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By LAURA CHARLES | October 23, 1991
THE WEATHER COULDN'T have been better for the prestigious International Turf Festival held last weekend at Laurel Race Course. After Saturday's day of racing, the board of directors of Laurel joined up with the director of the National Museum of American History in D.C. to host an elegant cocktail bash for the international horsy set and invited guests.Celebs on hand included actress Mary Frann of the "Bob Newhart Show," who said she'd had a good day at the track; actor Robert Loggia, best known for his role in "Big" with Tom Hanks; former Dodger Steve Garvey; Washington Redskins' owner Jack Kent Cooke; and Lupita Jones, the current Miss Universe.
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By DANA KINKER | July 19, 2007
FAMILY IT'S ABOUT THE ART Observe artists at work, browse and purchase their work, attend artist talks and more at the third annual Plein Air-Easton Competition and Arts Festival, Monday-July 29 on the Eastern Shore. More than 50 artists from around the region will gather in Easton to participate in the event, which also features a "Quick Draw" competition, live entertainment and artist workshops. The Plein Air-Easton Competition and Arts Festival runs 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-July 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27-28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29 in Easton.
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July 16, 2006
The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold its Surf & Turf Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday on the grounds at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. This festival is new for the museum's 40th anniversary. The event will combine Maryland seafood and beef cuisine with musical entertainment, demonstrations, craft vendors and educational seminars. The Knights of Columbus, Westminster Council 1393, will provide beer sales. Beach music will be performed on stage all day. The entertainment line-up starts at noon with Oasis, followed by 3 Tequila Dance at 1 p.m., Hula Monsters at 2 p.m., Walter Jay & Texas Flood at 3 p.m., Back Pages Band at 4 p.m., Salem Bottom Boys at 5 p.m. and Never Never Band at 6 p.m. The art of making crab pots will be demonstrated, and outdoor grilling and cooking seminars will be held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Displays will include vintage street rods by Street Cars of Desire, RVs by Charlie's Campers and new cars from Bohn Pontiac.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | July 8, 2007
The Carroll County Farm Museum has 18 old buildings that include a farmhouse finished in 1853, a bank barn, a smokehouse, a broom shop, a saddlery, a springhouse, a living-history center, a wagon shed, a general store exhibit and a one-room schoolhouse. The location is ideal for living-history re-enactments and blacksmith days, but museum officials wanted to reach beyond history, said Dottie Freeman, the museum's administrator. "We decided we needed to be more than just a museum," Freeman said.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 16, 1991
LAUREL -- Her morning exercise complete, Miss Josh began the long walk back to Barn 19 at Laurel Race Course.Barclay Tagg, her trainer, was on the other end of a shank, gratified with yesterday's workout, the last for Miss Josh before Sunday's $300,000 All Along Stakes.Tagg, 53, was undaunted by the half-mile or so trek from the turf course to his stable -- because for much of this year, he and Miss Josh have found themselves farther from home. Much farther.They have been to Florida, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Louisiana, running in and winning big races for the Bonner Farm of George Rowand and family.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
With the Breeders' Cup having "changed the dynamics of fall racing," Laurel president Joe De Francis yesterday announced major changes for the International Turf Festival.In an effort to attract top European runners en route to Breeders' Cup races, the festival was altered from five races in two days to six races over two weekends.The most significant shift shortens the Grade I Washington, D.C., International from 1 1/4 miles to a flat mile to serve as "a major prep for the Breeders' Cup Mile, especially this year with the Breeders' Cup in California [Santa Anita]
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 19, 1993
A possible labor strike in Paris by cargo employees of Air France could affect the fields for this weekend's International Turf Festival at Laurel Race Course.Two flights of horses -- one originating from Paris, the other from London -- are scheduled to arrive at New York-area airports late today carrying runners for the Turf Festival races.But the horses on the Paris flight might be re-routed through Brussels, Belguim, or Amsterdam, the Netherlands, if the labor action occurs."Right now, we're not certain what's going to happen.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 15, 1993
When preliminary entries were released at Laurel Race Course yesterday for next weekend's International Turf Festival, there wasn't a Head or a Zilber in sight.Participation by foreign entrants plummeted 50 percent this year and such well-known names as owner Alec Head and his daughter, trainer Criquette Head, and "Mr. International" himself, Maurice Zilber, are without runners in the lineups.However, French trainer Andre Fabre is back in force with entries in three of the four races and is shooting for a third straight victory in the All Along Stakes for owner Shiek Mohammed al Maktoum, who won the last two runnings with Sha Ta and Marble Maiden and is represented this year by the 3-year-old Mr. Prospector filly, Elizabeth Bay.There is also the intriguing presence of royalty, with Queen Elizabeth II entering Sharp Prod in the Laurel Dash.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | July 8, 2007
The Carroll County Farm Museum has 18 old buildings that include a farmhouse finished in 1853, a bank barn, a smokehouse, a broom shop, a saddlery, a springhouse, a living-history center, a wagon shed, a general store exhibit and a one-room schoolhouse. The location is ideal for living-history re-enactments and blacksmith days, but museum officials wanted to reach beyond history, said Dottie Freeman, the museum's administrator. "We decided we needed to be more than just a museum," Freeman said.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 19, 1992
LAUREL -- The International Turf Festival at Laurel Race Course concluded yesterday with a sweep by local horses and jockeys in the final two events.It is the first time in the six runnings of the Turf Festival that a local horse or trainer had won any of the races, which annually attract some top European runners."
