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Thursday, February 16 2012


Dale Capuano One Win Away from 3,000


LAUREL, MD. 02-15-12--- Only twenty-six trainers in North American history have saddled 3,000 winners. Laurel Park-based Dale Capuano moved to within one victory of that plateau after Angels Concerto ($4.60) and apprentice jockey Kevin Navarro battled back to take the seventh race.

“I really didn’t think about where we were at until we got to be 20 away,” said Capuano, who won his initial race with Who’s Lucky at Bowie Race Track in 1981. “The final few haven’t been easy. I’d like to get it over with as soon as possible with everyone watching and wondering when it is going to happen.”





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Sunday, February 12 2012


LACIE SLEW POUNCES IN MARYLAND RACING MEDIA STAKES


LAUREL, MD. 02-15-12---John Buckley, Jr., Ralph Durante & Pennston Farm Inc.’s Lacie Slew rallied from next to last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the feature offering this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco, Jr. to a one length victory in 1:50.98 for the nine furlong distance contested over the fast main track. Baltimore Belle, third choice in the wagering, finished a game second and front runner Pilot Point Lady held on to finish third. Odds on favorite Acting Happy, from the powerful Rick Dutrow barn, pressed the action but gave way through the lane and finished fourth.





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Thursday, February 09 2012


Delgado Suspended 30 Calendar Days For Riding Infraction


LAUREL, MD. 02-08-12---The Maryland Racing Commission suspended jockey Alberto Delgado thirty calendar days for his ride aboard My Sweet Nenana in last Wednesday’s seventh race at Laurel Park. Stewards Phil Grove, John Burke and Adam Campola handed down the suspension, which will begin Sunday, February 12, at a hearing this morning at Laurel Park. Delgado will not be eligible to ride again until Tuesday, March 13.

According to the Equibase chart, My Sweet Nenana, the 1-2 favorite in the $5,000 claimer for fillies and mares, was “a bit rank leaving the starting gate, was immediately taken in hand, stayed inside horses and raced on her own courage.” The daughter of Jazz Club, who had not won since an upset victory in the 2010 Maryland Million Ladies at odds of 58-1, finished seventh of 10, nine lengths behind winner Iris’ Proverb.





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Saturday, February 04 2012


Dance to Bristol Scores Easily in Marshua Stakes


LAUREL , MD. 2-4-12---Copperville Farm’s Dance to Bristol scored an easy win in today’s feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Marshua Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Sent to post at 4-5 under Elias Peltrouche, the Charles Town-based shipper pressed the easy pace of Double the Energy before ranging up to take the lead in mid-stretch and pulling away to win by 5-3/4 lengths. Terralba rallied to take second and Defy Gravity was third.





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Sunday, January 29 2012


Dancing Count Stakes/Ferris Allen Honored For 2,000 Wins


BEGGARTHYNEIGHOR DRIVES TO VICTORY IN DANCING COUNT STAKES

LAUREL, MD, 01-28-12---Klaravich Stables, Inc & William Lawrence’s Beggarthyneighbor proved that Beyer numbers are as good a handicapping tool as any as the New York-based invader drove to victory in the $100,000 Dancing Count Stakes for 3-year-olds this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Coming off a maiden win at Aqueduct on New Year‘s Day, the Chad Brown trainee sat off the pace set by Costas Fiftieth before wrestling the lead in mid-stretch while under hard urging by jockey Malcolm Franklin to win by a length in 1:09.80. Trippi’s Secret fended off Ill Conceived to take second.





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Friday, January 27 2012


Castellano Rides Four Winners-Stakes Advance-Maryland Million Polar Bear Plungers


LAUREL, MD. 01-26-12---Abel Castellano rode four winners Thursday afternoon to take over the top spot in the jockey standings at the Laurel Park winter meeting.

The 28-year-old won aboard Lord Kipling ($3.40-second), Yano ($4.40-third), Myrasira ($7.20-seventh) and Diner Gal ($6.20-ninth).





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Thursday, January 26 2012


PENNIES APPEAL WINS THRILLING THREE-WAY PHOTO


LAUREL, MD. 01-25-12---Pennies Appeal, who was claimed in December by owner Robert Cole of Rapid Redux fame, surged from fourth place just a half-furlong from the finish to win in a blanket finish in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park, a $31,000 allowance.

The winning margin was a nose over Allwewantforxmas, with Promise Me another nose farther back in third. The result was in doubt until the placing judges could review the photo, as each horse pushed a nose in front at some point in the final jumps to the wire.





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Sunday, January 22 2012


Capuano Moves To Within 5 of 3,000/Pino Now 12th on All-Time Win List


LAUREL, MD. 01-21-12---Only twenty-five trainers in North American history have saddled 3,000 winners. Laurel Park-based Dale Capuano moved to within five victories of that plateau after Maple Leaf Racer ($4) won Saturday’s third race by a nose over Wakina.

“We are getting there,” said Capuano, who won his initial race with Who’s Lucky at Bowie Race Track in 1981. “This is fun. It is neat chasing history.”





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Friday, January 20 2012


EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH, RED’S ROUND TABLE MAKE 2012 DEBUTS SATURDAY


LAUREL, MD. 01-20-12---Eighttofasttocatch and Red’s Round Table, who combined to win seven stakes races for trainer Tim Keefe last year, will make their 2012 debuts Saturday afternoon.

Eighttofasttocatch is the second choice on the morning line in the $75,000 Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct. Keefe put three solid works into his now 6-year-old since a wire-to-wire score in the Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park on December 3. Sheldon Russell will make the trip to ride.





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Sunday, January 15 2012


RUSSELL, KOBISKIE HONORED FOR 2011 TITLES AND EACH WIN TWO RACES ON SATURDAY CARD


LAUREL, MD. 01-14-12---The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Dane Kobiskie between races Saturday for finishing atop the standings at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course last year.

In addition to the presentations, both Russell and Kobiskie visited the winners’ circle twice this afternoon.





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Friday, January 13 2012


MARYLAND RACING COMMISSION STEWARDS DQ KING AND CRUSADER FROM MARYLAND JUVENILE CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY


LAUREL, MD. 01-13-12---King and Crusader was disqualified from an upset score in the Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park on December 17, 2011 for receiving a medication too close to the race. Glib, who finished 1-1/4 lengths behind the winner, has been declared the victor.

The decision was made earlier this week by Maryland Racing Commission stewards Phil Grove, John Burke and Adam Campola after a hearing last Saturday. The trainers of the second, third and fourth place finishers of the race filed a protest after discovering that King and Crusader, who was shipping in from Rick Dutrow’s Aqueduct barn, was treated for Lasix by a private veterinarian within two hours of the race, a violation of COMAR 09.10.03.04 B.





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Call of a Lion’s Win Streak Ends At Seven


LAUREL, MD. 01-12-12---The streak was stopped at seven this afternoon after C & B Stable’s Call of a Lion finished third against starter allowance company at Laurel Park. Regal Nurse and Fix You beat Call of a Lion to the finish line in the one-mile test.

Claimed for $5,000 on January 17, 2011 by Charles “Snake” Frock, Call of a Lion was a perfect seven-for-seven a year ago, including six victories for Frock, who raised the daughter of Lion Hearted but lost her via the claim for $32,000 to owner Robert Cole and trainer Scott Lake in August 2010 at Monmouth Park. Her wins included the 2011 Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap on October 1.





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