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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Southern High School senior Brooke Catterton can stare at a field of thoroughbreds and, in a head-to-hoof analysis, straightaway tell you which horses would likely have injury-free racing careers. In fact, the member of the school's Future Farmers of America horse judging team, which finished national runner-up in a recent FFA horse judging competition, said she's so apt at distinguishing horses that some local residents looking to buy a thoroughbred or quarter horse seek her counsel.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Southern High School senior Brooke Catterton can stare at a field of thoroughbreds and, in a head-to-hoof analysis, straightaway tell you which horses would likely have injury-free racing careers. In fact, the member of the school's Future Farmers of America horse judging team, which finished national runner-up in a recent FFA horse judging competition, said she's so apt at distinguishing horses that some local residents looking to buy a thoroughbred or quarter horse seek her counsel.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Tomorrow is the annual summertime pony swim across the Assateague channel. The wild ponies that inhabit the Chincoteague, Va., portion of the Assateague Island National Seashore will be rounded up sometime around "slack tide" and herded across the water to the carnival grounds, where they will be auctioned off. It's a big event that draws thousands to the region every year. If you're in Ocean City, it's probably no more than a 90-minute drive or less to the southern end of the shore in Chincoteague, Va. (Tomorrow it may take longer depending on traffic, of course.)
SPORTS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the winner of the 2011 Belmont Stakes. "Terrible question. Get back to me when you think of a better one," he replied.  She flinched but thought fast. "How about if I ride your horse?" she asked. He said yes, they fell to talking, and the story she wrote ran above the fold in The Saratoga Special.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 17, 2005
AS EVERYBODY knows, the average age of the serious horse-racing fan is 114. Over the weekend, I went to Pimlico Race Course and sat among the bettors just to hear the collective hardening of their arteries. Then I bumped into two of my old high school teachers in the clubhouse. They are both approaching 70. Among the thoroughbred horse-racing set, they have a name for 70-year-old men. They are called a youth movement. I jest, but only a little. The Preakness Stakes arrives this week, with Pimlico facing its perennial problems, plus one: this leftover, untidy business of slot machines, now characterized by the folks from Magna Entertainment Corp.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the winner of the 2011 Belmont Stakes. "Terrible question. Get back to me when you think of a better one," he replied.  She flinched but thought fast. "How about if I ride your horse?" she asked. He said yes, they fell to talking, and the story she wrote ran above the fold in The Saratoga Special.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [SAM SESSA] | January 18, 2007
Beach in a box The lowdown -- Having trouble sticking to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? Kraft Foods is bringing a warmer weight-losing environment to you with tFitness guru Julie Funderburk will demonstrate cardio exercises that correspond to the South Beach Diet. If you go -- The Beach in a Box will be in Fells Point noon-5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Harborplace and Gallery Wednesday and Jan. 25. Free. For more information, go to southbeachdiet.com/kraft. Winter hike The lowdown -- Walk through Leight Park Saturday and look for signs of winter activity as part of the "Winter Wonders Hike" program.
NEWS
May 15, 2006
The proposal to build a Maryland Horse Park and Agricultural Education Center at the U.S. Naval Academy Dairy Farm in Gambrills remains an intriguing concept. A feasibility study conducted by the Maryland Stadium Authority suggests the $114.2 million project could largely pay for itself. Taxes generated by economic activity associated with the park (from admissions to motel stays) would finance its 30-year bonds, and fees levied on-site would potentially cover its operating cost. The impact on the neighborhood appears modest to beneficial, particularly if it ensures that the 875-acre farm is spared further development.
NEWS
May 9, 2007
Horses aren't the only thing hoofing it at Pimlico these days. The Maryland Racing Commission was run out of there last week - by Gov. Martin O'Malley, who decided that an agency that's supposed to be regulating the track probably shouldn't be in bed with its owner. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns the Maryland Jockey Club, agreed to lease office space at Pimlico to the commission for a $1 a year, utilities included. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the Board of Public Works approved the deal in the closing days of the Ehrlich administration.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1995
In order to make a living, Robin Graham once had to give up working with thoroughbreds for a job in an electronics assembly plant.Linda Albert was lucky to get more than $5,000 to claim a horse.Kim Godwin was advised to train under the name -- the male name -- of her partner.But those are old stories about women trainers in Maryland. Times have changed.On Saturday, Graham and Joanne Hughes will saddle starters in the Maryland Million Classic. The two are among a dozen Maryland women trainers who have had stakes winners at state tracks this year.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Tomorrow is the annual summertime pony swim across the Assateague channel. The wild ponies that inhabit the Chincoteague, Va., portion of the Assateague Island National Seashore will be rounded up sometime around "slack tide" and herded across the water to the carnival grounds, where they will be auctioned off. It's a big event that draws thousands to the region every year. If you're in Ocean City, it's probably no more than a 90-minute drive or less to the southern end of the shore in Chincoteague, Va. (Tomorrow it may take longer depending on traffic, of course.)
