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.

January Post Time: Peace on Earth ❄️"Maryland’s Summer Wind struck a pose at sunrise in mid-December."
01/15/2021

January Post Time: Peace on Earth ❄️

"Maryland’s Summer Wind struck a pose at sunrise in mid-December."

#WVBred Lookin good buddy! 🥰
01/15/2021

#WVBred Lookin good buddy! 🥰

Afternoon Deelites. Age 29.

Don't miss "Equistar, Eckenrode find niche in Pennsylvania" by Tom Law, featured in our January issue. Rodney Eckenrode'...
01/14/2021

Don't miss "Equistar, Eckenrode find niche in Pennsylvania" by Tom Law, featured in our January issue. Rodney Eckenrode's Equistar Training and Breeding stands Pennsylvania legend Smarty Jones (pictured), along with Airoforce, Crown of Thorns, Poseidon's Warrior and Uncle Vinny! https://bit.ly/38HT598

New Pennsylvania stallion Rowayton shined at Diamond B Farm's Stallion Show this past Saturday 😍  Standing for $5,000, t...
01/13/2021

New Pennsylvania stallion Rowayton shined at Diamond B Farm's Stallion Show this past Saturday 😍 Standing for $5,000, the first-year stallion, a Grade 1-placed son of Into Mischief, steps into a roster that includes Boisterous, Eastwood, Talent Search and Uptowncharlybrown. Read more about the new arrival in our January issue or online here: https://bit.ly/35BdXx6

Catch up with the Mid-Atlantic region's newest stallions and additional stallion news in this month's issue, covered by ...
01/11/2021

Catch up with the Mid-Atlantic region's newest stallions and additional stallion news in this month's issue, covered by Joe Clancy and Cindy Deubler in "Taking Stock: Kentucky arrival Wicked Strong steps into diverse regional stallion market" 🐴 https://bit.ly/2XtBewv

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01/11/2021

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This painting, "Moscato" will be the cover for the National Steeplechase Association's yearbook, currently being edited. As the NSA official artist, my work is featured in this annual publication. Credit for the photo reference to Tod Marks, the official photographer. The painting, and many others, are available through my on line show, Against All Odds, scenes from the 2020 jump racing season. Link in bio.
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Congratulations 😍🎉
01/09/2021

Congratulations 😍🎉

The 1st Warrior’s Reward foal of 2021 has arrived💕! This filly out of Majestic Lady is the first of many that will be born this year! We wish all breeding farms easy 7am foalings like this one 😉😆!!

National Steeplechase Association
01/07/2021

National Steeplechase Association

From The Foxfield Races press release, January 7, 2021

"We wish all a Happy New Year and we are all looking forward to 2021.

As you know, our spring races are scheduled for April 24th. After much careful consideration, our Board has decided that the chances of the pandemic being well enough controlled by April is slim enough that we will not be able to have a normal race meet this spring. Things could change, but not in enough time to prepare for a normal meet.

Therefore, we will put all our efforts into our Fall Races on October 3rd. We will have an enhanced event with emerging sponsorship opportunities and offer increased purses for the races to attract a top field of runners. We will be announcing these plans as we emerge from the pandemic and look forward to hosting everyone in October.

Thank you for supporting the Foxfield Races."

See more at foxfieldraces.com

Photo by Rick Stillings

Maryland Thoroughbred
01/07/2021

Maryland Thoroughbred

#TBT "Man o' War's son the dual-winner of the Maryland Hunt Cup, Blockade, photographed the day after his most recent win." (Maryland Horse, July 1939)

"The running of the Maryland Hunt Cup of 1939 will long be remembered as one of the most stirring spectacles witnessed in the race for many years. While the time of the race was not as fast as last year's, 9.16 as against 8.44, yet I am sure that the last mile and a half of the race was never before run as fast. Blockade and Coq Bruyere ran lapped for all of that distance with the son of Man o' War leading to the end. The sight of the pair flying their fences as they raced for home had the 12,000 odd spectators scattered over the hillsides right on their toes. And tremendous was the cheering when it was seen that, for the second time running Blockade had scored an all-Maryland win."

Owned by Mrs. E. Read Beard, trained by Janon Fisher Jr., ridden by J. Fred Colwill.

The Maryland Hunt Cup National Steeplechase Association Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation

We have our first two Mid-Atlantic-bred stakes winners of the New Year! Maryland-bred PETE'S PLAY CALL (chestnut) won th...
01/07/2021

We have our first two Mid-Atlantic-bred stakes winners of the New Year! Maryland-bred PETE'S PLAY CALL (chestnut) won the Gravesend Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 2, stopping the clock at 1:17.63 for six and a half furlongs. He won by two and a half lengths over Stan the Man. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes, the 8-year-old gelded son of Munnings is owned by Michael Dubb and trained by Rudy Rodriguez.

