Impressive Charles Town debuts, and more: The week in maiden winners

by | Apr 10, 2019 | Breaking, Racing, Regionwide, Top Stories


Blameitonthekiss broke her maiden April 7 at Laurel Park.. Photo by The Racing Biz.

A pair of first-time starters were impressive winners in maiden special weight competition at Charles Town Races over the past racing week.

On April 4, Takemetodinner blitzed a field of three-year-olds to win a 6 1/2-furlong contest by nearly seven lengths in 1:20.21 for the two-turn trip on a fast track. A Maryland-bred Tritap gelding, Takemetodinner zipped to the early lead and had no trouble pulling away from his overmatched rivals. Takemetodinner was ridden to victory by Christian Hiraldo for owner-trainer Ronney Brown, who also bred him. Takemetodinner paid $9.80 to win.

Two days later, another firster, High Fiber, dominated his five rivals in a state-bred maiden special weight event. With Ramon Maldonado up, High Fiber took the 4 1/2-furlong contest by three lengths in 52.42 seconds for the one-turn dash. High Fiber, a gelding by Fiber Sonde, was bred by Francis Daniel, III and is trained by David Walters for owner Michael Miller.




Winner (state bred), trainer, and jockeyLevel$2 win payout
Best Shot (WV), trained by T C Grams and ridden by O FloresMSW s$3.80
Gio Lemon (VA), trained by N R Morris and ridden by C MarreroMCL 5000$7.40
High Fiber (WV), trained by D Walters and ridden by R MaldonadoMSW s$4.00
Mean to Amend (WV), trained by E L Tobin and ridden by C HiraldoMSW s$6.20
Nurse Nicky (WV), trained by J D McKee and ridden by C J DelgadoMCL 5000 s$4.20
Princess Donna (MD), trained by J C Runco and ridden by K MoralesMCL 5000$4.00
Quirky (KY), trained by J C Runco and ridden by A BocachicaMSW$5.00
Takemetodinner (MD), trained by R W Brown and ridden by C HiraldoMSW$9.80


Two runners with exactly opposite resumes won bottom-level maiden races at Laurel Park during the just-completed racing week.

On April 5, Conquistodor Fuego, a six-year-old veteran of 37 races — without a single victory — finally broke through in his 38th career start. The Maryland-bred Friesan Fire gelding won by a half-length in 1:12.17 for six furlongs under Brittany Scampton. Bred by Dr. Fred Lewis and owned by his Lewis Family Racing Stable, Conquistodor Fuego is trained at Laurel by Carlos Mancilla. He now has a win to go with his dozen other in-the-money finishes, as well as earnings of nearly $53,000.

The following day, at that same $10,000 level, first-time starter St. Cherubin did the honors, romping to victory by seven lengths under jockey Jorge Ruiz. St. Cherubin, a four-year-old filly by Forty Tales, is trained and owned by Corby Caiazzo and was bred in Maryland by Caiazzo and Stephen Sinatra.


Horse (state bred), trainer, and jockeyLevel$2 win payoff
Blameitonthekiss (Md), trained by Potts Wayne and ridden by Ho WMCL 40000$3.20
Conquistodor Fuego (Md), trained by Mancilla Carlos A and ridden by Scampton BMCL 10000$25.00
Day the Music Died (Md), trained by Trombetta Michael J and ridden by Pimentel JMCL 40000$4.20
Fire Marshal (Md), trained by Capuano Dale and ridden by Correa JMCL 10000$6.20
Kojo’s Queen (Ky), trained by Demeritte Larry and ridden by Lopez AMCL 10000$14.40
Marylander (Md), trained by Bailes W Robert and ridden by Boyce FMCL 40000$6.00
St. Cherubin (Md), trained by Caiazzo Corby and ridden by Ruiz JMCL 10000$23.20



Horse (state bred), trainer, and jockeyLevel$2 win payoff
Blazing D. R. (PA), trained by T H Shea and ridden by J A HernandezMCL 5000$6.20
Glacier Express (PA), trained by E C McClellan and ridden by T ConnerMCL 8000 s$5.60
Keltoi (PA), trained by R Madrigal, Sr. and ridden by I BeatoMCL 25000$4.00
My Sweet Pea (FL), trained by J F Bobadilla and ridden by L H MunarMCL 5000$4.40
The Last Yannuzzi (PA), trained by K A Graci and ridden by J A HernandezMCL 15000$5.60



Horse (state bred), trainer, and jockeyLevel$2 win payoff
Brazen Prince (KY), trained by G D Sacco and ridden by F PenningtonMCL 10000$3.60
Helotes (KY), trained by J C Guerrero and ridden by J GarciaMCL 20000$6.60
Neom (KY), trained by J C Servis and ridden by F PenningtonMSW$4.00
Nobiz Like Jetbiz (KY), trained by P Conrad and ridden by E RiveraMCL 40000$8.60
Tomarie (PA), trained by M K Montoya and ridden by A SalgadoMCL 40000$22.20
Zensational Dixie (KY), trained by R Mosco and ridden by A SalgadoMCL 10000$10.20