Thoroughbred racing has always played a central role in Maryland's identity and must continue into the 21st century. Gov. Bob Erlich and countless other Marylanders salute the cherished history of thoroughbred racing, though jousting is the official state sport. This volume highlights the people, places, races, faces, and, most important of all, the horses that have held the public's attention and bolstered Maryland's economy for several centuries. Subjects range from the legendary to the forgotten and from millionaires to railbirds. Horse racing is a great equalizer, drawing fans of all ages and walks of life.