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By Baltimore Sun reporter | February 5, 2010
Live racing at Laurel Park is canceled for Friday and Saturday, the Maryland Jockey Club announced in a news release. Simulcasting at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course is open on Friday afternoon, but both tracks will be closed Saturday. The $70,000 Marshua Stakes, originally scheduled for Saturday, is moved to Monday.
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Sports Digest | September 28, 2014
Laurel Park Dreamsgonewild upsets Ben's Cat In a blanket finish, Dreamsgonewild ran down the speed and held off Ben's Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash, the last of six turf stakes Saturday at Laurel Park. The 12-race card featured five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or -sired runners. Dreamsgonewild, a speedy son of Freud who was ridden by Trevor McCarthy and trained by Bruce Alexander , covered the 6-furlong distance in 1 minute, 7.99 seconds, just a few tenths off the course record of 1:07.29.
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Sports Digest | September 11, 2011
Horse racing Eighttofasttocatch wins at Laurel Park Eighttofasttocatch won the $75,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Laurel Park, covering the mile on the main track in 1 minute, 35.43 seconds. Comet of Love earned her 11th victory in 23 starts by taking the co-featured $60,000 Jameela Stakes for fillies and mares. … Apprentice rider Aparna Battula is expected to miss six to eight weeks after suffering a compression fracture in her back in a Friday spill.
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Sports Digest | September 18, 2014
NASCAR Sparks driver Justin Boston to make Nationwide debut Justin Boston of Sparks will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Boston will make two starts in the No.20 Zloop Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing; he is also scheduled to start the following week at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Boston, 25, is in his second season piloting the No.25 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series.
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By Sports Digest | January 31, 2010
Laurel Park's nine-race card was canceled Saturday because of the heavy snowfall. The decision was made 30 minutes before the 12:35 p.m. first post. "We were originally expecting one to two inches but the forecast changed," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said. The cancellation means the elimination of the national Magna 5 wager, which had been slated to start with Laurel's finale, the $70,000 Dancing Count Stakes. Laurel Park racing secretary Georganne Hale said the Dancing Count will not be carded this year.
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Sports Digest | March 2, 2013
Laurel Park Walkwithapurpose seeks fifth win in a row Multiple-stakes winner Walkwithapurpose has been installed as the even-money favorite to win today's feature at Laurel Park, the one-mile, $150,000 Caesar's Wish Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Walkwithapurpose has won four consecutive races, including the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel. Owned by Sagamore Farm, the daughter of Candy Ride is trained by Ignacio Correas . Jeremy Rose has been her jockey during the winning streak.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | January 27, 2011
The winter snowstorm that hit the area Wednesday caused the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel live racing at Laurel Park for the second straight day. There will be simulcasting this afternoon at Laurel and Pimlico Live racing is expected to return to the Central Maryland track Friday, with a nine-race card. First post is 12:35 p.m.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
Live racing at Laurel Park is canceled today due to the weather conditions in the area. Training at Laurel and the Bowie Training Center is also canceled, but as of 5 a.m., Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting today. Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday with post time set for 12:35 p.m.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2012
Laurel Park canceled live racing after the second race Wednesday due to inclement weather, the Maryland Jockey Club announced in a news release. Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will remain open for simulcasting. Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday with a 12:35 p.m. post time.
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By Andrea K. Walker | andrea.walker@baltsun.com | February 2, 2010
Bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corp. has for the third time delayed the sale of Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness Triple Crown Race. The auction is now scheduled for Feb. 23, according to court records. A hearing to approve the plan has been resheduled for March 3. The company did not give a reason for the delay in court records. However, many close to the proceedings have said Magna is waiting to see if opponents of slots at Arundel Mills are able to get enough signatures on a petition to put the issue on the ballot in November.
