Archive for September, 2011
Saturday morning, September 3, 2011, at the crack of dawn, Kathy Taylor faced what we all dread: an empty paddock where just the night before a horse had been turned out. Gone. Gate off its hinges. No horse.
UPDATED 10/12/11: Share a Tale – Lift an Ale – Celebrate Hal On Sunday, November 13, at 5 p.m., friends will be gathering at Dave’s American Bistro to toast the colorful life of Doc Holbrook! All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Walker at email@example.com. Daves American Bistro: 5500 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, Maryland 20832 (At [...]
For the first time, Maryland producers of pasture (that includes horse farm owners!) and hay and beekeepers can apply for the Group Risk Protection by enrolling in the Rainfall Index Program. Offered by private crop insurance providers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, the Rainfall Index uses National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [...]
From the September 9 Thoroughbred Times: Maryland-based King Leatherbury is the nation’s third-leading trainer of all time, with 6,325 victories at tracks all over the country in a career that spans nearly six decades. One place the 78-year-old trainer has never started a horse, however, is the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It appeared that Leatherbury [...]
The residents of Port Deposit in Cecil County are being asked to voluntarily evacuate due to flooding along the Susquehanna River. The Conowingo Dam opened up its crest gates this morning at 5:30 a.m. Mandatory evacuations are being considered.
Today, September 6, 2011, the Maryland Horse Industry Board unveiled the “Touch of Class” award with a presentation to Fair Hill based trainer Graham Motion, trainer of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. Motion currently ranks as the nation’s fourth leading trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses. Motion arrived today at the Baltimore County Ag Center in [...]
Slowly slowly, Maryland horse farms are coming back to life after Hurricane Irene, later downgraded to a Tropical Storm, knocked out power all over Maryland. From Larking Hill and Dodon Farm in Anne Arundel, to Reddemeade and Waredaca in Montgomery, lessons were been canceled, and water hauled by hand from hither and yon. Eastern Shore [...]