Embarr carries top weight of 124 pounds in the Brookmeade Stakes.

Embarr carries top weight of 124 pounds in the Brookmeade Stakes.

Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club

Virginians Take Over Laurel Park Sept. 13

There will be five stakes on turf for horses bred and/or sired in Virginia.

The cooperative spirit between racing and breeding programs in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on full display Sept. 13 when Laurel Park in Maryland offers five stakes for horses bred and/or sired in Virginia.

The special card for Virginia-breds came about after the 2014 live race meet at Colonial Downs, the only Thoroughbred track in the state, was canceled. Each of the stakes for Virginia-bred and/or sired racehorses are scheduled for turf and carry a purse of $60,000 provided by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association.

Topping the field for the Brookmeade Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile grass test for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, is Embarr, who won the race in 2011 and 2012 at Colonial Downs. Bred, owned, and trained by Susan Cooney, the 6-year-old daughter of Royal Academy carries top weight of 124 pounds as she seeks her first win since taking the Dahlia Stakes at Pimlico Race Course April 5.

With a career line of 28-8-1-0 and earnings of $321,959, Embarr is coming off a game fifth, only a length behind winner I'm Already Sexy, in the Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse.

The Brookmeade also drew Big Lick Farm's Leda's Swan, who had a troubled trip before finishing second, a head behind Lady Olivia, in  the 2013 edition of the Brookmeade.

The Oakley Stakes, also for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up at 5 1/2 furlongs, is headed by Wardelle, the 2013 winner of the Pink Ribbon Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Now trained by Scott Lake for Home Team Stables, the 8-year-old Toccet mare has won or placed in 29 of 62 starts and has bankrolled $393,631.

Back to defend his title in the Punch Line Stakes, also at 5 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up, is John W. Tucker's Boltin' Out. Since taking the 2013 Punch Line at 7-10 odds, the 6-year-old Outflanker gelding trained by Carlos Garcia has one win in nine starts, that coming in allowance/optional claiming company at Delaware Park last out Aug. 21.

Entries: Brookmeade S.

Laurel Park, Saturday, September 13, 2014, Race 3

  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $60,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 2:10 PM (local)
11Marvey Marley (VA)Xavier Perez118Curtis Beale Payne-
22Pagan Priestess (VA)Sheldon Russell120W. Robert Bailes-
33Lawn Party (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateTrevor McCarthy114Todd A. Pletcher-
44Complete St. (VA)UNKNOWN118Lilith E. Boucher-
55Misty in Malibu (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateDaniel Centeno120Rodney Jenkins-
66A Lover's Question (VA)Julian Pimentel118Michael J. Trombetta-
77Seaside (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateLuis Garcia118Rory Barron-
88Neolexia (VA)Angel Serpa118James J. Toner-
99Leda's Swan (VA)Horacio Karamanos120Reid Nagle-
1010Embarr (VA)Forest Boyce124Susan S. Cooney-
1111Happy Face (VA)Victor R. Carrasco118Jonathan E. Sheppard-
1212Stormy n' Sly (VA)J. D. Acosta118Kelly Lynn Deiter-

Entries: Jamestown S.

Laurel Park, Saturday, September 13, 2014, Race 5

  • STK
  • 5 1/2f
  • Turf
  • $60,000
  • 2 yo
  • 3:10 PM (local)
11Ohbee (VA)Vanessa Ryall111Jean L. Rofe-
22Royal Caviar (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateJ. D. Acosta114Hugh I. McMahon-
33He'sacharitableman (VA)Gustavo Larrosa114Timothy M. Collins-
44Hooligan (VA)Trevor McCarthy111Wesley A. Ward-
55Leith Lane (VA)Stevica Djuric114Jean L. Rofe-
66Secret Or Not (VA)Travis L. Dunkelberger111Joan A. Reynolds-
77Bay Finn (VA)Victor R. Carrasco111Gary Capuano-
88Magician's Vanity (VA)Luis Garcia111Michael J. Trombetta-
99Awake the Day (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateAlberto Delgado111E. G. Pete Twisdale-

Entries: Oakley S.

