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Farewell To The ‘Amazing, Magnificent’ Ben’s Cat

Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben’s Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park. In a ceremony attended by approximately 150 horsemen, jockeys and fans – and breeder, owner and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury – Ben’s Cat’s remains were […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Applies For Nine Additional Race Dates In 2018

The Maryland Jockey Club today applied for 171 race days in 2018, an increase of nine days over 2017. Laurel Park will conduct 159 of the days, beginning Jan. 1 and running mostly three days a week through May 6. After conducting a 12-day Preakness at Pimlico Meet from May 10-28 – a meet that […]

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Attendance, In-State Handle Show Slight Increases On Maryland Million Day

Attendance and in-state handle was up Saturday at Laurel Park on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A festive crowd of 22,682 watched the 32nd running of the Million, up 4.4 percent over last year. Total handle on Million Day was $4.377 million compared to $4.476 in 2016. In-state handle was $566,086, up 2.8 percent over the […]

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Laurel Park No Permite Inscritos Del Entrenador Jorge Navarro Por Controversia En New Jersey

Sal Sinatra, presidente y gerente general del Jockey Club de Maryland, dijo que la oficina de actividades hípicas de Laurel Park no aceptará inscripciones de ejemplares entrenados por Jorge Navarro debido a las consecuencias de un controversial video suyo y de uno de sus propietarios, Randal Gindi, grabado desde un celular en Monmouth Park y […]

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Laurel Not Accepting Entries From Navarro Over New Jersey Controversy

Sal Sinatra, president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, said the racing office at Laurel Park would not accept the entries of horses trained by Jorge Navarro because of fallout from the controversial cellphone video of Navarro and one of his owners, Randal Gindi, taken last month at Monmouth Park and posted on […]

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Preakness Day Continues Trend With New Record Handle, Attendance Figures

The Maryland Jockey Club announced that Saturday’s 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) broke all handle and attendance records at Pimlico Race Course. Attendance for the Preakness, won by Cloud Computing, was announced at 140,327, breaking last year’s record of 135,256. Total handle on Pimlico’s 14-race program was $97,168,658, an increase of three percent over the previous […]

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Pimlico Announces Record Handle, Attendance On Black-Eyed Susan Friday

The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and total handle on Friday’s 93rd Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Gary and Mary West’s Actress winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Stronach Stable’s Shaman Ghost winning the $300,000 Xpressbet Pimlico Special (G3). Friday’s attendance was a record 50,339, topping the previous mark of 47,956 set last […]

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Sinatra: ‘Commitment To Keeping Preakness In Maryland, Though Not Necessarily At Pimlico’

With the G1 Preakness Stakes just a few days away, some discussion surrounding the race has shifted from whether or not Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming can add the Preakness to his resume, to whether or not the classic will continue to be held at Pimlico Race Course. According to a report by WBAL-News Radio 1090, officials from both Pimlico […]

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Pimlico’s 12-Day Preakness Meet Kicks Off Thursday

Championship racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 142nd renewal of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 20. The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the 1 3/16-mile Preakness is the centerpiece of an eight-stakes card that includes the […]

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Always Dreaming’s Connections Officially Accept Invitation To Preakness

Always Dreaming, impressive winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), is headed to historic Pimlico Race Course for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 20. At 8:10 a.m. Sunday, Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra called trainer Todd Pletcher and formally invited he and the […]

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