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Traveling Man Trujillo Settles In At Laurel After Chinese Excursion

Journeyman Elvis Trujillo, a winner of more than 2,000 lifetime races, is making Laurel Park the latest stop in a well-traveled career that has taken him around the world. Trujillo, who turned 34 in October, comes to Maryland by way of China, a country looking to expand its Thoroughbred breeding and racing footprint and which […]

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No Contest: Spill In Race 3 At Laurel Forces Outriders To Intervene

A spill involving 6-5 favorite Leather Goods and jockey Alex Cintron caused Sunday’s third race, a $24,000 starter optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up at about 1 1/16 miles on the main track, to be declared a no contest. Cintron and Leather Goods, trained by Hamilton Smith, broke from Post 2 and were trailing the seven-horse field […]

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King Leatherbury’s Two Greatest ‘Regrets’ About Ben’s Cat

Reflecting after Saturday’s burial ceremony at Laurel Park, King Leatherbury told deadspin.com that he had “regrets, about Ben.” The breeder and trainer of Maryland legend Ben’s Cat, Leatherbury’s two greatest regrets come in the form of bets he didn’t make on the 32-time winning gelding. The first bet Leatherbury didn’t make came just after Ben’s Cat’s […]

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McCarthy Expected To Begin His Return From Dislocated Shoulder On Dec. 5

For a while, Trevor McCarthy felt – and looked – like a jockey again. Wearing the orange and white silks of Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury’s The Jim Stable, the 23-year-old was at Laurel Park over the weekend signing autographs as part of Ben’s Cat Day, honoring the late Mid-Atlantic legend he was honored […]

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Prince Of Hempt Makes It Four In A Row In City Of Laurel

Thomas McClay’s Prince of Hempt, racing for the first time outside of his native Pennsylvania for his stakes debut, kept his perfect record intact by rallying along the inside in deep stretch to upset Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel on Ben’s Cat Day at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong City of Laurel for 3-year-olds was the […]

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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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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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El Areeb, Page McKenney Among 154 Ben’s Cat Day Stakes At Laurel

Multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb, a one-time leading Triple Crown contender unraced since being injured in late March, and claimer-turned-millionaire Page McKenney are among 154 horses nominated to six stakes worth $575,000 in purses to be run Saturday, Nov. 11 at Laurel Park. The stakes-filled program features a tribute to late Mid-Atlantic legend Ben’s […]

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Laurel Park: Richer Winter-Spring Stakes Meet On Tap For 2018

A total of 22 stakes worth $2.25 million in purses, highlighted by a Winter Carnival program featuring the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3) Feb. 17, will be contested during Laurel Park’s 2018 winter-spring meet. In all, 13 of 22 stakes will see purse increases of $25,000 for the 2018 winter-spring meet […]

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Laurel Park: Rainbow 6 Carryover $14,358 For Monday’s Card

Laurel Park’s Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $14,358.12 when racing resumes Monday afternoon. First race post time for Monday’s nine-race program is 12:30 p.m. The Rainbow 6 begins in the fourth race with a $16,000 claimer. Multiple winning tickets with six winners Sunday returned $1,891.38. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is only paid […]

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