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Aptly-Named Still Having Fun Has Logged 10,000 Miles, Still Game For G3 General George

Following a sophomore season that saw him travel around the country to compete on some of racing’s biggest days, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun will face an accomplished field of 13 rivals for his return to Maryland in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.   […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Eighttofasttocatch All Things To His Family

Before there was Ben’s Cat, there was Eighttofasttocatch. The hard-knocking gelding spent four years running at the stakes level, primarily at Laurel Park and Pimlico, becoming the first millionaire for trainer Tim Keefe. His name popped up again on the East Coast Thoroughbred radar last weekend when he competed in the Real Rider Cup, a […]

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‘Super Competitive’ Real Rider Cup Set For Sunday, Sept. 23

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders and racing analysts […]

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Kelso Or Gallant Bob Could Be Next For Stephens Winner Still Having Fun

Laurel-based trainer Tim Keefe is looking at stakes races in New York and Pennsylvania as possible next starts for Woody Stephens (G2) winner Still Having Fun. Keefe has nominated Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun to the one-mile Kelso Handicap (G2) for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park and the six-furlong […]

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Connections ‘Still Having Fun’ With Bargain-Buy Woody Stephens Winner

When Still Having Fun rattled off wins in a pair of 3-year-old stakes at Laurel Park over the winter, his connections began to dream big and wonder how far the bargain $12,000 yearling would be able to stretch his talent. Considering a race such as the Preakness Stakes (G1) was nothing out of the ordinary […]

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Still Having Fun Upsets Woody Stephens

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun came from well off the pace to upset Saturday’s G2 Woody Stephens Stakes at 13-1, besting Engage by 1 1/4 lengths on the line. The 3-year-old son of Old Fashioned, bred in Maryland, covered seven furlongs over Belmont Park’s fast main track in 1:21.45. Ridden […]

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‘Ironman’ Tim Keefe On Fire At Current Laurel Park Meet

Whether it’s keeping his horses, himself or the state of Maryland racing in top shape, Tim Keefe is getting results. Following a quiet spring during the Preakness Meet at Pimlico, Keefe has gotten off to a sizzling start at Laurel Park’s summer meet. The 48-year-old native of Laurel won with six of his first 17 […]

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Quade: ‘Maryland Racing’s Best Days Are Yet To Come’

Nearly 400 industry leaders, horsemen, government officials and fans attended a Town Hall meeting Friday evening at Laurel Park to discuss the future of Maryland racing and the vision of The Stronach Group, owners of the Maryland Jockey Club. Speakers included Tim Ritvo, COO of The Stronach Group, Maryland Racing commissioner Bruce Quade, Tim Keefe, […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Honored in Laurel Retirement Ceremony

Casual race fans and hardened race goers gathered around Laurel Park’s winners’ circle after today’s fourth race to give a rousing sendoff to Maryland-bred champion Eighttofasttocatch. The eight year old was retired from racing last weekend after notching his seventeenth career victory in the Jennings Handicap. Owned by Sylvia Heft and her late husband Arnold […]

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Eighttofasttocatch Will Close ‘Storybook’ Career With Retirement Ceremony Dec. 13

Saturday’s nine-race program will also include a special retirement ceremony after the fourth race for Laurel Park-based Eighttofasttocatch, who completed his career in storybook fashion a week ago when the 8-year-old captured the Jennings Handicap for the fourth consecutive year. Owned by Sylvia Heft and her late husband Arnold and trained by Tim Keefe, the […]

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