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By Katie V. Jones | December 30, 2011
The Maryland Hay Bank, an operation of the Mount Airy-based Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, was among 15 organizations awarded a piece of $21,000 in grants this week from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The Maryland Hay Bank assists private horse owners who are experiencing a financial hardship or a personal crisis with free hay for their horses for 30 days, up to a maximum of 100 total bales. The Maryland Hay Bank is donation driven, and hay is provided at no cost to recipients.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81. His wife of 38 years, the former Ann Brownhill, said Mr. Austin had spent Thursday at the doctor's office and was feeling frail and "very, very tired," but the specific cause of death is unknown. Mrs. Austin said she discovered early Friday that her husband - an enthusiastic Baltimore sports fan - had gone to lie down before watching the NFL draft and never woke up. Born on St. Patrick's Day in Poteau, Okla., Mr. Austin was the son of Jefferson Davis and Eula Grace Austin.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2012
Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago. "I think she planned for the horse not to do well, so she could tease and laugh at me about it forever," Thompson said. "But he turned out to be quite a horse. " Roll With Joe was recently named the United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Award winner as the 3-year-old pacer of the year. He was also runner-up for Horse of the Year after winning more than $1.6 million in 2011.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
Thomas Horne Voss, a nationally known thoroughbred trainer and a lifelong Maryland horseman, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at his Monkton home. He was 63. Mr. Voss trained his horses at Atlanta Hall, a 1,200-acre farm in Monkton, where he developed a state-of-the-art thoroughbred racing training center for both flat runners and jumpers. "He was extremely intuitive when it came to understanding the psyche of horses and loved them with all of his heart and soul," said Ross Peddicord, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
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Sports Digest | September 7, 2011
USA Swimming Phelps on national team for 4 events Michael Phelps of Fells Point was among 109 swimmers named to the 2011-12 USA Swimming national team Tuesday, along with fellow 2011 world championship gold medalists Ryan Lochte , Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel . Phelps qualified in four events (200-meter freestyle, 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 individual medley) as did Franklin (100 free, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 IM) and Beisel (200 IM, 400 IM, 400 free, 200 backstroke)
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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 Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81. His wife of 38 years, the former Ann Brownhill, said Mr. Austin had spent Thursday at the doctor's office and was feeling frail and "very, very tired," but the specific cause of death is unknown. Mrs. Austin said she discovered early Friday that her husband - an enthusiastic Baltimore sports fan - had gone to lie down before watching the NFL draft and never woke up. Born on St. Patrick's Day in Poteau, Okla., Mr. Austin was the son of Jefferson Davis and Eula Grace Austin.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
Thomas Horne Voss, a nationally known thoroughbred trainer and a lifelong Maryland horseman, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at his Monkton home. He was 63. Mr. Voss trained his horses at Atlanta Hall, a 1,200-acre farm in Monkton, where he developed a state-of-the-art thoroughbred racing training center for both flat runners and jumpers. "He was extremely intuitive when it came to understanding the psyche of horses and loved them with all of his heart and soul," said Ross Peddicord, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
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August 14, 2005
THE QUESTION: How many horses are there in Howard County? The 2002 Maryland equine census found 5,190 horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and burros in Howard County. According to the survey, which was coordinated by the Maryland Horse Industry Board, Howard has the most equine animals per square mile of any county in Maryland. In the county, 11,200 acres are being used to breed, raise, board and ride horses.
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March 18, 2007
ISSUE: The state has scrapped its quest to build a giant equestrian park in Anne Arundel County amid new, daunting local opposition: a competing bid from the county to turn the former Naval Academy Dairy Farm into a working farm for the public, and community gardens and a botanical garden. J. Robert Burk, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, said the county's move eliminated any chance for the state to muster the necessary political support - specifically from County Executive John R. Leopold - for the estimated $114.
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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 Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2012
Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago. "I think she planned for the horse not to do well, so she could tease and laugh at me about it forever," Thompson said. "But he turned out to be quite a horse. " Roll With Joe was recently named the United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Award winner as the 3-year-old pacer of the year. He was also runner-up for Horse of the Year after winning more than $1.6 million in 2011.
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By Katie V. Jones | December 30, 2011
The Maryland Hay Bank, an operation of the Mount Airy-based Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, was among 15 organizations awarded a piece of $21,000 in grants this week from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The Maryland Hay Bank assists private horse owners who are experiencing a financial hardship or a personal crisis with free hay for their horses for 30 days, up to a maximum of 100 total bales. The Maryland Hay Bank is donation driven, and hay is provided at no cost to recipients.
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Sports Digest | September 7, 2011
USA Swimming Phelps on national team for 4 events Michael Phelps of Fells Point was among 109 swimmers named to the 2011-12 USA Swimming national team Tuesday, along with fellow 2011 world championship gold medalists Ryan Lochte , Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel . Phelps qualified in four events (200-meter freestyle, 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 individual medley) as did Franklin (100 free, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 IM) and Beisel (200 IM, 400 IM, 400 free, 200 backstroke)
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By Elizabeth A. Shack and Elizabeth A. Shack,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2002
The colorful horse-drawn carts and calls of a-rabs selling fruits and vegetables on the city's streets have long been a Baltimore tradition. Attendant to that tradition, though, has been concern during the past several years over the treatment of the horses that pull those wagons. Today, a committee set up to review the city's regulations on horses will announce the results of an examination of those rules and hear public input on proposed changes. The hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Clarence H. Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. A final rules proposal could be ready for review by city officials in a month, said Robert Anderson, director of the Bureau of Animal Control.
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