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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 10, 2013
You know those Sarah McLaughlin-narrated ads about puppy mills? The ones with the horrific pictures of dogs in unthinkable conditions? I flip the station as quickly as possible (I'm pretty sure everyone does), but her message is a good one. Unfortunately, if you've purchased a dog from a pet store, online retailer or breeder who didn't give you a tour of a clean and humane facility, there's a good chance your pup started out life that way, and that his mom and dad are still living there.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Nearly 650 mares were bred in Maryland this year, a 13 percent increase over 2012, and a surge in state slots gambling revenue could help raise the number again next year, according to the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The gambling revenue has deepened racing purses and the pot of bonuses available for horses bred and sired in the state, driving the rebound from years of decline in the horse breeding and racing industries, officials said. The industries have launched an advertising campaign to promote the growth and encourage more of it. "Breed local, buy local, raise local," a voice booms amid the clip-clopping of hoofs on radio ads that will air around the region, unveiled at an event Friday near M&T Bank Stadium.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2011
The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase. After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget deficits in part by ending tax breaks on corporate jets, high-priced yachts and hedge funds, Senate Democrats also proposed eliminating a $126 million tax carve-out for the nation's horse racing industry. The idea has prompted an outcry from Maryland's already struggling horse breeders.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 10, 2013
You know those Sarah McLaughlin-narrated ads about puppy mills? The ones with the horrific pictures of dogs in unthinkable conditions? I flip the station as quickly as possible (I'm pretty sure everyone does), but her message is a good one. Unfortunately, if you've purchased a dog from a pet store, online retailer or breeder who didn't give you a tour of a clean and humane facility, there's a good chance your pup started out life that way, and that his mom and dad are still living there.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | March 4, 1994
America's richest steeplechase, which had been a Maryland event for half of its 8-year history, has been discontinued, prompting one prominent trainer to call it "a big slap in the face.""What this has done," said Jonathan Sheppard, the sport's premier trainer, "is to polarize us in steeplechasing and say 'You don't belong in real racing.' "The board of directors of Breeders' Cup Limited, which had sponsored the race since 1986, met at Gulfstream Park yesterday and voted to discontinue the $250,000 race.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs. "I made the rule from the beginning, if I could not raise the [supplemental] $100,000 entry fee, I wasn't going," the legendary Maryland horse trainer said. "I couldn't raise the money, so the decision was made for me. I am a little disappointed, but I have a race here. " Ben's Cat qualified for the Breeders' Cup Grade II, $1 million Turf Sprint by winning a "Win and You're In" qualifying race.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 30, 1992
Trainer Lukas cracks the one-linersHALLANDALE, Fla. -- D. Wayne Lukas, as usual, has been in rare form this week."I love the big events," he said. "This year's Breeders' Cup card is as good as last year's, and there might even be more depth and flavor with so many European horses running. They are taking a hell of a shot and it's hard to figure out how they factor in. I can't even pronounce their names."Lukas, the Breeders' Cup winningest trainer, has four starters -- Salt Lake (Sprint), Lite Light (Distaff)
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year. Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the Stronach Group, which also owns Pimlico and Laurel. The same company is investing more than $100 million into its Gulfstream Park facility in Florida to turn it back into a Breeders' Cup-worthy venue . With massive renovations being drawn up for Pimlico, I thought it might be a good time to ask Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas if he thought Old Hilltop could ever host the Breeders' Cup. He laughed and said, "In this world, anything is possible.
