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By Ross Peddicord | July 21, 1993
There was not much of a markup when the Maryland-bred half-sister to $2 million earner Safely Kept sold at the Keeneland (Ky.) sales on Monday.Baltimore county breeder David Hayden originally sold the Dayjur-Safely Home filly as a weanling last fall for $330,000 to William O. Reed. When Reed re-sold her Monday, she brought $350,000.The purchasers were Robert and Beverly Lewis of Pomona, Calif. A Keeneland spokesman said the Lewises are clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas.One other Maryland-bred was sold during the first three of the four sessions.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
LOUISVILLE, KY. - Art Sherman looked dazed, perhaps still a bit uncertain that fate had handed him such a magnificent gift after six decades of devotion to racehorses. A few feet away, Steve Coburn's voice caught with emotion as he spoke of those who didn't believe. Perry Martin wiped tears from his eyes, hugging a relative who shouted: “Oh my God, what a ride! Just like you called it!” For these men, California Chrome had long been the horse of dreams. And against the classic backdrop of Churchill Downs, the rest of the world finally caught up to their vision.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 6, 1991
LAUREL -- Safely Kept has been named the 1990 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year after running her career earnings to $1,745,986.It is the second straight year that Safely Kept, a 5-year-old mare, has been chosen the Maryland-bred Horse of the Year.Safely Kept has a 19-5 lifetime record, including a victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint last fall. She is third in all-time Maryland-bred career earnings, behind No. 1 Broad Brush and ** Little Bold John.If Safely Kept has a good 1991, she should surpass Broad Brush's record of $2,656,793.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
On the Wednesday and Thursday before the Preakness, as excitement built for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, many trainers and owners slipped away from Pimlico Race Course and drove eight miles north on Interstate 83 to look a year into the future. At the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, 2-year-old colts and fillies dashed around the track, some with confidence but most with exuberance unmatched by experience. The owners and trainers who breed, buy and develop them into racers spoke in hushed tones, making notes in a catalog listing 425 horses.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 1, 2005
Declan's Moon, the early Kentucky Derby favorite scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut Saturday in California, has been named 2004 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in an annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. Bred by Brice Ridgely at his Spring Meadow Farm in Cookesville, Declan's Moon won all four of his races as a 2-year-old and captured the Eclipse award as outstanding 2-year-old male. He is the first 2-year-old to become Maryland-bred Horse of the Year since Devil's Bag in 1983.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 3, 1991
LAUREL -- Just when Baron de Vaux was ready to re-enter the racing wars, he fell victim to a virus."It was the kind of sickness that 2-year-olds get every spring," said owner Bayard Sharp, "except all my older horses got it."Finally, the 4-year-old colt makes his first appearance today since last fall, when he concluded a 14-race season that earned Sharp $618,920. He faces seven other Maryland-breds in the $75,000 Find Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the Laurel Race Course turf.Baron de Vaux was the second-best Maryland-bred 3-year-old last year behind Restless Con, according to a panel of turf writers.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1997
Two horses with Maryland connections racing toward the Triple Crown series -- one Maryland-bred, the other Maryland-trained -- took major strides yesterday, winning stakes events in New York and Arkansas.Maryland-bred Smoke Glacken, a son of Two Punch, won the $50,000 Mountain Valley Stakes, a six-furlong sprint at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. And Concerto, trained by Maryland-based John J. Tammaro III, captured the $50,000 Whirlaway Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile test at Aqueduct.Smoke Glacken won in the mud, Concerto in the snow.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
Weather Vane returned home Monday from the hospital. Now her owners can focus on her future as a mother. The overachieving Maryland-bred broke her right front ankle nearly two weeks ago during training at Pimlico. She underwent emergency surgery at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. On Monday, her leg wrapped in a soft bandage, she went home to Bill Delp's Kris-Nick Farm in Baldwin. Delp is one of the mare's owners, along with his brother Gary and father-in-law Pete Dillon.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2004
BOWIE - The morning sun is warm at the Bowie Training Center as Water Cannon, a Maryland-bred gelding, is given his morning bath outside Barn 18, which is his home. His dark gray coat glistens, and it almost appears he is smiling as he lifts his large head and enjoys the cool water being sponged over his face. Around him, television cameras roll, reporters wait and a few jockeys and exercise riders watch him. Water Cannon eats it up. He is the star of his little world. But Water Cannon is about to step out and up. The winner of five straight Maryland races, including three consecutive stakes races, he has persuaded his owners to enter him in the Preakness this Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
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By Kent Baker | December 5, 1998
Today: The $60,000 Rollicking Stakes spotlights some of the better Maryland-bred youngsters who may wind up on the Triple Crown trail. Look out for Cayman Cat, sired by Mountain Cat, who has already had success on the New York circuit, and Jovial Brush, another Broad Brush offspring with talent.Tomorrow: Another 2-year-old race, the Heavenly Cause Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies, highlights the card. The Hamilton Smith-trained entry of Mysterious Jak and Jana looms strong, along with Maryland Million Lassie winner Perfect Challenge.
