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Riding high, McCarthy wins three stakes at Laurel Park

Riding high, McCarthy wins three stakes at Laurel Park

Louis Ulman and Stephen Parker's High Roller opened his sophomore season successfully, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and holding off a bid from favored stakes winner O Dionysus to win the $75,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. on Saturday at Laurel Park.

The sixth running of the 7-furlong Whiteley for 3-year-olds was the first of four stakes worth $300,000 in purses on the nine-race program that included the $75,000 Marshua for 3-year-old fillies and $75,000 Nellie Morse for fillies and mares 4 and up. All three stakes were won by jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland's leading rider in 2014 and 2016.

"I've never won three in a day before," McCarthy said. "I knew I...

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