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O’Dwyer On Remsen Winner Shotski’s Next Start: ‘We’ll Let The Horse Do The Talking’

Trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer picked up his first graded stakes win when Shotski, sent to post at 8-1, led gate-to-wire in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y. Owned by Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Blue River Investment Partners, O’Dwyer wisely decided to scratch out of a sloppy renewal of the […]

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Laurel Park: Rainbow 6 Carryover Kicks Off New Three-Day Week Schedule

There will be a jackpot carryover of $9,125.32 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 as Laurel Park moves to a three-day schedule when live racing returns Friday, Dec. 6. After racing on a Thursday through Sunday schedule in October and November, Laurel will race Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the duration of the fall meet, which […]

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Stronach 5 Anchored By Two Races On Gulfstream Park’s Opening Day

The Championship Meet begins Friday at Gulfstream Park, and two turf races from the South Florida track will play a key role in solving the popular Stronach 5. Featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 will begin at 3:50 p.m. when a field of eight claimers go to post at […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Releases ‘Adjusted And Improved’ Stakes Schedule For 2020

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a total of 38 stakes, 11 graded, worth $6.325 million in purses scheduled through mid-May 2020 at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by the 145th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, May 16. The 1 3/16-mile Preakness for […]

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Multiple Laurel Stakes Winner Alwaysmining To Return On Nov. 30 Card

Five-time stakes winner Alwaysmining, unraced since mid-July, undefeated stablemate Arrifana and nearly a dozen graded-stakes winners are among 102 nominations made to four stakes worth $400,000 in purses Saturday, Nov. 30 at Laurel Park. Kelly Rubley-trained Alwaysmining reeled off five consecutive wins, all in Laurel stakes, over the winter and spring capped by the Federico […]

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Hold Your Horses: After Trainer Objections, Maryland Holds Back Proposed Reforms

Less than a month after announcing the approval of a number of “house rules” and commission policies aimed at improving racehorse safety and welfare, the Maryland Racing Commission is walking things back. According to a report by The Racing Biz, the proposed measures — which included pushing back administration of several medications, veterinary record transfers, […]

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Three Tracks, Three Surfaces For Friday’s Stronach 5 Sequence

A $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout and competitive fields highlight Friday’s Stronach 5 with races from Gulfstream Park West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence will kick off at 3:39 ET with a field of 14 claimers going 6 ½ furlongs at Laurel Park. The first of two turf races from Gulfstream […]

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Laurel Park To Host Stallion Showcase Day On November 30

Laurel Park will host Stallion Showcase Day 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 30 ahead of a full day of racing, featuring a quartet of $100,000 stakes. The showcase will begin at 8 a.m. in Laurel’s historic paddock where eight breeding farm representatives will speak on behalf of the stallions standing on their farms for the 2020 […]

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‘Win Today, See You In May’: Maryland Jockey Club Unveils National Qualifying Series For Preakness Weekend

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a “Win Today, See You in May” series of races from tracks across the country that will offer automatic entry into stakes on Preakness weekend 2020 at Pimlico Race Course. The unique and innovative series will include stakes races from Charles Town in West Virginia, Laurel Park in Maryland, […]

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Pair Of Laurel Stakes Offer ‘Win And In’ Qualifications To Santa Anita Grade 1’s

Two of the four stakes on Laurel Park’s Saturday, Nov. 30 program will serve as ‘Win and In’ qualifiers for a pair of Grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park next month, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. Winners of the $100,000 City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both […]

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