Coastal Sea sets course record at Laurel Park July 24

Coastal Sea sets course record at Laurel Park July 24

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Two Turf Records Fall at Laurel Park

Coastal Sea and Heiko set standards on the Bowling Green course July 24.

Opal Eileen Paul's Coastal Sea and Nicholaos Panopoulos and Sotirios Sakatis' Heiko set records on the Laurel Park turf on a hot July 24.

Ridden by Angel Cruz for trainer Tim Keefe, Coastal Sea (by Kantharos ), racing in an entry-level allowance race, ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:01 on the Bowling Green Turf Course, which was rated firm. It broke the previous mark of 1:01.04 set by Whatsnottolike Sept. 26, 2012.

It was the fourth record set on the Bowling Green course this year and second of the day, following Heiko's victory in 1:40.47 for 1 1/16 miles. The time surpassed the previous mark of 1:40.96 set by 6-year-old Relentless Ride (Candy Ride ) April 17.

Heiko (by Mr. Greeley) won for the third consecutive time in his record-setting performance in a starter allowance test for horses that have started for a claiming price of $7,500 or less. He is trained by Dimitrios Synnefias and was ridden by Edwin Gonzalez.

Seeking Treasure (Run Away and Hide ) captured the Dahlia Stakes in a record 1:33.99 for one mile April 16.