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Sequence Set For Friday’s Stronach 5, Pool Expected To Grow To $1 Million

The week of racing kicks off at Laurel Park Thursday with an eight-race program and a Friday card which will begin the popular Stronach 5. First race post Thursday and Friday is 12:25 p.m. Thursday’s feature will be the seventh race, a $42,000 allowance race at 1 1/16 miles that drew a field of six. […]

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Shotski Tunes Up For Big Challenge In Fountain Of Youth

Ridden by trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer, Shotski tuned up for Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park with a four-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Laurel Park. Shotski, who captured the Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct in December, worked from the gate in company, covering the half-mile distance in 48.40 seconds, the fourth fastest clocking […]

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All-Star Ticket Video, In The Money Podcast For Stronach 5 Wager

A weekend of Thoroughbred racing begins Friday at Laurel Park with an eight-race program including a maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds and the opening leg of the popular Stronach 5. First race post Friday is 12:25 ET. Friday’s card begins with a field of six 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles. Dark Hollow Farm’s homebred […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Merritt ‘A Gem’ From The Rough Side Of Town

When Adriane Merritt visits Laurel Park and watches her son, Dominick, work as an exercise rider, she believes a mother’s prayers were answered. Adriane and her husband, Gary, raised Dominick and his two older siblings, Michelle Branch and Delvon Merritt, in an inner-city neighborhood on the east side of Baltimore that no one would choose. […]

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Firenze Fire Blows Them Away In General George

Mr Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire made a victorious 2020 debut Saturday at Laurel Park, notching his ninth career stakes victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. The General George, a seven-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, co-headlined Saturday’s Sprintfest Winter Carnival program with the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie, a seven-furlong sprint for older […]

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‘Hard-Knocking’ Majestic Reason Makes The Grade In Barbara Fritchie

Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s homebred Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland’s champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older shared top billing […]

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Alwaysmining Shows Tenacity In John B. Campbell Victory

Runnymoore Racing’s Alwaysmining flashed his championship form Saturday at Laurel Park, fighting back tenaciously in deep stretch to capture the $100,000 John B. Campbell. The 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, who was honored as the champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2019, claimed his second consecutive stakes victory of 2020 in the about 1 1/16-mile stakes for […]

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Saguaro Row Seeks Graded Win In Grade 3 Barbara Fritchie

Having traveled as far as Louisiana and South Florida to run in graded company, multiple stakes winner Saguaro Row will make the short trip to Laurel Park for her next attempt in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade 3 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares four and older and the […]

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‘Tough, Seasoned’ Firenze Fire Makes Seasonal Debut In Grade 3 General George

Mr. Amore Stable’s Grade 1-winning millionaire homebred Firenze Fire, unraced since back-to-back stakes victories to cap last year, is set to make both his seasonal and Maryland debuts in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. The 44th running of the General George for 4-year-olds and up and the 68th renewal of the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara […]

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