Ben’s Cat

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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Ya Está Abierta La Votación Para El Premio Vox Populi 2017: Arrogate, Lady Eli Y Songbird Entre Los Finalistas

Ya está abierta la votación en línea para seleccionar al octavo ganador del premio Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Creado por la desaparecida propietaria de Secretariat, Penny Chenery, el premio Vox Populi, o “Voz del Pueblo” es un reconocimiento al purasangre cuya popularidad y excelencia en las pistas haya tenido mayor resonancia en el público, y […]

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‘Vox Populi’ Award Voting Now Open: Finalists Include Ben’s Cat, Lady Eli, Patch

Online voting is now open for the eighth annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s late owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. Fans can vote […]

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King Leatherbury’s Two Greatest ‘Regrets’ About Ben’s Cat

Reflecting after Saturday’s burial ceremony at Laurel Park, King Leatherbury told deadspin.com that he had “regrets, about Ben.” The breeder and trainer of Maryland legend Ben’s Cat, Leatherbury’s two greatest regrets come in the form of bets he didn’t make on the 32-time winning gelding. The first bet Leatherbury didn’t make came just after Ben’s Cat’s […]

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McCarthy Expected To Begin His Return From Dislocated Shoulder On Dec. 5

For a while, Trevor McCarthy felt – and looked – like a jockey again. Wearing the orange and white silks of Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury’s The Jim Stable, the 23-year-old was at Laurel Park over the weekend signing autographs as part of Ben’s Cat Day, honoring the late Mid-Atlantic legend he was honored […]

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Farewell To The ‘Amazing, Magnificent’ Ben’s Cat

Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben’s Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park. In a ceremony attended by approximately 150 horsemen, jockeys and fans – and breeder, owner and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury – Ben’s Cat’s remains were […]

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Taking A ‘Page’ From Ben’s Cat In Laurel’s Richard W. Small

Never having met on the track but linked by longevity and success, 7-year-old Grade 3-winning gelding Page McKenney fittingly makes his return to Laurel Park on Ben’s Cat Day in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small. The Small, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, and the $75,000 Geisha for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 […]

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