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‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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Maryland Jockey Club To Introduce Quinella Wager Starting Friday With 10 Percent Takeout

Bettors will treated to a new addition on the wagering menu when live racing returns to Laurel Park Friday, Sept. 13.  The Maryland Jockey Club will introduce a $2 quinella wager on Friday’s ninth-race finale, a starter optional claimer for fillies and mares 3 and up scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on Laurel’s world-class turf […]

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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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Maryland Horsemen, Jockey Club Create ‘Community Day’ To Celebrate Backstretch Workers

The Maryland Jockey Club is partnering with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in hosting an inaugural Community Day Tuesday, July 23 at Laurel Park. Created to celebrate the backstretch community and its contribution to the continued success of Maryland racing, Community Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. outside the track kitchen. “We […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Finalizes Remainder Of 2019 Stakes Schedule Worth $4.275 Million

With memories of sensational performances, beautiful weather and world-class entertainment still fresh, the Maryland Jockey Club has put together a schedule of 42 stakes worth $4.275 million in purses to carry the momentum of a record-setting Preakness weekend through the end of 2019. War of Will captured the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on a 14-race […]

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Heavy Rain Washes Out Remainder Of Friday Card At Pimlico

Pimlico Race Course cancelled its Friday card after Race 5 due to heavy rains that swept through the area. “There was a lot of rain in a very short period of time and our priority is always the safety of our human and equine athletes as well as our patrons,” said Maryland Jockey Club President […]

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Severe Storms Force Cancellation Of Five Races At Laurel

A severe thunderstorm bringing heavy rain and lightning through the area forced Laurel Park to cancel the remaining five races on Thursday’s 10-race card. The storm moved in as horses were being saddled for the sixth race. After waiting several minutes in the paddock for the weather to pass, the decision was made to cancel. […]

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‘More Strict’ Pre-Race Exams, ‘Additional Scrutiny’ To Be Utilized In Maryland

The Maryland Jockey Club will now be implementing stricter protocols for its pre-race examinations, according to racingbiz.com. The MJC is owned by The Stronach Group, as are California’s embattled Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. Those two tracks have been introducing new safety and wellness protocols as a response to Santa Anita’s 22 equine […]

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Laurel’s Tesio Preview Card Sees Handle Increase 18 Percent

Total handle on Laurel Park’s Tesio Preview Day Saturday was up 18 percent over last year while in-state wagering was up 11.4 percent. Total handle on the 11-race program was $3.866 million. Saturday’s program, which featured five stakes races, was highlighted by Alwaysmining winning the $100,000 Private Terms and Las Setas winning the $100,000 Beyond […]

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Oaklawn Invitational Offers Preakness Berth For ‘Late-Developing’ 3-Year-Olds

The Maryland Jockey Club announced on Friday that the winner of the inaugural running of the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Saturday, May 4 at Oaklawn Park will receive a free berth in the starting gate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The 1 3/16th mile Preakness, to be run […]

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