Friday, December 12 2008


TEN TO START IN JENNINGS HANDICAP


LAUREL, MD. 12-11-08---New York invader Broadway Producer is listed as the morning line choice to win Saturday’s $50,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park.

After capturing the Maryland Million Turf at Laurel in October and prepping for this start with a seven furlong effort against optional claimers at Aqueduct, Broadway Producer (5-2) tries nine other Maryland-breds at 1-1/6th miles on the main track. Trainer John Terranova will use Dale Beckner to guide the Not For Love 5-year-old, who has 15 in-the-money finishes out of twenty-two starts.





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Wednesday, December 10 2008


GARY CAPUANO BARN WHITE HOT AS WEATHER TURNS COLD


LAUREL, MD. 12-10-08---On November 14, trainer Gary Capuano celebrated his 45th birthday with a two-win afternoon at Laurel Park igniting a streak not seen in Maryland since his older brother Dale saddled seven consecutive winners at the central Maryland track in March 2003.

When the younger Capuano reached the winners’ circle with Musician’s Pride ($3.80) in today’s third race it was the fifth consecutive victory for the barn. Though Capuano failed to win with either Quiet Trip (seventh) or Rock On Justin (eighth), he has won nine of his last 12 starts at his home track. The winning ways have helped Capuano pass his brother and move into a fifth place tie in the trainer standings during the current fall meeting.





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Sunday, November 30 2008


NOW IT BEGINS SCOOTS AND SCORES IN SQUAN SONG STAKES


LAUREL, MD. 11-29-08---R. Larry Johnson’s Now It Begins bounded to the lead and then led to the very final jump, narrowly holding on to win the $50,000 Squan Song Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Second by a neck in this race last year after leading every step of the way, Now It Begins carried jockey Charles Forrest to victory in 1:25.12 for the seven furlong distance over the fast main track. Mike Trombetta trains the daughter of Two Punch.





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Friday, November 28 2008


ETERNAL STAR TAKES THANKSGIVING DAY FEATURE


LAUREL, MD. 11-27-08---Harry and Tom Meyerhoff’s Eternal Star was just too much for his five rivals in today’s Thanksgiving afternoon feature at Laurel Park, a $40,000 allowance test.

Eternal Star, a chestnut son of Five Star Day, tracked speedy Sir Silver Fox into the far turn before moving by without encouragement and drawing off to win by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:09.64 for the six furlong distance over the fast main track. Stakes winners Lycurgus and Celtic Innis finished second and third, respectively. Eternal Star paid $2.80 as the overwhelming favorite.





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Wednesday, November 26 2008


SHELDON RUSSELL MOVING TACK TO NEW YORK


LAUREL, MD. 11-26-08---Sheldon Russell, who sits atop the rider standings during the current fall meeting with 40 victories, announced that he will be moving his tack to New York for the winter. The 21-year-old finishes up at Laurel Park Friday afternoon, Nov. 28.

“I have been thinking about this for some time,” Russell said. “You rarely get these opportunities and this move will help me become a better rider.”





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ALL EHV-1 TEST RESULTS AT LAUREL PARK ARE NEGATIVE-HOLD ORDER IS LIFTED


LAUREL, MD. 11-26-08---The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reports that all 25 horses in Laurel Park’s Barn 1 have tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) on a second round of tests. These tests end the situation that began on Nov. 12 when a 2-year old filly from King Leatherbury’s stable became neurologic and tests proved she had the virus.

“Today MDA and Maryland Racing Commission veterinarians examined all 25 horses in Barn 1, confirming that all appear healthy and we lifted the Hold Order,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Guy Hohenhaus. “We are pleased and relieved that this situation ended so quickly and want to take the opportunity to remind horsemen at the track and on farms across the state to remain vigilant in their biosecurity practices to prevent this and many other illnesses in their horses.”





