Racing News

‘Ironman’ Keefe Heating Up at Laurel’s Summer Stand; Multiple Stakes-Winner is Also Accomplished Triathlete; Raises Money for Aftercare, Riding School, Cancer Treatment

Multiple Stakes-Winner is Also Accomplished Triathlete
Raises Money for Aftercare, Riding School, Cancer Treatment
LAUREL, MD – Whether it’s keeping his horses, himself or the state of Maryland racing in top shape, Tim Keefe is getting results.
Following a quiet spring during the Preakness Meet at Pimlico, Keefe has gotten off to a sizzling start at Laurel Park’s summer meet.

Pool Winner Extends Streak in Sunday Feature

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables homebred Pool Winner remained unbeaten this year and stretched his overall win streak to four races with a front-running victory in Sunday’s feature event at Laurel Park.

Pool Winner Takes Streak into Sunday Feature

Faces Stakes Winner Bold Thunder in Five-Furlong Turf Allowance
11-Year-Old No Brakes Makes 21st Visit to Winner’s Circle Saturday
New York Shipper Soluble Captures Saturday Feature
Late Pick 5 Returns $10,776, Multiple Carryovers Sunday
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Laurel’s Saturday Program Features Three Carryovers

LAUREL, MD – Laurel’s Park’s nine-race program Saturday, featuring six turf races, will have three carryovers when racing begins with a 1:25 p.m. first race post time.
The Late Pick 5, with a low 12-percent takeout, will have a carryover of $13,977 and will begin with the fifth race, a 5 ½-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares. The sequence also includes a $42,000 allowance event at 1 1/16 miles on the turf with 2-1 favorite and Belmont shipper Soluble.

Dixie Spirit Looks to Break Through in Competitive Friday Maiden; Totally Thoroughbred Benefit Horse Show Sunday at Pimlico

G3 Winner Divining Rod Breezes Five Furlongs at Fair Hill
Friday’s 9-Race Twilight Program Draws 101 Entries
Multiple Carryovers for Friday, Crushing Day to Perform
Totally Thoroughbred Benefit Horse Show Sunday at Pimlico

Divining Rod Nears Return, Hidden Treat May Be Stakes-Bound

Ideal Conditions Set up Ghost Hunter’s Record-Setting Effort
Stakes Winner Bodhisattva Stepping Up Following Recent Win
LAUREL, MD – Lael Stables’ Grade 3 winner Divining Rod is scheduled to have his first five-eighths breeze Thursday morning at the Fair Hill Training Center since returning to the work tab in early June.

Laurel’s Fall Stakes Features Super Saturdays, $3.25 Million in Purses

Commonwealth Day Sept. 24 Features Two Grade 2 Races and Grade 3 $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3) Nov. 19 
Fall Features 32 Stakes Races 
Laurel Turf Festival Sept. 10 Features Six Stakes, $575,000 in Purses    Maryland Juvenile Futurity, Filly Championship Dec. 10           

Connemara Coast Springs Upset in Sunday Feature

Ghost Hunter Sets Track Record in Allowance Victory
Jockey Gomez a Winner in Return to Action 
Multiple Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program
LAUREL, MD – Dumbarton Farm’s Connemara Coast, making his first start in nearly seven months, led from start to finish to upset stakes winners Mr Palmer and Noteworthy Peach in Sunday’s eighth race at Laurel Park.

Hug a Tree Captures Saturday Feature at Laurel

Jockey Gomez Wins Two, Taken to Hospital Following Spill
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Sunday’s Program
Maryland-Bred Champion Noteworthy Peach Faces Stakes Winner Mr Palmer in Sunday Feature
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Laurel Park News & Notes

Noteworthy Peach Making Return to Races Sunday
Expectations Soar for Inspired Flight After Impressive Debut
New Owners Lacy, Blanchard Savor First Victory
Sizzling Start to Summer Meet for Carrasco
Live Racing Resumes Saturday with Super Hi-5 Carryover