Racing News

Dancing House Leads 1-2 Finish for McLaughlin in G2 Barbara Fritchie

LAUREL, MD – Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin shipped two horses to Laurel Park Saturday with the specific purpose of earning graded-stakes credentials for Dancing House and Clothes Fall Off in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3), and he came away with a 1-2 finish in the seven-furlong stakes for fillies and mares.

Kid Cruz Finds Winner’s Circle in Campbell

LAUREL, MD – Kid Cruz, winless since taking the Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont in July of 2014, drove three-wide down the stretch to win the $75,000 John B. Campbell Saturday at Laurel Park by a half-length over Souper Lucky.

Page McKenney Out of Campbell, Will Run Monday in General George (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Page McKenney, the 7-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s John B. Campbell Handicap, has been scratched and will now run in the $250,000 General George (G3) Monday, Feb. 15.
The Campbell is to be run today at 1 1/8 miles. The General George will be run at seven furlongs. The General George will mark the first time since March 7, 2013 that Page McKenney will run at less than a mile. He finished a distant second in a six-furlong $15,000 maiden claimer at Penn National.

Sonny Inspired Seeks Home-Track Edge in Monday’s G3 General George

Millionaire Page McKenney Possible Starter in Seven-Furlong Sprint
Undefeated Charmed Victory Among 6 Sophomores in $75,000 Miracle Wood
Social Butterfly Seeks Back-to-Back Stakes Wins in Wide Country     

Page McKenney Set to Continue ‘Claim-to-Fame’ Journey at Laurel

Maryland-Based 2015 Horse of the Year Returns in Campbell or General George
LAUREL, MD – Avie is scheduled to make what will likely be the final start of her 32-race career to little fanfare in Saturday’s fourth race at Laurel Park. Yet, when the 6-year-old Maryland-bred mare takes to the track for the 5 ½-furlong optional claiming allowance, it will be a truly significant moment for her owner, Adam Staple.

McLaughlin Doubles Up for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie; Lady Sabelia Ready to Defend Title in Grade 2 Sprint Feature

Lady Sabelia Ready to Defend Title in Grade 2 Sprint Feature
Golden Glint Gets Another Shot at Page McKenney in Campbell
LAUREL, MD – Grade 2 stakes opportunities don’t present themselves very often in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in the dead of winter, and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin had decided to double up for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) with New York shippers Dancing House and Clothes Fall Off.


Saturday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 15
$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), $250,000 General George (G3)
Ice Carvings, Sculptures, Ice Wall, Ice Bar, Fundraiser for Fray
Saturday, Feb.13:

Hot City Girl Brings Strong Pedigree into Saturday’s Barbara Fritchie

Trainer Linda Rice Developed Both Dam and Sire of Multiple Stakes Winner
LAUREL, MD –Trainer Linda Rice had reason to expect big things from Noble Fire after the daughter of Hook and Ladder launched her career in 2007 with two victories and a stakes placing from three starts. 

Hot City Girl a Capable Stand-In for Saturday’s G2 Barbara Fritchie

Defending Champion Lady Sabelia Tops Field of 8 in 7-Furlong Feature 
Multiple-Stakes winner Page McKenney to Face 10- in John B. Campbell
LAUREL, MD – Hot City Girl came in a package deal when half-sister La Verdad was purchased by trainer Linda Rice for the Lady Sheila Stable three year ago.

Flash McCaul Finds the Winner's Circle

LAUREL, MD - Country Life Farm's Flash McCaul, second in the Maryland Million Nursery Stakes and the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, drove down the stretch Sunday to win a $42,000 allowance optional claiming event on Laurel's Super Bowl Sunday program.
Second in four consecutive starts since breaking his maiden in September, the 3-year-old gelding was driven past It's the Journey and King's Swan Stakes runner-up Sallisaw to win by three lengths.