Charles J. Reed

Chip Reed is a Maryland native who has owned, bred, raced and wagered on horses since 1974. He and his wife, Randy, own the Corner Stable restaurants in Cockeysville and Columbia, and both eateries have a strong horseracing theme.

Chip is a 1969 graduate of Towson University and went to Johns Hopkins and Morgan State for graduate programs in business administration. He taught school in Baltimore County for two years and taught a freshman college course in advertising and marketing.

Chip has a strong business background, having owned a chain of video stores and a travel agency. He also was vice president for Freestate Raceway, the former harness track that was located just north of Laurel.

A current member of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors, Chip has horses with trainers Phil Capuano, Phil Schoenthal, Benny Feliciano and Joan Reynolds. His partners in Thoroughbred ownership are Henry Hoke and Mike Zanella, and he has broodmares that are kept at Murmur Farm in Maryland.

Chip’s top horses include Chip’s Dancer, Bold Affair, Johnyz From Albany, Home Run Hitter and Hunka Hunka Lori Z.

“I’ve really enjoyed my terms on the board and feel that I’ve been very active and productive,” Chip said. “I have worked on the Purse Committee, the Fantasy Owners Day project, and attended meetings with the legislature to ensure that purses remain competitive and that our video lottery terminal revenue is protected.”

Chip said he understands the economics of the business, and that a person “has to love the game to handle the peaks and valleys.” He said he intends to continue working to ensure horsemen, racetracks, breeders and lawmakers maintain a positive relationship.

“I feel that the current board is doing a good job and represents a good cross-section of all facets of our industry but our work is not done.”