“Beyond thought” is how one person described the idea of a million-dollar race at Charles Town – but there it was Saturday, despite the rain and cold.
In our latest weekend wrap, some stars return, up-and-comers rule the roost, and a quick look at handle.
Horses shipping into Laurel Park necessitate a complicated process – but no one minds if they get the money.
Kevin Gomez earned his first career stakes win in today’s Primonetta at Laurel Park aboard Absatootly.
The improving Lights of Medina benefited from the scratch of favored Jenda’s Agenda and won today’s Weber City Miss Stakes at Laurel Park.
Today’s Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park was something of a replay of the Private Terms – but easier for Twisted Tom this time.
The owners of the Charles Town Classic and Sugar Maple winners probably agree on at least one thing: “The whole life is about family,” one said.
Things kept happening in pairs on the undercard of this afternoon’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic.
Our Charles Town Classic day dashboard and stakes snippets…
Today’s Late Pick 4 at Charles Town, featuring the G2 Charles Town Classic, has a $1.25 million guarantee.
Trainer Jason Servis spent some of his formative years living in a trailer park in Charles Town. Saturday he’ll saddle Sunny Ridge to try to win $750,000 there.
Charles Town trainers tackling open company on Saturday’s big card know they’re up against it – but “it’s up to the horses,” one says.
Saturday’s edition of “Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network” will feature Stanton Salter, Ted Black, and more.
Only one favorite has won the Charles Town Classic in its eight-year history. Who were the longest shots to win it?
The three fillies at the head of the Charles Town sophomore class all will run in undercard stakes Saturday, though one, Cuttin Edge Tech, will take on the boys.
Oft-injured jockey Sheldon Russell will return to action Friday at Laurel Park.
Undefeated Jenda’s Agenda will secure a spot in next month’s Black Eyed Susan Stakes with a win in Saturday’s Weber City Miss at Laurel Park.
Stanford will look to defend his G2 Charles Town Classic title Saturday against a field that includes 2014 champ Imperative.
Saturday’s Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park offers the winner a spot in the Preakness, and five runners are bidding for it.
With his win in the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire surged to the top of the NTRA Top 3-year-old Poll, while Arrogate held the top spot overall.