King T. Leatherbury's homebred gelding Ben's Cat was named 2012 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Book Review, disappointing when seventh as the second choice in last month's Test Stakes (gr. I), is the mild 3-1 favorite in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks Sept. 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Owner/trainer Edwin Merryman's Jazzy Idea kicked off the Laurel Park meet in style with a course-record victory in the $100,000 Jameela Stakes at six furlongs on the turf.
Contested, a grade I winner who was last in her most recent start, will attempt to regain winning form and earn her most lucrative victory to date when competing in the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25 at Saratoga.
Undefeated in six races before losing badly in her last start, Agave Kiss will attempt to start a new streak at a new track when she faces six rivals in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.
Favored Eighttofasttocatch wins the Maryland Million Classic to highlight Maryland racing's big day.
When Anthony Black broke a pair of ribs and three vertebrae in a spill at Philadelphia Park last November, it finally looked like the end for the 55-year-old jockey. But Black, who won a pair of stakes races on Maryland Million Day, isn't done defying the odds just yet.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bluegrass Atatude||John E. Salzman, Jr.||
|Coco Punch||Robin L. Graham||
|Fridays Gift||Katharine M. Voss||
|Jazzy Idea||Edwin W. Merryman||
|Lady Circle||Thomas Iannotti, IV||
|Ok Listen Up||Crystal G. Pickett||
|Spring Dance||Timothy C. Kreiser||
|Sweet Distraction||Lawrence E. Murray||
|Two Hearts in One||John C. Friedman||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|O.D. McDonald S.||ALB|
|Chicago H. (gr. III)||AP|
|Bed o' Roses H. (gr. III)||BEL|
|Boca Chica S.||GP|