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$25,000 Claim Dothat Dance Will Try To Upset Maryland Million Classic

Burning Daylight Farms Inc.’s Dothat Dance, who nearly sprung an upset at odds of 35-1 last fall, will be a long shot again as the 6-year-old gelding takes another crack at the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8-mile Classic for 3-year-olds and up serves to highlight the 34th Jim McKay […]

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Colonial Downs’ Comeback Card Features 107 Entrants In 10 Races

With new ownership, renovated facilities, and a $300 million investment into Virginia racing in progress, Colonial Downs is set to usher in a new era of thoroughbred racing this coming Thursday August 8th with a ten-race program beginning at 5 PM. Thoroughbred horses last ran at Colonial in the summer of 2013. A total of […]

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McCarthy, Trombetta Finish Atop Laurel Park Standings

Jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his third consecutive meet title and trainer Mike Trombetta earned his first since 2015 as Laurel Park closed its 19-day spring stand Sunday. Live racing shifts to legendary Pimlico Race Course for the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico starting Thursday, May 9. McCarthy, who turns 25 May 16, finished with 22 […]

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Jockey Trio Escapes Serious Injury In Laurel Spill; McCarthy, Torres To Miss Weekend Mounts

Journeyman riders Horacio Karamanos, Trevor McCarthy and Jomar Torres each escaped serious injury following a three-horse spill in Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park. All three riders were taken to the hospital for evaluation and released later that night. Karamanos was at Laurel Saturday morning and was scheduled to ride Devine Mischief in the $100,000 […]

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McCarthy, Torres Transported To Local Trauma Center After Scary Laurel Park Spill

During Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park, jockey Trevor McCarthy’s mount “Tuffy’s Way” broke down just before the quarter pole and set off a scary three-horse collision. Unable to avoid her was the pair of Lucky Dilly and jockey Horacio Karamanos; they fell over top of Tuffy’s Way and McCarthy. Alluring Prospect and Rosario Montanez […]

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Laurel’s Christmastide Day Program Offers Six Stakes Worth $550,000

Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, having run against and beaten some of the region’s top sprinters this year, will have the benefit of home track advantage over fellow multiple stakes-winning shippers Altissimo and Cautious Giant in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park in Maryland. The six-furlong Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up is among six […]

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Hard-Knocking Page McKenney Earns 22nd Career Win In Salvator Mile

The hard-hitting Page McKenney rallied from well off the pace to capture Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile, scoring a half-length victory over Shaft of Light in the $100,000 event. It was the 8-year-old gelding’s 22nd career win in 56 starts and his first appearance at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Horacio Karamanos, Page McKenney paid $17.60 to win […]

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Laurel: Karamanos Rides First Winner Since Vertebrae Fracture On Sunday

Sue Mancilla’s Sebray ($18.40) captured Sunday’s seventh race at Laurel Park, a $19,000 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up, to give journeyman Horacio Karamanos his first win since returning from injury over the weekend. Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland who earned his 2,000th career victory last summer at Laurel, suffered a minor fracture of his T-5 […]

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Taking A ‘Page’ From Ben’s Cat In Laurel’s Richard W. Small

Never having met on the track but linked by longevity and success, 7-year-old Grade 3-winning gelding Page McKenney fittingly makes his return to Laurel Park on Ben’s Cat Day in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small. The Small, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, and the $75,000 Geisha for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 […]

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Page McKenny All Heart In PA Derby Champion Stakes

One of the truly amazing horses over the past five years at Parx has been Page McKenney. The seven year-old gelded son of Eavesdropper is a horse that simply refuses to lose, and he wowed the crowd again Saturday with another heart pounding victory in the $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes. Rallying from just off […]

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