Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sagamore Racing

Sagamore Farm was purchased by Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour in 2007. His goal was to keep the tradition of thoroughbred racing alive in Maryland.
 
The farm was founded in 1925 and owned by the Vanderbilts.
 
Sagamore was home to the legendary horse Native Dancer who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes races in 1953.
 
Native Dancer 's grooming trunk still sits outside of his stall.
 
You can even pay your respects in the graveyard.
 
The track was constructed in 1926 and renovated in 2009.

If you take a close look at the footing you will see bits of recycled Under Armour fabric.

Be sure to join the Three Diamond Club if you are interested in being notified of any upcoming farm tours.
 
Special thanks to Randy Lewis for such a great tour filled with lush scenery and captivating stories.
 

7 comments:

Cotton said...

This was a really interesting tour--thanks!

Cara said...

great post- thanks for sharing!

Baltimore Prep said...

Beautiful photos! I used to drive by this farm on a regular basis. It's so beautiful!

Nelle Somerville said...

Seriously so cool! Love the fabric in the sand! And btw, the male model in the Tukernuck photo is a friend of mine. He's my priest's son. He played football at UofD with Flacco.

Maureen said...

A classic example of your apparently unlimited ability to keep me in touch w/ my childhood....this was a field trip back in the Native Dancer days. Thanks, Erin, and have a wonderful weekend.

bisbee said...

When I lived in Owings Mills, I used to drive past the farm every few days...for years. I now live in Pikesville...but my son, DIL and grandchildren live 5 minutes away from the farm, so I still get out there often. One of my favorite drives is across Shawan to Hunt Valley!

Worthington said...

I love Sagamore! I am so glad the UA's Plank continues to do so much for Baltimore and Maryland.