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October 16, 2014
Night of Thunder handed Kingman a neck loss in the English 2000 Guineas this past spring, and he can follow in the footsteps of his stablemate Olympic Glory by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, the last major one-mile race of the European season ...
Local favorite Eighttofasttocatch has won half of his 26 starts over the Laurel Park main track and is 2 for 21 at other tracks or over the local turf. He will be a heavy favorite to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for a third time Saturday.
Big Bane Theory, the winner of the Grade 2 City of Hope Mile at Santa Anita on Oct. 4, will be pointed for the Breeders’ Cup Mile on turf Nov. 1 and could be cross-entered in the $1 million Dirt Mile on Oct. 31.
Texas Air brings a potent combination of class and speed into Saturday night’s $50,000 Texas Hall of Fame Stakes at Retama Park near San Antonio, but whether he starts in the 1 1/16-mile turf race will depend on the weather.
It’s one thing to stand at arm’s length and contemplate the horror of last Tuesday afternoon at Indiana Grand Racecourse, when the 17-year-old apprentice Juan Saez was killed in a race worth $34,000. It is quite another, though, to wake up the next ...
Bright Thought, the winner of the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita on Sept. 28, will miss the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.
The first two finishers in the $75,000 Ascot Graduation, Blue Dancer and Lord Rosberg, are done for the year.
Touching Promise is heading home for the winter after upsetting Madeira Park in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ballerina last Monday.
The 7-year-old mare Down Town Allen, unbeaten in eight starts at Charles Town over the past two seasons, will try to extend that streak in Saturday night’s $200,000 Cavada, the richest of eight undercard stakes for West Virginia-breds at Charles Town.
The premier matchup of Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park is Ben’s Cat versus Roadhog. In last year’s Turf, Ben’s cat opened up a lead in the stretch in the one-mile race only to be run down by Roadhog and beaten a neck.