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  • Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

    Race-by-race results from Preakness Day
    Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....
  • Notebook: Private Tale wins Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park

     Notebook: Private Tale wins Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park
    Three Diamond Farm's Private Tale hopped at the start and was last all the way to the far turn, but from there he was relentless in pursuit, weaving through traffic to win Monday's $125,000 Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park. Mike Trombetta trains...
  • '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...
  • Greed and Fear cuts wide swath en route to Safely Kept victory at Laurel Park

    Michael Dubb's Greed and Fear took the overland route to victory in Saturday's feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Sent to post at 4-1 under Horacio Karamanos for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, the Bob and John filly...
  • Losing mount fees likely to increase as horse racing interests turn attention to long-term deal

    Losing mount fees likely to increase as horse racing interests turn attention to long-term deal
    More than $26 million — 7 percent of all revenue from slots in Maryland — has been pumped into racing purses at the state's tracks over the last two years. As industry insiders work to figure out a long-range plan they believe will restore...
  • In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash

    In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash
    The 11-horse field in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park was packed with strong sprinters from New York and New Jersey, but when the competitors in the six-furlong race reached the wire, it was Maryland-bred Action Andy, the...
  • Koh I Noor looks to extend streak in Harrison E. Johnson at Laurel Park

    Late bloomer Koh I Noor continues his quest for the $500,000 Pimlico Special in his stakes debut Saturday in the nine-furlong Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park. Two-time defending champion Eighttofasttocatch, General George winner Javerre,...
  • Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet

    Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet
    Purses are up, stakes and turf races are on the rise and more trainers and horses are coming to fill the stalls at the Bowie Training Center and Laurel Park, which opens its fall meet Wednesday. "Everybody is pretty excited," Maryland Jockey Club...
  • Finding success in silks at Preakness

    Finding success in silks at Preakness
    It's 10 in the morning and Tracy Campola has already been up for hours, putting the finishing touches on one of 14 racing silks that are due by the end of the week. The Arbutus resident is surprisingly calm, considering that she's up to her neck in orders...
  • For jockeys, Preakness prep is a mix of study and superstition

    For jockeys, Preakness prep is a mix of study and superstition
    Maryland-based jockey Mario Pino says he once heard that the great race rider Laffit Pincay would wear his underwear inside out. For luck. Ramon Dominguez, Eclipse Award-winning jockey the last two years, likes to have Perrier water and animal crackers...
  • Kentucky Derby notes: Bodemeister tires down the stretch

    Kentucky Derby notes: Bodemeister tires down the stretch
    What a scene it would have been. Bodemeister, the 4-1 morning line favorite, seemed to run effortlessly around most of track at Churchill Downs on Saturday, opening a lead of four lengths coming out of the final turn. He would have been trainer Bob...
  • The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

    The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now
    Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded. Ramon Dominguez, John Velazquez and current No. 1 jockey Javier Castellano may not be ready to exit stage left. Trainers Todd Pletcher,...