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By Kent Baker | March 23, 1992
An unidentified racing fan held the only winning ticket in the Double Triple yesterday and received a Laurel Race Course-record payoff of $375,350.40. It was the second-highest windfall ever paid in Maryland, topped only by the $414,243 in the Double Triple at Pimlico Race Course last April 4. The Double Triple was previously hit March 3 and had gone unsolved for 13 racing days. After the third race, where the 3-2-1 combination paid $278.40, there were 323 live tickets.
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Sports Digest | December 27, 2012
Et cetera Towson football trio honored by Phil Steele Towson sophomore running back Terrance West (Northwestern) senior free safety Jordan Dangerfield and junior offensive tackle Eric Pike were named to the Phil Steele Magazine Football Championship Subdivision All-America team. West, who led the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing with 1,046 yards in 10 games, earned second-team honors. Dangerfield and Pike, a Landover native, were named to the fourth team.
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March 25, 1992
Action shifts to Pimlico tomorrow for 71 racing days (through June 30) with the $50,000 Politely Stakes at six furloungs highlighting the opening card.No racing is scheduled Easter Sunday, but Pimlico will run the following day, April 20. There will also be racing on Memorial Day, May 25.Attendance and handle were slightly off from last year for the last 35 days of the Laurel Race Course meet, which concluded yesterday.Those 35 days originally were scheduled to be run at Pimlico, but were shifted to Laurel so that track repairs could be made.
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Sports Digest | October 9, 2012
Horse racing Laurel Park race features rare double dead heat The seventh race at Laurel Park went down to the wire Monday afternoon as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third. The one-mile turf race for was for optional claiming runners. The final charge to the finish line included 21-1 shot Rockaby Bay and Masterel, who tied for the win, and Elkhorn Creek and Colonel Bill, who tied for third, a neck behind the winners.
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By Ross Peddicord | April 22, 1994
Run Alden gets a new jockey when he takes on favored Looming and seven other horses tomorrow in the $200,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.Donnie Miller Jr. replaces Allen Stacy, who was on the horse when he finished a disappointing fourth three weeks ago in the Private Terms Stakes.The Tesio heads the 12-race "Maryland Spring Breeders' Challenge" card, which includes four stakes worth $325,000 restricted to state breds.At Pimlico yesterday, the stewards fined veterinarian James Stewart $2,000 for administering the wrong pre-race medication to five horses last week.
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By Marty McGee | September 17, 1990
As horseplayers at Pimlico Race Course and the Laurel Race Course intertrack outlet saw it, something had to be paid -- either hell or the rent -- in yesterday's $19,000 feature.Dancinwiththedevil was the 6-5 favorite, and Land Lord was 7-5. The rent came due quickly, as Land Lord dominated from the outset when beating Tacoboy in 1 minute, 11 2/5 seconds in the six-furlong event. Dancinwiththedevil faded to fifth.Land Lord, 3-for-4 lifetime, is one of those horses with a name that attracts attention and wisecracks.
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By Jerry Bembry | July 3, 1991
For one bettor, the final racing day of the spring season at Pimlico Race Course resulted in a profitable payoff.The single winner -- who requested anonymity -- took home $137,965 for picking the double triple in yesterday's third and fifth races.That was the highlight of the end of the spring-summer meeting at Pimlico, which on an overcast day attracted more than 6,000. Combined with the attendance at the intertrack facility at Laurel Race Course, where racing begins tomorrow, the total for the day was 9,880.
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By Marty McGee | April 10, 1991
The sprint race named in honor of the late Frank J. De Francis will undergo several changes this summer.The Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash purse has been lowered from $350,000 to $300,000; the date has been moved from mid-August to July 20; and the race will be run at Laurel Race Course.The De Francis Dash, as it has become known, was inaugurated at Pimlico Race Course last year as the nation's second-richest sprint, behind only the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint. The -- was run Aug. 18 as part of a television package with the Travers Stakes.