NEWS
July 14, 2011
I awoke Monday to news the horse racing industry is in trouble ("Md. horse farms fear tax break will be cut," July 11). Yet I was not at all surprised by Sen. Barbara Mikulski's negative comments regarding Republicans, specifically that they want to "get rid of teachers. " As usual, the Democrats and The Sun paint Republicans with a too broad brush. What the writer failed to mention is that, in the sausage-making process required to solve the federal deficit, the Republican leadership has taken a principled stand to insure that no American's taxes are raised.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 19, 1994
Seven horses that are either stabled in Maryland or have made their last starts in some of the state's big races are scheduled to run in Breeders' Cup XI on Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.The latest horse added to the list is Laurel Dash winner Soviet Problem. The filly was not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program as a foal by her California owners, John Harris and Don Valpredo. That means they will have to supplement her at a cost of $120,000 to start in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
Allen Murray, a Maryland horse breeder best known for bringing the stallion Our Emblem to Maryland and then selling him for $10 million in 2002, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at his farm, family members said. He was 80. Murray owned and operated Murmur and Berkley Farms, in Darlington, with his wife of 58 years, Audrey. The breeding farm stands three stallions -- including 1996 Preakness winner Louis Quatorze -- while an adjacent property is used to break and train horses.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
At Tuesday's meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, chairman Bruce Quade made what seemed to be an innocuous request. It has been six months since Maryland's horsemen, breeders and tracks reached an unprecedented 10-year agreement to ensure racing could take advantage of slots revenue. Quade, eager to keep legislators in Annapolis appraised of how the sport is using that subsidy, suggested having the parties involved meet regularly and share status updates. He turned to the audience, seeking comment from the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year. Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the Stronach Group, which also owns Pimlico and Laurel. The same company is investing more than $100 million into its Gulfstream Park facility in Florida to turn it back into a Breeders' Cup-worthy venue . With massive renovations being drawn up for Pimlico, I thought it might be a good time to ask Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas if he thought Old Hilltop could ever host the Breeders' Cup. He laughed and said, "In this world, anything is possible.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports' stakeholders in recent months. Breeders, who have pushed for a stronger program to reward Maryland horses, hailed the new measure as the final step in rejuvenating the state's horse racing industry. Purses at Maryland tracks have been bolstered by slots revenue - rising from about $160,000 a day to nearly $300,000 since casinos began operating in 2010 - and are again competitive with those in nearby states that legalized gambling earlier.
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By Chris Korman | November 14, 2012
Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring. Animal Kingdom finished a charging second in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Nov. 3, despite not racing for 259 days while recovering from a small fracture -- his second such injury since the 2011 Belmont. The colt stood in Motion's barn in Fair Hill for the beginning of the year, as Motion trained his best 3-year-olds toward this year's Kentucky Derby.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
Oden Bowie, the former secretary of the Maryland Senate and grandson of Maryland Gov. Oden Bowie, died Oct. 23 at the Arbor at Baywoods in Annapolis of complications from a fall he suffered at his home last month. He was 97. His daughter, Ambler Bowie Slabe, said he had spent his entire life at Fairview, the Bowie home in Prince George's County. She said he was the sixth generation of his family to reside there. "He was respected and admired by everyone," said Maryland Senate President Mike Miller.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 27, 1994
The domination by West Coast horses in the Breeders' Cup could be about to end.In the past two runnings at warm-weather tracks in Florida and California, five of the seven rich stakes have been won by West Coast-trained thoroughbreds.But don't be surprised if the balance swings back to the East Coast this year, said New York trainer Shug McGaughey when a record 126 horses, including 33 from Europe, were pre-entered yesterday for the $10 million card to be run Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky."
SPORTS
October 31, 1992
Race 1 -- Breeders' Cup Sprint The Sprint in usually one of the most hotly contested Breeders' Cup races. It's the first of the series, there is a bulky 14-horse field going just six furlongs and the jockeys' adrenalin is flowing. Something unique always seems to happen, from Dayjur jumping a shadow and handing the race to Safely Kept (1990) to On The Line getting jumped on and breaking down (1989).Meafara, the lone filly running against the males, should get the first call, pushed along by Salt Lake and King Corrie.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2012
Breeders' Cup Motion's 'Kingdom' to compete in Mile Animal Kingdom will return in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile on the Santa Anita Park turf on Nov. 3 with a chance to become the first Kentucky Derby winner to go on to Breeders' Cup glory since Unbridled in 1990. The reigning champion 3-year-old male of 2011, who finished second in last year's Preakness after winning the Derby, scored an easy turf win Feb. 18 at Gulfstream Park in his only start this year. He developed a stress fracture of the ilium three weeks later that knocked him out of the Dubai World Cup. Over the summer, trainer Graham Motion suggested the Mile as an option if the colt didn't encounter any setbacks.
EXPLORE
September 10, 2012
Paul J. Prosser III, of White Hall, owns one bull listed in the 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 6,067 sires, and is accessible at http://www.angussiresearch.com. "This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd," Sally Northcutt, genetic research director, said in a press release.
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