photo by Tammie J. Monaco

Kaymarie Kreidel and her retired racehorse Witch Hunter will receive the Touch of Class Award at the Maryland Horse Forum this Thursday (August 8) at Goucher College, Towson, MD. The 47-year-old outrider at Maryland Jockey Club tracks was dubbed the MVP of the 2019 Preakness with a dramatic display of horsemanship when she and “Hunter” zeroed in and captured the loose horse, Bodeexpress, at the conclusion of the race, preventing harm to both the Preakness runners and onlookers.

The former jockey was praised for her professionalism and riding skills by news outlets around the world, including NBC Sports and The Washington Post.

The award is given by the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) to honor Maryland horses, individuals and organizations who achieve national and international recognition. “Kaymarie did just that,” said MHIB chair Jim Steele. “She showed to a global audience the excellence of Maryland horsemanship.”