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  • Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey

    Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey
    Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night. He received 172 first-place votes. Edgard Zayas was second with 18, followed by the third finalist, Manuel Franco, with 13. The...
  • Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather

    Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather
    Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.  Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting, though. “It is better to wait and...
  • City officials have day at the races for running of Laurel Stakes

    Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event. Inside a former...
  • State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014

    State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014
    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. It’s the same number that has been scheduled the last four years. The Maryland Racing...
  • More Than a Cruise rallies in Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park

    More Than a Cruise rallies in Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park
    Laurel Park More Than a Cruise rallies to win Conniver Stakes More Than a Cruise stormed from last to first to win the $100,000 Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired fillies and mares, the co-feature on Saturday's program at Laurel...
  • Preakness mess takes a lot of people to clean up

    Preakness mess takes a lot of people to clean up
    At first glance, Pimlico Race Course's infield didn't look quite as trash-filled as Yolanda Wade is used to seeing it the Sunday morning after the Preakness, despite record crowds this year. It was an illusion. With more tents than in previous years,...
  • Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico
    As Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another vanned out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with a police escort Monday afternoon, he was greeted by local horse fans trying to make him feel instantly at home. "People were...
  • Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister

    Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister
    Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at Pimlico on Friday. And why not? He will ride Morning Line favorite Bodemeister out of the No. 7 gate in the Preakness. "As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity,...
  • 'Same old Hansen' draws plenty of attention at Churchill Downs

    'Same old Hansen' draws plenty of attention at Churchill Downs
    Hansen does not need to try to be noticed. The nearly all-white colt always stands out among his peers. Yet on Thursday morning, the Breeders' Cup juvenile champion did all he could to draw the attention of a robust crowd on his first day this week at...
  • Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby

    Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby
    On a cool Saturday morning, Hamilton A. Smith — the programs call him that, but most every acquaintance calls him Ham or Hammy — is doing his best to do as he always has. He moves around his barn at Laurel Park, working his staff. His rapid-...
  • Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks

    Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The red-headed girl who shocked Maryland horse racing with her daring debut in 2005 was coronated as an elite jockey Friday at Churchill Downs. Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can. She is the first woman to...