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By Baltimore Sun staff | February 2, 2011
The Maryland Jockey Club released its 2011 Pimlico spring stakes schedule today and the eight-week meet will feature 22 stakes races for purses of $2.9 million. The schedule, released after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association, still needs approval from the Maryland Racing Commission, which will hold its monthly meeting at Laurel Park on Feb. 15. The headline event of the meet that begins April 1 is the 136th running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes, a Grade I race that is the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, on May 21. Tickets for the event went on sale Tuesday.
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Sports Digest | September 27, 2014
Et cetera Ben's Cat seeks third Laurel Dash victory Ben's Cat will run today in the $100,000 Laurel Dash with a chance to move ahead of Hall of Famer Safely Kept in earnings among Maryland-breds. The Dash is one of six stakes races on the 12-race card. The card will feature five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or sired runners. All the races drew double-digit fields. The Laurel Dash drew 11 entries, including one on the also-eligible list.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | July 29, 2011
Laurel Park will be host to 68 race days and 27 stakes races this fall after the Maryland Jockey Club reached agreement with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association today. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission this afternoon. The meet begins Sept. 9 and ends Dec. 17. The highlight of the met is the 26th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million on Oct. 1 and the return of the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on Oct. 22. It had been on a one-year hiatus.
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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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By Sports Digest | December 31, 2010
Laurel Park Track to host 15 stakes races during winter meeting The 2011 Laurel Park winter meeting will feature 15 stakes races, since the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association have agreed to a schedule. Headlining the program are a pair of Grade 2 $150,000 seven-furlong sprints on Presidents Day weekend: the Barbara Fritchie Handicap for fillies and mares Feb. 19 and the General George Handicap for males two days later.
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By Marty McGee | April 15, 1991
J.R.'s Horizon ran well enough last year to earn a Preakness berth. He didn't come close, as history will forever note, to winning his first stakes.That came yesterday. The gelding that trainer Meredith "Mert" Bailes called "Little J.R." led for every step in the $125,000 John B. Campbell Handicap at Pimlico Race Course, barely holding off an inside rally from favored Reputed Testamony.The 4-year-old was ridden by Calixto Juarez, a 20-year-old apprentice who was also winning his first stakes.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1997
A five-month series of stakes races at mid-Atlantic tracks worth $6 million is in the final planning stages and tentatively due to commence in May.The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Horse series would consist of seven races in five divisions on a rotating basis among Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course, Delaware Park, Philadelphia Park, the Meadowlands, Monmouth Park and possibly other regional tracks, said Alan M. Foreman, executive director of...
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2001
The public got its first glance yesterday at what in-fighting has cost the Maryland racing industry. The Maryland Jockey Club slashed 22 stakes races worth $1.7 million from its program the rest of the year at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, the state's major thoroughbred tracks. The Maryland Racing Commission approved the drastic cuts at its monthly meeting at the Timonium Fairgrounds. "You know what they always say: `It has to hit bottom before it can go up,'" said John Franzone, chairman of the commission.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1999
Colonial Downs showcases its distinctive turf course this weekend with four competitive stakes races, including its signature event, the $200,000 Virginia Derby.More than 8,000 patrons jammed the colonial-style track in southern Virginia last year on Derby day, and officials expect about that many tomorrow when the second edition of the race takes place. Colonial Downs is situated off Interstate 64, halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg.The Maryland Jockey Club took over management of the fledgling track and its four OTBs this summer after financial losses the first two years nearly forced their closure.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | April 19, 2007
Spring is in the air, with the traditional opening of Pimlico Race Course today for its short, eight-week meet highlighted by Saturday's Spring Festival of Racing and the May 19 Preakness Stakes. "While I hated to see the Laurel meet end because my horses did so well there, I still think the change of venue is a good thing," said Scott Lake, who was top trainer at Laurel this winter with 49 wins. "Everyone is in a good mood. There are new sights and sounds. It picks everyone's head up, even the horses."
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By John Scheinman | May 14, 2014
On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only takes place when the favorite is so overwhelming that nobody even bothers to enter another horse to compete, and the lone runner takes a solo victory lap around the track. That's how great Citation was. In the picture, Eddie Blind, dapper in a fedora, holds Citation's shank with his right hand while cradling his little son Coley, dressed like Spanky from "The Little Rascals," in his left.
