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Digest: Maryland-based jockey Kevin Gomez named Eclipse Award finalist

Maryland-based rider Kevin Gomez was named Wednesday as one of three finalists for the Eclipse Award as the leading apprentice jockey of 2016. Gomez, 22, joins Lane Luzzi and Luis Ocasio as finalists in a category that has been won by other Maryland-based jockeys such as Chris McCarron (1974),...

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  • Jockey Garrett Gomez found dead at 44

    Jockey Garrett Gomez found dead at 44

    Garrett Gomez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner whose career as a jockey was often colored by problems with drugs and alcohol, has died at 44. According to the Daily Racing Form, citing sources, he died of a drug overdose on Wednesday near Tucson. No law enforcement organization in the area immediately...

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

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

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Sunday's card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 post time Selections: No. 2 Knacque, No. 1 I Just Wanna Win, No. 7 Miss Glengar Race 2, 1 p.m. Selections: No. 3 Resident Scholar, No. 1 Len’s Magic, No. 6 Chief Tarhe Race 3, 1:30 p.m. Selections: No. 6 Con Gee, No....

  • 'Lady' stages upset in Willa On the Move at Laurel Park

    'Lady' stages upset in Willa On the Move at Laurel Park

    Showing off her affinity for the local track, Lovable Lady reeled in heavy graded stakes-winning favorite Hot City Girl approaching the stretch and sprinted clear after straightening for home to post a powerful 12-1 upset in Saturday's $100,000 Willa On the Move at Laurel Park.

  • 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. post time Selections: No. 6 Sounds Delicious, No. 4 Beautiful Nite Sky, No. 7 Jumpin' Nancy Sounds Delicious is a first-time starter trained by Linda Rice and she teams up with a jockey she’s 8-for-16...

  • The road to the Kentucky Derby is a long one, and Mastery is taking an important step at Los Alamitos

    The road to the Kentucky Derby is a long one, and Mastery is taking an important step at Los Alamitos

    The care and feeding of a prospective Kentucky Derby horse is one of the most scrutinized and unpredictable parts of America’s obsession with that race. Six months to go, but it could seem like six years. This Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course will be one of those benchmark races for a horse...

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  • Picks for Friday's race card at Laurel Park

    Picks for Friday's race card at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Friday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Reward the Gypsy, No. 3 Gimme Kimmy, No. 2 Elatha Race 2, 1 p.m. Selections: No. 6 Fran’s Buckaroo, No. 7 Finito, No. 8 Going to Market Race 3, 1:30 p.m. Selections: No. 9 Beltway...

  • Baltimore County seeks state funding approval to aid $3 million equestrian arena

    Baltimore County seeks state funding approval to aid $3 million equestrian arena

    Baltimore County plans to build a $3 million indoor equestrian arena at its agricultural center in Cockeysville, where horse enthusiasts would be able to ride, take classes and participate in therapeutic programs, officials said. The arena, which could open as early as next summer, would be funded...

  • 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 racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 3 Squashville Road, No. 4 Holiday Mousse, No. 1 Great Plan Squashville Road returned a winner after brief freshening and gets Trevor McCarthy to ride today. Holiday Mousse trains...

  • Picks for each race on Saturday at Laurel Park

    Picks for each race on Saturday at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter’s picks for Saturday’s racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Skipalong, No. 10 Ms. Picadilly, No. 9 High Math Race 2, 1 p.m. Selections: No. 3 Full Quest, No. 2 Noonan On Thursday, No. 7 Tactical Hero Race 3, 1:30 p.m. Selections: No. 6 Came Back, No....

  • 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 best for Friday's race card at Laurel Park: Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time Selections: No. 4 Red Hot Looks, No. 12 Disobedience, No. 1 Spoiled by God. Red Hot Looks' lone turf try was decent and he gets a big class relief in this spot. Disobedience runs as a first-time...

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