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May 31, 2004
When: Today, first post 1 p.m. Site: Fair Hill in Cecil County, junction of routes 273 and 213 Directions from Baltimore: Take I-95 North to second exit after Susquehanna River toll (Route 272). Take Route 272 north about five miles until a traffic light at routes 272 and 273. Turn right on Route 273 east toward Newark, Del. Go five miles to traffic light at routes 273 and 213. Entrance is on the right.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown - a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary - says he attended the Preakness Day as an "official state function" rather than a campaign event. He may be duty-bound to attend Maryland's signature horse-racing event, but that didn't prevent Brown and his wife, Karmen, from having some fun. And placing what he called “low-wager” bets. Not coincidentally, all of his picks had Maryland connections. Brown went with favorite California Chrome to win the Preakness.
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April 24, 1991
Point-to-point races at Fair Hill, postponed last week due to rain, have been rescheduled Sunday at 1 p.m. More than 100 entries from Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania have been received for five timber races and two flat races.
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Sun reports via Maryland Jockey Club | May 11, 2014
When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming. A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who gave her a leg up on her very first winner, died April 4. "There'll be a void at Pimlico," said Napravnik, who guided the Small-trained Ringofdiamonds to victory at Pimlico in her first career ride on June 9, 2005. "When I ride in big races and do well, he's one of the first people I think of. I know how proud of me he would be. " Small's presence will be missed next weekend, but Napravnik can expect a lot of support from family and friends at Pimlico as she attempts to realize a schoolgirl's dream of someday winning the Preakness, as well as the Kentucky Derby.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
Tucked in the northeast corner of Maryland, a sprawling yet unassuming complex has become the focus of the horse racing world during its most important season. The Fair Hill Training Center is currently home to Animal Kingdom, the 21-1 long shot who just won the Kentucky Derby. All eyes are fixed on the muscular, chestnut brown colt as he readies for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. A victory at Pimlico Race Course would give him a clear shot at a Triple Crown, a feat not accomplished since 1978.
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August 1, 1991
If you haven't purchased tickets for the Fair Hill Country/Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Aug. 10 in Cecil County, you can forget it. The festival is sold out.All 18,800 tickets to the festival, featuring The Judds, Ricky Van Shelton, Shelby Lynne, other performers, exhibits, workshops and children's activities, are gone, according to Jody Albright, director of the Governor's Office of Art and Culture."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | September 11, 1993
Drought-like conditions during the summer not only hurt Maryland farmers, but has had an adverse affect on a state horse racing event.Today the Fair Hill Race Course near Elkton presents a fall program of six races instead of the usual eight because there are not enough horses to fill the card.Race director Gregg Morris said hard turf conditions have prevented local steeplechase horsemen, who train mostly on their own farms, from properly preparing their animals."They told me they simply couldn't get them fit enough or school them over jumps because the ground is too hard to train them on," Morris said.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 30, 1994
Dr. John R. S. Fisher's Sassello goes for his fourth 1994 steeplechase win today in the featured open claiming hurdle at the Fair Hill Races near Elkton.The horse is one of three thoroughbreds entered which is trained by Baltimore County horseman Jack Fisher, who ranks second in the national steeplechase-training standings to perennial leader Jonathan Sheppard. Sheppard has six horses entered today at Fair Hill.For the first time, the Fair Hill race card is being run on a Sunday and is being held in conjunction with the Fair Hill International, a three-day equestrian and driving event.
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By Special to The Sun | October 26, 1991
FAIR HILL -- Derek di Grazia of Pebble Beach, Calif., riding Our Busby, took the lead in the third annual Fair Hill International three-day event in Fair Hill.Di Grazia, who won at the wild horse championships in Phoenix, Ariz., in March, captured the dressage phase with a score of 44.Michael Plumb of Wenham, Mass., the 1990 Fair Hill champion, placed second with a 48, riding Adonis.Seven-time U.S. Rider of the Year Bruce Davidson, of Unionville, Pa., finished third on Happy Talk with a score of 50.A crowd of 1,500 watched the dressage.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 29, 2001
FAIR HILL - Olympic champion David O'Connor won his fifth U.S. Equestrian Team fall eventing championship with a penalty-free stadium jumping ride yesterday. O'Connor, the Sydney Olympics individual gold medalist, finished with a three-phase score of 58.8 penalties after completing his ride fault-free on The Native. It was the fourth outright title in the event for the rider from The Plains, Va. O'Connor also won in 1995 as the top American finisher behind Australian David Green. Australian Phillip Dutton, the defending champion and two-time Olympic team gold medalist, was the event's last entry and entered the ring on Cayman Went with a score of 58.4 penalties.
