Author | Gary Quill

Name a Horse, Get Gear Via Sagamore Racing 2nd Annual Naming Contest

Name a Horse, Get Gear Via Sagamore Racing 2nd Annual Naming Contest

December 18, 2013 | Gary Quill

Glydon, MD 12-18-2013: Fans will have the unique opportunity to name a Sagamore-homebred born during infamous Super Bowl XLVII “blackout.” Sagamore Racing today announced its second annual Naming Contest. Fans will have the unique opportunity to name one of Sagamore Racing’s Thoroughbreds, who was born during the Super Bowl XLVII “blackout.” Online submissions open on [...]

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Not So Happy Thanksgiving as North East OTB is Closing

November 27, 2013 | Gary Quill

Not long after the 2013 Breeders’ Cup dust had settled at Santa Anita, over 2,700 miles away in North East, MD a bomb was dropped on the folks at North East Racing & Sports Club (NERSC), originally known as Poor Jimmy’s on Rt. 40 but more commonly referred to as an Off-Tracking Betting facility (OTB). [...]

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Opinions on the 28th Jim McKay’s Maryland Million at Laurel Park

October 19, 2013 | Gary Quill

Jim McKay’s Maryland Million takes place at Laurel Park on Saturday. There will be a collection of 11 races with total purses exceeding $1 million The most celebrated Maryland-bred currently in training, Ben’s Cat, will try to become the first four-time winner of Maryland Million races after winning the Turf Sprint the last three years. [...]

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Jim McKay’s Maryland Million Preview: Ben’s Cat – Turf or Dirt?

October 17, 2013 | Gary Quill

Introduced in 1986, the Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, has been duplicated by more than 20 other states. Maryland-sired thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races. After twenty-seven runnings, more than 220 stallions have been [...]

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Labor (Day) of Love: Selections at Timonium on Closing Day of the Maryland State Fair

September 02, 2013 | Gary Quill

It’s the final day of the 2013 Timonium meeting, aka The Big T. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous for all 10 racing days. Though the prices were on the short side, and the weekday cards featured only seven (7) races, all in all the meeting seems to have been a success. At the conclusion [...]

Gary Quill

Gary Quill (aka GQ) loves thoroughbred horse racing! From the first time his Dad and mentor took him to Timonium Race Track on a sunny summer day in 1964, he’s been hooked on the “The Sport of Kings”. Over the years, GQ has developed valuable handicapping skills while visiting 42 different race tracks across North America. There are thousands of rail-birds who claim to be great handicappers. GQ doesn’t claim to be the best… just the most passionate one who typically won’t tout “chalk”. Like a savvy stockbroker, he searches for value and more often than not finds it. His personal mission is to rejuvenate interest in thoroughbred horse racing by sharing his knowledge, energy and opinions with all sports fans.