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Gonzalez Lucks Out With Stakes-Winning Former Claimer Afleet Willy

Claudio Gonzalez, who led all trainers in Maryland last year with 84 victories while securing training titles during Laurel’s summer and fall meets, claimed Afleet Willy on a cloudy day out of a victory over a sealed, muddy track two days after Christmas in 2015. The son of Wilburn has turned out to be a […]

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Laurel: Jockeys’ ‘Concerns’ About Track Surface Led To Saturday’s Cancellations

Laurel Park canceled its final three races on Saturday’s Christmastide Stakes Day program due to “deteriorating winter weather conditions,” according to a Maryland Jockey Club press release. The Racing Biz reports that the Laurel Park jockey colony had a significant impact on that cancellation decision after three different riders were dropped from their mounts in approximately […]

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Kauai King, Dave’s Friend Inducted Into Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are millionaire Dave’s Friend and Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Kauai King, the only Maryland-bred to win the Kentucky Derby. The new inductees were selected by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). Both Dave’s […]

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