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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 17, 1994
Go For Gin solidified his role as Preakness favorite yesterday, running through the mud with machine-like precision in a five-furlong workout at Pimlico Race Course.The horse showed he is suffering no ill effects after his front-running effort in the May 7 Kentucky Derby and that trainer Nick Zito has been able to maintain the colt in peak condition.With exercise rider Jose Cuevas aboard, the colt went the distance in 1 minute, 2 2/5 seconds, finishing strong. He was going so fast at the end, that he had trouble negotiating the turn past the finish line, drifting out past the wire.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2012
Breeders' Cup Motion's 'Kingdom' to compete in Mile Animal Kingdom will return in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile on the Santa Anita Park turf on Nov. 3 with a chance to become the first Kentucky Derby winner to go on to Breeders' Cup glory since Unbridled in 1990. The reigning champion 3-year-old male of 2011, who finished second in last year's Preakness after winning the Derby, scored an easy turf win Feb. 18 at Gulfstream Park in his only start this year. He developed a stress fracture of the ilium three weeks later that knocked him out of the Dubai World Cup. Over the summer, trainer Graham Motion suggested the Mile as an option if the colt didn't encounter any setbacks.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 18, 1992
LAUREL -- Mario Pino says he thinks six furlongs might not be far enough for Smart Alec, a maturing 4-year-old. But when the second Northern Wolf Handicap is run today at Laurel Race Course, Pino expects the colt to be moving best of all at the finish."
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By Sports Digest | December 31, 2010
Laurel Park Track to host 15 stakes races during winter meeting The 2011 Laurel Park winter meeting will feature 15 stakes races, since the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association have agreed to a schedule. Headlining the program are a pair of Grade 2 $150,000 seven-furlong sprints on Presidents Day weekend: the Barbara Fritchie Handicap for fillies and mares Feb. 19 and the General George Handicap for males two days later.
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By Janet Gilbert | September 7, 2008
Now that we have our presidential candidates and their respective running mates, it is time to get down to business and stop beating the tired, old horses of ageism, sexism and racism, and start whipping the old goat of serious issues. Yes, it is time our candidates addressed one of the more pressing concerns facing our nation: Why are we not using the metric system, already? For crying out loud! When I was in grade school, back in the day when lunch boxes actually were metal boxes and the bologna sandwich inside was not a thing to be ashamed of, I learned about the English measurement system.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2001
Disco Rico has used his afterburners for six furlongs. Today, he must make them last for an extra eighth of a mile. An explosive Maryland-bred son of Citidancer and Round It Off, Disco Rico is the top local hope in the General George Handicap at Laurel Park. A Grade II $200,000 stakes of seven furlongs, the General George is the male counterpart of the Barbara Fritchie Handicap, run Saturday at Laurel. Together, they make up Winter Sprintfest, one of Maryland's premier events for thoroughbreds.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1998
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Old Trieste, a little-known colt from California, blistered Churchill Downs yesterday morning, working six furlongs in 1 minute, 9 seconds.Students of the Kentucky Derby said that was possibly the fastest six-furlong Derby work in history. A furlong is one-eighth mile.The only comparable workout they could recall was Forego's five furlongs in 57 seconds before the 1973 Kentucky Derby, won by Secretariat. Forego finished fourth."I've just never had a horse work like this -- ever," said trainer Mike Puype, who seemed stunned by the time (two-fifths of a second off the track record for three-quarters mile)
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2002
ELMONT, N.Y. - War Emblem breezed five furlongs yesterday at Churchill Downs in his final serious training before seeking to become the 12th Triple Crown winner Saturday in the 134th Belmont Stakes. The colt's work in 1 minute, 1 second pleased his trainer, Bob Baffert, who will try for the third time to win the Belmont with a horse who also won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. "I just wanted to get a nice little easy breeze into him," Baffert said. "He went 1:01 with a lot left. We didn't let him gallop out too strong.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1998
It isn't going to be easy to handle Wire Me Collect in the $250,000 General George Handicap, the feature race of Laurel Park's winter meeting.He proved that yesterday, shaving two-fifths of a second off the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs while winning the $53,575 Hoover Stakes as the odds-on choice."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2001
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It was only Monday. Just a small portion of the media horde that will descend upon Churchill Downs to cover the Kentucky Derby on Saturday had arrived. Yet the scene outside Bob Baffert's barn yesterday morning resembled a happy-hour victory bash. Baffert's two Derby horses, Point Given and Congaree, had just completed their final serious Derby works, and they'd done it in blistering times. Both traveled five furlongs -- Point Given in 58.50 seconds, Congaree in 58.75 seconds, according to Baffert's stopwatch.
