Racing News

Channel Cat Impressive in Bald Eagle Derby

LAUREL, MD – It was quick and it was over.
Jockey Feargal Lynch swept past the pacesetter Neepawa around the final turn aboard Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat and left nine opponents in his wake on his way to a 5 ¾ length victory in Saturday’s inaugural running of the $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby at Laurel Park.

Longshot Doctor Mounty Upsets BWI Turf Cup

LAUREL, MD - Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, a 25-1 longshot, gamely held off the defending champion and 1-2 favorite Projected to win Saturday’s $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) by a nose.
A 5-year-old son of Street Sense trained by Hall of Fame conditioner Shug McGaughey and ridden by Forest Boyce, Doctor Mounty covered a yielding mile course in 1:41.78. It was Doctor Mounty’s sixth victory in 22 starts and first since winning at Tampa Bay Downs in February.

Stronach 5 Returns $9,888.30 to 14 Bettors

$157,333 Bet into National Pick 5 
LAUREL, MD – The inaugural running of The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout and a guaranteed pool of $50,000, was hit by 14 bettors Friday, each winning $9,888.30.
A total of $157,333 was wagered on races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The minimum wager is $1. The winning numbers Friday were 

Filly River Gal Beats the Boys in Friday’s $75,000 Jamestown

Half-Sister to Multiple Stakes Winner River Deep Wins By 2 ½ Lengths
Introduced Impresses in Maiden Victory to Open Friday Program
LAUREL, MD – Morgans Ford Farm’s River Gal, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner River Deep, continued the family tradition by surging past pacesetter Ready to Run in mid-stretch and going on to a 2 ½-length victory in the $75,000 Jamestown Friday at Laurel Park.

Inaugural $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby Fills Void for Horsemen

Live Racing Returns Friday with Launch of National Stronach 5 Wager
Maiden Ready to Run Favored in Friday’s $75,000 Jamestown Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s debut of the $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby for 3-year-olds as part of a 12-race ‘Class on the Grass’ program attracted nine horses and drew praise from horsemen seeking what they feel is a sorely needed late-season spot for sophomores.

Old Time Revival Seeks Stakes Breakthrough in $75,000 Challedon

Cairenn Looks to Go Out on Winning Note in $75,000 Shine Again
Class on the Grass’ Program Features Six Stakes, Four on Turf, Worth $650,000
LAUREL, MD – Fred Brei’s Jacks or Better Farm homebred Old Time Revival, third in a trio of stakes and briefly on the Triple Crown trail this spring, faces 10 rivals including fellow graded-stakes placed Top of Mind in Saturday’s $75,000 Challedon at Laurel Park.

G3 Winner Just Howard Targets Repeat in $75,000 Find

Pair of Stakes Winners Top Full Field in $75,000 All Brandy
Class on the Grass’ Program Features Six Stakes, Four on Turf, Worth $650,000
LAUREL, MD – A triumphant return to his favorite track already completed, Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard – Maryland’s 2017 Horse of the Year – goes about the business of rekindling his stakes success in the $75,000 Find at Laurel Park Saturday.

Sophomores Look to Soar in Inaugural $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby

Channel Cat, Canadian Classic Winner Neepawa Top Field of Nine
Class on the Grass’ Program Features Six Stakes, Four on Turf, Worth $650,000        
LAUREL, MD – Wheeling back in 17 days off his first career stakes victory, Calumet Farm’s homebred Channel Cat faces eight rivals including Canadian classic winner Neepawa in the inaugural running of the $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby Saturday at Laurel Park.

Projected Returns to Defend Title in BWI Turf Cup Saturday

Class on the Grass’ Program Features Six Stakes, Four on Turf, Worth $650,000
LAUREL, MD – Twelve months after becoming a graded-stakes winner in last year’s renewal, Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Projected takes aim at a repeat performance in Saturday’s $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) at Laurel Park.

Elusive Mischief Rewards New Connections in $75,000 Punch Line

River Deep Romps to Popular 8 ½-Length Win in $75,000 Bert Allen
Paulita Wears Down Stablemate Well Blessed in $75,000 Brookmeade
How Sweep It Is for Altamura in $75,000 Oakley Stakes
Live Racing Returns Friday, Sept. 28 with $75,000 Jamestown, Stronach 5