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Apprentice Hamilton Celebrates Four-Win Sunday At Laurel

Apprentice jockey Weston Hamilton won four races on Sunday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park. Hamilton, the son of journeyman rider Steve Hamilton, won the second race aboard Jovis ($6.40), the third on Here Comes Michael ($11), the fourth with Chapel of Chimes and the ninth aboard Bobcat ($7.60). “It’s been a real good day,” Hamilton said. “Finally, […]

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Ms Locust Point Makes It Four Wins In A Row With Barbara Fritchie

Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point pushed her win streak to four races with her fourth career stakes victory and first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at snowy Laurel Park. The 66th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older and the 42nd renewal of the $250,000 General George […]

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Something Awesome Just Up In Sloppy General George

Stronach Stable’s Something Awesome rallied from off a contested early pace to score a narrow victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park, earning the first graded-stakes triumph of his career in the seven-furlong sprint for older horses, one of six stakes on the Winter Carnival program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie […]

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Weekend Lineup: 50 Points On The Line In Risen Star

A 50-point race leading up to the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s graded stakes action. Saturday features the G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds, led by Lecomte winner Instilled Regard, and Monday’s card at Oaklawn offers 10 points in the G3 Southwest Stakes. Instilled Regard will face the well-regarded Todd Pletcher trainee Noble […]

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Just Howard Named Maryland-Bred Horse Of The Year, Champion 3-Year-Old, Turf Horse

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard, winner of the Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby at Laurel Park as part of a four-race win streak over the summer of 2017, took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old male and champion turf horse. The announcements were made at the inaugural Renaissance Awards, a cooperative effort […]

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Gonzalez Lucks Out With Stakes-Winning Former Claimer Afleet Willy

Claudio Gonzalez, who led all trainers in Maryland last year with 84 victories while securing training titles during Laurel’s summer and fall meets, claimed Afleet Willy on a cloudy day out of a victory over a sealed, muddy track two days after Christmas in 2015. The son of Wilburn has turned out to be a […]

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Hogan To Racing Industry: If We Don’t Change, It’s Going To Be Changed For Us

New Jersey-based veterinarian Dr. Patty Hogan gave a 75-minute presentation titled “Injuries in Racehorses” to 60-70 members of the MidAtlantic horseracing industry this week. Hogan explained to the audience that she sees nearly 3,000 horses at her clinic annually, with the majority of them being either Thoroughbred or Standardbred racehorses. She also explained that her […]

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Union Strike Headlines 30 Nominees To Feb. 17 Barbara Fritchie

Ruis Racing’s Grade 1 winner Union Strike and three horses from defending champion trainer Linda Rice are among 30 older fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 17 at Laurel Park. The Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older and the $250,000 General George (G3) for 4-year-olds and up, both at seven […]

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Mike Merryman Saddles First Career Winner Sunday At Laurel

Deal Driven, running second time off the claim, sprinted to a front-running 2 ¼-length win in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park to give Mike Merryman his first career training victory. Ridden by Carlos Quinones, 4-year-old Into Mischief gelding Deal Driven ($4.40) ran about 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.15 over a fast main track to beat favored […]

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Leading Maryland Jockey Toledo Fractures Two Vertebrae In Morning Training Accident

Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park. Toledo, 23, was transported to Howard County Hospital in Columbia, Md. complaining of back and leg pain after going down when a horse he was exercising fell. Toledo’s agent, Marty […]

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