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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
Watching Monday's General George Handicap from New York, trainer Rick Dutrow had one word to sum up the results: "Beautiful. " "I loved it," Dutrow said by cell phone after his two runners - favorite Yawanna Twist and fourth choice This Ones for Phil - came home first and second in the $200,000 Grade II race at Laurel Park. Toby's Corner, last year's pre-Kentucky Derby favorite, took third and Eighttofasttocatch was fourth. Ridden by former Maryland-based jockey Mike Luzzi, Yawanna Twist, a 5-year-old bay who finished fourth in the 2010 Preakness Stakes, broke well and found his way into position behind This Ones for Phil, who sprinted to a clear, early lead.
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Sports Digest | February 18, 2014
Bandbox and Ilikecandy won their respective races Monday at Laurel Park. Bandbox took the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3), giving the horse its first win in nearly three years. Under Xavier Perez , Bandbox, who is trained by Rodney Jenkins , completed the 7-furlong distance in 1:24.18 and won by four lengths. Monday's 10-race card was the first since last Wednesday. A powerful storm dumped 17 inches of snow and nearly an inch of ice at the Central Maryland track last week which caused Laurel officials to cancel live racing last week.
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Sports Digest | February 17, 2014
Palace is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for today's $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park, a 7-furlong race with nine sprinters. A son of City Zip, Palace won three straight stakes races in New York last year, including the Fall Highweight, before two second-place finishes on the inner track at Aqueduct. He has been first or second 11 times in 12 starts for trainer Linda Rice. " He is very consistent with a lot of natural raw talent," Rice said. "He is a closer, so they are always fun. " Javerre will return to seek another victory after winning the Grade 3 sprint last year at 6-1 odds.
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Sports Digest | February 17, 2014
Palace is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for today's $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park, a 7-furlong race with nine sprinters. A son of City Zip, Palace won three straight stakes races in New York last year, including the Fall Highweight, before two second-place finishes on the inner track at Aqueduct. He has been first or second 11 times in 12 starts for trainer Linda Rice. " He is very consistent with a lot of natural raw talent," Rice said. "He is a closer, so they are always fun. " Javerre will return to seek another victory after winning the Grade 3 sprint last year at 6-1 odds.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 15, 2010
Christopher Grove had been thinking about President's Day weekend for months. The Frederick trainer was confident that he had two horses -- Greenspring and Sweet Goodbye -- who could win a Grade II Stakes race, and so every move he made in the months prior to the holiday weekend was made with the Barbara Fritchie Handicap and the General George Handicap in mind. Then the snow tried to ruin everything. His horses couldn't train at his training center in Bowie, and he couldn't sleep.
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From Sun staff reports | February 14, 2014
Because of the significant snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington markets Thursday, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for today. This is the track's fourth cancellation of the year and second in two days. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday with a 12:35 p.m. post time. The 10-race card features the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade 2) and the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes. The Laurel Park racing office will take entries Friday for Monday's Presidents Day card, which is headlined by the $250,000 General George Handicap (Grade 3)
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Scheduled horse racing at Laurel Park was canceled Saturday for the third day in a row because of inclement weather, Maryland Racing officials said. The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap have been rescheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 22. Live racing is also scheduled to start again Monday at 12:35 p.m. That 10-race card will feature the $250,000 General George Handicap and the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes. Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting on Saturday, however.
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By Sports Digest | February 14, 2010
Because of the recent snowstorms, Laurel Park's events originally scheduled for the Presidents Day weekend have been merged into an 11-race card Monday. Included are four stakes races: the $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and the $150,000 General George Handicap, both Grade II races; the $70,000 John B. Campbell Handicap; and the $70,000 Marshua Stakes. The Fritchie (4:21 p.m. post), a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares, drew 14 starters: Hour Glass (4-1), Sweet Goodbye (9-2), Weathered (5-1)
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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 Sports Digest | February 6, 2010
The Maryland Jockey Club canceled live racing at Laurel Park for Friday and today because of the snowstorm in the region. Simulcasting at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course today was also canceled. The $70,000 Marshua Stakes scheduled for today will be Feb. 15 as part of a card that is headlined by the Grade 2 General George Handicap. The Laurel racing office will not work on Thursday's program until Monday. Entries for Thursday had been scheduled to close today. div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; }
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Sports Digest | February 16, 2014
Running Centrowitz withdraws from Wanamaker Mile World silver medalist Matthew Centrowitz , a Broadneck alumnus, withdrew from the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday in New York because of an upper respiratory problem. U.S. champion Will Leer put on a brilliant closing kick to overtake Lawi Lalang and Nick Willis and win the featured race in a season-leading time of 3 minutes, 52.47 seconds. Boxing Taylor loses Friday in N.Y. by unanimous decision Emanuel "The Tranzformer" Taylor lost by unanimous decision to undefeated Chris Algieri on Friday in a nationally televised 10-round bout in Huntington, N.Y. Taylor, of Edgewood, trains at Charm City Boxing in White Marsh.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Scheduled horse racing at Laurel Park was canceled Saturday for the third day in a row because of inclement weather, Maryland Racing officials said. The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap have been rescheduled for next Saturday, Feb. 22. Live racing is also scheduled to start again Monday at 12:35 p.m. That 10-race card will feature the $250,000 General George Handicap and the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes. Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting on Saturday, however.
