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  • For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

    For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience
    In recent years, the Gaudet family watched a succession of their friends in the horse-racing business leave Maryland for the lure of larger fields and heftier purses in other states. But Linda Gaudet, the Prince George's County-based co-owner of...
  • Maryland's Done Talking gets last word in Illinois Derby

    Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...
  • At 81, trainer Eddie Gaudet putting his stable in the hands of wife and daughter

    At 81, trainer Eddie Gaudet putting his stable in the hands of wife and daughter
    On the wall of Eddie Gaudet's office is a photo of him as a jockey sitting atop a winner in Florida in the 1950s. Tucked in among dozens of snapshots and 8-by-10s spread over three walls, is another from 1966 showing Gaudet as the winning trainer at Bowie...
  • King and Crusader wins Md. Juvenile

    King and Crusader made his first foray into his native state a winning one when he upset eight other Maryland-bred 2-year-olds in the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship on Saturday's closing-day card at Laurel Park. Rick Dutrow trains the son of Lion...
  • Rahystrada wins Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs

    After seeing the way Rahystrada had run in the spring against stiff competition, trainer Byron Hughes had a feeling good fortune would again find his veteran soon enough. Rahystrada came into Saturday's $500,000 Turf Cup, which was open to horses 3 years...
  • Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic

    Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic
    Eighttofasttocatch has gone from being an excitable horse to a well-mannered, explosive performer who is the morning line favorite for Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelded son of Not For Love owes that in part to...
  • Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion

    Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion
    Eighttofasttocatch was just that Saturday at Laurel Park, as he ignored the rain, mud and closinghorses to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and set off a joyous celebration in the winner's circle. Owned by Arnold Heft and his wife Sylvia,...
  • Rapid Redux goes for 19th in row, share of mark

    Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, can tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride with a victory today at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelding will face four rivals in the sixth race, a...
  • Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet

    Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet
    Purses are up, stakes and turf races are on the rise and more trainers and horses are coming to fill the stalls at the Bowie Training Center and Laurel Park, which opens its fall meet Wednesday. "Everybody is pretty excited," Maryland Jockey Club...
  • Losing mount fees likely to increase as horse racing interests turn attention to long-term deal

    Losing mount fees likely to increase as horse racing interests turn attention to long-term deal
    More than $26 million — 7 percent of all revenue from slots in Maryland — has been pumped into racing purses at the state's tracks over the last two years. As industry insiders work to figure out a long-range plan they believe will restore...
  • In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash

    In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash
    The 11-horse field in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park was packed with strong sprinters from New York and New Jersey, but when the competitors in the six-furlong race reached the wire, it was Maryland-bred Action Andy, the...