Racing News

Journeyman Feargal Lynch Heating Up at Summer Meet

A Mo Reay Ships in for Pletcher to Capture Friday Feature
Laurel Doors Open 10:45 A.M. Saturday, 12:40 First Live Post

BALTIMORE – With teenage sensations Jeiron Barbosa and Charlie Marquez challenging established veterans such as Jevian Toledo and Victor Carrasco for superiority in Maryland’s jockey colony, the return of journeyman Feargal Lynch went relatively unnoticed.

De Francis Dash on Table for G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis

Watch and Wager from Laurel on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes
Three Allowances Among Friday’s Live Nine-Race Program

BALTIMORE – Given time to recover from his late March trip to Dubai, Grade 3 winner Wondrwherecraigis is likely to launch his comeback next month in the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.

Twilight Gleaming, Chardy Party Top Stormy Blues Nominees

Stablemates Among 44 Nominated to $100,000 Turf Sprint Stakes
Among Three Grass Stakes Worth $250,000 in Purses Sunday, June 19
Laurel Hosting Live Nine-Race Program Friday Starting at 12:40 P.M.

BALTIMORE – Twilight Gleaming and Chardy Party, graded-stakes winning stablemates trained by Wesley Ward, top eight stakes winners among 44 nominees to the $100,000 Stormy Blues Sunday, June 19 at Laurel Park.

Exculpatory Nears Return, July 16 De Francis Dash on Radar

G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis Turns In Sunday Breeze at Laurel
Jockey Feargal Lynch Triples Sunday, Live Racing Returns June 10

BALTIMORE – Grace Merryman’s Exculpatory, whose racing journey has seen him transform from hard-luck horse to stakes winner, continues to progress forwardly toward his season debut later this month with a potential start in July’s $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on the horizon.

Stakes Winner Dontletsweetfoolya Trying Turf Again in Sunday Feature

Nominations for June 19 Stakes Close Sunday, Father’s Day Buffet on Tap
Apprentice Barbosa, Trainer Gonzalez Register Saturday Hat Tricks

BALTIMORE – Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya, a multiple stakes winner on dirt, will get a second chance on the turf when she returns to her preferred sprint distance in Sunday’s featured sixth race at Laurel Park.

Epic Idea, Whispurring Kitten Meet Again in Saturday Feature

Juvenile Colt Pompous Prince Impressive in Friday Maiden Triumph
My My Girl, Away to Return Sharp Allowance Winners Friday

BALTIMORE – Michael Merryman-trained stablemates Epic Idea and Whispurring Kitten, separated by 2 ¼ lengths in the $100,000 The Very One May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course, will share the starting gate for a second time in two weeks in Saturday’s co-featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

14 Stakes Worth $1.3 Million During Laurel Summer Meet

$150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Set for July 16
Nine-Race Opening Day Program Starts at 12:40 P.M. Friday

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club will offer a total of 14 stakes worth $1.3 million in purses, highlighted by the 31st running of the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash July 16, during Laurel Park’s 37-day summer meet which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 21.

Laurel’s Summer Meet Begins Friday as Pimlico Meet Concludes

Russell, Sillaman Tie Atop Trainer Standings, Toledo Takes Jockey Title
Laurel Opens Friday with 12:40 p.m. First Post

BALTIMORE – Thoroughbred racing in Maryland will resume Friday when Laurel Park opens for its summer meet.

Pimlico Race Course wrapped up its 2022 meet Monday with Jevian Toledo winning the riding title and Brittany Russell and Richard Sillaman sharing the training title.

Preakness Meet Title First at Pimlico for Journeyman Toledo

Russell, Sillaman Tied Atop Trainer Standings into Monday Finale
Eight-Race Memorial Day Holiday Program Starts at 12:40 P.M.

BALTIMORE – By the time the high-profile Preakness Meet wraps up with Monday’s special Memorial Day holiday program at historic Pimlico Race Course, there will be significant firsts in both the jockey and trainer standings.

G3-Placed Veteran Eastern Bay Rolls to Saturday Feature Score

15th Career Victory for 8-Year-Old Gelding to Top $638K in Earnings

BALTIMORE – Grade 3-placed Eastern Bay, racing second off the claim for Built Wright Stables and trainer Norman ‘Lynn’ Cash, swept to the lead in mid-stretch and sprinted clear for his 15th career victory in a 9-1 upset of Saturday’s feature race at historic Pimlico Race Course.