Maryland

‘I Can’t Even Explain What It Feels Like’: Rebecca LaBarre Rides First Winner At Laurel

Ejetero LLC’s Empire Panther took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late challenge from Ash n’ Em to give jockey Rebecca LaBarre her first professional victory Saturday at Laurel Park. Empire Panther ($4.80), trained by Jose Corrales, ran one mile in 1:40.86 over a fast main track to win […]

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Alwaysmining Strikes Gold In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining went straight to the front under jockey Daniel Centeno and never looked to register his first stakes victory with another impressive front-running performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the Juvenile Futurity for 2-year-olds and the 33rd renewal of the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship […]

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Maryland Racing Secretary Merz Focusing On Filling Stalls, Advancing Stakes Schedule

The fact that winter racing is fast approaching hit Chris Merz hard Thursday morning. Merz, a native of San Diego who became the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing secretary in July, woke up to an inch of snow and a winter storm warning. “Waking up and seeing snow? Never. Never seen that before,” Merz said. “It […]

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El Gran Senor, Caesar’s Wish Selected For Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

The Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are European champion El Gran Senor and the brilliant filly Caesar’s Wish. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). El Gran Senor was a champion in England and […]

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Georganne Hale Named Vice President Of Racing Development In Maryland

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that longtime Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary Georganne Hale has been named Vice President of Racing Development. Hale, the first and only woman to serve as racing secretary at a major North American racetrack when promoted to the position in 2000 by the Maryland Jockey Club, will […]

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Canter New York Launched To Work Alongside NYTHA’s Take The Lead

CANTER is now offering its nationally-recognized 100% volunteer service to New York horseman with the opening of CANTER-New York, a Phase I program offering free sales listings to local trainers/owners of Thoroughbred Racehorses no longer competing. The Chapter is uniquely designed to support the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA)’s TAKE THE LEAD aftercare program […]

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Timonium’s 2018 Live Racing Schedule Includes Pair Of $75,000 Stakes

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc is pleased to announce the 2018 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from August 24 through September 3 this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. For the first time in many years, the […]

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Carrasco Makes Long-Awaited Return To The Saddle Sunday At Laurel Park

Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Ranked among Maryland’s leading riders since coming to the U.S. from his native Puerto Rico in March 2013, Carrasco has […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Association Announces Board Of Directors Election Results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership selected three new members and two incumbents to the Board of Directors, as announced June 12. 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 years. Michael Harrison, Christy Holden and Theresa Wiseman […]

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Maryland: Horse Racing Industry Has $500 Million Economic Impact

The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy.  The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone. The report quantified […]

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