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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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Stronach 5 Returns Friday With $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

The Stronach 5 returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence begins at 4:10 ET at Laurel Park with a field of 14 claimers going six furlongs and will conclude less than an hour later with a dozen 2-year-old maiden fillies going a […]

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‘Ahead Of Her Time’: Motion Emotional After Sharing’s Breeders’ Cup Win

It was early fall and there were plenty of options available when trainer Graham Motion and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable were looking for a final prep that would get promising young filly Sharing to realize their year-end goal of reaching the Breeders’ Cup. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, […]

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Laurel Park Cancels Weekend Cards Due To Broken Water Pipe

Laurel Park has cancelled its live racing programs for Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 as work continues to repair a broken water pipe along the track apron. The decision was made to cancel the final two days of Laurel’s four-day race week to ensure the pipe issue has been properly resolved for the […]

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Laurel Park Cancels Racing For Second Straight Day Due To Broken Water Pipe

Ongoing work to fix a broken water pipe along the track apron has forced Laurel Park to cancel Friday’s live 10-race program. Repairs to the pipe, located near the outer rail of the main track, took longer than expected and require an extra day to complete. Management is optimistic live racing will return with Saturday’s […]

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Broken Water Pipe Forces Laurel Park To Call Off Thursday Card

Laurel Park has cancelled its 10-race program Thursday due to a broken water pipe along the apron. Because the pipe is located near the outer rail of the main track, management has decided to call off today’s races. Laurel remains open today for simulcasting and is optimistic it will resume its live program Friday afternoon. […]

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Turfy Stronach 5 On Tap For Friday

Friday’s Stronach 5 will challenge handicappers with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park with four of the five races scheduled on the turf. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, begins at 4:19 ET with 11 allowance runners going 1 1/16 miles on Laurel’s world-class turf course. […]

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Country’s Top Apprentice Jockey, Julio Correa, Ready To Compete In New York

Laurel Park-based jockey Julio Correa, leading all apprentice riders in the country in wins, will be moving his tack to New York next month. The 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico guided Smart Angle’s 3-year-old filly Yesterdaysplan to a head victory over favored Esterina in the $50,000 Distaff Starter Handicap on Saturday for his first […]

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‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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