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Stronach 5: Fourth Leg ‘All,’ 109 Winners Worth $1,347 Friday

There were 109 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $1,347.70. The fourth leg of Friday’s Stronach 5, the fifth race from Santa Anita, became an ‘all’ due to a program error. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence: ● Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – High Noon Rider $5.80 ● Leg Two – Gulfstream […]

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Scheinman: An Everlasting Bond That Ties Horses And Humans Together

When I worked at the long-gone Montgomery Journal newspaper in Rockville, Md., having switched over to the copy desk from sports, an old horse trainer named Bernie Bond died in 1993. I had the picture cut out of his obituary in the Daily Racing Form taped to a drawer underneath my desk, and there it […]

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Doctor Mounty Edges Divisidero In Prince George’s County Stakes

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, trailing all but one horse at the top of the stretch, closed relentlessly on the far outside to pass a tightly bunched group led by favored Divisidero in deep stretch and come away with a one-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes at Laurel Park. The […]

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Cordmaker Slips Through At The Rail For Polynesian Victory

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker, third by two necks in the 1 ¼-mile Pimlico Special (G3) in his previous start, slipped through an opening along the rail at the top of the stretch and went on to post a half-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. The Polynesian for 3-year-olds and up was the […]

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Please Flatter Me Holds Firm In Alma North Stakes

Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables and Doheny Racing Stable’s Please Flatter Me got back on the winning track Sunday at Laurel Park, dueling Never Enough Time into submission and holding off Parisian Diva late in the $100,000 Alma North Stakes. The Alma North for 3-year-old fillies was the first of four $100,000 stakes on a […]

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Horse For Course: Doctor Mounty Returns To Laurel For Sunday Stakes

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, a multiple Grade 3 winner who has earned four of his seven career victories at Laurel Park, will take a step back from graded company for the first time since last fall in Sunday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile Prince George’s County for 3-year-olds and […]

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Low Takeout Stronach 5 Wager Goes Coast To Coast To Coast

The Stronach 5 will take to the turf Friday with its first four races scheduled on the turf at Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. The Stronach 5, with a guaranteed $100,000 pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, begins at 5:20 p.m. with 11 entered at Laurel in a starter optional claimer at a […]

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Baltimore Mayor Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pimlico’s Owner Over Possible Preakness Move To Laurel Park

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young announced on Wednesday that the city has dropped a lawsuit against the owner and operator of Pimlico racetrack, host of the Preakness Stakes. In March, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh sued The Stronach Group and its Maryland racing division, the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns and operates both Pimlico and Laurel Park. […]

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Ryan Urges Tracks To Take A Good, Hard Look At Medical Protocol – And Not Just For Jockeys

In summer 2017, a groom collapsed in the paddock at Laurel Park while leading a horse, stricken by a heart attack. While the people immediately around him panicked, racetrack security knew exactly what to do – they called for a medical doctor to the paddock, and Dr. Kelly Ryan of Medstar Sports Medicine responded. Ryan […]

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Father’s Day Card At Laurel Park: ‘Cars, Cigars & Barbecue’

Laurel Park will play host to one of the most unique Father’s Day celebrations in the Mid-Atlantic Sunday, June 16 with Cars, Cigars & Barbecue. The day will offer families live Thoroughbred racing, barbecue specials, cigar rolling, yard games, and a car display between Noon and 5 p.m., featuring the Asphalt Angels and Lost in the […]

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