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‘Only Going To Get Better From Here’: Colonial Crowns Two More Stakes Winners Saturday

Despite the fact that Da Hoss Stakes winner Extravagant Kid was invading from Kentucky (via Toronto), the son of Kiss the Kid has strong Virginia ties with owner David Ross of DARRS Inc. who was instrumental in bringing racing back to the Commonwealth. Sheldon Russell rode the 6-year-old gelding to a one-length victory covering the […]

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Super John Takes The Scenic Route To Impressive Maiden Win At Laurel

When the competition was nowhere to be found, D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s promising 2-year-old Super John went looking for it himself. Eight lengths in front of his closest pursuer with the length of the stretch still ahead, Super John drifted toward the outside rail approaching the wire before being corrected by jockey […]

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Golden Lad’s First Winner Scores At Laurel Park

The first winner for Maryland stallion Golden Lad came on July 27 when Hello Beautiful went gate-to-wire in a waiver maiden claiming race at Laurel Park to prevail by 5 1/2 lengths. Hello Beautiful stopped the clock in 1:03.52 over Laurel’s fast main track, finding the winner’s circle for jockey Sheldon Russell, and owners Brittany […]

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New ‘Gentle Touch’ Riding Crops Well Received By Laurel Park Jockeys

Laurel Park jockeys used new, cushioned riding crops for the first time as a group during Thursday’s program to positive reviews. The 360 GT (gentle touch) crop was designed by retired Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez and put into use courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club, which purchased the first batch of 50 for […]

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Trimble, Russell Enjoying Successful Partnership On And Off Track

Their first wins together have come with horses named Always, Magical and Karma, which only seems fitting given trainer Brittany Trimble and jockey Sheldon Russell are rapidly approaching their wedding day. The up-and-coming Trimble and Russell, one of Maryland’s leading riders and owner of seven individual meet championships, are set to tie the knot Aug. […]

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First Career Starter A Winner For Laurel-Based Trainer Brittany Trimble

Peter Blum’s filly Oh My dueled on the front end into deep stretch and held off a determined late challenge to capture Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park and give trainer Brittany Trimble her first career victory. It was the first career starter for Trimble, 28, a former amateur rider and finacee of Laurel-based jockey Sheldon Russell […]

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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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Russell Scores ‘Fantastic’ Four Victories On PDJF Saturday

Journeyman Sheldon Russell moved into second in the jockey standings with a four-win afternoon Saturday to give him 22 at the summer meet, six behind Victor Carrasco and one ahead of Jevian Toledo and Horacio Karamanos. Russell took the second race with The Hardest Way ($3.20), was a back-to-back winner with Follow the Petals ($5.20) […]

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Castrenze, Russell Return From Injuries To Ride At Laurel Park

Apprentice jockey Ashley Castrenze picked up her second win since returning from a lengthy absence due to injury when she piloted the Mark Reid-trained Circle of Light to a 4 ¾-length victory in Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park. Castrenze, 20, made her 2017 debut April 14 at Laurel and had gone winless in her […]

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Jockey Russell Sidelined With Minor Hand Injury

Jockey Sheldon Russell, shaken up in a fall Sept. 24 at Laurel Park, will be sidelined indefinitely with a minor hand injury said his agent, Marty Leonard. Russell, 29, was hurt when his mount, 8-year-old Dannhauser, broke down approaching the far turn of the $60,000 Bert Allen, one of five stakes for Virgina-bred/sired horses on […]

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