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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2002
Two years in the saddle - that's all the 15-year-old wanted when he set foot on the race course. A few turns round the track to fulfill his dream, before he outgrew his britches. "That would have made me happy," says Mario Pino. But the jockey lingered. He started winning, stopped growing, kept going. On he rode, steadily, unobtrusively, flying under the radar. Pino's horses responded; the victories mounted. As of today, as Pimlico opened its fall meet, he had 4,991. Surprised? Join the crowd.
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Sports Digest | November 18, 2011
Laurel Park Jockey Pino moves into 13th on wins list Mario Pino moved ahead of Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye for 13th on the all-time win list when he guided 13-1 shot Torcello ($29) to victory in Thursday's second race at Laurel Park. The 50-year-old Ellicott City resident has 6,385 trips to the winner's circle during his career. Pino's next goal is to land in the top 10 all-time before retiring. He is 86 wins away from passing Earlie Fires and moving into elusive company.
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May 21, 2007
Good morning -- Mario Pino -- Your turn in New York in three weeks?
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November 8, 2007
Good morning -- Mario Pino -- We were staying glued to your quest for 6,000 wins. OK, maybe "glue" isn't a good word to use.
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By Marty McGee | October 26, 1991
LAUREL -- Bold Jag finally got the best of Tobins Fool after they went head-to-head from the start in yesterday's $16,500 feature at Laurel Race Course.Bold Jag, ridden by Greg Hutton, dueled outside of Tobins Fool throughout the six-furlong allowance race before edging away in the final sixteenth-mile. Tobins Fool held second, 3/4 -length behind and a half-length in front of late-closing Iseverybodyhappy.The triumph was the eighth in the 26-race career of Bold Jag, a 3-year-old colt by Bold Forbes.
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By Marty McGee | January 13, 1992
LAUREL -- Sunshine Judy drove to victory in the Laurel Race Course feature yesterday.The 4-year-old filly stalked the pace set by Jacki's Rose and Running Hit before angling out for the stretch drive of the 1 1/16-mile allowance race. She got the lead with about 100 yards to go, then prevailed by nearly a length.Sunshine Judy, a daughter of Air Forbes Won, paid $3.60 to win as the 4-5 favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares. Vinnie Blengs trains the filly, who was ridden by Mario Pino.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 18, 2002
Mark Johnston, the third-leading rider in Maryland Million history, will miss Saturday's races after fracturing his wrist Saturday at Delaware Park. The Maryland jockey broke the radius bone in his left wrist when his mount, Mt. Moran, stumbled at the gate and tossed him. "The doctor set the bone yesterday and said it was a good place to break it," Johnston said. He expects to return to racing by Oct. 8, when Laurel Park opens. At Pimlico on Thursday, Johnston became the 102nd jockey to ride 3,000 winners.
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By SANDRA MCKEE | July 27, 2007
Ready's Image, a Maryland-bred colt sired by More than Ready, took the Grade II Sanford Stakes at Saratoga yesterday to become the leading 2-year-old in the country. The victory was his third in four races. Bred by David and JoAnn Hayden in Upperco, Ready's Image was purchased for $410,000 in September for owner James Scatuorchio. "This colt is still learning," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "He has a ton of ability and the fact he is still improving is encouraging." Pletcher said the colt will next enter Saratoga's Grade I Hopeful Stakes on Sept.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2002
The racing scene shifts to Virginia today when picturesque Colonial Downs in New Kent County launches a 26-day stand that is headlined by the $500,000 Virginia Derby on July 13. Buoyed by a 33 percent increase in overall handle after switching to summer racing dates in its fifth year, the track will be offering a lucrative $200,000 average in daily purses at this meeting. "We had a good thoroughbred meeting last summer and we're looking for an even better one this year," said general manager John Mooney.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 29, 1996
Proper Angel, ridden by Mario Pino, scored her fifth stakes victory yesterday by 4 1/2 lengths in the $31,750 Office Queen Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.Proper Angel, owned by Bob Manfuso and his partners, raced 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 42 1/5 seconds in defeating six other 3-year-olds. The Ruler's Sister finished second, followed by Hay Let's Dance, Palette Knife, Dance for Jan, Flying Yolanda and Houston Miss.The winner paid $12.80, $5.80 and $3.40. The Ruler's Sister returned $6.60 and $4.20.
