak Lane Farm to stand Lord Shanakill and Last Gunfighter
  13. Golden Lad to Northview Maryland for 2016
  14. Bourbon Courage and Imagining to stand at Heritage Stallions in 2016
  15. Top Midlantic-bred Poll: August 21, 2015
  16. Mid-Atlantic bred horses make splash at Saratoga sale
  17. Stellar Wind, Dame Dorothy head Top Midlantic-bred Poll
  18. Tough Town
  19. Preakness Week 2015
  20. Kentucky Oaks fave Stellar Wind leads Top Midlantic-bred Poll
  21. National Sporting Library & Museum to Host ‘Hero in the Homestretch: The Sea Hero Symposium’
  22. Joe Clancy To Receive David F. Woods Memorial Award
  23. Stellar Wind leads first Top Midlantic-bred Poll of 2015
  24. Say It Again, March 2015
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  26. Upcoming Stallion Shows and Open Houses
  27. Owners of major Harford Country, Maryland, horse farm explore possible sale
  28. Eclipse Finalists Announced
  29. Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred story by Clancy wins Eclipse Award
  30. Upcoming Stallion Shows
  31. Top Mid-Atlantic Moments of 2014
  32. Top Midlantic-bred Poll: December 16, 2014
  33. Extended Features
  34. Top Midlantic-breds this week: November 21, 2014
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  36. Real Solution holds off Miss Behaviour in Poll
  37. One in a Million
  38. Updated: The Filly
  39. Our tribute to the great Cigar
  40. In case you missed it: regional celebrations
  41. Real Solution holds onto Top Midlantic-bred Poll
  42. Say it Again October 2014
  43. Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace & National Symposium October 4 & 5 at Pimlico
  44. In Case You Missed It: September 22, 2014
  45. Legacy of a stallion
  46. Top Midlantic-bred Poll: September 19, 2014
  47. In case you missed it: September 15
  48. In case you missed it: September 8, 2014
  49. What you may not know about Down Town Allen
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  51. The Big Beast, Real Solution top latest Midlantic-bred Poll
  52. Graded Stakes Winner by TAPIT to NORTHVIEW MARYLAND for 2015
  53. Heritage Stallions First to Stand Tapit Son in Mid-Atlantic
  54. Behind the Features: August
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  56. Top Midlantic-bred Poll: August 8, 2014
  57. In case you missed it: The Haskell
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  63. Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at AHP
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  73. May 2014 digital edition now available
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  79. E Dubai and Jump Start back at Northview
  80. VTA Stallion Season Auction postponed
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  82. February 2014 edition in the mail
  83. Region mourns loss of top trainer Tom Voss
  84. VTA Annual Stallion Season Auction set for Feb. 12
  85. Heritage Stallions Open House this Sunday
  86. Third Annual WV Farm Tour of Stallions
  87. AAEP Applauds Passage of Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act in U.S. Senate
  88. RRTP Releases First National Study of Thoroughbred Racehorse Placement
  90. Breeder/Owner profile: Barbara Houck
  91. Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series Awards Banquet
  92. Cold-Weather Tips for Horses from Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center
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  94. RRTP Honored with Thoroughbred Industry Achievement Award
  95. January's Names of the Month
  96. Making the Grade–2014 Graded stakes in the region
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  98. Northview announces Paul O'Loughlin as new Director of Bloodstock
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