Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred We are the heart and soul of the Thoroughbred in the Mid-Atlantic. The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the only monthly magazine dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry in the region, serves to promote Thoroughbred breeding and racing in the eight-state Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The magazine provides news, information, education and entertainment to Thoroughbred owners, trainers, breeders and enthusiasts throughout the region. Published since 1991, this monthly magazine is totally devoted to Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region. Informative and entertaining with a fresh professional design, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred brings owners, breeders, trainers and industry enthusiasts valuable news, information and insight concerning the vital racing and breeding-for-racing business. For our advertisers, it offers a cost-effective, efficient way to let Thoroughbred owners, breeders and trainers in the Mid-Atlantic region know about your business or services, presenting a totally unique and exciting marketing opportunity. No other Thoroughbred weekly or monthly publication comes even close in circulation numbers for this region to what Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred offers. With each issue you reach every member of state breed associations, every Mid-Atlantic owner and trainer licensed by state racing commissions in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, 10,000 breeders, owners and trainers active in racing and breeding in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Virginia Horse Racing
03/25/2021

Virginia Horse Racing

Virginia-bred Curve of Stones, winner of the 2020 International Gold Cup and National Sporting Library & Museum Cup Steeplechase Stakes, makes his season debut this Sunday, March 28 in the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point. The David Bourke trainee will compete in the sixth race, an Open Flat at 1 1/2 miles. The 10-year-old Arch gelding, with $222,950 in earnings, won those stakes within two weeks of each other last fall at Middleburg and Great Meadow. First post Sunday at the Airlie Racecourse is 1:00 PM.

#TBT Check out this amazing photo, featured on the cover of the February 1962 issue of Maryland Horse magazine! "Neither...
03/25/2021

#TBT Check out this amazing photo, featured on the cover of the February 1962 issue of Maryland Horse magazine!

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet can stop the railbird from taking his position at the finish line. This photograph, taken at Charles Town, certainly proves racing is America's most popular sport."

It's always cool to step back in time at Race Charles Town 🐴

WOW 🤩 We're still not over Virginia-bred Chess Chief's thrilling win in the $400,000 New Orleans Classic-G2 at Fair Grou...
03/24/2021

WOW 🤩 We're still not over Virginia-bred Chess Chief's thrilling win in the $400,000 New Orleans Classic-G2 at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots on Saturday, March 20! The 5-year-old son of Into Mischief beat out favored Owendale by a head to notch his first graded stakes win, which boosted his earnings to $632,048 and improved his overall record to 4-4-3 from 23 starts.

Bred by Morgan's Ford Farm, Chess Chief is the second foal out of the Mineshaft mare Un Blessed.

PA BRED
03/24/2021

PA BRED

The 2021 PA-Bred Stakes Schedule Includes 20 $100,000 stakes for #PABreds! We're excited to be back to full stakes purses this year!

Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming
03/24/2021

Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming

Who's ready for the 2021 live racing season starting Monday, July 19?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 🏇🏼 General admission is FREE; no ticket required. Reserved grandstand seats starting at $5. #ColonialDownsRacing

Tickets on sale now: https://bit.ly/3ciscJE

03/23/2021
Preakness Stakes

Preakness Stakes

#Preakness146 To Include Limited Capacity Fan Attendance on Saturday, May 15

Read more at the link below.

#LookingBack 25 Years Ago: March 1996"After 10 seasons on the track, Maryland-based Doctor Ichabod – “The People’s Champ...
03/19/2021

#LookingBack 25 Years Ago: March 1996

"After 10 seasons on the track, Maryland-based Doctor Ichabod – “The People’s Champ” – was retired, with the occasion celebrated in Laurel Park’s winner’s circle. Owned by Fred Greene Jr., the 11-year-old nearly white gelding was to go to the Virginia farm of Ray Burnette to join Burnette’s granddaughter Stacy Jones’ string of show horses. Doctor Ichabod had a record of 22-26-16 and earnings of $272,838, with all but one of his 115 starts at Laurel or Pimlico."

