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J. Zacney, who two years earlier bought the Maryland-bred fi lly Cathryn Sophia at the same sale for $30,000. In nine starts, Grade 1 winner Cathryn Sophia, the Maryland-bred champion two-year-old fi lly of 2015, has earned $1,229,720. T e Curlin colt is a half-brother to 2014 Maryland-bred champion older mare Awesome Flower, a six-time stakes winner of $556,593. Another half-sister is stakes-placed $123,590-earner If Not For Her. T eir dam, Formalities Aside (by Awesome Again) is herself a half-sister to Dubai World Cup-G1 winner Well Armed, who amassed $5.1 million during his career, and graded winner Witty. T e family includes 2016 graded stakes winner American Patriot. Five of the 11 yearlings to sell for six fi gures were Maryland-breds. Bob Manfuso and Katy Voss bred and sold the second Curlin in the sale for $150,000. T e chestnut colt out of Tanca (by Polish Numbers), from the Chanceland Farm consignment, is half-brother to 2015 Maryland Million Nursery winner Corvus. He was purchased by Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable LLC. Richard Golden’s Sycamore Hall T oroughbreds bred a Flatter fi lly out of stakes winner American Victory (by Victory Gallop), off ered by Northview Stallion Station (David Wade), agent. Germania Farms Inc. spent $150,000 for the fi lly, whose dam is a half-sister to 2016 multiple stakes winner Giant Run. Sycamore Hall T oroughbreds also bred and sold a Scat Daddy fi lly for $145,000. She is the fi rst foal out of American Victory’s half-sister Apple Cider (by More T an Ready). Patrick Hoppel, agent, signed the ticket. T e fi rst yearling to hit six fi gures in the sale was a Not For Love colt sold to Hillwood Stables for $100,000. Consigned by Chanceland Farm, agent, for breeder Cordelia Stables, the colt named Titanium Love is from the fi nal crop of longtime leading Maryland sire Not For Love. He is out of the Eddington mare Poultney, a half-sister to multiple graded winner Aud; the colt’s second dam is graded winner Gail’s Brush. All three yearlings by Not For Love off ered sold for an average of

$59,333, more than double the sale’s average. Also faring well at this year’s sale was the University of Maryland’s Campus Farm program. T e UMD-bred colt Blazing Terp by Buff um out of Daylight Lassie, by Seeking Daylight, sold for $85,000. He was consigned by Blake-Albina T oroughbreds of Kentucky and sold to Jay Em Ess Stables of California. Blazing Terp was born March 31, 2015 at UMD’s College Park farm.

CANTER opens Maryland chapter CANTER announced last week that it has launched a chapter right

here in Maryland. Volunteers are visiting Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course to off er free listings to trainers and owners looking to move their ex-racehorses into second careers. Amy Smith has been named as executive director of CANTER-Maryland. She has been a fi xture at Laurel Park working with trainers for nine years. Laurel horsemen can contact Amy at Pimlico horseman should contact Martha Gagne at

Off-Track-Betting Approved for Perryville

On October 5, the Maryland Racing Commission approved the operation of an off -track betting facility at the Hollywood Casino at Perryville in Cecil County at the request of the Maryland Jockey Club. T is will be the second OTB site at a casino after MJC opened one at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore earlier this year. MJC plans to pursue a similar venture at the MGM National Harbor once construction of the casino is completed. T e MJC, Maryland T oroughbred Horseman’s Association and

Hollywood Casino are partners in the Perryville simulcast facility, which will be located in roughly an 800-square-foot area next to the poker area and a bar. T ere will be 30 betting carrels, high-defi nition television screens and tablets that will allow players to open accounts and wager from their seats. | 800-244-9580

NEWS & VIEWS continued from pg 10 How the 2016 Elections Affect Maryland Horse People

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) issued a fi nal interim H-2B temporary guest worker program rule and a fi nal wage rule. T ese rules have made H-2B even more costly and burdensome for employers who are forced to use the program. Improvements to the H-2B program have been a priority of the horse industry for many years. T e diffi culty that horse farms, horse shows, trainers and others have had recruiting American workers has forced many to use the H-2B program to meet their labor needs, even though it is costly, time consuming and unreliable. T ese bills would overhaul the H-2B program and fi x some of problems that have plagued the program while maintaining protections for both American and H-2B workers. However, none of Maryland’s representatives joined the other 118 co- sponsors of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), HR 22, but all voted in favor of it, and it is now law. Everyone who rides on trails in Maryland should appreciate this, as this funding eventually trickles down to improve our trails. T e FAST Act reauthorized the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the next fi ve years, providing $85 million annually for the program. Since its inception, the RTP has provided approximately $730 million for thousands of state and local trail projects across the country, including many that benefi t equestrians. For the program to continue it needed to be reauthorized in the 2012 Highway Bill. T e RTP provides funding directly to the states for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for all recreational trail users. It was created in 1991 as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Effi ciency Act of 1991 and was last reauthorized in 2005 as part of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Effi cient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA- LU). T is law is about to expire. T e RTP will have to be reauthorized in the national surface transportation program bill in the coming months if it is to continue. RTP projects consist of construction, maintenance and restoration of trails and trail-related facilities as well as the acquisition of easements or property for trails. Although each state manages its own program, 30% of RTP funds must be spent on nonmotorized projects such as equestrian trails, 30% on motorized, and 40% percent on multiuse projects. RTP is one of the few sources for federal funding of trail projects available to equestrians that are not on federal land. T e program has been a great resource for equestrians to fund projects in their state and local parks. T e bill reauthorizes the Federal Highway Administration’s

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the next fi ve years and allocates $85 million in annual funding for the program.

Very Very Local Also part of the “down ballot” will be elections for judges and school

boards, and we urge our readers to avail themselves of their local general media sources

(digital and print) to learn more about the candidates

they are electing. Judges will make rulings on cases that could aff ect your business directly or issues you care about, such as animal cruelty, workman’s comp, property seizures and liability. School boards infl uence curriculum; in addition to the debates

surrounding STEM programs, are debates about whether or not to include learning programs, which provide outside organizations with often competing missions and agendas, including (but not limited to) Ag in the Classroom, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), and even a new education initiative that will soon be launched by the Maryland Horse Industry Board. And let’s not forget the controversy surrounding the start of the school year and whether or not the Governor has the power to declare that school will start after Labor Day, or whether that is a local school decision. T ese are issues that will aff ect your family, your farm, your current and future labor pool.


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