Racing News

Jockey Karamanos Rides 2,000th Career Winner Sunday at Laurel

Proud Dad Reaches Milestone on Father’s Day Program
LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Horacio Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland since his arrival in 2002, celebrated Father’s Day in style by winning the third race Sunday at Laurel Park for his 2,000th career victory.

Multiple Graded Winner Ben’s Cat Tops ‘Class on the Grass’ Nominations

Six Turf Stakes Worth $450,000 in Purses Saturday, June 24 at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – Ben’s Cat is one of 145 horses nominated to six turf stakes worth $450,000 as part of Laurel Park’s ‘Class on the Grass’ program Saturday, June 24.

Shimmering Aspen Shines Bright in $75,000 Alma North

Cheese On, Limited View Impressive in Maiden Victories
Carryovers, Father’s Day Brunch for Sunday’s Live Program
LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s Shimmering Aspen returned to her winning ways in impressive fashion Saturday, shaking free of an early speed duel and opening up down the stretch to a commanding 5 ¾-length victory in the $75,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.

Handicapping Saturday’s Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park; Blewitt, Courtney and Nicoletti Take a Shot at $1 Million Carryover

Blewitt, Courtney and Nicoletti Take a Shot at $1 Million Carryover
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 could climb as high as $5 million Saturday due to a mandatory payout.
Saturday’s carryover is $998,088.
Gulfstream handicappers Ron Nicoletti, Jason Blewitt and Acacia Courtney look at Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence.
Ron Nicoletti 

Dirtyfoot Tops Competitive Field of Maidens Saturday at Laurel; G1 Winner Yellow Agate Returns in $75,000 Alma North

G1 Winner Yellow Agate Returns in $75,000 Alma North
Karamanos Wins Twice to Move With One of 2,000 Career Victories
Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5
LAUREL, MD – Marshall E. Dowell’s Dirtyfoot, second to subsequent stakes winner He Hate Me in his race debut last month, returns as the program favorite in a competitive $40,000 maiden special weight as part of a 10-race program Saturday at Laurel Park.

Third Time May Be Charm for Miss Temple City at Royal Ascot

Multiple G1 Winner Making Season Debut at Prestigious English Meet
LAUREL, MD – Multiple Grade 1-winning mare Miss Temple City, based with Graham Motion at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., will open her 5-year-old season against males in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) June 20 at Royal Ascot.

Leading Rider McCarthy Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
Jockey Karamanos Remains Three Wins Shy of 2,000 Milestone
World-Class Turf Course Yields Three Track Records Opening Weekend
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider two of the last three years who recently earned his 1,000th career victory, is in the early stages of recovery from successful surgery on his injured left shoulder this week.

G1 Winner Yellow Agate Ends Layoff in $75,000 Alma North

First of 21 Stakes Worth $1.67 Million During 33-Day Summer Meet
LAUREL, MD – China Horse Club International’s Grade 1 winner Yellow Agate, unraced since suffering her first career loss in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) last fall, gets her sophomore season under way in Saturday’s $75,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.

Carrasco Wins Four Saturday at Laurel

Maryland-based Runners Make Mark on Belmont Weekend
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Victor Carrasco won four of Laurel Park’s 11 races Saturday afternoon.
Carrasco won aboard Mysideofthestreet ($9.40) in the fourth, with longshot Littlemissperfect ($33.60) in the fifth, Pizmo Time ($12.20) in the eighth and with Gone Away ($3.40) in the featured 10th race.

G1 Winners Dancing Rags, Yellow Agate Among Alma North Nominees

First Stakes of Laurel Summer Meet Saturday, June 17 Draws 32 Nominations
Irish War Cry Tops Maryland Horses for Saturday Stakes at Belmont Park
Watch and Wager on Belmont Stakes Saturday, Special 12:35 P.M. Post at Laurel