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‘Get Them To Play For You’: Hank Allen Can Recognize Talent In Baseball And Thoroughbreds

Going back as far as he can remember, horses have always been there for Harold ‘Hank’ Allen. So has baseball. The two passions have alternated as dominant parts of his life for nearly eight decades, and now the pendulum is swinging back again. Living in the same Upper Marlboro, Md. home he built during his […]

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Glorious Empire To Use BWI Turf Cup As ‘Building Block’ To Next Start

Matt Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire continues to train forwardly for his return to racing, which trainer James ‘Chuck’ Lawrence II said Saturday may come in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Sept. 21 at Laurel Park. Contested at one mile over Laurel’s world-class turf course, the BWI Turf Cup is among eight […]

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No Winners In Stronach 5; Cross-Country Wager Carries Over $96,906 To Sept. 13

With no winning ticket in Friday’s Stronach 5, the popular wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout will have a carryover of $96,906.44 on Friday, Sept. 13. The carryover occurred when the 60-1 longshot Channeledslongshot won Gulfstream Park’s ninth race and the final leg of the Stronach 5 sequence and returned $141.40. The sequence kicked off […]

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‘I Learned Something From Every Barn’: Anthony Aguirre Jr. Saddles First Winner At Laurel Park

Benny Havens got Laurel Park’s fall meet off to a rousing start, swinging to the lead on the far turn and fending off Mister Frank’s Way the length of the stretch to give trainer Anthony Aguirre Jr. his first career win in the first race on Friday’s opening day program. Owned by the fledgling trainer […]

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Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor $200,000 Laurel Futurity

Laurel Park announced today that Fasig-Tipton will be the title sponsor for the $200,000 Laurel Futurity. The Fasig-Tipton Laurel Futurity will be contested Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of a spectacular day of racing with eight stakes races, including the $250,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), $250,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) and $150,000 […]

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First Riding Title Nets Apprentice Correa Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning his first career riding title, apprentice jockey Julio Correa was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 12-18, 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 950 riders in North America. […]

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Apprentice Julio Correa Parlays Four-Win Day Into Summer Riding Title At Laurel

Apprentice Julio Correa won four times on Sunday’s closing day program to defeat Trevor McCarthy and clinch his first career riding title in style at Laurel Park. The 25-year-old Correa, who rides with a five-pound weight allowance, finished the 43-day summer meet with a 35-30 advantage atop the jockey standings to become the first apprentice […]

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Pimentel Rides Four Winners, Including Three Stakes, Saturday At Laurel

Jockey Julian Pimentel put an exclamation point on his four-win afternoon by guiding favored Introduced to a half-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Miss Disco Stakes at Laurel Park. Three of Pimentel’s four wins came in consecutive stakes races. He preceded the Miss Disco with victories in the $75,000 All Brandy on My Sistersledge and the […]

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Preakness Heroine, Semi-Retired Jockey Kreidel Returns To The Irons At Laurel

Kaymarie Kreidel, a full-time outrider for the Maryland Jockey Club following her retirement from race riding, made a return to the jockey’s irons for Friday’s opener at Laurel Park. Kreidel finished seventh in the one-mile claiming event for 3-year-olds and up on the Dahlia turf course aboard Red Clay Road, a 5-year-old gelding trained and […]

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‘I Just Want To Enjoy It’: Jockey Glaser Back In The Winner’s Circle At Laurel

There were plenty of well wishes and welcome backs when jockey Lauralea Glaser rode her first winner in nearly two years last weekend at Laurel Park, in just her second mount since the winter of 2017. Truth be told, she hadn’t gone anywhere. Though the 25-year-old Glaser had taken a hiatus from race riding, she […]

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