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Lancaster Farming’s Mid-Atlantic Horse tells the stories of horses and their people. Big and small horses; fast, slow, harness, carriage and farm horses; wild horses, donkeys, mules, mustangs and zebras . . . Mid-Atlantic Horse covers the wide world of the genus Equus. And for every horse story, there are many more about the people who live so closely with their horses. Our 140,000 readers find these stories throughout the colorful pages of Mid-Atlantic Horse. The print edition of the magazine arrives on the first Saturday of each month in 57,000 homes across the Eastern states, from Vermont to the Virginias. Horse fans can also browse these stories every hour of the day and at night online at mid-atlantichorse.com. Mid-Atlantic Horse’s readers are as diverse as the horses and competitive disciplines it covers. It gives pleasure to those who depend on horses for their livelihood to those who ride and keep horses for pleasure; from the big breeding farms and training centers to the backyard stables where kids keep their ponies and dream of competing one day in the Olympics. This is what makes Mid-Atlantic Horse special.

Colonial Downs Implements New Safety Protocols For Return To Racing - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
08/06/2019
Colonial Downs Implements New Safety Protocols For Return To Racing - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Colonial Downs Implements New Safety Protocols For Return To Racing - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

In restoring Thoroughbred racing in Virginia after a six-year hiatus, Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the Virginia Racing Commission, today announced a comprehensive set of elevated safety and horse welfare procedures and protocols for its upcoming race meeting, which opens on August 8. These br...

'A Better Path Forward': Industry Leaders To Discuss Changing Interference Rules - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
08/06/2019
'A Better Path Forward': Industry Leaders To Discuss Changing Interference Rules - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

'A Better Path Forward': Industry Leaders To Discuss Changing Interference Rules - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Over the next week, a series of industry meetings in Saratoga Springs, New York will address, in some capacity, the potential adoption of Category 1 interference philosophy in North American racing. On Tuesday, Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Executive Director Patrick Cummings will discuss the t...

The Last Man To Ride Man o’ War Looks Back On A Lifetime With Horses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
08/06/2019
The Last Man To Ride Man o’ War Looks Back On A Lifetime With Horses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The Last Man To Ride Man o’ War Looks Back On A Lifetime With Horses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Of course it all started as a love story. Until 1940, the Maddoxtown Colored School just north of Lexington, Ky., served a small community of a few dozen families off Huffman Mill Pike. As many as 100 people lived in the predominantly black neighborhood of Maddoxtown in the early 1900s, but over the...

Bourbon Lane Forms Retirement Fund for Its Racehorses
08/05/2019
Bourbon Lane Forms Retirement Fund for Its Racehorses

Bourbon Lane Forms Retirement Fund for Its Racehorses

Aftercare has been at the forefront of Bourbon Lane Stables, and to add to the initiative, founder and co-owner Mike McMahon announced Aug. 3 a new 501(c)(3) retirement fund to help with the costs of caring for the partnership's former racehorses.

U.S. Eventing Team Punches Ticket to Tokyo 2020 With Stellar Performances at Lima 2019
08/05/2019
U.S. Eventing Team Punches Ticket to Tokyo 2020 With Stellar Performances at Lima 2019

U.S. Eventing Team Punches Ticket to Tokyo 2020 With Stellar Performances at Lima 2019

U.S. Eventing Team Punches Ticket to Tokyo 2020 With Stellar Performances at Lima 2019 Martin and Symansky Presented with Individual Gold and Silver Medals by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 4, 2019, 10:03 PM EST Lima, Peru– The U.S. Eventing Team concluded competition at the Lima 20...

A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
08/05/2019
A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Leonard Green's A Thread of Blue was sent off as a 13-1 chance in Sunday's $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, but the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun managed to hold his lead all the way around the turf course to win by a length over Digital Age (9-2). Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Kiaran …

08/03/2019

Forbidden Trade wins $1 million Hambletonian at Meadowlands
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By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

Eds: Updates with new lead.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The $1 million Hambletonian was supposed to be the showcase for 27-year-old Sweden trainer Marcus Melander and his barn of top 3-year-old trotters.

A bunch of Canadians stole the spotlight.

Long-shot Forbidden Trade held off Melander's heavily favored Greenshoe in the closing strides and won trotting's biggest race by a neck at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday.

It was an all-Canadian show with Bob McClure handling the drive and Luc Blais training last year's top 2-year-old in Canada for owners Serge Godin and Distinction Capital Inc.

