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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 20, 1998
Eastern Daydream raced three wide around both turns, but had sufficient kick to hold off post-time favorite Algar and win the $50,000 Hail Emperor Stakes by a length yesterday at Laurel Park.The 3-year-old chestnut son of Eastern Echo, owned by Harry and Tom Meyerhoff, finished the 1 3/16-mile distance in 1: 56 4/5. Testing took third.Eastern Daydream paid $7.60, $4 and $2.60.Algar paid $3.20 and $2.40, and Testing paid $3.20.Eastern Daydream's jockey Mark Johnston was impressed."It's hard to say where his talent will end," said Johnson.
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By Bob Pickering | February 6, 1999
TodayTwo sophomoresTwo sophomores -- one locally trained, the other a shipper from Philadelphia Park -- meet in the sixth Horatius Stakes. Nine 3-year-olds passed the entry box for the seven-furlong affair with a $50,000 purse. Mr. Katowice, a Florida-bred conditioned by Bob Camac, is the impressive winner of both appearances at Laurel. He won his latest outing by 11 1/4 lengths against a field of allowance runners. Hush Itsa Secret is 3-for-3 in a career that began as a $10,000 claimer last autumn at Delaware Park.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
Jockeys are notoriously bad handicappers, but Edgar Prado chose the right horse yesterday to ride in Laurel Park's $100,000 Northern Dancer Stakes.The track's leading jockey was offered the mount on Maryland Million winner and 3-2 favorite Short Stay, but he chose to ride the 6-1 third choice, Algar.Algar circled the eight-horse field after lagging behind early and won by 3 1/2 lengths. Short Stay faded after prompting the pace and finished seventh, nearly 17 lengths behind the winner."If you're going to be right, it's good to do it in a $100,000 race," said Prado's agent, Steve Rushing, who added "we've also been wrong plenty of times."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
The big question mark in the race, Big Rut, was a late scratch, giving Waited the inside post and the distinction of being the fastest horse in the field.And the even-money favorite didn't disappoint in the $78,675 Native Dancer Handicap yesterday, leading every step of the way to score an easy, 7 3/4-length victory over Algar, the Maryland Million Classic winner, at Laurel Park.Big Rut, the defending champion in this stake, had beaten many of his would-be rivals and had been working well coming up to the race.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
On a sparkling, sun-drenched day that belonged to Maryland racing and Edgar Prado, a record crowd bet a record amount of money yesterday on Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.Prado became the first jockey to win five Maryland Million Day races. His biggest score was the Maryland Million Classic with Algar, the defending champion who hadn't won in 11 months.But although the spotlight shined upon Prado, who padded his lead as the nation's winningest jockey, the luster of the day spread into the VIP tents, the grandstand and every corner of the track.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
The big question mark in the race, Big Rut, was a late scratch, giving Waited the inside post and the distinction of being the fastest horse in the field.And the even-money favorite didn't disappoint in the $78,675 Native Dancer Handicap yesterday, leading every step of the way to score an easy, 7 3/4-length victory over Algar, the Maryland Million Classic winner, at Laurel Park.Big Rut, the defending champion in this stake, had beaten many of his would-be rivals and had been working well coming up to the race.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1995
Oliver's Twist was dull, so Mighty Magee stole the show and the race.Left alone up front to set slow fractions, Mighty Magee had plenty left through the lane yesterday and won the $75,000 Annapolis Stakes at Laurel Park.The 3-year-old son of Cormorant held off the late charge of Algar, prevailing by 1 1/4 lengths over the 1 1/8 -mile route.It was a reprieve of sorts for Mighty Magee, who almost went on the market after taking the Sir Barton Stakes and Broad Brush Stakes at Pimlico."The owners [Allan Spath and partners]
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By Bob Pickering | January 9, 1999
TodaySeven veteran runners, who have become household names on Maryland circuit, meet in the 33rd running of the Native Dancer Handicap. Big Rut, who beat Algar in consecutive stakes last year, continues his rivalry with trainer Barbara Graham's runner in the $75,000-added event.Algar was assigned high weight of 118 pounds off a victory in the Maryland Million Classic. He also placed in the Hail Emperor Stakes and showed in the Congressional Handicap.Before pulling up lame in the Sagamore Stakes in March, Big Rut won last year's renewal of the Dancer and was victorious in its next start, the Johnson Memorial Handicap.