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Thursday, November 20 2008


TRUE EXCHANGE WINS 24 HOURS AFTER RUNNING FOURTH


LAUREL, MD. 11-20-08---Hubert Vester’s True Exchange dueled for the lead and finished fourth in yesterday’s seventh race. Just 24-hours later, feeling no worse the wear, True Exchange posted a driving victory in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park.

“He is a bit of a hard-head and is one of those horses when he gets in front he puts his toes in the ground which he did again yesterday,” said trainer Robbie Bailes prior to the race. “Today we are going to sit off the pace and try to wait as long as possible to make one run.”





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Wednesday, November 19 2008


ALL EHV-1 TEST RESULTS PROVE NEGATIVE AS LAUREL PARK RE-OPENS DOORS TO OFF SITE RUNNERS


LAUREL, MD. 11-18-08---With this morning’s announcement by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) that the final 20 samples from Laurel Park’s Barn 1 tested negative for neurologic equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), the Maryland Jockey Club has amended its restrictions on off site runners racing at Laurel Park.

On November 14, one day after a two-year-old filly in King Leatherbury’s barn tested positive for EHV-1, the Maryland Jockey Club announced that until further notice no horses would be allowed to ship into Laurel Park except those from the Bowie Training Center. However with today’s news that all of the nearly 60 horses tested at Laurel Park are negative for the virus, the Laurel racing office will begin taking entries from other jurisdictions.





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Saturday, November 15 2008


SWEET GOODBYE SAYS ADIOS IN NORTHERN DANCER STAKES


LAUREL, MD. 11-15-08--- William Harris’ Sweet Goodbye led from start to finish in the $50,000 Northern Dancer Stakes.

Two fillies and two geldings lined up at the start of the 1-1/8th mile test over the slopping going and the fillies finished one-two. Fascinatin’ Rhythm chased Sweet Goodbye every step of the way and galloped home a winner by 4-3/4 lengths.





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MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB RESTRICTS MOVEMENT OF HORSES INTO LAUREL PARK


3:50 pm update:
The Maryland Department of Agriculture reports that testing from the University of Kentucky confirms that the 2-year old filly in Laurel Park's Barn 1 is positive for EHV-1.

LAUREL, MD. 11-14-08---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced until further notice no horses will be allowed to ship into Laurel Park except those from the Bowie Training Center on a Maryland Jockey Club shuttle. The limitations were instituted after a two-year-old filly in Barn 1 at Laurel tested positive for equine herpesvirus Thursday. In addition horses based at Laurel and Bowie are restricted to the grounds. The Pimlico Race Course stable area is closed for the winter.

“This is a precautionary measure,” said Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club. “It is in our best interest to restrict the movement of horses in and out of Laurel until we see the outcome of the tests on the remaining horses in Barn 1.”





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Friday, November 14 2008


LAUREL PARK HORSE TESTS POSITIVE FOR EQUINE HERPESVIRUS


LAUREL, MD. 11-13-08---The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed today that Nin, a filly trained by King Leatherbury at Laurel Park, has tested positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). The two-year-old, who could not stand yesterday morning, was sitting up and eating this morning with no fever.

A Hold Order has been placed on Barn 1 at the central Maryland track, which means none of the horses in the barn will be permitted to train or race, pending further testing. None of the other 29 horses are showing neurologic signs.





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Wednesday, November 12 2008


LEXI STAR RETIRES AFTER VICTORY IN WEDNESDAY’S FEATURE


LAUREL, MD. 11-12-08---Exactly 10 months after stablemate Silmaril retired with a victory in the What A Summer Stakes, multiple stakes winner Lexi Star went out a winner with her 12th trip to the winners’ circle in today’s $40,000 allowance feature.

Making her twenty-ninth start for trainer Chris Grove, the 6-year-old daughter of Crypto Star delivered another workmanlike effort in the 1-1/16th mile test over the fast main track. All Night Labor, who led from the start, finished a reluctant second after the winner circled up to challenge around the far turn and gradually wore her down as the duo closed in on the finish line. Lexi Star won by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:44.75 under jockey J.D. Acosta and paid $3.20.





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