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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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Gaudet to Replace Carulli as Analyst for Pimlico, Laurel

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that Gabby Gaudet will replace Frank Carulli as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst after he leaves the company at the end of the Pimlico spring meeting, which begins tomorrow. Gaudet, who will start full-time after Labor Day, will be co-hosting with Carulli on Saturday and […]

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King Leatherbury ‘A Little Embarrassed’ But Appreciative of Birthday Tribute

he Maryland Jockey Club celebrated the birthday of legendary trainer King Leatherbury, who turns 80 on Tuesday, March 26 with a presentation in the winners’ circle after the third race. All fans attending Laurel Saturday received a complimentary button and free birthday cupcakes. “It is a little embarrassing but I appreciate the tribute,” Leatherbury said. […]

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Leader on Pavement And Dirt: Bullet Catcher Wins at Laurel

Bullet Catcher, who made local and national headlines earlier this year after escaping from the Laurel Park backside and taking a 1.6 mile journey, won his first race in nearly two years with an impressive performance in Friday’s 8th race, a $40,000 allowance. On January 11, the Jerry Robb trainee tossed jockey Jeremy Rose while heading […]

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Long Live the King: Laurel To Host Birthday Party For Leatherbury

Saturday afternoon will also include an early birthday celebration for legendary trainer King Leatherbury, who turns 80 on Tuesday, March 26. The tribute will include a presentation in the winners’ circle after the third race. Birthday cake will be available for fans after the winner’s circle ceremony in the Grandstand (in front of Longshots) and […]

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