Maryland horse racing

Three Incumbents Among Five Seats Filled On Maryland Horse Breeders Association Board

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected three incumbent members, a former board member and a 2018 presidential appointee to the 2019 Board of Directors, as announced June 13. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected this year will serve for the next three […]

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Father’s Day Card At Laurel Park: ‘Cars, Cigars & Barbecue’

Laurel Park will play host to one of the most unique Father’s Day celebrations in the Mid-Atlantic Sunday, June 16 with Cars, Cigars & Barbecue. The day will offer families live Thoroughbred racing, barbecue specials, cigar rolling, yard games, and a car display between Noon and 5 p.m., featuring the Asphalt Angels and Lost in the […]

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Crow Hopes Warrior’s Charge Will Bring Her Full Circle In Preakness

You can almost hear the smile in Liz Crow’s voice as she recalls the first time she came to Pimlico Race Course in a professional setting – partially because it wasn’t all that long ago but mostly because it seems like a lifetime has passed since. In 2007, the Bethesda, Md. native had just landed […]

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‘Preakness Is A Go’ For Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox

Oaklawn Invitational winner Laughing Fox will make his next start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, owner Alex Lieblong said Thursday morning. Laughing Fox, who runs in the name of Lieblong and his wife, JoAnn, and is trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned a free berth into […]

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Jaywalk, Always Shopping Lead 28 Nominations For Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Graded-stakes winners Jaywalk and Always Shopping and Maryland-based Las Setas, riding a four-race win streak including three straight stakes, top a diverse group of 28 horses nominated to the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan Friday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course. The 95th running of the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies highlights a 14-race program […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Files Motion To Dismiss, Says Baltimore ‘Has No Right To Confiscate’ Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that it filed a motion to dismiss Baltimore City’s lawsuit captioned, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et al. v. The Stronach Group, et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-19-001776. That lawsuit seeks to condemn and confiscate the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course, the Woodlawn Vase, […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Maryland Racing Community Shows Its ‘Heart’ During Trainer’s Family Crisis

Maryland based-trainer Phil Schoenthal used to become upset when things did not go his way in a sport filled with adversity. Not anymore. He remains passionate about winning and the attention to detail that requires, but his perspective radically changed when his son Emerson, then 3 years old, was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy last spring. […]

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Foreman Relishes Match Series Return, Sees Further Potential In ‘Big-Event’ Focus

After considering 2018 a “trial balloon” from several standpoints, founder Alan Foreman is excited to have the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series return for the second year of its revival, ready to really take flight. The 2019 MATCH Series kicks off Saturday on the Spring Stakes Spectacular program at Laurel Park with a quartet of $100,000 […]

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The Match Series Kicks Off At Laurel; Several Returning Horses Set To Compete

Pewter Stable’s Dubini fell four points shy of winning a 2018 MATCH Series division title, and now he’s scheduled to return action April 20 at Laurel Park in the first leg of the series. Several other prominent horses from last year’s series are entered in other series races. Dubini, a 6-year-old Gio Ponti gelding trained […]

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Laurel Park Begins 10-Day Spring Race Meet On April 5

Laurel Park will kick off its spring meet with a nine-race program Friday, April 5, the first of a 19-day stand highlighted by the Spring Stakes Spectacular April 20 featuring automatic qualifying races for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) and $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2). Racing will be conducted Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during […]

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