Racing News

Plot the Dots Targets Elusive Stakes Win in $100,000 Polynesian

Among Four Closing Weekend Stakes Worth $400,000 in Purses

LAUREL, MD – Danny Chen’s Plot the Dots, placed twice in Maryland stakes this year, faces eight rivals including Grade 2 winner Brooklyn Strong and multiple graded-stakes placed Double Crown as he chases an elusive first stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Polynesian at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Lady Scarlet, Elm Drive Face Off in $100,000 Weather Vane

Graded-Stakes Winners Top Overflow Field of 15 in Filly Sprint

LAUREL, MD – Graded-stakes winners Lady Scarlet, already having proven successful at the course and distance, and Elm Drive, looking to rebound from a rare poor performance, will square off in an overflow field of 15 entered for Saturday’s $100,000 Weather Vane at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Carotari Chasing Sixth Stakes Victory in Laurel Dash

Five-Furlong Sprint Among Four $100,000 Stakes Saturday

LAUREL, MD – William Branch’s Carotari returns to Maryland seeking to rediscover his multiple stakes-winning form at the site of his most recent victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash at historic Pimlico Race Course.

The 24th running of the Laurel Dash, scheduled for five furlongs on the grass, is among four stakes worth $400,000 in purses on an 11-race program that marks the final Saturday of Pimlico’s nine-day fall meet.

Robin Sparkles Can Go Out a Winner in $100,000 Sensible Lady

G3 Winner Tops Overflow Field of 16 in Five-Furlong Turf Dash

LAUREL, MD – If it is indeed Robin Sparkles’ swan song, trainer Bruce Brown is hoping to send Michael Schrader’s 5-year-old mare out a winner in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensible Lady Turf Dash at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Stakes-Winning Owner Shankle Registers First Training Victory Sunday

Alwaysinahurry Springs 11-1 Upset in Pimlico’s Sunday Feature

LAUREL, MD – Already a multiple stakes-winning owner, Joanne Shankle got her training career off to a flying start when 4-year-old gelding Dr. Ferber cruised to a popular 5 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s fourth race at historic Pimlico Race Course.

G Laurie, Be Your Best Nominated for $150,000 Selima

Laurel Futurity Attracts 33 Nominations

LAUREL, MD – G Laurie, third in the Sept. 17 Natalma (G1) at Woodbine, and stakes winners Be Your Best, Chop Chop and Determined Jester are among 36 2-year-old fillies nominated to the $150,000 Selima Saturday, Oct. 1 at Laurel Park.

The Selima and $150,000 Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds, both scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the grass, co-headline a program featuring five stakes worth $575,000 on opening weekend of Laurel’s calendar year-ending fall meet.

G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis Returns in Sunday Feature

Maidens How Lovely, Chocolate Shake Graduate in Debut Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Michael Caruso’s Grade 3 winner Wondrwherecraigis steps back into allowance company for the first time in more than a year in an attempt to recapture his winning form Sunday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Roan Burgundy Announces His Presence with Maiden Victory

Apprentice Barbosa Reaches 100-Win Milestone with Friday Triple
Jockey Forest Boyce Takes a Turn as On-Air Analyst Friday
MJC Hosting College Day at the Races Sunday at Pimlico

LAUREL, MD – Respect the Valleys, Designated Hitters Racing and Karmac Stable’s 2-year-old colt Roan Burgundy got his racing career off to a successful start with a professional maiden special weight victory Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico Fall Meet Continues with Live Nine-Race Card Friday

Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5; 10 Races on Tap Saturday

LAUREL, MD – A maiden special weight for 2-year-olds sprinting six furlongs on the main track and carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers are on tap as live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Friday for the continuation of its nine-day fall meet.

Post time for the first of nine races is 12:40 p.m.

Lite the Fuse Winner Sibelius Could be Headed to Breeders’ Cup

4YO Gelding Set to Make Next Start in Oct. 7 Phoenix (G2) at Keeneland

LAUREL, MD – Having proven himself against a solid field of stakes winners, Jun Park and Delia Nash’s Sibelius is ready to take the next step in a progression his connections hope land the 4-year-old gelding in the Breeders’ Cup this fall.