Maryland racing

Maryland Million Day Set For Oct. 20 At Laurel Park

The 33rd edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 20 at Laurel Park. Dates of other Maryland Million festivities, including the Maryland Million Gala (Maryland Club – Oct .19) and Maryland Million Golf Tournament (Manor Country Club – Oct. 9) have also been confirmed. Over 22,000 people were in attendance to enjoy the […]

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Laurel Park Moves Friday Card To Monday Due To Winter Storm

Heavy rain and high winds from Winter Storm Riley forecast to hit the East Coast Thursday evening has forced The Maryland Jockey Club to postpone the live program Friday, March 2 at Laurel Park. Friday’s entire nine-race program will be run, as carded, on Monday, March 5. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain […]

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143rd Preakness Headlines Pimlico’s $3.7 Million Spring Stakes Schedule

Highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, legendary Pimlico Race Course will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet which opens Thursday, May 10. The 12-day stand will run Thursdays through Sundays with the exception of Sunday, May 20. There […]

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High Winds Force Laurel To Cancel Final Six Races On Friday Card

High winds forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel the final six races of Friday’s card at Laurel Park. Management made the decision to cancel prior to the fourth race, which marked the start of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 sequence. The popular multi-race wager will have a jackpot carryover of $2,045 for Saturday. “We have […]

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Maryland: Trainer Eddie Gaudet Passes Away At Age 87

Edmond ‘Eddie’ Gaudet, a trainer of more than 1,700 winners and patriarch of one of Maryland’s best known and respected racing families, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Jan. 4. He was 87. Gaudet is survived by his wife, noted horseman, owner and trainer Linda Gaudet, and their daughters, Lacey and Gabrielle. Lacey Gaudet, 29, […]

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Laurel Park Cancels Saturday Card; Mandatory Payouts Pushed To Sunday

Due to extreme winter weather conditions, Laurel Park will cancel live races through Saturday. Laurel will remain open for simulcasting wagering throughout the week. Laurel will also show a full card from Maronas in Latin America Saturday. Laurel is scheduled to run its first live meet of the new year Sunday with mandatory payouts of […]

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Laurel Cancels Friday Card, Will Race On Monday

A continuation of extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region has caused the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel live racing for Friday, Jan. 5. Forecasts call for a high of 19 degrees on Friday with lows in the single digits and winds gusting to 19 mph. Friday’s nine-race card has been moved to Monday, Jan. […]

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Laurel: Jockeys’ ‘Concerns’ About Track Surface Led To Saturday’s Cancellations

Laurel Park canceled its final three races on Saturday’s Christmastide Stakes Day program due to “deteriorating winter weather conditions,” according to a Maryland Jockey Club press release. The Racing Biz reports that the Laurel Park jockey colony had a significant impact on that cancellation decision after three different riders were dropped from their mounts in approximately […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: No Brakes Finds A New Speed

The 12-year-old gelding’s name still suits him. “No Brakes” doesn’t like to do anything slowly, from eating his dinner to moving across his pasture at the Virginia Tech Foundation’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE). “Brakey” developed quite the fan following during his eight years on the racetrack. In 111 starts, the Maryland-bred son […]

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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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