Outbacker Wins Maryland Million Starter Handicap In A Photo

Outbacker Wins Maryland Million Starter Handicap In A Photo

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---Larry R. Reed claimed Outbacker for $12,500 in February and saw him blossom into a stakes winner today as his charge took the $50,000 Maryland Million Starter Handicap at Laurel Park in a driving finish.

Alex Cintron picked up the mount on the son of Outflanker this morning and gave him a picture perfect ride, stalking the leaders from mid-pack and then ranging up in mid-stretch to catch The Camden Comet, who appeared to be on his way to victory in the one-mile test. They won by a head in 1:37.26.

“I didn’t have a quick break so it was important to get him comfortable to have a good trip,” Cintron said. “The twelve (The Camden Comet) tried to get away turning for home but my horse responded well when I went to the left hand. He got confused and gave up a little after first wire but took off again when the other horse started coming at him to the second finish line.”

Reed not only trains Outbacker but is his trainer. Outbacker paid $6.80.


About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.