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Laurel Park To Host Virginia-Bred or Sired Stakes Sept. 13

The Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association will sponsor five stakes races at Laurel Park on Saturday, September 13, 2014 open to registered Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired horses. These five stakes will be the same stakes typically run at Colonial Downs during the regular summer meet and will each carry a […]

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Laurel Park Adds 10 Stakes Races to Fall Schedule

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 10 additional stakes have been added to the Laurel Park fall stakes schedule that was not finalized at the July racing commission meeting. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has inserted five Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired races into the mix. ·        All Brandy Stakes, September 6 ·        Jameela Stakes, September 27 […]

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Maryland Million Day, De Francis Dash Highlight Laurel Park’s Fall Stakes Schedule

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2014 Laurel Park fall schedule today after reaching agreement with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. The schedule was approved at the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this afternoon during its monthly meeting. There will be further Maryland-bred stakes added to the schedule before the 65-day fall meeting begins September 5. […]

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Maryland to Begin Testing for Cobalt Levels

The Maryland Racing Commission said on Tuesday that it would start implementing tests that will check for the presence of cobalt in racehorses. According to The Racing Biz, there are currently no specific rules in place regarding allowable cobalt levels, but that the racing commission would work with Truesdail Laboratories, which handles the drug testing […]

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McCarthy Cinches Laurel Riding Title at Age Nineteen

Lost in the hoopla surrounding the battle for the leading trainer at the Laurel Park was the performance by apprentice Trevor McCarthy, who will win his first riding title when the winter meet ends Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old, who finished second in the 2013 Laurel Park winter and fall jockey standings, rode two winners today […]

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Laurel: Battle for Leading Trainer in Virtual Four-Way Tie

With one week remaining in the winter meeting, four trainers have a chance to win the Laurel Park title. The stand ends March 29 with live racing scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Claudio Gonzalez capped off a four-win week with a victory by Simmadownnow ($2.60) in Saturday’s fourth race to move into a […]

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Colorful Maryland-Based Owner Arnold Heft Passes

Colorful owner Arnold Heft passed away in his sleep last night at Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda. He was 94. Heft pitched four years of minor league baseball in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, finishing with a 30-25 record. He won 22 games for Owensboro in the D League in […]

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Laurel Park Cancels Wednesday Card After Third Race

Laurel Park officials cancelled the final six races on Wednesday’s card. The day began with the main track listed fast but with temperatures rising to 40 degrees by the third race, moisture came to the top of the main track. “The rising temperatures were what worried me this morning,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom […]

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Laurel Apprentice Israel Rodriguez Rides to Victory in U.S. Debut

Israel Rodriguez made a great first impression, riding a winner in his first race in this country Friday afternoon at Laurel Park. In the fifth race, Rodriguez broke from the outside post astride Inspeightofthegold ($6.40), raced on the extreme outside the whole way and then finished fastest of all to win his first race outside […]

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