Full story at mid-atlantichorse.com

08/01/2019

27-year-old Marcus Melander among top trainers in trotting
By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Marcus Melander is among the best trainers in trotting at just 27.
Sixteen 3-year-olds are entered in $1.2 million Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands, trotting's most prestigious race. The three favored colts in the field are all trained by Melander.
Gimpanzee is the 2-1 choice in the first elimination. Greenshoe is the 4-5 favorite in the second. Green Manalishi is the 5-2 second choice in the opening division.
Full story at mid-atlantichorse.com

Steel Shoes May Be Better For Racehorses Than Aluminum, Farriers Say - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
08/01/2019
Steel Shoes May Be Better For Racehorses Than Aluminum, Farriers Say - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Steel Shoes May Be Better For Racehorses Than Aluminum, Farriers Say - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Traditions are hard to shake in horse racing, but one area that appears open to change is shoeing. One of those changes in years gone by was to switch from training in steel shoes to aluminum plates. Pete Butler, son of respected farrier and clinician Dr. Doug Butler, wrote in his blog that steel sh...

08/01/2019

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. wins 5 races at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners from seven mounts at Saratoga on Wednesday.
His victories came with Team Win in the first, Kid Is Frosty in the $150,000 Statue of Liberty, Girlintheyellowtaxi in the fifth, Mascha in the seventh and Theaterintheround in the sixth.
He moved into second in the jockeys' standings behind his brother and leading rider Jose Ortiz.
The last jockey to win five races in one day at the upstate New York track was Jose Ortiz on Aug. 21, 2017.

Hambletonian: Gimpanzee and Greenshoe favorites Saturday
07/31/2019
Hambletonian: Gimpanzee and Greenshoe favorites Saturday

Hambletonian: Gimpanzee and Greenshoe favorites Saturday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Gimpanzee and Greenshoe are the morning-line favorites for the two divisions of the $1.2 million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands on Saturday.

McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For 'Win And You're In' Whitney - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/31/2019
McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For 'Win And You're In' Whitney - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For 'Win And You're In' Whitney - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Grade 1-winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida square off in a contentious renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, to be broadcast nationwide on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Eastern, is a “Win and You're In”...

Charles Town To See Significant Purse Increases - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/30/2019
Charles Town To See Significant Purse Increases - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Charles Town To See Significant Purse Increases - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Beginning with its live card on August 8, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races racing program will reap the rewards of a measure earlier this year by the West Virginia legislature that returned a significant amount of money previously allocated to the purse fund in the form of a sizable purse....

NYRA Unveils Plans To Celebrate The Legacy Of Marylou Whitney - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/30/2019
NYRA Unveils Plans To Celebrate The Legacy Of Marylou Whitney - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

NYRA Unveils Plans To Celebrate The Legacy Of Marylou Whitney - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced plans to honor the legacy of esteemed Thoroughbred owner and breeder, celebrated philanthropist and National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee Marylou Whitney, who died at the age of 93 on July 19. In tribute to Mrs. Whitney's pas...

Racing Royalty: The Story Of Horseman And Steward Don Le Vine - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/30/2019
Racing Royalty: The Story Of Horseman And Steward Don Le Vine - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Racing Royalty: The Story Of Horseman And Steward Don Le Vine - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Over an excruciating and tension-filled 21 minutes and 57 seconds on the first Saturday in May, many Americans learned of the work performed by stewards at racetracks. In that time, the three stewards at Churchill Downs reluctantly made history by disqualifying the first-place finisher in the 145th....

Thoroughbred Industry Organizations' Statements On Current Crisis - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/30/2019
Thoroughbred Industry Organizations' Statements On Current Crisis - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Thoroughbred Industry Organizations' Statements On Current Crisis - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

It began with a media death watch during a cold and wet winter at Santa Anita Park. As the number of racing and training fatalities increased at the Arcadia, Calif., track (it topped out at 30 from Dec. 26 through June 22), local and then national media began to take notice. Santa Anita owner Belind...

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Comeback Queen: Jennie Brannigan Wins Rebecca Farm CCI4*-L - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos,...
07/29/2019
Comeback Queen: Jennie Brannigan Wins Rebecca Farm CCI4*-L - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Comeback Queen: Jennie Brannigan Wins Rebecca Farm CCI4*-L - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Jennie Brannigan put nearly two years of setbacks behind her today to win the Rebecca Farm CCI4*-L aboard the Stella Artois Syndicate’s Stella Artois. After a 12-month suspension and a broken jaw, this four-star win was especially

San Diego Judge Grants Hollendorfer's Injunction, Trainer Expected Back At Del Mar Sunday - Horse Racing News | Paulick ...
07/27/2019
San Diego Judge Grants Hollendorfer's Injunction, Trainer Expected Back At Del Mar Sunday - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

San Diego Judge Grants Hollendorfer's Injunction, Trainer Expected Back At Del Mar Sunday - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald F. Frazier ruled in favor of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and California Thoroughbred Trainers on Friday afternoon, granting a preliminary injunction and overturning the ban by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club against the Hall of Fame trainer preventing him from stab...

U.S. House Passes Bill To Stop The Practice Of Soring In Horses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/26/2019
U.S. House Passes Bill To Stop The Practice Of Soring In Horses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

U.S. House Passes Bill To Stop The Practice Of Soring In Horses - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act by a vote of 333 to 96. The measure seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted...

