Keyword: laurel

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik to Be Honored at Alibi Breakfast

    Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.

  • Yawanna Twist in the General George Handicap.

    Dutrow Duo Tops in General George

    Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. got an inkling of how good he has it when his charges Yawanna Twist and This Ones for Phil finished one-two in the General George Handicap (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Laurel.

  • Maryland Jockey Club to Honor Rapid Redux

    The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux Feb. 18 at Laurel Park. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago, and took home a pair of national awards.

  • Boyce, Grove Score Maryland Titles

    Maryland natives Forest Boyce and Chris Grove wrapped up year-end titles at the major Maryland racetracks in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively after the final card of the season Dec. 18 at Laurel Park.

  • Jeff Seder, head of EQB and Blow Horn Equity

    Five Questions: Jeff Seder

    Founder of EQB is also the founder and CEO of Blow Horn Equity, a bidder for the Maryland Jockey Club that is currently owned by the bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corp.

  • Dunkelberger Ties Record for Consecutive Wins

    With his win aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town Nov. 14, jockey Travis Dunkelberger equaled the United States record for consecutive wins by a jockey with nine.

  • Laurel Turf Course Closes

    Laurel Park officials decided Nov. 11 to close the turf course for the remainder of the year.

  • Maryland Million Named in Honor of Jim McKay

    At a Sept. 18 news conference, officials of the Maryland Million announced the event has been officially designated as Jim McKay Maryland Million, which was approved by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2009 legislative session.

  • Laurel Park will host the grade I De Francis Dash on October 28th.

    De Francis Dash Restored to Laurel Calendar

    The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have agreed to the live racing dates and stakes schedule for the balance of 2009, including the return of the Grade I Frank J. De Francis Dash after a one-year hiatus.

  • Laurel to Host Fund Raiser for Cornwell

    The Maryland racing community will have a benefit May 24 at Laurel for apprentice jockey Marion Cornwell, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor.

  • ADW Standoff Ends in Maryland

    An agreement has been reached to allow wagering on Maryland Jockey Club racing by three leading advance deposit wagering companies, ending a standoff with horsemen that threatened to shut off related signals.

  • Part of Minor's plan is to keep racing at Golden Gate Fields.

    Minor Details Bid for Most MEC Assets

    Technology entrepreneur Halsey Minor said on April 3 that he has submitted a bid to Magna Entertainment Corp. under which he would buy substantially all of that bankrupt company's assets except Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

  • True Quality upsets Fabulous Strike in the General George Handicap.

    True Quality Shines in General George

    New York shipper True Quality underlined his quality by withstanding the challenge of odds-on favorite Fabulous Strike in the stretch run of the Feb. 16 General George Handicap (gr. II).

  • Turf Writer Clem Florio Dead

    Clem Florio, a retired Maryland Turf writer and handicapper, died of pancreatic cancer May 25 in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Divine Park is the highweight, at 117 lbs. General George Handicap (gr. II).

    General George Draws Solid Field

    Trainer Bruce Levine has conditioned Roddy Valente's homebred Bustin Stones through four victories -- including three black type wins -- and a successful comeback from surgery on both knees. But the 4-year-old son of City Zip will have to step it up a notch to remain undefeated when he tackles graded company for the first time in the Feb. 18 General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park.

  • Oprah Winney, winner of the 2007 Barbara Fritchie, is the co-highweight in this year's edition.

    Oprah Winney Seeks Fritchie Repeat

    The top three finishers from Aqueduct's Jan. 1 Interborough Handicap, led by Oprah Winney, will meet again in the Barbara Fritchie Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park Feb. 16.

  • Chris Dragone

    Dragone Ready for MJC Challenge

    Chris Dragone knows he is wading into some fiery situations as the new head of the Maryland Jockey Club, but said he is more than willing to take whatever heat necessary to right a rocky ship.

  • Purses Reduced, Stakes Cut in Maryland Due to Shortfall

    Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have agreed to reduce purses and slash the stakes schedule for the balance of the 2007 racing campaign as the industry faces a $3 million shortfall in the purse account by the end of the calendar year.

  • Maryland Million Undercard Purses Increase

    The purses of the Maryland Million Lassie and the Maryland Million Nursery â€" both races for two-year-olds formerly valued at $125,000 and run at Laurel Park on Maryland Million Day â€" will be boosted to $150,000 each this year.

  • Sunday Cancellation Closes Laurel Winter Meet

    The 15-week Laurel Park winter stand ended April 15 with the cancellation of the meet's final day of racing due to heavy rains and high winds in the Baltimore region.

  • Drama Marks Karamanos' 1,000th Victory

    With his second victory on the card, jockey Horacio Karamanos reached the 1,000-win plateau Saturday at Laurel Park, but not without some drama.

  • Magna Sells Off Land to Parent Company

    Magna Entertainment has sold two properties for about $30 million combined to parent company MI Developments, the companies announced Feb. 7.

  • Hamilton Returns to Saddle After Year Hiatus

    Six and a half months after retiring for the second time, jockey Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton will return to the saddle beginning Oct. 6 at Laurel Park when he rides Roy E. Munson in the third race, a $30,000 maiden for 2-year-olds.

  • Laurel Park Begins 8-Day Meet Wednesday

    After a nine-week break, live racing returns to Maryland on Wednesday for an eight-day mini-meet at Laurel Park with a nine-race card, including three on the turf course.

  • Laurel's Handle Continues Upward Swing

    The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its winter meet at Laurel Park on Sunday, posting total wagering figures that are nearly 24% higher than the same dates a year ago.

  • Rider Grant Whitacre Gets First Win at Laurel

    Apprentice rider Grant Whitacre scored his first career victory when he piloted Festy Eskimo to a convincing victory at odds of 13-1 in the sixth race at Laurel Park Thursday.

  • Horses at Kent County Farm Test Negative for EHV-1

    Test results on all 17 horses at a Kent County farm affected by the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus are negative for the virus and the Maryland Department of Agriculture expects to lift the hold order on the farm on March 4 after a final veterinary inspection is conducted.