Maryland Jockey Club Press Office

American Horses Return From Dubai; Trainers Remain In Isolation

Having arrived safely back in the United States from Dubai, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ 3-year-old Shotski will get some time off as his connections ponder what’s next for the Grade 2 winner. Laurel Park-based trainer Jerry O’Dwyer said Shotski landed in Newark, N.J. Thursday along with other American horses […]

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Apprentice Charlie Marquez Triples At Laurel On Second Consecutive Sunday

For the second consecutive Sunday, teenaged apprentice rider Charlie Marquez ended the racing week with a three-win day at Laurel Park. His latest triple gave the newly turned 17-year-old native of Columbia, Md. sole possession of third place in the winter meet standings with 24 victories from 132 mounts, trailing meet leader Trevor McCarthy (38) […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Returns $1,407 To Each Of 536 Winners

There were 536 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $1,407.40. Bolstered by a carryover of $167,951.23 from Feb. 21, the popular national wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout saw its pool swell to $833,513. Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by Trimmed in Grey ($8.40). American […]

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Shotski Tunes Up For Big Challenge In Fountain Of Youth

Ridden by trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer, Shotski tuned up for Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park with a four-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Laurel Park. Shotski, who captured the Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct in December, worked from the gate in company, covering the half-mile distance in 48.40 seconds, the fourth fastest clocking […]

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Firenze Fire Blows Them Away In General George

Mr Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire made a victorious 2020 debut Saturday at Laurel Park, notching his ninth career stakes victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. The General George, a seven-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, co-headlined Saturday’s Sprintfest Winter Carnival program with the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie, a seven-furlong sprint for older […]

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‘Hard-Knocking’ Majestic Reason Makes The Grade In Barbara Fritchie

Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s homebred Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland’s champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older shared top billing […]

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Alwaysmining Shows Tenacity In John B. Campbell Victory

Runnymoore Racing’s Alwaysmining flashed his championship form Saturday at Laurel Park, fighting back tenaciously in deep stretch to capture the $100,000 John B. Campbell. The 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, who was honored as the champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2019, claimed his second consecutive stakes victory of 2020 in the about 1 1/16-mile stakes for […]

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10-Time Stakes Winner Anna’s Bandit To Make Graded Debut In Barbara Fritchie

No Guts No Glory Farm’s 10-time stakes winner Anna’s Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park after turning in a sharp five-furlong breeze Sunday. Anna’s Bandit completed the distance in 1:01.40 over Laurel’s main track, third-fastest of 15 horses, in her first work since having a […]

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Stronach 5 Cancelled When Wind Forces Cancellation Of Final Four Races At Laurel Friday

Laurel Park cancelled races 5 through 8 Friday afternoon due to high winds with gusts reaching 40 mph. Due to Laurel cancelling live racing, Friday’s Stronach 5 was also cancelled. The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5. Laurel remains open for simulcast wagering. Live racing returns Saturday with a first race […]

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