Racing News

Irish Strait Digs Deep to Capture $100,000 Henry S. Clark

Secret Message Returns a Winner in $100,000 Dahlia
Dirty Sets Track Record in $100,000 King T. Leatherbury Win

Laki Gets Better of Lewisfield in $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr.
Ms Locust Point Hangs on for $100,000 Primonetta Triumph

Alwaysmining Leaves No Doubt in Federico Tesio

Earns Automatic Berth to 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18
Among Seven Stakes Worth $750,000 on Spring Stakes Spectacular Card

LAUREL, MD – Impressive as he had been in putting together a five-race win streak, four of them in stakes, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining took it to another level with an11 ½-length romp in Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, punching his ticket to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1).

Las Setas Punches Ticket for Black-Eyed Susan

Voss Trainee Captures $125,000 Weber City Miss
LAUREL, MD– Robert Manfuso, Wayne Harrison and trainer Katherine Voss’ Las Setas won a free entry into the $300,000 Black Eyed Susan (G2) with her victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel Park, but the daughter of Seville had to earn it.
The Weber City Miss, an about 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-old fillies, was a ‘Win and In’ event that offered the winner a free-entry into the Blacked-Eyed Susan at Pimlico May 17.

Nineteen Winners Each Earn $9,392 in Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5 rewarded 19 bettors each with $9,392.10.

The national wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout kicked off with a $24.60 winner in I love You in Laurel Park’s ninth race. That was followed by a $10.20 winner in Gulfstream Park’s ninth race with Elissas Secret. The fourth leg of the sequence at Golden Gate Fields had a $14 winner in Arch Anthem and Snazzy Dresser ($10.20) took the final leg at Santa Anita Park.

Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence

All-Stakes Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Saturday at Laurel Park

Carryovers of $24,026 in Rainbow 6, $6,959 in Late Pick 5    
$750,000 Spring Stakes Spectacular Card Post Time 1:10 P.M.
Juvenile Colt Rookie Salsa Tastes Victory in Career Debut

LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s Spring Stakes Spectacular program at Laurel Park will feature all-stakes 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers to close an 11-race card that gets under way at 1:10 p.m.

Foreman, Racing Continue to be Perfect MATCH

Racing Series Founder Looking Forward to 2019 Debut
“We’re doing things in Maryland that you will not see anywhere else in the country”

LAUREL, MD – After considering 2018 a “trial balloon” from several standpoints, founder Alan Foreman is excited to have the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series return for the second year of its revival, ready to really take flight.

Twirling Owen Dazzles in Season’s First Juvenile Race

Into Bluegrass Solid Winner of Turf Season Opener
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $20,664.48 for Friday

LAUREL, MD – James Miller’s homebred Twirling Owen, displaying the same precocity as her Grade 1-winning sire, broke running and never looked back to capture the first 2-year-old race of the season in style, a 6 ¼-length romp in Thursday’s opener at Laurel Park.

Lewisfield, Laki Renew Rivalry in $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr.

Ms Locust Point Sharp for $100,000 Primonetta

LAUREL, MD– Linda L. Zang’s Lewisfield and Hillside Equestrian Meadow’s Laki are scheduled to renew their hotly contested and popular rivalry in Saturday’s $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park.

Proforma Grades High in Saturday’s Inaugural King Leatherbury

LAUREL, MD– DARRS Inc.’s Proforma is scheduled to make his 2019 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 King T. Leatherbury Stakes at Laurel Park, where the gelded son of Munnings will hold the distinction of being the only horse in the field to have a graded-stakes victory on his resume.

Las Setas Looks to Extend Streak in Weber City Miss

3-Year-Old Filly Stake Part of Spring Stakes Spectacular Program

LAUREL, MD – Robert Manfuso, Wayne Harrison and Katharine Voss’ multiple stakes-winning homebred Las Setas will attempt to stretch both her speed and her streak as the horse to catch in Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel.