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General George: Uncontested Gives Trainer Patterson First Stakes Win In 18th Career Start

Saddling just her 18th starter as a trainer and first in a stakes race, Jenn Patterson admitted she “definitely had tears in my eyes” when Uncontested, owned by Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum, went nearly gate-to-wire to win the $250,000 General George Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Patterson, the former exercise rider and assistant trainer […]

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Aptly-Named Still Having Fun Has Logged 10,000 Miles, Still Game For G3 General George

Following a sophomore season that saw him travel around the country to compete on some of racing’s biggest days, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun will face an accomplished field of 13 rivals for his return to Maryland in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.   […]

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Late Night Pow Wow, Still Having Fun Top Nominees To Laurel’s Winter Carnival

Grade 3 winner Late Night Pow Wow, riding an eight-race win streak, and defending champion Ms Locust Point are among 35 older fillies and mares nominated to the 67th running of the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) Saturday, Feb. 16 at Laurel Park. The Barbara Fritchie and the $250,000 General George (G3) for older horses, both […]

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Something Awesome Just Up In Sloppy General George

Stronach Stable’s Something Awesome rallied from off a contested early pace to score a narrow victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park, earning the first graded-stakes triumph of his career in the seven-furlong sprint for older horses, one of six stakes on the Winter Carnival program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie […]

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Eppler Considering Stakes Options For ‘Always Improving’ Page McKenney

To run or not to run, that is the question facing trainer Mary Eppler as she ponders which race to bring back Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s claimer-turned-millionaire Page McKenney on Saturday’s Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park. Eppler said she’ll likely enter the 7-year-old gelding in both the $250,000 General George (G3) and the […]

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Page McKenney Recovering Well From Tendon Injury, Returns To Training In October

Adam Staple and Julin Stable’s multiple stakes winner Page McKenney is expected to rejoin trainer Mary Eppler next month as he continues to recover from a minor tendon injury that prematurely ended his 2016 season this spring. The 6-year-old gelding has completed his first month of rehabilitation at Nor Mar Farm in Freeland, Md., located […]

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Staple Enjoying ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Ride With Page McKenney

Page McKenney, the local favorite for Friday’s $300,000 Sagamore Spirit Pimlico Special (G3), ranks as one of the great claims ever. Haltered for $16,000 almost three years ago, the gelding now has made $1.4 million while winning 15 races and nine stakes for owners Adam Staple of Las Vegas and Jalin Stable. Page McKenney is […]

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From Claim To Graded Stakes Victory, Page McKenney Captures General George

Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney, claimed for $16,000 in 2013, got his first lifetime graded stakes victory in Monday’s Grade 3 General George Stakes at Laurel Park. The 6-year-old gelding by Eavesdropper, honored Saturday as the Maryland-based Horse of the Year, covered the seven furlongs over the fast, snowy main track in 1:24.61 […]

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‘Blue-Collar’ Page McKenney’s Breeders Remain Involved After 2013 Claim

Dr. James Bryant and Linda Davis couldn’t just move on with their lives after their homebred Page McKenney was claimed away by Adam Staple and trainer Mary Eppler in July 2013. “We had raised him on our farm and kind of suffered through his first several races. When I found out who the new owner […]

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Page McKenney Honored Saturday As Maryland-Based Horse Of The Year

Avie is scheduled to make what will likely be the final start of her 32-race career to little fanfare in Saturday’s fourth race at Laurel Park. Yet, when the 6-year-old Maryland-bred mare takes to the track for the 5 ½-furlong optional claiming allowance, it will be a truly significant moment for her owner, Adam Staple. […]

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