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

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

Posted on 18 December 2013 by 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 December 18 at Facebook.com/SagamoreRacing.

Fans are encouraged to submit a name, in accordance with The Jockey Club regulations, for the soon-to-be yearling colt by Include out of the mare Dictate the Tempo, by Broad Brush. Voting will run from Wednesday, December 18 to Friday, January 17, 2014. The Sagamore Racing team will announce the Top 5 names on Monday, January 20, that will then be available for final public voting.

“We look forward to interacting with the Thoroughbred industry and our loyal fan base to name our soon-to-be yearling,” said Tom Mullikin, Sagamore Racing General Manager. “We saw great success last year with over 400 submissions for our two-year-old Tizgale, who recently broke her maiden in exciting fashion at Gulfstream Park. With the strong tie to the Baltimore Ravens and their Super Bowl XLVII victory, we’re excited to see what interesting names Ravens Nation will submit for our young Thoroughbred this year.”

All Thoroughbreds, regardless of their actual date of birth, turn one year older on January 1st to keep age groups easily defined for race conditions. For a complete list of horse naming guidelines, visit http://www.sagamoreracing.com/NamingContest.

In mid-January, fans will vote for their favorite name online. The winning name will be announced on Tuesday, January 28. The fan who submits the chosen name will receive a Sagamore Racing gift, including a tour of Sagamore Farm, Sagamore Racing branded gear and a chance to attend the horse’s first local race.

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Millionreasonswhy passes away at Sagamore Farm

Posted on 01 July 2012 by Gary Quill

Glyndon, MD – Sagamore Racing’s three-year-old filly Millionreasonswhy (Grand Slam – Secure by A.P. Indy) passed away suddenly this morning after an unfortunate training accident at Sagamore Farm. During a routine workout, she crashed through a rail on the 3/4-mile training track and died instantly of internal injuries.

Trained by Ignacio Correas, IV, Millionreasonswhy had a brilliant racing career finishing in the top 3 in each of her six starts. Notable wins include the Grade II Matron Stakes at Belmont Park on July 3, 2011 and the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel Park on March 3, 2012. In her last race, she placed second in the Ms. Preakness Stakes on May 18, 2012 at Pimlico. Millionreasonswhy had a career record of 3-2-1 compiling $223,340 in total earnings.

“This is a very emotional day for our team,” said Sagamore Racing general manager, Tom Mullikin. “Millionreasonswhy was a classy and tough filly that had not yet reached her full potential. She was also a very sweet horse that was always a pleasure to be around. I want to thank Ignacio, Bob Feld and our entire team who cared for Millionreasonswhy. We also want to thank Millionreasonswhy’s fans and supporters of Sagamore Racing. We will miss her dearly.”

Millionreasonswhy will be laid to rest in the Sagamore Farm cemetery alongside Hall of Fame horses Native Dancer, Discovery and Bed O’ Roses. Keeping with tradition of the Farm, she will be buried whole with her blanket, halter and a basket of treats.

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