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Farewell To The ‘Amazing, Magnificent’ Ben’s Cat

Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben’s Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park. In a ceremony attended by approximately 150 horsemen, jockeys and fans – and breeder, owner and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury – Ben’s Cat’s remains were […]

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Ben’s Cat To Be Buried At Laurel Park On Nov. 11

The connections of four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and multi-million dollar-earner Ben’s Cat, who succumbed to complications from colic surgery soon after retiring from racing earlier this summer, announced today that he will be returned to Maryland and buried at Laurel Park. “King Leatherbury asked if we would bury Ben’s ashes at Laurel, since […]

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Timonium Announces 2017 Race Dates; Daily Purses Up 16 Percent

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2017 racing schedule for the Timonium meet. This year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair boasts purses of $185,000 daily, up more than 16% from 2016’s $159,000 per day. For the first time in many years, the meet […]

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