Dave’s Friend, one of the nation’s best sprinters of the 1980s who retired in 1986 as the richest Maryland-bred runner of all time, earned the majority of his $1,079,915 in sprint competition – an amazing feat when the richest sprint race he won had a purse of $100,000.

 Kauai King blossomed during the spring of his 3-year-old season in 1966, and over a span of six weeks went from first-time stakes winner to taking the first two legs of the Triple Crown. He remains the only Maryland-bred to officially win the Kentucky Derby.


In January 2013 the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and the Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA) began collaborating on plans for a hall of fame to illuminate the accomplishments of Maryland-bred Thoroughbreds.