Fair Hill-Based Trainers and Horses Win Renaissance Awards

The annual Renaissance Awards recognize the best of Maryland racing and breeding from the previous year and are a cooperative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Jockey Club. Fair Hill-based trainers and horses were awarded for their successful 2019 campaigns on the track.

Sharing (Speightstown – Shared Account), who is trained by Graham Motion and Herringswell Stables, took home three awards including the Renaissance Award’s top honor, Maryland-bred Horse of the Year. The impressive filly was bred by Sagamore Farm who was named, Breeder of the Year.

Sharing also won Maryland-bred Champion 2-Year-Old Filly and Maryland-bred Champion Turf Runner. Her 2019 highlights include winning Selima Stakes at Laurel Park in September and capturing the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita in November.

Majestic Reason (Majestic Warrior – Love’s Reason), also trained by Motion and Herringswell, was crowned Maryland-bred Champion Older Female. She finished her 4-Year-Old season by winning the Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel Park in December.

Alwaysmining (Stay Thirsty – What Will Be) was named Maryland-bred Champion 3-Year-Old Male. He had three stakes wins at Laurel Park last year, and he also ran in the Preakness Stakes for trainer, Kelly Rubley and KMR Racing Stable.

Mike Trombetta was honored with the Maryland Trainer of the Year award. Trombetta Stables had its most successful year in total earnings winning $4,614,509. Trombetta had 19 total stakes wins in 2019, including 5 at Laurel Park.