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Meet Ryan Fogelsonger, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Wednesday at Laurel Park

Meet Ryan Fogelsonger, On-Air Guest Handicapper on Wednesday at Laurel Park

March 19, 2013 | Gary Quill

This is Part 1 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. They are Ryan Fogelsonger, Dylan Smith, Jacqueline “Jackie” Savoye and [...]

GQ’s Very Own “Funnie” and Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

GQ’s Very Own “Funnie” and Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

March 16, 2013 | Gary Quill

Today I proudly unveil my very own “Funnie”, which obviously has a Maryland theme. This equine drawing masterpiece was a collaborative effort of yours truly and Marcy “Mel” Leonard of Daily Racing Funnies. The turnaround time on my order was amazingly quick, her attention to detail is first-rate, and willingness to let you “have it [...]

Horse Racing Progress: GQ and “Mel” Join Forces

Horse Racing Progress: GQ and “Mel” Join Forces

March 07, 2013 | Gary Quill

Progress. Webster defines progress, “positive development, usually of a gradual kind, toward achieving a goal or reaching a higher standard”.  In the 40+ years that I’ve been an enthusiastic thoroughbred horse racing fan, there has been plenty of progress. Racing surfaces, medications, jockey and horse equipment, tote systems and types of wagers have all been [...]

Handicapping Tourney and Selections at Laurel Park Saturday plus Gotham is lone Derby Prep

Handicapping Tourney and Selections at Laurel Park Saturday plus Gotham is lone Derby Prep

March 01, 2013 | Gary Quill

On Saturday at Laurel Park the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) will host a “Champions” Handicapping Tournament limited to 250 entries. Entry fee is $100 plus a $200 tournament bankroll. As of noon on Friday, there are still openings. One can register at Laurel Park on Saturday starting at 9am. Tournament participants receive complimentary parking, admission, [...]

Saturday Selections for Laurel Park plus FOY and Risen Star Derby Preps

Saturday Selections for Laurel Park plus FOY and Risen Star Derby Preps

February 22, 2013 | Gary Quill

Youth springs eternal and stars are on the rise this weekend the national horse racing spotlight will be on Florida and Louisiana as Kentucky Derby prep graded stakes races are on tap Saturday at Gulfstream Park (Hallendale, FL) and Fairgrounds (New Orleans, LA). These two (2) races are the first two of the eight (8) [...]

Saturday Selections for Laurel Park plus El Camino Real Derby

Saturday Selections for Laurel Park plus El Camino Real Derby

February 15, 2013 | Gary Quill

During this 3-day President’s Day weekend the national horse racing spotlight will be on California and Arkansas as. Kentucky Derby prep graded stakes races are on tap Saturday at Golden Gate Fields (Albany/Berkeley,CA) and on Monday at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, AR). These two (2) races are the final ones of the first (Prep Season) [...]

Porcupine & Puppies Super Bowl Prognosticators; Selections for Laurel Park plus 3 Derby Preps

February 01, 2013 | Gary Quill

Everyone is an expert these days. Every network has a panel of “experts” willing to offer their two-cents worth of analysis and prediction on who win the Super Bowl. When I was a kid growing up during the single-digit Super Bowl era, there was just one expert, Jimmy “The Greek” Synder. Over the past few [...]

Selections for Saturday at Laurel Park; Derby Trail Stops at Gulfstream Park (FL) for Holy Bull Stakes

Selections for Saturday at Laurel Park; Derby Trail Stops at Gulfstream Park (FL) for Holy Bull Stakes

January 25, 2013 | Gary Quill

On Saturday (Jan. 26th), ten potential Triple Crown nominees will run in the $400k Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Run at a distance of 1 1/16th miles, scheduled Post Time for this Derby point system event is 5:05pm (EST). The 4-5 Morning Line (M/L) favorite is #1 – Shanghai Bobby (Todd Pletcher trained; [...]

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Selections and Sunshine Millions Promo at Laurel Park; Derby Trail Hits The Big Easy

January 18, 2013 | Gary Quill

Wear Orange and get in FREE! That’s how Laurel Park. is celebrating Florida’s Sunshine Millions Day being held at Gulfstream Park. Huh?! Both Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park are owned by The Stronach Group. Therefore, in an effort to boost attendance and handle at all Stronach Group owned tracks, the marketing department comes up with [...]

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Maryland Horse Racing: The Mid-Atlantic Sleeper; Selections for Saturday at Laurel Park

January 11, 2013 | Gary Quill

In a recent Bloodhorse.com article by Tom LaMarra titled “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm (12)“, he makes an observation about thoroughbred racing in the state of Maryland, that many who cover this industry seem to ignore. That is, the quality of horse racing in the Free State will dramatically improve in 2013. Here’s an [...]