09/30/2015 11:31AM

Two Notch Road repeats at age 8

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Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Two Notch Road scores a repeat victory in the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes last Saturday at Laurel Park.

The 8-year-old Two Notch Road stayed perfect at Laurel Park by scoring a repeat victory in the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes last Saturday.

Two Notch Road won the 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint for Virginia-breds by a length as the 7-10 favorite. The victory was his first of the year from five starts and the second of the year for trainer Glenn Thompson.

As usual, Two Notch Road will winter with Thompson in Aiken, S.C. Two Notch Road, whom Thompson bought for $2,500 as a yearling in 2008, has earned $345,000. The plan is to race him again next season.

“He’s a unique horse,” Thompson said. “He’s still stunning to look at. He looks like a 4- or 5-year-old.”

Thompson, 54, is the son of former steeplechase rider and longtime New Jersey-based trainer J. Willard Thompson. Glenn Thompson grew up in Aiken.

“I pick up a few babies while the older horses are turned out,” Thompson said. “My dad sends me some babies to break.”

Thompson currently has three horses in training. In 2011, he wrote the controversial book “The Tradition of Cheating at the Sport of Kings.” The book details medication abuse in horse racing.

“A lot of my friends and family couldn’t believe I did it,” he said. “I lost a bunch of clients.”

Thompson’s latest project is called Phone Silks. It is a forearm sleeve that athletes can use to store their cellphones while competing or working out. The sleeve pocket is made of see-through material so the user can see the face of his phone without removing it from the pocket. Thompson’s website is Phonesilk.com.

“I invented it, I think it’s a great product,” he said. “I’m hoping it will make enough money that it will help me in the horse business and I can buy some horses to race.”