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‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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‘It’s Anna’s World And I’m Just Living In It’: Maryland Million Distaff Winner ‘Very Special’

Anna’s Bandit has turned into the kind of horse her connections always believed she could be, but it wasn’t as easy as the 5-year-old mare has made it look over the past nine weeks. “No one has any idea what she’s been through. It’s crazy,” trainer John ‘Jerry’ Robb said. “She’s just one of a […]

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Undefeated Miss J McKay Supplemented To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The owners of Laurel Park stakes winner Miss J McKay, first to the wire in each of her three starts, will be pre-entered Wednesday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1), to be run Friday, Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Trainer Cal Lynch said Sidney Karmia’s Maxis Stable, Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stable […]

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Forest Fire Parlays Dream Trip Into Maryland Million Classic Victory

Shirley Lojeski’s Forest Fire was the beneficiary of a dream trip under Paco Lopez in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic to collect his first stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired 3-year-olds and up. The Classic was the feature on the 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million program at Laurel Park that offered 11 […]

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Ournationonparade Graduates In Style In Maryland Million Nursery

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Ournationonparade, making his second start and first since being purchased privately off a narrow loss in his career debut, paid early dividends for his new owners with a commanding 3 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Nursery for 2-year-olds was among seven stakes and four […]

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$25,000 Claim Dothat Dance Will Try To Upset Maryland Million Classic

Burning Daylight Farms Inc.’s Dothat Dance, who nearly sprung an upset at odds of 35-1 last fall, will be a long shot again as the 6-year-old gelding takes another crack at the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8-mile Classic for 3-year-olds and up serves to highlight the 34th Jim McKay […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Association Celebrating History, Heritage Over 90 Years

With a tradition of Thoroughbred racing that predates the American Revolution by more than a generation, it’s no surprise that the first, and oldest, organization in the country created to develop and promote the breeding of horses sprung from Maryland. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association turned 90 this year, and on Saturday it will celebrate […]

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‘The Crab Is In’: Maryland-Based Trainer Smith Approaching 2,000-Win Milestone

A weathered sign hangs from twisted wire on the green-painted office door of trainer Hamilton Smith’s barn at Laurel Park, aged by years of hot sun and harsh winters. Greeting visitors is the unblinking stare of a faded crustacean, holding a message in its claws. “The Crab Is In.” Don’t be fooled by the message, […]

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Rubley Has ‘A Lot Of Faith’ In Undefeated Filly Arrifana

Multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining got trainer Kelly Rubley’s season off to a strong start, and she’s poised to close the year with another promising prospect in undefeated filly Arrifana. Bred and co-owned by Gunpowder Farms with Millennium Farms, Gainesway Stable and LNJ Foxwoods, Arrifana ran her record to a perfect 3-0 in a dominating 5 […]

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‘Everything Just Worked Out’: McCarthy Rides Four Stakes Winners Saturday

Troy Johnson and Charles Lo’s So Street powered to a 1 ½-length win in the $100,000 Howard County Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park, giving jockey Trevor McCarthy his fifth win of the day and fourth in a stakes, including a sweep of both races for juveniles. The Howard County for 2-year-olds and the $100,000 Anne […]

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