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Saturday's race card, analysis for Laurel Park

Gabby Gaudet's analysis for Saturday's race card at Laurel Park:

Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time

Selections: No. 5 Cutty Shark, No. 4 Peaceadaaction, No. 1 Dixie Deputy

Cutty Shark drops down to a more reasonable level after facing a tough field last out, even running outside his two-other than condition. Not a questionable drop, considering he was recently claimed for $15,000.

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Friday's race card, analysis for Laurel Park

Gabby Gaudet's analysis for Friday's race card at Laurel Park:

Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time

Selections: No. 6 Two Wonders, No. 2 Pret Say Eye, No. 1 Sunshine Heart

Two Wonders contested in a hot early pace last out and held together very well considered the steep competition. She seems to have found her best distance and surface.

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Jockey Ramon Dominguez eligible for Hall of Fame this year

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has cleared the way for retired jockey Ramon Dominguez, who won 1,010 races in Maryland, to be eligible for the Hall of Fame this year. A three-time Eclipse Award winner, Dominguez was injured and forced to end his career in 2013, but can be considered for the Hall of Fame even though he hasn't been retired for the required five years.

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2016 Preakness to be held May 21 at Pimlico; tickets on sale Oct. 5

The 2016 Preakness Stakes and InfieldFest will be held May 21 — a Saturday — at Pmilico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday. Tickets go on sale Oct. 5.

Black-Eyed Susan Day takes place on May 20.

During the 140th Preakness in May — won by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah — the jockey club raised the possibility of moving the race to a different day or to Laurel Park.

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A little jockey born to Rosie Napravnik and Joe Sharp
Preakness champion American Pharoah leaves Pimlico to ready for Belmont, Triple Crown

Horse racing's latest Triple Crown threat left the home of the series' middle jewel Monday morning.

American Pharoah, expected to try to become the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes since Affirmed in 1978, left Pimlico Race Course for Churchill Downs, where the 3-year-old colt will prepare for the June 6 Belmont.

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