Racing News

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.

Call Of A Lion Win Streak Ends At Seven With Third Place Finish

LAUREL, MD. 01-12-12---The streak was stopped at seven this afternoon after C & B Stable’s Call of a Lion finished third against starter allowance company at Laurel Park. Regal Nurse and Fix You beat Call of a Lion to the finish line in the one-mile test.

Barbara Fritchie And General George Handicaps Headline Winter Stakes Schedule

LAUREL, MD. 12-12---The 2012 Laurel Park winter meeting will feature 11 stakes races, pending Maryland Racing Commission approval, after the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association agreed to a schedule. The next commission meeting is Tuesday, January 17 at Laurel Park.