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Ms Locust Point Makes It Four Straight in $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)

Highlights Six Winter Carnival Day Stakes Worth $950,000 in Purses
LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point pushed her win streak to four races with her fourth career stakes victory and first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at snowy Laurel Park.

Something Awesome Makes the Grade in $250,000 General George

Veteran Gelding Rallies from Far Back in Grade 3 Sprint      
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stable’s Something Awesome rallied from off a contested early pace to score a narrow victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park, earning the first graded-stakes triumph of his career in the seven-furlong sprint for older horses, one of six stakes on the Winter Carnival program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2). 

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Quotes

Trainer John Servis (Ms Locust Point): “She’s just now really learned to settle. You know the old saying, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ I don’t want to throw too much at her too quick. I have to talk with [owners] Mr. [Chuck] Zachney and Jim [Reichenberg] and see if we want to try a Grade 1 next or do we want to try another Grade 2, Grade 3 and see how she handles them. She’s got such a brilliant cruising speed. She clicks off those 12’s like nothing, with her ears pricked.”

$250,000 General George (G3) Quotes

Jose Corrales (trainer, Something Awesome): “These people [Frank Stronach’s Stronach Stables] have been so great for me. They gave me the opportunity of my life. I’ve been waiting to win a [big] race for them. In stake races, I’ve been getting beat a neck, a head.
“I talked to Mr. Stronach. I said, ‘When are you going to send a horse that will win?’  He said, ‘You might have it in your stable.’”

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Stakes-Filled Saturday

Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $950,000 on Winter Carnival Program
LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 for Saturday’s stakes-filled 11-race Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park.
Two horses were live to take down the Rainbow 6 heading into Friday’s ninth race finale, won by Cyndara ($10), growing the jackpot carryover to $3,384.63. Tickets with five of six winners were worth $81.48.

Gaudet Seeks Stakes Win with Unbeaten Dynamic Asset in Miracle Wood

One of Six Stakes Saturday at Laurel Worth $950,000 
Will receive Nancy Alberts Breakthrough Award
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Lacey Gaudet could have a memorable afternoon Saturday at Laurel Park.
After being recognized by the Maryland Racing Media Association with the Nancy Alberts Breakthrough Award, Gaudet will saddle the undefeated 3-year-old Dynamic Asset in the $100,000 Miracle Wood.

Afleet Willy Enters Saturday’s John B. Campbell on a Stakes Roll

Sherini Seeks to Go Out a Stakes Winner in Maryland Racing Media
LAUREL, MD -- BB Horses’ Afleet Willy is entered to seek his fourth stakes victory in five starts in Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

Still Having Fun, He Hate Me Clash in $100,000 Miracle Wood

Seven Sophomore Fillies to Gather for $100,000 Wide Country
Among Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $950,000 in Purses Feb. 17
LAUREL, MD – Stakes-winning sophomores Still Having Fun and He Hate Me take the next important step in their promising careers when they meet up for the first time in the $100,000 Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds Saturday at Laurel Park.

Awesome Banner Looks Like a Million for $250,000 General George

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner to Face 9 Rivals in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sprint
LAUREL, MD – Jacks or Better Farm’s Awesome Banner is scheduled to face nine rivals in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park with an opportunity to join the Thoroughbred millionaire’s club with a victory in the six-furlong sprint, one of six stakes carded on a program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2).

Ms Locust Point Takes Streak into $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)

Headlines Six Winter Carnival Stakes Worth $950,000 in Purses Feb. 17
LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point, already a stakes winner in each of her three local starts, puts that streak on the line as she goes after her first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel Park.