BloodHorse
03/17/2021
BloodHorse

BloodHorse

Penn National Race Course announced March 17 the return of the $300,000 Penn Mile Stakes (G2T) and the $100,000 Penn Oaks after a one-year hiatus due to the onset of COVID-19.

March Post Time: "Off the Turf""Country Life Farm stallion Mosler goes snow shoeing during some winter weather in Maryla...
03/16/2021

March Post Time: "Off the Turf"

"Country Life Farm stallion Mosler goes snow shoeing during some winter weather in Maryland. The son of War Front led the region’s freshmen sires list with 10 winners and $451,511 in earnings."

Country Life and Merryland Farms

Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming
03/15/2021

Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming

We're off to the races! Live racing tickets for the 2021 season are on sale NOW! 🏇🏼 #ColonialDownsRacing

General admission is FREE; no ticket required. Reserved grandstand seats starting at $5. Click here: https://bit.ly/3ciscJE

“I went to ride him the other day, and when I went out to catch him, he and the other horse were rearing up, striking at...
03/12/2021

“I went to ride him the other day, and when I went out to catch him, he and the other horse were rearing up, striking at one another, running around like they were yearlings. He’s 16 now, but don’t tell him that. He still thinks he is a racehorse. He’s not lacking in confidence.”

“He” is Class Bopper. She is Remy Winants, and nothing about that scene surprised her.

Read the full story on this month's Pensioner: Class Bopper ✨ https://bit.ly/3evBYuH

“Congratulations,” Schoenthal said. “You’re now several hundred thousand dollars behind on the biggest handicapping win ...
03/10/2021

“Congratulations,” Schoenthal said. “You’re now several hundred thousand dollars behind on the biggest handicapping win of your life.”

Don't miss this month's cover story, "Start-Up Life: Owner/breeder Dorman takes Determined Stud to next level," by Joe Clancy! https://bit.ly/3qCqV5c

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, it's only fitting we shine a spotlight on trainer Talie Lynch, featured in the Marc...
03/08/2021

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, it's only fitting we shine a spotlight on trainer Talie Lynch, featured in the March issue's Laurel Park: The Story! Read all about her in "Off and Running: Wendell Fong delivers in Fire Plug as new trainer Lynch finds first win," written by Maggie Kimmitt. ✨

You'll find the full story in your print edition of March 2021 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, or in the digital edition online (for MAT Club members). Join today to read it FREE: https://bit.ly/3kU8acp

Congratulations! 👏🏼🎉
03/01/2021
Horologist Named New Jersey-Bred Horse of the Year

Congratulations! 👏🏼🎉

There's A Chance Stable, Medallion Racing, Abbondanza Racing LLC, Parkland Thoroughbreds, Paradise Farm Corp. and David Staudacher's Horologist (Gemologist) has been crowned the Horse of the Year and champion older female by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey. Bred by Holly Crest F...

Happy March! The cover story introduces our readers to Matt Dorman, a Maryland owner and breeder who is diving head firs...
03/01/2021

Happy March! The cover story introduces our readers to Matt Dorman, a Maryland owner and breeder who is diving head first into the business he was first introduced to in 2010. This past year has seen him establishing Determined Stud, with major purchases of broodmares, yearlings, a barn at Fair Hill Training Center and a future breeding farm in Montgomery county.

Also enjoy our Eclipse Awards coverage, highlighted by Eclipse champions with 2YO Vequist, steeplechaser Moscato (GB) and apprentice jockey Alexander Crispin, along with our racetrack coverage with a story on new trainer Talie Lynch and a salute to former jockey Danny Wright, who closed out a lengthy second career in December as chief steward at Charles Town.