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From Sun staff reports | September 14, 2014
Rose Brier became a stakes winner for the first time when he captured the $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes, the sixth in a series of Virginia-bred races contested at Laurel Park on Saturday because of the shuttering of Colonial Downs this summer. Rose Brier, a Mizzen Mast offspring trained by Jane Cibelli and ridden by Trevor McCarthy, paid $5.20 as the favorite in the 11/16-mile test over firm turf. The 5-year-old beat second choice Hard Enough by 31/4 lengths, with Dannhauser finishing a nose back in third.
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Sports Digest | September 13, 2014
Et cetera Apprentice rider Ritvo wins at Laurel Park in his first race in Maryland Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park on Friday on his first Maryland mount. Ritvo, 20, who moved his tack from Gulfstream Park to the Mid-Atlantic last week, kept Winter Lady in close contention along the rail in the 6-furlong $45,000 optional allowance test for fillies and mares before slipping past front-runner Who Needs on the turn and turning back Proud to be Wild in the stretch to win by four lengths in 1 minute, 10.33 seconds.
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Sports Digest | September 7, 2014
Laurel Park Legendary, Vielsalm among stakes winners Legendary enjoyed a clean stalking trip, picking off the leaders straightening for home and drawing off to win the grassy, $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes, the final of four stakes on Saturday's opening weekend at Laurel Park. The Fair Hill-based runner, who was making his fifth start in the United States, was scoring his first stakes win for trainer Niall Saville after campaigning previously in England. Rosie Napravnik Sheldon Russell guided Legendary to a 21/4 length victory in 1 minute, 41.52 seconds for the 11/16-mile distance over the firm turf.
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Sports Digest | September 4, 2014
Et cetera Racing at Laurel resumes Friday; 'Love' heavy favorite Live racing returns to the major Maryland tracks for the first-time since early June as the 65-day Laurel Park fall meeting begins Friday. Admission and programs are free on opening day. First post is at 1:10 p.m. The nine-race card features four $42,000 allowance races on the turf course. A fifth grass race of the day is headlined by Drunken Love, who looks to go 6-for-6 on the Laurel Park turf in the finale.
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Sports Digest | August 21, 2014
Horse racing State Fair meet runs Friday to Labor Day The second season of horse racing in Maryland begins Friday with nine races at the Maryland State Fair, the only fair east of the Mississippi that still conducts a sanctioned thoroughbred meeting. The meet covers seven days and will be contested over successive weekends, ending Labor Day. Laurel Park's fall meeting starts Sept. 5. Last year J.D. Acosta accepted 60 mounts at the fair and led riders with 16 wins. He has six mounts Friday.
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Sports Digest | August 12, 2014
The Maryland Jockey Club on Tuesday announced the addition of 10 more stakes to the Laurel Park fall schedule. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has inserted five Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired races into the mix: the All Brandy Stakes (Sept. 6), Jameela Stakes (Sept.27), Jennings Handicap (Dec. 6), Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship (Dec. 26) and Maryland Juvenile Futurity (Dec. 27). Each will be contested with $125,000 for Maryland-bred and sired runners and $100,000 for Maryland-bred horses.
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Sports Digest | June 8, 2014
Et cetera McCarthy, Magee win Pimlico meet titles The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting ended Saturday with jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Kieron Magee winning individual titles. The 35-day stand began April 3. McCarthy topped the jockey standings with 43 first-place finishes, five more than Victor Carrasco . The 20-year-old, who became a journeyman during the stand, had 14 multiple-win days in the first 23 live racing afternoons.  “We rode a lot of nice horses and were very lucky to get off to a great start,” McCarthy said.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Seventeen months after he became a one-day sensation by bolting free down U.S. 1, thoroughbred Bullet Catcher is set for a gentle retirement. Now 5 years old, with 20 starts behind him, the gelding is munching hay on a Montgomery County farm, waiting to be adopted. “He's just been a thrilling horse,” says owner Gina Rosenthal. “And now I really want a special person to take him and give him that good life.” Though a solid racer, Bullet Catcher was never destined to achieve fame on the track because of creaky knees.
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