Racing News

Allen Honored For Reaching 2,000 Win Plateau

LAUREL, MD, 01-28-12---The Maryland Jockey Club honored trainer Ferris Allen for reaching the 2,000-win plateau last month with a winners’ circle presentation following Saturday’s first race. The 60-year-old, who saddled his first winner in 1974, accomplished the milestone when he saddled From Jump Street to victory at Gulfstream Park on December 18, 2011.

Castellano Rides Four Winners On Thursday Card, Takes Lead In Jockey Standings

LAUREL, MD. 01-26-12---Abel Castellano rode four winners Thursday afternoon to take over the top spot in the jockey standings at the Laurel Park winter meeting.

The 28-year-old won aboard Lord Kipling ($3.40-second), Yano ($4.40-third), Myrasira ($7.20-seventh) and Diner Gal ($6.20-ninth).

Dancing Count Stakes Kicks Off Maryland Stakes Calendar

LAUREL, MD. 01-26-12---Saturday’s $100,000 Dancing Count Stakes is the first added-money test of the new year at Laurel Park. The six-furlong affair for 3-year-olds attracted seven runners, with the eventual post time favorite still in doubt.

Pennies Appeal Wins Thrilling Three-Way Photo

LAUREL, MD. 01-25-12---Pennies Appeal, who was claimed in December by owner Robert Cole of Rapid Redux fame, surged from fourthplacejust a half-furlong from the finish to win in a blanket finish in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park, a $31,000 allowance.

Pino Moves Into Sole Possession of 12th Place On All-Time Win List

LAUREL, MD. 01-21-12---Mario Pino moved ahead of Larry Snyder for 12th on the all-time win list when he guidedmultiple stakes winner Red’s Round Table ($3.80) to a popular score in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park. The 50-year-old has 6,389 trips to the winners’ circle during his career. It was his first victory of 2012.

Dale Capuano Five Shy Of Joining 3,000 Win Club

LAUREL, MD. 01-21-12---Only twenty-five trainers in North American history have saddled 3,000 winners. Laurel Park-based Dale Capuano moved to within five victories of that plateau after Maple Leaf Racer ($4) won Saturday’s third race by a nose over Wakina.

Kendrick Carmouche Rides Four Winners On Friday Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-20-12---Kendrick Carmouche, the leading rider at PARX Racing, made a successful trip to Maryland Friday, winning four races from five mounts this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Eighttofasttocatch, Red's Round Table Make 2012 Deputs Saturday

LAUREL, MD. 01-20-12---Eighttofasttocatch and Red’s Round Table, who combined to win seven stakes races for trainer Tim Keefe last year, will make their 2012 debuts Saturday afternoon.

Russell, Kobiskie Honored For 2011 Titles And Each Win Two Races On Saturday Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-14-12---The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Dane Kobiskie between races Saturday for finishing atop the standings at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course last year.

In addition to the presentations, both Russell and Kobiskie visited the winners’ circle twice this afternoon.

Maryland Racing Commission Stewards DQ King And Crusader From Maryland Juvenile Championship Victory

LAUREL, MD. 01-13-12---King and Crusader was disqualified from an upset score in the Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park on December 17, 2011 for receiving a medication too close to the race. Glib, who finished 1-1/4 lengths behind the winner, has been declared the victor.