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By Marty McGee | June 22, 1991
Running through a driving rain that hit some 15 minutes before post time, Miss Horatius nipped Tiny Grasshopper by a nose in the $14,500 feature at Pimlico Race Course yesterday.Tiny Grasshopper easily overtook Soot's Orphan in the turn in the six-furlong ninth race, but Miss Horatius angled to the inside for the drive and caught her in the last stride.The triumph was the seventh in the 16-race career of Miss Horatius, who was ridden yesterday by apprentice Calixto Juarez. She paid $7.80 to win as second choice in a field of six 3-year-old fillies.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 6, 2005
Diamond Wildcat shot clear of the field right from the start and raced to an eight-length victory in yesterday's feature at Laurel Park, the $50,000 Horatius Stakes for 3-year-olds. Jockey Mario Pino was aboard the speedy son of Forest Wildcat, who covered the six-furlong distance in 1 minute, 11.91 seconds. Distinctive Trick chased the winner every step of the way and held for second place. Monster Chaser rallied to take third. The winner paid $6.80. The exacta between the pair of 2-1 choices paid $26.20 and the triple returned $91.20.
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By TOM KEYSER | March 21, 2004
As the Horatius Stakes gets under way today at Laurel Park, the horse for whom the race is named will likely assume a familiar pose at a familiar place on the Eastern Shore. Horatius, 29, will likely prick his ears, raise his beautiful chestnut head with the wide blaze and gaze around Thornmar Farm, his home for the past 23 years, making sure all is in order. The old boy is starting to look his age; he's a little swaybacked. But the spark remains in his eyes, the spring in his steps. "He's sort of king of all he surveys," says Charles McGinnes, who owns and operates Thornmar with his wife, Cynthia.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2004
When Aggadan pinned his ears, steeled his determination and refused to let the challenger pass, Cynthia McGinnes thought of Horatius. That's how he would have done it. Aggadan's triumph in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap yesterday at Pimlico represented the ninth victory this year by a horse bred by Cynthia and Charles McGinnes at their Thornmar Farm in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore. "This is our career year," said Cynthia, who has bred horses at Thornmar with her husband since 1971.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 3, 1997
Sainty, a 3-year-old not nominated for the Triple Crown, won the $38,380 Horatius Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park.Sainty, who is owned by Harry and Tom Meyerhoff and trained by Bud Delp, led the seven-furlong race from the start and finished in 1: 24.The winner paid $12.80, $5.40 and $3.60. Dr. Best, who finished two lengths behind Sainty, paid $9.80 and $5.00. Stormy Cloud, the favorite, paid $2.80 to show.Pub Date: 2/03/97
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 16, 2000
Around the far turn, Rabbit's Foot Stables' Chief J Strongbow looked as if he were going nowhere, but he gathered momentum, caught front-running Bop and went on to win the seventh running of the $50,000 Horatius Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park. The chestnut son of Chief Honcho beat eight 3-year-old rivals in running 1 minute, 24 2/5 seconds for the seven furlongs over a fast main track. Bop was a half-length back in second. Country Signature finished third. The winner, who was supplemented to the stakes, rewarded his backers with a $29 win payoff.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1995
New Jersey-based trainer Ned Allard invaded Laurel Park with another of his speedy 3-year-olds yesterday and won the $34,650 Horatius Stakes with Gilbert Campbell's Dakota's Trick.The son of sprint sire Clever Trick was expected to vie for the early lead with John Alecci's Carolina Blues. But jockey Rick Wilson said Dakota's Trick was "looking around" when the gate opened and got off to a poor start."I just said, 'Aw, shucks,' when I saw that happen," Allard said.Carolina Blues opened an uncontested three-length lead, but was overtaken by a rallying Dakota's Trick in the last sixteenth of a mile.
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By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 7, 1999
Rarely does a jockey enjoy riding a 300-to-1 shot. Yesterday was an exception.Even though the race chart says 3-year-old Perfect Score was a 7-to-1 winner in yesterday's $50,000-added Horatius Stakes at Laurel Park, the odds were different for veteran rider Mark Johnston.Not long ago in Las Vegas, Johnston placed a future-book wager on Perfect Score, getting 300-to-1 for the Kentucky Derby. Of course, the seven-furlong Horatius was a long way from Churchill Downs, but Johnston considered it a perfect first step.
