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By Arthur Lisi | August 12, 2012
I have been a Maryland horseman for more than 30 years, but it is only recently that I have become better acquainted with the issues that face the equine industry on our state. I started going to the Maryland Racing Commission meetings. Our group dedicated to preserving harness racing joined the Maryland Horse Council. I started talking to people involved with the thoroughbred community. And I have gotten a sense of the views that all segments of our industry would like to express to our elected officials as they once again debate expanded gambling.
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By Arthur Lisi | August 12, 2012
I have been a Maryland horseman for more than 30 years, but it is only recently that I have become better acquainted with the issues that face the equine industry on our state. I started going to the Maryland Racing Commission meetings. Our group dedicated to preserving harness racing joined the Maryland Horse Council. I started talking to people involved with the thoroughbred community. And I have gotten a sense of the views that all segments of our industry would like to express to our elected officials as they once again debate expanded gambling.
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
As the U.S. Naval Academy prepares to request proposals for 850 acres of Navy-owned farmland in Gambrills as early as this summer, horse lovers are mobilizing to support a horse park they say would invigorate Maryland's horse industry and be an economic boon for Anne Arundel County. The newly formed Anne Arundel County Horse Council, or AACHC, has joined with the Citizens in Support of the Horse Park in a push to line up community and political support for the park. Since January, more than 3,000 people have signed a statewide petition to bring the park to Gambrills.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel | May 16, 2012
What you see is what you get with Kegasus, the spokeshorse-man of Preakness. He's a party guy on top, a horse who also likes to party on bottom and a Henry James scholar. So, that last part we made up, but we've always wanted to learn more about the legend. Though we were slightly afraid to get awkward with anyone who is horse-ish (the animals do seem angry and overly muscly, after all), we manned up as much as a non-crossbreed animal can to get to the bottom of Kegasus' innermost thoughts - and find out what the deal is between him and sidekick UniCarl.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel | May 16, 2012
What you see is what you get with Kegasus, the spokeshorse-man of Preakness. He's a party guy on top, a horse who also likes to party on bottom and a Henry James scholar. So, that last part we made up, but we've always wanted to learn more about the legend. Though we were slightly afraid to get awkward with anyone who is horse-ish (the animals do seem angry and overly muscly, after all), we manned up as much as a non-crossbreed animal can to get to the bottom of Kegasus' innermost thoughts - and find out what the deal is between him and sidekick UniCarl.
MOBILE
By Jordan Bartel | May 16, 2012
Preakness 2012 mascot Kegasus answers 10 awkward questions What you see is what you get with Kegasus, the spokeshorse-man of Preakness. He's a party guy on top, a horse who also likes to party on bottom and a Henry James scholar. So, that last part we made up, but we've always wanted to learn more about the legend. Though we were slightly afraid to get awkward with anyone who is horse-ish (the animals do seem angry and overly muscly, after all), we manned up as much as a non-crossbreed animal can to get to the bottom of Kegasus' innermost thoughts - and find out what the deal is between him and sidekick UniCarl.
NEWS
By Ron Fritz, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2011
Bill Boniface of Bonita Farms in Darlington won the 1983 Preakness with Deputed Testamony. He remembers the buzz his horse created during the week leading into the race and after the victory. He can't wait for the 2011 Preakness in two weeks now that trainer Graham Motion's Animal Kingdom, a horse based in Fair Hill, Md., won the Kentucky Derby Saturday. "I think it will be a plus for Maryland, and, as you well know, we need some good news," Boniface said Saturday. "It's going to add excitement for the local trainers.
NEWS
December 1, 2010
The Maryland Racing Commission and the horse community are right: The Maryland Jockey Club, MI Development and Penn National have no commitment to racing ( "Preakness at risk," Dec. 1). MID, a real estate firm, just wants to commercially develop Laurel Park. Penn National just wants to protect its casino at Charles Town and maybe get another casino by threatening to end Maryland racing. Success at Laurel would threaten these interests, so no wonder it is failing. Racing dates belong to the state.
NEWS
By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1997
Howard County equestrians and county officials will meet tonight to discuss where to build an indoor riding facility that some local horse enthusiasts say is long overdue."
NEWS
September 26, 2005
Horse lovers celebrated a major achievement last week when they persuaded the Senate to join the House in voting overwhelmingly to prevent America's iconic animals from being slaughtered and shipped overseas to gourmet dinner tables. But the legislative battle is far from over; much might depend on how well the horse community provides other options for the 90,000 animals that wind up at U.S. slaughterhouses each year. And enthusiasts particularly concerned about the fate of America's wild horses must recognize that saving them from slaughter doesn't solve the fundamental problem of competition for public grazing lands that is driving horses off the range much faster than responsible new owners can be found for them through sale or adoption.
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By Jordan Bartel | May 16, 2012
Preakness 2012 mascot Kegasus answers 10 awkward questions What you see is what you get with Kegasus, the spokeshorse-man of Preakness. He's a party guy on top, a horse who also likes to party on bottom and a Henry James scholar. So, that last part we made up, but we've always wanted to learn more about the legend. Though we were slightly afraid to get awkward with anyone who is horse-ish (the animals do seem angry and overly muscly, after all), we manned up as much as a non-crossbreed animal can to get to the bottom of Kegasus' innermost thoughts - and find out what the deal is between him and sidekick UniCarl.
NEWS
By Ron Fritz, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2011
Bill Boniface of Bonita Farms in Darlington won the 1983 Preakness with Deputed Testamony. He remembers the buzz his horse created during the week leading into the race and after the victory. He can't wait for the 2011 Preakness in two weeks now that trainer Graham Motion's Animal Kingdom, a horse based in Fair Hill, Md., won the Kentucky Derby Saturday. "I think it will be a plus for Maryland, and, as you well know, we need some good news," Boniface said Saturday. "It's going to add excitement for the local trainers.
NEWS
By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
As the U.S. Naval Academy prepares to request proposals for 850 acres of Navy-owned farmland in Gambrills as early as this summer, horse lovers are mobilizing to support a horse park they say would invigorate Maryland's horse industry and be an economic boon for Anne Arundel County. The newly formed Anne Arundel County Horse Council, or AACHC, has joined with the Citizens in Support of the Horse Park in a push to line up community and political support for the park. Since January, more than 3,000 people have signed a statewide petition to bring the park to Gambrills.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporter | August 8, 2007
Undeterred after losing its bid for a state horse park, Harford County officials are reviving efforts to build an equine facility and hoping the state will eventually join in the venture. The County Council voted unanimously last night to appoint a task force that will have 90 days to study potential locations, possible uses and a feasible management structure for the park. The facility might not be on the scale of the recently scrapped Maryland Stadium Authority's concept, but officials believe it could serve local needs and boost Harford's growing equine industry.
SPORTS
By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | April 22, 2006
Country Life Farm owner Mike Pons thought about today's Spring Festival of Racing at Pimlico Race Course and described it this way: "It's like a club sandwich," he said. "You have the stakes for the Maryland-breds, the Maryland Million horses and the Tesio. I think it's a lot of fun." It is a day to showcase Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired thoroughbreds. Maryland Jockey Club president and chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said the event is a "prelude to the Preakness" on May 20 and gives breeders, horsemen and the sport's fans an opportunity to get excited about racing.
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