Since 1929, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) has been the leading horse industry advocate within the state of Maryland.
The main purposes of the MHBA have always been to encourage, promote, protect and improve the horse breeding industry in Maryland.
The Maryland Bred Fund
Maryland was the first state to develop a legislated incentive program to encourage the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. The Maryland Bred Fund was created by the General Assembly in 1962.
In order to earn breeder or owner awards, the horse must be registered as a Maryland-bred with the MHBA. In order to earn a stallion award, the horse must be registered as a Maryland-bred, and the sire must be registered with the MHBA, in addition to having been standing in Maryland at the time the horse was conceived.
For information on eligibility and registration, please visit marylandthoroughbred.com/registration, or contact Anne Frederick, 410-252-2100, ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the direction of the Maryland Racing Commission, the actual implementation of the Maryland Bred Fund, including maintaining the Maryland-bred registry and computing and distributing all bonus awards, is performed by the MHBA.
The Maryland Million
The Maryland Million is a one-day stakes program offering purses totaling $1 million, restricted to the nominated progeny of nominated stallions standing in the state. Read more at http://marylandmillion.com.