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$200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2) Quotes

Trainer Christophe Clement (Blacktype): “I thought that there were three or four horses in the race with some speed so I wanted to be able to settle behind it. He was maybe a touch further back than what I was expecting but he was very comfortable and he got a great ride from Trevor McCarthy. He was able to save ground and finished very well on the inside.”

$150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3) Quotes

Stuart Janney III (owner, My Impression): “I thought she was very impressive. Obviously, he [Jose Ortiz] rode her beautifully, as he always does. He found that hole and she just had tremendous kick coming home. I couldn’t have been more pleased with what I saw.

Totally Drenched Takes Laurel Friday Feature; Multiple Carryovers for Saturday’s Commonwealth Day Program

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Multiple Carryovers for Saturday’s Commonwealth Day Program

American Patriot Set for Show of Strength in G2 Commonwealth Derby; Commonwealth One of Three Graded Races, Eight Stakes Worth $850,000

Commonwealth One of Three Graded Races, Eight Stakes Worth $850,000
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LAUREL, MD – Beaten by less than a length in a Grade 1 stakes in his most recent start, WinStar Farm’s American Patriot will be viewed as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2) at Laurel Park.

Two Notch Road Aims for Knockout in $60,000 Punch Line

Away We Go Tops Field of 11 in $60,000 Oakley
Eleven Juveniles Share Spotlight in $60,000 Jamestown
LAUREL, MD – Three weeks after coming within a half-length of his first graded stakes victory, 9-year-old gelding Two Notch Road has his sights set on a third straight win in the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

Super Allison Trying New Ground in G2 Commonwealth Oaks; Stakes Winner Making Grass, Graded Debut in $150,000 Turf Test

Stakes Winner Making Grass, Graded Debut in $150,000 Turf Test
LAUREL, MD – Already this year Matt Shera’s Super Allison owns a stakes win and pair of victories against her elders from seven starts. She’ll face her toughest test yet Saturday at Laurel Park, making her grass and graded stakes debut in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

Force the Pass Seeks Return to Form in G2 Commonwealth Turf Cup

Grade 1 Winner Chasing First 2016 Victory in $200,000 Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ homebred Force the Pass had a 3-year-old season to remember in 2015, winning four of eight starts including the Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) and never finishing worse than third while banking more than $1.1 million in purse earnings.

Allen’s Family, Racing Legacy Come Together Saturday at Laurel; Bert Allen Stakes Named for Late Father of Maryland-Based Trainer

Bert Allen Stakes Named for Late Father of Maryland-Based Trainer 
 LAUREL, MD – Even if he didn’t have a starter on the card, trainer Ferris Allen wouldn’t dream of being anywhere else but Laurel Park on Saturday for its 11-race Commonwealth Day program.

Rose Brier Targets Third Straight Win in $60,000 Bert Allen

Complete St. Back to Defend Title in $60,000 Brookmeade
LAUREL, MD – Though he has raced and won at multiple tracks up and down the East Coast, Panic Stable’s Rose Brier is never more at home than in Maryland. The 7-year-old gelding has made four of his 34 career starts at both Laurel Park and historic Pimlico Race Course, all of them wins, each of them in stakes.

American Patriot Brings Strong Credentials into $200,000 Commonwealth Derby

Grade 1 Stakes-Placed Colt among 10 Entered in Grade 2 Turf Event
LAUREL, MD – WinStar Farm LLC’s American Patriot was among 10 3-year-olds entered Wednesday in Saturday’s $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2), bringing Grade 1 stakes-placed credentials into the 1 1/8-mile turf stakes presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance at Laurel Park.