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Laurel Park

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  • Marriott theme park, Redskins stadium once planned in Laurel [History Matters]

    Marriott theme park, Redskins stadium once planned in Laurel [History Matters]
    Throughout its history, Laurel's location between two major metropolitan cities has made the town a target for eager developers. Two super-sized projects were proposed, one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s, and both were ultimately defeated after...
  • Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

    Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico
    Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there. Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes. The Maryland Jockey...
  • Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering

    Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering
    The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...
  • Flooding impacts widespread, with at least one death, many roads closed

    Flooding impacts widespread, with at least one death, many roads closed
    Impacts after Wednesday night's heavy winds and rain remain widespread around the region, with several roads remaining closed and rivers yet to crest and a wind advisory in effect. In Montgomery County, the flooding required several rescues, and in...
  • Maryland Jockey Club submits plan for racetrack redevelopment

    Maryland Jockey Club submits plan for racetrack redevelopment
    The Maryland Jockey Club, which owns both Pimlico and Laurel Park, submitted its plan for capital improvements to the state Friday. The plan has not yet become public but likely will early next week when it has been reviewed by the Maryland Racing...
  • Major redevelopment of Laurel Park proposed again

    Major redevelopment of Laurel Park proposed again
    Pimlico is home to some of the most exhilarating and important horse races in history. It annually hosts the Preakness, the second stop on the road to the Triple Crown and primary revenue-driver for its ownership group. As the Maryland Jockey Club charts...
  • Ore Pass takes Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park

    Ore Pass broke sharply, sat off the dueling leaders, then went on the attack and charged by to win Saturday's feature at Laurel Park, the $125,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes for 3-year-olds. Julian Pimentel was at the reins of the horse trained by Mike...
  • Phelps- and Bowman-backed colt Cerro inspires Derby dreams

    After rewriting the Olympic record books for swimming, Michael Phelps and his longtime coach might have the Kentucky Derby in their sights with a 3-year-old colt named Cerro who won a race Saturday at Gulfstream Park for Team Valor International....
  • Horse gets loose, leaves Laurel Park and runs down Route 1 for more than a mile

    Horse gets loose, leaves Laurel Park and runs down Route 1 for more than a mile
    Anyone who has seen a thoroughbred in full stride has probably wondered: Where would they go if they could roam free? The answer for a 4-year-old gelding named Bullet Catcher who escaped Laurel Park Friday morning is that he followed the road ahead of...
  • Bold Affair wins What A Summer Stakes at Laurel Park

    Bold Affair made short work of her seven filly and mare rivals when she galloped to victory in Saturday's feature at Laurel Park, the $105,000 What A Summer Stakes. Before the start of the race, Bold Affair was reluctant to load and needed the help of...
  • Il Villano runs away with Dave's Friend Stakes at Laurel

    Il Villano runs away with Dave's Friend Stakes at Laurel
    Chuck Russo's Il Villano had it all his own way in the six-furlong, $100,000 Dave's Friend Stakes, the co-feature Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Sent out to spar for the lead under Kendrick Carmouche for trainer Susan Crowell, the 3-year-old quickly...
  • 'Called' wins Broad Brush at Laurel; Walkwithapurpose is top juvenile filly

    'Called' wins Broad Brush at Laurel; Walkwithapurpose is top juvenile filly
    Under confident handling, Marc Ferrell's Called to Serve waited behind the leaders, tipped to the outside and pounced, winning the $125,000 Broad Brush Stakes, the co-feature on New Year's Eve at Laurel Park. Joel Rosario was at the controls as the Nick...