Friday, October 20 2017


Handicapping Saturday’s Maryland Million


11 Races, 142 Entries
Salter, Tullock, Ehlis & Courtney Give Longshots, Best Bets
Admirals War Chest Goes for Unprecedented Three-Peat

LAUREL, MD - Saturday’s Maryland Million is more than an opportunity to showcase the progeny of stallions standing in the state.

It is one of the year’s best betting opportunities.

Consider the 11 races on Saturday’s program drew 142 entries. The $125,000 Maryland Million Turf drew 16 entries, a $50,000 starter on the turf drew 15, and the $100,000 Nursery and $100,000 Lassie drew a total of 29 juveniles.

And then there’s Admirals War Chest trying to win an unprecedented third consecutive $150,000 Classic.





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Thursday, October 19 2017


Maryland Million News & Notes


Classic Wildcat Brings Leatherbury Back to Maryland Million
Pikachu Princess Will Race with Blinkers in $100,000 Lassie
Stakes Winner Winplaceorshowono Targets $100,000 Sprint
Live Racing Returns Friday with Carryovers, New Post Time

LAUREL, MD – Few horses enjoyed the kind of on-track success as Mid-Atlantic legend Ben’s Cat, a 26-time stakes winner and earner of more than $2.6 million in purses that raced into his 11-year-old season before being retired this summer and ultimately succumbing to complications from colic surgery less than a month later.

Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat’s long list of accomplishments include sharing Maryland Million records for most career wins (three) and most starts (seven). Had things gone according to plan, the Parker’s Storm Cat gelding would have likely been back for an eighth try this weekend.





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Thursday, October 05 2017


Laurel Park News & Notes: Thu 10/5


G3 Winner Just Call Kenny Pointed to $100,000 Richard Small Nov. 11
Unbeaten Margie’s Money Headed for Maryland Million Lassie
Carryovers, First Monday Card Ahead on Revamped Fall Schedule

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winner Just Call Kenny, who became a graded winner for the first time this summer, is being pointed to the $100,000 Richard W. Small for 3-year-olds and up next month at Laurel Park.

Contested at 1 1/8 miles, the Small is one of six stakes worth $575,000 in purses on a Saturday, Nov. 11 program that will also pay tribute to late Mid-Atlantic legend Ben’s Cat, featuring autographs from his connections and a bobblehead giveaway.

The Small would be the 10th start this year for Just Call Kenny, bred in Virginia and owned by ABL Stable, Dominic Bossone, James Cahill and Peter Donnelly. He is no stranger to Laurel having raced over the surface three times this year, most recently winning a seven-furlong optional claiming allowance April 21.





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Thursday, September 21 2017


Laurel Park News & Notes


Multiple Stakes Winner Phlash Phelps Out for the Year with Bone Bruising
Shimmering Aspen Entered in Saturday’s Charles Town Oaks (G3)
Impressive Maiden Winner Theodosia Exciting Prospect for Team Lynch
Lucky in Malibu Likely Stakes-Bound Again After Allowance Win
Miracle Wood Winner O Dionysus Nearing Return to Training
Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will miss the rest of the year with bruising of the cannon bones, denying the 6-year-old gelding the chance at a rare third consecutive victory in the Jim McKay Maryland Million next month.

Phlash Phelps, a bay son of leading Maryland sire Great Notion, has raced only one this year, rallying from far back to win the six-furlong Mister Diz by a neck as the favorite June 24 at Laurel Park. Among the horses that finished behind him that day were stakes winners Talk Show Man, Blu Moon Ace, Sonny Inspired and Ben’s Cat, the late champion’s final start.





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Sunday, September 17 2017


Chublicious Makes the Grade in $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)


Sprint Tops Seven Stakes Worth $900,000 on Fall Festival of Racing Program
LAUREL, MD – David Gruskos’ multiple stakes winner Chublicious, dismissed as the longest shot in the four-horse field, collared stubborn front-runner Blue Moon Ace in mid-stretch and emerged from their duel to the wire with a neck victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park.

The 26th running of the six-furlong De Francis for sprinters 3 and up was the highlight of a 12-race Fall Festival of Racing program that featured seven stakes, six stakes over Laurel’s world-class turf course, worth $900,000 in purses.





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Friday, September 15 2017


Laurel Park News & Notes


G3 Winner Mr. Jordan ‘50-50’ for $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)
Karamanos Replaces Injured Carrasco on Chublicious for De Francis
Gaffalione Road Show Makes Stop at Laurel Park Saturday


LAUREL, MD
– David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa’s multiple stakes winner Mr. Jordan is ‘50-50’ to run in Saturday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said Friday.

