Tag Archives: Maryland

‘The Pride Of Maryland’ Ben’s Cat Retired From Racing

Multiple graded stakes winner and Maryland Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat has been retired from racing at age 11. The Daily Racing Form reports that the hard-knocking gelding finished his career with 32 wins from 63 starts, and earned over $ 2.6 million. Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury, who also bred and owned Ben’s Cat, told the Form on Tuesday, “I feel bad about ...

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Whitmore Runs Win Streak to Five In Maryland Sprint

Under persistent right-handed urging from jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., Whitmore rallied in deep stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Maryland Sprint on the Preakness day undercard at Pimlico, edging A.P. Indian by a half-length, with Awesome Banner a head back in third and Holy Boss fourth. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, the 4-year-old gelding by Pleasantly Perfect scored his ...

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Whitmore Ready To Take On A.P. Indian In Maryland Sprint Stakes

The 4-year-old Whitmore had the look of the best sprinter in the Midwest at Oaklawn Park this winter and spring. Now he can make a case as the best sprinter in America as he takes on the accomplished A.P. Indian in Saturday’s $ 150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course. Churchill Downs-based trainer Ron Moquett was torn ...

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Admiral’s War Chest Repeats In Maryland Million Classic

Sinatra Thoroughbreds Racing LLC’s Admiral’s War Chest became the fifth back-to-back winner of the $ 150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park with a dominating gate-to-wire triumph in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired horses. The 5-year-old gelding won by 3 ½ lengths under Taylor Hole to join Timely Warning (1990-91), Algar (1997-98), Docent (2002-03), and Eighttofasttocatch (2011, 2013-14) ...

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Phlash Phelps Successfully Defends Maryland Million Turf Title

Hillwood Stable LLC’s Phlash Phelps overcame a wide trip from his outside post position to defend his title in the $ 125,000 Maryland Million Turf, prevailing by 1 ¼ lengths while narrowly missing a course record in the mile turf stakes for Maryland-sired horses at Laurel Park. Trained by Rodney Jenkins, the 3-5 favorite ran a mile over a firm ...

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Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is arguably the Maryland Million group of stakes being held at Laurel Park. On Friday, Keeneland kicks off the weekend with the G3 Valley View Stakes for sophomore fillies over 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Leading the field is the French-based Azaelia, placed in a Group 3 at Chantilly two starts back. ...

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Goodness, Gracious: Greatbullsoffire Looks To Rebound In Maryland Million Nursery

Six weeks after suffering his first career loss in the storied Laurel Futurity, Kathleen Willier’s Greatbullsoffire returns as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $ 100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Nursery for 2-year-olds by eligible Maryland stallions is one of nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program, including the $ 100,000 ...

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‘Admiral’ On Board For Title Defense In Maryland Million Classic

Admirals War Chest takes the Maryland Million Classic. Last fall, Admirals War Chest had lost five consecutive races before turning an out-of-town Maryland Million prep victory into his mild, front-running upset of the day’s richest race. The Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding homebred is following a similar pattern heading into this year’s $ 150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which highlights the ...

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Phlash Phelps Seeks Reversal Of Fortune In Maryland Million Turf

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps enjoyed a perfect season in 2015, winning all four of his starts, two of them stakes including the Maryland Million Turf, and was rewarded by being named Maryland’s champion turf horse. From a year where he could do no wrong, Phlash Phelps has seen 2016 evolve into a season where very little has gone right. Trainer ...

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Ben’s Cat Will Try To Snap Four-Race Skid In Maryland Million Sprint

There will be plenty at stake when popular multiple stakes-winning gelding Ben’s Cat makes his return to Saturday’s 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program at Laurel Park in the $ 100,000 Sprint. Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat is already a three-time Million winner, having captured the Turf Sprint from 2010-13. ...

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