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Saturday, November 21 2009


HOLIDAY WEEK INCLUDES THANKSGIVING DAY CARD, GUYS DAY OUT AND MYSTERY VOUCHER


LAUREL, MD. 11-21-09---Thanksgiving traditions: turkey dinner, NFL games and thoroughbred racing in Maryland. Laurel Park offers a special 11:05 a.m. post time Thursday with a nine-race card. Headlining the day will be the 22nd annual pie giveaway (pumpkin or apple) after the fifth race at both Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course. Free donuts with coffee or cider will also be available from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Laurel’s terrace dining room will feature a traditional, home-style Thanksgiving buffet for $22.95.

Friday will be “Guys Day Out” with free admission to Laurel Park for all men, half-priced draft beers and giveaways, including chances to win tickets to Baltimore Ravens, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and University of Maryland games.





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Sunday, November 15 2009


LOVE’S BLUSH BLOSSOMS IN ALL BRANDY STAKES


LAUREL, MD. 11-14-09---Richard Golden’s Love’s Blush enjoyed a perfect stalking trip before assuming command and drawing away to win the $50,000 All Brandy Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Under jockey Travis Dunkelberger, Love’s Blush was notching her first stakes win for trainer Rodney Jenkins. Post time favorite Sweet Goodbye finished second after leading into the stretch. Amie’s Legend rallied from far back to take third.





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Saturday, November 14 2009


TONE IT DOWN RETURNS A WINNER


LAUREL, MD. 11-13-09---In his first start since a 12th place finish behind Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) on May 16, M & D Stable’s Tone It Down won today’s seventh race, a $32,000 allowance test at Laurel Park.

Under Abel Castellano, the son of Medaglia d’Oro rallied down the lane on the sloppy main track to win by 1 1/4 lengths and pay $11.60. He covered the seven furlongs in 1:25.83. Our Second Slew finished second and Ijada’s Run rallied for third.





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Friday, November 13 2009


LAUREL PARK HOSTS MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY ON SATURDAY


LAUREL, MD. 11-12-09---From Aberdeen Proving Grounds to Marine Corps Base Quantico, from the Naval Academy to Andrews Air Force Base, if even a small number of the many active and retired service personal in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region make their way to Military Appreciation Day at Laurel Park, the day should be a rousing success. The Maryland Jockey Club is generating support for the Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund.

Nine races capped by the $50,000 All Brandy Stakes await racing fans, with free admission and a complimentary American flag pin for all active and retired military and a guest, plus 25% food and beverage discount.





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Thursday, November 12 2009


TURF RACING WRAPS UP FOR THE YEAR


LAUREL, MD. 11-11-09---After more than six inches of rain has drenched central Maryland since mid-October, Laurel Park officials decided this morning not to use the turf course for the remainder of the year.

After carding grass races in 17 of the first 18 days of the fall meeting, heavy rains in the region forced the racing office to take races off the turf 10 times in the last 16 live days, including today. Two turf races were also scheduled for both Thursday and Friday.





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Wednesday, November 11 2009


2010 LAUREL PARK WINTER MEETING TO FEATURE 58 LIVE DAYS


LAUREL, MD. 11-10-09---At today’s monthly racing commission meeting, Maryland Jockey Club officials applied for 58 days of live racing for the Laurel Park winter meeting which begins Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 at the central Maryland track. Live racing will take place four days a week on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule (with holiday exceptions) during the 15-week stand that will end Saturday, Apr. 10.

The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association agreed to a stakes schedule for the meet. Headlining the program are a pair of Grade 2 $150,000 seven-furlong sprints on President’s Day weekend-the Barbara Fritchie Handicap for fillies and mares on February 13 and the General George Handicap for males two days later. The stand will feature 16 stakes races worth a combined purse of $1 million.





