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Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

This weekend’s North American racing action is highlighted by the Maryland Million series on Saturday at Laurel Park. The featured race, the Classic, offers a contentious field of ten starters with three also-eligibles. Morning-line favorite Bonus Points is last on the AEs, so the main body favoritism falls to Saratoga Bob, a 4-year-old son of […]

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‘Star-Crossed’ Super Ninety Nine Has Stud Farm Crew Excited For Maryland Million Day

Dating back to before he ever ran, continuing on through his racing career and extending to a second career at stud, Super Ninety Nine has been a case study in perseverance. A resident of Josh and Mike Pons’ Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., the 8-year-old stallion is represented by three horses pre-entered in […]

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‘Why Couldn’t We Do This In Maryland?’ Co-Founder Boniface Talks Maryland Million

J. William “Bill” Boniface, who bred and raised 1983 Preakness (G1) winner Deputed Testamony, is also co-founder of the Maryland Million Day program that will celebrate its 33rd anniversary Saturday, Oct. 20 at Laurel Park. Boniface spoke with host and analyst Acacia Courtney about the history, legacy and growth of Maryland Million, which this year includes […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $3,629 To 25 Bettors Friday

The Stronach 5 continues to offer a good return on investment. Friday’s national wager, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, returned $3,629.80 to 25 bettors. The Stronach 5 rewarded 14 bettors Sept. 28 with $9,888 while the Oct. 5 payoff was $1,161 despite the highest payoff being $12. Friday’s largest payoff was $14. There was $103,151 […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $1,161 To 74 Bettors Friday

Bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were rewarded with $1,161.10. There were 74 winners in the Stronach 5 and $97,003 bet into the second edition of the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The third and fourth legs of the Stronach 5 – the ninth and 10th races from Laurel […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Features Four Turf Races, 58 Entrants

Friday’s edition of the Stronach 5, a national wager with a $1 minimum and industry-low takeout of 12 percent, will feature four turf races, big fields, and a guaranteed pool of $50,000. The Stronach 5 kicks off Friday, Oct. 5 with Santa Anita’s third race at 5:03 ET (2:03 PT) with a field of nine […]

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Doctor Mounty Upsets Defending Champ Projected In Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup

Larry Prat and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty provided a 25-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup, just getting his nose down in front of the late-surging 1-2 favorite Projected, winner of this race last year. Doctor Mounty was ridden by Forest Boyce for Shug McGaughey in his first graded stakes win; the […]

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Inaugural Stronach 5 Pays Out $9,888 To 14 Bettors Friday

The inaugural running of The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout and a guaranteed pool of $50,000, was hit by 14 bettors Friday, each winning $9,888.30. A total of $157,333 was wagered on races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The minimum […]

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River Gal Bests The Boys In Laurel’s Jamestown Stakes

Morgans Ford Farm’s River Gal, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner River Deep, continued the family tradition by surging past pacesetter Ready to Run in mid-stretch and going on to a 2 ½-length victory in the $75,000 Jamestown Friday at Laurel Park. The 12th running of the 5 ½-furlong Jamestown for Virginia-bred/sired 2-year-olds highlighted a […]

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Laurel’s Fall Racing Festival Handle Up 35 Percent

Laurel Park’s Fall Festival of Racing, featuring the 27th running of the Xpressbet Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) and six other stakes races, handled $5.073 million Saturday, an increase of 35.5 percent over last year’s program. Total handle in 2017 on the corresponding day was $3.743 million. Handle in 2016 was $4.513 million and […]

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