Laurel Park Fall meet opens Thursday, Sept. 19

Thirty-six sprinters have been nominated to the 22nd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. The fall meeting begins two days earlier after a 14-week break from live racing at the major Maryland tracks.

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Press Release - Expanded Breeder/Owner Program to Begin in Maryland

9/12/13 - Kicking off with the Laurel Park Fall 2013 race meeting (Sept. 19-Dec. 31) a new Maryland-bred program will begin. It is designed to enhance the breeding and ownership of Maryland-bred horses. Modeled on successful regional incentive programs, it expands the opportunities for Maryland-bred horses.

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Late breeder's Thoroughbreds in desperate need of homes

Thoroughbreds owned by the late Sue Pearce of Parkton, who died this past June, are urgently in need of homes. Bev Strauss from MidAtlantic Horse Rescue is assisting with networking these horses, as they need to be moved as soon as possible due to the property being put up for an estate sale.

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Hays-Heighe seeking information, artifacts for exhibit

The Hays-Heighe at Harford Community College in Bel Air is planning an exhibition titled "Beauty in Sport: Celebrating Black Jockeys in Harford County, Maryland, and Beyond" to open Oct. 7. To enhance the exhibit, curators are seeking the following: 

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"Who Let the Cows Out?" RRTP event at Pimlico

The Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) has asked ranch horse trainer Dale Simanton to bring his full crew ranch and cattle-trained off-track Thoroughbreds to Baltimore for the RRTP Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium on Oct. 5 and 6. And now they are in need of riders.

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Ain’t Da Beer Cold leads all the way in Native Dancer

Ain’t Da Beer Cold took control of the mile and an eighth Native Dancer Stakes early and never looked back, holding on to win by a head on Saturday, April 13 at Laurel Park.

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Intrepid Dream powers her way to Heavenly Cause win

Intrepid Dream continued what might be one of the longest five-race win streaks in racing history on Saturday, April 13 at Laurel Park, taking the Heavenly Cause Stakes in her stakes debut.

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Kennebec relishes distance and turf for first stakes win

Kennebec continued his hot streak on Thursday, April 11, when he won the Wildcat Stakes at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz. 

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