Laurel Park: News and notes for March 10
From a Maryland Jockey Club release
- Clerk of Scales Frank Saumell reported jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Steve Hamilton were taken to Howard County Hospital for observation following a three-horse spill near the eighth pole in Race 8. Jockey Edwin Gonzalez, whose mount, Gato Dolce, broke down and caused the chain reaction spill, escaped serious injury. Gato Dolce was enthanized…
- Meet-leading jockey Jorge Vargas, Jr. added two winners with Phil’s Cocktail ($12.20) in the second race and Oldfashioned Club ($4) in the fifth. J.D. Acosta also won twice aboard Brighton Lane ($7.20) in the sixth and Royal Crusader ($8.80) in the eighth, and Sheldon Russell doubled on Delta Outlaw ($4.40) in the seventh and Presenter ($7.20) in the ninth.
- The Maryland Jockey Club on Saturday hosted its second annual Students on Track program to introduce college students to all aspects of thoroughbred racing. A total of 28 students from the University of Maryland, Goucher College, Equine Studies Institute, University of Findlay and Virginia Tech took part in the program, which ran from 9 a.m. top 1 p.m. The program allowed currently enrolled college students the chance to watch morning workouts and interact with persons playing a vital role in a horse’s daily care, take part in a three-person panel discussion/question and answer session, and network with racing experts during the early live races. This year’s panel was comprised of Dr. Charles Arensberg, veterinarian at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.; Jocelyn Brooks, chief of staff at prominent owner Sagamore Farm; and Jessica Hammond, program administrator for Beyond the Wire, the Maryland racing community’s aftercare initiative.
- The 20-cent Rainbow 6 saw its carryover jackpot swell to $62,695.08 for Sunday after going unsolved on Saturday’s nine-race program. A total of $31,612 was wagered into the popular multi-race wager, adding to a carryover of $52,584 from Friday’s program. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $583.76.