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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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Doctor J Dub Surprises In Turf Monster Stakes

Drawing Away Stable’s 23-1 shot Doctor J Dub was the surprise winner of Monday’s G3 Turf Monster Stakes, holding on by a half-length on the wire. The 6-year-old son of Sharp Humor covered five furlongs over Parx’s firm turf in :58.73 under Sheldon Russell for Jena Antonucci. Doctor J Dub jumped out of the gates […]

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Sheldon Russell Nears Return To Race Riding In Maryland

Jockey Sheldon Russell’s comeback to race riding is getting closer, more than seven months since tearing his labrum and fracturing his shoulder in two places in a training accident last fall. Agent Marty Leonard said the 28-year-old Russell, Maryland’s leading rider in 2011 and a six-time meet champion at Laurel Park and Pimlico, began exercising […]

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Russell Nearing Return To The Saddle

Injured jockey Sheldon Russell could make his return to the races in time for the early part of the Laurel Park meeting next month, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Russell has been out since late April, when his mount fell over a swerving horse. Russell suffered several broken ribs and a punctured lung. He has […]

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Jockey Russell, Trainer Gonzalez Win Laurel Meet Titles

Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with a mandatory payout of its Jackpot Pick 5. Five of five winners returned $1,037.02. Racing in Maryland shifts to Pimlico beginning Thursday, April 2. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. Pimlico’s meet will be highlighted by the 140th Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel in racing’s […]

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Sheldon Russell Wins 1,000th Race Aboard Shayjolie In Cat Cay

Maryland-based jockey Sheldon Russell won the 1,000th race of his career Saturday in style by guiding Shayjolie to victory in the $100,000 Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct. The leading rider at all three Maryland meets in 2011 and ranked 59th in earnings in 2014, Russell won the Cat Cay by three-quarters of a length for […]

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Laurel Riders Tough It Out in 15-Degree Temps

The temperature was 15 degrees when the horses left the Laurel Park starting gate at 12:30 p.m. and reached 19 at its peak but it didn’t stop 25 jockeys from riding Thursday afternoon. Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra and racing secretary Georganne Hale met with veteran rider Sheldon Russell, the Jockey’s Guild representative […]

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Spotted Heart Springs Upset in Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

Copper Penny Stables’ Spotted Heart was relentless in pursuit, swinging wide, overcoming traffic and charging home to victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the feature offering on this sunny afternoon at Laurel Park. Sheldon Russell was at the controls as the Mark Shuman trainee was winning her first stakes. The daughter of Lion […]

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