Saturday, November 15 2014


Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash


ZEE BROS WINS DE FRANCIS DASH FOR LUKAS AT ODDS OF 29-1

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Zayat Stables LLC’s Zee Bros, dismissed at odds of 29-1, proved to be the swiftest of all in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash. The De Francis Dash was the marquee race in Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park, which featured six stakes.





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Wednesday, November 12 2014


TEN SPRINTERS ENTERED IN SATURDAY’S DE FRANCIS DASH


LAUREL, MD. 11-12-14---Ten sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s 23rd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park, including local star Ben’s Cat.

Introduced in 1990, the De Francis Dash is one of the elite 6-furlong sprints in the country with four of the 22 winners-Housebuster (1991), Cherokee Run (1994), Smoke Glacken (1997) and Thor’s Echo (2006)-earning Eclipse Award honors for champion sprinter.





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Friday, October 17 2014


Maryland Million News


NOT FOR LOVE TOPS STALLION LIST FOR TOMORROW’S MARYLAND MILLION

LAUREL, MD. 10-17-14---Introduced in 1986, the Jim McKay Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, continues to receive strong support from Maryland's extensive breeding industry. Maryland-sired Thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races.





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Thursday, October 16 2014


Maryland Million News


THREE LOOKING FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCES IN SATURDAY’S MARYLAND MILLION

LAUREL, MD. 10-16-14---Twenty-nine horses have won more than one Maryland Million event. Seven former winners are entered Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, including three runners looking for repeat victories: Eighttofasttocatch (Classic), Monster Sleeping (Ladies) and Roadhog (Turf).





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Friday, October 10 2014


Maryland Million Pre-Entries


MARYLAND MILLION PRE-ENTRIES INCLUDE BEN’S CAT, EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH & ROADHOG

LAUREL, MD. 10-10-14---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 188 pre-entries were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2014 Jim McKay Maryland Million.





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Friday, February 21 2014


GAUDET HAS TWO CHANCES AT WINNING JOHN B. CAMPBELL HANDICAP


LAUREL, MD. 02-20-14---Trainer Linda Gaudet has a 40 percent chance of winning the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap, the co-feature Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8 mile test for older runners is race six on the card headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2).





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Thursday, January 23 2014


MIRACLE WOOD HEADLINES FOUR STAKES ON SATURDAY’S CARD


LAUREL, MD. 01-23-14---Promising 3-year-olds always hold a certain fascination at the start of the year and Laurel Park puts the focus on some good ones in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes, one of four stakes on Saturday’s nine race program.





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Friday, December 06 2013


SATURDAY’S BROAD BRUSH STAKES


EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH LOOKING FOR 10TH CAREER STAKES SCORE IN SATURDAY’S BROAD BRUSH STAKES

LAUREL, MD. 12-05-13---After finishing third in the 2010 Maryland Million Turf, trainer Tim Keefe decided that Eighttofasttocatch needed a change. The son of Not For Love has responded with 11 victories in 25 main track starts, including nine stakes races.





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Friday, November 15 2013


BEN’S CAT FACES TOUGH TEST IN DAVE’S FRIEND STAKES


Saturday’s Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 11-14-13---King Leatherbury’s Ben’s Cat, one of the top turf sprinters in the country, returns to the main track for the first time in nearly a year as the 5-2 favorite in the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, one of four added-money tests at Laurel Park on Saturday afternoon.





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Friday, November 08 2013


Laurel Park News-Four Stakes Races Highlight Saturday’s Card


LAUREL, MD. 11-07-13---The thirty-one stakes races conducted during the Laurel Park fall meeting will take place on six selected days. The final four races on Saturday’s nine-race program are each $100,000 contests: the Geisha Stakes (race 6), the Safely Kept Stakes (race 7), the Japan Racing Association Stakes (race 8) and the City of Laurel Stakes (race 9).





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Thursday, October 17 2013


Laurel Park News-Maryland Million Undercard


ROBB BABIES LOOKING TO CONTINUE TRADITION SATURDAY

LAUREL, MD. 10-17-12---Jerry Robb is best known for conditioning Little Bold John, who retired in 1993 with 38 wins in 105 starts and earnings of nearly $2 million. LBJ’s 26 career stakes victories represents a Maryland-bred record. His victories included the Donn Handicap (G1) and the 1987 Maryland Million Classic.





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Friday, October 11 2013


2013 MARYLAND MILLION PRE-ENTRIES


LAUREL, MD. 10-10-13---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 118 pre-entries, barring late mail or emails after regular business hours today, were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2013 Jim McKay Maryland Million.
The 28th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 19. First post is 12:15 p.m.





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