Racing News

Ben’s Cat Nearing Seasonal Debut After Thursday Breeze; Triple Crown Preps at Laurel, Pimlico & OTB Sites Saturday

Triple Crown Preps at Laurel, Pimlico & OTB Sites Saturday
LAUREL, MD - Maryland-bred and based multi-millionaire Ben’s Cat inched closer to his 10-year-old debut with a five-furlong breeze Thursday morning at rainy Laurel Park.

Awesome Speed Targets Laurel Return in Federico Tesio

LAUREL, MD - Colts Neck Stables’ multiple stakes winner Awesome Speed, who had a three-race win streak snapped in his last start, makes his return to Laurel Park off a brief freshening in Saturday’s $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes.
As a Triple Crown nominee, the 3-year-old Awesome Again colt trained by Alan Goldberg is eligible for an automatic ‘Win and You’re In’ berth in the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

Vitali Moving Stable To Laurel

LAUREL, MD - Marcus Vitali, the third-leading trainer at Gulfstream Park's Championship Meet with 25 wins and fifth-leading conditioner in money earned, he will ship his stable this week to Laurel Park and spend the spring and summer in Maryland.

Dickinson Returns A Winner At Laurel

LAUREL, MD - It didn't take long for Michael Dickinson to find himself back in the winner's circle
The Maryland-based trainer won with the first horse he saddled since retiring in 2007 when Augustin Stable's Tide Is High, who had not run since September, went wire-to-wire in an entry-level allowance race late Saturday on the turf at Laurel Park.

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.