Archive for May, 2012
Bill Protects Generational Transfer of Agricultural Property On May 22, 2012, Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance released the following statement on the signing of estate tax reform legislation that would protect the generational transfer of farmland.
On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7 horses were involved were involved in what can only be described as a pile-up on Rosecroft Raceway (For Washington, MD). All the horses involved in the incident were uninjured, but three drivers went to Prince George’s County Hospital. According to Rosecoft, the accident occurred in the one mile 5th [...]
Preakness is upon us, and with that comes the glare of the national media spotlight. The glare is particularly harsh this year, as the New York Times has been leveraging the Triple Crown time to publish an investigation into the sport of horse racing; the investigation was in reaction to an increased number of breakdowns [...]
On May 3, we reported that the members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association had voted on a critical bylaw change that portended a dramatic regime change. Currently the president and vice president of the MTHA are elected by the Board, not the general membership. The MTHA operates like a union, negotiating contracts worth, over [...]
All horse people are encouraged to participate in the 2012 AHP Equine Industry Survey. The survey opened March 5 and closes May 15, 2012. The survey is being conducted by the American Horse Publications Association, of which The Equiery is a member.
After severe weather delayed the running of the 2012 Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks (Churchill Downs, Kentucky) by 30 minutes, Believe You Can (orange/green silks), trained by Larry Jones and owned by Brereton C. Jones of Kentucky, edged out Broadway’s Alibi to win by 3/4 lengths. In the irons was Maryland’s own Rosie Napravnik, who raced [...]
These are certainly interesting times in Maryland racing! With all the glamor of the Triple Crown, it could be easy to overlook that we have just had several very significant milestones in Maryland racing…milestones that could signify significant turning points. And these milestones are a bonanza for headline writers! “Maryland’s Arab Uprising” or “Arab Spring in [...]