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By Kent Baker | November 24, 1996
If Richie the Coach gets loose on the lead early in a race, he is one tough horse to catch.For the second straight outing, the gelding owned by Milton Higgins III had the pace to himself yesterday, and Algar -- try as he might -- couldn't challenge him.So, Richie the Coach broke the Laurel Park track record for 1 1/4 miles by 1 3/5 seconds and beat second choice Algar by 6 1/2 lengths in the $75,000 Congressional Handicap.The time was 1: 59 4/5 seconds after a sizzling 1: 10 3/5 effort at the six-furlong mark.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1998
They were all there yesterday.Algar, the Maryland Million Classic winner. Waited, who beat Algar in their last meeting. Testafly, who ran a respectable third to Skip Away. Warrenpeace, a nose loser to Algar in the Classic.But when the $100,000 Congressional Handicap ended, former Kentucky Derby runner Concerto was in the Laurel Park winner's circle after holding off Waited by a head in a stirring stretch run."His class won," said Don Gross, a shipper who represented trainer Bill Mott. "He did what he was supposed to do. Today, I think they knew they had this horse to beat."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 20, 1998
Eastern Daydream raced three wide around both turns, but had sufficient kick to hold off post-time favorite Algar and win the $50,000 Hail Emperor Stakes by a length yesterday at Laurel Park.The 3-year-old chestnut son of Eastern Echo, owned by Harry and Tom Meyerhoff, finished the 1 3/16-mile distance in 1: 56 4/5. Testing took third.Eastern Daydream paid $7.60, $4 and $2.60.Algar paid $3.20 and $2.40, and Testing paid $3.20.Eastern Daydream's jockey Mark Johnston was impressed."It's hard to say where his talent will end," said Johnson.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1998
They were all there yesterday.Algar, the Maryland Million Classic winner. Waited, who beat Algar in their last meeting. Testafly, who ran a respectable third to Skip Away. Warrenpeace, a nose loser to Algar in the Classic.But when the $100,000 Congressional Handicap ended, former Kentucky Derby runner Concerto was in the Laurel Park winner's circle after holding off Waited by a head in a stirring stretch run."His class won," said Don Gross, a shipper who represented trainer Bill Mott. "He did what he was supposed to do. Today, I think they knew they had this horse to beat."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
On a sparkling, sun-drenched day that belonged to Maryland racing and Edgar Prado, a record crowd bet a record amount of money yesterday on Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.Prado became the first jockey to win five Maryland Million Day races. His biggest score was the Maryland Million Classic with Algar, the defending champion who hadn't won in 11 months.But although the spotlight shined upon Prado, who padded his lead as the nation's winningest jockey, the luster of the day spread into the VIP tents, the grandstand and every corner of the track.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
The owners and trainer of Testafly passed up the possibility of $140,000 in bonuses when they held their horse out of the final race of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH).They skipped the race, the Brandywine Handicap two weeks ago at Delaware Park, so they could have a fresh horse today. Their goal was the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic -- not only the $120,000 winner's share but also the prestige of winning one of the state's marquee races."That's been our goal all along," said J. D. Brown, one of the owners of the 4-year-old colt.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1997
The day was nearly done, nothing left to do except stand outside the paddock in front of a TV and watch the replay.Mary JoAnne Hughes, trainer of Mary's Buckaroo, the favorite in the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic yesterday at Laurel Park, stood in silence, her eyes fixed on the TV.Her gray gelding, whom she helped deliver six years ago, was pushed wide around the first turn, ran wide down the backstretch, rallied gamely between horses around the far...
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By Kent Baker | November 24, 1996
If Richie the Coach gets loose on the lead early in a race, he is one tough horse to catch.For the second straight outing, the gelding owned by Milton Higgins III had the pace to himself yesterday, and Algar -- try as he might -- couldn't challenge him.So, Richie the Coach broke the Laurel Park track record for 1 1/4 miles by 1 3/5 seconds and beat second choice Algar by 6 1/2 lengths in the $75,000 Congressional Handicap.The time was 1: 59 4/5 seconds after a sizzling 1: 10 3/5 effort at the six-furlong mark.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
The owners and trainer of Testafly passed up the possibility of $140,000 in bonuses when they held their horse out of the final race of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH).They skipped the race, the Brandywine Handicap two weeks ago at Delaware Park, so they could have a fresh horse today. Their goal was the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic -- not only the $120,000 winner's share but also the prestige of winning one of the state's marquee races."That's been our goal all along," said J. D. Brown, one of the owners of the 4-year-old colt.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1995
Oliver's Twist was dull, so Mighty Magee stole the show and the race.Left alone up front to set slow fractions, Mighty Magee had plenty left through the lane yesterday and won the $75,000 Annapolis Stakes at Laurel Park.The 3-year-old son of Cormorant held off the late charge of Algar, prevailing by 1 1/4 lengths over the 1 1/8 -mile route.It was a reprieve of sorts for Mighty Magee, who almost went on the market after taking the Sir Barton Stakes and Broad Brush Stakes at Pimlico."The owners [Allan Spath and partners]
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