Racing News

No ‘Kid’ding: Dontletsweetfoolya More Settled Entering Fritchie

Stakes-Winning Filly Enjoying Company of Doris, Her Goat Companion

LAUREL, MD – There’s a scene in the 2003 motion picture ‘Seabiscuit’ where trainer Tom Smith cradles a goat in his arms as he walks along the road on owner Charles Howard’s California ranch leading to the stable where the movie’s cantankerous main character has been keeping his connections on their toes.

“Goat racing?” Howard, played by actor Jeff Bridges, asks.

Journeyman Feargal Lynch Launches Comeback Sunday at Laurel

Former Leading Rider Finishes Eighth in First Race Since July 2020
Live Racing Returns Friday, Feb. 12 with 12:25 P.M. Post Time

LAUREL, MD – More than six months since he last rode, journeyman Feargal Lynch returned to action with a single mount Sunday at Laurel Park.

Graded-Stakes Contenders Fill Work Tab at Laurel Park Saturday

Hello Beautiful, Dontletsweetfoolya, Laki Among Workers for Feb. 13 Stakes
Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Crispin Registers Saturday Hat Trick

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners Hello Beautiful and Dontletsweetfoolya set the stage for their first head-to-head matchup in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 13 with sharp half-mile works over Laurel Park’s main track Saturday.

Stronach 5 Has Three Winning Tickets Each Worth $43,099

LAUREL, MD – There were three winning tickets in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, each worth $43,099.40.

The Stronach 5 featured three turf sprints, races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Leading Trainer Gonzalez Registers Four-Win Day Friday

Pointing Lebda to $250,000 General’s Stake (G3) Feb. 13

LAUREL, MD – Donald Samaan’s Extra Medium swept to the lead in mid-stretch and powered home a 2 ½-length winner in Laurel Park’s ninth-race finale Friday to complete a four-win afternoon for leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez.

Thoroughbred Racing Pioneer Sylvia Bishop Subject of New Book

LAUREL, MD – A chance meeting, an exchange of pleasantries in Virginia with a stranger while waiting in line for a cup of coffee, led Vicky Moon on a 15-year journey that has resulted in “Sylvia Rideoutt Bishop Had a Way With Horses.”

Russell Offering Stakes Winner Hello Hot Rod at Feb. 9 Sale

Mine Not Mine Seeks Continued Progression in Friday Allowance
Jockey Carrasco to Miss Weekend Races, Aiming for Feb. 12 Return

LAUREL, MD – As a trainer, Brittany Russell knows the best time to take a chance is when a horse is doing well. She shipped Hello Hot Rod from her Laurel Park base to New York last weekend, where the Maryland-bred half-brother of multiple stakes winner Hello Beautiful extended his win streak to three races in Aqueduct’s Jimmy Winkfield Stakes.

Three Turf Sprints Highlight Friday's Stronach 5

Four Tracks, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – Races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, including three turf sprints, will highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.

The popular wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout will begin with Gulfstream’s seventh race at 4:15 ET.

Sharp Starr's Barbara Fritchie Run Hinges on Weekend Work

Alwaysmining ‘Doing Great’ Following Jan. 30 Comeback Victory
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Thursday

LAUREL, MD – Barry Schwartz’s Grade 3-winning homebred Sharp Starr, narrowly beaten in her 4-year-old debut last month, will breeze over the weekend in New York ahead of an expected start in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 13 at Laurel Park.

Graded Winners Among 23 Nominated to Feb. 13 Barbara Fritchie

Joins General’s Stake (G3) Highlighting $900,000 Winter Sprintfest Program

LAUREL, MD – Graded-stakes winners Eres Tu, Pacific Gale, Sharp Starr and Victim of Love; multiple stakes winner Hello Beautiful, undefeated on the local main track; and Dontletsweetfoolya, riding a five-race win streak, are among 23 older females nominated to the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Laurel Park.