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High Ridge Road Nails Photo In Barbara Fritchie To Keep Laurel Record Perfect

Martin S. Schwartz’ High Ridge Road made a bold late move in Saturday’s G2 Barbara Fritchie Stakes, getting up just in time to nail favored By The Moon in a photo finish at the wire. The 5-year-old daughter of Quality Road has a perfect record at Laurel Park, with four wins from four starts, including […]

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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 Kicks Off 7-Year-Old Season With Native Dancer Victory

Dismissing his age, inactivity and a group of seven eager rivals including fellow graded stakes winner Kid Cruz, popular gelding Page McKenney made a triumphant return to the races Saturday in the $75,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park. The 49th running of the Native Dancer for 4-year-olds and up anchored a nine-race program with four […]

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Mandatory Payouts On Saturday’s Laurel Park Fall Meet Finale

There will be mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers when Laurel Park concludes its 52-day fall meet on Saturday, Dec. 31. Neither multi-race wager was hit during a special Monday program, creating carryovers for the return of live racing Friday, Dec. 30. Post time for the nine-race card […]

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Pimlico Rainbow 6 Solved For $230,597 Payoff

One lucky bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 at historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday when Black Swan Stable’s Ruston Vow captured the 10th-race finale for a $230,597.20 payoff. Trained by Lacey Gaudet and ridden by Horacio Karamanos, Ruston Vow ($11.80) was one of two horses live to take down the jackpot heading into the last […]

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Hot City Girl Faces Defending Lady Sabelia in Barbara Fritchie

Hot City Girl came in a package deal when half-sister La Verdad was purchased by trainer Linda Rice for the Lady Sheila Stable three year ago. The graded stakes-winning daughter of City Zip has gone on to more than hold up her end of the bargain sale, earning more than $500,000 in purses and Grade […]

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Racing’s Newest Millionaire: Page McKenney Overcomes Trouble In Native Dancer

Despite some anxious moments down the backstretch, Adam Staple’s and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney became a millionaire Saturday afternoon with a 3 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park. Claimed by trainer Mary Eppler out of a sixth-place finish at Penn National in July of 2013, Page McKenney has since won 14 […]

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Lady Sabelia Earns Barbara Fritchie Victory

Maryland-based Lady Sabelia aced her first test in graded stakes company with a sharp win in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park. Running the first quarter in :22.67, Lady Sabelia and jockey Horacio Karamanos led the field through a half-mile split of :45.61. The two extended their lead through the stretch, […]

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Rider Horacio Karamanos Notches 10,000th Career Start

Horacio Karamanos, the all-time leading jockey at Colonial Downs, made his 10,000th career start in Thursday’s fourth race at the New Kent track last week aboard #4 Tape Deck, one day shy of his 40th birthday. Heading into the week’s action, Karamanos had 9,996 career mounts — he got two in on Wednesday during a […]

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50-1 London Lane Shocks in Colonial Turf Cup

London Lane, sent off as the long shot in a field of eight at 50-1, pulled off a huge upset in the $300,000 Colonial Turf Cup (Gr. II) Saturday evening at Colonial Downs. Horacio Karamanos, Colonial’s all time leading jockey, directed London Lane to the stunning come from behind three-quarter length victory over fast closing […]

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