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Finalists for Woolf Award Announced

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David Flores, Casey Lambert, Richard Migliore, Ray Sibille and Rick Wilson have been nominated for the 2005 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Thursday.

Jockey Wilson Released from Hospital

Maryland jockey Rick Wilson was discharged May 25 from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and sent for rehabilitation to Kernan Hospital near Baltimore.

The Lady's Groom Wins Jim McKay Duel

The Lady's Groom battled odds-on favorite Unforgettable Max every step of the way to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Breeders' Cup Handicap, the co-feature Saturday at Pimlico.

Gators N Bears Overpowers Hoover Foes

The Leo Nechamkin owned and trained Gators N Bears won the $75,000 Hoover Stakes at Laurel Park Saturday, but not without a fight from Michael Gill's entry of Native Heir and My Good Trick.

Dominguez Takes 2003 Maryland Honors

National riding leader Ramon Dominguez, who split time between Maryland and Delaware, had more trips to the winners' circle in Maryland than any other rider in the colony, winning 185 races at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2003. Trainer Dale Capuano and owner Michael Gill again topped their divisions this year.

No Win for Leatherbury as Laurel Meet Ends

The 22-day Laurel Park summer meet ended Friday with Ryan Fogelsonger, Jerry Robb and Michael Gill winning individual titles, but trainer King Leatherbury failed to win his milestone 6,000th race.

Deadline Gives Wilson Nice Dubai Sendoff

Jockey Rick Wilson, who is flying to Dubai on Monday afternoon to ride sprinting sensation Xtra Heat in the $2 million Golden Shaheen on Saturday, got a nice sendoff with a rousing victory aboard John Newell's Deadline in the $60,000 Horatius Stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park.

Back Home, Xtra Heat Smokes Rivals

Champion sprinter Xtra Heat broke on top and went on to score an authoritative victory in Saturday's $50,000 What a Summer Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Dat You Miz Blue Spoils Xtra Heat's Party

Xtra Heat, last year's 3-year-old filly champion, was expected to crush her foes in Saturday's six-furlong, $81,650 Garland of Roses Handicap for fillies and mares. But Dat You Miz Blue had other plans.

Xtra Heat Returns at Big A

Making her first appearance since being sold privately last month, champion Xtra Head will line up for the $75,000 Garland of Roses at Aqueduct Saturday.

Wilson Reaches Top 20 of All-Time Winners

With a victory in today's third race at Laurel Park, jockey Rick Wilson tied Hall of Fame rider Eddie Arcaro for the 20th spot on the all-time win list. Both have 4,779 career wins.

Gigi's Magic Wins Jameela

Elizabeth Walsh's Gigi's Magic, making her first start of the year, took the opening advantage and never looked back recording an upset win in the $60,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies on Pimlico's opening day card.

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