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By Dewey Fox, Baltimore Sun Media Group and By Dewey Fox, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 12, 2014
One week after a relatively sedate afternoon of races just down the road at Atlanta Hall Farm in Monkton, the Maryland Steeplechase Racing Triple Crown got started Saturday afternoon with the My Lady's Manor Races at Ladew Topiary Gardens. Jockey Jody Petty was the day's big winner as he rode to victory in the day's premier event, the 104th running of the My Lady's Manor Race. He followed that with another win less than an hour later in the John Rush Streett Memorial First Division.
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Record staff report | August 28, 2013
During his 53 years of life, Hiram C. Brown, of Fair Hill, built a legacy of compassion, creativity and caring, and is probably best remembered for two prominent roles. Many knew him as a successful musician and pianist with his own promotions business, while other are grateful for his approximately 15 years of service with the Cecil County Department of Social Services. In recognition of these endeavors, the Cecil College Foundation has received donations, totaling $5,000, to establish the Hiram C. Brown Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
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By Leah Polakoff | August 20, 2013
I grew up riding horses, and jumped at the chance to tune up my skills with a lesson at Touch of Class Riding School in Aberdeen. Pulling into the driveway leading to Compass Farm, I realized I was in a thoroughbred sanctuary. Theresa Crowther, owner of the school, has 10 thoroughbreds and six ponies. While she spent most of her equine career working with racehorses, she's been teaching English riding for almost 10 years. The riding school offers lessons, summer camps, birthday parties and the chance to earn Scout badges.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Patricia du Pont, founder of the Fair Hill Pony Club who was active in animal rescue work, died Feb. 16 of complications from a stroke at her home in Fairview, Cecil County. She was 94. The daughter of Archibald du Pont, who had been CEO of the Delaware Trust Bank, and Elizabeth Hayward du Pont, a homemaker, she was born and raised in Wilmington, Del. She was a graduate of St. Timothy's School. An accomplished horsewoman, show rider and avid fox hunter, Miss du Pont enjoyed fox hunting with the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, and hunted with her own pack of foxhounds.
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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.
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By Steven Petrella | July 11, 2012
Belmont winner Union Rags will not race again this year because of a minor tendon injury in his left front leg, veterinarian Kathy Anderson confirmed in a release Wednesday. He last trained July 6 at his Fair Hill base and was presented Tuesday with a “mild filling of his left forelimb” after that work, according to the statement. An ultrasound revealed that the injury occurred during Friday's work and has not been an ongoing problem. “The prognosis for full return to racing is excellent and he is scheduled to undergo treatment and therapy immediately with the goal of keeping his options open for 2013,” Anderson said in the statement.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 29, 1995
FAIR HILL -- Olympic veteran David Green of Australia leads David O'Connor of The Plains, Va., by two-tenths of one penalty after two days of the M&M's U.S. Equestrian Team Fall Three-Day Event Championship at Fair Hill International.Green completed the endurance phase with no jumping and four-tenths of a time penalty to take the lead with a two-phase score of 55.2 on Chatsby, a 12-year-old thoroughbred. The jumping phase is today.Jim Fairclough of Newton, N.J., leads the USET Four-in-Hand Driving Championship, and Mark Schofield of Millbrook, N.Y., leads the Schering Plough/American Horse Shows Association Singles Championship.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 11, 1995
The Fair Hill Race Course in Cecil County is cutting back from two to one day of racing this year unless a beneficiary can be found to sponsor the extra card.Gregg Morris, the track's director, said that Fair Hill's longtime beneficiary, the Union Hospital in Elkton, has decided to "pull back and put all of its resources into sponsoring one race day a year. Naturally, they are picking the most lucrative card, which is Memorial Day [May 29]."That means there will be no Fair Hill fall meet this year unless a new sponsor is found.
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