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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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My Wandy’s Girl Outlasts La Verdad in Barbara Fritchie

After finishing a strong second last year, Gullermo Berrios My Wandy’s Girl returned from New York to win this year’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) for fillies and mares. The Fritchie was rescheduled for today after the card for Saturday March 15 was lost to inclement weather. My Wandy’s Girl pressed, caught and repulsed post […]

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Field for Rescheduled Fritchie Looks Very Different From Original

The field for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park is significantly different than the one originally scheduled to race last Saturday. Four of filly and mare sprinters will not be competing this weekend, while another has been added into the mix. Parx Racing-based Winning Image and Villette are not permitted to leave […]

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Weather Conditions Force Cancellations at Laurel, Aqueduct, Penn National

From Aqueduct: “Due to the series of winter storms, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for today, Saturday, February 15. “Aqueduct (first floor Clubhouse) and the Belmont Café will remain open for simulcasting, and Telebet and Internet wagering will be available through NYRA Rewards. “Today’s 57th running […]

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Snowstorm Forces Cancellations at Laurel Park, Penn National

From Laurel Park: Due to the significant snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets yesterday, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Friday, February 14. This is the fourth cancellation of the year at the central Maryland track. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday, February 15 with a 12:35 p.m. […]

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Laurel Park, The Meadowlands Cancel Thursday Cards Due to Snow Storm

From Laurel Park: Due to snow in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Thursday, February 13. This is the third cancellation of the year at the central Maryland track. Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday, February 14 with a 12:35 p.m. EST post time. The […]

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Laurel Adds Friday Racing For Remainder of Winter Meet

Beginning next week, Laurel Park will conduct live racing four days a week for the final seven weeks of the winter meeting after racing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays since the beginning of the year. February 14 was added the program as a makeup for canceling January 11 Special holiday card on Monday, February 17 Friday […]

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Look Ma, No Stirrups! McCarthy Rides A Winner After Dropping Irons

Trevor McCarthy has ridden 171 winners in his young career but none more exciting than scoring with Chi Chi’s Pride in Thursday’s third race at Laurel Park. At the break, the 4-year-old gelding bumped with Carnbrea’sdestiny causing McCarthy to lose his irons forcing the jockey to ride the entire race with his feet out of […]

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