Yesterday and today: May 5 racing highlights

by | May 5, 2016 | Breaking, PA Racing, Pennsylvania, Racing, Regionwide

Monster Sleeping won an allowance at Laurel Park on April 3. Photo by The Racing Biz.

From Staff Reports


There was no racing in the mid-Atlantic region yesterday.

Though both usually race on Wednesdays, neither Penn National nor Charles Town had a card scheduled for yesterday.  Penn National picks up the trail this evening, but because of track maintenance issues, Charles Town has canceled both of its weekend cards.

Laurel Park races its normal Friday-Sunday schedule this week, with Sunday being closing day for the winter meet.  And Parx Racing races on its normal Saturday-Tuesday schedule.


  • Stitcher (5-2) has won four of his last five races — three of them by a neck or less.  The Supreme Cat gelding, trained by Tim Kreiser, is one of the logical contenders in Penn National’s fifth race this evening, a $31,400 allowance test, and he’ll have high-percentage winner Angel Rodriguez in the irons.  But favoritism falls to David Jacobson trainee Chief Lion (9-5), claimed last month for $62,500 at Santa Anita.  Another notable runner is Whatsthequestion (7-2), a six-year-old who was second a neck in the 2014 Valley Forge Stakes at Parx Racing.  Whatsthequestion, also trained by Tim Kreiser, has won his last two, earning a career-top Brisnet speed figure of 105 while beating allowance foes by three last out.  Edwin Gonzalez will ride.
  • Our Racing Data page has links to entries, results, and live video for all of the region’s tracks.  Click on the “Active Tracks” tab.