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Jorge Vargas Voted Jockey Of The Week With Trio Of Stakes Victories

With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey last week, Jorge Vargas, Jr. was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 15-21, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Las Setas Scores Black Eyed Susan Berth In Weber City Miss

Robert Manfuso, Wayne Harrison and trainer Katherine Voss’ Las Setas won a free entry into the $300,000 Black Eyed Susan (G2) with her victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel Park, but the daughter of Seville had to earn it. The Weber City Miss, an about 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-old fillies, was […]

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Alwaysmining Impresses With Double-Digit Victory In Federico Tesio

Impressive as he had been in putting together a five-race win streak, four of them in stakes, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining took it to another level with an 11 ½-length romp in Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, punching his ticket to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 38th running of the Tesio for […]

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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Alwaysmining ‘Impressed’ Trainer In Breeze For Federico Tesio

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining turned in a sharp five-furlong breeze Saturday morning ahead of his next scheduled assignment in the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 20 at Laurel Park. With regular exercise rider Felix Astudillo aboard and owners Greg and Caroline Bentley watching from the clockers’ tower, Alwaysmining went in 1:00 over the […]

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$8,841 Returned To 16 Bettors In Friday’s Stronach 5

The Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, rewarded 16 bettors each with $8,841.80 Friday afternoon. The opening leg of the Stronach 5 Friday was Gulfstream Park’s seventh race, and it produced the biggest price of the sequence when Gran Saman won at five furlongs on the turf at 6-1. […]

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‘Classy’ Maiden Winner Hoffa’s Union Debuts For Casse In Wood Memorial

It’s been an exciting run on the Derby trail for trainer Mark Casse this season with solid runners War of Will, Sir Winston and Our Braintrust making their presence known on the path leading up to the “Run for the Roses.” But in Saturday’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, he’ll be unleashing […]

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Multiple Stakes Winner Alwaysmining Will Target Preakness, Not Derby

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining has won his last five races at Laurel Park, leading his connections to consider racing the 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty in a prep race for the Kentucky Derby. According to horseracingnation.com, Alwaysmining will instead be aimed to the Federico Tesio Stakes, which offers a “Win and You’re In” berth to the […]

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Stronach 5 Rewards Six Winners With $32,660 Each

There were six winners in the Stronach 5 Friday, each winning $32,660.20. The wager kicked off with Honor Run ($5.60) winning the ninth race at Laurel Park. The sequence concluded with Clockstriketwelve, a 23-1 longshot, winning the 11th race at Gulfstream Park. The Stronach 5 rewarded 23 bettors each with $7,182.50 on March 22. Friday’s […]

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Laurel’s Rainbow 6 Solved For $41,809 Sunday

One lucky bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for a jackpot payout of $41,809.64 Sunday at Laurel Park. Two horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into Sunday’s ninth-race finale, won by 6-5 favorite Snippety ($4.40) to complete the 2-10-3-7-3-7 combination. Other winners in the sequence were Can He Shine ($6.40) in Race […]

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