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WINTER GREETINGS. Up close and personal (and frosty) with Ghost Affair.

The Filly, Part 3

New update on our chronicle of the life of Ghost Affair. Click the photo to read.

Down Town Allen

Voted the Top Mid-Atlantic moment of 2014, West Virginia's most accomplished race mare Down Town Allen goes from Stakes-winner to lead-liner in 8 days. Click the photo to read more.

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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.

Maggie Kimmitt's Pensioners on Parade

February 2015: Learning

Bonita Farm has always been a family affair. The sprawling Harford County training center is the homestead of the Boniface family, three generations of which are deeply rooted in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry.

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January 2015: Fast Talking

“You can’t do that with a Thoroughbred.”

Samantha Graham heard that a lot when she adopted Fast Talking in 2012.

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December 2014: Here's the Plan

Serelee Hefler was excited to talk about Here’s the Plan. “This has been my Bucket List item for the past year,” she said, leading the strapping son of Smarten and the Horatius mare Video Sister out of his paddock at Worthmore Farm in Chestertown, Md.

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Monthly Editorials

February 2015: A Rich Life

Northbound on I95 past the Chesapeake House on a cold January night, I listened as my 80-year-old father tried to put into words what a horse meant to him. Not a racehorse or a prized broodmare, a 20-year-old foxhunter who died the day before.

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January 2015: A to-do list for region’s racing industry.

January is for lists. So here’s mine. Fifteen things for racing to work on in 2015, not really in any particular order. 

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December 2014: Remembering Speedy, and all those like him

Speedy Kiniel died. And dozens of people connected to Maryland racing and steeplechasing and racehorses in general thought about the old days. Maybe they also remembered Lonnie, Shorty, Shaky, Spoon, Crazy Sam, Chubby, Bubba, Monroe, Hume, Jerome, Cornbread and all the other grooms of various eras and locations.

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Life on the Farm

Sagamore, January 2015: Ringing in the New Year


2015 stepped into the room about as quietly as would a weanling on iceskates. Mother Nature took us from abundant sunshine to over-abundant snowfall in what seemed like less than a minute. I had just enough time to capture a few photos of the beautifully powdered landscape before the sleeting rain took over and covered my lens in icicles.

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Sagamore, December 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we look back on the many ups and downs we experienced throughout the past twelve months.

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Sagamore, October - November 2014

These are a few of my favorite things.

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Looking Back

Looking Back: November

A few photos from the past in our November magazine.

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Cindy's Footnotes

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed sale. . . Did you see these?

The final sale of 2014 in Maryland is Monday, Dec. 8 at Timonium with more than 200 catalogued - approximately 90 are mares, and another 90 are weanlings.

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Labor Day Connections

Mid-Atlantic connections are popping up everywhere, from Arlington to Saratoga. Here are a few that our own Mid-Atlantic encyclopedia and Associate Editor Cindy Deubler caught over Labor Day.

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Classic Midlantic-breds: Preakness Stakes

Which Mid-Atlantic-bred horses have won the middle jewel of the Triple Crown? Cindy Deubler has the list:

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Time Machine

Tides have turned for Atlantic City race course

With the announcement this past Friday that the last open day of business for simulcasting at Atlantic City Race Course will be Friday, January 16, 2015, we revived this previous story by Bill Mooney from the September/October 1995 magazine.

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50 years ago Jay Trump captured timber racing's Triple Crown

Jay Trump’s sweep of Maryland’s three major timber races, the first time in 17 years, culminated with a second consecutive Maryland Hunt Cup victory.

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Life lived large: the tale of Dickie Small

The Thoroughbred world suffered a great loss with the death of Richard Small this past weekend. Read Vinnie Perrone's award-winning story from the February 2009 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred of this Maryland icon. He captured the man like no one else ever could:

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