FEATURES
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,sun reporter | August 22, 2007
Diana Beuchert rode in on a white Andalusian, its silky coat radiating a sparkle that matched her flowing, 18th-century-style wedding dress. Suddenly, the tractor pull, the pig races and the aroma of funnel cake were no longer the big draws at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair last Saturday. Beuchert, a horse trainer and owner of a Mount Airy-based equestrian theater that features the Spanish-born horses, seemed to have the limelight to herself. "Wowwwwww!" exclaimed a group of teenage girls looking at the 6-foot train on Beuchert's satin-and-lace dress that covered the horse's backside.
NEWS
May 9, 2007
Horses aren't the only thing hoofing it at Pimlico these days. The Maryland Racing Commission was run out of there last week - by Gov. Martin O'Malley, who decided that an agency that's supposed to be regulating the track probably shouldn't be in bed with its owner. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns the Maryland Jockey Club, agreed to lease office space at Pimlico to the commission for a $1 a year, utilities included. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the Board of Public Works approved the deal in the closing days of the Ehrlich administration.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [SAM SESSA] | January 18, 2007
Beach in a box The lowdown -- Having trouble sticking to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? Kraft Foods is bringing a warmer weight-losing environment to you with tFitness guru Julie Funderburk will demonstrate cardio exercises that correspond to the South Beach Diet. If you go -- The Beach in a Box will be in Fells Point noon-5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Harborplace and Gallery Wednesday and Jan. 25. Free. For more information, go to southbeachdiet.com/kraft. Winter hike The lowdown -- Walk through Leight Park Saturday and look for signs of winter activity as part of the "Winter Wonders Hike" program.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 17, 2005
AS EVERYBODY knows, the average age of the serious horse-racing fan is 114. Over the weekend, I went to Pimlico Race Course and sat among the bettors just to hear the collective hardening of their arteries. Then I bumped into two of my old high school teachers in the clubhouse. They are both approaching 70. Among the thoroughbred horse-racing set, they have a name for 70-year-old men. They are called a youth movement. I jest, but only a little. The Preakness Stakes arrives this week, with Pimlico facing its perennial problems, plus one: this leftover, untidy business of slot machines, now characterized by the folks from Magna Entertainment Corp.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2002
When Luke arrived at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in 1999, the Lisbon farm's owners, Kathleen and Allan Schwartz, hoped the starved, parasite-ridden Arabian horse would build muscle over his protruding rib cage, regain his energy and be adopted to a good home. Last year, Luke and his new owner, Kim Orr of Frederick, won the third 50-mile race he ever ran, and Orr hopes he will soon be a contender at national and international endurance races. Along the rural edges of suburban Baltimore, growing numbers of horse lovers have been playing out their own dreams in recent years only to discover that owning a horse can be a daunting economic and emotional challenge.
SPORTS
By MUPHEN WHITNEY | November 1, 1992
Dr. Nicholas Herrick of the Bond Street Veterinary Clinic in Westminster has inaugurated a series of educational seminars for the Carroll County Equestrian Council.In his presentation, Herrick discussed what horse owners should know in caring for their equines."We need to look at our horses' health needs from the perspective of how we have changed the horse's environment from a grazing animal to one who is kept in a pasture and a stall," Herrick said to more than a dozen horse owners at the seminar.
NEWS
By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 2002
NOT LONG ago, my husband returned from one of his frequent bicycle rides with a question for me. Thinking I might know the answer since I enjoy different kinds of gardens he asked, "What is a gallopoff garden?" This led to me asking him a lot of questions such as how is the word spelled and where did he hear about this. I had no idea what it was. He said that he passed a sign on a fence asking for volunteers who might be interested in working on the therapeutic Gallopoff Gardens. I was intrigued, so I called for an appointment and visited the Windsor and Murphy Stables, located at Andover Farms on Andover Road.
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