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Acosta Pilots 2,500th Winner at Laurel

J.D. Acosta visited the winners’ circle for the 2,500th time in his career when he guided Haywired to victory in the second race at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon. “When you ride day and night the wins add up,” Acosta said. Acosta, who will turn 32 next Thursday, has been riding day (Maryland) and night (Charles […]

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Immortal Eyes Becomes a Millionaire With De Francis Dash Score

Robert Abbo Racing Stable LLC’s Immortal Eyes left the gate in a flash, opened up quickly on his rivals and won in hand in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash contested over the sloppy main track at Laurel Park. Travis Dunkelberger and Immortal Eyes were 6-3/4 lengths the better of Saturday’s Charm at the […]

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Dominguez Appears at Laurel to Support Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct in January, made a special appearance at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon. Dominguez, a regular rider at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course for five years earlier in his career, was saluted with a winners’ circle […]

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Gaudet, Feustle Have Tall Task of Replacing Carulli

He was one of the industry’s top oddsmakers and the face of the Maryland simulcast signal for 11.5 years, so when Frank Carulli retired from the Maryland Jockey Club and moved to Las Vegas after the Pimlico Race Course spring meet concluded in June, it took two Towson University graduates to fill his position. When […]

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Maryland: State Expands Owner/Breeder Program

Kicking off with the Laurel Park Fall 2013 race meeting (Sept. 19-Dec. 31) a new Maryland-bred program will begin. It is designed to enhance the breeding and ownership of Maryland-bred horses. Modeled on successful regional incentive programs, it expands the opportunities for Maryland-bred horses. Last May, the Maryland Racing Commission (MRC), after a nearly year-long […]

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Laurel Park to Honor Ramon Dominguez Sept. 21

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct in January, will make a special appearance at Laurel Park next Saturday, Sept. 21. Live racing returns to the major Maryland tracks two days earlier after a 14-week break. Dominguez, who was a regular […]

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Changes Made to Maryland Million Day Card

The Maryland Million board has approved three significant changes for the 28th Jim McKay Maryland Million, to be run on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Laurel Park. The day of racing for the offspring of eligible Maryland-based stallions will no longer card the Oaks and the Turf Sprint. And the distance of the Turf has been […]

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Laurel Park’s Fall Schedule Unveiled

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 Laurel Park fall schedule today after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this afternoon at its monthly meeting. After a 14-week break, which will include ten live days of racing […]

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Twice-Ejected Charles Town Trainer Burns Seeks Appeal…Again

Trainer Patty Burns, ejected once in 2008 from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, has been ejected from the same track a second time and is appealing the action. Burns successfully appealed the 2008 ejection (given for her part in an altercation on the backstretch and the later discovery of syringes in her barn). The […]

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Maryland Tracks Accredited by Safety Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance and that Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore has been re-accredited by the Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the two Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) facilities. The […]

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