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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 29, 1995
Rick Wilson, who occasionally shifts his tack around between New Jersey, Florida and the local tracks, is spending the winter at Laurel Park, riding the fastest 3-year-olds in Maryland.Wilson has averaged winning a stakes a week during the past month with a pair of speedy youngsters -- Onto Luck in the 3-year-old male division and White Cliffs, fastest of the local 3-year-old fillies.A potential spoiler from New England, the filly Shananie's Presence, shipped in from Suffolk Downs yesterday and tried to out-run White Cliffs in the $53,450 Marshua Stakes.
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By Gilbert Lewthwaite and By Gilbert Lewthwaite,Special to the Sun | November 10, 2002
The rain is horizontal, and the wind is howling. It is the worst storm of the British winter. The BBC reports motorways blocked by overturned trucks and bridges closed because of dangerous crosswinds. And here we are, 300 feet up, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, overlooking the English Chan-nel, across whose white-capped waves the regular ferries to and from France and Belgium dare not venture. We are alone, and we're in our element. More accurately, we're in the keeper's cottage of the 149-year-old South Foreland Lighthouse, snug behind its thick stone walls and locked windows, designed and built by the Victorians to withstand the worst nature can throw its way. It may seem strange to rent such a remote and exposed abode in February, always the cruelest of months in northern Europe.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1995
Pregnancy and a summer heat wave did little to deter the filly White Cliffs from finding her customary spot yesterday in the winner's circle.The 3-year-old filly, fastest of her sex and age group at the sprint distances at Maryland tracks, came out of a brief retirement to add another stakes victory to her list of credits.Double Sawbuck might have broken fastest yesterday in Pimlico's $31,675 Office Queen Stakes, but it didn't take long for White Cliffs to move to the front. Once there, she set all the fractions in the six-furlong -- under jockey Omar Klinger and held on as the 6-5 favorite for a popular one-length victory over Philadelphia Park invader I'll Get Along.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1996
A striking trait of Broad Brush and almost all of his offspring is their late flourish.That was demonstrated again yesterday at Pimlico when Broad Smile came from last in a field of five and pulled away in the final 16th of a mile to win the $50,000- added Jacob France Stakes."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | August 21, 1995
The filly, White Cliffs, is one start away from retirement.But she's leaving the track still filled with the desire to win.Yesterday the 3-year-old sprinter faced the toughest field of her 11-race career -- running against older fillies and mares for the first time in Pimlico's $54,550 My Juliet Stakes-- and came away defeating the last two winners of the Grade II Barbara Fritchie Handicap.But the victory also came thanks to the bad luck of 3-5 favorite Smart 'n Noble.That filly, the 1995 Fritchie winner, reared at the start, broke slowly and virtually lost all chance to win while carrying high weight of 122 pounds.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1995
A freak accident and a stunning upset by Square Up The Bet over heavily favored White Cliffs in the Notches Trace Stakes enlivened what appeared to be a fairly mundane Sunday feature yesterday at Laurel Park.By the time the 3-year-old fillies had been loaded in the gate, the field had dwindled from seven to four starters.Two out-of-town shippers, Battery Creek and Naughty Pistol, scratched, and then Norstep, the horse accorded the best shot to defeat 1-9 favorite White Cliffs, threw a tantrum near the starting gate.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1996
A striking trait of Broad Brush and almost all of his offspring is their late flourish.That was demonstrated again yesterday at Pimlico when Broad Smile came from last in a field of five and pulled away in the final 16th of a mile to win the $50,000- added Jacob France Stakes."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1995
The winner of the Grade III Columbia Stakes at Pimlico Race Course today may come close to breaking the race's six-furlong record of 1 minute, 10 seconds.Maryland's speediest 3-year-old filly, White Cliffs, is expected to hook up immediately with Canadian invader Scotzanna, who has been beaten only once in seven career starts and is expected to be the overwhelming favorite. She beat males in her last start at Woodbine Race Course in 1:09 2/5 seconds.A convincing win could propel Scotzanna into the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint next month at Belmont Park, where the chestnut filly won the Grade II Prioress Stakes three months ago.Robin Platts comes in from Canada to ride Scotzanna.