As is our tradition, the March issue also contains the 2020 Mid-Atlantic region Statistical & Auction Review! Hard copies are in the mail and MAT Club members can view their digital edition here: https://bit.ly/2NJMCDg

Join the MAT Club to read the digital edition FREE and receive special discounts on the print edition: https://bit.ly/3uE8Irr

Happy birthday to the one and only, Smarty Jones! 20 years young ❤️
02/28/2021

Happy birthday to the one and only, Smarty Jones! 20 years young ❤️

#Throwback 67 years ago, THE RHYMER graced the cover of the February 1954 issue of The Maryland Horse! A son of *St. Ger...
02/25/2021

#Throwback 67 years ago, THE RHYMER graced the cover of the February 1954 issue of The Maryland Horse! A son of *St. Germans out of the *Royal Minstrel mare Rhythmic, The Rhymer was born in 1938 and went on to hold a race record of 13-6-10 from 56 career starts, including wins in the Widener H, Edgemere H and Queens County H.

Standing at Pistorio Farm in Ellicott City, MD, The Rhymer had been represented in earlier crops by such stakes winners as Tuscany, Snommis, Singing Beauty and Rare Music. But by far his best was Vertex, who propelled the stallion to the top of the Maryland rankings in 1958 and 1959.

Penn Vet New Bolton Center
02/25/2021

Penn Vet New Bolton Center

Researchers at Penn Vet have successfully developed a new test to systemically detect the local administration of illicit, gene doping therapies in equine athletes.

The findings from the novel study, supported in part by PA BRED and the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, are a significant breakthrough in the collective fight to advance the welfare and integrity of sport for both horses and humans.

Get the full story: https://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/press-room/press-releases/article/new-test-can-detect-presence-of-gene-doping-in-equines-say-penn-vet-researchers

#HorseHealth #Research #equinewelfare Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Thoroughbred Daily News takes a closer look at a few of the Mid-Atlantic region's stallions in their newest Sires for 20...
02/23/2021
Sires for 2021: The Regional Scene

Thoroughbred Daily News takes a closer look at a few of the Mid-Atlantic region's stallions in their newest Sires for 2021 piece!

After completing our marathon tour of covering options in the Bluegrass, today we take a tour of the main regional hubs. Clearly, it would be impractical to go into anything like the same depth and, besides, local breeders know their own markets best. But while we will only visit some of the princip...

Looking Back, 25 Years Ago: February 1996Edward L. Bowen reflected on Maryland-bred Tred Avon, widely regarded as the be...
02/19/2021

Looking Back, 25 Years Ago: February 1996
Edward L. Bowen reflected on Maryland-bred Tred Avon, widely regarded as the best older distaffer of 1932, whose 22 career victories included a defeat of the mighty Equipoise. A gray daughter of *Sir Greysteel out of a *Durbar II mare, Tred Avon was bred and owned by Sylvester W. Labrot, owner of Holly Beach Farm in Anne Arundel County, Md., and named for a river on the Eastern Shore.

*A section of the countryside of Holly Beach was retained as green space when the family turned over a portion of it to the state, and it is now known as Sandy Point State Park.
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We can’t wait! 🎉
02/16/2021

We can’t wait! 🎉

Just over a month until the start of the spring racing season - we can't wait to see you!

#GoJumpRacing
#thoroughbred
#steeplechase
#LoveTheJumps

Wondering what will happen now that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 has been signed into law? Editor Jo...
02/15/2021

Wondering what will happen now that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 has been signed into law? Editor Joe Clancy dug deeper to try to answer that question in "Federal Future: Racing must learn to live with new law," featured in the February 2021 issue: https://bit.ly/3djvMoW

Sad news about West Virginia-bred Parisian Diva 😔
02/10/2021
Charles Town news and notes * The Racing Biz

Sad news about West Virginia-bred Parisian Diva 😔

We look ahead at the racing week to come at Charles Town Races, plus some sad news about top local runner Parisian Diva.

February 2021 Post Time: Walking Away"Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard announced his retirement in early January –...
02/08/2021

February 2021 Post Time: Walking Away

"Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard announced his retirement in early January – after 56 years as a trainer. The Pennsylvania horseman won 26 National Steeplechase Association championships (including the 2020 crown) and trained the winners of 3,426 races on the flat and over jumps."

