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Fair Hill $250,000 Bond Bill

On Sat. March 11, legislators in both houses heard bond bills which would help fund improvements to the equestrian facilities at Fair Hill, which is owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Senate Bill 708 and House Bill 977 would authorize the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to The National Steeplechase Foundation, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the Fair Hill Race Course. If passed, NSF would be required to acquire matching funds. The...

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Peter Fenwick to be Recognized with the Robert N. Clay Conservation Award

Lexington, Ky. – August 29, 2016 – Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce that  Peter Fenwick of Glyndon, Md. has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Robert N. Clay Conservation Award. The award, named in recognition of Robert N. Clay’s equine land conservation leadership in the Thoroughbred industry, will be presented at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards dinner on September 10th in Lexington, Ky. “TOBA is pleased to have established this award in partnership with ELCR to help increase awareness of the importance of land conservation to the Thoroughbred industry and...

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Steeplechasing Switches to Saratoga

Missing the spring steeplechase season? Steeplechase racing has officially moved north to Saratoga Springs, NY and many Maryland horses, trainers and jockeys have followed. For a complete list of racing days at Saratoga Racetrack, click here: Can’t get to New York? Relive the Maryland season with the 2016 Maryland Steeplechase Association Governor’s Cup Series Champions video, made by Equiery intern Elizabeth...

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Black Pond wins Howard County Cup, plus current Gov. Cup Standings

With one race left in the Maryland Steeplechase Association Governor’s Cup Series, sponsored by Farm Credit, it seems the final awards standings have mostly been decided. After the Howard County Cup races on May 7, Welcome Here Farm’s Serene Harbor remains in the lead for the Open Timber championships with nine points. Raven’s Choice (Ann Jackson), Guts For Garters (Stewart Strawbridge) and Senior Senator (Irvin Crawford, II) are all tied for second place with 8.5 points. None of these horses are slated to run in this Sunday’s Potomac Hunt Races. Winning the Howard County Hunt Cup Open Timber was...

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Crawford’s Senior Senator Wins Hunt Cup, plus more from Rolex KY

Senior Senator took the lead early in the 120th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup this afternoon at Worthington Farms in Glyndon and held on till the end for the win. The six-year-old gelding by Domestic Dispute and out of Queen Kennelot, by Awesome, widened the gap between himself and the rest of the field of 13 horses by the fifth fence and kept the gap wide for most of the 22 fence race. Owned by Irvin L. Crawford and trained by Joseph G. Davies, Senior Senator only gave up the lead for a moment at the last fence...

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Steeplechasing Heats Up

The Maryland steeplechase season, sponsored by Farm Credit, continued this month with two sanctioned races, My Lady’s Manor and the Grand National, as well as the Fair Hill Point-to-Point. And with only three more days till the 120th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup, here is a brief recap of the Governor’s Cup series April races as well as current standings and Hunt Cup entries. My Lady’s Manor At the Manor (April 16, Monkton), it was Gustav Dahl and Ebanour who beat out a field of 10 horses to win the My Lady’s Manor Timber Stakes. The gelding, owned...

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