Racing News

Understudy Kitty Taking Step Up in $150,000 Laurel Futurity

Among Four Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses on Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Nearly two decades after winning with a relatively unknown horse that would go on to greater glory, trainer Michael Matz brings another talented maiden winner to Laurel Park in search of stakes success in Saturday’s $150,000 Laurel Futurity.

Russell, Barbosa Claim Pimlico Fall Meet Titles Sunday

Lead Trainer, Jockey Standings for Second Straight Year
Jockey Jevian Toledo Registers 1,500th Career Victory
Laurel Park 50-Day Fall Meet Opens Friday, Sept. 29

LAUREL, MD – In a repeat of last year, trainer Brittany Russell and jockey Jeiron Barbosa finished at the top of their respective standings as historic Pimlico Race Course wrapped up its boutique nine-day fall meet Sunday.

Pimlico’s Saturday Program Cancelled Due to Tropical Storm

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that Saturday’s 10-race program at Pimlico Race Course has been cancelled due to deteriorating weather conditions in the mid-Atlantic caused by Tropical Storm Ophelia.

First race post time for Sunday’s 10-race program is scheduled at 12:55 p.m.

Undefeated Post Time Makes Triumphant Return Friday

Stakes-Winning Sophomore Cruises in First Start in 295 Days
Fall Meet-Leading Rider Barbosa Registers Friday Hat Trick

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s undefeated stakes-winning 3-year-old Post Time, facing older and more seasoned horses in his first race in 295 days, launched his comeback in impressive style with a powerful and professional victory Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Undefeated Post Time Begins Comeback Friday at Pimlico

Stakes Winner Favored in Season Debut Off 295-Day Layoff
Russell, Barbosa Head into Closing Weekend atop Standings

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s undefeated Post Time, who became a stakes winner in his third and final start at two before going to the sidelines, is entered to launch his long-awaited comeback Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Sweet Soddy J, Tok Tok Lead Laurel Futurity Nominations

Undefeated Stakes Winners Among 37 Noms for $150K Turf Stakes
Trainers Brown, Motion Well-Represented in $150,000 Selima
Total of 132 Nominations for Four Stakes Worth $500K Sept. 30

LAUREL, MD – Undefeated stakes winners Sweet Soddy J and Tok Tok and Grade 3-placed Spirit Prince top 37 2-year-olds nominated to the $150,000 Laurel Futurity Saturday, Sept. 30 at Laurel Park.

Highestdistinction Extends Streak in $200,000 BWI Turf Cup (G3)

Third Consecutive Victory, Second Straight in Stakes, for 6YO Gelding

LAUREL, MD – Willow Lane Stables, Inc. homebred Highestdistinction, better than ever at the age of 6, ran his win streak to three races with a second consecutive stakes triumph and first in graded company in Saturday’s $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Dollarization Springs 18-1 Upset in $100,000 Lite the Fuse

Apple Picker Impresses in $100,000 Weather Vane
Intrepid Daydream Sparkles in $75,000 Shine Again

LAUREL, MD – James Wolf’s Dollarization sat off dueling Grade 3 winners Jaxon Traveler and Wondrwherecraigis and came with a powerful run through the stretch to spring a three-length upset at odds of 18-1 in Saturday’s $100,000 Lite the Fuse at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Full Count Felicia Full of Run in $100,000 All Along

Witty is No Joke in $75,000 Ben’s Cat

LAUREL, MD – Gold Square’s Full Count Felicia, racing for just the second time this year, got into a comfortable rhythm on the front end and rolled to her first stakes victory in eye-catching style with an 8 ½-length romp in Saturday’s $100,000 All Along at historic Pimlico Race Course.

$200,000 BWI Turf Cup (G3) Tops Stakes-Filled Saturday Card

One-Mile Headliner Among Six Stakes Worth $650,000 in Purses
Taste of the Track: Enjoy Trackside Seat with Bourbon and BBQ
2YO Colt Classic Joke Graduates in Front-Running Fashion Friday
Jockey Humphrey, Trainer McMahon Team Up for Friday Hat Trick

LAUREL, MD – Historic Pimlico Race Course will celebrate the penultimate weekend of its boutique nine-day fall stand Saturday with an 11-race schedule featuring six stakes worth $650,000 in purses, as well as Bourbon and BBQ on the track apron.