Caesar’s Wish was considered by her trainer Dickie Small as one of his greatest achievements and the fastest horse he ever trained. Considering that Small also trained Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Famers Concern and Broad Brush, that's high praise indeed. Described as “a big, magnificent chestnut who seemed to possess every physical attribute a man could want,” Caesar’s Wish was Maryland-bred champion of her division both years she competed, winning 11 of 16 starts in 1977 and 1978, nine stakes. Only timing and tragedy kept her from greater glory.  

El Gran Senor was bred to be a champion. He fulfilled his destiny while racing in Europe when named champion in England and Ireland at 2 in 1983, and ranking as England’s top 3-year-old and miler in 1984. 


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.