National Steeplechase Association
02/06/2021

National Steeplechase Association

After a disheartening 2020 season that resulted in the pandemic-related cancellation of most events, the National Steeplechase Association working in conjunction with the race directors at individual meets have assembled an action-packed 2021 spring schedule focused squarely on restoring as much normalcy as possible to the sport at a time when so much uncertainty still exists.

Thirteen meets have been carded for the season, beginning with the Cheshire races outside of Unionville, Pa., on Sunday March 28, and ending about a month later than usual, with the Iroquois in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday June 26. Three meets have cancelled their spring events, Aiken, Foxfield, and Fair Hill.

It took a lot of shuffling to create the schedule, which reflects a significant number of date changes from the fixtures’ typical place on the calendar. While the Maryland timber triple -- My Lady’s Manor, the Grand National, and Maryland Hunt Cup -- will retain its traditional position in April, the Carolina Cup, Middleburg Spring, Virginia Gold Cup, Winterthur, Tryon Block House, and the Iroquois will all take place later in the season. Queen's Cup, Radnor and Willowdale will remain in their usual slots. By pushing back the dates, organizers, who remain in constant contact with their state and local officials, are hoping for safer conditions -- and greater distance from the worst of the pandemic -- that would improve the chances of their events taking place, hopefully with at least some spectators in attendance.

At the NSA’s winter board meeting, which took place via Zoom call on Friday afternoon, President Al Griffin applauded the fact that 13 of the 16 race meets are determined to go ahead with racing under difficult circumstances. NSA Director of Racing Bill Gallo added that NSA is working hand-in-hand with the Steeplechase Owners and Trainers Association to put the finishing touches on the Spring Condition Book, which has undergone frequent revision because of the realities of the Covid crisis. The Condition Book will be available at nationalsteeplechase.com on Monday.

Read more: NationalSteeplechase.com

West Virginia's stallions are in the spotlight this time around, with Beau Ridge Farm Fiber Sonde leading the way in "St...
02/05/2021

West Virginia's stallions are in the spotlight this time around, with Beau Ridge Farm Fiber Sonde leading the way in "State of Play: West Virginia stallions cover all angles as breeding season arrives" by Joe Clancy in the February issue! Check your mailbox for the print edition or enjoy it online here: https://bit.ly/3rsO4rU 🐴

02/04/2021
Wynoaks Farm LLC.

Wynoaks Farm LLC.

Welcome to our 2021 virtual stallion show! Although we wish we could welcome all of you into our farm this year, we hope you enjoy this video. Stay safe and warm!

O'Sullivan Farms
02/03/2021

O'Sullivan Farms

It's that time of year! Our annual stallion show will be held this Saturday, the 6th from 9AM-4PM with the last appointment for 3:45PM. We will be showing stallions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments will be available every 15 minutes.

We still have times available, so give the farm a call between 9AM and 4PM through Friday to book a spot.

We will be giving out free tickets to any mare owners who attend on Saturday, and they will be entered into a drawing for a free breeding season to one of our stallions for the 2021 season! Winners will be notified the following day.

We hope to see you there!

Happy 9th birthday to the one and only, American Pharoah 🏆😍
02/02/2021

Happy 9th birthday to the one and only, American Pharoah 🏆😍

"Flashback and Dortmund will join multiple Grade 2 winner Race Day, also a son of Tapit, among Korea's incoming stallion...
02/01/2021
Flashback, Dortmund Sold To Stand In Korea - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

"Flashback and Dortmund will join multiple Grade 2 winner Race Day, also a son of Tapit, among Korea's incoming stallions of 2021 with prior experience standing in the U.S. Race Day arrived in the country in December."

The Korean stallion ranks will gain a pair of notable members from America's Mid-Atlantic region in 2021, with the recent import of Flashback and Dortmund. According to records kept by the Korea Racing Authority, the stallions arrived in the country on Jan. 19. Flashback, an 11-year-old son of Tapit...

