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“I said, ‘You can fire me, but I think this is a good buy.’ ”
Racing manager Joe Cassidy, on convincing owner Greg Bentley
to buy Alwaysmining (now a multiple stakes winner of $536,442) in 2018
“He had speed. He could run at Keeneland and not get beat too badly there, but it was more because he was a Maryland-bred. We could get lucky, like we did, but if we didn’t he could run for $35,000 or whatever and get a piece here and there in a Maryland-bred race.”
Cassidy, on the reason he lobbied for the purchase
Call it Round Two. Last month’s feature checking in on an assortment of broodmares around the region spilled over into even more and – as usual – they’re all stars in their own way. Loved, fussed over, cared for, the region’s mares come from all corners of the Thoroughbred world but most trace back to a decision by somebody somewhere to buy a horse. Generations later, the families are still going strong.
Region’s mares fuel industry as foaling season ramps up
The chestnut filly’s face looks like somebody splashed a three-inch paintbrush from forehead to muzzle. She has three white socks and four white feet, and catches eyes without trying. She’s three days old, the only foal on a farm expecting eight more. She wears a tiny leather halter, a green and gray blanket the size of a tablecloth. Her curved, fuzzy ears don’t miss a sound.
It’s a bizarre world for this year’s 3-year-old crop. The adventures continued for the 52nd running of the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Kicking off the second half of the season with a division still seeking a leader – after the first six months saw disqualifications, loose horses, and champions and classic winners falling by the wayside – the Haskell drew a solid field of seven, led by the most talked-about 3-year-old of the year, Maximum Security. The Haskell had been moved up one week and a day from its traditional Sunday to accommodate NBC television coverage – as luck would have it, the new date, July 20, was a day of near triple-digit heat and high humidity that shut down every daytime track in the northeast, save one.
For sale: High-performance racer, 2019 model, brown, impressive features, carefully maintained, multi-track potential, zero mileage, keyless entry, traction control, must see. Make best offer.
The car seller unveiled his gem at a Lexington, Ky., showroom in November. Speed-seekers worldwide congregated, inspected, assessed, exalted. A British rep closed the bidding at $500,000.
From a modest production line, auto dealer George Doetsch Jr. had delivered a Maryland-bred blockbuster. Here’s the thrust: A chancy broodmare who raced winless and foaled in a field has him steering among the cavalcade of horse-making glitterati.
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/ The Racing Biz poll of the top Mid-Atlantic-breds of the year
The poll is conducted by media members and others involved in the Thoroughbred industry and restricted to horses who have run in 2020 and were bred in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the Carolinas.