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Sports Digest | April 27, 2014
Pimlico Race Course Celtic Katie gives Grove another Geisha win Trainer Chris Grove won the $75,000 Geisha Stakes for the fifth time, this time with Lewis Family Racing Stable's Celtic Katie, who beat Maryland-bred filly and mares Saturday at Pimlico Race Course . Celtic Katie won the first stakes of her career after finishing second in the Nellie Morse and Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park this year. The 5-year-old bay mare and jockey Javier Santiago tracked the speed of Brenda's Way and Addison Run before taking a path inside both, grabbing the lead a furlong from home and winning by 51/4 lengths.
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Sports Digest | April 18, 2014
Et cetera Sagamore filly wins $100,000 stakes race Sagamore Racing homebred Daring Dancer, a 3-year-old filly ridden by jockey Alan Garcia , won the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes on Thursday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., in her first start of the year. She completed the 1-mile distance on the turf in 1 minute, 36.04 seconds and paid $12.60. It was Daring Dancer's third consecutive win. Ripken Baseball: New Zealand and Puerto Rico were added to the international division teams playing in the 15th annual Cal Ripken World Series this summer.
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Sports Digest | February 19, 2014
Soccer Bohemians name Quaranta new coach The Baltimore Bohemians hired former U.S. international Santino Quaranta as coach of the USL Premier Development League squad. "I look forward to building a winning squad that Baltimore can be proud to call its own," said Quaranta, who attended Archbishop Curley and is co-founder, technical director and vice president of Pipeline Soccer Club, a youth club based in the Baltimore area. As a player, the Baltimore native spent 11 seasons in Major League Soccer, his time split between D.C. United, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls.
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Sports Digest | October 11, 2013
Indoor soccer Blast re-signs veteran captain Lookingland The Blast has re-signed team captain Mike Lookingland , the team's longest-tenured player, who returns for his eighth season. Last season, Lookingland was named the Major Indoor Soccer League's Defender of the Year. In 26 games, he finished second on the team with 35 blocked shots and tied for third with 49 points. "Having our captain and reigning defensive player of the year return is huge for our team going into what I expect to be a very challenging season," Blast coach Danny Kelly said in a news release.
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Sports Digest | September 19, 2013
Horse racing De Francis is Saturday; Laurel opens today Nine sprinters, including local star Ben's Cat, have been entered in Saturday's 22nd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. The track's fall meeting begins today and ends Dec. 31, with racing Wednesdays through Saturdays, holidays excluded. The meet includes 31 stakes races, worth more than $3.3 million. Saturday's 11-race Fall Festival of Racing card will begin at 1:10 p.m. The De Francis Dash is an elite 6-furlong sprint that has produced four Eclipse Award champion sprinter winners: Housebuster (1991)
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2003
Maryland racing shifts to the quaint Timonium track today for the annual meeting held in conjunction with the state fair. For the third straight year, the stand will be limited to eight programs, the outgrowth of cutbacks in purse subsidies, and will feature only two stakes offering $50,000 each to Maryland-bred horses. Live racing will not be conducted Monday or Tuesday at a meet that concludes on Labor Day, but simulcast betting will be available at the track. Post time is 1 p.m. daily.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2001
As good a weekend of racing as comes to these parts comes this weekend to Delaware Park. The two-day Delaware Handicap Festival of Racing features seven stakes races worth nearly $1.5 million at the thriving track with slot machines in Stanton, just south of Wilmington off Interstate 95. The champions Caressing and Beautiful Pleasure run today and tomorrow, respectively, and Hall of Fame jockeys Jerry Bailey and Pat Day ride both days. Because of the track's proximity to Maryland, numerous Maryland horses, including the 10-year-old John's Call, grace the programs that begin at 12:45 p.m. Today's card: The Grade III $250,000 Delaware Oaks for 3-year-old fillies features Caressing, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and the Eclipse award as outstanding 2-year-old filly.
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Sports Digest | April 21, 2013
Pimlico Race Course Eighttofasttocatch, Bold Affair, Jewel of a Cat win stakes races Eighttofasttocatch took the lead 10 jumps out of the gate and led the rest of the way to win the $91,750 Henry S. Clark Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. Winning for the first time in four tries at Pimlico, Eighttofasttocatch carried Forrest Boyce (Garrison Forest) for the first time to a widening five-length victory in 1minute, 43.91 seconds for the 11/16-mile distance.
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From Sun staff reports | March 17, 2013
Norman Asbjornson ran down front-runner Eighttofasttocatch to win the $125,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old, who was sent to post at 6-1 under Jeremy Rose for trainer Carlos Mancilla, earned his first stakes victory. Norman Asbjornson hinted at his potential in his previous start when he was elevated to second in the John B. Campbell Stakes last month after he was fouled by Service for Ten in the final furlong. Mancilla is filling in for trainer Chris Grove, who is serving a suspension.
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