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By Chris Korman | June 14, 2012
[UPDATE] Tom Chuckas, the president of the Maryland Jockey Club, said he "does not see the need to change" the way the Preakness field is selected. -------------- The path to the Kentucky Derby has changed. Since 1986, graded stakes earnings have been the key to any horse hoping to qualify for the field of 20 in Kentucky. But Churchill Downs, which owns and operates the race, has introduced a new method for ranking horses in an attempt to make the preliminary stages of the chase for the Triple Crown easier to understand.
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By James H. Jackson | July 31, 1992
LAUREL -- Pimlico Race Course will have six stakes races in addition to Maryland Million Day when it resumes live racing Sept. 10 through Oct. 7.Maryland Million Day, a day of stakes races, will be Sept. 26. The Queen Empress, a $50,000 one-mile turf test for 2-year-old fillies, will be run opening day, Sept. 10.Other stakes races will be the $100,000 Columbia, Sept. 12; the $50,000 Vanlandingham, Sept. 13; the $50,000 Damascus Handicap, Sept. 19; the $40,000 Clever Foot, Sept. 27; and the $40,000 Park Heights Handicap, Oct. 3.
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Sun Staff report | February 23, 2012
Prominent Maryland horse owner and breeder Sondra Bender died Wednesday afternoon after a battle with uterine cancer. She was 78 A resident of Bethesda, Bender and her husband Howard owned Glade Valley Farm in Frederick. “I considered her the first lady of Maryland racing,” Larry Murray, who has trained for Bender since 1988 and is the farm manager at Glade Valley, said in a news release. “She enjoyed the game and was very classy. She took the bad just as well as the good.
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April 7, 2001
Multiple stakes winner Disco Rico heads a field of six today in the $75,000 Fire Plug Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. In the $75,000 Primonetta Stakes tomorrow, the field of six includes five fillies and mares who have won stakes in Maryland in the past year. Both races are six furlongs. Trained by Valora Testerman and ridden by Harry Vega, the Maryland-bred Disco Rico has finished in the money 11 times in 12 career starts, including four stakes victories. Three of his five opponents, Dr. Max, McKendree and In CC's Honor, also have won stakes races.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | October 2, 2008
Five horses will vie for the $300,000 Maryland Million Classic, the featured race of the 12-race Maryland Million Day card Saturday at Laurel Park. In the post-position draw yesterday, the two favorites for the race, Cuba and Five Steps, drew side-by-side starting gates. Cuba, in the No. 2 position with Pedro Cotto aboard and trained by Robert Dibona, is the 6-5 favorite. Five Steps, with J.D. Acosta in the irons and trained by Chris Grove, is 7-5. The defending champion, Evil Storm at 6-1, is the No. 4 and will be ridden by Jeremy Rose.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 14, 2004
The Maryland Racing Commission today approved the Maryland Jockey Club's request to extend the Pimlico summer-fall race meeting as reconstruction of the Laurel Park racing surfaces has fallen behind schedule because of inclement weather this summer. The current stand was scheduled to end on Oct. 11 but now will tentatively conclude on Nov. 2. Two $50,000 stakes races were added at Old Hilltop: Sonny Hine Stakes (Oct. 16) and Japan Racing Association (Oct. 23), as well as a pair of $75,000 two-year old state-bred stakes (Heavenly Cause and Rollicking)
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Sports Digest | February 20, 2013
Women's college lacrosse Schwarzmann, Howard, D'Amore earn weekly honors Maryland senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and senior goalkeeper Kasey Howard (Broadneck) have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, the conference announced Tuesday. Schwarzmann moved up to No. 5 on Maryland's all-time goals list (180) with a career-high seven in a 19-11 win at No. 1 Syracuse on Sunday. She added three draw controls and converted on 7-of-8 shots, helping the Terps avenge a one-goal loss last season that ended a 36-game home winning streak.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | July 25, 2007
CAMBRIDGE -- The Maryland Racing Commission yesterday approved plans by the Maryland Jockey Club to cut 11 stakes races from its Laurel Park schedule this fall to make up a projected $3 million deficit in the horsemen's purse account. That cut alone will save $995,000. But Lou Raffetto, president and chief operating officer of the Jockey Club, said purses of three other stakes, including the Grade I Frank J. De Francis Dash, will each be reduced by $50,000. And every other race during the meet that runs from after Labor Day through the end of the year will be cut by $2,000.
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By Sports Digest | March 13, 2010
Sweet Goodbye (6-5), a winner of six stakes races, headlines a field of seven fillies and mares in today's $70,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park. The rest of the field is All Giving (7-2), Heaven's Voice (5-1), Fascinatin' Rhythm (6-1), Sterling Vow (8-1), Lori Z's Punch (10-1) and Call of a Lion (20-1). NBA: Will Bynum had a career-best 20 assists, Jonas Jerebko scored 18 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards, 101-87. Andray Blatche had 23 points to lead the Wizards, who lost their sixth straight game.
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Sports Digest | January 26, 2013
Et cetera Moon Philly favored in Laurel Park's Morse Moon Philly is the morning line favorite to win today's feature at Laurel Park, the $125,000 Nellie Morse Stakes for fillies and mares. The 1 1/16-mile test drew 12 runners. Ten can face the starter. Trained by Mike Trombetta , Moon Philly (9-5) drew the rail. The Malibu Moon filly had a troubled trip in the Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct on Jan. 6, her most recent start. After stumbling at the gate under Jeremy Rose , Moon Philly had to jump a fallen horse in the stretch but still managed to take second.
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