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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored in 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred was recognized with six American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards for material published in 2018 at the High Desert Roundup conference on Saturday, June 1, in Albuquerque, N.M.

The following is the list of this year’s awards (including comments from the judges):

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The Comeback Kid: Stallion Super Ninety Nine rebounds from injuries, gets three quick winners

Racehorses came and went in all directions – leaving the barn to gallop, to breeze, to run around in paddocks, to race even. But the flashy chestnut with the wide blaze just hung around. Some days, he got to stand in the cold tub. Other days, he got to stand in the hyperbaric chamber. Every once in a while, somebody came by to check on his left hind leg.

All along he never caused a problem. Not bad for an 8-year-old stallion who was supposed to be back on the farm breeding mares. 

Country Life Farm’s Super Ninety Nine spent four months at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center recovering from an infection in his left hind suspensory that cost him basically the entire 2018 breeding season. His 2019 crop will include, at most, one foal. While it will impact his stud career, the injury could have had far worse consequences.

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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at 2018 AHP Conference

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the monthly magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region, was recognized with nine awards for material published in 2017 from the American Horse Publications on the evening of Saturday, June 16, in Hunt Valley, Md.

Two first-place awards were presented – one for editorial and one in photography.

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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred honored at AHP

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the monthly magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region, was recognized with 11 awards for material published in 2016 from the American Horse Publications on the evening of Saturday, June 17, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

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Preakness & Belmont winner Hansel passes away at 29

Lazy Lane Farm’s Hansel, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and subsequently Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old colt of 1991, was euthanized June 13 at his owner’s farm in Upperville, Va. due to the infirmities of old age. He had been pensioned from stud duties in 2012.

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Jockey Club releases Microchipping video

The Jockey Club has produced and made available a three-minute instructional video that illustrates the implantation of microchips, which became a condition of registration starting with foals born in 2017 or later. The video is available here.

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