My career began at Laurel Park in 1990 under the guidance of the late Bernie Bond. When considering options for the relocation of my operation in 2002, Fair Hill Training Center appealed for numerous reasons – not the least of which was my strong desire to remain in Maryland.
I am proud to have served on the Board of the MTHA since 2014 and agree that a unified, cohesive unit is imperative if we wish to continue the undeniable forward progress achieved in recent years. Ours is a community abundant with tremendous human and equine resources, and we as a group must remain dedicated to meeting their needs and promoting advancement on every level.
The advent of the Horsemen’s Health System and Beyond The Wire Aftercare Program are just two examples of the innovative and important developments that have contributed to the resurgence in Maryland. And this type of momentum must continue; any backward step would be a grave disservice to the industry as a whole.
I concur with Tim Keefe’s assessment of the achievements of the MTHA and am pleased by the significant strides made in Maryland; I have supported both racing and breeding throughout my career and will most assuredly continue to do so. And I remain willing to join forces with my fellow MTHA Board Members to keep our product actively moving forward.
H. Graham Motion