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By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 1, 1998
The real running was done 30 minutes after the conclusion of the $50,000 Horatius Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park.It was then, in a $14,500 claiming race, that former stakes runners Foxie G. and Majesty's Turn turned the clock back a few years and made some horsemen scratch their heads.The race was won by Majesty's Turn, a 9-year-old who blazed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1: 16 4/5 and paid $9.60, $4.60 and $3.80. He covered six furlongs in 1: 10 4/5, about five lengths better than Running Copelan did on his way to winning the seven-furlong Horatius Stakes 30 minutes earlier.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 6, 2005
Diamond Wildcat shot clear of the field right from the start and raced to an eight-length victory in yesterday's feature at Laurel Park, the $50,000 Horatius Stakes for 3-year-olds. Jockey Mario Pino was aboard the speedy son of Forest Wildcat, who covered the six-furlong distance in 1 minute, 11.91 seconds. Distinctive Trick chased the winner every step of the way and held for second place. Monster Chaser rallied to take third. The winner paid $6.80. The exacta between the pair of 2-1 choices paid $26.20 and the triple returned $91.20.
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By TOM KEYSER | March 21, 2004
As the Horatius Stakes gets under way today at Laurel Park, the horse for whom the race is named will likely assume a familiar pose at a familiar place on the Eastern Shore. Horatius, 29, will likely prick his ears, raise his beautiful chestnut head with the wide blaze and gaze around Thornmar Farm, his home for the past 23 years, making sure all is in order. The old boy is starting to look his age; he's a little swaybacked. But the spark remains in his eyes, the spring in his steps. "He's sort of king of all he surveys," says Charles McGinnes, who owns and operates Thornmar with his wife, Cynthia.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2003
Signs in Annapolis show that House Speaker Michael E. Busch has made quite a name for himself in Maryland politics. In the window of the Maryland Republican Party headquarters yesterday, one sign reads: "Blame Speaker Busch for Cutting Local Aid." A few blocks up the street, an admirer has posted a banner over a political sign declaring "Hail Horatius!" -- comparing the speaker's successful stand against slot machines to the legendary Roman commander's defense of a crucial bridge. Whether he is viewed as hero or obstructionist, the Annapolis Democrat has elevated his political stature and established himself as master of the House during his first legislative session as speaker.
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February 24, 2001
A pair of $50,000 stakes races for 3-year-olds highlight the race cards this weekend at Laurel Park. Today Six fillies are entered to start in the $50,000 Landaura Stakes. All six are looking for their first stakes victory. Five of the six come into the race off wins. Three of these won their previous starts in New York. In 23 combined starts, the six have finished in the money 21 times. Skeedattle Associates' Strike It Up galloped home by 13 lengths in an allowance score at Aqueduct on Jan. 31. She is trained by Anthony Dutrow and will be ridden by Rick Wilson.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
On a slate-gray October day, with winter's gloom so near at hand, Horatius nibbles on clover from the palm of Cynthia McGinnes. On the opposite side of the Chesapeake Bay, Deputed Testamony accepts a pat on the shoulder from Bill Boniface. The tranquil scenes at far-flung horse farms defy the explosiveness of these two horses on the racetrack and their impact on Maryland racing in the breeding shed. The two stallions, distinguished senior citizens of the highest rank, stand apart from the state's more expensive, more fashionable sires.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 16, 2000
Around the far turn, Rabbit's Foot Stables' Chief J Strongbow looked as if he were going nowhere, but he gathered momentum, caught front-running Bop and went on to win the seventh running of the $50,000 Horatius Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park. The chestnut son of Chief Honcho beat eight 3-year-old rivals in running 1 minute, 24 2/5 seconds for the seven furlongs over a fast main track. Bop was a half-length back in second. Country Signature finished third. The winner, who was supplemented to the stakes, rewarded his backers with a $29 win payoff.
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By Bob Pickering | February 27, 1999
Today: Two runners who captured stakes events in their last outings meet in the $60,000-added St. Brendan Stakes. The third running of the 1 1/8-mile event has drawn nine contestants.Waited, the star of trainer Barbara Kees' stable, completely outclassed five rivals in winning the Native Dancer Handicap in the mud. The son of Allen's Prospect won the $75,000 affair by 7 3/4 lengths after leading from start to finish.His main opposition is likely to come from Fred Bear Claw, a 5-year-old owned by trainer Archie Smith.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
On a slate-gray October day, with winter's gloom so near at hand, Horatius nibbles on clover from the palm of Cynthia McGinnes. On the opposite side of the Chesapeake Bay, Deputed Testamony accepts a pat on the shoulder from Bill Boniface. The tranquil scenes at far-flung horse farms defy the explosiveness of these two horses on the racetrack and their impact on Maryland racing in the breeding shed. The two stallions, distinguished senior citizens of the highest rank, stand apart from the state's more expensive, more fashionable sires.
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February 10, 2001
Today Three stakes races highlight the weekend at Laurel Park. Seven horses are scheduled to run in the $75,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes, while nine horses are expected for the $60,000 Maryland Racing Media Handicap, including a pair of 2001 stakes winners - Too Too Devine and Irving's Baby. Tomorrow Six horses will compete in the $75,000 Horatius Stakes.
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