Racing News

Ness Saddles One Winner, Now One Shy of 2000

LAUREL, MD. 11-23-13---Trainer Jamie Ness is one winner shy of 2,000 after sending out one winner on today’s nine race card.

Jevian Toledo came from far back aboard Siegfried to win the second race, notching number 1,999 for Ness.

Keefe Teams With Charities In Thanksgiving Weekend Triathlon

LAUREL, MD. 11-22-13---Tim Keefe is one of the good guys in horse racing. For the second time, the trainer is competing in an Ironman Triathlon and teaming up with a pair of charities.

Carrasco Continues Winning Ways With Three-Win Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 11-21-13---Eleven years ago, Ryan Fogelsonger used a dominating fall meet at Laurel Park to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice rider. Victor Carrasco is looking to strike lightning in a bottle by rallying for same award.

Carrasco Continues Late Push For Eclipse Award For Top Apprentice Rider

LAUREL, MD. 11-20-13---With six weeks remaining in the year, apprentice rider Victor Carrasco continues to make a late push for an Eclipse Award.

Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park, the 21-year-old scored aboard Very Lucky ($6.20-race 6), Olympic Medallist ($175.60-race 7) and Poetry in Notion ($17.60-race 9) to move into sole possession of first place in the fall jockey standings. Carrasco has 32 victories, three more than apprentice Trevor McCarthy.

Jessethemarine Surprises In James F. Lewis III Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-16-13---Manfred Roos & John Rigattieri’s Jessethemarine rallied from the back of the pack to win James F. Lewis III Stakes at odds of better than 35-1.

Service For Ten Rallies To Win Dave’s Friend Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-16-13---Mark B. Lapidus LLC’s Service For Ten backed off the speed, was sent into overdrive entering the turn and was up in time to capture the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes.

Bacopa Breeze Whiffs Them In Smart Halo Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-16-13---While the betting favorites broke a little tardily, Michael A. Foster’s Bacopa Breeze was quick from the gate. That start was enough of an advantage that she could hold on and win the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes for 2-year old fillies.

Eighttofasttocatch Wins Jennings Handicap For The Third Year In A Row

Eighttofasttocatch winning his third Jennings Handicap Race at Laurel ParkLAUREL, MD. 11-16-13---Sylvia Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch bounded to the lead a few strides out of the gate and was in complete control the rest of the way as he drove to victory in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap for registered Maryland-breds.

Dance to Bristol Is Honored In Winners’ Circle Retirement Ceremony

LAUREL, MD. 11-16-13---Between today’s fourth and fifth races, the Maryland Jockey Club presented a special retirement ceremony for Bowie-based Dance to Bristol, who completed her career with a sixth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) earlier this month.

Ness Moves Closer To 2,000-Win Milestone

LAUREL, MD. 11-14-13---Trainer Jamie Ness moved closer to 2,000 career victories after saddling Glass Art to victory in Friday’s eighth race at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelding broke the 1-1/16 mile turf record on the Dahlia lane, stopping the clock in 1:40.66, .19 faster than De Chera ran three years ago.