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  • Jockey Forest Boyce to ride this winter at Fair Grounds

    Jockey Forest Boyce to ride this winter at Fair Grounds
    Forest Boyce, who has won nearly 350 races in Maryland during the past five years, will move her tack to Fair Grounds for the winter after receiving a call from recently retired rider Rosie Napravnik, who sat atop the jockey standings at the New Orleans...
  • Tom Chuckas resigns as president of Maryland Jockey Club

    Tom Chuckas resigns as president of Maryland Jockey Club
    Tom Chuckas is resigning as president of the Maryland Jockey Club after six years in which he helped rebrand the Preakness Stakes as an entertainment event and built more stable relationships between the state’s tracks and its horsemen. As the...
  • Jockey Lauralea Glaser rallies at Laurel to win in her first race

    Jockey Lauralea Glaser rallies at Laurel to win in her first race
    Laurel Park Apprentice jockey Lauralea Glaser, 20, made her riding debut in Wednesday's second race at Laurel Park, rallying from last aboard Breezy Girl to earn her first lifetime win. "It doesn't get better than this," said Glaser, a 20-year-old...
  • Roger Brown headed to Black College Football Hall of Fame

    Roger Brown headed to Black College Football Hall of Fame
    College football Roger Brown headed to Black College Hall of Fame Roger Brown, who played defensive tackle at Maryland State, now UMES, will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 28 in Atlanta. Brown spent 10 seasons in...
  • Laurel Park will host summer racing next year for the first time since 2010

    Laurel Park will host summer racing next year for the first time since 2010
    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will host 149 days of racing in 2015, up three dates from 2014, with a new August slate at Laurel representing the most significant change.  The calendar is highlighted by the 140th Preakness Stakes on May 16. The...
  • Ben's Cat among 10 entered in De Francis Dash

    Ben's Cat among 10 entered in De Francis Dash
    Laurel's Fall Festival of Racing is Saturday Ten sprinters, including local star Ben's Cat, have been entered in Saturday's 23rd running of the $350,000, 6-furlong Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. Introduced in 1990, the De Francis Dash...
  • Julian Pimentel will ride Dads Caps in De Francis

    Julian Pimentel will ride Dads Caps in De Francis
    Dash is part of Laurel's $981,000 Fall Festival of Racing Julian Pimentel will ride 5-2 favorite Dads Caps instead of Ben's Cat on Saturday in the $350,000 De Francis Dash, part of Laurel Park's nine-race $981,000 Fall Festival of Racing. Ben's Cat...
  • $100,000 Sprint more likely for Ben's Cat

    Laurel Park $100,000 Sprint more likely for Ben's Cat Owner-trainer King Leatherbury said Saturday that he is leaning toward entering Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Sprint at next Saturday's Jim McKay Maryland Million but won't make a decision until he...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins third Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch wins third Maryland Million Classic
    Trainer Tim Keefe knew all week it would be an emotional Saturday if Eighttofasttocatch became the first horse to win the Maryland Million Classic three times. With the death of his primary benefactor, Arnold Heft, in March, and then his father on May...
  • Eighttofasttocatch, Monster Sleeping and Roadhog could repeat at Maryland Million

    Eighttofasttocatch, Monster Sleeping and Roadhog could repeat at Maryland Million
    Twenty-nine horses have won more than one Maryland Million event. Seven former winners are entered Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, including three runners looking to repeat last year's wins: Eighttofasttocatch (Classic), Monster Sleeping (Ladies) and...
  • Eighttofasttocatch to defend Maryland Million Classic title

    Eighttofasttocatch to defend Maryland Million Classic title
    Maryland Million Classic defending champion Eighttofasttocatch, who also won in 2011, was made the overwhelming 3-5 morning-line favorite Wednesday for Saturday's edition of the race at Laurel Park. The 11/8-mile, $150,000 race featuring nine runners is...