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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.
Spend just a few hours with Michelle Rosenkilde at her Monkton, Md., farm, and you’ll leave hoping you’ll end up reincarnated as one of her horses. Michelle and her husband, Jeff, have created a home for every living thing, be they human, canine, feline or equine. It’s a life that 24-year-old bay gelding Reese has shared with the Rosenkildes for the past 17 years. And given his laundry list of isms and peculiarities, he’s beyond lucky to have made such a soft landing.
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.
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.”
Joe Davies thought himself a competent amateur steeplechase jockey in 1983 so when Joy Slater went down with a broken collarbone a week before the Maryland Hunt Cup, Davies made a phone call. “Mrs. Fanning, you don’t know who I am but I sure would like to ride Cancottage,” he said. Trainer Jill Fanning, whose English-bred horse was bidding for his third victory in the race, didn’t really hesitate. “Well, I already have Charlie Fenwick lined up, but you sound like a nice young boy and if you’re interested you could ride the pony and take Cancottage to the start for us.”
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)