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Undefeated Miss J McKay Supplemented To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The owners of Laurel Park stakes winner Miss J McKay, first to the wire in each of her three starts, will be pre-entered Wednesday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1), to be run Friday, Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Trainer Cal Lynch said Sidney Karmia’s Maxis Stable, Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stable […]

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Miss J McKay First Starter, First Winner For Maryland Stallion Hangover Kid

Multiple stakes winner Hangover Kid, whose seven career victories included the 2014 Bowling Green (G2), got his stud career off to a successful start when Maxis Stable’s Miss J McKay captured her debut Friday at Laurel Park. Favored at 4-5 among seven 2-year-old fillies in the $33,000 waiver maiden claiming event, Miss J McKay ($3.80) […]

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El Areeb, Recruiting Ready Face Off On Saturday At Laurel Park

M M G Stables’ El Areeb, who opened the year with back-to-back Grade 3 victories before being knocked from the Triple Crown trail with a knee injury, will attempt to end his sophomore season in similarly successful fashion in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up is the last […]

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El Areeb ‘A Handful’ On Return To Training At Laurel Park

While Laurel Park is gearing up for the return of the Fall Festival of Racing – an annual extravaganza that features seven stakes worth $900,000 in purses including the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16 – trainer Cal Lynch is excited about another looming comeback. Laurel-based Lynch welcomed back M […]

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Castrenze, Russell Return From Injuries To Ride At Laurel Park

Apprentice jockey Ashley Castrenze picked up her second win since returning from a lengthy absence due to injury when she piloted the Mark Reid-trained Circle of Light to a 4 ¾-length victory in Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park. Castrenze, 20, made her 2017 debut April 14 at Laurel and had gone winless in her […]

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Report: El Areeb Injures Knee, Will Miss Kentucky Derby

Graded stakes winner El Areeb has been forced to the sidelines after suffering a knee injury. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate came out of his Wednesday morning work at Laurel Park with the injury. Trainer Cal Lynch told the Form that the colt will undergo surgery on Monday at New Bolton Center. […]

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El Areeb Breezes At Laurel Park; Connections Eye Wood Memorial For Next Start

With an eye on returning to New York for the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8, M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb breezed Thursday morning at his Laurel Park base for trainer Cal Lynch. Regular rider Trevor McCarthy, fresh off a nine-win weekend at Laurel to pad his lead atop the current […]

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El Areeb ‘In Hand’ For Five-Furlong Bullet As Final Prep For Gotham

M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb signaled his readiness for the $350,000 Gotham (G3) March 4 at Aqueduct with a sharp five-furlong breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Sunday morning. Partnered with regular rider and current winter meet-leading jockey Trevor McCarthy, El Areeb registered the fastest time of eight horses at […]

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