April 2019 Newsletter Available

newsletter2019 4The March 2019 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to licensed owners and trainers in the state of Maryland.

 

Horsemen urged to follow environment-related protocols

The Maryland Jockey Club is again reminding horsemen that the barn areas at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course are subject to Maryland Department of the Environment regulations and certain protocols must be followed to avoid severe sanctions from the MDE.

Major Michael Singletary, MJC Vice President of Security, said the MJC is requiring all horsemen to follow “common-sense remedies” to ensure the barn areas are in compliance with state regulations and to avoid individual fines from the MJC.

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March 2019 Newsletter Available

newsletter2019 3The March 2019 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to licensed owners and trainers in the state of Maryland.

 

Lucrative starter handicap series well-received by horsemen

Thirteen trainers will share in $40,000 as a result of their horses’ performances in the new Maryland Jockey Club Starter Series that ran from December through February at Laurel Park.

“They really enjoyed the series,” Maryland Jockey Club Racing Secretary Chris Merz said. “It was received really well, and when I called the horsemen to tell them they won bonus money, they said they’d like to see more of this. It was nice to see the little guys win.”

The series featured four divisions: 3-year-olds and up sprint, 3-year-olds and up long, fillies and mares sprint, and fillies and mares long. The distances were five furlongs, 5 ½ furlongs and six furlongs; and one mile, 1 1/16 miles and 1 1/8 miles.

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Maryland's Best Honored At Renaissance Awards

Maryland backstretch workers Luis Barajas and Gabriel Emmanuel were among the many individuals and equines recognized for 2018 during the second Renaissance Awards dinner in Baltimore the evening of Feb. 12.

The awards program is a joint effort among the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Jockey Club.

The MTHA each year accepts nominations for two grooms, one based at Laurel Park and the other at Pimlico Race Course, and makes a selection. Barajas, 28, works for Laurel-based trainer Brittany Trimble Russell, while Emmanuel, 63, is employed by Pimlico-based trainer Mary Eppler.

Both men said they were honored to have been chosen and grateful for being able to accept their awards. Emmanuel was joined by his wife, Adeline, and daughter, Laura Emmanuel, a physician with MedStar Health who was a recipient of two racing-related scholarships, one from the Maryland Racing Media Association and the other from Race For Education.

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February 2019 Newsletter Available

newsletter2019 2The February 2019 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click herearrow

The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to licensed owners and trainers in the state of Maryland.

 

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