Racing News

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Quotes

Trainer John Servis (Ms Locust Point): “She’s just now really learned to settle. You know the old saying, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ I don’t want to throw too much at her too quick. I have to talk with [owners] Mr. [Chuck] Zachney and Jim [Reichenberg] and see if we want to try a Grade 1 next or do we want to try another Grade 2, Grade 3 and see how she handles them. She’s got such a brilliant cruising speed. She clicks off those 12’s like nothing, with her ears pricked.”

$250,000 General George (G3) Quotes

Jose Corrales (trainer, Something Awesome): “These people [Frank Stronach’s Stronach Stables] have been so great for me. They gave me the opportunity of my life. I’ve been waiting to win a [big] race for them. In stake races, I’ve been getting beat a neck, a head.
“I talked to Mr. Stronach. I said, ‘When are you going to send a horse that will win?’  He said, ‘You might have it in your stable.’”

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Stakes-Filled Saturday

Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $950,000 on Winter Carnival Program
LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 for Saturday’s stakes-filled 11-race Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park.
Two horses were live to take down the Rainbow 6 heading into Friday’s ninth race finale, won by Cyndara ($10), growing the jackpot carryover to $3,384.63. Tickets with five of six winners were worth $81.48.

Gaudet Seeks Stakes Win with Unbeaten Dynamic Asset in Miracle Wood

One of Six Stakes Saturday at Laurel Worth $950,000 
Will receive Nancy Alberts Breakthrough Award
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Lacey Gaudet could have a memorable afternoon Saturday at Laurel Park.
After being recognized by the Maryland Racing Media Association with the Nancy Alberts Breakthrough Award, Gaudet will saddle the undefeated 3-year-old Dynamic Asset in the $100,000 Miracle Wood.

Afleet Willy Enters Saturday’s John B. Campbell on a Stakes Roll

Sherini Seeks to Go Out a Stakes Winner in Maryland Racing Media
LAUREL, MD -- BB Horses’ Afleet Willy is entered to seek his fourth stakes victory in five starts in Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

Still Having Fun, He Hate Me Clash in $100,000 Miracle Wood

Seven Sophomore Fillies to Gather for $100,000 Wide Country
Among Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $950,000 in Purses Feb. 17
LAUREL, MD – Stakes-winning sophomores Still Having Fun and He Hate Me take the next important step in their promising careers when they meet up for the first time in the $100,000 Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds Saturday at Laurel Park.

Awesome Banner Looks Like a Million for $250,000 General George

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner to Face 9 Rivals in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sprint
LAUREL, MD – Jacks or Better Farm’s Awesome Banner is scheduled to face nine rivals in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park with an opportunity to join the Thoroughbred millionaire’s club with a victory in the six-furlong sprint, one of six stakes carded on a program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2).

Ms Locust Point Takes Streak into $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)

Headlines Six Winter Carnival Stakes Worth $950,000 in Purses Feb. 17
LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point, already a stakes winner in each of her three local starts, puts that streak on the line as she goes after her first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel Park.

Afleet Willy Aims for Fourth Stakes Win on Winter Carnival Day

Gonzalez Claim a Keeper, Preparing for John B. Campbell
Saturday Program Features Six Stakes Including Fritchie (G2) and General George (G3)

Laurel’s Winter Carnival Stakes Attract 176 Nominations

G1 Winner Union Strike Among 30 Nominated to $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)
$250,000 General George (G3) Noms Include G1 Winners Mind Your Biscuits, Takaful
Total of Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $950,000 in Purses Saturday Feb. 17
LAUREL, MD – Ruis Racing’s Grade 1 winner Union Strike and three horses from defending champion trainer Linda Rice are among 30 older fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 17 at Laurel Park.