Without racing – and with no clear date of return – Maryland horsemen are feeling their way forward while keeping safety top of mind.
Hours after landing in Dubai for the UAE Derby, trainer Jerry O’Dwyer, set to saddle Shotski, learned the race and the World Cup card were canceled.
For the second straight Sunday, apprentice rider Charlie Marquez posted a hat trick, winning three races at Laurel Park.
Miracle Wood winner Lebda cruised home to win the Private Terms Stakes Saturday at Laurel, giving trainer Claudio Gonzalez two stakes wins on the day.
In her first start in three months, Arrifana prevailed in an absolute thriller in the Nellie Morse Stakes at Laurel Park.
Dominant Wide Country Stakes winner Naughty Thoughts will look to double up in Saturday’s Beyond the Wire Stakes at Laurel Park.
Big City Bob will make his first start since last October’s G1 Champagne, in which he finished third, in Saturday’s Private Terms for 3yo at Laurel Park.
The well-bred Amanite hit the ground running today at Laurel Park, winning a maiden special weight at first asking.
Graded stakes winner Shotski gets a big test in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth, and he’s already taking the barn of Jerry O’Dwyer into uncharted territory.
In her first move since winning the Maryland Juvenile Filly by a dozen lengths, Hello Beautiful showed trainer Brittany Russell “just what we wanted.”
John Jones won an allowance/optional claimer at Laurel Park Saturday and now is headed back to stakes company.
Shotski, who trains at and broke his maiden at Laurel Park, breezed a half-mile Saturday in preparation for next week’s G2 Fountain of Youth.
Jack Harmon, the timer at Laurel Park for nearly 50 years, stepped down at the end of January, ending a career in which he’s seen, well, everything.
Now that the weekend’s Laurel Park stakes are in the book, we’ve got answers to those five questions we posed last week…
When Stroll Smokin cruised home a length clear in the Laurel Park finale, it gave trainer Jerry Robb the 2,000th win of his stellar career.
Firenze Fire and Majestic Reason scored in Grade 3 races at Laurel Park today – and that either was in the house was something of a surprise.
Lebda, in the Miracle Wood, and Naughty Thoughts, in the Wide Country, posted front-running upset scores in two Laurel sophomore stakes.
Laurel Park has five stakes on tap for February 15, including two Grade 3 events in the Barbara Fritchie and General George. We’ve got five questions.
Saturday’s G3 General George is topped by millionaire Firenze Fire, with local hopeful Still Having Fun among his rivals.