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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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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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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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