Following a quiet spring during the Pimlico meet, trainer Tim Keefe has gotten off to a quick start at Laurel Park's summer meet. He's also a triathlete and assists his wife in the area of racehorse aftercare.
After winning the first two starts of her career, including an easy score in the Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II), Miss Ella will try to continue her roll May 15 in the Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III).
Apprentice Jockey Caitlyn Stoddard won the first race of her career May 1 aboard the 87-1 longshot Im Charming in Pimlico Race Course's sixth race.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced March 17 that approximately $7 million in improvements at Laurel Park, including new barns for 300 horses, could be completed within the next month.
A few intriguing maidens are part of a full field of 12 entered for the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity Dec. 27 at Laurel Park.
Laurel Park will recognize the popular locally based gelding Eighttofasttocatch upon his retirement with a ceremony after the fourth race Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sylvia Heft's Eighttofasttocatch put away his rivals in impressive fashion Dec. 6, cruising to an unprecedented fourth victory in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park while passing the million-dollar mark.
On Dec. 6, 8-year-old Eighttofasttocatch will make his final career start in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park, a race he has won three consecutive years.
Popular Ben's Cat won the battle but lost the war when Talk Show Man caught the gallant favorite in the final strides of the $126,250 Maryland Million Turf Oct. 19 at Laurel Park.
Trainer Tim Keefe becomes only the third president in Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association history following his election by the MTHA's Board of Directors Sept. 4.
Colorful owner Arnold Heft died in his sleep March 12 at Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda, Md. He was 94.
Eighttofasttocatch has been tabbed as the 9-5 favorite as he goes for a repeat in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park Oct. 6.
Laurel Park received 155 pre-entries, which includes cross-entered horses, for the Oct. 6 Jim McKay Maryland Million program.
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