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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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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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Sweet 16: Charlie Marquez Rides First Winner At Laurel Park

Racing first off the claim for trainer Phil Schoenthal’s Kingdom Bloodstock, Inc., Sierra Leona rallied from mid-pack for a three-quarter-length triumph Thursday at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., to give jockey Charlie Marquez his first professional win. It was the eighth mount for the 16-year-old Marquez, who debuted Jan. 1 at Laurel, finishing fourth on […]

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