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Digest: Toledo clinches Laurel Park summer meet riding title

Jockey Jevian Toledo, Maryland's leading rider in 2015, closed Laurel Park's 24-day summer meet with a flourish to clinch his second career riding title on Sunday's closing day program. Toledo won 12 races over the final five live racing days, including a riding triple on both Saturday's Maryland...

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  • Tryster favorite over defending Million champion The Pizza Man

    Tryster favorite over defending Million champion The Pizza Man

    It didn't faze The Pizza Man's owner-breeder, Rich Papiese, to see his defending champion projected as a 10-1 outsider when the morning line came out Wednesday for Saturday's 34th running of the Arlington Million. "We were 10-1 on the morning line last year," Papiese said. "He doesn't know if he's...

  • Digest: Former Maryland jockey, official Lee dead at 79

    Digest: Former Maryland jockey, official Lee dead at 79

    Services will be held Thursday in Delaware for former jockey and Maryland Jockey Club clerk of scales Thomas "Tommy" Lee, who died Wednesday at the Delaware Hospice Center at the age of 79. Born in Canton, China, Lee won more than 1,500 races over a 20-year career in Delaware, New Jersey, Illinois...

  • Digest: Ben's Cat works out in advance of Aug. 20 Mister Diz

    Digest: Ben's Cat works out in advance of Aug. 20 Mister Diz

    Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, 10-year-old Ben's Cat returned to work Friday at Laurel Park as he aims for his seventh consecutive win in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes on Maryland Pride Day on Aug.20. In his first timed breeze since finishing third in the Parx...

  • Sale of Rosecroft Raceway to Stronach is finalized

    Sale of Rosecroft Raceway to Stronach is finalized

    Stronach Group said Tuesday that it completed its purchase of Rosecroft Raceway from Penn National Gaming. Stronach said it would begin making improvements over the next 90 days to the Prince George's County harness track, which opened in 1949. Rosecroft, which is open every day for simulcasting,...

  • Analysis and betting tips for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park

    Analysis and betting tips for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's analysis and betting tips for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:25 p.m. post time Selections: No. 7 Jumpin Julian, No. 2 Pagan Power, No. 5 Loose Money Jumpin Julian likes to rally late and has a light 108 weight assignment. Pagan Power has been knocking on the door at...

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  • Analysis and betting tips for Friday's race card at Laurel Park

    Analysis and betting tips for Friday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's analysis and betting tips for Friday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 3:40 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Runaway Dude, No. 3 Beware the Fury, No. 5 Northern Justice Runaway Dude has been the beaten favorite at this level in his last two races, however. The place horse two back...

  • Strong finish propels Exaggerator to victory

    Strong finish propels Exaggerator to victory

    Kent Desormeaux had seen this act before and knew he was about to close it with a flourish once more. It didn’t matter that the Kentucky Derby winner was ahead of him, nor that he had to pass a front-running rival atop the horse trained by the man who effectively owns the race. By guiding Preakness...

  • Picks for Sunday's race card at Laurel Park

    Picks for Sunday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's picks for Sunday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:25 p.m. post time Selections: No. 9 Hug a Tree, No. 4 Lady of Moray, No. 8 Sweet Sway Race 2, 1:57 p.m. Selections: No. 7 Came Up Rosie, No. 5 Stormy Mama, No. 3 Becky Kecki Race 3, 2:29 p.m. Selections: No. 9 Fair Sally, No....

  • Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist the favorite at Haskell Invitational

    Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist the favorite at Haskell Invitational

    With only six horses set to enter the starting gate when the $1-million Haskell Invitational is run at Monmouth Park on Sunday, it would appear that the race lacks the talent to match its hefty purse. Looks can be deceiving. The mile-and-an-eighth contest features the top three Kentucky Derby finishers...

  • Analysis and betting tips for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park

    Analysis and betting tips for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's betting tips and analysis for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1: 1:25 p.m. post time  Selections: No. 9 Because He Can, No. 7 Racy, No. 6 Call First There appears to be a ton of early speed in this race, which could set it up nicely for a closer like Because He Can, who...

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