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Laki Nets MATCH Divisional Lead After Polynesian DQ

Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki moved to the top of the MATCH Series overall points standings after he was placed first on a disqualification in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes, fourth leg of the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division, Aug. 12 at Laurel Park. In one of the closest finishes in this year’s series, favored Lewisfield and […]

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John Jones, Crabcakes Top Maryland Pride Day Nominees

Multiple stakes winners John Jones, Crabcakes and Limited View were among 84 nominees to four stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses worth $300,000 in purses on the Maryland Pride Day program Saturday, Aug. 18 at Laurel Park. In addition to a full card of live racing, fans will be able to sample traditional Maryland food and drink and shop […]

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Match Series Doubleheader This Weekend At Monmouth, Laurel Park

Three Maryland-bred geldings will seek to pad their MATCH Series points in the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division when they square off in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park Aug. 12. The Polynesian is part of a MATCH Series two-state weekend doubleheader. Monmouth Park will host the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes in the Filly […]

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Final Session Of Champions Handicapping Tourney Set For Aug. 18 At Laurel Park

Laurel Park will host the second and final session of the 2018 Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar Saturday, Aug. 18. Berths to the NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and BIG ONE tournaments are on the line, as well as guaranteed prize money to the […]

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Reigning Maryland Horse Of The Year Just Howard Back At Laurel Thursday

Skeedattle Associates’ Grade 3 winner Just Howard, Maryland’s Horse of the Year in 2017, will get a bit of class relief when he makes his return to Laurel Park’s world-class turf course in the ninth of 10 races Thursday. Just Howard drew the rail in a field of 11 that includes four horses entered for main […]

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Crunch Time: Fourth Leg Of MATCH Divisions Coming Up Fast

Four MATCH Series divisions have their fourth legs scheduled for August, and the races could determine whether horses will have a chance to qualify for bonus money. Monmouth Park on Aug. 11 will host its final MATCH event of the season, the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Turf Division. The following […]

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Paulita Honors Late Breeder By Winning Stakes Race Named In His Honor

More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor. Hat Creek Racing’s Paulita ($3.40) stalked pacesetter Secret Or Not for a half-mile before putting […]

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Laurel’s Rainbow 6 Pays Out $26,786 Saturday To Maine Bettor

One lucky bettor was the winner of a total jackpot carryover payout of $26,786.44 in Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager at Laurel Park. The winning ticket of 1,2,9,10,13/1,3,7/5,6,7,9,10,13,14/1,2,3,4/2,3,4,5,6,7/3,4,8,9,10 cost $2,520 and was purchased through the Lewiston, Maine hub. Reign Supreme ($15.20) captured the 11th-race finale Saturday to complete the winning 13-3-14-1-3-4 combination. Other winners in the sequence […]

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Sagamore Scaling Back; DePaz Transitioning Into Public Stable

Horacio DePaz, multiple stakes-winning trainer for historic Sagamore Farm since 2015, will also be taking on outside clients as he transitions into running a public stable. DePaz, 33, currently has 40 horses in training for Sagamore spread between the Glyndon, Md. farm, Laurel Park, Saratoga Race Course and Churchill Downs. The move comes as Sagamore’s […]

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Trimble, Russell Enjoying Successful Partnership On And Off Track

Their first wins together have come with horses named Always, Magical and Karma, which only seems fitting given trainer Brittany Trimble and jockey Sheldon Russell are rapidly approaching their wedding day. The up-and-coming Trimble and Russell, one of Maryland’s leading riders and owner of seven individual meet championships, are set to tie the knot Aug. […]

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