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By Chris Korman | May 10, 2013
The first class of the Maryland-Bred Hall of Fame will be introduced Saturday at Pimlico. The 12 original members are: Broad Brush, Challedon, Cigar, Find, Gallorette, Jameela, Politely, Safely Kept, Twixt and Vertex and steeplechasers Elkridge and Jay Trump. The hall is a collaboration between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Maryland Racing Media Association. It will eventually have a physical home, MHBA executive director Crickett Goodall said, but for now it resides at www.mdthoroughbredhalloffame.com . Connections for all of the horses have been invited to Pimlico, and will gather in the winner's circle for a ceremony at about 12:15, Goodall said.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
The 11-horse field in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park was packed with strong sprinters from New York and New Jersey, but when the competitors in the six-furlong race reached the wire, it was Maryland-bred Action Andy, the sixth betting choice, by a literal whisker. In a photo finish, Action Andy edged Kentucky-bred and second choice Il Villano, officially by a nose. The 5-year-old son of Gators N Bears came into the race off a win in the Maryland Million Sprint, but went off at 10-to-1 odds, paying $22.00, $9.20 and $6.60 after covering the dirt course in 1:10.61.
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By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
Other trainers and owners, Bill Beatson said, took a look at the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, saw the name "Shackleford" and passed. Even Beatson, and his partners at Dark Hollow Farms, David and JoAnn Hayden, knew that a win against the 2011 Preakness winner would be unlikely. They decided to enter the horse, Poseidon's Warrior, anyway, and so on Sunday the Maryland-bred horse was at the gate of an off track at the grade I race at Saratoga. His odds were 36-1, the second longest shot in the field.
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By Ron Fritz, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
Concealed Identity, the only horse up for Preakness consideration that was bred and has raced exclusively in Maryland, walked the shedrow at Bowie Training Center this morning as his connections weighed the merits of entering the second leg of the Triple Crown. "All options are open,” co-owner Linda Gaudet, wife of trainer Eddie Gaudet, told Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind this afternoon. Eddie Gaudet said today that the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes on the Preakness undercard is very much an option for the 3-year-old son of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2010
When Debra Granik, the 47-year-old director of the searing drama "Winter's Bone," came of age in Bethesda and Silver Spring, Baltimore represented "this true place that had real neighborhoods and a phenomenal working-class history and port history." She loved to visit relatives here. It made her wonder "what it would have been like to come from Baltimore." For a creative soul with a thirst for unsanitized experience, Baltimore was like a gritty anti-Shangri-la, alluring for its heady dose of risk and reality.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 5, 2010
Henry Contee Bowie "Hal" Clagett II, scion of an old Southern Maryland family and elder statesman of Maryland racing whose name has been synonymous with the sport for more than six decades, died Monday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 93. "Hal was an icon in horse breeding in Maryland and maintaining the thoroughbred breed was his life," said Joseph B. Kelly, retired Washington Star racing editor and turf historian. "And he was the picture of the typical English-style landowner and horseman."
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August 8, 1998
TodayLa Reine's Terms and Carnivorous Habit, two Maryland-bred colts who are newcomers to the turf course, share honors in first running of the Awad Stakes. The $50,000-added event will be contested at 1 1/8 miles.The event is named in honor of the powerful 8-year-old Maryland-bred which is to stand at stud next year at the Northview Stallion Station in Cecil County.Tomorrow Jeanies Rob, a shipper from Ohio, joins 11 others in the Prince Georges Park Stakes, a 6-furlong event for 2-year-olds with a purse of $40,000.
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By Sports Digest | January 17, 2010
Digger sped to the lead, turned back the 4-5 favorite and drew off to a driving victory in the $70,000 Fire Plug Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park. Never menaced at any point, Digger and jockey Mike Luzzi completed the six-furlong distance in a stakes-record 1 minute, 9.13 seconds and finished 3 3/4 lengths ahead of Celtic Innis, who nipped Malibu Kid for second. Ravalo, the post-time favorite, faded to fourth. "I had to use him a little bit to get there, but he was ready today," Luzzi said.
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