NEWS
July 16, 2006
The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold its Surf & Turf Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday on the grounds at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. This festival is new for the museum's 40th anniversary. The event will combine Maryland seafood and beef cuisine with musical entertainment, demonstrations, craft vendors and educational seminars. The Knights of Columbus, Westminster Council 1393, will provide beer sales. Beach music will be performed on stage all day. The entertainment line-up starts at noon with Oasis, followed by 3 Tequila Dance at 1 p.m., Hula Monsters at 2 p.m., Walter Jay & Texas Flood at 3 p.m., Back Pages Band at 4 p.m., Salem Bottom Boys at 5 p.m. and Never Never Band at 6 p.m. The art of making crab pots will be demonstrated, and outdoor grilling and cooking seminars will be held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Displays will include vintage street rods by Street Cars of Desire, RVs by Charlie's Campers and new cars from Bohn Pontiac.
NEWS
July 16, 2006
The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold its Surf & Turf Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday on the grounds at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. This festival is new for the museum's 40th anniversary. The event will combine Maryland seafood and beef cuisine with musical entertainment, demonstrations, craft vendors and educational seminars. The Knights of Columbus, Westminster Council 1393, will provide beer sales. Beach music will be performed on stage all day. The entertainment line-up starts at noon with Oasis, followed by 3 Tequila Dance at 1 p.m., Hula Monsters at 2 p.m., Walter Jay & Texas Flood at 3 p.m., Back Pages Band at 4 p.m., Salem Bottom Boys at 5 p.m. and Never Never Band at 6 p.m. The art of making crab pots will be demonstrated, and outdoor grilling and cooking seminars will be held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Displays will include vintage street rods by Street Cars of Desire, RVs by Charlie's Campers and new cars from Bohn Pontiac.
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By ROSS PEDDICORD and ROSS PEDDICORD,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1995
Now that the Washington D.C. International has been discontinued, it may be time for the Maryland Million to add a turf race for older male horses to its lineup.Two of the year's best Maryland-sired horses, Awad and Warning Glance, are Maryland Million eligibles, but there's no place for them to run on the Oct. 14 Million card.Each horse is strictly a grass runner and won the Maryland Million Turf, limited to 3-year-olds, earlier in their careers. But now that they are older, there is no specific Maryland Million race for them to run in unless they go in the Classic on the dirt.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 24, 1995
After an illustrious and colorful 43-year history, the Washington D.C. International horse race, which has declined significantly in importance in the past two decades, has come to a halt.Laurel Park owner Joe De Francis announced yesterday that he is suspending the race for one year as part of an agreement he has reached with Maryland thoroughbred horsemen, who have complained for years, under various track ownerships, that the race has become a costly boondoggle that has outlived its appeal.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
Lenny Hale was 14 when he skipped class at Golden Ring Junior High School to go watch the champion racehorse Bald Eagle win his first Washington D.C. International."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 18, 1993
After the International Turf Festival -- a series of six races worth $1.45 million in purses -- was run at the end of last month at Laurel Race Course, the purse overpayment to the state's thoroughbred horsemen mushroomed to approximately $2.5 million, a jump of more than $1 million in a month's time.Overpayment occurs when money paid out to the horsemen is too high and exceeds the percentage of betting revenues allocated to the purse account. The current high overpayment has some horsemen concerned that a purse cut looms.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 20, 1993
The International Turf Festival at Laurel Race Course may be renamed the "National Turf Festival" -- unless some French thoroughbreds gain last-minute flights.That's because a strike by Air France employees has shut down equine air shipments out of Paris, making it unlikely that six French-based horses will be shipped to Laurel today or tomorrow to run in this weekend's lineup of rich grass stakes.Without the French thoroughbreds, there will be only two foreign runners in the Turf Festival -- England's Inchinor in the International Mile on Saturday and George Augustus from Ireland in Sunday's Laurel Turf Cup.Fields for the races could be reduced about 25 percent without European participation.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 10, 1990
LAUREL -- Twenty-four horses were pre-entered yesterday for the $750,000 Budweiser International, Laurel Race Course's richest race.Pre-entries also were taken for the four other races that constitute the International Turf Festival. Those are the Selima Stakes, Laurel Futurity, All Along Stakes and Laurel Dash. Conditions permitting, all will be contested on the grass course.Foreign horses dominate the Turf Festival pre-entries. In the International, 15 are from Europe or Canada and nine from the United States.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 25, 1993
The International Turf Festival at Laurel Race Course ended yesterday the same way it began a week ago -- the winning jockeys were more international than the horses.Jean Cruguet, a 54-year-old Frenchman, and Peruvian-born Edgar Prado completed Festival doubles yesterday on two horses that originally had been entered in New York stakes, but were scratched and ran here.Cruguet, who won the Washington D.C. International with Buckhar on Saturday, rallied from off the pace with Rokeby Stable's Home of the Free and defeated Canadian entrant Strike A Gold Mine in the $200,000 Laurel Dash.
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