David Wade

David Wade, a University of Maryland graduate, is the General Manager of Northview Stallion Station and has managed Richard Golden’s Sycamore Hall Farm and racing stable for 33 years.

Wade is a former adjunct faculty member of Cecil College having taught “Equine Anatomy and Physiology” and “Movement of the Horse.” He is a current 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 34 years, have a son, Steve, and a daughter, Kristin.

The Wades have bred more than a dozen stakes winners, including Maryland champions Sparkling Number and Celestial Legend. One of their current graduates is Whereshetoldmetogo, a multiple stakes-winning earner of more than $400,000. Wade and his wife are partners in a 2-year-old, Frightland, who is training with Graham Motion. Wade said his focus on the MTHA Board of Directors 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.”

Wade also plans to be a tireless advocate for backstretch issues including the vital programs of the Backstretch Pension Plan and Horsemen’s Health System.