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Jockey
Chelsey Keiser
Jockey
Trevor McCarthy
Dan Tordjman
(Danonymous Racing)

CATCH UP

12-11-13--- Trainer Tim Keefe walked into the paddock at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon getting ready to saddle his horse Hughes Next for the first race. Four days prior he walked out of the terminal at Dulles airport...read more


 

Jockey
Victor Carrasco

Aurea Lopez

11-21-13---Six words. That’s all it takes to turn a person upside down emotionally, mentally, economically. “I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.” It’s something you don’t want to say, hear or believe. read more


Track Announcer
Dave Rodman
Jockey
Xavier Perez (X-Man)

ALL GOOD

10-23-13---I sat down on my couch Saturday night. Maryland Million was over. Nine interviews were finished. Eleven horses, trainers, jockeys and owners had won. The stress had begun to dissipate. Going out to dinner sounded like a good option. Delivery pizza from Papa John’s sounded like the better option. I thought about the week.  read more


A HELPING HAND

10-10-13---Maryland Horsemen's Assistance Fund’s (MHAF) Executive Director Bobby Lillis set out to create a fundraiser for backstretch workers. The initial plan was to raise money for workers who needed financial help for medical bills, mortgage, food, and the general costs of living. That plan took on a new meaning the morning of September 19 when exercise rider Jose Villegas suffered a permanently debilitating injury after a spill while galloping a two-year-old colt at Laurel Park. read more


 

Jockey - Matthew Rispoli   Track Linemaker 
Keith Feustle 
          

 

Retired Jockey
Ramon Dominguez


 
          Immortal Eyes

 

TURF'S UP

09-18-13---Many know the basics about a turf course - How it can be firm, good, soft, yielding, how some turf courses clock faster times than others, or how the rail is moved to different places on the course to prevent over overuse in one area. Many do not know what Director of Turf Racing Surfaces at Laurel Park and Pimlico Robbie Mitten knows. read more


BATTER'S UP

09-05-13---I sat down in a chair in my new office at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon, looked around for a little while and tried to take it all in. New laptop, old desk. A fresh pad of paper, dried out highlighters. My iPad on the corner of the desk, Frank Carulli’s old metal hangers on a shelf to my left. Bare walls stripped of whatever posters or pictures hung on them before me. The leftover tape and nails suggest there were quite a few. read more