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Laurel Park Cancels Live Racing For Sunday

Laurel Park cancelled its live program Sunday due to weather conditions. The fast-moving winter storm is expected to clear the area by Sunday afternoon. Laurel will remain open for simulcast wagering. Live racing resumes Friday, Feb. 27 with a 12:35 p.m. first race post time.

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Winter Weather Causes Laurel To Cancel Card After Two Races

Laurel Park cancelled its live program after the second race Saturday due to severe weather conditions. Racing was cancelled after the early daily double. Dr. Bolt won the first race and Whollly Hughes won the second, providing jockey Sheldon Russell with his 998th career victory. Laurel remained open for simulcast wagering. Live racing resumes Sunday […]

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Misconnect Sneaks Up For General George Victory

Racing for the first time in Maryland, Repole Stable’s Misconnect made a dramatic late surge in the final 50 yards to catch Cutty Shark at the wire and win the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) by a neck Monday at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the General George for older sprinters was one of […]

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Absorbine Presents Photos Of The Week: Dreaming Of Spring

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was busy over the weekend, as his trio of talented sophomores – Frosted, Imperia, and Ocean Knight – turned in works at Palm Meadows. In racing action, Warren’s Veneda continued her winning ways in the G2 Santa Maria, and in Florida, Merry Meadow cruised to an impressive victory in the G3 Hurricane […]

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Ice, Ice Baby: Creating An Equine Ice Sculpture For Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival

Laurel Park has released a fascinating short video on the making of the horse ice sculptures that will be featured this weekend at Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival. Sculptures will include 2014 Preakness winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome. Finished sculptures weigh more than 1,800 pounds and are seven feet tall and six feet […]

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Sam’s Sister Ships Cross Country To Face Next Challenge in Barbara Fritchie

Grade 1 stakes-winning Sam’s Sister is scheduled to carry highweight of 123 pounds against 10 rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park. The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained 4-year-old filly arrived at Laurel Wednesday following a cross-country flight from Southern California in a quest for her third straight graded-stakes victory. The daughter of Brother […]

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Starr: Sam’s Sister Tries To Stretch Streak in Barbara Fritchie

The Grade 2, $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park begins to set the stage for the competition throughout the year in the Filly and Mare Sprint Division, culminating this fall in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Keeneland. Although there are many months to go until the top horse in the division is crowned, […]

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HRTV On-Site For Weekend Stakes At Laurel

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will offer on-site coverage for the big weekend of holiday stakes racing from Laurel Park, beginning on Saturday, Feb. 14, and continuing on Monday, Feb. 16, President’s Day. The action will also be available via HRTV.com. The network’s Caton Bredar will take a brief hiatus from her winter outpost […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Honors McCarthy, Magee As 2014 Circuit Leaders

On Saturday, the Maryland Jockey Club recognized Trevor McCarthy and Kieron Magee for their achievements as horsemen on the Maryland major circuit during 2014. The ceremony took place in the winners’ circle at Laurel Park. McCarthy and Magee earned titles in the jockey and trainer divisions last year. McCarthy ended the year with 167 victories […]

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