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Laurel Park: Amid Uncertainty, Breeders’ Cup Winner Sharing Gears Up To Return; Majestic Reason Retired

Having bid goodbye to one of the barn favorites as she embarks on her second career as a broodmare, trainer Graham Motion is continuing on with his current stable star, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Sharing. Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable’s Sharing, the 2019 Maryland Horse of the Year whose victory in […]

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Horsemen Are ‘Survivors’: Laurel Trainers Adjusting To Coronavirus Restrictions

After sweeping each of Laurel Park’s first two stakes for 3-year-olds this year, Euro Stable’s Lebda was on track to run later this month in the $200,000 Federico Tesio with a free pass to the 145th Preakness (G1) at stake. Lebda returned to the work tab March 27, two weeks after his triumph in the […]

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‘We Still Have Each Other’: Jockeys McCarthy, Davis Decide To Postpone April Wedding

More than just another mount or another winner, Trevor McCarthy and Katie Davis found something else at the racetrack. They found each other. Again. McCarthy and Davis actually first met as children of successful journeymen Mike McCarthy and Robbie Davis, then riding together in South Florida for the winter before going back to their regular […]

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Grade 3 Winner Majestic Reason Retired, Bred To Irish War Cry

Majestic Reason, 2019 Maryland-bred champion older female and winner of the Grade 3 Barbara Fritchie Stakes last month, has been retired. In a post on trainer Graham Motion’s Herringswell Stables’ Twitter page the afternoon of Monday, March 23, it stated: “Majestic Reason left today to be bred. Had originally planned a summer campaign for her […]

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Laurel Park Racing Suspended After Governor Issues ‘Maryland Unites’ Initiative

Laurel Park and the Rosecroft harness track in Maryland are suspending all racing, effective immediately and until further notice, after Gov. Larry Hogan announced a “Maryland Unites” initiative aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association distributed news of the shutdown on Friday morning on its text message […]

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Laurel’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Will Be $18K For Friday’s Card

 Live racing will return to Laurel Park Friday, March 20 with a carryover jackpot of $18,132.97 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 as well as the opening and closing legs of the weekly national Stronach 5 wager. The Rainbow 6 had no single ticket with all six winners during Laurel’s last live program Sunday, March 15. […]

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COVID-19: Only Laurel, Pimlico-Stabled Horses To Be Permitted To Race At Laurel

Laurel Park’s stable area will be closed to horses other than those based at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, effectively immediately. Shippers will not be permitted, and any that had been entered for the programs of Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, at Laurel Park will be scratched. The decision is part […]

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Stronach 5 Features Races From Florida, California, Maryland — All In 30 Minutes

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will go coast-to-coast with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields all in approximately 30 minutes. Fans can watch and wager on the action at 1/ST.COM/BET as well as stream all the action in English and Spanish at LaurelPark.com, SantaAnita.com, GulfstreamPark.com, […]

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Bill Financing Project To Rebuild Pimlico, Laurel Awaits Governor’s Signature

The Racing and Community Development Act of 2020, which authorizes financing for the rebuild of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, cleared the Maryland General Assembly March 18—the final day of an abbreviated session—and goes to Gov. Larry Hogan for consideration. The legislation calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million […]

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