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  • Kentucky Derby notes: Bodemeister tires down the stretch

    Kentucky Derby notes: Bodemeister tires down the stretch
    What a scene it would have been. Bodemeister, the 4-1 morning line favorite, seemed to run effortlessly around most of track at Churchill Downs on Saturday, opening a lead of four lengths coming out of the final turn. He would have been trainer Bob...
  • The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

    The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now
    Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded. Ramon Dominguez, John Velazquez and current No. 1 jockey Javier Castellano may not be ready to exit stage left. Trainers Todd Pletcher,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders

    Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders
    In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California. Since the late 1980s,...
  • Rahystrada and Air Support highlight field in Saturday's Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs

    Scooter Hughes doesn't get too worked up about post positions when he prepares Rahystrada for races. At 8 years old, Rahystrada is positively geriatric in thoroughbred racing terms, but he's also just about seen it all in the racing game and broken from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eighttofasttocatch repeats in Harrison E. Johnson Stakes

    Eighttofasttocatch had to work hard for it, but at the finish he was the repeat winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing-day feature at Laurel Park. Under guidance by the meeting's leading rider, Sheldon Russell, the son of...
  • 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,...