Excellence in Maryland Racing Recognized at 2019 Renaissance Awards

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Sharing | Sarah Andrew

The third annual Renaissance Awards, a collaborative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Jockey Club, which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year, was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

‘TDN Rising Star’ Sharing (Speightstown), heroine of the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 2-year-old filly and champion turf runner.

Other winners included: champion 2-year-old male: Laddie Liam (Golden Lad); champion 3-year-old male: Alwaysmining (Stay Thirsty); champion 3-year-old filly: Las Setas (Seville {Ger}); champion older male: Cordmaker (Curlin); champion older female: Majestic Reason (Majestic Warrior); champion sprinter: Lewisfield (Great Notion); Maryland Breeder of the Year: Sagamore Farm; Maryland Broodmare of the Year: Taft Lil Queen (Irish Open); Maryland Stallion of the Year: Great Notion (Elusive Quality); Pimlico Backstretch Worker of the Year: Urizar “Uri” Velazquez; Laurel Backstretch Employee of the Year: Troy Singh; Trainer: Mike Trombetta; Jockey: Trevor McCarthy; Owner: Hillwood Stable.

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