Maryland racing

Maryland Horsemen’s Group Provides Biosecurity Guidance For Trainers, Veterinarians

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association distributed the following guidance to its members Thursday regarding safety protocols during the COVID-19 outbreak: Veterinarians: We ask that trainers designate only one person from your barn to interact with veterinarians and farriers to limit the human to human exposure. Please do your best to keep as much distance between […]

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Laurel’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Will Be $18K For Friday’s Card

 Live racing will return to Laurel Park Friday, March 20 with a carryover jackpot of $18,132.97 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 as well as the opening and closing legs of the weekly national Stronach 5 wager. The Rainbow 6 had no single ticket with all six winners during Laurel’s last live program Sunday, March 15. […]

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Maryland Senate Okays $375 Million Funding Plan For Pimlico, Laurel Park Renovations

The Maryland State Senate Friday gave final approval to a bill that would provide financing for improvements at both Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore and Laurel Park In Anne Arundel County. The Racing and Community Development Act calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million in 30-year bonds for the racetrack upgrades. […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Merritt ‘A Gem’ From The Rough Side Of Town

When Adriane Merritt visits Laurel Park and watches her son, Dominick, work as an exercise rider, she believes a mother’s prayers were answered. Adriane and her husband, Gary, raised Dominick and his two older siblings, Michelle Branch and Delvon Merritt, in an inner-city neighborhood on the east side of Baltimore that no one would choose. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: New Developments In Neighboring States

This week could turn out to be an important turning point for the horse racing industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. The question is, which way is the arrow pointing? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in the neighboring states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Watch The […]

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Laurel: Blue Eyed Girl Looks To Increase Win Streak In Barbara Fritchie Stakes

Morris Kernan Jr. and M-Z Racing Partnership’s Blue Eyed Girl, who impressively extended her win streak to three races last time out at Laurel Park, will return to Maryland to make her stakes debut in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Saturday, Feb. 15. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and […]

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McCarthy, Claudio Gonzalez Take Maryland Titles For Jockey And Trainer

Bolstered by career-best performances in both wins and purse earnings, Trevor McCarthy and Claudio Gonzalez finished 2019 as the Maryland’s leading jockey and trainer, respectively, for a third time. McCarthy, 25, led all riders with 170 wins and $6,183,038 in purses earned at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. The Wilmington, Del. native also led […]

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Six-Year-Old Isotherm Cutting Back To Sprint Distance For Dave’s Friend Stakes

Matt Schera’s Isotherm, a two-time graded-stakes winner on the turf, will cut back to a dirt sprint for only the second time in his career and the first time in 20 months in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up is one of five stakes worth $500,000 […]

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Pair Of Carryovers, Stronach 5 Await Bettors Friday At Laurel Park

There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 as well as the return of the weekly national Stronach 5 wager when live racing resumes at Laurel Park Friday, Dec. 13. Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m. The Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover stands at $13,336.32 after […]

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