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 16, 1990
LAUREL -- Despite official racing dates that show few days off between meetings, most transfers between Maryland tracks next year will have at least a one-day break in the action.The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 1991 schedule at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The lineup followed the general pattern of dates disclosed several weeks ago by Joe De Francis, president of Laurel and Pimlico Race courses.The main difference between the 1990 and 1991 racing calendar is one fewer meeting at Pimlico.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
Maryland's thoroughbred track operators are tired of competing against NFL games and have decided to drop live racing on Sundays at Laurel Race Course.Beginning Nov. 7, Sundays will become simulcast-only cards, and Wednesdays, normally dark, will feature live racing.There will be no decrease in the number of live races offered each week. Live programs will be run from Tuesday through Saturday. Mondays will remain dark.Jim Mango, senior vice president of pari-mutuels and development at Laurel/Pimlico, said yesterday that the Sunday NFL games affected handle at the tracks by as much as 20 percent.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park lost a combined $20 million last year, according to new figures from the Maryland Jockey Club. Most of that loss came in the first four months of the year. State regulators Friday released unaudited results for that period, following a late Thursday release of audited financial information for May through December that showed a loss of just under $7 million for the two thoroughbred racing tracks. The tracks lost more than $14 million in 2009 and nearly $12 million in 2008, according to unaudited financial statements.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2010
A 45-year old homeless man is facing first-degree murder charges in the beating death of another homeless man who was found in woods near Laurel Race Track on Thursday, according to Anne Arundel County police. Adalberto Rodriquez-Tolledo was found walking along the 8800 block of Gorman Road in North Laurel on Friday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m., police said. He was arrested on an unrelated warrant, but under questioning, police said he implicated himself in the beating death of Flavio Garcia, 55, of San Pedro, Jicayan Oaxaca, Mexico.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2010
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has asked the state comptroller to ensure that the county continues to receive about $1.5 million in annual funding from Laurel Park race course if the facility's owners stop holding live races. In the letter sent Monday to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Leopold cites state law requiring the comptroller to pay the county, in funds from the track's owner, for each day of live racing and "intertrack betting" at the track, up to the maximum of 140 days annually.
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February 8, 2009
When asked for views on a proposed slots parlor at Arundel Mills, a number of people responded on Baltimoresun.com. Here is a sample of their opinions: No Arundel Mills is a poor site for a slots parlor. There is too much development currently with an infrastructure not capable of handling the extra capacity. Laurel Park is the way to go DAVE YOCHUM Parking is already a nightmare at Arundel Mills so I couldn't even imagine what it would be like with slots. Crime has also been an issue at that mall so adding slots will just deter more people from shopping there.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | November 15, 2008
No horses will be allowed to enter Laurel Park, except those brought in from the Bowie Training Center in special shuttles, while a case of equine herpesvirus at the racetrack continues to be investigated. An effect of the restriction is that race fields at Laurel Park will include fewer horses, Maryland Jockey Club officials said. Also, horses at Laurel and Bowie will be restricted to the grounds. Pimlico Race Course's stable area is closed for the winter. Meanwhile, test results from the University of Kentucky confirmed the diagnosis of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | October 1, 2006
Precious Kitten, a horse so dark brown she looked black, pranced into the winner's circle yesterday evening after the $200,000 Martha Washington Breeders' Cup race, a 1 1/16-mile run for 3-year-old fillies on the Laurel Park turf course. There, she was one lonely winner. Her owners, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, were home in North Carolina at a family birthday party for their twins. Her trainer, Dale Romans, the leading trainer at Churchill Downs, was unable to attend because he is on suspension, and the assistant trainer, William Fox, didn't make the trip from Churchill, either.
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February 8, 2009
When asked for views on a proposed slots parlor at Arundel Mills, a number of people responded on Baltimoresun.com. Here is a sample of their opinions: No Arundel Mills is a poor site for a slots parlor. There is too much development currently with an infrastructure not capable of handling the extra capacity. Laurel Park is the way to go DAVE YOCHUM Parking is already a nightmare at Arundel Mills so I couldn't even imagine what it would be like with slots. Crime has also been an issue at that mall so adding slots will just deter more people from shopping there.
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By James H. Jackson | March 22, 1991
Impish Lad, the longest shot in the race, led from the first jump and edged Fortunate Lance in the final strides to win the featured $20,000 allowance race for 3-year-olds yesterday at Pimlico Race Course.Impish Lad, ridden by Marco Casteneda, covered 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 45 3/5 seconds. Robert's Choice rallied through the stretch to get third.Fortunate Lance, ridden by Mike Luzzi, and Forty Something, with Mark Johnston aboard, are Triple Crown nominees.Impish Lad, trained by Vincent Blengs and owned by Monarch Stables, won his first race since Jan. 17 at Laurel Race Course.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | August 16, 2006
Horsemen generally don't like change. But with racing returning to Maryland for the first time in nearly two months, they're taking the addition of twilight racing in stride. "I've been surprised by the response from fans and horsemen," said Lou Raffetto, the Maryland Jockey Club's president and chief operating officer. "Most of the horsemen are fine with it, and a lot of them are looking forward to it. "And I'm actually anxious to get live racing under way." The eight-day summer meet begins today at Laurel Park with a nine-race card, including three on the turf course.
NEWS
May 25, 2005
Dramatic finish reminds us of value of racing If my great-grandfather, Morris Schapiro, long-time owner of Laurel Race Course and advocate of international horse racing, were still alive today, he would have been at Pimlico watching the incredible drama unfold in the home stretch of the 2005 Preakness Stakes ("Afleet Alex powers to a win," May 22). Cutting through all controversy around whether to allow slot machines at Maryland tracks in an effort to save what could be a dying sport in Maryland, Afleet Alex and this year's Preakness field proved once again that America loves a good old-fashioned, come-from-behind horse race.
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