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By SANDRA MCKEE | July 27, 2007
Ready's Image, a Maryland-bred colt sired by More than Ready, took the Grade II Sanford Stakes at Saratoga yesterday to become the leading 2-year-old in the country. The victory was his third in four races. Bred by David and JoAnn Hayden in Upperco, Ready's Image was purchased for $410,000 in September for owner James Scatuorchio. "This colt is still learning," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "He has a ton of ability and the fact he is still improving is encouraging." Pletcher said the colt will next enter Saratoga's Grade I Hopeful Stakes on Sept.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Reporter | May 19, 2007
ANALYSIS The popular choice will be Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense (8), and it's difficult to argue with that choice. But this race is full of notable speed, and it could set up for a stalker who hangs just behind the pace. If Curlin (4) learned his lesson in his first defeat, he could redeem himself. The rail doesn't figure to open wide again for Street Sense, who saved so much ground in Kentucky he could rally to prevail rather easily from 19th. Don't ignore Hard Spun (7), who has been off the board only once in seven starts and has Mario Pino on his home track, and Circular Quay (3)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | February 9, 2007
Jockey Mario Pino was sitting back on the couch in the office of the Laurel Park clerk of scales on a recent afternoon, and, quite uncharacteristically, he couldn't stop talking. "I've never heard Mario talk so much," said jockey Jeremy Rose, who was in the room during Pino's conversation with a reporter. "Once you get him going, he likes to talk about horses," said scale clerk Adam Campola. These days, Pino - who has been based in Maryland for most of his career - has a lot to talk about.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | December 27, 2005
Emerging onto the front stretch yesterday at Laurel Park, Somethinaboutbetty, Dress Grey and Keep On Talking were three abreast, and with the way "Talking" was traveling, she looked set to go to the front. But it was Somethinaboutbetty, encouraged by jockey Michael Luzzi, who stretched into the lead. The Todd Pletcher-trained filly covered the one-mile course in 1 minute, 41.04 seconds to win the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths over Don't Tell Susan, who came from last place down the stretch to beat Keep On Talking by a neck for second.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2003
Gerald "Jerry" Frutkoff, an award-winning Maryland horse racing photographer who chronicled the running of the Preakness Stakes for 55 years, died Friday of cancer and kidney disease at the Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore. The Mount Airy resident was 81. Mr. Frutkoff's pictures graced the pages of Life, The Saturday Evening Post and Sports Illustrated. For parts of seven decades, he prowled the tracks at Pimlico, Laurel Park and Bowie, camera in hand, capturing the essence of the sport -- from starting gate spills to spectacular stretch runs.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 18, 2002
Mark Johnston, the third-leading rider in Maryland Million history, will miss Saturday's races after fracturing his wrist Saturday at Delaware Park. The Maryland jockey broke the radius bone in his left wrist when his mount, Mt. Moran, stumbled at the gate and tossed him. "The doctor set the bone yesterday and said it was a good place to break it," Johnston said. He expects to return to racing by Oct. 8, when Laurel Park opens. At Pimlico on Thursday, Johnston became the 102nd jockey to ride 3,000 winners.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 14, 1998
Weather Vane won the sixth running of the Contrary Rose Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park when Mario Pino steered the bay daughter of Willard Scott to her sixth win this year in 1 minute, 10 4/5 seconds over a sloppy track. "She can't run hard every race," Pino said, referring to Weather Vane's loss last time out in New York, "but today, once I had committed myself to the rail, I just had to go to the lead. She fought off two horses and ran a nice little race." Pino had four winners on the 10-race card.
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