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working ranch and barrel racing divisions. T e 2012 gelding is out of Maryland Mist by Coz- zene and was bred by Glade Valley Farms Inc. He only had one start before being retired from Delaware Park. Backdoor Strike has found his way from

Maryland to Indiana where Dakota Scheu is training him for eventing and freestyle. T e 2009 Tenpins gelding is out of the Royal Acad- emy mare Love Factor and was bred by Wayne and Juanita Morris. He raced 63 times for $81,814 in career earnings. Nick Larkin of Kentucky is training the

Maryland-bred Love’s Not Fair for eventing and show jumping. T e 2010 gelding, bred by the late Brice Ridgely, is by Fairbanks out of Mary Anne’s Love, by Not For Love. He raced 36 times with fi ve wins for career earnings of $123,561, making him the second top Mary- land-bred by earnings. As the RRP Makeover draws closer, check and T e Equiery’s Facebook page for profi les on Maryland trainers and other horses with Maryland connections.

First International Aftercare Forum Set for May in Washington, D.C.

T e International Forum for the Aftercare

of Racehorses (IFAR) will hold its fi rst con- ference in Washington, DC on May 17-18, which coincides with the Pan American Con- ference. “T is aftercare conference provides horse racing represen- tatives from around the world with the op- portunity to discuss the aftercare of our T oroughbred racehorses,” said T e Jockey Club president and chief operating

offi cer James L. Gagliano. Forum speakers will represent many aspects

of T oroughbred aftercare and welfare includ- ing promoting and retraining these horses to developing non- racing agreements for owners. On Wednes-

day, U.S. Olym- pic eventer Boyd Martin will be the keynote speaker. He recently rep- resented the U.S. at the Rio Games riding the off -the- track T orough- bred Blackfoot Mystery. T ursday’s keynote speaker will be Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, which is home to many pensioned stallions and other T oroughbreds whose rac- ing and breeding careers have come to an end. Attendance to the conference, which is hosted

Isabelle de Tomaso of New Jersey, the son of Curlin is out of the Polish Numbers mare Irish Sovereign. T e colt is Triple Crown nominated and Motion told T e Racing Bizz that the only decision need- ed in terms of running in the Kentucky Der- by was “wheth- er to work Irish War Cry at Fair Hill before the race or ship straight out.” Irish War Cry

Irish War Cry winning the Holy Bull Stakes (G2)

won the Holy Bull Stakes Grade II at

Gulfstream earlier in February. Motion also trains Soglio (Scat Daddy x Sea

Infi eld Fest Music

by T e Jockey Club and supported by Godol- phin, is open to all racing jurisdictions, after- care organizations and other interested parties. More information about IFAR and to sign up for the conference can be found at internation-

Big names in music return to the Preak- ness Infi eld Fest this year with country superstar Sam Hunt as the headliner. Also performing is the international

group with local roots Good Charlotte as well as LOCASH and High Valley.

Irish War Cry Heads to Derby

T e Fair Hill Training Center-based three-year- old colt Irish War Cry, trained by Graham Mo- tion, won big on April 8 by capturing the Grade

II $750,000 Wood Memorial Stake at Aque- duct by over three lengths. Owned by breeder

of Showers), Painter’s Rags (Union Rags x In- ternal Aff air) and Benevolent Prince (Elusive Quality x Holy Princess), who are all Triple Crown nominated. As of press time, the offi cial entries in the 2017 Kentucky Derby were not available. Check T e Equiery’s website and Facebook page leading up to the Derby (May 6) for Maryland connections!


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