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From Sun staff reports | February 14, 2014
Because of the significant snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington markets Thursday, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for today. This is the track's fourth cancellation of the year and second in two days. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday with a 12:35 p.m. post time. The 10-race card features the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade 2) and the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes. The Laurel Park racing office will take entries Friday for Monday's Presidents Day card, which is headlined by the $250,000 General George Handicap (Grade 3)
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Sports Digest | February 8, 2014
Baseball Ex-Orioles pitcher Ayala returns to Nationals The Washington Nationals reunited with veteran right-handed reliever Luis Ayala , a former Montreal Expo and original 2005 National, by signing him Friday to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp, according to a person familiar with the situation. The incentives of Ayala's deal are still being worked out, but he will have a base salary of at least $1 million, the person said. Ayala, 36, signed with the Orioles last spring and was traded to the Atlanta Braves in April after allowing two runs in only two appearances.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
Watching Monday's General George Handicap from New York, trainer Rick Dutrow had one word to sum up the results: "Beautiful. " "I loved it," Dutrow said by cell phone after his two runners - favorite Yawanna Twist and fourth choice This Ones for Phil - came home first and second in the $200,000 Grade II race at Laurel Park. Toby's Corner, last year's pre-Kentucky Derby favorite, took third and Eighttofasttocatch was fourth. Ridden by former Maryland-based jockey Mike Luzzi, Yawanna Twist, a 5-year-old bay who finished fourth in the 2010 Preakness Stakes, broke well and found his way into position behind This Ones for Phil, who sprinted to a clear, early lead.
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Sports Digest | January 11, 2012
Laurel Park 11 stakes tentatively set for winter meet Laurel Park's winter meeting this year will feature 11 stakes races, pending Maryland Racing Commission approval, after the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association agreed to a schedule. The next commission meeting is Tuesday at Laurel Park. Headlining the program will be a pair of Grade II $200,000 seven-furlong sprints on Presidents Day weekend: the Barbara Fritchie Handicap for fillies and mares Feb. 18 and the General George Handicap for males two days later.
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By Sports Digest | April 10, 2011
Pimlico Race Course Ben's Cat races to repeat in $75K Mister Diz Stakes The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat carried Jeremy Rose to a repeat score in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, Saturday's feature offering at Pimlico Race Course . Bred, owned and trained by the legendary King Leatherbury , Ben's Cat won for the ninth time in 12 lifetime starts. The son of Parker's Storm Cat has won four stakes since his debut as a 4-year-old last year, but this was his first added-money victory racing on the main track.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg | kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | February 16, 2010
Christopher Grove had been thinking about Presidents Day weekend for months. The Frederick trainer was confident that two of his horses - Greenspring and Sweet Goodbye - could win a Grade II stakes race, and so in the months before the holiday weekend, every move was made with the Barbara Fritchie Handicap and the General George Handicap in mind. Then the snow almost ruined everything. His horses couldn't train at his training center in Bowie, and he couldn't sleep. The Fritchie was postponed and rescheduled to run on the same day as the General George.
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By Sports Digest | April 10, 2011
Pimlico Race Course Ben's Cat races to repeat in $75K Mister Diz Stakes The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat carried Jeremy Rose to a repeat score in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, Saturday's feature offering at Pimlico Race Course . Bred, owned and trained by the legendary King Leatherbury , Ben's Cat won for the ninth time in 12 lifetime starts. The son of Parker's Storm Cat has won four stakes since his debut as a 4-year-old last year, but this was his first added-money victory racing on the main track.
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By Sports Digest | April 9, 2011
Women's college lacrosse No. 3 Loyola women rally for 14-12 win over Louisville Mary Heneberry (Dulaney) scored her fifth goal of the game to tie the score at 10 with 10:45 left in regulation, and the No. 3 Loyola women's lacrosse team scored the next three goals on the way to a 14-12 victory over visiting Louisville. Marlee Paton had four goals for the Greyhounds, and Kerry Stoothoff made eight saves in net. More women's college lacrosse: Towson took a 3-0 lead in the opening 18 minutes of the game, but visiting Drexel responded with four unanswered goals of its own to take a 4-3 lead at the half on its way to a 7-5 victory.
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