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Laurel Adjusts Schedule To Race Fridays Through Mondays Beginning Oct. 9

Laurel Park was originally scheduled to increase its race days from three to four per week in the final three months of the year, adding Thursdays to its existing Friday through Sunday schedule. According to drf.com, Laurel has altered that weekly schedule to race Friday through Monday. Additionaly, instead of beginning the four-day weeks at the […]

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Chublicious Grinds Out De Francis Dash Win

David Gruskos’ multiple stakes winner Chublicious, dismissed as the longest shot in the four-horse field at 10-1, collared stubborn front-runner Blue Moon Ace in mid-stretch and emerged from their duel to the wire with a neck victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. The 26th running of the six-furlong […]

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El Areeb ‘A Handful’ On Return To Training At Laurel Park

While Laurel Park is gearing up for the return of the Fall Festival of Racing – an annual extravaganza that features seven stakes worth $900,000 in purses including the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16 – trainer Cal Lynch is excited about another looming comeback. Laurel-based Lynch welcomed back M […]

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Gonzalez, Carrasco Finish On Top At Laurel; Toledo Wins Four On His Birthday

Claudio Gonzalez picked up two winners on Sunday’s 11-race closing day program at Laurel Park to edge Kieron Magee, 21-19, and earn leading trainer honors at the 33-day summer meet. Victor Carrasco went winless with his only three mounts on the afternoon but finished as the leading rider with 36 victories, three more than Jevian Toledo, who […]

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Crabcakes’ Emotional Win In Laurel’s Miss Disco ‘A Family Affair’

Racing for the first time following the Aug. 7 death of her owner-breeder, Elizabeth ‘Binnie’ Houghton of Buckingham Farm, Crabcakes gave the family reason to celebrate with an emotional 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Miss Disco at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Miss Disco for 3-year-old fillies was one of three stakes restricted to Maryland-bred/sired […]

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Ben’s Cat To Be Buried At Laurel Park On Nov. 11

The connections of four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and multi-million dollar-earner Ben’s Cat, who succumbed to complications from colic surgery soon after retiring from racing earlier this summer, announced today that he will be returned to Maryland and buried at Laurel Park. “King Leatherbury asked if we would bury Ben’s ashes at Laurel, since […]

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Russell Scores ‘Fantastic’ Four Victories On PDJF Saturday

Journeyman Sheldon Russell moved into second in the jockey standings with a four-win afternoon Saturday to give him 22 at the summer meet, six behind Victor Carrasco and one ahead of Jevian Toledo and Horacio Karamanos. Russell took the second race with The Hardest Way ($3.20), was a back-to-back winner with Follow the Petals ($5.20) […]

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Blinkers Shake Up No Dozing In Concern Stakes

An old track and some new equipment proved to be a winning combination for Lael Stables’ homebred No Dozing, who was able to overcome an awkward break, an off track and a formidable challenge on the far turn to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Concern at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong Concern for 3-year-olds is named for Robert […]

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“El Orgullo De Maryland” Ben’s Cat Es Retirado De Las Pistas

Ben’s Cat, múltiple ganador selectivo y Caballo del Año de Maryland, ha sido retirado de las pistas a los 11 años de edad. El Daily Racing Form informó que el rendidor castrado culminó su campaña con 32 triunfos en 63 actuaciones, acumulando en premios más de $2.6 millones. El entrenador y miembro del Salón de […]

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‘Hard To Believe’: Two Starters, Two Longshot Winners For Young Trainer Noah Abramson

His fledgling career is all of a few months old, but already Noah Abramson is getting quite an education in the inevitable ups and downs of being a Thoroughbred trainer. The first horse Abramson entered, Hunca Rock, made it as far as the starting gate for his race debut before the 3-year-old gelding flipped following […]

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