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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Preakness Edition, Sports Betting’s Impact?

This week’s Supreme Court decision on sports gambling clearly has the horse racing industry buzzing about its potential impact. In this week’s Friday Show from Baltimore, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that issue and hear from others in the industry with their takes on what it might mean for Thoroughbred racing. Plus, of course, […]

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MATCH Series: Lewisfield Faces Biggest Test To Date In Maryland Sprint Stakes

Lewisfield has done everything asked of him thus far, and on May 19 at Pimlico Race Course he’ll face his biggest test to date in the Grade 3, $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. The Maryland Sprint, which attracted a field of nine and is slated as the ninth race, […]

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MATCH Series Begins With Skipat Stakes, Jim McKay Turf Sprint On Black-Eyed Susan Day Program

Ms Locust Point, a graded stakes winner for Cash is King and James Reichenberg, will look to get back on track in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes, which will kick off the 2018 MATCH Series May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The Skipat, for fillies and mares at six furlongs, attracted a field of eight. It’s […]

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130 Nominations For MATCH Series Kickoff Races On Preakness Weekend At Pimlico

The first four stakes in the 2018 MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) have attracted a combined 130 nominations. The Series begins May 18-19 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland as part of Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes weekend. The $100,000 Skipat Stakes for fillies and mares at six furlongs, and the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Kentucky Derby Takeaways?

There were several storylines heading into last Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The one that prevailed was Justify’s demolition of the 136-year-old Curse of Apollo, that a horse failing to start at 2 hadn’t won the Derby since 1882. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what […]

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Foreman: ‘Spirit Of Cooperation’ In Mid-Atlantic Led To Revival Of MATCH Series

The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series, which had a five-year run from 1997-2001, returns to the racing landscape in 2018. The MATCH Series kicks off on Preakness weekend at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, with the Skipat Stakes (for filly and mare sprinters) and Jim McKay Turf Sprint (3 and up, turf sprinters) contested on next Friday’s […]

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Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, And Delaware Breeders Add MATCH Series Bonuses

The revival of the widely-acclaimed MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) gained further momentum Thursday with the announcement that the region’s breeders organizations will pay bonuses to the breeder of the highest point earning colt/gelding and filly/mare from each program. The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Thoroughbred Breeders Association of New Jersey and […]

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