- 30 Jun
Richard Golden’s first memory of horses was going to summer camp when he was 7 years old and discovering his favorite activity was going to the stables every day where he learned to ride and take care of the horses.
A sweet beginning for a man who eventually would become the owner of Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, its sister farm in Peach Bottom, Pa., Maryland’s leading sire Not For Love and Sycamore Hall Farm, also in Chesapeake City. Now, Golden has been named the recipient of the Maryland Racing Media Association’s Humphrey S. Finney Award.
The award is named for the founding editor of The Maryland Horse Magazine, who was also past chair of the Fasig-Tipton Co. It is the most prestigious honor given by the MRMA and comes in recognition of a winner’s lifetime contributions to horse racing in Maryland.
Maryland Racing Commission chairman Bruce Quade also has been selected to receive the MRMA’s Nancy Alberts Newsmaker Award and new national Hall of Fame inductees trainer King Leatherbury and Xtra Heat have been named winners of the MRMA Dale Austin Newsmaker Award. The awards will be presented in November at the MRMA’s annual crab feast at Laurel Park.