Racing News

Downtown Mama Scores Maiden Win Sunday at Laurel

3-Year-Old Filly Gives Trainer Rice 21st Meet Victory
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers For Friday
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Linda Rice continued her hot hand at Laurel Park’s winter-spring meet when Lady Sheila Stable’s Downtown Mama rolled to a three-quarter length maiden victory in her career debut Sunday.

Ascend Goes Last to First to Win $75,000 Henry S. Clark

Danilovna Divine in $75,000 Dahlia
Tesio Day Handle Up 59 Percent
LAUREL, MD – Stone Farm and Madaket Stables’ Ascend, jumping into stakes company for the first time in his 5-year-old debut off six months between races, made a last-to-first move under jockey Feargal Lynch to capture the $75,000 Henry S. Clark presented presented by Fidelity First and James Blackwell Real Estate Saturday at Laurel Park.

Twisted Tom Leaves No Doubt in $125,000 Federico Tesio

Runs Win Streak to Three With Second Straight Stakes Victory
LAUREL, MD – Cobra Farm Inc.’s Twisted Tom raced in contention from the start, took command on the far turn and thwarted a strong challenge from O Dionysus in mid-stretch before pulling away to a 2 ¼-length win in the $125,000 Federico Tesio Saturday at Laurel Park.

Lights of Medina Wears Down Forever Liesl in $125,000 Weber City Miss

Absatootly Upsets $75,000 Primonetta, Gives Jockey Gomez First Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Sumaya U. S. Stable’s Lights of Medina, in her first start against winners, stalked and wore down multiple stakes-placed Forever Liesl en route to a two-length victory in the $125,000 Weber City Miss under jockey Fergal Lynch for trainer Todd Pletcher. 

Federico Tesio Quotes

Trainer Chad Brown (Twisted Tom, 1st): “He ran terrific and Feargal really rode him well once again. They’re a great team, those two. The horse showed a lot of heart again. He’s a long-winded, hard-trying horse that obviously showed he has a tremendous amount of stamina and will to win. He’s a horse that continually is improving, which we love to see. We’re just really proud of his effort today.”

Just Call Kenny Rallies to Capture Friday Feature

Castrenze Gets First Local Win, Russell Makes Riding Return
Federico Tesio, Weber City Miss Top Stakes-Filled Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Multiple graded stakes-placed Just Call Kenny swept to the lead on the far outside in mid-stretch and powered to the wire for a 1 ¼-length victory in Friday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Jockey Sheldon Russell Set to Launch Comeback Friday; Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb a ‘Good Patient’ in Recovery; Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday Program

Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb a ‘Good Patient’ in Recovery
Fellowship May Return in G3 Pimlico Special Off Allowance Win
Page McKenney Pointed to Return in State-Bred Stakes
Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday Program
LAUREL, MD – Three days shy of seven months since his last race, journeyman Sheldon Russell is ready to launch his latest comeback with three mounts on Friday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park.

Jenda’s Agenda Looks to Stay Perfect in $125,000 Weber City Miss

‘Win and You’re In’ For $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 19
Multiple Stakes Winner Lovable Lady Returns in $75,000 Primonetta
LAUREL, MD – Her career didn’t get under way until the first week of January, but so far Jenda’s Agenda has done nothing wrong. The undefeated filly will look to stretch her speed and talent even further in Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel Park.

Pletcher Looking for ‘Action’ in $125,000 Federico Tesio

‘Win and You’re In’ For Triple-Crown Nominated Horses to May 20 Preakness (G1)
Saturday Program Includes Five Stakes Worth $475,000 in Purses 
LAUREL, MD – Already blessed with several contenders on the Triple Crown trail, trainer Todd Pletcher could find himself with another when he sends out late-blooming colt Action Everyday in Saturday’s $125,000 Federico Tesio at Laurel Park.

Rose Brier Puts Streak to Test in $75,000 Henry S. Clark

Seeking Treasure Aims for Repeat Victory in $75,000 Dahlia
Saturday Program Includes Five Stakes Worth $475,000 in Purses
LAUREL, MD – As competitive as he’s been throughout his career, nowhere has Rose Brier been better than in Maryland. The 8-year-old gelding goes after his fifth win in as many tries at Laurel Park when he returns to defend his title in Saturday’s $75,000 Henry S. Clark.