Virginia-bred BOLDOR (bay) took the Sam's Town Stakes at Delta Downs Jan. 4 by three-quarters of a length over Secular Nation, finishing the five furlongs in :58.26. The 5-year-old gelded son of Munnings is owned by Ed Orr and Susie Orr, trained by Steven Asmussen, and was bred by Carlos S. E. Moore and Gillian Gordon-Moore.

Keep up with all of the Mid-Atlantic-bred stakes winners on our website 🐴 https://bit.ly/2XhAkTs

01/07/2021
Aiken Steeplechase

Aiken Steeplechase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AIKEN, SC, January 6, 2021

Aiken Steeplechase Association Cancels 2021 Spring Steeplechase

With an abundance of caution and great concern for our community, the Aiken Steeplechase Association (a 501(c)3 charitable organization) is cancelling the Spring Steeplechase that was to be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Bruce's Field. The Directors of the Aiken Steeplechase Association are very disappointed to have to come to this decision, but feel the safety of our patrons and the community at large is paramount.

We are excited to share with the public the development of our new venue in the coming months and look forward to seeing the new race course filled with our devoted patrons.

New year, new month, new issue 👏 Our January 2021 issue shines a spotlight on the region's stallions, taking a look at t...
01/05/2021

New year, new month, new issue 👏 Our January 2021 issue shines a spotlight on the region's stallions, taking a look at the regional roster with Northview's consolidation to the home farm in Maryland, new arrivals in Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and industry leaders' perspectives on the upcoming season.

Also enjoy Vinnie Perrone's story about Coley Blind, who recently retired from a longtime varied racing career; the connection between Thoroughbreds and renowned horseman Rodney Jenkins, written by Katie Bo Williams; coverage of the Fasig-Tipton December sale from Joe Clancy; a wrap-up of the 2020 American jump racing season with Sean Clancy.

Magazines will be in the mail this week and MAT Club members can view the digital edition here: https://bit.ly/38e2w00! Not a MAT Club member? Sign up to read the digital edition FREE and receive special discounts on the print edition: https://bit.ly/39109Na 🐴

Drum roll please....you voted NOVEMBER as the favorite Mid-Atlantic Thorougbhbred magazine cover of 2020! Taking over ha...
01/05/2021

Drum roll please....you voted NOVEMBER as the favorite Mid-Atlantic Thorougbhbred magazine cover of 2020! Taking over half the votes, this stunning head-on photo of the battle between Swiss Skydiver and Authentic was taken by John Voorhees/Eclipse Sportswire. Congratulations 👏

Here's to more thrilling races and exciting moments captured on camera 📸 that may appear on our covers in 2021 🐴 Keep an eye out for the January issue, which will be in the mail soon!

Wishing all the best to Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who announced his retirement from American racing today ...
01/04/2021

Wishing all the best to Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who announced his retirement from American racing today 🏆 Read the full press release: https://bit.ly/3hOmmlK

01/02/2021
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite cover of 2020!

2020 was anything but normal, yet the team here at Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred did our best to keep the unique content coming full-force each month! Now we're looking to you, our readers, to let us know which magazine cover of 2020 was your favorite - fill out the survey here: https://bit.ly/3hqC0Ds.

Results will be revealed January 4th!

12/30/2020
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Covers of 2020

2020 was anything but normal, yet the team here at Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred did our best to keep the unique content coming full-force each month! Now we're looking to you, our readers, to let us know which magazine cover of 2020 was your favorite - fill out the survey here: https://bit.ly/3hqC0Ds.

Results will be revealed January 4th!

From all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas! 🎄 Feat. Doctor's Secret, our April 2020 Pensioner, owned by Thoroughbred ...
12/25/2020

From all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas! 🎄
Feat. Doctor's Secret, our April 2020 Pensioner, owned by Thoroughbred Daily News photographer and photo editor Sarah Andrew! https://bit.ly/3mFqhSN

The Racing Biz
12/23/2020
The Racing Biz

The Racing Biz

They're two of four Top Midlantic-bred Poll members in action this weekend (cc: Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred)...

“This race was like a gathering of old friends, and it's one I'll remember a long time,” Robb Levinsky said, acknowledgi...
12/22/2020

“This race was like a gathering of old friends, and it's one I'll remember a long time,” Robb Levinsky said, acknowledging that the win stands out as a rare high moment during the day-to-day struggles of the pandemic. “It's not been an easy year for the world, so racing has been an escape from a tough year for all of us. It's not perfect, it doesn't make up for everything, but it has definitely helped.”

