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Two Down, One to Go for Justify

On a sloppy track at Pimlico this evening, Mike Smith and Justify added the second jewel of the Triple Crown to their hats beating out Bravazo and Good Magic at the wire! Trained by the legendary Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Justify (owned by WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing  and China Horse Club) broke well from the gate and moved to an early lead with Good Magic, trained by Chad Brown, falling into stride right beside him. The two quickly turned the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes into a match race, running side by side, stride by stride, along the far side. As the field turned towards the final stretch, Hall of Fame jockey Smith pushed Justify ahead with Good Magic falling a tad behind. And with the final few furlongs left to go, Justify found himself in company with Bravazo closing fast to finish second at the wire with Tenfold in third. Justify fought hard, and won well. “They ran fast; I’ve never had one run that fast here. It took a lot out of me but I’m just glad … everybody came to see a good horse race. It was a great horse race. Good Magic, I tip my hand to him. He made us really work. He’s a really good horse,” said Baffert. The win...

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Two down one to go for Justify!

Preakness Stakes
Justify wins the Preakness Stakes and continues his Triple Crown quest!
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Do the flailing whips bother anyone else in American racing?

Little bit difficult to go by a whip flailing away in your face... good effort Good Magic!!!! Mike is no dummy.

I'm happy Justify won because I would love to see another Triple Crown. BUT, my boy Good Magic has given him a run for his money both times.

Thought he was gonna get beat! Exciting finish,!! The Belmont is a helluva race!

Hope he can go the Belmont a longer race!

happy for Mike Smith

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Looking to upgrade your farm? St. Omer's Farm in Forest Hill is available. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking to upgrade your farm? St. Omers  Farm in Forest Hill is available.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I know this place... have admired it from afar on every trip to Fair Hill. It deserves the best... to be preserved. It's gorgeous!

I wish

Sydney Moss this is the farm I live across the street from... let's buy it

Meg Harrigan I found us a farm!!

Laura Shiloh 😉😉

Tate Shaw

Lauren Umlandt

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The MidAtlantic Horse Rescue's ALL THOROUGHBRED BENEFIT SHOW is June 2 at Tranquillity Manor Farm farm in Monkton. There will be classes for everyone and every level, from ground poles to 3'. Divisions include hunters, jumpers, dressage and event horse suitability. There are great prizes for a great cause - so come out with your Thoroughbred (or come out and watch) and have some fun! ... See MoreSee Less

The MidAtlantic Horse Rescues ALL THOROUGHBRED BENEFIT SHOW is June 2 at Tranquillity Manor Farm farm in Monkton. There will be classes for everyone and every level, from ground poles to 3. Divisions include hunters, jumpers, dressage and event horse suitability. There are great prizes for a great cause - so come out with your Thoroughbred (or come out and watch) and have some fun!

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Red Ruby wins the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Serious slop

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Md-based Irish War Cry wins the Pimlico Special for owner Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso and trainer H. Graham Motion! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Why does that name sound familiar?

Congras to her connections

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The Equiery offices are closed for Black Eyed Susan day. We will reopen Monday morning. Have a dry weekend, and keep checking our Facebook for or updates. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you were caught up in the cancellation of the Fair Hill International horse trials this weekend, Waredaca and the Virginia Horse Trials (and maybe others we don't yet know about) are waiving late fees if you want to re-route. Check the competitions for specifics.There is light beyond this awful rain, we promise!

Waredaca will waive late fees on entries for competitors who were signed up for this weekend’s cancelled Fair Hill International USEA Horse Trials until 8AM SATURDAY!

Though the weather is unfortunate, we’re fortunate to have an awesome eventing community that works together to support its members!
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If you were caught up in the cancellation of the Fair Hill International horse trials this weekend, Waredaca and the Virginia Horse Trials (and maybe others we dont yet know about) are waiving late fees if you want to re-route.  Check the competitions for specifics.
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Two Down, One to Go for Justify

On a sloppy track at Pimlico this evening, Mike Smith and Justify added the second jewel of the Triple Crown to their hats beating out Bravazo and Good Magic at the wire! Trained by the legendary Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Justify (owned by WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing  and China Horse Club) broke well from the gate and moved to an early lead with Good Magic, trained by Chad Brown, falling into stride right beside him. The two quickly turned the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes into a match race, running side by side, stride by stride, along the far side. As the field turned towards the final stretch, Hall of Fame jockey Smith pushed Justify ahead with Good Magic falling a tad behind. And with the final few furlongs left to go, Justify found himself in company with Bravazo closing fast to finish second at the wire with Tenfold in third. Justify fought hard, and won well. “They ran fast; I’ve never had one run that fast here. It took a lot out of me but I’m just glad … everybody came to see a good horse race. It was a great horse race. Good Magic, I tip my hand to him. He made us really work. He’s a really good horse,” said Baffert. The win...

ELD Mandate Ag Exemption Extended

Breaking News! U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an additional 90-day extension of the agriculture exemption from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that affects the transportation of livestock, including horses. To read more about the original mandate, click here for the January 2018 Equiery story: http://equiery.com/holiday-gift-dot-waives-mandate-livestock-haulers-90-days/ Below is the most recent statement from the USDA, posted on March 13, 2018. (USDA – Washington, D.C., March 13, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for her announcement of an additional 90-day extension of the agriculture exemption from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Agricultural compliance with the mandate would have been problematic for the agriculture industry because the devices do not accurately account for the agricultural exemptions currently provided in the law. The ELD rule went into effect in December 2017, with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) granting the agriculture industry an initial exemption that was set to expire on March 18, 2018. With the granting of another extension, the agriculture industry will now have additional time to comply. Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statement: “The ELD mandate imposes restrictions upon the agriculture industry that lack flexibility necessary for the unique realities of hauling agriculture commodities. If the agriculture industry had been forced to comply by the March 18 deadline, live agricultural commodities, including plants...

Nearly $30,000 in Grands Awarded by MHIB

On February 14, the Maryland Horse Industry Board announced the recipients of nearly $30,000 worth of grant funds. Funding for these grants is provided by the Maryland Feed Fund, which collects $6 on every ton of horse feed sold in Maryland. Since the fund was established in 2002, MHIB, which runs within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, has awarded over $400,000 in grants to over 300 projects. “Horses are a critical component of Maryland’s agricultural industry. The Maryland Horse Industry Board and the Feed Fund help stimulate growth and opportunity in Maryland’s equestrian community without using any government funding,” said Board Chairman Jim Steele. “This self-funded commodity marketing entity is a model of how industry groups can help themselves without relying on taxpayer dollars.” This year, 27 applications were submitted with $29,983.50 was awarded to 20 organizations and individual from around the state. Projects are evaluated based on their value to the industry, degree of industry promotion, size and scope of activity, financial need, potential for matching funds, benefits and overall quality of the written presentation. Grants are capped at $3,000 in order to award funds to as many groups as possible. 2017 Maryland Horse Industry Board Grant Recipients are as follows: $3,000 – Day’s End Farm Horse Rescue (Howard County/Statewide) – Enhance and promote animal welfare officer training $3,000 – Mid Atlantic...
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