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As the winner’s circle filled up with well-wishers after Grams Racing Stable’s Runnin’toluvya captured the $300,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic for state-bred 3-year-olds and up in front-running style, it appeared as though trainer Tim Grams wasn’t going to join the celebration, but he ended up taking the long way back.
For nearly 100 years Glade Valley Farms operated on fertile land in north central Maryland, just a few miles northeast of the town of Frederick. It ranked as one of Maryland’s most important nurseries, turning out champions, standing leading sires and producing bloodstock that can be found in the pedigrees of racing’s elite.
In the fall of 2016, a year after the death of co-owner Howard M. Bender, the era of Glade Valley Farms as a Thoroughbred breeding farm officially came to an end.
Attempts by federal lawmakers to amend existing income tax laws in a manner which would threaten the existence of the horse breeding industry brought about the creation of a national organization of horse breeders. Named the American Horse Council, the organization was created after a meeting of more than 60 horsemen from 18 states who met in Miami, Fla., that January. All light breeds of horses were to be represented by AHC, with items such as a complete horse census, medical research as it applies to horses and encouragement of horse production high on the agenda. Noted editor Snowden Carter: “This could be the most progressive step taken by American horse breeders since founding the stud book.”
Sometimes the obituaries can be a bit much. A few recent ones packed a big punch and took a chunk out of the region’s (and the nation’s) Thoroughbred world. Cot Campbell, Willard Thompson, Rick Violette, Bruce Smart, Walter Reese, Bob Levy, Buck Woodson – and too late to make this magazine Dr. Matthew Mackay-Smith – must be having some conversation in the track kitchen at Afterlife Downs about now.
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/ The Racing Biz poll of the top Mid-Atlantic-breds of the year
The poll is conducted by media members and others involved in the Thoroughbred industry and restricted to horses that who run in 2019 and were bred in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the Carolinas. (through March 12, 2019)
1. Call Paul (PA) 2. Alwaysmining (MD) 3. Las Setas (MD) 4. Our Braintrust (MD) 5. Ujjayi (PA)
Top Older Horses
1. Late Night Pow Wow (WV) 2. Valedictorian (NJ) 3. Blamed (MD) 4. Prince Lucky (PA) 5. Bonus Points (MD)