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  • 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,...
  • Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister

    Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister
    Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at Pimlico on Friday. And why not? He will ride Morning Line favorite Bodemeister out of the No. 7 gate in the Preakness. "As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity,...
  • Race-by-race results at Pimlico

    Race-by-race results at Pimlico
    Race 1 Varsity kicked off the 2012 Preakness with a win in a five-furlong run on Pimlico’s turf. He entered the race as the favorite at 7-5. Agnostic, ridden by Maryland’s 2011 top jockey Sheldon Russell, finished second, while Night...
  • Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic

    Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic
    Eighttofasttocatch has gone from being an excitable horse to a well-mannered, explosive performer who is the morning line favorite for Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelded son of Not For Love owes that in part to...
  • Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion

    Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion
    Eighttofasttocatch was just that Saturday at Laurel Park, as he ignored the rain, mud and closinghorses to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and set off a joyous celebration in the winner's circle. Owned by Arnold Heft and his wife Sylvia,...
  • For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

    For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience
    In recent years, the Gaudet family watched a succession of their friends in the horse-racing business leave Maryland for the lure of larger fields and heftier purses in other states. But Linda Gaudet, the Prince George's County-based co-owner of...
  • Eighttofasttocatch repeats in Harrison E. Johnson Stakes

    Eighttofasttocatch had to work hard for it, but at the finish he was the repeat winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing-day feature at Laurel Park. Under guidance by the meeting's leading rider, Sheldon Russell, the son of...
  • Idle Talk charges to victory in Dahlia Stakes at Pimlico

    Idle Talk caught In the Rough late to win the $75,000 Dahlia Stakes, a turf race for fillies and mares Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Jockey Horacio Karamanos led the spotted grey mare through traffic as she charged to her fourth win in a row. This was...
  • Done Talking works at Laurel, will ship Sunday for Kentucky Derby

    Done Talking works at Laurel, will ship Sunday for Kentucky Derby
    Under a cloudy sky -- and before the eyes of dozens of curious trainers and jockey -- Kentucky Derby-bound Done Talking had his final workout at Laurel Park early this morning. The Hamilton Smith-trained colt went five furlongs in just over a minute...
  • Bodemeister early favorite after drawing No. 6 position for Kentucky Derby

    Bodemeister early favorite after drawing No. 6 position for Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All along, Bob Baffert has said that he fought the urge. He didn’t allow even an idle moment to be filled with the blurry, soaring dreams that can be ignited by training a horse as promising as Bodemeister. He insisted on...
  • Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders

    Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders
    In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California. Since the late 1980s,...
  • Maryland's Done Talking gets last word in Illinois Derby

    Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...