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 [...]
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!
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.
Merry Christmas! $25,000 awarded to 22 Maryland horse organizations, businesses, education entities or not-for-profit charities.
An equine outreach group that provides horsemanship opportunities to inner city school children, therapeutic and youth riding activities, and programs to help rehabilitate rescue horses are among the 22 organizations to receive more than $25,000 in grants from the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The grants help [...]
On Sat. Dec. 8, after the Lisbon Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, McDonogh School senior Jacob Pope and Maryland National Capital Park Police Officer Megan Lau will be presented with Touch of Class awards by Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance.
While we work hard at The Equiery to make our headlines catchy, we cannot take credit for this one, as it comes to us from the National Parks Traveler. According to all sources, Maryland’s herd of famous wild ponies rode out Hurricane Sandy just fine. Despite our human inclination to snuggly lock up our critters [...]
Maryland Park Service (MPS) will be providing safe haven for horses at Fair Hill (Cecil County) if needed. Anyone interested or would like further information should contact MPS Park Manager Wayne Suydan at 410-409-8974 (cell).
The Maryland Horse Industry Board will present its September and October “Touch of Class” Awards to OlympianSuzanne Stettinius and International Mounted Games Champion Mackenzie Taylor during Winner’s Circle ceremonies at the Jim McKay Maryland Million on October 6 at Laurel Park, October 6, 2012 around 4:20 pm. The Touch of Class Award is presented every [...]