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“We use the SWAG method. Are you familiar with the SWAG method? It stands for Strategic Wild Ass Guess. We use that a lot because we’re smart enough to know we’re not very smart.”
Live Oak Plantation’s Bruce Hill, on judging young horses on the farm
and making decisions about where they go to race (Live Oak and Maryland trainer Mike Trombetta went to the Kentucky Derby with Win Win Win)
“People look at size and pedigrees and all that stuff but he’s a true racehorse. He’s an athlete.”
Luis Carvajal Jr.
Trainer Luis Carvajal Jr., about sprint star Imperial Hint,
who spent some time at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center this spring
“You’re about to spend the next 15 minutes watching me try to catch this horse.” On cue, the dark bay mare lifted her head from the grass and walked off, a slightly miffed dowager duchess. Calm but determined, she kept what seemed a calculated distance between herself and the man with the halter and shank. He moved, she moved.
The 100-year anniversary of the first running of the Maryland Hunt Cup was celebrated, with Margaret Worrall digging up nuggets of history about the race that was created when “one zealous group of foxhunters challenged a neighboring coterie of similar competitive spirits to determine whose foxhunting horse could jump the best and run the fastest.” The race was open to members of the Elkridge Foxhunting Club and Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, racing colors were worn, the distance was approximately 4 miles over natural hunting country with no artificial obstacles, and the winner received a silver cup.
Last summer, I wrote a “Save Pimlico because. . .” column in this space. Long on sentiment and short on facts or direction, the column was supposed to make people think, to be an inspiration of some kind, to fill this space in a somewhat lively fashion, provide some context to the whole thing – oh, and beat a deadline.
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.
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 May 12, 2019)
1. Out for a Spin (VA) 2. Alwaysmining (MD) 3. Las Setas (MD) 4. Call Paul (PA) 5. Regally Irish (NJ)
Top Older Horses
1. Runnin'toluvya (WV) 2. Prince Lucky (PA) 3. Late Night Pow Wow (WV) 4. Valedictorian (NJ) 5. Senior Senator (PA)