Racing News

Federico Tesio, Weber City Miss Attract 58 Nominations

April 9 Stakes Serve as ‘Win and You’re In’ for Preakness, Black-Eyed Susan
LAUREL, MD – A total of 58 horses were nominated to the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes and $100,000 Weber City Miss Stakes scheduled for April 9 at Laurel Park.

Rainbow 6 Ticket Worth $89,000 Purchased at Timonium OTB

One of 147 Winning Tickets on $15 Million Wager 
LAUREL, MD - A group of bettors at the Maryland Jockey Club's recently-opened off-track betting facility in Timonium had one of the winning tickets on Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 Saturday that returned $89,456.54.

Lady Sabelia Wins $75,000 Primonetta Stakes

6-year-old Graded-Stakes Winning Mare Wins 8th Race at Laurel
Karamanos, McCarthy Each Win Three 
LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank Wright's homebred and graded-stakes winner Lady Sabelia needed the entire stretch to wear down Disco Chick to win the $75,000 Primonetta Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

McCarthy Wins Three, Toledo Takes First Turf Race

Pick 5 & Super Hi 5 Carryovers Saturday
LAUREL, MD - Jockey Trevor McCarthy won the first three races Friday at Laurel Park, but it was Jevian Toledo who won the first turf race of the season. 
McCarthy rode the early double with Memento d'Oro ($6.60) in the first and Pom Pom Pistol ($4.80) in the second, and came back to win the third race aboard J La Tache ($3).

Graded Winner Lady Sabelia Returns To Laurel Saturday In $75,000 Primonetta

LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank P. Wright's Grade 2-winning homebred Lady Sabelia, a winner of eight of her last 12 races, meets seven others Saturday in the $75,000 Primonetta Stakes.
Along with Lady Sabelia, a winner of nearly $700,000 for trained by Robin Graham and jockey Horacio Karamanos, the Primonetta drew Love Came to Town, a 5 1/2-length winner Jan. 2 of the Nellie Morse, and Flattering Bea, who ships in from Charles Town.

Sonny Inspired Runs Away With Ben's Cat

LAUREL, MD - Sonny Inspired, a 5-year-old gelded son of Artie Schiller, appears to only be getting better with age after holding off a late rally by Any Court Inastorm at Laurel Park to win Saturday's $75,000 The Ben's Cat, a six-furlong event for Maryland breds.

Sonny Inspired Leads Select Field in Laurel's $75,000 Ben's Cat

$30,000 Pick 5 Awaits Bettors Friday
LAUREL, MD - Trainer Phil Schoenthal is looking for a big performance out of his 5-year-old gelding and Fire Plug Stakes winner Sonny Inspired in Saturday's $75,000 Ben's Cat Stakes at Laurel Park.

Sophia’s Song Impressive in Caesar’s Wish

Abiding Star Takes Private Terms at 18-1
LAUREL, MD – Earlier this year, Bill Mathis purchased controlling interest in the 3-year-old filly Sophia’s Song after trainer Todd Pletcher told him of the filly’s potential after she won an allowance optional claiming event at Gulfstream Park.

Fan Favorite Ben's Cat Back at the Track

Jockey Russell Could be Back May or June
Racing Returns Friday Through Sunday at Laurel
LAUREL, MD - The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, the popular, Maryland-bred fan favorite who has won 30 of 53 starts for $2.4 million, is back at Laurel in light training for his Hall of Fame conditioner King Leatherbury after taking the winter off at Stephanie Nixon's farm in Virginia.

Stakes Winners Marengo Road, Great Soul Top Laurel's Weekend Stakes

Racing Returns Friday through Sunday, First Race Post 1:10 p.m.
LAUREL, MD - A group of promising 3-year-olds, led by Miracle Wood winner Marengo Road and Wide Country winner Great Soul, tops a busy weekend of racing at Laurel Park.
Marengo Road, a 3-year-old colt by Quality Road, leads a group of six in Saturday's $75,000 Private Terms, while Great Soul, a lightly-raced filly by Great Notion, meets five others in the co-featured $75,000 Caesar's Wish.