Racing News

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.
 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT LAUREL PARK ON WINTER CARNIVAL

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.

Laurel Hosts Fundraiser For Fray Saturday, Feb. 13

Silent Auction for Jockey Fray Martinez
Items Include Preakness, Florida Derby, Maryland Million, Haskell Packages
Signed Items by Espinoza, Napravnik, Leatherbury & Pletcher
Sagamore, Herringswell Swag Bags, Orioles Memorabilia 
 

Champion La Verdad, Hot City Girl Top Barbara Fritchie (G2) Nominations; Defending Champ Lady Sabelia and Runner-Up Princess Violet Nominated

Defending Champ Lady Sabelia and Runner-Up Princess Violet Nominated
Fritchie, General George (G3) Highlight Winter Laurel's Winter Carnival Feb. 13-15
 
LAUREL, MD - Champion female sprinter La Verdad and stablemate Hot City Girl, who ended her 3-year-old season with a second-place finish in the La Brea (G1), are two of the 31 fillies and mares nominated for the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2) Feb. 13 at Laurel Park.