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Beyond The Wire Thoroughbred Aftercare Program Celebrates 600 Horses, Makes Adjustments

Beyond The Wire, Maryland’s Thoroughbred aftercare program that was launched in May 2017, recently topped the 600 mark for the number of horses that have gone through the program. The number of horses successfully placed from 2018-2021 has run from 106 to 125 each of those years, with 2022 expected to reach a similar number. […]

Laurel Park Halts Grass Racing For 2022; New State-Of-The-Art Irrigation Control System To Be Installed

The following is a letter from Logan Freeman, the Maryland Jockey Club turf consultant, on the decision to halt grass racing at Laurel Park after the Sunday, Nov. 20, racing program. It also discusses the condition of the turf course and ongoing improvements and projects. The turf racing season will come to an end following […]

Maryland’s Beyond The Wire On Course To Retire Over 125 Horses In 2022

The 1.5 percent assessment on claims at Maryland racetracks enacted earlier this year to support the Beyond The Wire program was discussed during an Oct. 27 meeting of Mid-Atlantic region aftercare representatives who shared ideas on funding and other issues. The assessment is used to cover the expense of shipping horses to partner retirement facilities, […]

Laurel Park: Three Thursday Race Dates Switched For Mondays In November

The Maryland Jockey Club, with approval from the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Maryland Racing Commission, will move three Thursday racing dates to Mondays in November. Programs scheduled for Nov. 3, 10 and 17 will move to Nov. 7, 14 and 21, respectively. As usual, there will be live racing Thursday, Nov. 24, which […]

Chris Bosley: Laurel Park Surface ‘Heading In The Right Direction’

The Maryland Jockey Club track maintenance crew has been adding some clay to portions of the Laurel Park dirt surface—mainly from the half-mile pole to the 1/8 pole—to make the composition consistent with the rest of the surface heading into the cold-weather months. MJC Track Superintendent Chris Bosley said the goal is to have 2% […]

Longtime Racetrack Veterinarian Randall Brandon Passes At Age 80

Randall Gatlin Brandon, a longtime racetrack veterinarian in the Mid-Atlantic region, died Aug. 15 in his hometown of Camden, S.C. He was 80. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Timonium, Md. Brandon graduated from Washington State University and followed with an internship […]

Maryland Jockey Club Adjusts Laurel’s Training Schedule For Main Track Maintenance

The Maryland Jockey has announced changes to the training schedule at Laurel Park to accommodate a maintenance project on the main track that is expected to take one week. The project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Aug. 23. The entire schedule is subject to the weather and may need to be adjusted accordingly. MJC Track […]

MTHA’s Jessica Hammond Honored With Godolphin Community Award

The MTHA congratulates staff member Jessica Hammond for being recognized with the Dr. J. David Richardson Community Award for 2022 as part of the Godolphin Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the Thoroughbred industry, and in particular, to the greater good of the sport. It includes […]

Custom Saddle Towels Get Thumbs Up From Owners, Trainers At Laurel

Owners and trainers with runners in Laurel Park’s five stakes Saturday gave high marks to the custom saddle towels they received as gifts. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association started providing custom saddle towels for non-graded stakes in Maryland July 2 at Laurel Park. The upgraded saddle towels for most stakes feature the horse’s name with […]

Maryland Jockey Club: WetBulb Globe Temperature Used To Monitor Potential For Heat Stress

The Maryland Jockey Club has changed first post time to 1:50 p.m. from 12:40 p.m. for the Saturday, July 23, program at Laurel Park based on a measurement it uses to monitor extreme heat. The forecast in the area for Sunday, July 24, led the MJC to announce July 21 that the program has been […]