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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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Global Access Lives Up To Expectations In Marine Stakes

Eight-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Patrick Husbands had full confidence in Live Oak Plantation’s homebred colt Global Access heading into the Grade 3 Marine Stakes and the three-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway lived up to his expectations winning the 1-1/16-mile main track event in 1:42.83 on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Hoffa’s Union established the lead out […]

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McCarthy, Trombetta Finish Atop Laurel Park Standings

Jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his third consecutive meet title and trainer Mike Trombetta earned his first since 2015 as Laurel Park closed its 19-day spring stand Sunday. Live racing shifts to legendary Pimlico Race Course for the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico starting Thursday, May 9. McCarthy, who turns 25 May 16, finished with 22 […]

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High-Traffic Derby Workout Pits Win Win Win Against Tacitus, Country House

Jockey Julian Pimentel likely will never forget his first trip to Churchill Downs. In town to work Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, he would up having more company than he bargained for as he piloted the colt through a half-mile in :47.60, the fourth fastest of 76 works at the […]

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Win Win Win Carrying ‘Momentum’ Into Churchill, Will Ship Wednesday

Riding the wave of momentum as leading trainer of Laurel Park’s ongoing spring meet, trainer Mike Trombetta will ship record-setting stakes winner Win Win Win to Kentucky on Wednesday to finish preparations for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1). Trombetta’s plans also include giving Win Win Win, ranked 16th with 50 Derby qualifying points, one […]

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Vekoma ‘Has A Lot Of Gears’; Distance ‘Not A Question’ For Win Win Win

Before the rain began Sunday morning, trainer George Weaver had Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Vekoma out of the stall to munch on some grass outside Barn 11 at Keeneland. So, how is the Toyota Blue Grass winner this morning? “He is well and happy,” Weaver said of the son of Candy Ride (ARG), who […]

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Record-Setting Win Win Win Seeking Crucial Derby Points In Blue Grass

Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win is preparing to hit the road again, this time heading west to Kentucky from his home base at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland. “We are leaving tomorrow and should be there Wednesday morning,” trainer Mike Trombetta said Monday morning. The purpose of the trip is Saturday’s $1 […]

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Colts By Peace And Justice, Munnings On Top At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale

First crop weanling sire Peace and Justice held the top two spots in Timonium, Md. on Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed & Horses of Racing Age sale. The sale topper was a colt from the first crop of Peace and Justice. LEB purchased Hip 141 for $87,000 from the consignment of Northview Stallion Station, agent. […]

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Carrasco Makes Long-Awaited Return To The Saddle Sunday At Laurel Park

Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Ranked among Maryland’s leading riders since coming to the U.S. from his native Puerto Rico in March 2013, Carrasco has […]

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Souper Striking All The Way In Hilltop

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Striking went all the way on the lead to earn her first career stakes victory in the $100,000 Hilltop Friday at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 46th running of the 1 1/16-mile Hilltop for 3-year-old fillies was one of two turf stakes on a spectacular 14-race program featuring seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 […]

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