Harpers First Ride Defends $100,000 Deputed Testamony Title

G3 Winner Earns Fifth Career Stakes Victory by 1 ½ Lengths BALTIMORE – GMP Stables, Arnold Bennewith and Cypress Creek Equine’s Grade 3 winner Harpers First Ride coasted to an easy lead early then dug in under a late challenge from favored Magic Michael to defend his title by 1 ½ lengths in Saturday’s $100,000 […]

Russell Reaches 1,500 Win Milestone in $100,000 Alma North

Jockey Guides 1-9 Favorite Hello Beautiful to 3 ¾-Length Score BALTIMORE – Jockey Sheldon Russell celebrated his 1,500th career victory in style Saturday, guiding Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stables and Magic City Stables’ Hello Beautiful to a popular 3 ¾-length score in the $100,000 Alma North at historic Pimlico Race Course. The […]

Bargain Buy Paisley Singing Lands in $100,000 Alma North

First of Three Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses on Saturday Card Jockey Marquez Pads Meet Lead with Riding Double Friday BALTIMORE – Rather than wait for the state fair meet which opens in late August, trainer Charlie Frock decided to wheel his bargain basement stable star Paisley Singing back in just three weeks for Saturday’s […]

Harpers First Ride Targets Repeat in $100,000 Deputed Testamony

G3 Winner, Leading Trainer Gonzalez Seek 11th Victory Together Saturday BALTIMORE – GMP Stables, Arnold Bennewith and Cypress Creek Equine’s Grade 3 winner Harpers First Ride and Maryland’s leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez, who celebrated a successful reunion last month, will look to keep their mojo going Saturday in defense of last year’s victory in the […]

Hello Beautiful Chasing Sixth Stakes Win in $100,000 Alma North

Maryland-Bred Filly Edged by Undefeated Chub Wagon in Previous Start BALTIMORE – Racing for the first time in nearly four months, Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stables and Magic City Stables’ Hello Beautiful flashed her multiple stakes-winning form and came within a neck of handing undefeated Chub Wagon her first career loss in […]

Laki Looking to Make his Point in $100,000 Challedon

Whereshetoldmetogo Among Rivals in Six-Furlong Sprint BALTIMORE – The laundry list of accomplishments for Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki includes at least one stakes victory in each of the last five years, seven overall topped by the 2020 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), a pair of Maryland-bred championships and $825,162 in purse earnings from […]

‘Accidental Trainer’ McDermott Relishes First Career Victory

Balancing Farm Work with Being G1-Winning Steeplechase Rider McMahon Wins Twice Sunday, Live Racing Returns Friday, July 30 BALTIMORE – Born in Ireland, where he has won more than 100 races riding over jumps, Sean McDermott has enjoyed similar success on the steeplechase circuit since coming to the United States. He has ranked in the […]

Field Pass Gutsy Winner of $200,000 BWI Turf Cup

Finds Narrow Opening Late for Fourth Career Graded Victory BALTIMORE – Three Diamonds Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winner Field Pass squeezed through a narrow opening along the rail in deep stretch and muscled his way to a popular neck triumph over stubborn pacesetter Ramsey Solution in Saturday’s $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) at historic Pimlico […]

Tightly Twisted Pulls the Upset in $100,000 Big Dreyfus

No Stopping Can The Queen in $100,000 Sensible Lady BALTIMORE – Trainer Juanita Bennett admitted when she saw the entries for the $100,000 Big Dreyfus, including Klaravich Stables Inc.’s 4-5 favorite and stakes-placed filly Counterparty Risk, “I was like ‘Oh my gosh.’ “ But Bennett’s 5-year-old mare Tightly Twisted, owned by Fiasco Farms, Ltd and […]

Indian Lake Shimmers in $100,000 Bald Eagle Derby Victory

Sophomore Gelding Goes 1 ½ Miles in Front for First Stakes Win BALTIMORE – Gap View Stables and Jagger, Inc.’s Indian Lake, having only run twice previously on turf and never farther than a mile and 70 yards in 16 starts, conquered both the course and distance with a front-running three-quarter-length triumph over favored Experience […]