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Huge Victory for Small Local Breeders

Congratulations to the connections of Knicks Go on winning the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic in an absurdly blistering time!  The 5-year-old Maryland-bred colt by Paynter posted the fastest winning time in the Classic since Raven’s Pass in 2008.  

The Breeders’ Cup, which is the international Super Bowl of horse racing, is named so because it was and is largely funded by Thoroughbred breeders.  This was an incredible story that stemmed from the small breeders in Maryland.  Knicks Go was bred by mother-daughter team Angie and Sabrina Moore, and he has taken them on a ride of a lifetime! Prior to the Breeders’ Cup, Knicks Go had 6 graded stakes wins, 3 Breeders’ Cups trips,  traveled to 14 different racetracks, visited 2 countries, and has set 2 track records.  After winning Saturday’s race, he now has earnings of $8,673,135.  This was a huge victory for the small breeders, and also for the Mid-Atlantic region, which showed its breeding program can compete with the Kentucky caliber horses.  

Thank you for giving all of the small breeders hope and excitement that we too can make it there!