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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred is the leading regional Thoroughbred publication. Our informative feature articles, columns, and news coverage combined with national award-winning photos and graphic design, have earned us a large and loyal following. Editorial focus is devoted exclusively to Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Hardships endured, the Merrymans hold fast at Anchor and Hope Farm
Watermen knew the perils. Even then, the 1600s, rocky shoals downriver on the Susquehanna left no safe passage to the Chesapeake Bay. The goods they ported, the whiskey, lumber, coal, could be discharged at Creswell’s Ferry, wagoned along bumpy roads and born again to barges on the deep. Ceding valued freight to offhand agents trundling unsure pathways, sailors thus described the trading gamble: anchor and hope. On a granite bluff above the river, the Creswells built an estate in 1682 and named the stretching acreage Anchor and Hope Farm.
Four years of million-dollar horses and gross sales of more than $20 million . . . Names, big names, on the roster of buyers and sellers . . . Seventy-nine horses selling for at least $100,000 in 2018 . . . Graduates such as Call Paul, Army Mule, Concrete Rose and Fourstar Crook. Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s May 2-year-old sale in Timonium, Md., used to be an overachiever, the little guy in the equation alongside bigger names in Florida and Kentucky. Consignors used to take horses to early-season sales, and save Timonium as the back-up plan. Miss some training? Have a bad work? Failed to attract the right attention? You could always go to Timonium. No more.
Region's leading sire Jump Start still popular at 20
In the last few weeks of his life, 100-year-old Thoroughbred breeder Ed Stone talked with his son and made one point abundantly clear. “Stick with Jump Start.” Ed Stone died Jan. 29, but his mare Elena Says Hello will go to Jump Start – for the fifth time.
Billy Santoro can’t say enough about his best friend. Listening to the steady stream of superlatives, you end up wishing this guy could be your wingman too. Seriously, he’s the goods. “He’s the most wonderful friend a person ever had, and we have such a partnership. He has personality that can’t be beat; he makes you smile. He is all about fun every single day and is such an extraordinary individual. And he’s the best jumper I’ve ever sat on.”
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 2019 and were bred in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the Carolinas. (through July 30, 2019)
1. Out for a Spin (VA) 2. Call Paul (PA) 3. Alwaysmining (MD) 4. Las Setas (MD) 5. Please Flatter Me (PA)
Top Older Horses
1. Runnin'toluvya (WV) 2. Prince Lucky (PA) 3. Valedictorian (NJ) 4. Late Night Pow Wow (WV) 5. Senior Senator (PA)