Racing News

Hundreds of Riders Canter for a Cause at Pimlico

Supports Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

BALTIMORE – More than 260 riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond cantered, walked, and trotted their horses across Pimlico Race Couse Sunday while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of Canter for a Cause.

Russo and Vargas Team Up for Two Claiming Crown Preview Wins

Sanchez Rides Two Preview Winners

BALTIMORE – Trainer Frank Russo and jockey Jorge Vargas Jr. combined to win two of the five Claiming Crown Preview races held Sunday at Laurel Park, while jockey Mychel Sanchez also had two preview wins.

The five preview race winners earned an automatic berth to the 23rd Claiming Crown, to be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at Gulfstream Park. This will be the 10th consecutive year Gulfstream will play host to the event. All preview winners will receive $2,500 toward shipping costs.

Stronach 5 Returns $11,497

Seven Winning Tickets with $26.60 Winner

BALTIMORE – There were seven winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $11,497.70.

Friday’s Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park along with three turf races and a low 12-percent takeout.

Apprentice Bryson Butterfly Gets First Riding Win in Maryland

Teenager Captures Friday Opener at Laurel Park

BALTIMORE – In his only mount of the day and 11th since bringing his tack to Maryland at the start the month, 16-year-old apprentice Bryson Butterfly picked up his first winner at Laurel Park when Alpha Queue cruised to a front-running 7 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s opener.

Ness Holds Strong Hand in Sunday's Claiming Crown Preview Day

Five ‘Win and In’ Qualifiers for 23rd Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park

BALTIMORE – Ranking among the overall leaders among both trainers and owners in Maryland this year, Jamie Ness will be well-represented when Laurel Park hosts Claiming Crown Preview Day Sunday, Oct. 10.

Ness, who turns 47 Oct. 29, has five horses entered in four of the five Preview races on the eight-race card. First-race post time is 12:40 p.m.

Two Races from Both Santa Anita & Laurel Highlight Friday's Stronach 5

Low 12-Percent Takeout, Three Turf Races, and a Race from Gulfstream

BALTIMORE – Friday’s Stronach 5 will feature three turf races, two races from both Santa Anita Park and Laurel Park, and a low 12-percent takeout.

The popular wager continues to offer a strong return on investment. Despite not having a winner paying more than $9.60 last week, there were 40 winning tickets each worth $1,525.70.

Multiple Stakes Winner Dontletsweetfoolya Nearing Comeback Race

Fraudulent Charge Back Friday; Impressive Juvenile H.P. Moon Sidelined
Trainer Gonzalez Approaching 1,000th Career Win Milestone
Juvenile Turf Fillies, G3-Placed Edie Meeny Miny Mo Top Thursday Card

BALTIMORE – Five Hellions Farm’s multiple stakes-winning 4-year-old filly Dontletsweetfoolya, unraced since mid-June, has been working steadily toward a scheduled return later this month.

Breeders’ Cup a Consideration for Selima Winner Consumer Spending

Cannon’s Roar Targeting Maryland Million Turf Following Laurel Dash

BALTIMORE – Klaravich Stables Inc.’s Consumer Spending will be under consideration for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) following her impressive victory in the $150,000 Selima Saturday at Laurel Park.

Tuned Extends Win Streak to Three in $100,000 All Along

Tide of the Sea Classy Winner of $100,000 Japan Turf Cup
Xy Speed Rewards Connections with Win in $100,000 Laurel Dash

BALTIMORE – Al Shaqab Racing’s Tuned, a 5-year-old daughter of Toronado, has in trainer Graham Motion’s words “turned it around,” running away from stablemate Oyster Box down the stretch to win Saturday’s $100,000 All Along by 3 ¼ lengths for her third consecutive victory. It was another two lengths behind Oyster Box to Sweet Sami D in third.

Consumer Spending Pays Dividends in $150,000 Selima

Breeders’ Cup On Radar for Talented 2-Year-Old Filly

BALTIMORE – Klaravich Stables Inc.’s Consumer Spending made her stakes debut a winning one, surging past horses late and drawing away by 2 ½ lengths while under wraps in Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Laurel Park.