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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | March 20, 1995
It's no surprise that King Leatherbury continues to send out a stream of winning horses.What is a bit unusual, though, is the perennially leading trainer's clout in recent Laurel stakes.Claiming is the name of the game and is how the 61-year-old trainer maintains his winning reputation, although he has saddled his share of stakes winners through the years.When Gotcha Cornered came from off the pace and wore down Northern Lion yesterday in the $32,175 Pro Bidder Stakes, it was Leatherbury's third stakes winner in the past four weekends at Laurel Park.
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By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a horse poised for the moment. "I thought his composure was amazing," McCarthy said. "He's able to handle all the pre-race activities with no problem, the big crowds. To me, it seems like he's a whatever happens happens kind of guy, and handles all of the pressure pretty good.
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By ROSS PEDDICORD and ROSS PEDDICORD,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
It might not be a rivalry to equal the one between Triple Crown trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Nick Zito.But Billy Boniface and King Leatherbury have their own sparring match going on in the 10th Maryland Million."
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From Sun staff reports | April 6, 2014
Julian Pimentel kept Ben's Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday at Pimlico Race Course . This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred has won the Mister Diz. Hall of Famer Kelso won the Jockey Club Gold Cup five straight times (1960-64). Making his season debut, the 8-year old son of Parker's Storm Cat covered the 5-furlong distance over the good turf in 1 minute, 1.75 seconds.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 26, 1991
LAUREL -- Trainer King Leatherbury should have answers to the questions he's been asking himself after today's $50,000-added Gala Lil Handicap at Laurel Race Course.Such as: Is it worth keeping Thirty Eight Go Go in training if she keeps running poorly? And, can Wait For the Lady handle stakes-caliber opposition and/or two turns?Leatherbury will send out those two in the competitive filly-mare event. Ten are scheduled to run, and 10 is the maximum for the 1 1/16-mile distance."I'm a little bit lost where Thirty Eight Go Go is concerned," Leatherbury said.
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By MARTY McGEE | August 11, 1991
Will King reign one day in the Hall?When Pat Day, Mesh Tenney and others were honored Thursday at the annual induction ceremonies at the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., it sparked the question: Will King Leatherbury be there one day?The 57-year-old trainer is credited with more winners than all but two trainers -- Dale Baird and Jack Van Berg -- in North American racing history, but numbers do not necessarily a Hall of Famer make. Although Van Berg was inducted to the Hall in 1985, Baird has virtually no chance to make it, simply because he has made a career of dominating lowly Mountaineer Park in West Virginia.
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By Special to The Sun | June 19, 1991
One Third won the $22,000 Fairy Chant Purse yesterday, enabling trainer King Leatherbury to tie Dale Capuano in the Pimlico Race Course trainers' standings.One Third, ridden by 1990 apprentice champion Mark Johnston, completed 1 1/16-mile over a sloppy track in 1 minute, 45 3/5 seconds to finish 11 lengths ahead of Gaylord's Annie.The race was originally scheduled for the turf course, but was switched to the main track due to overnight rain.One Third, Leatherbury's 31st victory at Pimlico this spring, paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.20.
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By James H. Jackson | July 31, 1992
LAUREL -- King T. Leatherbury, perennially one of the leading trainers on the Maryland racing circuit, was fined and suspended yesterday for two incidents at Laurel.Leatherbury, the second-leading trainer in the current Laurel meeting with nine winners in 60 mounts, was suspended by the Maryland stewards for 15 days, Aug. 3 to Aug. 17, after his horse, Days Dwindle Down, tested positive for the drug acepromazine. Days Dwindle Down finished second in the first race at Laurel on July 21. Leatherbury waived his right to contest the ruling.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 16, 2003
King Leatherbury's quest to become the third trainer in history with 6,000 winners will continue after Will's Cat and All Irish were unable to win yesterday at Laurel Park. In the sixth race, Will's Cat was gaining at the wire but lost by a half length to Toscani. In the day's final race, All Irish was never a factor, finishing sixth in a 13-horse field. "This is taking an awfully long time," said Leatherbury, who is 0-for-20 during the Laurel summer meet. Leatherbury has no starter today but will saddle two 10-1 shots on tomorrow's card: Bello Ragazzo and Gimme.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2003
Ernest J. Leatherbury, chief of the Crisfield Police Department who was the highest-ranking black officer in the Maryland State Police when he retired from the force six years ago, died Friday at McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield after a heart attack. He was 55. Chief Leatherbury collapsed during a late-afternoon meeting at the police station and was pronounced dead a short time later. His death shocked and saddened colleagues on the small force, who remembered him as a role model and friend.