Poll: Most Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/25/2019
Poll: Most Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Poll: Most Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

A national survey suggests that the majority of Canadians oppose horse slaughter for human consumption. With 1,033 respondents, 64 percent took issue with slaughter; 19 percent didn't have an issue with slaughter and 16 percent were unsure about their feelings on slaughter. More than 54,000 horses w...

Jim Dandy Pegged To Be Triple Crown Reunion With War Of Will, Tacitus, Tax - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/25/2019
Jim Dandy Pegged To Be Triple Crown Reunion With War Of Will, Tacitus, Tax - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Jim Dandy Pegged To Be Triple Crown Reunion With War Of Will, Tacitus, Tax - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Gary Barber's War of Will has already proven he can compete against the top 3-year-olds in the country when he won the Grade 1 Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico. After running in all three legs of the Triple Crown, the War Front colt will again face top-level talent as part of a six-horse field …

Vitali Hit With One-Year Suspension In Delaware After Allegations He Interfered With Investigation - Horse Racing News |...
07/25/2019
Vitali Hit With One-Year Suspension In Delaware After Allegations He Interfered With Investigation - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Vitali Hit With One-Year Suspension In Delaware After Allegations He Interfered With Investigation - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Trainer Marcus Vitali, who has a lengthy history of trouble with regulatory authorities, has been suspended one year by stewards at Delaware Park for interfering with and impeding an investigation conducted by an investigator with the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and Delaware Park securit...

Report: Alborano Under Investigation By New Jersey Attorney General - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/25/2019
Report: Alborano Under Investigation By New Jersey Attorney General - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Report: Alborano Under Investigation By New Jersey Attorney General - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

In a two-part series published this week on NOLA.com, writer John Simerman revealed that ICareIHelp, the controversial and now-defunct rescue operation founded by Dina Alborano, is under investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. Alborano, a New Jersey resident, gained considerable a...

Maximum Security Rejoins Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings In Seventh Position - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/24/2019
Maximum Security Rejoins Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings In Seventh Position - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Maximum Security Rejoins Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings In Seventh Position - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Gary and Mary West's Maximum Security, winner of Saturday's $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park, has moved back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings poll, grabbing the No. 7 position. The 3-year-old son of New Year's Day scored a 1 ¼-length win over...

Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/24/2019
Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

I believe that for many horsemen, administering performance-enhancing drugs to our horses — if they can get away with it — is based on the sad fact of trying to stay competitive at all cost. For those of you who have already begun to do a slow burn just reading this — stay with me. …

World's Oldest Active Trainer Celebrates 100th Birthday In New Zealand - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/23/2019
World's Oldest Active Trainer Celebrates 100th Birthday In New Zealand - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

World's Oldest Active Trainer Celebrates 100th Birthday In New Zealand - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

New Zealand-based trainer Barbara Blackie reached a massive milestone on the weekend, celebrating a century of birthdays with family and friends. “We had the most wonderful celebration for her,” Blackie's daughter Angie Brott said. “So many people called in to see her and there were wonderful ...

In Defense Of Horse Racing: Facing The Question Of Ethics - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/23/2019
In Defense Of Horse Racing: Facing The Question Of Ethics - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

In Defense Of Horse Racing: Facing The Question Of Ethics - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

A spike in racehorse fatalities at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., earlier this year led to the publication of numerous articles criticizing the horse racing industry fundamentally for being unethically destructive of horses. This sort of press endangers the future of horse racing. For horse ra...

Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/22/2019
Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The mid-day decision made by Monmouth Park officials to abbreviate and push back Saturday's races produced a dramatic impact on handle and attendance. Announced figures for the Haskell card were $8,556,664 in handle and 25,173 fans through the turnstiles. Compared to last year's Haskell card, the ha...

Servis: If Not For Derby DQ, Maximum Security A 'Slam Dunk For 3-Year-Old Champion' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/22/2019
Servis: If Not For Derby DQ, Maximum Security A 'Slam Dunk For 3-Year-Old Champion' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Servis: If Not For Derby DQ, Maximum Security A 'Slam Dunk For 3-Year-Old Champion' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

On the morning after Maximum Security's triumph in the prestigious Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, trainer Jason Servis was still processing the range of emotions he's experienced with the Gary and Mary West homebred during a campaign in which the colt was disqualified after crossi...

Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
07/21/2019
Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Continuing Hot Weather Pushes Monmouth Park To Cancel Sunday Card - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Due to the ongoing heat, and with Sunday's heat index projected to be even higher than it was on Saturday, Monmouth Park has cancelled its 11-race card for Sunday, July 21. The entire Sunday card, including the $75,000 Spruce Fir, will be run in its entirety as drawn on Friday, July 26. The six canc...

Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry
07/21/2019
Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

Maximum Security and Luis Saez winning the Grade I - $1,000,000 TVG.com Haskell Invitational horse race July 20, at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. 

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