Racing News

Connections on a 'Mission' in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile

Jester Calls Nojoy Seeks Stakes Win in $100,000 Juvenile Fillies

BALTIMORE – Coleswood Farm, Inc.’s 2-year-old gelding Coastal Mission, a full brother to retired multiple stakes winner Lewisfield, will get a chance to uphold the family tradition when he lines up against seven rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile at Laurel Park.

Laurel’s Final 2021 Stakes Action Begins Dec. 4 with 2-Year-Olds

$100,000 Juvenile, $100,000 Juvenile Fillies Attract 45 Nominations
Stakes Winning Trainer Bezara Goes Out a Winner Sunday at Laurel

BALTIMORE – Stakes winners Buff Hello, Cynergy’s Star, Local Motive and filly Buff My Boots are among 45 2-year-olds nominated to a pair of juvenile stakes Saturday, Dec. 4 at Laurel Park.

G3 Winner Pickin' Time Captures $100,000 City of Laurel

Belle of the North Goes Last to First in $100,000 Safely Kept
Cordmaker Proves Too Much in $100,000 Richard W. Small

Journeyman Julian Pimentel Takes Last Ride Before Winter Break

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner Returning Home to Contemplate Future

BALTIMORE – Journeyman Julian Pimentel, a Maryland mainstay since 2006 that will be forever linked as the regular rider of late Mid-Atlantic legend Ben’s Cat, is taking the winter off to contemplate his future.

Pimentel, 40, finished sixth aboard Norman Lewis’ 4-year-old filly Castilleja for Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury in Saturday’s opener at Laurel Park, a six-furlong starter-optional claimer for fillies and mares 3 and up.

Stronach 5 has 54 Winning Tickets Worth $1,418

BALTIMORE – Favorites accounted for four of the five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5, but 54 winning tickets were still each worth $1,418.40.

Princess Kokachin Upsets Hello Beautiful in $75,000 Politely

Whereshetoldmetogo Earns 10th Stakes Win in $75,000 Bender Memorial

BALTIMORE – Eric Rizer’s homebred Princess Kokachin, taking a four-race win streak into her stakes debut, outran multiple stakes-winning favorite Hello Beautiful for the early lead and never stopped, then waited out a short inquiry to pull the upset in Friday’s $75,000 Politely at Laurel Park.

Full Fields & Competitive Racing for Thanksgiving Saturday Card

‘Same Ol’ Cordmaker’ Back for More in $100,000 Richard W. Small

BALTIMORE – Thanksgiving weekend continues at Laurel Park with a strong Saturday program featuring full fields and competitive racing led by a trio of post-holiday stakes worth $300,000 in purses.

A total of 97 horses were entered for the nine-race card, an average of 10.7 starters per race, all scheduled for Laurel’s recently refurbished main track. Post time is 12:25 p.m.

Happy Constitution Ships North for $100,000 Safely Kept

Florida-Based Filly Seeks First Stakes Win in Saturday Sprint

BALTIMORE – Elena Racing Inc.’s stakes-placed Happy Constitution will be trading in the warmth of South Florida for the chill of Maryland when she goes after her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Safely Kept at Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 Features $75,000 Bender Memorial

Races from Laurel and Golden Gate, Low 12-Percent Takeout

BALTIMORE – Five sprint races, including the $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial featuring multiple graded stakes-placed Double Crown and nine-time stakes winner Whereshetoldmetogo, comprise Friday’s Stronach 5.

The popular wager with a low 12-percent takeout begins at 3:32 ET at Laurel Park and will conclude at Golden Gate Fields at 4:48 ET.

Everett's Song Puts Streak to Test in $100,000 City of Laurel

Among Field of 10 Entered for Seven-Furlong Sprint Saturday

BALTIMORE – SAB Stable Inc.’s Everett’s Song, a lightly raced son of Liam’s Map that became a stakes winner in his most recent start, will get the chance to continue his progression and earn a fourth straight victory in Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel at Laurel Park.