Mid-Atlantic racing

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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Next Stop For The Match Series: Penn Mile Program At Penn National

The MATCH Series moves to Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course June 1 as part of a major racing program featuring eight stakes worth a total of $1.3 million. With 12 races planned, the program will span the afternoon and evening. There is a special first post time of 2:45 p.m. for the Saturday […]

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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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Stronach Group Reforms: Questions In California And A View From The Mid-Atlantic

As the hours tick down to Thursday’s meeting of the California Horse Racing Board – the first since Santa Anita was forced to cancel racing indefinitely following a rash of fatal breakdowns – everyone is wondering how The Stronach Group will propose to move forward with the reforms announced by Belinda Stronach March 14. A […]

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Match Series Doubleheader This Weekend At Monmouth, Laurel Park

Three Maryland-bred geldings will seek to pad their MATCH Series points in the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division when they square off in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park Aug. 12. The Polynesian is part of a MATCH Series two-state weekend doubleheader. Monmouth Park will host the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes in the Filly […]

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Con Una Participación Sin Precedentes, El Recordado Ben’s Cat Obtiene El Vox Populi Award

El desaparecido Ben’s Cat, cuatro veces Caballo del Año en Maryland y un apreciado héroe equino, ha sido galardonado con el Vox Populi Award, o “Voz del Pueblo,” con una participación récord de votantes. El premio, creado por la propietaria de Secretariat Penny Chenery, es un reconocimiento anual para aquel caballo cuya popularidad y excelencia […]

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New Owner’s Bonus Available To Virginia-Breds In Six Mid-Atlantic States

The Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (VHBPA) and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) today announced plans to implement a new owner’s bonus program that will reward owners of Virginia-bred horses that win an overnight race at  Mid-Atlantic region racetracks. The new bonus program, slated to begin July 1, will add a 25 percent bonus to the purse earnings of any Virginia-bred that wins an unrestricted overnight race at a Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New […]

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At 53, Competitive Fire Still Burns Bright for Veteran Pino

In a career that has spanned 36 years, it would be understandable if jockey Mario Pino were thinking about retirement. At age 53, however, the veteran rider is showing no signs of slowing down. Throughout his successful career, Pino has been based on the East Coast, riding for years on the Maryland circuit. He currently […]

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Mid-Atlantic racing series could be revived

A racing series at Mid-Atlantic tracks could return next year after a decade on the shelf, the program’s founder tells the Blood-Horse.  Alan Foreman, CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, says discussions will begin soon to potentially revive MATCH – the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series: “When last held in 2001, MATCH was a seven-month-long racing series […]

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