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From Sun staff reports | January 19, 2014
King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park. Leatherbury got win No. 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth. Three races later, Princess Appeal ($7.60) got up in the final jumps to allow the 80-year-old conditioner to move into sole possession of the spot with career victory No. 6,418. Apprentice Trevor McCarthy rode both winners. "It is great," Leatherbury said.
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Sports Digest | November 27, 2013
Horse racing Ben's Cat wins $250,000 Fabulous Strike at Penn National Maryland-based Ben's Cat repeated as winner of the $250,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap on Wednesday night at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., covering 6 furlongs in 1 minute, 9.74 seconds. Ridden by Julian Pimentel , the 7-year-old brown gelding paid $9.80 to win, $3.40 to place and $2.20 to show in the race for 3-year-olds and up. Ribo Bobo, who had won nine straight races, was second and Good Morning Diva third.
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From Sun staff reports | September 22, 2013
Robert Abbo Racing Stable's Immortal Eyes left the gate in a flash, opened up quickly on his rivals and won the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash handily over the sloppy track Saturday at Laurel Park. The Fall Festival of Racing program also featured five open stakes races on the turf course plus the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-breds. Travis Dunkelberger and Immortal Eyes were 63/4 lengths in front of Saturday's Charm at the finish of the De Francis, in a time of 1 minute, 8.47 seconds for the 6-furlong distance.
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Sports Digest | March 31, 2013
Et cetera Ortiz, McMahon win meet titles at Laurel The Laurel Park winter meeting ended Saturday with apprentice rider Yomar Ortiz and veteran trainer Hugh McMahon winning individual titles. The 50-day stand began Jan. 1. Ortiz topped the jockey standings with 57 first-place finishes, six more than fellow apprentice Trevor McCarthy . The 21-year-old had 16 multiple-win days during the meet, including four three-win afternoons. "It was a battle until the end," Ortiz said.
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From Sun staff reports | March 24, 2013
Bold Affair broke for the front and raced comfortably on the lead the remainder of the way in defense of her title in the $100,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Bold Affair carried Abel Castellano to a two-length victory, beating four other Maryland-bred fillies and mares. She completed the seven-furlong distance in 1minute, 25.14 seconds. It was the second stakes win in as many starts this year for the Howard Wolfendale trainee. Howard Wolfendale She opened her 5-year-old campaign with a victory in the What A Summer Stakes on Jan. 12. "I started to hustle her a little bit and she started going so I let her do her own thing," Castellano said.
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By John Scheinman, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 6, 2012
There was no surprise and little wonder for trainer King Leatherbury, when his nearly machine-like 6-year-old gelding Ben's Cat won yet again Saturday on Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park. Victory has become expected. At age 79, with 6,349 career victories - third all-time in racing history - Leatherbury has pretty much seen it all in 53 years of training. Yet, of the thousands of horses that have passed through his barn over the years, none has been able to get it done like Ben's Cat. Bred by Leatherbury, Ben's Cat didn't even race as a 2-year-old because of a broken pelvis, but he has produced almost nothing but trips to the winner's circle since his career began three years ago. Under jockey Julien Pimentel, the dark brown speedster, sired by an obscure stallion named Parker's Storm Cat, raced in third place off dueling long shots Boltin' Out and Steady Warrior in the $100,000 Maryland Million Turf Sprint, took control at the top of the stretch and held off a late challenge from Heros Reward to win by three-quarters of a length.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 22, 1993
King Leatherbury has his own particular brand of genius.He admits that he manages rather than trains his stable of 58 racehorses, leaving the mundane details to assistants.His hands-off style and unconventional methods provoke criticism from some of his colleagues.But no one can argue with his success.Yesterday, after a week of carping between Pimlico management and record keepers at the Daily Racing Form whether Leatherbury was about to send out winner No. 4,999, 5,000 or 5,001, Leatherbury saddled what is expected to go into the official record books as his 5,000th career winner.
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By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 1998
KING T. Leatherbury, a top trainer of racehorses and a Shady Side native, will talk about his life's work during an event on Nov. 6 at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society."
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Sports Digest | October 26, 2011
Breeders' Cup Leatherbury not entering Ben's Cat King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. "I made the rule from the beginning, if I could not raise the [supplemental] $100,000 entry fee, I wasn't going," the legendary Maryland horse trainer said. "I couldn't raise the money, so the decision was made for me. " Ben's Cat qualified for the Breeders' Cup Grade II, $1 million Turf Sprint by winning a "Win and You're In" qualifying race.
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