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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 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 […]

Selections for Saturday races at Laurel Park; Road to the Derby starts at Santa Anita

Selections for Saturday races at Laurel Park; Road to the Derby starts at Santa Anita

January 04, 2013 | Gary Quill

From the conclusion of the Breeders’ Cup during the first weekend in November through the end of the year, thoroughbred horse racings as far as national coverage goes into hibernation. With the new year, every horse turns a year older, and with that every owner who had a 2-year-old colt that showed promise in 2012 […]


Happy New Year: Selections for First Day of Racing in 2013 at Laurel Park

December 31, 2012 | Gary Quill

Should old acquaintance be forgot and GQ’s last Best Bet and Longshot of 2012, Should old acquaintance be forgot in hopes that GQ will pick winners in 2013. It’s a new year, every thoroughbred in the world is a year older and what better way to start 2013 then to take a stab at the […]


Handicappers Great Wins and Bad Beats of 2012; Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

December 28, 2012 | Gary Quill

Horseplayers are a rare breed. While at the track, we love to tell anyone within ear shot about how we just got beat and/or how anyone with half a brain should have known that the horse we bet (and won) would win. It also seems that for every “Great Win” story, there is a “Bad […]


Maryland Jockey Club is Spreading Christmas Cheer / GQ Picks at Laurel Park on Saturday

December 21, 2012 | Gary Quill

Saturday’s live racing card at Laurel Park will be the last one prior to Christmas Day. Live racing returns on Wednesday, Dec. 26th through Saturday the 29th. The 2012 racing season comes to an end on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31st) with a special Monday live racing card. Live racing continues on Tuesday (Jan. 1st) […]

Top 10 Maryland Racing Moments of 2012

Top 10 Maryland Racing Moments of 2012

December 21, 2012 | Gary Quill

With just a few more live racing days remaining in Maryland for 2012, it’s time to recall the Top Ten most exciting thoroughbred chase scenes that took place at a Maryland track. In 2012 there were over 1,300 races contested at the three (3) Maryland thoroughbred tracks (Laurel Park, Pimlico and Timonium). Of course, the […]



December 14, 2012 | Gary Quill

LAUREL, MD. 12-14-12— The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) today announced that they have come to a 10-year agreement for sustained racing at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park. “I am confident and pleased via this agreement,” said Stronach Group chairman Frank Stronach, […]


A Bob Baffert sighting at Laurel Park for Saturday’s Stakes race?

December 07, 2012 | Gary Quill

The 8th day of December will seem more like a day in April as temperatures along the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor hover in the low 60’s. That should bring horse racing fans out to Laurel Park who otherwise had settled into hibernation mode just two weeks prior to the winter solstice. For Saturday December 8th the […]

Whiskey Romeo

Maryland Horsemen and Breeders Long-Term Agreement Will Make Racing Stronger in Free State; Selections for Saturday at Laurel Park

November 30, 2012 | Gary Quill

UPDATED Dec. 1st 10:22am: Please note that the Longshot Play of the Day was SCRATCHED. Since no other top pick qualifies (5-1 or more) to be a Longshot Pick, unfortunately there will be none documented today. On Wednesday the boards of directors of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) and Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) […]


When Thanksgiving and Horse Racing Meet; Thursday Selections at Laurel Park

November 21, 2012 | Gary Quill

Thanksgiving is the one day set aside for families to reflect on the past year and be thankful for ones health, happiness and prosperity. This year I’m thankful for the invitation to become a contributing member of the Horse Racing Nation (HRN) family. It was through the wonders of social media and this blog which […]