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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

Scrappy T

It was the gasp heard round the world. And 10 years later, the team behind 2005 Preakness Stakes runner-up Scrappy T still runs the gamut of emotions whenever the subject is broached.

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March 2015: Near the Limit

His pedigree page is heavy with names from another era. His sire, Garthorn, won five consecutive graded stakes in the mid-1980s–the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap among them–for trainer Bobby Frankel and owners Jerry and Ann Moss.

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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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Monthly Editorials

March 2015: Jump Start proves them right in the end

Flip back to the cover for a second and get a good look. I’ll wait. Some head shot, isn’t it? Jump Start, the region’s leading sire for 2014, is a beast.

He always was.

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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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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

Ladies in Waiting 2.0: T Sizzle

Dr. Lenny Pineau and his wife Dr. Pat Bradley, small animal veterinarians with a practice in Baltimore City, keep about 10 broodmares at their Three Pines Farm near Glyndon, Md., including graded stakes producer Wood Not, one of the mares profiled in a story in the March issue of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred.

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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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Time Machine

Maryland's One and Only King

Maryland legend King T. Leatherbury is finally on the Hall of Fame ballot, so we're rereading Vinnie Perrone's masterpiece on the King from our May 2010 magazine.

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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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