Racing News

$150,000 De Francis Dash July 28 Up Next for Subrogate

4-Year-Old Arrogate Colt Fires Bullet in Final Work Saturday
Eight September Stakes Worth $900,000 to Open Fall Meet
Barbosa Rides Four Straight Winners to Cap Saturday Card

LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ Subrogate, undefeated in three starts as a 4-year-old, put in a final breeze Saturday ahead of his next scheduled start in the listed $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.

Miss Harriett Chasing Third Stakes Win in $75,000 Miss Disco

Seven-Furlong Sprint for Maryland-Bred/Sired 3YO Fillies Sunday
Jockey Julio Hernandez Sweeps Early Double in Friday Hat Trick

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winner Miss Harriett, bred and owned by David Baxter’s Narrow Leaf Farms, steps out of open company for the first time since her stunning upset of the 2023 Maryland Million Lassie in Sunday’s $75,000 Miss Disco at Laurel Park.

Sparkle Blue Making Title Defense in $100,000 Big Dreyfus

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winning Mare Tops 1 1/8-Mile Turf Test
Laurel Summer Meet Resumes with Nine-Race Program Friday

LAUREL, MD – Following a steady diet of graded-stakes to start the year, Catherine Parke and Augustin Stable’s dual graded winner Sparkle Blue will get some class relief when she returns to Maryland to make a title defense in Sunday’s $100,000 Big Dreyfus at Laurel Park.

Trio of Graded Winners Top $150,000 De Francis Nominations


Richest of Four Stakes Worth $450,000 in Purses Sunday, July 28
Preakness Contender Uncle Heavy Nominated to $100K Concern
Alma North Noms Include G3 Winner Apple Picker, Defending Champ Beguine
Post Time, Tapit Trice Among $100K Deputed Testamony Nominees

Trainer Ramsey Gets First Stakes Win in $75,000 Ben’s Cat

Forever Souper Takes $100,000 Prince George’s County
Alla Breve Upsets $75,000 Jameela in Stakes Debut

LAUREL, MD – Ken Ramsey’s Whenigettoheaven dueled with stubborn pacesetter Tidewater the length of the stretch before sticking his neck out at the wire and providing trainer Nolan Ramsey with his first career stakes victory in the $75,000 Ben’s Cat.

Money’s Worth Chasing Stakes Win in $75,000 Jameela

Turf Sprint First of Three Stakes Worth $250,000 Sunday
Multiple GS Winner Sparkle Blue Tops $100K Big Dreyfus Nominees
1 1/8M Turf Stakes Shares July 21 Program with $75,000 Miss Disco
Trainer Scott Wolfendale Notches First Career Win Saturday
Jockeys Rodriguez, Torrealba Register Saturday Hat Tricks

Jockey Jevian Toledo Making Return to Riding Sunday


Four-Time Maryland Champion Named in Two of Three Stakes
Studlydoright Returns to Saratoga for Saturday’s G3 Sanford
Jeiron Barbosa Rides Five Winners on Friday’s Program

LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Jevian Toledo, Maryland’s four-time annual wins leader that has been out of action since April 21 recovering from a collarbone injury, received medical clearance Friday and will make his long-awaited return to riding Sunday at Laurel Park.

Siblings Witty, Mission Man Entered in $75,000 Ben’s Cat

Bosserati Chasing Second Stakes Win in $75,000 Jameela
Among Three Stakes Worth $250,000 in Purses Sunday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Six-time stakes winner, recently Grade 2-placed and defending champion Witty and last out winner Mission Man, stablemates and younger half-brothers to retired multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire mare Caravel, are among an overflow field of 12 entered for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat at Laurel Park.

Hardspun Reason Tests Streak in $100,000 Prince George’s County

G1-Winning Stablemate Highland Chief Among Rivals Sunday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Hardspun Reason, bred and co-owned by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds and Hillwood Stable, will face seven rivals including Grade 1-winning stablemate Highland Chief in an attempt to stretch his win streak to four races in Sunday’s listed $100,000 Prince George’s County at Laurel Park.

Eubanks Turns Down Offers to Sell Stakes Winner Play Harder


3-Year-Old Maryland-Bred Pointing to $100,000 Concern July 28
Summer Meet Resumes with Nine-Race Program Friday, July 12

LAUREL, MD – Turning down the opportunity to sell 3-year-old Play Harder both privately and through public auction, Rising Sun Racing Stables, Inc.’s Dan Eubanks will continue to campaign his newly turned stakes winner.