Maryland Jockey Club

College Day Scholarships Part Of Upcoming Maryland State Fair At Timonium

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announced its 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. The meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed […]

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Maryland Horsemen, Jockey Club Create ‘Community Day’ To Celebrate Backstretch Workers

The Maryland Jockey Club is partnering with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in hosting an inaugural Community Day Tuesday, July 23 at Laurel Park. Created to celebrate the backstretch community and its contribution to the continued success of Maryland racing, Community Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. outside the track kitchen. “We […]

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Angel Cruz Shows Heels To Fellow Riders In PDJF Fundraiser Run At Laurel

Angel Cruz, breaking from Post 1 and racing without shoes, sprinted to a quick lead and held off apprentice Julio Correa’s late surge to capture the jockey foot race held Thursday between Races 4 and 5 at Laurel Park in Maryland to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. For a minimum $5 donation, fans could […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5: Low Takeout, Free Past Performances

The Stronach 5, which has proven over the past several months to offer a strong return on investment, will feature races from Florida’s Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park in Maryland when it kicks off Friday at 4:50 p.m. ET. The Stronach 5 features a $100,000 guaranteed pool, free past performances, an industry-low 12-percent takeout, and […]

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Stronach 5: Fourth Leg ‘All,’ 109 Winners Worth $1,347 Friday

There were 109 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $1,347.70. The fourth leg of Friday’s Stronach 5, the fifth race from Santa Anita, became an ‘all’ due to a program error. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence: ● Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – High Noon Rider $5.80 ● Leg Two – Gulfstream […]

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Baltimore Mayor Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pimlico’s Owner Over Possible Preakness Move To Laurel Park

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young announced on Wednesday that the city has dropped a lawsuit against the owner and operator of Pimlico racetrack, host of the Preakness Stakes. In March, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh sued The Stronach Group and its Maryland racing division, the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns and operates both Pimlico and Laurel Park. […]

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Ryan Urges Tracks To Take A Good, Hard Look At Medical Protocol – And Not Just For Jockeys

In summer 2017, a groom collapsed in the paddock at Laurel Park while leading a horse, stricken by a heart attack. While the people immediately around him panicked, racetrack security knew exactly what to do – they called for a medical doctor to the paddock, and Dr. Kelly Ryan of Medstar Sports Medicine responded. Ryan […]

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Maryland Seeks To Improve Quality, Safety With Stricter Performance Requirements

Maryland is raising its performance requirements for horses stabled or entered at Laurel and Pimlico, which officials there hope will result in a better racing product and improved equine welfare. A note appearing on overnights last month informed horsemen any horse which has not finished first through fourth in its last eight starts would no […]

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Large Fields, Turf Races Featured In Friday’s Low-Takeout Stronach 5

It’s all about the turf come Friday’s Stronach 5, with four of the five races on the turf along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. The national pick 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicks off at approximately 5:20 p.m. with 13 horses going a mile on Laurel Park’s world-class turf course. The action moves to […]

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Maryland Racing Moves To Laurel For The Summer, Highlighting Turf Course Action

Competitive racing and full fields over its world-class turf course mark the annual return of live racing to Laurel Park for its 43-day summer meet beginning Friday, May 31.   Coming off a Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course that saw wagering records set on both Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Preakness (G1) days, May 17 […]

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