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MJC Releases Spring Condition Book for Laurel Meet

Book Covers 15-Day Span; No Specific Dates Announced
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has released a spring condition book for Laurel Park covering a period of 15 days ahead of the still-undetermined resumption of live racing in the state.
Specific dates have not been set. As part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s statewide shutdown, live racing was paused in Maryland following the March 15 program at Laurel out of concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MJC Resuming LARC Simulcasts Starting Sunday, May 3

Live Racing from Brazil Offered Sundays & Mondays in May
LAUREL, MD – For the first time since the state’s live racing was paused in mid-March, the Maryland Jockey Club will begin offering Latin America Racing Channel simulcasting beginning Sunday, May 3.
Full card LARC simulcasts from Hipodromo da Gavea in Brazil are scheduled from 12:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays in May, starting May 3 and 4 and continuing May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.

Laurel's McCarthy, Davis to Appear Friday on Instagram Live

Engaged Fellow Riders to Answer Questions Starting at 3 P.M.
LAUREL, MD – Twelve-time meet riding champion Trevor McCarthy and his fiancé, fellow jockey Katie Davis, will appear on the Maryland Jockey Club’s latest Instagram Live segment Friday, April 24.
The question and answer session begins at 3 p.m. Last week’s installment featured jockey Angel Cruz.

G2 Winner 'Still Having Fun' While Awaiting Next Start

Trainer, MTHA President Keefe Optimistic on Racing’s Return
LAUREL, MD – Even without a definitive schedule or target, Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun is living up to his name while his connections await a return to live racing they are hopeful will be in the coming weeks.

Jockey Cruz Talks to Fans in Live Instagram Chat Friday

Optimistic About Return to Racing

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park-based jockey Angel Cruz has been finding ways to stay busy in the four weeks since live racing has been paused in Maryland, and Friday’s agenda included sitting for a virtual interview with fans.

During the #AskAngelAnything question and answer session, shown live on the Maryland Jockey Club’s Instagram page, Cruz expressed optimism that racing will be back up and running.

Maryland's Riders Finding New Ways to Stay Busy and Fit

McCarthy: “Hopefully We Can All Come Together as an Industry”
Horse Industry Employment Impact is More Than 21,000 Jobs in Maryland

LAUREL, MD – Trevor McCarthy is raking leaves and cutting grass. Sheldon Russell is changing diapers. Katie Davis is (re)planning her wedding.

Claimer Turned G1 Winner, Eclipse Finalist Glorious Empire Retired

Trainer Hoping to Help Fill Void with 3-Year-Old Prospect Dee Jay

LAUREL, MD – Matthew Schera’s Maryland-based gelding Glorious Empire, who rose from the claiming ranks to become a Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist for champion male turf horse in 2018, has been retired from racing at the age of 9.

Multiple Stakes Winner Hello Beautiful Easing into Sophomore Campaign

3-Year-Old Stablemate Mine Not Mine Also Taking Advantage of Extra Time

LAUREL, MD – After Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stables and Magic City Stables’ Hello Beautiful capped her juvenile season with back-to-back stakes wins, her connections planned to ease the promising 3-year-old filly into her sophomore season.