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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | June 12, 1994
ELMONT, N.Y. -- New York racing officials and horsemen are now trying to do what the late Frank De Francis accomplished in Maryland 10 years ago -- get the state to reduce its share of the betting dollar and channel about $20 million a year into bigger racing purses.Marylanders who think their horse racing game is in trouble should have been in the press box at Belmont Park last week and heard comments from horsemen who think New York racing is in dire straits, citing some foreboding statistics.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1997
FLORENCE, Ky. -- Three days before baseball's Opening Day, George Steinbrenner will turn his attention to horse racing.His Concerto, trained by Marylander John J. Tammaro III, is the early favorite in tomorrow's $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, is scheduled to be in attendance when Concerto breaks from the No. 6 post in his sternest test. A winner of five races in eight starts, Concerto could punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby with a solid effort in the 1 1/8 -mile Jim Beam.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1997
FLORENCE, Ky. -- Three days before baseball's Opening Day, George Steinbrenner will turn his attention to horse racing.His Concerto, trained by Marylander John J. Tammaro III, is the early favorite in tomorrow's $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, is scheduled to be in attendance when Concerto breaks from the No. 6 post in his sternest test. A winner of five races in eight starts, Concerto could punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby with a solid effort in the 1 1/8 -mile Jim Beam.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | June 12, 1994
ELMONT, N.Y. -- New York racing officials and horsemen are now trying to do what the late Frank De Francis accomplished in Maryland 10 years ago -- get the state to reduce its share of the betting dollar and channel about $20 million a year into bigger racing purses.Marylanders who think their horse racing game is in trouble should have been in the press box at Belmont Park last week and heard comments from horsemen who think New York racing is in dire straits, citing some foreboding statistics.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1997
As the road to the Kentucky Derby gets shorter, the steps the contenders must take become longer. Today, Concerto takes a big step in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park.Trained by the Laurel-based John J. Tammaro III, Concerto likely will be favored in the 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds aiming for a berth in the Triple Crown races."What's happening now is that a lot of good horses are surfacing," Tammaro said. "And then you've got a lot more horses looking for a reason to belong.
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June 19, 1993
BaseballCleveland Indians -- Released P Mike Bielecki. Recalled P Mark Clark from Triple-A Charlotte.Colorado Rockies -- Named Walt Jocketty assistant GM of player personnel, effective July 1.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed OF Darryl Strawberry on the 15-day DL.New York Yankees -- Signed P Paul Gibson to a minor-league contract with Triple-A Columbus.Oakland Athletics -- Placed P Rick Honeycutt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday.BasketballDallas Mavericks -- Named Stu Inman team consultant.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 10, 1997
Secret Prospect, heavily favored against six other Maryland-bred fillies and mares, won by three-quarters of a length from Hay Let's Dance at Laurel Park yesterday in the $60,000 Conniver Stakes.The seven-furlong trip of 1: 23 4/5 was the eighth stakes victory in less than a year at Laurel for the daughter of Allen's Prospect.With regular rider C.H. Marquez Jr. aboard, the filly from Conover Stable stayed second much of the way while Smartly set the pace. Then she surged to the lead in the stretch and outran Hay Let's Dance to the wire.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | September 24, 1994
The Maryland Million drew its second big-name jockey yesterday when trainer Mark Hennig said that Jose Santos will be aboard his Grade I winner, Prenup, in the Maryland Million Sprint next Saturday at Laurel Race Course.Santos, who is 10th in the national standings, will join No. 1-ranked Mike Smith among Maryland Million jockeys.In addition to Prenup, Santos will ride the Hennig-trained Icy Warning in the Maryland Million Ladies turf stakes.Prenup was ridden by Jerry Bailey in his last start, when the horse won the Jerome Handicap at Belmont Park, but Bailey chose to ride Pimlico-based Concern next Saturday in the $750,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.
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By James H. Jackson and James H. Jackson,Staff Writer | September 3, 1992
Alberto Delgado rode two winners yesterday at Timonium Race Course and stayed one victory ahead of Freddy Castillo, who also rode two winners, in the meeting's jockey race.Delgado, who leads with seven winners in Timonium's first five days, rode Tripledogdare ($7.80) in the fifth race and Rumbuster ($4.80) in the 10th.Castillo, riding both winners out of the No. 1 slot and hugging the rail for wire-to-wire wins, has six winners.He scored on Blazing Finale ($5.80) in the first race and on Saiva ($4.60)
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 4, 1995
ELMONT, N.Y. -- D. Wayne Lukas flew into New York yesterday with a string of racing stars, led by Thunder Gulch, his Kentucky Derby winner, who will force an immediate showdown with Cigar on Saturday in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup instead of waiting three weeks for the Breeders' Cup.The trainer from California earlier had avoided a confrontation between Thunder Gulch and Cigar, who has won his last 10 races and has earned front ranking for the title...
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March 31, 1991
FLORENCE, Ky. -- Hansel circled pacesetters Apollo and Richman at the top of the stretch, then drew away to win the $500,000 Jim Beam Stakes in record time yesterday.Hansel slashed more than two seconds from the Turfway Park and Beam Stakes records, finishing the 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 46 3/5 seconds.Richman was second, 2 1/4 lengths behind the winner, and six lengths ahead of late-charging Wilder Than Ever.Hansel broke from the No. 3 post under Jerry Bailey. He trailed Apollo and Richman around the first turn as those two set a fast pace on a very fast track.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1997
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Slot machines jingle just across state lines, but the sound in this state -- rich in horse tradition, home to one of racing's glamour events -- is that of distressed horse-industry leaders beating the drum for slots of their own.To Marylanders, it's a steady refrain. Industry leaders, including Joseph A. De Francis, majority owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, say that they need slots to stave off competition from Delaware and West Virginia, where the machines are legal.
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