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Alwaysmining Shows Tenacity In John B. Campbell Victory

Runnymoore Racing’s Alwaysmining flashed his championship form Saturday at Laurel Park, fighting back tenaciously in deep stretch to capture the $100,000 John B. Campbell. The 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, who was honored as the champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2019, claimed his second consecutive stakes victory of 2020 in the about 1 1/16-mile stakes for […]

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Stronach 5: Nine Winning Tickets Each Return $19,179

There were nine winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $19,179.80. Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by 3-5 favorite Unbridled Outlaw ($3.40). After Kitten by the Sea ($9) captured Gulfstream Park’s seventh race, the final three legs produced upsets – Independent Indy ($25.20) in Race 3 at […]

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10-Time Stakes Winner Anna’s Bandit To Make Graded Debut In Barbara Fritchie

No Guts No Glory Farm’s 10-time stakes winner Anna’s Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park after turning in a sharp five-furlong breeze Sunday. Anna’s Bandit completed the distance in 1:01.40 over Laurel’s main track, third-fastest of 15 horses, in her first work since having a […]

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Stronach 5 Cancelled When Wind Forces Cancellation Of Final Four Races At Laurel Friday

Laurel Park cancelled races 5 through 8 Friday afternoon due to high winds with gusts reaching 40 mph. Due to Laurel cancelling live racing, Friday’s Stronach 5 was also cancelled. The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5. Laurel remains open for simulcast wagering. Live racing returns Saturday with a first race […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Victor Carrasco Scores 1,000th Victory Sunday At Laurel

Ronald A. Brown’s Justin Front, racing first time off the claim, rolled to a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph Sunday at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Carrasco his 1,000th career victory. Justin Front, a gelded 3-year-old son of Grade 1-winning millionaire Justin Phillip trained by Chris Englehart, ran seven furlongs in 1:26.10 over a muddy […]

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Monday Morning QB ‘Training Lights Out’ For Potential Withers Start

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Monday Morning Qb took a step up in class last out when notching a first stakes victory in the Heft at Laurel Park, just one month following a second-out maiden score. Trainer Robert “Butch” Reid said the dark bay colt could target a start on the Road to the […]

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‘Proud’ Hamilton Smith Saddles 2,000th Career Winner Friday At Laurel

Sweet Home Dixie swept past her rivals on the far turn and powered through the stretch to run her win streak to five races and give trainer Hamilton Smith his 2,000th career victory Friday at Laurel Park. Bred an owned by Smith’s older brother and ridden by Maryland’s 2019 champion jockey Trevor McCarthy, Sweet Home […]

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Trevor McCarthy, Claudio Gonzalez Crowned Meet Leaders At Laurel Park

A rainy Sunday couldn’t dampen spirits as jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez put the finishing touches on another championship during closing day of Laurel Park’s calendar year-ending fall meet. McCarthy, 25, was blanked on three mounts Sunday but finished with 52 wins, seven more than runner-up Sheldon Russell, also ranking first with more […]

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Trevor McCarthy Wins Five Saturday At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy celebrated Saturday’s Christmastide Day program at Laurel Park with five wins, including three of five stakes, and effectively clinched the fall meet riding title. McCarthy won Race 2 aboard Let’s Play Nine ($3.60), the first of two wins on the day for trainer Mike Trombetta. One race later, McCarthy led 1-2 favorite […]

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