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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 3, 1991
LAUREL -- The third and last time Haymaker met Colonel Hill, a big buildup resulted in a letdown, as Forry Cow How stormed past both to win the Star de Naskra Stakes.Since that Jan. 1 meeting, Haymaker and Colonel Hill have won impressively, and both have trained well. They're the likely favorites in a field of nine 3-year-olds in today's $50,000-added Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Race Course.The Private Terms is a prelude to Maryland's only significant Triple Crown prep -- the $175,000 Tesio Stakes two weeks later at Pimlico Race Course.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2001
Colonel Hill ran 55 races, and every time he stepped into the paddock he raised an eyebrow. He was one good-looking horse. Retired at 9 with 32 top-three finishes and earnings of $234,120, the striking bay gelding eased into a second career. His trainers and owners, Tammy and Howard Wolfendale, saw to that. "We had always planned on just giving him to Maggie," Tammy said of their daughter. "Even when she was 3 or 4, she could walk up to Colonel's stall, and he'd hang his head and let her play with him."
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 19, 1990
LAUREL -- Colonel Hill owner Victor Divivo and trainer Howard Wolfendale have been pointing toward the $150,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship Dec. 8 as their ultimate 1990 goal for the unraced colt.They didn't want Colonel Hill to make his first start in a 1 1/16-mile stakes race, so they had been looking for a good prep.They first selected a Laurel Race Course maiden race scheduled for eight days ago, but it wasn't held because there was an insufficient number of entries. Then they decided against a race this weekend in New York.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
King Leatherbury said he looked at the early fractions of the Northern Dancer Stakes at Laurel Race Course yesterday, and was ready to blame his jockey Larry Reynolds for defeat."
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 10, 1991
LAUREL -- Colonel Hill flashed the brilliance he showed in his career debut when winning the $42,975 Dancing Count Stakes yesterday at Laurel Race Course.The 3-year-old colt, ridden by Edgar Prado, swept past early leader Well Well Well at the eighth pole and won by three lengths over Gala Spinaway. He survived a claim of foul by Gregg McCarron, who rode the runner-up.McCarron told the stewards that outside pressure from Prado had caused Gala Spinaway to hit the rail in the turn. The stewards disagreed.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 1, 1991
LAUREL -- Neither side is admitting bad blood, but there is more at stake in today's rubber match between Haymaker and Colonel Hill than just the $60,000 purse.The newly turned 3-year-olds square off in the Star de Naskra Stakes at Laurel Race Course. In two prior clashes restricted to Maryland-breds, each colt romped to equally impressive victories."This is what racing is all about," said Haymaker's trainer, Carlos Garcia.For Garcia, the Star de Naskra is something of a grudge match. Colonel Hill, owned by Victor DiVivo, is a half-brother to Pretty Flame, who drew considerable attention when winning her only career start; she won that race last March by 18 lengths.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 4, 1991
/TC LAUREL -- Haymaker further distanced himself from his local rivals with a convincing victory in the $54,950 Private Terms Stakes over a muddy track at Laurel Race Course yesterday.The colt led at every point in the 1 1/16-mile race, finishing nearly two lengths ahead of Colonel Hill and giving winning trainer Carlos Garcia a chance to get in a jab at the losers."Sergeant Hill, he ran good, huh?" said Garcia, giving Colonel Hill an intentional demotion in rank. "I said [Saturday] if he couldn't beat me in this race, when I'm giving him 10 pounds, when's he going to beat me?
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 9, 1990
LAUREL -- Robert Sangster's colt Haymaker, a $150,000 purchase two months ago, won the $150,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Race Course yesterday.Trainer Carlos Garcia said he hadn't planned to run the horse, but changed his mind when Colonel Hill, a strong pre-race favorite, worked out in preparation for the race."We watched him work seven-eighths [of a mile]," Garcia said. "He was drunk [tiring badly] the last part of it, and I said we had to try him."Haymaker, with Marco Castaneda aboard, won over Colonel Hill, the 7-10 choice, by 7 3/4 lengths.
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 15, 1990
LAUREL -- Seven Lords, in the running for a national championship in number of winners for the year, moved closer to the leader yesterday with a three-quarter-length triumph at Laurel Race Course.The gelding, 5, recorded his 14th victory of 1990, in a race for horses entered to be claimed for $35,000 down to $30,000. He is one winner behind Jilsie's Gigalo, campaigning at Thistledown, near Cleveland.Jilsie's Gigalo has been racing in cheaper company than Seven Lords and has benefited from being placed in some easy spots at tracks around the country.
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By Marty McGee | March 10, 1991
Some sports stars weren't always stars. Some of the biggest names -- John Unitas, Bart Starr, Larry Bird -- took time to develop.It's the same in horse racing: Some jockeys and trainers who learn and improve can become standouts.It's what has happened with Mike Luzzi. He won the Eclipse Award in 1989 as the nation's top apprentice, but there was little evidence to suggest that he would become Maryland's leading rider after losing the bug.Yet, with just two days remaining in the marathon Laurel Race Course fall/winter meet, Luzzi is the clear winner in the jockeys' race.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 20, 1992
LAUREL -- Fortunate Lance, who was beaten in a claimer at Garden State Park 10 days ago, ruined the comeback yesterday of former Preakness starter Fighting Notion.The 4-year-old gelding, ridden by Edgar Prado and trained by Dale Capuano, rallied from off the pace set by Fighting Notion and beat the chestnut front-runner by three-quarters of a length in the $19,000 Laurel feature.Fighting Notion took the early lead after favored Mighty Melody stumbled leaving the gate. He set quick fractions under a hand ride by Albert Delgado, getting six furlongs in 1 minute, 10 seconds.
