Nestled in the hills and valleys of north Baltimore County is Fenwick Stables, a training farm for steeplechase horses in operation since early l98l.
It is the home of Make Azilian, the two-time Maryland Million steeplechase race winner, trained both years by Charles C. Fenwick Jr., who is also the operator of the farm.
This is only the third year that steeplechase racing has been included in the event. The l993 12-race program includes three stakes for 2-year-olds, the steeplechase, the traditional classic events and two starter handicaps.
Another Maryland Million participant, "Rolling Cart," also resides at the stables. Farm manager at Fenwick's, Keith Lewis, says, "He's our hope to make it three years in a row." The horse will be ridden by Colvin "Greg" Ryan. Given that there are only seven horses in the steeplechase race, his chances are more than one in a million.
The Maryland Million will be run tomorrow at Laurel Race Course.