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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Maryland Million Day Set For Oct. 19 At Laurel Park

The 34th edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 19 at Laurel Park. Over 22,000 people were in attendance to enjoy the 2018 renewal of Maryland’s Day at the Races, which featured races for eligible Maryland-sired horses. Wagering topped $6.4 million, which is the highest it has been since […]

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John Jones Targets Three-Peat In $75,000 Jennings Stakes At Laurel Park

Winless in seven starts this year, Matthew Schera’s multiple stakes winner John Jones looks to end that drought in a familiar place as he goes after his third consecutive victory in the $75,000 Jennings Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park. The Jennings, for 3-year-olds and up, is the first of two stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses on […]

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Crabcakes Proves Deserving Favorite In Maryland Million Distaff

Crabcakes validated her 2-5 favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park, successfully defending her title with a half-length triumph over My Magician. The seven-furlong handicap for fillies and mares kicked off the 33rd edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million program of stakes for Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. The Bernie Houghton-trained Crabcakes, […]

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Shimmering Aspen, Crabcakes Making Seasonal Debuts Thursday At Laurel

The first four-day race week of Laurel Park’s summer meet opens with a bang as multiple stakes-winning fillies Shimmering Aspen and Crabcakes are set to face each other in their seasonal debuts Thursday, July 26. Racing will continue on a Thursday through Sunday schedule through the end of the 40-day summer meet Sunday, Aug. 19. Following the Timonium meet at the […]

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Carryovers In Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 As Laurel Begins Thursday-Sunday Schedule

Thursday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park includes carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. on the first four-day racing week of the 40-day summer meet that continues Thursdays through Sundays until closing day on Sunday, Aug. 19. Following the Timonium meet at the Maryland […]

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Crabcakes Stretches Win Streak To Three In Maryland Million Distaff

Morgans Ford Farm’s Crabcakes, facing older horses for the second straight race, put away pacesetting She Rolls in mid-stretch and held off a late run from My Magician to extend her win streak to three in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Saturday at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong Distaff for fillies and mares 3 and up was the […]

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Crabcakes’ Emotional Win In Laurel’s Miss Disco ‘A Family Affair’

Racing for the first time following the Aug. 7 death of her owner-breeder, Elizabeth ‘Binnie’ Houghton of Buckingham Farm, Crabcakes gave the family reason to celebrate with an emotional 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Miss Disco at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Miss Disco for 3-year-old fillies was one of three stakes restricted to Maryland-bred/sired […]

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‘Binnie’ Houghton Enjoying ‘Gratifying’ Crabcakes In Maryland

Long before she and her husband moved to picturesque Buckingham Farm on the shores of the Chester River in eastern Maryland more than five decades ago, Elizabeth ‘Binnie’ Houghton has loved her adopted state’s most enduring delicacy almost as much as her horses. The 78-year-old mother of two and grandmother of four had often thought […]

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