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  • Done Talking works at Laurel, will ship Sunday for Kentucky Derby

    Done Talking works at Laurel, will ship Sunday for Kentucky Derby
    Under a cloudy sky -- and before the eyes of dozens of curious trainers and jockey -- Kentucky Derby-bound Done Talking had his final workout at Laurel Park early this morning. The Hamilton Smith-trained colt went five furlongs in just over a minute...
  • Bodemeister early favorite after drawing No. 6 position for Kentucky Derby

    Bodemeister early favorite after drawing No. 6 position for Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All along, Bob Baffert has said that he fought the urge. He didn’t allow even an idle moment to be filled with the blurry, soaring dreams that can be ignited by training a horse as promising as Bodemeister. He insisted on...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...