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Apprentice Charlie Marquez Triples At Laurel On Second Consecutive Sunday

For the second consecutive Sunday, teenaged apprentice rider Charlie Marquez ended the racing week with a three-win day at Laurel Park. His latest triple gave the newly turned 17-year-old native of Columbia, Md. sole possession of third place in the winter meet standings with 24 victories from 132 mounts, trailing meet leader Trevor McCarthy (38) […]

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Maryland Governor Orders Shut Down Of All Racetracks, Casinos, Simulcast Facilities

In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely. “This situation continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “These are unprecedented actions […]

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Coronavirus: Racing But No Spectators At Dubai World Cup, Santa Anita/Golden Gate, Gulfstream, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Laurel, Turfway, Oaklawn; Keeneland Cancels April Sale

The following are statements released this week announcing an until-further-notice prohibition on public racetrack attendance at various horse racing venues and events: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people throughout the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, Santa Anita Park […]

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Stronach 5 Returns With $100,000 Guaranteed Pool Friday

The Stronach 5, which had six winning tickets last week each worth $31,273, returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout. The Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The popular weekly wager will begin at 4:22 p.m. with Laurel’s seventh race. The sequence will […]

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Maryland Senate Okays $375 Million Funding Plan For Pimlico, Laurel Park Renovations

The Maryland State Senate Friday gave final approval to a bill that would provide financing for improvements at both Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore and Laurel Park In Anne Arundel County. The Racing and Community Development Act calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million in 30-year bonds for the racetrack upgrades. […]

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Jillian Tullock Named Racing Secretary For Laurel Park, Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club announced on Thursday that respected racing official Jillian Tullock has been appointed racing secretary at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. Tullock worked in nearly every capacity for the Maryland Jockey Club from 1994-2019, including assistant racing secretary under Georganne Hale. “It’s great to be back with people I know and […]

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Laurel Park Moving To Three-Day Race Weeks In March

Beginning Friday, March 6, live racing at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., moves to a three-day schedule for the final month of the winter meet. Post time remains 12:25 p.m. for nine-race cards Friday and Saturday, March 7, before moving to 1:10 p.m. starting Sunday, March 8. There will be a carryover jackpot of $8,626.58 […]

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Friday’s Low Takeout Stronach 5 Wager Kicks Off At Laurel

The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, returns Friday with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park. Friday’s sequence begins at 3:49 p.m. ET with Laurel’s eighth race, a $42,000 allowance contest at seven furlongs led by 4-year-olds Benintendi and Mungojerrie. Owned by Ten […]

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It Was ‘Love At First Sight’ For Trainer O’Dwyer And Shotski

For Jerry O’Dwyer, it was love at first sight.  The Laurel Park-based trainer was in Ocala, Fla. late last spring when a friend referred him to a farm run by Martha and Raul Reyes where an unraced son of Grade 1 winner Blame was being prepared for an upcoming 2-year-old in training sale. His name […]

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