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Page McKenney Honored As Pennsylvania-Bred Horse Of The Year

Page McKenney (Eavesdropper – Winning Grace, by Yarrow Brae) was recently honored as the 2015 Pennsylvania-bred Horse of the Year. The gelding’s 5-year-old season consisted of back-to-back scores at Laurel in the John B. Campbell Handicap and Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, as well as back-to-back scores in the Richard W. Small and Swatara Stakes, […]

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McCarthy, Magee Crowned Leading Rider, Trainer At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Kieron Magee were crowned champions as Laurel Park concluded its 54-day winter-spring meet Sunday afternoon. The race for the riding title came down to the final day before McCarthy put an exclamation point on his third Laurel championship with a riding triple aboard Another Badge ($3.80) in the fourth race, […]

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Stanford Leads All The Way In Charles Town Classic

Stonestreet Stables, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith’s Stanford was the runaway winner of Saturday’s Grade 2, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic, drawing away to win by two lengths on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Malibu Moon covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:50.55 for trainer Todd Pletcher, ridden to […]

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Charles Town Classic Expected To Draw Field Of Nine, Featuring Donworth

This Saturday’s Grade 2, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic is expected to draw a field of nine, according to drf.com. The field for the three-turn, 1 1/8 mile race will likely be headlined by Doug O’Neill’s talented but lightly-raced Donworth, exiting a troubled trip in the Santa Anita Handicap where he finished seventh. Also expected […]

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From Claim To Graded Stakes Victory, Page McKenney Captures General George

Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney, claimed for $16,000 in 2013, got his first lifetime graded stakes victory in Monday’s Grade 3 General George Stakes at Laurel Park. The 6-year-old gelding by Eavesdropper, honored Saturday as the Maryland-based Horse of the Year, covered the seven furlongs over the fast, snowy main track in 1:24.61 […]

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‘Blue-Collar’ Page McKenney’s Breeders Remain Involved After 2013 Claim

Dr. James Bryant and Linda Davis couldn’t just move on with their lives after their homebred Page McKenney was claimed away by Adam Staple and trainer Mary Eppler in July 2013. “We had raised him on our farm and kind of suffered through his first several races. When I found out who the new owner […]

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Page McKenney Honored Saturday As Maryland-Based Horse Of The Year

Avie is scheduled to make what will likely be the final start of her 32-race career to little fanfare in Saturday’s fourth race at Laurel Park. Yet, when the 6-year-old Maryland-bred mare takes to the track for the 5 ½-furlong optional claiming allowance, it will be a truly significant moment for her owner, Adam Staple. […]

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Racing’s Newest Millionaire: Page McKenney Overcomes Trouble In Native Dancer

Despite some anxious moments down the backstretch, Adam Staple’s and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney became a millionaire Saturday afternoon with a 3 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park. Claimed by trainer Mary Eppler out of a sixth-place finish at Penn National in July of 2013, Page McKenney has since won 14 […]

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Favored Commissioner Earns Pimlico Special Victory

WinStar Farm’s Commissioner lived up to his odds-on billing with a comfortable victory in Friday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special, pulling away from his rivals to earn his second graded victory this year. Ridden by Javier Castellano, Commissioner pressed the early pace set by Encryption through opening fractions of :23.54, :48.16, and 1:12.74. […]

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Kid Cruz Returning To Maryland For Pimlico Special

Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds and Black Swan Stable’s Kid Cruz is set for a return to Pimlico Race Course on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 15, a year after competing in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (G1). The Linda Rice-trained 4-year-old is scheduled for an attempt to make amends for a subpar performance in the Preakness last […]

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