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Co-owned and trained by Linda Gaudet, 5-year-old Concealed Identity collected the John B. Campbell Handicap to give apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy his first stakes win.

“We rode Trevor’s father and we love Mike,” said Gaudet. “Along the way, we’ve given Rosie Napravnik her first stakes win, Ryan Fogelsonger his first, and Mike Luzzi, who lived with us when he was a kid, his first. I told Trevor that he has to carry on the tradition.”

  • Joe Clancy profiled steeplechase legend Crompton “Tommy” Smith following his death that March. Smith rode Hall of Famer Jay Trump to three victories in the Maryland Hunt Cup and became the first American rider to win the famed English Grand National in Aintree in 1965. He was 74.

  • The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame, a collaboration of the Maryland Racing Media Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association, was unveiled in May to commemorate Maryland’s most accomplished racehorses. The committee chose a distinctive dozen for the first class: Challedon, Cigar, Elkridge, Gallorette, Jay Trump and Safely Kept were the only Maryland-breds in the National Racing Hall of Fame; Find and Vertex were included in a comprehensive 1963 vote of state sportswriters who determined the greatest racing Maryland-breds; and Broad Brush, Jameela, Politely and Twixt were the only remaining eligible two-time Maryland-bred Horses of the Year, an honor first awarded in 1962.

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