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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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“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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Phlash Phelps Holds Fast In Mister Diz; Ben’s Cat Finishes Ninth

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps, a two-time Maryland-bred turf champion racing for the first time in seven months at a distance he hadn’t tried in more than two years, rallied to the lead in mid-stretch and held off a pair of late long shot challengers to win Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park. The 34th […]

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Noah Abramson Wins First Career Start As A Trainer

Two days after his first starter as a trainer was scratched at the starting gate, Noah Abramson returned to Laurel Park to send out his first career winner in Sunday’s fourth race. Harbortown Stable and breeder Carol Ann Kaye’s Temple Sky, a 3-year-old filly racing for the first time, stalked the early pace on the […]

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Karamanos Rides 2,000th Winner On Father’s Day At Laurel

The 44-year-old Horacio Karamanos rode his 2,000th career winner to celebrate Father’s Day at Laurel Park on Sunday. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Karamanos’ nickname is “Special K.” From over 12,600 mounts, Karamanos has earned over $50 million over the course of his career, and also earned more than 1,500 wins in his native […]

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