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Race-by-race picks for Friday's card at Laurel Park

Stan Salter's race-by-race selections for Friday's races at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No. 7 Greek God (Price Play), No. 3 Puget Sound, No. 4 Rumblin Kyle Race 2, 1:41 p.m. Selections: No. 3 African Wildcat, No. 5 Mazzy Star, No. 6 Wildcat Rising Race 3, 2:12 p.m. Selections:...

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  • Preserving Pimlico and the Preakness

    Preserving Pimlico and the Preakness

    The Maryland Stadium Authority study analyzing what would need to be done to make Pimlico suitable as the long-term host of the Preakness Stakes came with an eye-popping price tag: Somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million worth of renovations — everything from utilities and restrooms to an...

  • 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 best bets for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. Selections: No. 1 African Wildcat, No. 3 Tunnel Beach, No. 6 Gimme Kimmy African Wildcat has been working well in the mornings for her comeback race. Tunnel Beach dropped to this level last time...

  • 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 betting tips and best bets for Friday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. Selections: No. 1 Star Eighty, No. 3 I Just Wanna Win, No. 7 Balabusta Star Eighty is 8-for-13 in the money at this track and just won easily in her first start off the claim. I Just Wanna Win has...

  • Renovating Pimlico Race Course would cost around $300M, study says

    Renovating Pimlico Race Course would cost around $300M, study says

    Pimlico Race Course needs to be redeveloped at a cost between $250 million and $320 million to assure the 147-year-old north Baltimore facility remains a suitable home for the Preakness but questions loom about who might pay for it. A widely anticipated study released Friday by the Maryland Stadium...

  • Gary Stevens is looking forward to first Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Gary Stevens is looking forward to first Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Gary Stevens reached for the white wooden folding chair next to him and tapped his knuckles on it. “Knock wood,” the Hall of Fame jockey said with a grin. At a Tuesday morning news conference to promote the 2017 Breeders’ Cup that will be held for the first time at Del Mar, Stevens was considering...

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  • Arrogate will ship to Dubai to run in the $10-million World Cup

    Arrogate will ship to Dubai to run in the $10-million World Cup

    Despite thoughts that Arrogate may stay home and run in the Santa Anita Handicap, trainer Bob Baffert said that he is sending his champion 4-year-old to Dubai. The total purse of the Santa Anita Handicap is $750,000, while the Dubai World Cup is $10 million. The World Cup is March 25. Arrogate...

  • Race-by-race picks for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park.

    Race-by-race picks for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park.

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Weatherurnot, No. 2 Street Miz, No. 3 Dewdrop’s Heart Race 2, 1 p.m. Selections: No. 3 Getup Stayup, No. 7 Go Bo Go, No. 2 Ring Collector Race 3, 1:30 p.m. Selections: No. 5...

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

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

    Stan Salter's betting tips and best bets for Sunday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 7 Mid Ocean, No. 3 Cold Spice, No. 1 Stone Crab Mid Ocean just missed beating tougher company in his first start since claim and finds easier company in this spot today....

  • Study of Preakness' future at Pimlico due Friday

    Study of Preakness' future at Pimlico due Friday

    The Maryland Stadium Authority will release a long-awaited report on the future of Pimlico Race Course on Friday, with lawmakers and racing officials hoping the study will spur serious discussion about the site's long-term viability as home of the Preakness. Though the report is only the first...

  • Derby winner Charismatic has died

    Preakness winner Charismatic has died

    Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.

  • Race-by-race picks for Monday's race card at Laurel Park

    Race-by-race picks for Monday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Monday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 2 Faze the Nation, No. 5 Tybee, No. 1 Heaven’s Door Race 2, 12:57 p.m. Selections: No. 3 Preppy, No. 7 Double Sharp, No. 1 Snow Queen Race 3, 1:24 p.m. Selections: No. 4 Drive At Nite,...

  • Digest: High Ridge Road takes Barbara Fritchie at Laurel

    Digest: High Ridge Road takes Barbara Fritchie at Laurel

    Making up ground with every stride down the middle of the stretch, Martin Schwartz's High Ridge Road kept her perfect record at Laurel Park intact with a dramatic neck victory over Grade 1 winner By the Moon in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) on Saturday at Laurel Park. The 65th running of the...

  • Race-by-race picks for Saturday's Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park

    Race-by-race picks for Saturday's Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Saturday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Crimson Secret, No. 7 Hickory Hill, No. 2 Legend’s Hope Race 2, 1 p.m. Selections: No. 7 Laki, No. 3 Nicaradalic Rocks, No. 1 Joy Drive Race 3, 1:30 p.m. Selections: No. 5 Jeezum...

  • 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 betting tips and best bets for Friday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Papa Vinny, No. 1 Look Within, No. 2 Hail the General Papa Vinny is a half-brother to a $134K earner who was precocious as a 2-year-old. Fagettaaboutit. Look Within's barn...

  • Digest: Johnny Hop makes winning debut at Laurel Park

    Digest: Johnny Hop makes winning debut at Laurel Park

    Johnny Hop, a 3-year-old son of Bodemeister who sold for $350,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March Sale of 2-year-olds, held off Honor the Fleet down the stretch to break his maiden in his first attempt. Owned by Three C Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds and Robert Masiello, trained by...

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