Racing News

Lightening Larry ‘Doing Fine’ Following De Francis Dash Win

Marks Third Straight Stakes Victory for G3 Winner, Sixth Overall
Cynergy’s Star Takes Sunday Feature, Live Racing Returns Aug. 3

LAUREL, MD – Lea Farms’ Lightening Larry, who ran his stakes win streak to three with a half-length victory over fellow Grade 3 winner Wondrwherecraigis in the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Saturday at Laurel Park, returned to Monmouth Park where trainer Jorge Delgado reported Sunday he is ‘doing fine.’

Lightening Larry Strikes in $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Dash

4YO Colt Registers Third Straight Stakes Victory, 2nd in Maryland
Fellow G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis Second for 3rd Straight Year

LAUREL, MD – Lea Farms’ Lightening Larry stalked Wondrwherecraigis from the gate and came with a steady run through the stretch to reel in his fellow Grade 3 winner inside the sixteenth pole and capture Saturday’s $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash by a half-length at Laurel Park.

Be Better Proves Best in $100,000 Deputed Testamony

Beguine Goes the Distance in Alma North

LAUREL, MD – Repole Stable’s Be Better, a homebred son of champion Uncle Mo, extended his win streak to three races by passing multiple stakes winners Nimitz Class and Ournationonparade in deep stretch and going on to a 1 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Deputed Testamony at Laurel Park.

Super Accelerate ‘Tough as Nails’ in $75,000 Star de Naskra

Talk to the Judge Rules in $75,000 Miss Disco Victory

LAUREL, MD – Steven Walfish’s Super Accelerate, stepping up to stakes company for the first time, got a patient trip from jockey Horacio Karamanos and dug in late to fend off a pair of challengers for a popular half-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Star de Naskra at Laurel Park.

Bargain Sir Wellington Taking Aim at De Francis Dash

$55K Purchase Chasing Third Career Stakes Win Saturday
Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses on 10-Race Card

LAUREL, MD – For Mike and Vicki McGowan of Xtreme Racing Stables, their multiple stakes winner Sir Wellington has been a pleasant surprise. He fetched a mere $55,000 during Fasig-Tipton’s 2020 Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, a year before the owners made Xtreme Gem a $625,000 session topper at the same post-Preakness Stakes (G1) auction.

Nimitz Class Ships to Laurel for $100,000 Deputed Testamony

De Francis Dash Program Features Five Stakes Worth $500,000

LAUREL, MD – Thomas Coulter’s multiple stakes winner Nimitz Class, who lost for the first time in six races in his graded debut last month, embarks on starting a new streak when he returns to Maryland for Saturday’s $100,000 Deputed Testamony at Laurel Park.

It’s Viper Looking to Strike in $75,000 Star de Naskra

Malibu Moonshine Set to Make Return in $75,000 Miss Disco
De Francis Dash Program Features Five Stakes Worth $500,000

LAUREL, MD – The Elkstone Group’s homebred It’s Viper, in for a $30,000 tag for his graduation last fall, faces eight rivals as looks to make the rise to stakes winner in Saturday’s $75,000 Star de Naskra at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Friday Program Due to Excessive Heat

Entire Live Nine-Race Card Moved to Thursday, Aug. 3
Live Racing Scheduled to Resume with De Francis Day Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Out of an abundance of caution for horses, horsemen, employees and fans, the Maryland Jockey Club has moved Friday’s entire live nine-race program at Laurel Park to Thursday, Aug. 3 due to excessive heat forecast for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Princess Kokachin Stretching Out in $100,000 Alma North

Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 on De Francis Dash Card

LAUREL, MD – Eric Rizer’s stable star Princess Kokachin, fast as ever at the age of 5, will attempt to stretch her speed and run away with a third career stakes victory over her home track against eight rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.

Wondrwherecraigis Chasing Elusive De Francis Dash Victory

Fellow G3 Winner Lightening Larry Among Field of Seven
Six-Furlong Sprint Headlines Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses
Tacos & Tequila on Menu for De Francis Day Card Saturday, July 2

LAUREL, MD – Wondrwherecraigis, second as the favorite in each of the previous two runnings, figures to garner plenty of attention again when he returns for the third consecutive year chasing an elusive victory in the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Saturday, July 29 at Laurel Park.