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EHV-1 Positive Quarantines Barn At Laurel Park; Shipping Restrictions Result In Multiple Scratches

The New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., had a horse who had been on the property test positive for the equine herpes myoencephalopathy (EHM, neurological disease caused by equine herpesvirus) on Jan. 16. As a result, the facility ordered all horses who had been on the grounds during the affected time period to be tested. […]

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Maryland Jockey Club’s 2017 Handle Exceeds $600 Million

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today total handle on races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2017 exceeded $600 million for the first time since 2008. Total handle was $627.3 million compared to $560.1 million in 2016 while average handle was $3.3 million, up from $3.091 million in 2016. There was also a […]

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Extreme Cold Prompts Laurel To Cancel Sunday, Monday Live Racing

The Maryland Jockey Club canceled live racing at Laurel Park for Sunday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 1, due to extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region. “Due to the extreme cold and wind chill we felt it was best to cancel the live program,” said Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra. […]

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Laurel: Jockeys’ ‘Concerns’ About Track Surface Led To Saturday’s Cancellations

Laurel Park canceled its final three races on Saturday’s Christmastide Stakes Day program due to “deteriorating winter weather conditions,” according to a Maryland Jockey Club press release. The Racing Biz reports that the Laurel Park jockey colony had a significant impact on that cancellation decision after three different riders were dropped from their mounts in approximately […]

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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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