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November 2014 Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred

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Cigar at KY Horse Park

See our November issue tribute to the great Maryland-bred Cigar here.


Breeders' Cup Stallion nomination Deadline 12-15-14

This is Horse Racing!

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.

Life on the Farm

Sagamore, October - November 2014

These are a few of my favorite things.

Sagamore, September 2014: A Farewell to Bare Arms

It's almost as if the outside air gets colder with each falling leaf. Summer has officially come to an end, and while brief, has given us quite a bit to reflect on.

Country Life Farm, July/August 2014

Waiting and wondering has been a theme throughout these blogs.


Maggie Kimmitt's Pensioners on Parade

November 2014: Achieve

His name is Achieve. One definition of the word states that it means “to reach or attain (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage.” And Jodie Pointer thinks the handle fits her 22-year-old now white son of Waquoit. 


Pensioners Update: October 2014

We check in on some recent Pensioners, who are living the retired life around the region.


October 2014: Areutrue & Bling Star Dreams

A small Delaware farm literally minutes from the Atlantic Ocean isn’t exactly the place you expect to find foxhunters, much less off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Standardbreds and Chincoteague ponies, maybe–after all, when in Rome. . . but thanks to CANTER Mid Atlantic, former runners Areutrue and Bling Star Dreams are thriving with owners Jim and Pat Griffin at 20-acre Stillwater Farm in Lewes.



November 2014: Don't let the sport become another lost art

“It’s a dying art and we need to recognize it and do something about it.”

A trainer said that to me, during a late-August conversation about a horse, a race, a way of life, an opportunity. He (or she, I’m not saying) was talking about the state of racing in the region, the nation, maybe even the world for all I know. I gently steered the conversation back to the topic at hand and we ended on a positive note but those words are scribbled in my notebook.

Haunting me.


October 2014: Stepping in, and up, for the horses

A few days before this magazine went to press, I read an article by associate editor Cindy Deubler and thought about October. The year’s 10th month includes the Maryland Million, the West Virginia Breeders Classics, the Far Hills Races, champion-ship races at Belmont Park, the first day of the Breeders’ Cup and plenty of other big events in Thoroughbred racing. Other than Triple Crown time and August in Saratoga, October might be racing’s most glossy postcard. 


September 2014: Carrying on, with grace, in the Voss barn

Gary Murray will be on the farm in Maryland, trying to get something done about a horse, a piece of equipment, a fencepost, anything and he’ll see Tom Voss.
“I see him every day at home on the farm, in a tractor shed grumbling about something, trying to fix something that’s broken 15 times,” said Murray, Voss’ son-in-law, on a Tuesday morning at Saratoga. “I might try to do the same things he did, but I don’t have the same skills as Tom.”


Looking Back

Looking Back: November

A few photos from the past in our November magazine.


Cindy's Footnotes

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.


Classic Midlantic-breds: Preakness Stakes

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


Classic Midlantic-breds: Kentucky Derby

We know you were wondering which Midlantic-bred horses have won the Kentucky Derby. Here's the list:


Time Machine

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.


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:


Racing's Great Mystery Man

This weekend the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point runs at the Voss family's Atlanta Hall in Monkton, Maryland. The locals call them The Voss Races. Mostly due to one man's overwhelming influence on the event, Tom Voss. This past January, the industry lost this great horseman and friend. He will be notably missed by many who attend tomorrow's event. We dug into our archives for Joe Clancy's August 2002 story.


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