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By Marty McGee | March 10, 1991
Some sports stars weren't always stars. Some of the biggest names -- John Unitas, Bart Starr, Larry Bird -- took time to develop.It's the same in horse racing: Some jockeys and trainers who learn and improve can become standouts.It's what has happened with Mike Luzzi. He won the Eclipse Award in 1989 as the nation's top apprentice, but there was little evidence to suggest that he would become Maryland's leading rider after losing the bug.Yet, with just two days remaining in the marathon Laurel Race Course fall/winter meet, Luzzi is the clear winner in the jockeys' race.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | March 7, 1991
Forry Cow How, one of the state's leading Preakness-age colts, will undergo an extensive physical examination at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., today to try to determine the cause of his recent lameness.The horse was expected to start as one of the favorites along with Haymaker and Colonel Hill last Sunday in the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel, but was scratched from the race when he turned up sore.The horse was X-rayed on Sunday "but the X-rays were clean," said his owners, Binnie and Eddie Houghton.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 4, 1991
/TC LAUREL -- Haymaker further distanced himself from his local rivals with a convincing victory in the $54,950 Private Terms Stakes over a muddy track at Laurel Race Course yesterday.The colt led at every point in the 1 1/16-mile race, finishing nearly two lengths ahead of Colonel Hill and giving winning trainer Carlos Garcia a chance to get in a jab at the losers."Sergeant Hill, he ran good, huh?" said Garcia, giving Colonel Hill an intentional demotion in rank. "I said [Saturday] if he couldn't beat me in this race, when I'm giving him 10 pounds, when's he going to beat me?
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 3, 1991
LAUREL -- The third and last time Haymaker met Colonel Hill, a big buildup resulted in a letdown, as Forry Cow How stormed past both to win the Star de Naskra Stakes.Since that Jan. 1 meeting, Haymaker and Colonel Hill have won impressively, and both have trained well. They're the likely favorites in a field of nine 3-year-olds in today's $50,000-added Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Race Course.The Private Terms is a prelude to Maryland's only significant Triple Crown prep -- the $175,000 Tesio Stakes two weeks later at Pimlico Race Course.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 10, 1991
LAUREL -- Colonel Hill flashed the brilliance he showed in his career debut when winning the $42,975 Dancing Count Stakes yesterday at Laurel Race Course.The 3-year-old colt, ridden by Edgar Prado, swept past early leader Well Well Well at the eighth pole and won by three lengths over Gala Spinaway. He survived a claim of foul by Gregg McCarron, who rode the runner-up.McCarron told the stewards that outside pressure from Prado had caused Gala Spinaway to hit the rail in the turn. The stewards disagreed.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 20, 1992
LAUREL -- Fortunate Lance, who was beaten in a claimer at Garden State Park 10 days ago, ruined the comeback yesterday of former Preakness starter Fighting Notion.The 4-year-old gelding, ridden by Edgar Prado and trained by Dale Capuano, rallied from off the pace set by Fighting Notion and beat the chestnut front-runner by three-quarters of a length in the $19,000 Laurel feature.Fighting Notion took the early lead after favored Mighty Melody stumbled leaving the gate. He set quick fractions under a hand ride by Albert Delgado, getting six furlongs in 1 minute, 10 seconds.
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 8, 1990
LAUREL -- Pimlico Race Course management has reduced the value of the Pimlico Special from $1 million to $750,000 for the fourth running since its revival, on May 11.Part of the savings will go toward making up a $1.5 million bonus announced Wednesday for an American Racing Championship Series.The series, consisting of 10 major races for older horses at nine tracks, will start Feb. 9 with the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park and ends with the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 15. All of the races will be televised by ABC.Bonuses will be awarded to the four horses with the most points, based on a 10-7-5-3-1 system.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 1, 1991
LAUREL -- Neither side is admitting bad blood, but there is more at stake in today's rubber match between Haymaker and Colonel Hill than just the $60,000 purse.The newly turned 3-year-olds square off in the Star de Naskra Stakes at Laurel Race Course. In two prior clashes restricted to Maryland-breds, each colt romped to equally impressive victories."This is what racing is all about," said Haymaker's trainer, Carlos Garcia.For Garcia, the Star de Naskra is something of a grudge match. Colonel Hill, owned by Victor DiVivo, is a half-brother to Pretty Flame, who drew considerable attention when winning her only career start; she won that race last March by 18 lengths.
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 15, 1990
LAUREL -- Seven Lords, in the running for a national championship in number of winners for the year, moved closer to the leader yesterday with a three-quarter-length triumph at Laurel Race Course.The gelding, 5, recorded his 14th victory of 1990, in a race for horses entered to be claimed for $35,000 down to $30,000. He is one winner behind Jilsie's Gigalo, campaigning at Thistledown, near Cleveland.Jilsie's Gigalo has been racing in cheaper company than Seven Lords and has benefited from being placed in some easy spots at tracks around the country.
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