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Friday, October 30 2009


GREENSPRING PREPS FOR FALL HIGHWEIGHT WITH IMPRESSIVE ALLOWANCE SCORE


LAUREL, MD. 10-30-09---Our Chelsea Stable’s Greenspring is a star in the making after delivering a powerful performance in today’s $34,000 feature at Laurel Park. The Chris Grove trained colt, now four for five lifetime, charged to the lead in mid-stretch and won off by 4-1/2 lengths in 1:09.49 for the six- furlong distance over the fast main track.

“He broke sharp but I saw the two Scott Lake horses (Black and Amber and Scotchontherocks) battle for the lead so I took back,” said J.D. Acosta, who rode the son of Orientate. “I wanted to wait until the rail opened but I didn’t want to get stuck behind a tiring horse so I put him in the clear. As soon as we went outside he took off and I just hand rode him to the finish line.”





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HOMEISTER HAS LIVE MOUNT IN BREEDERS’ CUP MARATHON


LAUREL, MD. 10-29-09---Six years ago jockey Rosemary Homeister became the fifth female rider to have a mount in the sports’ greatest race, the Kentucky Derby. Next Friday, the 37-year-old will become the fifth female rider to have a mount in the game’s richest event, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Homeister, the sixth leading rider during the current Laurel Park fall meeting, will be aboard Cloudy’s Knight in the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon for Hall of Fame conditioner Jonathan Shepherd. The 26th annual Breeders’ Cup consists of 14 races and purses totaling $25.5 million at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 6-7.





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Sunday, October 25 2009


VINEYARD HAVEN RIDES RAIL TO WIN GRADE I DE FRANCIS DASH


LAUREL, MD. 10-24-09---What appeared to be anyone’s race at the top of the stretch turned into a hard fought triumph for Godolphin Racing LLC’s Vineyard Haven when he took the short way home to win the Grade I $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.

Under jockey Alan Garcia, 4-5 favorite Vineyard Haven was expected to show a turn of speed from his inside post position, but he came away from the gate in eighth place and was kept under urging the rest of the way before catching and passing a hard-closing Ravalo for the win and Fleet Valid, who yielded late to finish third.





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Friday, October 23 2009


TWO MARYLAND-BRED STAKES RACES TOP DE FRANCIS DASH UNDERCARD


LAUREL, MD. 10-22-09---Maryland’s signature race days always include multiple stakes races and Saturday’s De Francis Dash Day is no exception. Two stakes for Maryland-breds, the $50,000 Find Handicap and the $50,000 Twixt Stakes add spice to the 19th running of the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash. The Grade I sprint will feature nine runners.

Thirteen runners make up a strong betting race in the Find, a nine furlong test. Multiple stakes winner Target Sighted, turf record holder Baltimore Bob and Maryland Million hero Sumacha’hot headline the field.





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TWO MARYLAND-BRED STAKES RACES TOP DE FRANCIS DASH UNDERCARD


LAUREL, MD. 10-22-09---Maryland’s signature race days always include multiple stakes races and Saturday’s De Francis Dash Day is no exception. Two stakes for Maryland-breds, the $50,000 Find Handicap and the $50,000 Twixt Stakes add spice to the 19th running of the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash. The Grade I sprint will feature nine runners.

Thirteen runners make up a strong betting race in the Find, a nine furlong test. Multiple stakes winner Target Sighted, turf record holder Baltimore Bob and Maryland Million hero Sumacha’hot headline the field.





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Thursday, October 22 2009


NINE SPRINTERS SET FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I DE FRANCIS DASH


LAUREL, MD. 10-16-09---Nine sharp sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (Grade I) at Laurel Park. The De Francis Dash is one of just three Grade I races contested in Maryland, along with the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, and the historic Pimlico Special.

Introduced in 1990, the De Francis Dash is one of the elite six-furlong sprints in the country with four of the 18 winners-Housebuster (1991), Cherokee Run (1994), Smoke Glacken (1997) and Thor’s Echo (2006)-earning Eclipse Award honors for champion sprinter. The Dash was not carded in 2008 due to a purse account shortfall.





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