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 presented – one for editorial and one in photography.

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Tom Law wins David F. Woods Award for best Preakness coverage

Tom Law, senior writer for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and managing editor for ST Publishing Inc., will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Law will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for his story “Under Cover,” a feature on 2017 Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing that appeared in July 2017 issue of  Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. Read more. Read the story.

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Under Cover

The days ticked away last summer at Saratoga Race Course as the meeting loomed and Chad Brown prepared to launch the careers of two colts bought for one of his main clients at the same yearling sale almost a year before.
Both were by promising young stallions and Brown ranked them among the best juveniles in the barn. One was a bay named Practical Joke, a son of Into Mischief who cost $240,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale. The other was a dark bay named Cloud Computing, a son of Maclean’s Music who cost $200,000.

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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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My Man o’ War

2017 AHP Award Winner: Feature Single Article, circulation under 10,000

All-time great produces more than a century of legend

By Maryanna Skowronski

If it’s possible to fall in love with a horse, I fell in love with Man o’ War in the second grade. It was Sister Corinne’s fault. The little Irish nun had told me that Walter Farley’s Man o’ War was an “eighth-grade” book and that I wasn’t permitted to check it out of the school library. Well, nun or no you can’t tell a horse-mad little girl that she can’t read a book about a horse so, having talked my parents into a visit to the town library, home I came with that eighth-grade book. Read it cover to cover too. And what a cover. That head-on image of Man o’ War, vivid red, pounding down the stretch coupled with Farley’s fictionalized account of the big horse’s life grabbed the bit that was my imagination and ran away with me. This horse, who had died 13 years before I was born, became my equine idol – one whose story and connections have over the years cropped up throughout my life time and again.

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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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