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Four-time Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat made his 11-year-old debut on Sunday, April 16, and was beaten less than a length when finishing fifth in the featured seventh race allowance at Laurel Park.

Racing for the first time since finishing last of six in the Maryland Million Sprint Handicap Oct. 22, King Leatherbury’s dark bay homebred was unable to find running room until the final furlong, when he surged along the inside under regular rider and meet-leading jockey Trevor McCarthy. Leatherbury hopes to use the race as a springboard to the Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 19 at historic Pimlico Race Course, a race he has won four straight years and five of the last six. Read more.

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Blamed takes it all in the Royal Delta

Capping off a week in which she was named 2018 Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old filly, Cleber J. Massey’s Blamed put it all on the line and got her first win of 2019 by leading gate-to-wire in the $150,000 Royal Delta Stakes-G3 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Feb. 16. She was the fourth Maryland-bred stakes winner of the day, all in open company, the other three at Laurel Park.

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Enchanted Ghost rises to the occasion in the Maryland Racing Media Stakes

Mens Grille Racing’s Enchanted Ghost became a multiple stakes winner following her determined stretch run in the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes on the President’s Day holiday program Monday, Feb. 18 at Laurel Park.

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Las Setas gets first stakes win in Wide Country

Wayne A. Harrison, Robert T. Manfuso, and Katharine M. Voss’ Las Setas took command of the field from the start and pulled away to win the $100,000 Wide Country Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by five and a half lengths on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Laurel Park. She covered the seven furlongs in 1:22.99.

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