Maryland racing

Laurel Park Cancels Racing For Second Straight Day Due To Broken Water Pipe

Ongoing work to fix a broken water pipe along the track apron has forced Laurel Park to cancel Friday’s live 10-race program. Repairs to the pipe, located near the outer rail of the main track, took longer than expected and require an extra day to complete. Management is optimistic live racing will return with Saturday’s […]

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Broken Water Pipe Forces Laurel Park To Call Off Thursday Card

Laurel Park has cancelled its 10-race program Thursday due to a broken water pipe along the apron. Because the pipe is located near the outer rail of the main track, management has decided to call off today’s races. Laurel remains open today for simulcasting and is optimistic it will resume its live program Friday afternoon. […]

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Country’s Top Apprentice Jockey, Julio Correa, Ready To Compete In New York

Laurel Park-based jockey Julio Correa, leading all apprentice riders in the country in wins, will be moving his tack to New York next month. The 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico guided Smart Angle’s 3-year-old filly Yesterdaysplan to a head victory over favored Esterina in the $50,000 Distaff Starter Handicap on Saturday for his first […]

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Maryland Trainer Souder Dies At 85

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association released the following statement on Thursday:  Donald Eugene Souder, a longtime Maryland-based trainer, died Oct. 16. He was 85. Souder, who began training in 1979, had 255 career victories and earnings just shy of $4 million. His most successful earnings year was 2004, when his horses banked $429,000. Souder was […]

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Two And A Half Years In, Maryland’s Beyond The Wire Has Placed More than 200 Horses

Less than halfway into its third year, Beyond the Wire is evolving into more than just a safe, reliable and successful bridge to find and place retired Thoroughbreds with second homes. Launched by the Maryland Jockey Club in conjunction with the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) in 2017, Beyond the Wire has developed a groundswell of support […]

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Maryland Million Turf: Connections Hoping Outofthepark Can Follow In Phlash Phelps’ Hoofprints

Absent the winners of its past five editions, Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park figures to be a wide-open affair that attracted an overflow field of 16 including a trio of horses from last fall as well as the connections of one former champion. Scheduled for one mile over the Dahlia course layout, […]

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My Sistersledge Will Be Running For History In Saturday’s Maryland Million Ladies

John and Cheryl Banner’s multiple stakes-winning mare My Sistersledge has the opportunity to become part of Maryland Million history when she goes after her third straight victory in the $125,000 Ladies Saturday at Laurel Park. Scheduled for 1 1/8 miles over the Dahlia turf course, the Ladies for fillies and mares three and older is […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Will The Preakness Stay Put?

The Stronach Group and the city of Baltimore recently announced a major agreement to overhaul Pimlico Racecourse and keep the Preakness in town for years to come, pending legislative approval. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the deal and what it might mean for horse […]

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After Saving Horses From Barn Fire, Cellinesi Presented With Unsung Hero Award

Heather Cellinesi has been selected to receive the 2019 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd., this award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. It recognizes honesty, hard work and humility – qualities […]

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Trio Of Turf Races, Super Hi-5 Carryover On Tap For Next Stretch At Laurel Park

Three allowance races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies and a trio of events scheduled for its world-class turf course are on tap when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a 10-race program Friday, Oct. 11. The four-day live race week will be capped by a special Columbus Day holiday program Monday, Oct. […]

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