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By Sports Digest | December 5, 2010
Laurel park Music Please wins $50,000 Squan Song Stakes Mrs. J.W.Y. Martin Jr. 's Music Please won for the third time in three starts, this time capturing the $50,000 Squan Song Stakes, the feature offering Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Music Please was sent to post as the third choice in the field of six registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares, who were all in search of their first stakes victory. Under Eric Camacho , the homebred daughter of Bowman's Band rallied from last and was up in time to catch Heaven's Voice just two jumps before the finish line.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | February 17, 2009
The General George Handicap at Laurel Park is supposed to be a seven-furlong sprint. True Quality, a 4-year-old colt who runs mostly in New York, turned it into a waltz early on yesterday and wound up going wire-to-wire to win the $150,000 Grade II stakes race. True Quality's jockey, C.C. Lopez, had plenty of horse left when the pre-race favorite, Fabulous Strike, ridden by Edgar Prado, made his move at the turn. True Quality, who had not raced seven furlongs, kicked into another gear in the stretch and won by 1 1/2 lengths.
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By Janet Gilbert | September 7, 2008
Now that we have our presidential candidates and their respective running mates, it is time to get down to business and stop beating the tired, old horses of ageism, sexism and racism, and start whipping the old goat of serious issues. Yes, it is time our candidates addressed one of the more pressing concerns facing our nation: Why are we not using the metric system, already? For crying out loud! When I was in grade school, back in the day when lunch boxes actually were metal boxes and the bologna sandwich inside was not a thing to be ashamed of, I learned about the English measurement system.
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March 25, 2008
DOROTHY HERRLICH FURLONG, 82, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Florida Hospital DeLand, DeLand, FL. Dorothy was born in Baltimore, MD, and moved to DeLand in 1997. She worked her entire career as a Registered Nurse in the Maternity Ward at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore. She is survived by her six children, Barbara Furlong of Summerfield, FL, Stephen (Leslie) Furlong of Shrewsbury, PA, Susan Looper (Jim) of DeLand FL, Joan Fridley (Phil) of Menomonee Falls, WI, Cindy Smith (J0hn) of Baltimore and Neale (Maureen)
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January 30, 2007
If Barbaro had been quickly put down after he shattered his leg in full view of a horrified Preakness crowd last May, the Kentucky Derby winner might now be just a sad footnote. If the gifted colt had continued to recover after heroic surgery put him back on four feet and grazing by mid-August, he might already have returned to his home stable in Pennsylvania - destined for a decade or two as a beloved pasture potato. With his death yesterday, though, Barbaro and his fans seem cruelly cheated.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN REPORTER | October 12, 2006
Cherokee's Boy, who is scheduled to be retired to stud after the race, has been installed as an overwhelming 1-2 favorite on the overnight line for the $250,000 Maryland Million Classic on Saturday at Laurel Park. The Classic is the headliner on the 21st annual Maryland Million Day program, which drew 117 starters for 12 races with purses worth nearly $1.5 million. With the assistance of good weather, Million officials are hoping for an on-track crowd approaching 25,000 for a card with a first post of 12:35 p.m. The racing is limited to the offspring of Maryland sires - a concept originated by Jim McKay.
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By Tom Keyser and Kent Baker and Tom Keyser and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2002
'Holiday' gets nod Harlan's Holiday, who finished seventh in the Derby, breezed four furlongs in 48.20 under jockey Tony D'Amlco and galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.60. The time was third fastest of 46 at the distance. "It was solid," said Ken McPeek, who trains the colt. "I think we got a little fancy In the last breeze before the Derby. Maybe we should have given him a sharp one and popped him away from there when the gates opened.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | April 27, 1993
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Union City, the Kentucky Derby colt trained by D. Wayne Lukas, turned in the quickest workout of the morning yesterday, going six furlongs in 1 minute, 13 seconds.Prairie Bayou, the pre-race favorite, completed his serious Derby preparation with a solid, workmanlike five furlongs in 1:01.But it was Dixieland Heat that caused the most commotion at Churchill Downs yesterday.Did the colt work, or didn't he?Day-long rains on Sunday caused the strip to be muddy and prompted three trainers to cancel planned speed drills for their horses.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | May 31, 2006
Dr. Maurice Bennett "Ben" Furlong, who led Mercy Medical Center's pathology department for 13 years, died Saturday at his North Baltimore home in an accidental fall. He was 63. The incoming president of the Baltimore City Medical Society, Dr. Furlong had resigned in January as the downtown hospital's pathology chief and at his death was a staff pathologist overseeing the blood lab. "He put the patient first," said Dr. Edgar L.C. Alonsozana, who succeeded him as the hospital's pathology chief.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2005
ELMONT, N.Y. - He has never been beaten, never been challenged. He has won his six races by a combined 45 3/4 lengths. And, although he's not running in the Belmont Stakes, he's the most exciting, and perhaps the most brilliant, horse running Saturday at Belmont Park. His name is Lost in the Fog, and he'll be the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup. Like the Belmont, the Riva Ridge is restricted to 3-year-olds. But the Belmont is 1 1/2 miles, and the Riva Ridge is seven furlongs, or seven-eighths of a mile.
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