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By Gilbert Lewthwaite and By Gilbert Lewthwaite,Special to the Sun | November 10, 2002
The rain is horizontal, and the wind is howling. It is the worst storm of the British winter. The BBC reports motorways blocked by overturned trucks and bridges closed because of dangerous crosswinds. And here we are, 300 feet up, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, overlooking the English Chan-nel, across whose white-capped waves the regular ferries to and from France and Belgium dare not venture. We are alone, and we're in our element. More accurately, we're in the keeper's cottage of the 149-year-old South Foreland Lighthouse, snug behind its thick stone walls and locked windows, designed and built by the Victorians to withstand the worst nature can throw its way. It may seem strange to rent such a remote and exposed abode in February, always the cruelest of months in northern Europe.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1996
Jockey Edgar Prado will return from his suspension today to ride the possible favorite, Oh Summer, in today's $50,000 Francis Scott Key Stakes at Laurel Park.One of Maryland's leading riders was levied a seven-day penalty this week for his ride in the second race on Dec. 29. He agreed to serve an additional day of the penalty (Jan. 11) in exchange for permission to ride Oh Summer.The 4-year-old filly is coming off a 1 1/2 -length score in a $24,000 allowance event that was on the same card that led to Prado's suspension.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1995
The winner of the Grade III Columbia Stakes at Pimlico Race Course today may come close to breaking the race's six-furlong record of 1 minute, 10 seconds.Maryland's speediest 3-year-old filly, White Cliffs, is expected to hook up immediately with Canadian invader Scotzanna, who has been beaten only once in seven career starts and is expected to be the overwhelming favorite. She beat males in her last start at Woodbine Race Course in 1:09 2/5 seconds.A convincing win could propel Scotzanna into the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint next month at Belmont Park, where the chestnut filly won the Grade II Prioress Stakes three months ago.Robin Platts comes in from Canada to ride Scotzanna.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | August 21, 1995
The filly, White Cliffs, is one start away from retirement.But she's leaving the track still filled with the desire to win.Yesterday the 3-year-old sprinter faced the toughest field of her 11-race career -- running against older fillies and mares for the first time in Pimlico's $54,550 My Juliet Stakes-- and came away defeating the last two winners of the Grade II Barbara Fritchie Handicap.But the victory also came thanks to the bad luck of 3-5 favorite Smart 'n Noble.That filly, the 1995 Fritchie winner, reared at the start, broke slowly and virtually lost all chance to win while carrying high weight of 122 pounds.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1995
Pregnancy and a summer heat wave did little to deter the filly White Cliffs from finding her customary spot yesterday in the winner's circle.The 3-year-old filly, fastest of her sex and age group at the sprint distances at Maryland tracks, came out of a brief retirement to add another stakes victory to her list of credits.Double Sawbuck might have broken fastest yesterday in Pimlico's $31,675 Office Queen Stakes, but it didn't take long for White Cliffs to move to the front. Once there, she set all the fractions in the six-furlong -- under jockey Omar Klinger and held on as the 6-5 favorite for a popular one-length victory over Philadelphia Park invader I'll Get Along.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1995
A freak accident and a stunning upset by Square Up The Bet over heavily favored White Cliffs in the Notches Trace Stakes enlivened what appeared to be a fairly mundane Sunday feature yesterday at Laurel Park.By the time the 3-year-old fillies had been loaded in the gate, the field had dwindled from seven to four starters.Two out-of-town shippers, Battery Creek and Naughty Pistol, scratched, and then Norstep, the horse accorded the best shot to defeat 1-9 favorite White Cliffs, threw a tantrum near the starting gate.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 29, 1995
Rick Wilson, who occasionally shifts his tack around between New Jersey, Florida and the local tracks, is spending the winter at Laurel Park, riding the fastest 3-year-olds in Maryland.Wilson has averaged winning a stakes a week during the past month with a pair of speedy youngsters -- Onto Luck in the 3-year-old male division and White Cliffs, fastest of the local 3-year-old fillies.A potential spoiler from New England, the filly Shananie's Presence, shipped in from Suffolk Downs yesterday and tried to out-run White Cliffs in the $53,450 Marshua Stakes.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 12, 1995
Maryland racing fans are continuing to pour their dollars into the state's pari-mutuel machines at a record volume, pumping nearly $53 million through the windows during the first six weeks of 1995.During the same period last year, many live racing cards at Laurel Park, including a couple of lucrative Saturdays, were canceled because of treacherous weather, and the handle reflected it. Only $30 million had been bet at the Maryland outlets this time last year. The 75 percent turnaround makes last year's winter of discontent seem like a distant memory.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | February 11, 1995
The Laurel Park Winter SprintFest has attracted 76 nominees for two $200,000 Grade II stakes.Opening the event next Saturday is the Barbara Fritchie Handicap, a seven-furlong test for fillies and mares that has drawn Black-Eyed Susan winner Calipha, Stars Knockout, Inside Information and Lottsa Talc among 36 eligibles.The defending champion, Mixed Appeal, is also expected in this race.After is the General George Handicap on President's Day, another seven-furlong test for 3-year-olds and upward.
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