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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.

G3 Winner Independence Hall to Target One-Turn Races

Returns to Maryland Following Fifth in Florida Derby (G1)

LAUREL, MD – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables and RKV Racing’s Grade 3 winner Independence Hall, fifth last out in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28 at Gulfstream Park, has likely been taken off the Triple Crown trail and returned to his Maryland home.

G1 Winner Sharing Continues Preparations Amid Uncertainty

Fritchie (G3) Winner Majestic Reason Retired, Bred to Irish War Cry

LAUREL, MD – Having bid goodbye to one of the barn favorites as she embarks on her second career as a broodmare, trainer Graham Motion is continuing on with his current stable star, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Sharing.

Maryland Horsemen Making Necessary Adjustments

Trainer Dale Capuano Calls Horse People ‘Survivors’

LAUREL, MD – After sweeping each of Laurel Park’s first two stakes for 3-year-olds this year, Euro Stable’s Lebda was on track to run later this month in the $200,000 Federico Tesio with a free pass to the 145th Preakness (G1) at stake.

Laurel Park Jockeys Postpone April 2 Wedding Until December

McCarthy, Davis Putting Personal, Professional Plans on Hold

LAUREL, MD – More than just another mount or another winner, Trevor McCarthy and Katie Davis found something else at the racetrack. They found each other.


McCarthy and Davis actually first met as children of successful journeymen Mike McCarthy and Robbie Davis, then riding together in South Florida for the winter before going back to their regular circuits of Delaware and New York.