Claudio Gonzalez

Maryland Racing Moves To Laurel For The Summer, Highlighting Turf Course Action

Competitive racing and full fields over its world-class turf course mark the annual return of live racing to Laurel Park for its 43-day summer meet beginning Friday, May 31.   Coming off a Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course that saw wagering records set on both Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Preakness (G1) days, May 17 […]

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Completed Pass Catches Black Type In Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Robert Bone’s Completed Pass earned the first stakes victory of his career in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes at Pimlico, scoring as the 6-5 favorite in the field of six starters. The 5-year-old gelded son of Pass Rush and jockey Victor Carrasco covered five furlongs over the “good” turf in 57.35 seconds, […]

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McCarthy, Gonzalez Crowned Laurel Winter Meet Leaders

Laurel Park lowered the curtain on its 46-day winter stand Sunday, with jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez formally claiming individual meet titles. McCarthy, 24, captured Race 7 on Timeless Treasure ($7.20) to finish with 53 victories, 26 more than runner-up Victor Carrasco. Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, McCarthy was also tops […]

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Laurel Winter Meet Rolls Into Final Weekend With McCarthy, Gonzalez Assured Titles

Live Thoroughbred horse racing returns to Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., with a nine-race card Friday, March 29 that kicks off the final weekend of the track’s 46-day winter meet. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, leads the jockey standings with 50 victories, 23 more […]

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‘You Dream Of This’: Four-Win Day For Meet Leading Trainer Claudio Gonzalez

Joseph Besecker’s Nyx Warrior ($16.80) came with a steady rally on the far outside to edge Moon Virginia at the wire in Sunday’s fifth race and complete a perfect afternoon for Laurel Park’s winter meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez. Gonzalez won with each of his starters Sunday, taking four of the first five races including three […]

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Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Award Finalists Announced; Awards Included For Backstretch Worker Of The Year

The second annual Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Awards will be presented to the top Maryland owner, trainer, jockey, breeder, broodmare and stallion, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2018, on Feb. 12 at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The Renaissance Awards were created to recognize the best of Maryland racing and breeding from […]

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Gonzalez, McCarthy Capture Fall Meet Titles At Laurel Park

A rainy closing day saw Claudio Gonzalez continue his recent domination of the trainer standings while Trevor McCarthy returned to a familiar spot atop the jockey standings and a new face emerged as Maryland’s leading rider on a special New Year’s Eve program at Laurel Park. Gonzalez, 42, finished the calendar year-ending fall meet, which […]

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Maryland Million: Follow The Dog, My Star Potential Take Juvenile Stakes

Waldorf Racing Stables’ Follow the Dog rated in the clear on the outside of longshot leader Lippi Lorenzo before taking over once straightened for home and pulling clear through the stretch for a 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The Nursery for 2-year-olds and $100,000 Lassie for 2-year-old fillies, […]

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Toledo, Gonzalez Wrap Up Laurel Park Summer Titles

Laurel Park lowered the curtain on its 40-day summer stand with a 10-race program Sunday as jockey Jevian Toledo and trainer Claudio Gonzalez formally wrapped up their respective meet titles. Toledo finished with 31 wins, six more than runners-up Feargal Lynch and apprentice Weston Hamilton, to earn his fifth career meet title. The 23-year-old Toledo […]

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Laurel Park: Cancer In The Rear View, Gonzalez Closes In On Another Training Title

In just his sixth full season of training Thoroughbreds, Claudio Gonzalez never envisioned having the kind of success that has resulted his emergence as a dominant force in Maryland and has him a weekend away from formally claiming his fourth title in the last five Maryland Jockey Club meets. Gonzalez, 41, enters the final three […]

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