Alfred G. Vanderbilt’s Social Outcast was considered one of racing’s greatest geldings when he made his final start in March 1956. Ranked among the nation’s best handicap horses of 1955 when finishing fourth or better in 18 stakes from 22 starts, his career of 58 starts spanned five seasons. 

Bred and owned by billionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt, Youth was named champion 3-year-old in his adopted country of France and returned across the Atlantic to race twice and win both, one in Canada and one in Maryland, to earn the Eclipse Award as champion turf horse in 1976. 


In January 2013 the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and the Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA) began collaborating on plans for a hall of fame to illuminate the accomplishments of Maryland-bred Thoroughbreds.