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‘We Believe In This Sport’: Maryland Million Handle Up 30 Percent

Total handle on Saturday’s 33rd Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park was $5.704 million, an increase of 30.3 percent over last year and the largest handle on Maryland Million Day since 2007. It was also the first time since 2007 that total handle was over $5 million. An estimated 22,000 people witnessed history […]

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Prado Makes Maryland Million History With Classic Win On Saratoga Bob

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado guided Saratoga Bob to victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, setting a record for most wins by a jockey in the annual event featuring Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. Prado notched his 18th Maryland Million success, going one-up on retired fellow Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez. […]

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‘Bogged Down’ In Joe Hirsch, Spring Quality Hopes For Firm Ground In Canadian International

Spring Quality comes into the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International off his lowest finish to date. But trainer Graham Motion, who also sends out Mekhtaal in the 1 ½-mile fall classic, has faith his Grade 1 champ will be back at the top of his game on Saturday at Woodbine. A son of Quality Road, […]

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Jockeys And Jeans Raises $310,000 For PDJF At Canterbury Park

Results for the June 23 Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser at Canterbury Park are in and the group of former jockeys raised $310,000, easily topping the record $254,000 raised at Parx Racing last year. The total puts the amount raised by the group to well over $1 million. “Jockeys and Jeans is a true representation of […]

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Gaffalione Shines At Canterbury For Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only several jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, and on a night dedicated to raising money for disabled jockeys, Tyler Gaffalione was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for June 18 – 24, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by […]

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Prado Leads All Star Jockey Challenge At Canterbury Park Fundraiser For PDJF

Hall of Famer Edgar Prado will head up nine star jockeys competing in the first All Star Jockey Challenge Saturday at Canterbury Park to benefit disabled jockeys. The inaugural Jockey and Jeans & PDJF All Star Jockey Challenge is part of the fifth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser. Proceeds from both, along with a poker tournament and […]

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Spring Quality Nails Blanket Finish In Woodford Reserve Manhattan

Augustin Stable’s Spring Quality, an 18-1 chance in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan, came flying down the far outside to best 5-1 Sadler’s Joy by a neck on the wire. Ridden by Hall of Famer Edgar Prado, the 6-year-old Quality Road gelding was making just his second start of the 2018 season and 11th […]

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Jockey Of The Week: Prado Eighth All-Time To Reach 7,000 Victories

After becoming the eighth North American Jockey to win 7,000 races, voters named Hall of Famer Edgar Prado the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 14 – 20, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Prado Named Honorary Postmaster At Thursday’s Alibi Breakfast

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado served as Honorary Postmaster during the annual Alibi Breakfast Thursday morning inside the Terrace Dining Room at legendary Pimlico Race Course, where he was also recognized for reaching a historic milestone this week. Prado, who turns 51 June 12, became just the eighth rider in Thoroughbred history to win […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came […]

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