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Vazquez Released From Custody After Theft Of Services Charge In Pennsylvania

Juan Vazquez, a successful but troubled trainer on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, was taken into custody by the Chester (Pa.) Borough Police Department on April 8 and charged with “theft of services” – a third-degree felony. The charges stem from a complaint the police received from Oxford Feed and Lumber of Oxford, Pa., on June 3, […]

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Lynch Believes El Areeb Will ‘Come Forward’ For Probable Wood Memorial Start

Though a final decision has yet to be made, M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb is likely to take his next steps along the Triple Crown trail in the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2) April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Laurel Park-based trainer Cal Lynch said the Wood and the $1 million Blue […]

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‘Happy To Be Back’: Ben’s Cat Prepares For 11-Year-Old Season At Laurel

Grade 3-winning multi-millionaire gelding Ben’s Cat began working toward his 11-year-old debut with a three-furlong breeze Saturday at Laurel Park. Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat was clocked in 37.40 seconds over a fast main track in the first timed work since returning late last month from his […]

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El Areeb ‘In Hand’ For Five-Furlong Bullet As Final Prep For Gotham

M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb signaled his readiness for the $350,000 Gotham (G3) March 4 at Aqueduct with a sharp five-furlong breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Sunday morning. Partnered with regular rider and current winter meet-leading jockey Trevor McCarthy, El Areeb registered the fastest time of eight horses at […]

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El Areeb ‘Effortless’ In First Work Since Withers Victory

M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3-winning Triple Crown contender El Areeb returned to the work tab with a sharp half-mile breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Saturday morning. With trainer Cal Lynch’s son, Charlie, in the irons, the 3-year-old Exchange Rate colt was clocked in 47.70 seconds, the second-fastest of 35 horses at the […]

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El Areeb Dominant Once Again In Withers

M M G Stables’ El Areeb was impressive once again on Saturday, drawing away from the field to win the G3 Withers by open lengths. The 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate has now won two graded stakes and his last four in a row under Trevor McCarthy for trainer Cathal Lynch. The victory, in a […]

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El Areeb Skips Over Mud To Dominate In Jerome

MMG Stable’s El Areeb was impressive over Aqueduct’s muddy (sealed) inner track on Monday, dominating the G3 Jerome Stakes by at 11 1/4 lengths on the wire. The sophomore son of Exchange Rate earned 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby for his victory, covering the 1 mile and 70 yards in 1:46.17 […]

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McCarthy, Magee Top Year-End Standings In Maryland

The 2016 calendar year ended with some familiar names at the top of the standings on the Maryland circuit, as jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his second leading rider title in three years and Kieron Magee finished with his third consecutive title as leading trainer. McCarthy, 22, rode 167 winners and banked $5,353,601 in purse earnings […]

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Mandatory Payouts On Saturday’s Laurel Park Fall Meet Finale

There will be mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers when Laurel Park concludes its 52-day fall meet on Saturday, Dec. 31. Neither multi-race wager was hit during a special Monday program, creating carryovers for the return of live racing Friday, Dec. 30. Post time for the nine-race card […]

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McCarthy Rides Five Winners At Parx Tuesday

Jockey Trevor McCarthy rode five winners Tuesday afternoon at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, each paying a healthy ROI of $9 or more. McCarthy, a graduate of A.I. duPont High School in Greenville, Delaware, notched his first winner on the day with Magical Fire ($10) for trainer Mario Serey, Jr. in the first race. The 22-year-old […]

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