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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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Six-Year-Old Isotherm Cutting Back To Sprint Distance For Dave’s Friend Stakes

Matt Schera’s Isotherm, a two-time graded-stakes winner on the turf, will cut back to a dirt sprint for only the second time in his career and the first time in 20 months in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up is one of five stakes worth $500,000 […]

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Even With Santa Anita Postponement, Plenty Of Day-After-Christmas Racing Action

While the traditional day-after-Christmas opening of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., has been postponed to Saturday, Dec. 28,  because of an impending rainstorm, there will be plenty of action on Thursday,  Dec. 26, to keep horseplayers across the U.S. busy. On the East Coast, Laurel Park returns after a three-day break, offering a nine-race […]

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Alwaysmining ‘In Great Shape,’ Seeking Return To Form In Native Dancer Stakes

Last December, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining was just establishing the form that would see him become a multiple stakes winner and earn himself a berth in the Preakness Stakes (G1). A year later, the Maryland-bred gelding goes after his first victory since having a six-race win streak snapped in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown […]

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Four Winners In Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewarded With $33,033 Payoffs

There were four winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each worth $33,033.90. Friday’s sequence, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicked off with Laurel’s eighth race, an allowance optional claimer won by the 4-1 shot Fort Fortitude ($10.40). It was on to Gulfstream next where Tropicat ($22.40) won for trainer Ralph […]

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Gulfstream And Laurel Races Form Friday’s Stronach 5 Lineup

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 and races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park. The Stronach 5 will have three races from Gulfstream, including two on the turf, and an allowance optional claimer for 2-year-olds at a mile featuring Juddmonte Farms Inc.’s Toledo and Gelfenstein Farm […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Creates Social Media Campaign Celebrating ‘Backstretch Heroes’

While the spotlight regularly shines on the horses and horsemen that bring national and international attention to Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry, the Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success. Created by administrative manager Erin McElwee, “Backstretch Heroes” is […]

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