Read the whole story of Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes winner Fire's Finale in "Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Fire’s Finale Is Kenwood’s ‘Icing On The Cake,'" from Paulick Report!
Kenwood Racing Parx Racing

Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation
12/22/2020

Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation

The Year in Review from the TGSF. Our heartfelt thanks to all who supported the Foundation this year - look at all the good things you did! 🥰 https://conta.cc/3h9fpeu

Graded stakes winner Pat On the Back, a son of Congrats, will stand at Godstone Farm in PA for the 2021 breeding season!...
12/22/2020
Pat On the Back

Graded stakes winner Pat On the Back, a son of Congrats, will stand at Godstone Farm in PA for the 2021 breeding season! Keep up with him on his page Pat On the Back and learn more here: https://bit.ly/3rnmHQq

Congrats (A.P. Indy) - Accomplished by Awesome Again $3,500 LFSN

"In 2005, flat trainer Dale Romans unknowingly set into motion a chain of events that led to one of the greatest accompl...
12/21/2020

"In 2005, flat trainer Dale Romans unknowingly set into motion a chain of events that led to one of the greatest accomplishments of late steeplechase trainer Tom Voss’ career. And it all began with a horse Romans didn’t like."

Read the full story of Slip Away, this month's Pensioner, in the December issue or online here: https://bit.ly/3nxtqoX

Sending heartfelt condolences ❤️
12/19/2020

Sending heartfelt condolences ❤️

Charles C. (“Cuppy”) Fenwick, the long-time director of The Maryland Hunt Cup, died on Dec. 16. The retired Baltimore County businessman was born and raised in the Glyndon Area and spent his entire life on the farm where he grew up and developed a love of the outdoors, including bird hunting and riding horses.

Read more: https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/news/cuppy-fenwick-scion-racing-family-and-maryland-hunt-cup-stalwart-passes-at-age-96/

Maryland Thoroughbred
12/18/2020

Maryland Thoroughbred

Wishing the best of luck to Maryland-bred JOHN JONES in his retirement, which was announced earlier today by his longtime trainer Lacey Gaudet! The 8-year-old gelded son of Smarty Jones was claimed by Gaudet and owner Matthew Schera for $20,000 July 17, 2016, and went on to win three stakes and hit the board in five others over five seasons, retiring with a record of 12-4-6 from 47 career starts and $600,364 earned. He made his final start Nov. 20 at Laurel Park.

"Now he gets to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. He won’t be going far from us as we take time to let him tell us what his next adventure will be! Thank you John Jones, for everything you’ve given me! It’s been one hell of a ride...," wrote Gaudet.

Bred by Nancy Lee Farms, John Jones is a son of the multiple stakes-winning mare Chrusciki, a daughter of Polish Numbers. He is one of six winning starters the mare has produced from nine foals, including Eastern Bay (by E Dubai). Chrusciki had a filly by Exaggerator this April and has been bred to Irish War Cry for 2021.

BloodHorse
12/18/2020
BloodHorse

BloodHorse

Dates for the 2021 Thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs were approved Dec. 17 by the Virginia Racing Commission at its quarterly meeting, which was held virtually.

It's hard not to love a story about a horse like Awsome Faith, winner of this year's West Virginia Breeders Classic Stak...
12/18/2020

It's hard not to love a story about a horse like Awsome Faith, winner of this year's West Virginia Breeders Classic Stakes at Race Charles Town Oct. 10! The 7-year-old gelding recently finished third in the A Huevo Stakes (Dec. 11), with his overall record standing at 10-13-11 from 52 career starts and $316,043 in earnings. A West Virginia-bred son of Country Life and Merryland Farms Friesan Fire, Awsome Faith is owned/trained by Jeffrey S. Allen 🐴

You can read all about him and the rest of the winners on WVBC night in the December issue!

Fan-favorite Southern Phantom will stand in Virginia!
12/16/2020

Fan-favorite Southern Phantom will stand in Virginia!

We are so excited to have this stallion as an addition to our stallion lineup! Thank you so much to Catherine Jennings for letting me know about this stallion and Danny and Allison Caldwell for entrusting their phenomenal stallion to us!
Southern Phantom is a 4 yr old 16.1 hand bay TB stallion who is one of the most photographed TB's due to his unique coloration. He retired from racing this year sound!!! He has great legs, quiet disposition, and wants to work. He will be in the VA bred program with the VA thoroughbred association and in the VA paint horse color futurity!
Southern Phantom is by Bodemeister who was trained by Bob Baffert and won the 2012 Arkansas Derby and was second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2012. Bodemeister sired 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming. You may not remember Bodemeister was born right here in Virginia!!!! Southern Phantom is out of Out for Revenge by Bernardini. Bernardini has 22 graded stakes winners on dirt in the last 5 years and only Storm Cat can top his 25 career $500k + 2 yr old sales!!!
Southern Phantom has coloration enough to be registered with regular paint registry which is being completed as we speak and we are working on getting his "T" number for AQHA. So for those of you that love those Double registered horses this is one to consider! He carries the W20 gene which means he will throw chrome but DOES NOT carry the lethal white gene. He is correct in his conformation and to be honest I think his true calling is in the hunter/jumper/eventing market. I would love to see him crossed with some barrel mares as well because I think he has the talent and hip to produce some turn and burn offspring! Crossed right he will add color! We plan to work on other registry approvals but this late in the game he needs to learn his job first and get to work! He will be available for collection ( all breeds) and live cover (TB only).
Now is the time to try the new kid on the block. I can tell you as his offspring start to soar his stud fee will go up!
Contact us for more information and to book your mare. Videos will be posted as soon as we get some decent weather!! photos by Carolyn Simancik