New month, new magazine, new cover star 👏 The February issue features Top Mid-Atlantic-Bred of 2020: KNICKS GO! And this...
02/01/2021

New month, new magazine, new cover star 👏 The February issue features Top Mid-Atlantic-Bred of 2020: KNICKS GO! And this issue went to press before his amazing Pegasus World Cup last Saturday. A staff favorite, our fingers and toes are crossed for more amazing performances from this exciting Maryland-bred!

We also continue with our coverage of regional stallions with a visit to West Virginia, where Fiber Sonde (and his sidekick Hank) lead the way. And our stories from the regional tracks include a feature on iron horse Bobby G, 6-for-6 Salsita Roja, and Jeff Runco-trained Star of Night.

Hard copies are in the mail, so here's hoping the USPS has improved their service! MAT Club members can access the digital edition (https://bit.ly/3j3uXBC) and those interested in joining can sign up here (https://bit.ly/3pFw4tA) to read the digital edition FREE and receive special discounts on print subscriptions 🐴

Congratulations to all connections 👏🏼
01/29/2021

Congratulations to all connections 👏🏼

GIII Temple Gwathmey Hurdle victor Moscato (GB) is the 2020 Champion Steeplechaser.

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If anyone in the Mid Atlantic or New England regions know of anyone needing a nurse mare reach out to me directly. Mellissa Perrin-Keithly
Next cover photo....COVID19 ready!! 😂😂
Two friends and racetrack comrades, fondly remembered.
ISO I'm searching for a thoroughbred stallion a stud that's around 17h and producing offspring that go on to be eventers. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you in advance!
We currently have 5% left available on our Union Rags C**t Top Hat Ragtop. Become a partner in a Top Hat Thoroughbreds No expense partnership. Check out his last work, a smooth 37.2 on July 28th at Delaware Park; He is on the inside! (he should be ready to run soon) Top Hat Ragtop is a Maryland bred Bay c**t by Union Rags out of the Tiznow mare Where Is The Bling. His sire, Union Rags, is a classic winner (Belmont) of over $1.7 million on the track and has 3 crops of racing age, 329 foals, several G1 winner’s with offspring earnings over $7 million. His dam, Where Is The Bling, has 3 other foals, 3 of racing age, 3 to race ALL winners. There is plenty of stakes winners in this filly’s lineage. Check out the second dam Rose Colored Lady. All Black Type in that family. Our Two-Year-old class of 2017 started 17 times with a 23% win rate and a 64% in the money percentage. We expect the remaining 12.5% to sell out soon. Want to know more; we'll give you more. You're one time payment is it. For more information on this son of Union Rags or any of our Top Hat partnerships send me a message, call 800.797.8907 or email [email protected] Get in the winner's circle with Top Hat Thoroughbreds. PS: Added bonus, as a Maryland bred the partners get a 30% purse bonus on races that are run in Maryland when the horse runs first, second or third.
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Join us live as we celebrate the life of longtime Fasig-Tipton senior vice-president William E. "Bill" Graves:
This post is short and sweet. No fluff or fake news here:) Top Hat Thoroughbreds acquired 5 equine athletes at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton Two Year-Old In training Midlantic Sale at Timonium. We are looking for partners to invest with us in our No Expense racing partnership. (your initial payment is it, no on-going training or vet bills) We had 17 two-year-old starters last year with 4 wins, 6 places and 1 show for a 23% win percentage. We were in the money (first, second or third) 64% of the time. Want to know more? Send me a message, call 800.797.8907 or email [email protected].
This post is short and sweet. No fluff or fake news here:) Top Hat Thoroughbreds acquired 5 equine athletes at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton Two Year-Old In training Midlantic Sale at Timonium. We are looking for partners to invest with us in our No Expense racing partnership. (your initial payment is it, no on-going training or vet bills) We had 17 two-year-old starters last year with 4 wins, 6 places and 1 show for a 23% win percentage. We were in the money (first, second or third) 64% of the time. Want to know more? Send me a message, call 800.797.8907 or email [email protected].
The National Park Service at the Antietam National Battlefield is soliciting comments from the public in regards to adding more equestrian trails at the Battlefield. Please use the link below to help convince the NPS these trails are needed.