David Wade

David Wade, a University of Maryland graduate, is the General Manager of Northview Stallion Station and managed Richard Golden’s Sycamore Hall Farm and racing stable for 36 years.

Wade, who was first elected to the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Board of Directors in 2020, is a former adjunct faculty member of Cecil College having taught “Equine Anatomy and Physiology” and “Movement of the Horse.” He is a former board member of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and former two-term vice president. Wade perennially is among the leading consignors at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling and breeding stock sales.

A lifelong Maryland resident, Wade grew up in Savage, about three miles from Laurel Park. He and Maureen, his wife of 37 years, have a son, Steve, and a daughter, Kristin.

The Wades have bred more than a dozen stakes winners, including Maryland champions Sparkling Number, Celestial Legend and Whereshetoldmetogo, a multiple stakes-winning earner of more than $967,000. The El Padrino gelding won 17 races before his retirement.

Wade said his focus on the MTHA board will be on “fostering unity between and within the various industry organizations. While each group has its own unique purpose and agenda, it is vital that we stand together as one to protect our revenue stream, the integrity of the sport, and ultimately do what is best for the industry as a whole.”