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Laurel Park: Veteran Exercise Rider Victor Rosales Gets First Winner As Jockey

Morgan’s Ford Farm, Linda Walls and Kingdom Bloodstock’s Pink Pearl forged a short lead after a half-mile and drew off to a 4 1/4-length upset of Sunday’s opener at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Rosales his first career riding victory. Rosales, 29, dedicated his milestone triumph to Emerson Schoenthal, the 4-year-old son of winning […]

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Boniface Among Honorees Of Maryland Racing Media Awards

Longtime Maryland trainer J. William Boniface, jockey Weston Hamilton, breeders Angie and Sabrina Moore, and Grade 1 winner Glorious Empire will be honored Monday at Laurel Park after having been chosen as award winners by the Maryland Racing Media Association. Boniface was voted the organization’s highest honor, the Humphrey S. Finney Award for lifetime achievement […]

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Late Night Pow Wow Wins Ninth Straight Race In Barbara Fritchie

Breeze Easy’s Late Night Pow Wow extended her win streak to nine races in dramatic fashion, turning away defending champion Ms Locust Point and holding off Grade 1 winner Spiced Perfection to win the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) by a head Saturday at Laurel Park. The 67th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and […]

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Laurel’s Winter Carnival Generates 62 Percent Handle Increase

Saturday’s Winter Carnival at Laurel Park, featuring the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), generated a total handle of $4.338 million, up 62 percent from last year with one less race. Last year’s total handle on the day of the Winter Carnival was $2.668 million. In-state handle Saturday was up 57.7 percent. […]

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General George: Uncontested Gives Trainer Patterson First Stakes Win In 18th Career Start

Saddling just her 18th starter as a trainer and first in a stakes race, Jenn Patterson admitted she “definitely had tears in my eyes” when Uncontested, owned by Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum, went nearly gate-to-wire to win the $250,000 General George Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Patterson, the former exercise rider and assistant trainer […]

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Alwaysmining Runs Out Four In A Row With Miracle Wood Win

Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining won his fourth consecutive race and third consecutive stakes with a 4 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood presented by Blackwell Real Estate at Laurel Park. A 3-year-old gelded son of Stay Thirsty, trained by Kelly Rubley and ridden by Daniel Centeno, Alwaysmining covered the mile in 1:35.27. Gray Magician, […]

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Weekend Lineup: In Search Of A Rising Star

Saturday’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds, the first 50-point race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Mark Casse-trained War of Will is the expected favorite, but the full field of 14 features several solid underdogs in Country House, Plus Que Parfait, Owendale, and Limonite. […]

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Laurel Park Enhances Winter Carnival Coverage, To Stream In Spanish

Laurel Park’s annual Winter Carnival, featuring the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), will have enhanced coverage and exposure Saturday afternoon, Feb 16. Laurel’s 10-race program will be streamed in English and Spanish at LaurelPark.com and GulfstreamPark.com. The Spanish stream will be hosted by Alfredo Alfonzo, Juan Carlos Palma, Claudia Spadaro and […]

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Laurel Park: Jockey, Trainer Ride Wave With Late Night Pow Wow, Seek Ninth Straight

It took more than three decades for trainer Javier Contreras to become an overnight sensation. A regular on the Laurel Park backstretch in the early 2000s, the 60-year-old native of Mexico won more races and purse money in 2018 than in any single season of his career, now in its 35th year. Jockey Fredy Peltroche enjoyed […]

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Jockey Club Gold Cup Winner Discreet Lover Starts 6-Year-Old Campaign In John B. Campbell

Uriah St. Lewis owned-and-trained Discreet Lover, 45-1 upset winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) last fall, will open his 6-year-old campaign as the topweight and 3-1 program favorite for the $100,000 John B. Campbell presented by Fidelity First Saturday at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8-mile Campbell for 4-year-olds and up is among five […]

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