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  • Maryland Million entries a good sign for horse industry

    With a sizable106 horses signed up to run in its 11 races, the 27th Jim McKay Maryland Million on Saturday at Laurel Park dodged a bullet considering the decline in the state's foal crop the past several years. Racing not only suffered in Maryland in the...
  • Laurel Park thoroughbred deaths prompt state inquiry

    Laurel Park thoroughbred deaths prompt state inquiry
    Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly. But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...
  • 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,...
  • 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 the early favorite in Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch the early favorite in Maryland Million Classic
    Eighttofasttocatch, who has run two superlative races at Laurel Park, drew the No. 5 starting gate Wednesday and was named the favorite for Saturday's seven-horse Maryland Million Classic. The Not for Love gelding — which has been given 7-5 odds...
  • 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,...
  • Rick Dutrow's horses finish 1-2 at General George Handicap

    Rick Dutrow's horses finish 1-2 at General George Handicap
    Watching Monday's General George Handicap from New York, trainer Rick Dutrow had one word to sum up the results: "Beautiful." "I loved it," Dutrow said by cell phone after his two runners — favorite Yawanna Twist and fourth choice This Ones for...
  • 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...
  • Dutrow's possible 10-year ban viewed as positive by much of horse racing industry

    Dutrow's possible 10-year ban viewed as positive by much of horse racing industry
    While Rick Dutrow appeals to the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday to have his horse King and Crusader reinstated as the winner of the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park, his future continues to hang in the balance because of...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wires field in Jennings Handicap

    Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish in the $75,000 Jennings Handicap on Saturday at Laurel Park. First away from the gate under Sheldon Russell, the 5-year-old son of Not For Love opened up on his five rivals through the turn, where Russell...
  • Lacie Slew wins Maryland Racing Media Stakes

    Lacie Slew rallied from next-to-last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park. Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco Jr. to a one-length victory...
  • Maryland Million running with backdrop of slots vote

     
    On Saturday, I'll be covering my first Maryland Million Day. For fans who are unfamiliar with the event, it's a card of 12 horse races at Laurel Park (first post, 12:15 p.m.) where the horses are restricted to offspring of......