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Masterpiece: Vintage Vinnie sets another record with 18-year-old Davies aboard

When he set a course record while winning the 2021 Maryland Hunt Cup, Vintage Vinnie (Ire) rattled rails, trimmed grass blades, defied gravity, tested stopwatches and scared plenty of witnesses. The performance was akin to watching a Formula 1 car scream down a dirt road. Sure, he got there, and in record time. But it wasn’t necessarily pretty.

Knext Challenge: First Maryland-bred Horse of the Year since 1996, Knicks Go set for stud career

Knicks Go walked the shedrow, Brad Cox and his team said their last goodbyes and Liam Benson readied for the 1,000-plus-mile van ride from South Florida to Central Kentucky before one last check.

“Is there anything I need to tell the guys in Kentucky, anything we need to know about him?” said Benson, a stallion nominations assistant at Taylor Made Farm tasked with riding alongside Knicks Go in the back of a Brook Ledge van from Gulfstream Park to Nicholasville, Ky.

Still Sailing: Region’s flagship stallion base, Northview looks ahead

Labor Day, 1968. Chesapeake City, Md., and the surrounding equine community. Benny Miller thought he had the day off. His boss, Gene Weymouth, thought Miller was supposed to work. Thus ended 16 years of employment for Miller, and – unknowingly – began five decades and counting of impact on Thoroughbred racing in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

Perfect Place: Allard finds peace, success in long training career

Your father’s a renowned musician, your mother an accomplished oil painter. But you’re a kid moved more by a yawning summer in the cottage dad bought on Cobbetts Pond. There in the green, green wonder of southern New Hampshire, a stranger pulls up in a flashy orange car. Suddenly the music soars and colors burst without note or brushstroke.

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