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Bold Affair wires field in Geisha

Charles Reed & Mike Zanella’s Bold Affair went to the lead, galloped along within herself and came home a driving winner in the Thanksgiving day feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Geisha Stakes. Racing one mile under Abel Castellano, Bold Affair completed the distance in 1:38.81 over the fast main track and finished four lengths […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Coming Together in the Battered Northeast

While racetracks in the Northeast were largely spared significant damage from Hurricane Sandy, trainers, backstretch workers, and others did not escape the storm’s wrath. Just a short drive from Belmont Park, trainer Gary Contessa’s apartment was destroyed.  Trainer Tom Bush had a tree crash through the roof of his home.  Others, like Todd Pletcher and […]

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Seeing double: Laurel Park boasts double dead heat in Monday’s 7th race

Race seven at Laurel Park literally went down to the wire Monday afternoon as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a rather unique climax, a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third. The one mile test on the firm turf for was for optional claiming runners. A final […]

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‘Riders up!’: Former jockey continues passion for racing as paddock judge

Mario Verge has been involved in the racing industry in Maryland for over 18 years. For 15 of those years, he was a jockey, one of the best on the circuit. Verge rode 2,118 winners during his time in the saddle; one of the days he looked forward to the most was Maryland Million day. […]

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Beyer: ‘Maryland racing industry needs to use slot money wisely’

Those involved in the Maryland racing industry have begun to see some noticeable changes for the better recently as the flow of slots revenue begins to help increase purses. The fields at Laurel Park, which began its fall season Sept. 5, have been large and competitive, averaging around nine horses per race. Good stables are […]

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Jockey and trainer pair up to win three races at Laurel Park on Saturday

Trainer Mike Trombetta and jockey Julian Pimentel teamed up to win three races on Saturday’s 11-race card at Laurel Park.   The duo scored aboard first-time-starter Field Pass ($9.40) in the opener, second-time-starter Chelsea Road ($6) in the fifth and completed the hat trick in race ten when Pimentel sent Thunderous Lady ($3.80) around traffic […]

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Maryland Jockey Club introduces ‘Virtual Finish Line’

The Maryland Jockey Club introduced a Virtual Finish Line at the Laurel Park fall meeting, which opened yesterday. The video insertion technology delivers virtual distance markers and a virtual finish line on the main track and turf course to enhance the broadcast of the simulcast signal. “This is a new, creative visual aid for fans […]

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Laurel Park to open fall meet with more stakes, higher purses

After a 15-week break, live racing will resume at the major Maryland tracks two days after Labor Day. The 2012 fall meeting begins at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon (post time 1:10 p.m). Racing will take place four days a week through the end of the year on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule, holidays excluded. “Our […]

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Bruce Quade named chairman of Maryland Racing Commission

Bruce Quade has been named the new chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, it was reported on the That’s Amore Stable website. Quade, a retired federal employee, had served on the Commission for just over a year and had earned a reputation as a committed and energetic commissioner. One of the main goals Quade has […]

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Laurel Park releases fall schedule

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2012 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 15-week break, which will include seven live days of racing […]

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