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Jerry Robb Saddles 2,000th Winner From ‘Small Outfit’ Saturday At Laurel

No Guts No Glory Farm’s Stroll Smokin was sent to the lead early and never gave it up in a one-length front-running triumph at Laurel Park to give trainer Jerry Robb his 2,000th career victory and cap Saturday’s stakes-filled Winter Carnival program. The win in Saturday’s finale came two races after Robb’s current stable star, […]

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Firenze Fire Blows Them Away In General George

Mr Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire made a victorious 2020 debut Saturday at Laurel Park, notching his ninth career stakes victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. The General George, a seven-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, co-headlined Saturday’s Sprintfest Winter Carnival program with the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie, a seven-furlong sprint for older […]

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‘Hard-Knocking’ Majestic Reason Makes The Grade In Barbara Fritchie

Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s homebred Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland’s champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older shared top billing […]

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Alwaysmining Shows Tenacity In John B. Campbell Victory

Runnymoore Racing’s Alwaysmining flashed his championship form Saturday at Laurel Park, fighting back tenaciously in deep stretch to capture the $100,000 John B. Campbell. The 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, who was honored as the champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2019, claimed his second consecutive stakes victory of 2020 in the about 1 1/16-mile stakes for […]

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Stronach 5: Nine Winning Tickets Each Return $19,179

There were nine winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $19,179.80. Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by 3-5 favorite Unbridled Outlaw ($3.40). After Kitten by the Sea ($9) captured Gulfstream Park’s seventh race, the final three legs produced upsets – Independent Indy ($25.20) in Race 3 at […]

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10-Time Stakes Winner Anna’s Bandit To Make Graded Debut In Barbara Fritchie

No Guts No Glory Farm’s 10-time stakes winner Anna’s Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park after turning in a sharp five-furlong breeze Sunday. Anna’s Bandit completed the distance in 1:01.40 over Laurel’s main track, third-fastest of 15 horses, in her first work since having a […]

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Stronach 5 Cancelled When Wind Forces Cancellation Of Final Four Races At Laurel Friday

Laurel Park cancelled races 5 through 8 Friday afternoon due to high winds with gusts reaching 40 mph. Due to Laurel cancelling live racing, Friday’s Stronach 5 was also cancelled. The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5. Laurel remains open for simulcast wagering. Live racing returns Saturday with a first race […]

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‘His Work Ethic Is The Best’: Angel Suarez Making An Impression At Tampa

Tampa Bay Downs jockey Angel Suarez wasn’t born when the North American Thoroughbred foal crop peaked at 51,296 in 1986. But he and his agent, John Weilbacher, devised a plan last summer and fall for dealing with those days when he was named to ride only three or four races. On numerous occasions, the duo […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Victor Carrasco Scores 1,000th Victory Sunday At Laurel

Ronald A. Brown’s Justin Front, racing first time off the claim, rolled to a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph Sunday at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Carrasco his 1,000th career victory. Justin Front, a gelded 3-year-old son of Grade 1-winning millionaire Justin Phillip trained by Chris Englehart, ran seven furlongs in 1:26.10 over a muddy […]

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Monday Morning QB ‘Training Lights Out’ For Potential Withers Start

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Monday Morning Qb took a step up in class last out when notching a first stakes victory in the Heft at Laurel Park, just one month following a second-out maiden score. Trainer Robert “Butch” Reid said the dark bay colt could target a start on the Road to the […]

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