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Look Ma, No Stirrups! McCarthy Rides A Winner After Dropping Irons

Trevor McCarthy has ridden 171 winners in his young career but none more exciting than scoring with Chi Chi’s Pride in Thursday’s third race at Laurel Park. At the break, the 4-year-old gelding bumped with Carnbrea’sdestiny causing McCarthy to lose his irons forcing the jockey to ride the entire race with his feet out of […]

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Bad Weather Forces Laurel Park to Cancel Wednesday Card

Due to extreme weather conditions in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Wednesday, January 22. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting. “It is better to wait and clear the track after it stopped snowing,” Maryland Jockey Club Director of […]

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Eclipse Winner Carrasco an Apprentice No More

As luck would have it, Victor Carrasco’s last day with the weight allowance was Saturday when he took home honors as the best apprentice rider in North America for 2013. This afternoon at Laurel Park, the 21-year-old rode as a journeyman for the first time, going winless with six mounts though he finished in the […]

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Leatherbury Gets Two on Laurel Card to Pass Van Berg in All-Time Wins

King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Leatherbury got win 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth. Three races later, Princess Appeal ($7.60) got up in the final jumps to […]

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33-Year-Old Apprentice Osman Rides First Career Winner

Apprentice jockey Mohamed Osman guided Princess Beau K to victory in today’s second race and in doing so captured his first lifetime win. Osman sent the $5,000 claimer to the front before relinquishing the lead a furlong from home. Princess Beau K fought back, however, and retook the top spot closing in on the finish […]

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Aqueduct, Parx Among Mid-Atlantic Cancellations

Extreme fog and other weather conditions have forced a number of Mid-Atlantic and East Coast tracks to cancel live racing on Saturday. After a delayed first race, Aqueduct Race Track in Queens, N.Y., cancelled the remainder of the card due to “poor visibility” resulting from heavy fog that had moved into the area. NYRA officials announced […]

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Thawing Track Leads Laurel to Cancel Saturday Racing

Due to weather conditions in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Saturday, January 11. “With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again,” Maryland Jockey Club Director of Racing Georganne […]

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Maryland Racing Produces Yet Another Promising Rider in Victor Carrasco

Victor Carrasco was named a finalist for outstanding apprentice jockey when the 2013 Eclipse Awards nominees were announced Wednesday on HRTV. Winners will be announced at the 43rd annual ceremony, to be held Saturday evening, January 18 at the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino near Miami. Carrasco led all apprentice riders in victories (215) and […]

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Maryland Commission Issues Clenbuterol Notice

The Maryland Racing Commission has distributed a notice confirming the state’s new regulations and recommended guidelines for the therapeutic use of clenbuterol that became effective Jan. 1, 2014. Following is that notice: It has come to the attention of the Maryland Racing Commission that there is misinformation being circulated within the racing community regarding the […]

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Maryland Jockey Club: Average Daily Handle Up 4.1% in 2013

The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its 2013 racing season earlier this week, posting average wagering figures on the live product at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course which were 4.1% higher than 2012. The average daily handle grew from $1.975 million to $2.057 million per day. The year featured 145 live racing dates and 207 […]

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