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Dance to Bristol to be Honored at Laurel Park Saturday

Saturday’s nine-race card will feature four $100,000 stakes races and a special retirement ceremony for Bowie-based Dance to Bristol, who completed her career with a sixth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) earlier this month. Owned by Taneytown resident Susan Wantz and trained by Ollie Figgins III, Dance to Bristol […]

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Maryland Racing Commission Approves 2014 Racing Calendar

Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2014, the same number that was scheduled the last four years after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) and Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon […]

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Maryland Million Attracts 108 Entries; Ben’s Cat Seeks Record

The 28th Jim McKay Maryland Million, a festive homecoming for Marylanders, attracted 108 entrants to the eleven race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1 million day is 12:15 p.m. As expected, owner/trainer King Leatherbury entered Ben’s Cat in both the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf and the […]

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Apprentice Scores Four Wins on Laurel Park Card

Apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy had a banner afternoon at Laurel Park on Saturday, winning with four of his mounts. McCarthy, the son of retired jockey Michael McCarthy, won with his first mount of the day, Marie Capri ($4.20), who took the first race. His next ride came in race three, where he guided Gotta Go […]

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Ben’s Cat Tops Nominees for Maryland Million

The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 118 pre-entries, barring late mail or emails after regular business hours today, were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2013 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 28th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 19. […]

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Mendassity Breaks Turf Course Record at Laurel

Mendassity set a turf track record while the 1-2-3 finishers in today’s $42,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park were all long shots. Trained by Hugh McMahon and ridden by J D Acosta, Mendassity led from start to finish and covered the 5-1/2 furlong distance in 1:01.25, clipping .02 of a second off the turf course […]

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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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