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John Jones, Crabcakes Top Maryland Pride Day Nominees

Multiple stakes winners John Jones, Crabcakes and Limited View were among 84 nominees to four stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses worth $300,000 in purses on the Maryland Pride Day program Saturday, Aug. 18 at Laurel Park. In addition to a full card of live racing, fans will be able to sample traditional Maryland food and drink and shop […]

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Reigning Maryland Horse Of The Year Just Howard Back At Laurel Thursday

Skeedattle Associates’ Grade 3 winner Just Howard, Maryland’s Horse of the Year in 2017, will get a bit of class relief when he makes his return to Laurel Park’s world-class turf course in the ninth of 10 races Thursday. Just Howard drew the rail in a field of 11 that includes four horses entered for main […]

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Paulita Honors Late Breeder By Winning Stakes Race Named In His Honor

More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor. Hat Creek Racing’s Paulita ($3.40) stalked pacesetter Secret Or Not for a half-mile before putting […]

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Laurel’s Rainbow 6 Pays Out $26,786 Saturday To Maine Bettor

One lucky bettor was the winner of a total jackpot carryover payout of $26,786.44 in Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager at Laurel Park. The winning ticket of 1,2,9,10,13/1,3,7/5,6,7,9,10,13,14/1,2,3,4/2,3,4,5,6,7/3,4,8,9,10 cost $2,520 and was purchased through the Lewiston, Maine hub. Reign Supreme ($15.20) captured the 11th-race finale Saturday to complete the winning 13-3-14-1-3-4 combination. Other winners in the sequence […]

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Shimmering Aspen, Crabcakes Making Seasonal Debuts Thursday At Laurel

The first four-day race week of Laurel Park’s summer meet opens with a bang as multiple stakes-winning fillies Shimmering Aspen and Crabcakes are set to face each other in their seasonal debuts Thursday, July 26. Racing will continue on a Thursday through Sunday schedule through the end of the 40-day summer meet Sunday, Aug. 19. Following the Timonium meet at the […]

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Laurel Park’s Fall Stakes Schedule Worth $3.4 Million

Laurel Park announced today a vigorous fall stakes schedule of 34 stakes worth $3.425 million and featuring several “Super Saturdays” and highlighted by the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), $200,000 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup (G3), three finals of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series, and the inaugural running of the $150,000 Bald […]

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Hamilton Smith Saddles Four Winners Sunday At Laurel

Trainer Hamilton Smith, a perennial leading trainer in Maryland, saddled four winners on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Smith, who began his training career in 1976 and has won more than 1,900 races, started the day saddling the winner of the early double, True Cat ($4.40) and Queen of Schmooze ($4.20). He then saddled the winner […]

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‘Startup Thinking’: New Ownership Group Wasabi Ventures Creates ‘Co-Owners Club’

As founder and managing partner of Wasabi Ventures Stables, Tom Kuegler’s focus is on eliminating risk and increasing excitement for members of what the fledgling syndicate calls its ‘Co-Owners Club.’ Kuegler, a wealthy 47-year-old venture capitalist from New Hampshire who grew up in Essex, Md., takes care of the risk part himself, paying all bills […]

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Englishman Allsop Saddles First Winner Sunday At Laurel

Big Lick Farm’s Antoaneta emerged from a stretch duel with Sophia Is an Angel a head in front at the wire in Sunday’s ninth race to give trainer Carl Allsop his first career victory at Laurel Park. Antoaneta ($17.20), a chestnut daughter of Skipshot who had been running under trainer and Big Lick Farm owner-operator Reid Nagle […]

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Virginia-Breds In Spotlight With Quartet Of Stakes At Laurel

Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s homebred Special Envoy, who capped last season with three consecutive stakes victories, is set to launch his 7-year-old season against familiar company in Saturday’s $75,000 Edward Evans Stakes at Laurel Park. The one-mile Edward Evans is among four $75,000 stakes restricted to Virginia-bred/sired horses 3 years old and up over […]

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