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Congratulations to Virginia-bred LARGENT, winner of the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes-G2 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Dec. 12!Th...
12/14/2020

Congratulations to Virginia-bred LARGENT, winner of the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes-G2 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Dec. 12!

The 4-year-old gelding, trained by Todd Pletcher, won his graded stakes debut by two lengths at 16-1 for owner Twins Creek Racing Stables LLC and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as he punched his ticket to next month's $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf-G1! It was his third stakes win of the year following the Edward P. Evans in July at Colonial Downs and the Bert Allen at Laurel Park in October. Largent finished second in the Lure Stakes at Saratoga in September.

Debuting last March as a 3-year-old, the son of Into Mischief has yet to finish worse than second in nine career starts, as his most recent win improved his record to 6-3-0 with $314,470 in earnings. Bred by Lazy Lane Farms, he was purchased by his current connections for $460,000 as a yearling at the 2017 Keeneland September sale.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3a8H4uB
Virginia Thoroughbred Association

Relive all of the action from the 35th Annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day in Joe Clancy's "The Right Call: Monday Mor...
12/11/2020

Relive all of the action from the 35th Annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day in Joe Clancy's "The Right Call: Monday Morning Qb makes winning play in Classic," which you'll find in the December 2020 issue and online here: https://bit.ly/3gB8NWb 🏆🐴

Best of luck to former Pennsylvania stallion Normandy Invasion in his new career!
12/09/2020

Best of luck to former Pennsylvania stallion Normandy Invasion in his new career!

Thank you, Spendthrift Farm, for entrusting us to rehome your former stallion, Normandy Invasion. He has been gelded and will be a gorgeous, athletic sport horse for his lucky future owner. He’s quick — he still holds the track record for 1m at Gulfstream. And he’s a feast for the eyes.

December Post Time: MILE MAN 🏆"Bred in Maryland by Sabrina Moore and Angie Moore, Knicks Go (far right) storms down the ...
12/07/2020

December Post Time: MILE MAN 🏆

"Bred in Maryland by Sabrina Moore and Angie Moore, Knicks Go (far right) storms down the stretch to win the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 in 1:33.85 – one of several track records set on the weekend – at Keeneland Nov. 7."

📸: Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire

Check out the National Steeplechase Museum's new exhibit featuring Grade 1-winning steeplechaser Diplomat, who won the F...
12/07/2020

Check out the National Steeplechase Museum's new exhibit featuring Grade 1-winning steeplechaser Diplomat, who won the Field Hunter division with Sara Katz at last year's Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover. He is now enjoying his new career as a hunter with Katz!

If your looking for something to do this weekend, come check out the new exhibit at the museum! 🏇🏆🏇

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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 Colt 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 colt 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.
We have a name for our Liaison colt. Introducing Top Hat Tryst. (we have 7.5% available for new partners) He is a Gray or Roan Son by Liaison out of the Unbridled’s Song Mare Chipanaputt. (She is a full sister to G2 winner Rockport Harbor). His sire was a Grade 1 winner of over $750K on the track. This is the second foal crop for this outstanding runner. He has already sired 18 winners with earnings of 700K. Under tack breeze link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNKfbD6DeZU For more info on this colt or any of our racing partnerships give us a shout. You don't have to be a King 👑 to invest in the Sport of Kings with Top Hat Thoroughbreds. We are a national racing partnership. You get the true owners experience watching your horse race at your track. 🎩 Fractional Ownership 🎩 Investments to fit any budget 🎩 No Bills, No ongoing Expenses (ever) Want to know more? Send us a message, call 800.797.8907 or email us at [email protected] and we'll let you know how you will make more money and have more fun with Team Top Hat. Who knows you might find yourself in the winner's circle. #WinningOnABudget #GetInOnTheFun #YourHorseYourTrack #WeAreAtATrackNearYou #UCanOwnARacehorse #TopHatThoroughbreds #TopHatRacing #TopHatPartners
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.