The 26th running of the six-furlong De Francis for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs highlights a spectacular 12-race Fall Festival of Racing program that features seven stakes, six over Laurel’s world-class turf course, worth $900,000 in purses.





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Laurel: Fall Festival of Racing


Fall Festival of Racing an Exciting Time for Laurel Park and Bettors

Graded Races, Full Turf Fields, Events Every Weekend

LAUREL, MD - Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing, featuring the $250,000 De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) and six other stakes, is just the start of what will be a thrilling several months of racing in Maryland.

“This is an exciting time in Maryland racing,” said Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra. “Bettors have been pleased with the renovations to our building and horsemen throughout the Northeast have supported our racing program and welcomed the new barns and renovations to the backside. Our turf course, one of the finest in the world, continues to draw full and quality fields.

“We welcome the opportunity these next few months to show off our building and our racing and stakes program.”





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Thursday, September 14 2017


Laurel: Successful Stablemates Set to Clash in $100,000 Laurel Dash


Ginger N Rye Looks to Extend Streak in $100,000 Sensible Lady Turf Dash
Two of Six Grass Stakes on Tap for Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

LAUREL, MD – Stablemates Amelia’s Wild Ride and Class and Cash, with 21 wins and nearly $850,000 in purse earnings between them, will become opponents for the first time when they meet up in a field of 10 for Saturday’s $100,000 Fidelity First and Blackwell Real Estate Laurel Dash at Laurel Park.

The 19th running of the Laurel Dash for 3-year-olds and up and the inaugural $100,000 Sensible Lady Turf Dash for fillies and mares 3 and older, both at six furlongs, are among six stakes over Laurel’s world-class turf course that complement the 26th running of the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) on a 12-race Fall Festival of Racing program.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.





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Friday, July 07 2017


Multiple Stakes Winners Among $100,000 Stormy Blues Nominees


Richest Race of Laurel Summer One of Three Turf Stakes Saturday July 15
G3 Pimlico Special Winner Shaman Ghost Returns Saturday at Belmont

LAUREL, MD – Multiple turf stakes winner Morticia and Madam Dancealot, a Group 3 grass winner in England last fall, are among 10 stakes winners from 25 horses nominated to the $100,000 Stormy Blues Saturday, July 15 at Laurel Park.

The 5 ½-furlong Stormy Blues for 3-year-old fillies is the richest event on Laurel’s summer stakes calendar and one of three stakes on the day to be run over its world-class turf course. It is joined by the $75,000 Caveat for 3-year-olds and the $75,000 Pearl Necklace for 3-year-old fillies, both at 1 1/16 miles and restricted to Maryland-bred/sired horses.





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Saturday, June 24 2017


Phlash Phelps Flashes Championship Form in $75,000 Mister Diz


26-Time Stakes Winner Ben’s Cat Fades to Ninth in Six-Furlong Turf Sprint
Daylight Ahead Determined Winner of $75,000 Jameela
World-Class Turf Course Serves Up Six Stakes Worth $450,000

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps, a two-time Maryland-bred turf champion racing for the first time in seven months at a distance he hadn’t tried in more than two years, rallied to the lead in mid-stretch and held off a pair of late long shot challengers to win Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park.

The 34th running of the Mister Diz for 3-year-olds and up was the last of six turf stakes worth $450,000 in purses on the 11-race ‘Class on the Grass’ program and the second restricted to Maryland-bred/sired horses, following Daylight Ahead’s win in the $75,000 Jameela fillies and mares 3 and older.





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Friday, November 18 2016


Three Carryovers on Laurel’s De Francis Program Saturday


LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s Fall Festival of Racing, featuring the De Francis (G3) Dash presented by Maker’s Mark, will have three carryovers.

The day kicks off with a $4,742.45 Super Hi 5 carryover in the first race, a 5 ½ furlong turf sprint featuring a full field of 12 with four on the also eligible list.





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Laurel Fall Festival Notes:


Well-Traveled Golden Soul Seeks First Stakes Win in $100,000 Richard Small
Ivan Fallunovalot Can Make the Grade in $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)
Never Gone South Returns to Races in $100,000 City of Laurel
Fall Turf Festival Weekend Closes Sunday with Full Fields

LAUREL, MD – Charles Fipke homebred Golden Soul, the 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up that has raced at nine tracks from California to Dubai, will make his Maryland debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small presented by Samsung Business at Laurel Park.





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