Laurel Park, Saturday, September 13, 2014, Race 7

  • STK
  • 5 1/2f
  • Turf
  • $60,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 4:10 PM (local)
11Country Sunshine (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateJulian Pimentel116Hamilton A. Smith-
22Angel of Mercy (VA)Trevor McCarthy114H. Graham Motion-
33Trish's Wish (VA)Luis Romero Rivera, Jr.118Henry L. Carroll-
44Love This Kitty (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateDaniel Centeno114Michael R. Matz-
55Wardelle (VA)Josue Arce122Scott A. Lake-
66Heaven Knows What (VA)Victor R. Carrasco120Michael J. Trombetta-
77Tidewater (VA)Yomar Orlando Ortiz118Christopher M. Keller-
88Elegant Breeze (VA)Gustavo Larrosa118Patrick E. Jenkins-
99Subtle Demeanor (VA)Angel Cruz118Crystal G. Pickett-
1010Harbingerofthings (VA)Sheldon Russell120McLean Robertson-
1111True Cost (VA)Kevin Navarro118Flint W. Stites-
1212Lion Down by Me (VA)Horacio Karamanos122E. G. Pete Twisdale-
1313Robbinette (VA)Christian Santiago Reyes118Dale Capuano-
1414Momma's Mystery (VA)UNKNOWN118Valora A. Testerman-
99Rebel's Mistress (VA)UNKNOWN114Patrick J. Magill-

Entries: Punch Line S.

Laurel Park, Saturday, September 13, 2014, Race 9

  • STK
  • 5 1/2f
  • Turf
  • $60,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 5:10 PM (local)
11Pride of the Fleet (VA)Abel Castellano, Jr.118Curtis Beale Payne-
22Gallivanting (VA)J. D. Acosta114Rodney Jenkins-
33Cap'n Raymond (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateXavier Perez120Curtis Beale Payne-
44Joe Tess (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateDaniel Centeno118Derek S. Ryan-
55Boltin' Out (VA)Horacio Karamanos122Carlos A. Garcia-
66Lawyer Dave (VA)Keeneland Sales GraduateSheldon Russell118Carla L. Morgan-
77Greek God (VA)Victor R. Carrasco114Michael J. Trombetta-
88Avarice (VA)Trevor McCarthy124John J. Robb-
99No Free Lunch (VA)Luis Garcia116Louis C. Linder, Jr.-
1010Two Notch Road (VA)Julian Pimentel118Glenn R. Thompson-
1111Valter (VA)Gustavo Larrosa118Paul E. Johnson-
1212Tracy's Turn (VA)UNKNOWN114Michael J. Trombetta-
1313Jake Rattle N Roll (MD)Stevica Djuric118Casey Randall-

Entries: Jamestown S.

Laurel Park, Saturday, September 13, 2014, Race 10

  • STK
  • 5 1/2f
  • Turf
  • $60,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:40 PM (local)
11Tiz What's She Is (VA)Xavier Perez111John E. Salzman, Jr.-
22Moon River (VA)Victor R. Carrasco114Jonathan E. Sheppard-
33Mr. Magician (VA)Julian Pimentel114Michael J. Trombetta-
44Johns Kitten (VA)Angel Serpa114Francis Abbott, III-
55Fireworks (VA)Gustavo Larrosa111Jean L. Rofe-
66Willisville (VA)Vanessa Ryall114Jean L. Rofe-
77Sophisticrat (VA)Sheldon Russell114Donald Yovanovich-
88Jump Ship (VA)Daniel Centeno114Lilith E. Boucher-
99Max Crown (VA)Horacio Karamanos114Carla L. Morgan-
1010Calder Pointe (VA)Alberto Delgado111E. G. Pete Twisdale-