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NHC, BCBC, Big One Berths Up For Grabs in Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament

Registration begins Saturday, July 20 for the second and final session of the 2019 Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament to be held Saturday, Aug. 17 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park. Berths to the NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and BIG ONE tournaments are on the […]

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Karama Cuts Back To Surprise In Stormy Blues

Twice in a row, trainer Michael Pino had watched his 3-year-old filly Karama sail to the lead in turf route stakes at Monmouth Park only to see her give way in the end. On Sunday, Pino cut the Shadwell Stable homebred daughter of Kitten’s Joy back to 5 ½ furlongs and found himself a turf […]

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Late Night Pow Wow Runs Record To Four-For-Four At Laurel Park

Coming off a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Madison in April at Keeneland, Breeze Easy LLC’s Late Night Pow Wow returned to her typical dominant form, turning back a challenge in the stretch to win the $75,000 Twixt by 1 ¼ lengths Sunday at Laurel Park. The Twixt, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 79 Bettors With $1,640

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, rewarded 79 bettors with $1,640.30. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout, and free past performances, kicked off at Laurel Park with Top Czar winning the eighth race and returning $8.20. Favorites won the next three races before the sequence […]

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Phlash Phelps Cuts Back For Sunday’s Ben’s Cat

Best known for his success going two turns on the turf, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will cut back to a sprint for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes at Laurel Park. The Ben’s Cat for 3-year-olds and up and $75,000 Jameela for fillies and […]

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Honor Code’s First Winner Comes At Laurel Park

The first winner for champion and freshman sire Honor Code came on July 11, when Night Code won a Laurel Park maiden special weight by a half-length. Night Code, a colt out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, won on debut in the 5 1/2-furlong race for owners St. Elias Stables and West Point […]

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$100,000 Guaranteed Pool In Friday’s Stronach 5 From Gulfstream, Laurel

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park, will once again have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout and free past performances. Friday’s sequence kicks off at 4:50 p.m. with 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs at Laurel and will conclude with a 7 ½-furlong […]

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Maryland Horsemen, Jockey Club Create ‘Community Day’ To Celebrate Backstretch Workers

The Maryland Jockey Club is partnering with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in hosting an inaugural Community Day Tuesday, July 23 at Laurel Park. Created to celebrate the backstretch community and its contribution to the continued success of Maryland racing, Community Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. outside the track kitchen. “We […]

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Miss J McKay First Starter, First Winner For Maryland Stallion Hangover Kid

Multiple stakes winner Hangover Kid, whose seven career victories included the 2014 Bowling Green (G2), got his stud career off to a successful start when Maxis Stable’s Miss J McKay captured her debut Friday at Laurel Park. Favored at 4-5 among seven 2-year-old fillies in the $33,000 waiver maiden claiming event, Miss J McKay ($3.80) […]

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Close But No Cigar: Laurel Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carries Over Another Day

No single bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 on Thursday’s special July 4 holiday card at Laurel Park in Maryland, growing the carryover jackpot to $35,217.16 for Friday’s nine-race program. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. Three horses were live to take down the Rainbow 6 jackpot heading into Thursday’s ninth-race finale, won by […]

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