Ben’s Cat

Pimentel Rides Four Winners, Including Three Stakes, Saturday At Laurel

Jockey Julian Pimentel put an exclamation point on his four-win afternoon by guiding favored Introduced to a half-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Miss Disco Stakes at Laurel Park. Three of Pimentel’s four wins came in consecutive stakes races. He preceded the Miss Disco with victories in the $75,000 All Brandy on My Sistersledge and the […]

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Phlash Phelps Cuts Back For Sunday’s Ben’s Cat

Best known for his success going two turns on the turf, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will cut back to a sprint for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes at Laurel Park. The Ben’s Cat for 3-year-olds and up and $75,000 Jameela for fillies and […]

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Purse Sensation Three-Peats For Record-Setting Parx Dash

Heavily favored Pure Sensation broke on top and proceeded to dominate a quality field of turf sprinters, winning the Grade 3 $200,000 Parx Dash Saturday afternoon at Parx Racing. Having already won three Turf Monster Handicaps and two previous running’s of the Parx Dash, the win gave him the most graded wins, six, in history […]

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Ben’s Cat Jockey Pimentel Looking To Win Win Win With First Derby Mount

Even after losing the mount on a horse he called one of the best he’s ever ridden – and he has sat on some very good ones – Laurel Park-based journeyman Julian Pimentel didn’t lose his sense of humor. Pimentel rode Win Win Win to three wins and a second in four tries, including a […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘This Is What Keeps Me Going’

Mothers know their children – the good, the bad, and the awful – so Fern Augusti knew the call would come one day. Brian, the oldest of her five children, had been resuscitated once before after overdosing on heroin only to plunge again into those depths of despair. When the call came in July 2009 […]

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‘It’s Our Breeders’ Cup’: Rich History Behind Maryland Million Day

Two weeks before the best horses and horsemen in the world gather for a lucrative weekend of championship racing, Laurel Park will once again play host to Maryland’s version of the Breeders’ Cup. The Jim McKay Maryland Million will celebrate its 33rd year Saturday, Oct. 20 featuring a full program of races for horses by 110 […]

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Happy Lantern Gives Hall Of Famer Leatherbury 6,500th Winner

Happy Lantern lit up the toteboard at odds of 16-1 to give Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury his 6,500th career victory Saturday to kick off Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park. Ridden by Rosario Montanez, Happy Lantern ($34) came with a steady run down the center of the All Along turf course to […]

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John Jones, Crabcakes Top Maryland Pride Day Nominees

Multiple stakes winners John Jones, Crabcakes and Limited View were among 84 nominees to four stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses worth $300,000 in purses on the Maryland Pride Day program Saturday, Aug. 18 at Laurel Park. In addition to a full card of live racing, fans will be able to sample traditional Maryland food and drink and shop […]

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Con Una Participación Sin Precedentes, El Recordado Ben’s Cat Obtiene El Vox Populi Award

El desaparecido Ben’s Cat, cuatro veces Caballo del Año en Maryland y un apreciado héroe equino, ha sido galardonado con el Vox Populi Award, o “Voz del Pueblo,” con una participación récord de votantes. El premio, creado por la propietaria de Secretariat Penny Chenery, es un reconocimiento anual para aquel caballo cuya popularidad y excelencia […]

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Ben’s Cat Inspires Record-Setting Number Of Votes To Win ‘Vox Populi’ Award

The late Ben’s Cat, four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and beloved equine hero, has been awarded the 2017 Secretariat Vox Populi Award, or “Voice of the People,” with record-breaking voter participation. The award, created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained […]

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