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Glorious Empire Returns in Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup

Grade 1 Stakes-Winning Gelding Set for 2019 Debut in Grade 3 Stakes

LAUREL, MD – After romping to victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park last December, Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire was poised to match his Grade 1 credentials against those of many of the very best turf performers in the world in the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) over the same course six weeks later.

Jais’s Solitude Looks to Soar in $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby

Among Eight Stakes Worth $1.3 Million in Purses Saturday, Sept. 21

LAUREL, MD – Mike Anderson Racing’s Jais’s Solitude, beaten a head in his graded debut to end last month, stretches out in seek of his first career stakes victory in the $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby presented by B&B Commercial Interiors Saturday at Laurel Park.

New York Central Seeks Rebound in De Francis Memorial Dash

Prestigious $250,000 Sprint Tops Eight Stakes Worth $1.3 Million Sept. 21

LAUREL, MD – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Grade 3 winner New York Central, freshened off a disappointing effort last time out, returns to Maryland with a chance to rediscover his winning form in Saturday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Laurel Park.

Ex-Trainer, Owner Allen Hopes to Hit Another Home Run in Racing

Former MLB Player Trained 1990 De Francis Dash Winner Northern Wolf
28th De Francis (G3) Tops Eight Stakes Worth $1.3 Million Saturday

Podcast link: Allen's interview on HRRN's Trainer Talk show

LAUREL, MD – Going back as far as he can remember, horses have always been there for Harold ‘Hank’ Allen. So has baseball. The two passions have alternated as dominant parts of his life for nearly eight decades, and now the pendulum is swinging back again.

Bustoff Extends Win Streak to Five in Laurel Sunday Feature

Lynch Registers First Career Win in FEGENTRI Amateur Race

LAUREL, MD – Philmor Racing Stable’s Bustoff extended his win streak to five races, taking the lead with two furlongs to run and dug in tenaciously to hold off Absolved down the stretch for a head victory in Sunday’s featured sixth race at Laurel Park.

Ridden by Sheldon Russell for trainer Hugh McMahon, 4-year-old Bustoff ($7.80) ran one mile in 1:36.47 over a fast main track in the $42,000 entry level allowance for 3-year-olds and up.

Threes Over Deuces Gets Winning Hand in Saturday Feature

Ageless Gold Man Strikes Again for 23rd Career Victory
Sky Magician, Birdsnest Party, Ellyb Capture Co-Features
Bachelor’s Bait Impressive Maiden Winner in Debut

LAUREL, MD – Pocket 3s Racing’s multiple stakes-placed Threes Over Deuces got an ideal pace setup and perfectly timed ride from jockey Alex Cintron to end a string of four consecutive runner-up finishes with a decisive 2 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s featured fifth race at Laurel Park.

Multiple Stakes Winner Bon Raison Targeting De Francis Dash

$250,000 Sprint Highlights Sept. 21 Program of Eight Stakes Worth $1.3 Million

LAUREL, MD – Peter Tournas’ claimer-turned-multiple stakes winner Bon Raison returned to the work tab Saturday morning in New York ahead of an anticipated start in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Sept. 21 at Laurel Park.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Returns $3,997

88 Winners     

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, which featured a $96,906.44 carryover, had 88 winning tickets with each receiving $3,997.

The sequence kicked off with Tricky Lion ($7.80) winning the eighth race at Laurel Park and ended with Ete Indien (($7.60) winning the closing leg in Gulfstream Park’s ninth race. The highest payoff occurred in the fourth race at Golden Gate Fields with Gas Can (12.20).       

G1 Winners Firenze Fire, Whitmore Among 34 De Francis Nominations

Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 21
G1 Winners Glorious Empire, Divisidero Top BWI Turf Cup (G3) Noms
September to Remember Stakes Festival Round 1 Draws 244 Nominations

LAUREL, MD – Millionaire Grade 1 winners Firenze Fire and Whitmore and graded-stakes winning sprinters Diamond Oops, New York Central, Strike Power and Uncontested are among 24 horses nominated to the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 21 at Laurel Park.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 13, 2019) – Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations.