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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 […]

Maryland Horsemen Encouraged To Use New Online Injury Reporting Form

In response to suggestions made during a recent meeting on racing surfaces, stakeholders have retooled an online Injury Reporting Form designed to provide the Maryland Racing Commission and Maryland Jockey Club with real-time data with the goal of rapidly responding to track issues when they crop up. Attending veterinarians and trainers are being asked to […]

Maryland Track Surface Meeting: Communication, Consistency Stressed By All Parties

A meeting to provide an update on the racing surfaces at Laurel Park last Wednesday included a discussion on ensuring trainers and regulatory veterinarians regularly communicate when horses are injured during training hours. During the June 29 meeting hosted by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and held via Zoom, several trainers said they’ve had horses […]

Hogan: Avoiding ‘One Last Race Syndrome’

Avoiding the “One Last Race Syndrome” and knowing when to retire Thoroughbred racehorses was the focus of an April 20 presentation by noted equine surgeon Dr. Patty Hogan. The event, held at Laurel Park, offered continuing education credit for trainers and assistant trainers and is now available on YouTube on Beyond The Wire’s new channel […]

Pimlico/Laurel Redevelopment: New Law Requires Maryland Stadium Authority To Provide Updates On Sept. 30, Jan. 1

Under legislation signed into law in April, the Maryland Stadium Authority must provide two reports—on or before Sept. 30 of this year and by Jan. 1, 2023—on the progress of the redevelopment of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course as authorized under the Racing and Community Development Act of 2020. The racing-related provisions were added […]

Pimlico Surface Maintenance On Target To Begin April 17

The Maryland Jockey Club has confirmed that maintenance work on the dirt surface at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., will begin Easter Sunday, April 17, with plans to reopen the track for training Wednesday, April 20. MJC Acting President and General Manager Mike Rogers said a favorable weather forecast will allow the project to […]

Pimlico Will Briefly Suspend Training For ‘Routine Maintenance’ Of Track Surface; Target Dates April 17-20

Horsemen should prepare for a brief suspension of training at Pimlico Race Course in April to allow for maintenance work on the dirt surface. The track maintenance crew traditionally has examined the Pimlico surface prior to the May race meet in Baltimore, Md., and in recent years has repaired the base in specific areas. Maryland […]

Doug Leatherman Credits Maryland Horsemen’s Health System Doctor With Life-Saving Advice

For Doug Leatherman, a visit to the Maryland Horsemen’s Health System at Laurel Park on a Friday in mid-March could very well have saved his life. Leatherman, who works as a pony person, wasn’t feeling well and stopped in to see Dr. Jason Pothast for a checkup. He had had some chest pain about five […]