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of the track veterinarians, who donate their time. Beyond the Wire will then arrange for transport to either MidAtlantic TB or Foxy G through shippers who are off ering the program a very reduced rate. Once at one of these loca- tions, the horse enters into the rescue’s program for re-homing. Hammond, whose main job is the counsel- ing administrator for MTHA, has been around racing and horsemen all her life. She herself is a racehorse owner and her husband is a trainer. At their farm they both have their own OTT- Bs who they show or who are retired. “I’ve been around the track for a while and have been

Did You Know?

1. T e Preakness trophy, the Woodlawn Vase, was made in 1860 by Tif- fany and Company and is the most valuable trophy in U.S. sports.

2. Fifty-three fi llies have run in the Preakness Stakes with only fi ve win- ners: Flocarline (1903), Whimsical (1906), Rhine Maiden (1915), Nellie Morse (1924) and Rachel Alexandra (2009).

3. T e Black-Eyed Susan became the Maryland state fl ower in 1918 and then the offi cial fl ower of the Preak-

ness in 1940. It is said that the fl ower usually has 13 petals sym- bolizing the 13 original colonies. Since the Black-Eyed Susan does not bloom until June, the fl owers on the Preakness blanket are actually daisies painted with black centers.

4. Pimlico Race Course is the second oldest track in the U.S. behind Saratoga in New York. Pimlico fi rst opened on October 25, 1870.

5. “Maryland, My Maryland” was adapted from the poem by James Ryder Randall written in 1861. It became the state song in 1939 and is sung each year right before the running of the Preakness Stakes.

6. T ere have been fi ve Maryland-bred winners of the Preakness Stakes: Belair Stud’s Gallant Fox (1930 – Triple Crown winner, pic- tured), Belair Stud’s Omaha (1935 – Triple Crown winner and son of Gallant Fox), Sagamore Farm’s Native Dancer (1953), Belair Stud’s Nashua (1955) and Bonita Farm’s Deputed Testamony (1983).

7. T e Alibi Breakfast started in the late 1930s on the porch of the Pimlico Clubhouse as a group of reporters, trainers, owners and dig- nitaries gathered to chat about their horses and swap stories. T e tradition continues now with a more formal breakfast for media, trainers, owners and guests.

8. T e original clubhouse was destroyed by fi re in June of 1966. Nine decades worth of memorabilia was lost in the fi re. A replica now sits at the fi nish line in the Pimli- co infi eld and is the offi cial winner’s circle for the Preakness Stakes.

9. T e Preakness Stakes was not always run on a Saturday! It has been held on every day of the week except Sunday.

10. T e tradition of painting the weathervane with the Preakness winner’s silks was started in 1909 after the original arrow was struck by lightning. T e fi rst silks on the new weathervane were for Eff en- di. T is will be Baltimore native Lawrence Jones’ 30th year painting the weathervane.

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helping a lot of the horsemen already,” she said. “It will be nice to be able to help the horses as well through this program.” Beyond the Wire will offi cially be launched

during Preakness Week and will begin to ac- cept horses in the weeks following the closing of the Preakness meet.

RRP KY Makeover Round 3

T ere are 38 trainers from Maryland heading to this year’s Retired Racehorse Project Make- over in Lexington, Kentucky this October. As of press time there are 33 horses with Mary- land connections entered but some trainers are

still in search of eligible horses. Of the horses already entered, 11 are Maryland-bred. Capital Fellow, a 2008 gelding by Dance

With Ravens out of the Gold Tribute mare Gold Scammer, is being trained by Elizabeth Abell of Elkton. He was bred by Alina Maris Muther and last raced at Laurel Park. Capital Fellow had 55 starts to earn $239,257. Eliza- beth is a junior trainer and has declared event- ing as her primary discipline and show jumping as a secondary discipline. Rebecca Walters’ (Fallston) entry for this

year’s makeover is Howie Gonnado T is, a 2013 gelding by Jockey’s Dream out of My Dance by Rhythm. Bred by Rainbow Hill Farm, LLC, he retired from racing after only six starts, the last being at Laurel Park. Re- becca plans to compete him in show jumping and show hunters. Kimberly Clark of Upper Marlboro will be competing her own homebred Magnifi - cent Mr. Z. T e 2010 son of Unbridled Mate out of Cloud’s Honor by Cloud’s Forty Four won just over $25,000 in 18 starts and retired from Laurel Park. Kimberly has him entered in dressage and eventing. Dragon’s Lair Farm LLC is the breeder of

Goyle, a 2013 mare by Smarty Jones out of Clever Buddha by Buddha. She last raced at Laurel Park and won just over $23,000 in seven starts. Jennifer Shattuck of North Carolina is retraining Goyle for eventing and dressage. Sarbanes, a 2009 gelding by Greek Sun out of Alafair by Gentleman was bred by Robin L. Graham and Mary E. Jones. He raced 47 times before being retired at Laurel Park with $74,955 in career earnings. Now Sarbanes is in New York being trained for show jumping and show hunters by Taylor Foxhall. David Baxter bred the 2011 mare Miss Ed-

mund, now being trained by Patti Burroughs of New Jersey in show hunters and show jumpers. Miss Edmund last raced at Pimlico and is by Scipion out of Tejano Sea by Sea of Secrets. She won $84,952 in 29 starts with four wins. Also by Scipion is the 2010 gelding Dream

of Scipio being trained by Christy Drent of Michigan in barrel racing and competi- tive trail. Out of this year’s Maryland-breds, Dream of Scipio, who is out of the Gold Case mare Golden Niner, has the greatest earn- ings with $225,474. He was bred by Diane Krasznay and raced 61 times, winning 15. Royal Diamant is a 2010 gelding by Yarrow

Brea out of American Diamond by Cloud Cover. Bred by Anthony Walters, he had 27 starts and is now in Virginia with Jean French. Jean is planning to ride Royal Dia- mantA in the freestyle class as well as com- petitive trail. Swordstone is by Birdstone and is being trained western by Brandy Eggeman for the

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