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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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Turfy Stronach 5 On Tap For Valentine’s Day

Three turf races, four tracks and a $100,000 guaranteed pool highlight Friday’s Valentine’s Day edition of the popular Stronach 5. The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will kick off at 3:50 p.m. with an 11-horse field going 5 ½ furlongs Laurel Park’s eighth race. After moving to Gulfstream Park for its seventh race, […]

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10-Time Stakes Winner Anna’s Bandit To Make Graded Debut In Barbara Fritchie

No Guts No Glory Farm’s 10-time stakes winner Anna’s Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park after turning in a sharp five-furlong breeze Sunday. Anna’s Bandit completed the distance in 1:01.40 over Laurel’s main track, third-fastest of 15 horses, in her first work since having a […]

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Stronach 5 Cancelled When Wind Forces Cancellation Of Final Four Races At Laurel Friday

Laurel Park cancelled races 5 through 8 Friday afternoon due to high winds with gusts reaching 40 mph. Due to Laurel cancelling live racing, Friday’s Stronach 5 was also cancelled. The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5. Laurel remains open for simulcast wagering. Live racing returns Saturday with a first race […]

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Stronach 5: Average Field Size Over 10 Horses For Low Takeout Wager

The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will include races Friday from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The action begins at 3:50 ET with Laurel’s eighth race, a wide-open, $40,000 maiden claiming event for 11 3-year-olds at six furlongs. Friday’s sequence also includes a […]

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Laurel: Blue Eyed Girl Looks To Increase Win Streak In Barbara Fritchie Stakes

Morris Kernan Jr. and M-Z Racing Partnership’s Blue Eyed Girl, who impressively extended her win streak to three races last time out at Laurel Park, will return to Maryland to make her stakes debut in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Saturday, Feb. 15. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and […]

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‘Transformational Plan’ For Preakness, Maryland Horse Racing Introduced By Lawmakers

Legislation to rebuild Pimlico and Laurel Park was introduced by Maryland lawmakers on Monday, with Senate President Bill Ferguson telling the Baltimore Sun he is “confident” the measure that would effectively keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will pass this year. According to published reports, the bill, sponsored by Sen. Guy Guzzone, chairman of the […]

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