Racing News

Ready to Purrform Impressive Winner of $150,000 Laurel Futurity

Unbeaten in Two Starts, 2-Year-Old Colt Headed to Breeders’ Cup Next
First of Five Stakes Worth $600,000 in Purses in Fall Festival of Racing

BALTIMORE – Donegal Racing’s Ready to Purrform, in just his second career start and first in a stakes, lived up to his name and will be pointed to the Breeders’ Cup following a powerful 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park.

There are 40 Winners in Friday's Stronach 5

Tickets worth $1,525

BALTIMORE – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park’s opening day program, produced 40 winning tickets with each worth $1,525.70.

No winner in the sequence returned more than $9.60.

Quick Turnaround for Battle Station in $100,000 Laurel Dash

Fourth of Five Turf Stakes Worth $600,000 in Purses Saturday

BALTIMORE – RB Racing’s 6-year-old multiple stakes winner Battle Station, beaten a nose in the Parx Dash (G3) two starts back, returns in just seven days as part of a wide-open field of 12 entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash at Laurel Park.

Knicks Go Co-Breeder Sabrina Moore Enjoying the Ride

Discusses Knicks Go Siblings, Dam, and Running Business

BALTIMORE - It was a cold and eventful January evening when Pegasus World Cup Invitational Champion (G1) Knicks Go, rated first in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, came into this world.

Co-breeder Sabrina Moore now recounts that evening as the Maryland-bred prepares for his final start before the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in Saturday’s Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Robin Sparkles Rolls to Turf Sprint Feature Win at Laurel Thursday

Watch and Wager on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Program Sunday at Laurel

BALTIMORE – Michael Schrader’s Robin Sparkles, racing outside of her native New York for the first time, tuned up for her return to stakes competition with a 1 ¼-length victory in Thursday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Oceans Map Seeks Clear Sailing in $100,000 Japan Turf Cup

Tuned Looking to Extend Streak to Three in $100,000 All Along
Among Five Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

BALTIMORE – Oceans Map, a last out stakes winner at the distance for owner-trainer Gregg Sacco, looks to make it two in a row when the 4-year-old gelding lines up against six others in Saturday’s $100,000 Japan Turf Cup at Laurel Park.

Epic Luck Puts Streak to Test in $150,000 Laurel Futurity

Undefeated Gelding Seeking Second Consecutive Stakes Win
Among Five Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

BALTIMORE – There is serendipity in Lynn and Mark Ashby’s undefeated stakes winner being named Epic Luck. The 2-year-old gelding came along at a time when the trainer and co-breeder saw an entire division of her operation suddenly cease while her husband and co-owner has been battling cancer.

Thursday Feature a Place to Shine for Robin Sparkles

Nine Races on Tap as Live Racing Returns to Laurel Park

BALTIMORE – A third-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares sprinting 5 ½ furlongs on the Dahlia turf course helps to spice up a nine-race card as live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday to open Fall Festival of Racing weekend.

First race post time is 12:40 p.m.

Motion Duo Ready for Stakes Debut in $150,000 Selima

Among Five Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

BALTIMORE – Two years after using the race as a bridge to the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Graham Motion will send out maiden winner Sparkle Blue and maiden Luna Antonia for their first stakes engagements in Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Laurel Park.

Santa Anita Returns to Stronach 5

Low 12-Percent Takeout, Other Races From Gulfstream, Laurel & Golden Gate

BALTIMORE – Santa Anita Park’s much-anticipated opening day Friday also means it will be one of five featured races as part of the popular Stronach 5.

The cross-country wager with a low 12-percent takeout will also feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence includes three turf races and maiden special weight events for 2-year-olds from Santa Anita and Laurel.