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Eclipse Award-Winning Victor Carrasco Scores 1,000th Victory Sunday At Laurel

Ronald A. Brown’s Justin Front, racing first time off the claim, rolled to a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph Sunday at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Carrasco his 1,000th career victory. Justin Front, a gelded 3-year-old son of Grade 1-winning millionaire Justin Phillip trained by Chris Englehart, ran seven furlongs in 1:26.10 over a muddy […]

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$100,000 Guaranteed Pool For Friday’s Low Takeout Stronach 5

The popular Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and generous payoffs, will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. The Stronach 5 will begin at 3:49 ET from Laurel Park with a field of nine starter optional claimers going six furlongs. […]

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Monday Morning QB ‘Training Lights Out’ For Potential Withers Start

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Monday Morning Qb took a step up in class last out when notching a first stakes victory in the Heft at Laurel Park, just one month following a second-out maiden score. Trainer Robert “Butch” Reid said the dark bay colt could target a start on the Road to the […]

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‘Proud’ Hamilton Smith Saddles 2,000th Career Winner Friday At Laurel

Sweet Home Dixie swept past her rivals on the far turn and powered through the stretch to run her win streak to five races and give trainer Hamilton Smith his 2,000th career victory Friday at Laurel Park. Bred an owned by Smith’s older brother and ridden by Maryland’s 2019 champion jockey Trevor McCarthy, Sweet Home […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Wager Includes Races From 4 Different Tracks

The popular Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature races Friday afternoon from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park. The sequence begins at 3:49 ET at Laurel with a field of 11 allowance optional claimers going 6 ½ furlongs. The Stronach 5 heads to the turf next with […]

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McCarthy, Claudio Gonzalez Take Maryland Titles For Jockey And Trainer

Bolstered by career-best performances in both wins and purse earnings, Trevor McCarthy and Claudio Gonzalez finished 2019 as the Maryland’s leading jockey and trainer, respectively, for a third time. McCarthy, 25, led all riders with 170 wins and $6,183,038 in purses earned at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. The Wilmington, Del. native also led […]

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Trevor McCarthy, Claudio Gonzalez Crowned Meet Leaders At Laurel Park

A rainy Sunday couldn’t dampen spirits as jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez put the finishing touches on another championship during closing day of Laurel Park’s calendar year-ending fall meet. McCarthy, 25, was blanked on three mounts Sunday but finished with 52 wins, seven more than runner-up Sheldon Russell, also ranking first with more […]

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Trevor McCarthy Wins Five Saturday At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy celebrated Saturday’s Christmastide Day program at Laurel Park with five wins, including three of five stakes, and effectively clinched the fall meet riding title. McCarthy won Race 2 aboard Let’s Play Nine ($3.60), the first of two wins on the day for trainer Mike Trombetta. One race later, McCarthy led 1-2 favorite […]

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Laurel Park Jockey Title Race Is Down To The Wire Between Cintron, McCarthy, Russell

With four days left in the calendar year-ending fall meet, the race for the jockey title is going down to the final weekend. Sheldon Russell sits atop the standings with 45 wins, two more than both Trevor McCarthy and Alex Cintron. Russell is second with $1.62 million in purse earnings, trailing McCarthy’s $1.97 million. Russell […]

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