The Bob Baffert trained Fiftyshadesofhay, owned by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram and Paul Weitman, came from behind to win the 89th running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Grade II race at Pimlico Racecourse today with Joel Rosario in the irons. For more photos and videos from the day, visit The Equiery’s Facebook page! And if [...]
The Equiery offices will be closed today, Friday, May 16, 2013. Hope to see you out and about at the Black Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico! (And yes, a few of us will be staying for the Goo Goo Dolls concert.) If you can’t join us today, then follow us on Facebook! If you need [...]
The Equiery extends its sincerest condolences to Maryland steeplechase trainer Alicia Murphy, whose father (a longtime member of the Green Spring Valley Hounds), A. Herman (Humpy) Stump, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Alicia’s mother, Louise Warfield Stump, died on December 31, 2012. Funeral services for Mr. Stump will be held at St. John’s [...]
On Tuesday, May 14, racing fans gathered at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring for an evening dedicated to honoring equine excellence. The evening began with a live taping of ESPN.com’s “In the Gate,” a podcast panel discussion on the controversy behind Secretariat’s record-breaking time at the 1973 Preakness Stakes. On the panel were [...]
Ryan Lasek photo of Orb winning the Kentucky Derby!
Saturday, May 4, 2013 was a glorious day for Maryland’s Thoroughbred connections, with triumphs in two of racing’s most prestigious events: The Kentucky Derby and the Virginia Gold Cup. Going For the Gold Starting closest to home, Michael Wharton’s Grinding Speed, with Mark Beecher in the irons, handily won the 88th running of the Virginia [...]
by Ann E, Dwyer, DVM, president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners The American Association of Equine Practitioners Welfare and Public Policy Advisory Council is working with the American Veterinary Medical Association and Congress to ensure that veterinarians can provide complete care to their animal patients. The recent introduction of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of [...]
Patrick Smithwick wins Seventh Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Writer, teacher, photographer and lifelong horseman Patrick Smithwick has been awarded the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, for his 2012 autobiographical workFlying Change: A Year of Racing and Family and Steeplechasing.
An Equiery Plea to Maryland Attorneys Who Own Horses More lawyers who happen to be horse people to join the Maryland State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section and/or at attend the 4thAnnual MSBA Animal Law Symposium. As many regular readers of The Equiery are aware, there is a fundamental philosophical difference between advocates for animal [...]
From the American Horse Council, 4/8/13 On April 2, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it has temporarily suspended processing most petitions for new H-2B temporary non-agricultural workers. This announcement was in response to a court decision issuing a permanent injunction against certain parts of the current Department of Labor (DOL) rule governing [...]