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Friday’s Stronach 5 Pays 11 Winners Each $11,240

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 11 winning tickets each worth $11,240.20. The sequence began with Big Boots ($18.40) winning Laurel’s eighth race. Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury won the third leg at Laurel, saddling Auld Lange Syne ($14.40) to victory. After favored Dynasty of Her Own ($4.20) won the fourth […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Releases ‘Adjusted And Improved’ Stakes Schedule For 2020

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a total of 38 stakes, 11 graded, worth $6.325 million in purses scheduled through mid-May 2020 at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by the 145th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, May 16. The 1 3/16-mile Preakness for […]

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Multiple Laurel Stakes Winner Alwaysmining To Return On Nov. 30 Card

Five-time stakes winner Alwaysmining, unraced since mid-July, undefeated stablemate Arrifana and nearly a dozen graded-stakes winners are among 102 nominations made to four stakes worth $400,000 in purses Saturday, Nov. 30 at Laurel Park. Kelly Rubley-trained Alwaysmining reeled off five consecutive wins, all in Laurel stakes, over the winter and spring capped by the Federico […]

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Pair Of Laurel Stakes Offer ‘Win And In’ Qualifications To Santa Anita Grade 1’s

Two of the four stakes on Laurel Park’s Saturday, Nov. 30 program will serve as ‘Win and In’ qualifiers for a pair of Grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park next month, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. Winners of the $100,000 City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both […]

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Laurel Park Cancels Weekend Cards Due To Broken Water Pipe

Laurel Park has cancelled its live racing programs for Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 as work continues to repair a broken water pipe along the track apron. The decision was made to cancel the final two days of Laurel’s four-day race week to ensure the pipe issue has been properly resolved for the […]

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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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