Laurel Park received 155 pre-entries, which includes cross-entered horses, for the Oct. 6 Jim McKay Maryland Million program.
Shackleford arrived at Saratoga Race Course fit and feisty the morning of Aug. 2, ready to tackle seven other runners in the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) on Aug. 4.
Preston Stables' Flat Out will make his first start for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. III) July 7, having been transferred from the barn of Scooter Dickey.
Vicky Schowe's homebred Sloane Ranger upset the $150,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap by a neck at Parx Racing June 23, while 2011 Wood Memorial winner Toby's Corner finished fourth.
Favored Candyman E, overcoming trouble for jockey Joe Bravo entering the turn, exploited an opening along the inside to prevail in the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
Favored Eighttofasttocatch wins the Maryland Million Classic to highlight Maryland racing's big day.
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will look for his third and richest stakes win of the season when he takes on nine rivals in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap July 30 at Penn National.
Pollard's Vision, whose first winner won in Italy, came through with his initial North American winner when his son Closing Vision scored by 8 1/2 lengths.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Closing Vision||Scott A. Lake||
|Der Meister||Murray L. Rojas||
|Favorite Card||Thomas H. Lingenfelter||
|Hugh and Me||Thomas Iannotti, IV||
|Locked Out||Paulina Sinnefia||
|Philly Bound||Dimitrios K. Synnefias||
|Ryan's Gift||Michael S. Ferraro||
|Sloane Ranger||Martin E. Ciresa||
|Trade Secret||Brandon L. Kulp||
|Whistle Pig||Andrew B. Carter||
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