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Not So Happy Thanksgiving as North East OTB is Closing

November 27, 2013 | Gary Quill

Not long after the 2013 Breeders’ Cup dust had settled at Santa Anita, over 2,700 miles away in North East, MD a bomb was dropped on the folks at North East Racing & Sports Club (NERSC), originally known as Poor Jimmy’s on Rt. 40 but more commonly referred to as an Off-Tracking Betting facility (OTB). [...]

Eighttofasttocatch leads entire way in Maryland Million Classic victory

October 19, 2013 | WNST Staff

EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH PROVES TOO FAST TO CATCH IN MARYLAND MILLION CLASSIC LAUREL, MD. 10-19-13—Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish and won the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for the second time in the past three years. Last year the son of Not For Love finished a fifth in the Classic as the betting favorite but this [...]

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Opinions on the 28th Jim McKay’s Maryland Million at Laurel Park

October 19, 2013 | Gary Quill

Jim McKay’s Maryland Million takes place at Laurel Park on Saturday. There will be a collection of 11 races with total purses exceeding $1 million The most celebrated Maryland-bred currently in training, Ben’s Cat, will try to become the first four-time winner of Maryland Million races after winning the Turf Sprint the last three years. [...]

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Jim McKay’s Maryland Million Preview: Ben’s Cat – Turf or Dirt?

October 17, 2013 | Gary Quill

Introduced in 1986, the Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, has been duplicated by more than 20 other states. Maryland-sired thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races. After twenty-seven runnings, more than 220 stallions have been [...]

Laurel Park fall meet stakes schedule approved

July 16, 2013 | WNST Staff

LAUREL PARK FALL MEET STAKES SCHEDULE APPROVED LAUREL, MD. 07-16-13—The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 Laurel Park fall schedule today after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this afternoon at its monthly meeting. After a 14-week break, [...]

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Gabby Gaudet Will Take The Racing Analyst Reins at MJC

April 03, 2013 | Gary Quill

BALTIMORE, 04-03-13—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that Gabby Gaudet will replace Frank Carulli as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst after he leaves the company at the end of the Pimlico spring meeting, which begins tomorrow. Gaudet, who will start full-time after Labor Day, will be co-hosting with Carulli on Saturday [...]

Closing Day Selections at Laurel Park plus UAE, Florida and Louisiana Derby Analysis

Closing Day Selections at Laurel Park plus UAE, Florida and Louisiana Derby Analysis

March 29, 2013 | Gary Quill

Thankfully, the Laurel Park winter meet comes to a close on Saturday so that live Maryland racing shifts to Pimlico Race Course on Thursday, April 4th. I happily say, “Good Riddance” to Laurel Park as my Saturday BEST BET and LONGSHOT selections were woeful to say the least, as the record below indicates. It was [...]

Meet Gabby Gaudet, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Saturday at Laurel Park

Meet Gabby Gaudet, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Saturday at Laurel Park

March 22, 2013 | Gary Quill

This is the final entry of my 4 part series to provide thoroughbred horse racing fans a glimpse at the four (4) candidates the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) has selected to be Frank Carulli’s replacement as the on-air television host during Laurel Park and Pimlico Meets. If you read “Part 1”, feel free to skip [...]

Meet Jackie Savoye, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Friday at Laurel Park

Meet Jackie Savoye, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Friday at Laurel Park

March 21, 2013 | Gary Quill

This is Part 3 in my 4 part series to provide thoroughbred horse racing fans a glimpse at the four (4) candidates the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) has selected to be Frank Carulli’s replacement as the on-air television host during Laurel Park and Pimlico Meets. If you have already read “Part 1”, feel free to skip [...]

Meet Dylan Smith, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Thursday at Laurel Park

Meet Dylan Smith, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Thursday at Laurel Park

March 20, 2013 | Gary Quill

This is Part 2 of my 4 part series to provide thoroughbred horse racing fans a glimpse at the four (4) candidates the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) has selected to be Frank Carulli’s replacement as the on-air television host during Laurel Park and Pimlico Meets. If you’ve already read “Part 1”, feel free to skip down to [...]