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  • 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 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at 2018 AHP Conference
  • 2 Timber stars make most of 2nd chances
  • 3 Fencible
  • 4 One of a kind, Timonium ready for another sale
  • 5 Art Student
  • 6 Why Timonium?: Mix of factors push May sale to new heights
  • 7 Slow Down?: Fast times matter at breeze show, but there’s always plenty more to it
  • 8 Catalog Surfing: Two-year-olds boast plenty of promise in advance of sale
  • 9 Rick Buckley wins Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award
  • 10 Tom Law wins David F. Woods Award for best Preakness coverage
  • 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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  • Why Timonium?: Mix of factors push May sale to new heights

    Why Timonium? Hey, it’s a question. Especially when you start to think about most of the other venues for North America’s public Thoroughbred auctions – Lexington, Saratoga, Ocala, Gulfstream Park, Del Mar and so on.  Good old Timonium would not win anyone’s glitz and glamour contest, nor would the sales pavilion
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  • Slow Down?: Fast times matter at breeze show, but there’s always plenty more to it

    Big stride, nice eye, great walk, enough pedigree to make people notice . . . so where are all the potential buyers? If history is any indicator, they’re a few stalls down the shedrow or in the next barn looking at a horse who worked a fraction of a second faster at the
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  • Catalog Surfing: Two-year-olds boast plenty of promise in advance of sale

    Some 600 horses will fill the stable area at Timonium, Md., for Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s annual sale of 2-year-olds this month. Though some people do manage – somehow – seeing them all is a challenge.   Simply, it’s a big group of horses. They were bred in 15 states (one each from Arkansas
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  • Rick Buckley wins Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award

    Rick Buckley will be awarded the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award for best Preakness picture of 2017. The photo appeared on our July 2017 cover!
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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
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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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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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