Keyword: De Francis Dash

  • Laurel Park

    Laurel Park Fall Meet Features 44 Stakes Races

    Highlighted by the Maryland Million program, four graded events, and a tribute to recently retired Mid-Atlantic legend Ben's Cat, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer 44 stakes worth $4.42 million in purses during its fall meet at Laurel Park.

  • Ivan Fallunovalot wins the 2016 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

    Ivan Fallunovalot Takes De Francis Dash

    In the 24th start of his career, Lewis E. Mathews Jr.'s  Ivan Fallunovalot collected his first graded stakes triumph and stretched his current win streak to four straight with a 4 1/2 length win in the Frank J. De Francis Dash (gr. III).

  • Action Andy gets up late to win the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.

    Action Andy Gets Nod in De Francis Thriller

    Action Andy closed relentlessly on the outside to get up in the final strides by a whisker over a game Il Villano in a terrific finish to win the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park Oct. 27.

  • Sean Avery won the Affiliate Stakes at Belmont Park Sept. 8<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2074529938&k=sHbJRM8">Order This Photo</a>

    Sean Avery Can Bounce Back in De Francis Dash

    Grade I winner Sean Avery, who split the field in the Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) as the favorite last month, is the 5-2 morning line choice for the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park Oct. 27.

  • Laurel Park will host the grade I De Francis Dash on October 28th.

    De Francis Dash Restored to Laurel Calendar

    The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have agreed to the live racing dates and stakes schedule for the balance of 2009, including the return of the Grade I Frank J. De Francis Dash after a one-year hiatus.

  • Maryland Million Undercard Purses Increase

    The purses of the Maryland Million Lassie and the Maryland Million Nursery â€" both races for two-year-olds formerly valued at $125,000 and run at Laurel Park on Maryland Million Day â€" will be boosted to $150,000 each this year.

  • Thor's Echo (far left) makes his move on the way to the win in the De Francis Dash.

    Thor's Echo Makes Case in De Francis Dash

    TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion Thor's Echo, racing in the Superman silks of Suarez Racing, made his case for a 2006 Eclipse Award, repelling a menacing challenge from the unlucky Diabolical to win the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • BC Sprint winner Thor's Echo the  morning line favorite in Sunday's  De Francis Dash.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D633957%26%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Thor's Echo 8-5 Choice in De Francis Dash

    Thor's Echo, upset winner of the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) on Nov. 4, is the 8-5 morning line favorite after drawing the outside post among nine entered in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Thor's Echo, winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint, will return in the DeFrancis Dash.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D633957%26%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Thor's Echo Leads De Francis Dash Nominees

    Three of the top five finishers from the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 21 pre-entries for the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Nov. 25.

  • Chasing Eclipse, Thor's Echo to Run in Dash

    Thor's Echo, who became just the second California-bred to win a Breeders' Cup race when he captured the 2006 TVG Sprint (gr. I) Saturday at Churchill Downs, is to remain in the East in quest of an Eclipse Award.

  • I'm the Tiger Earns Stripes in De Francis Dash

    Frank Stronach's homebred I'm the Tiger pounced on the lead for jockey Jerry Bailey and left his 13 foes well behind in the stretch en route to a surprisingly easy victory in the $300,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • With Stars Missing, 18 Enter De Francis Dash

    Lacking a clear standout, Tiger Heart, runner-up in last month's Vosburgh (gr. I), is the 7-2 morning line favorite among 18 sprinters entered for Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park.

  • BC Sprint Rivals Pre-Entered in DeFrancis Dash

    Four of the top five finishers from last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 31 pre-entries for the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Nov. 19.

  • This win in the 2003 De Francis Dash was a highlight of the career of A Huevo.

    A Huevo Euthanized After W. Va. Classic

    A Huevo, a 9-year-old gelding owned by Mark Hopkins and winner of the 2003 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) was euthanized after being pulled up soon after the start and vanned off following the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes the evening of Oct. 8. The son of Cool Joe had been the 1-2 favorite in the nine-furlong race at Charles Town Races and Slots.

  • Wildcat Heir digs in along the rail to win the De Francis Dash, Saturday at Pimlico.

    Wildcat Heir Digs In, Wins De Francis Dash

    In spite of contesting just off a fast pace, New Farm's homebred Wildcat Heir had enough in the tank to hold off favored Midas Eyes by a neck in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Pimlico Saturday.

  • A Huevo surprises field in De Francis.

    A Huevo Scrambles Home in De Francis Dash

    Mark Hopkins' A Huevo, a 7-year-old gelding making just his seventh career start, came with a rush from the outside near the sixteenth pole to register an upset of odds-on choice Shake You Down in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Shake You Down Looks to One-Up De Francis Dash Rivals

    Robert Cole Jr.'s Shake You Down heads a field of 10 in Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I). The 4-5 morning line choice might be the most accomplished entry in the field, but he still has plenty to contend with.

  • De Francis Dash favorite Shake You Down.

    Shake You Down Headlines De Francis Dash

    Shake You Down, who finished third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), headlines the 10 entries for Saturday's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park.

  • Shake You Down, tops field for De Francis Dash.

    Shake You Down Tops De Francis Dash

    Led by multiple graded stakes winner Shake You Down, third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 25, a probable field of 11 is being pointed toward Saturday's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park. The field for the $300,000 race at six furlongs will be drawn Wednesday.

  • Boston Common Impressive in De Francis Prep

    Friday's eighth race at Laurel Park could provide a candidate or two for next month's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I), as two top contenders – Boston Common and Take Achance On Me – finished one-two in the $36,000 optional allowance test.

  • Bailey Rides To The Queen in Laurel's Arundel

    Maryland racing fans will get a rare treat on Saturday when Jerry Bailey rides To The Queen in the $100,000 Anne Arundel Stakes (gr. III) at Laurel Park for trainer Bill Mott.

  • Delaware Township and jockey Jerry Bailey cross the wire first in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

    From the Magazine: Delaware Township Exits on Top

    A million-dollar international race doesn't usually serve as practice for a $300,000 stakes in Maryland. But following a script that was part wisdom and part luck, the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) Nov. 17 at Laurel Park.

  • Kona Gold, Caller One Help 'Heat' Up Dash

    Kona Gold, champion sprinter of 2000, was to board a plane in California Tuesday and fly to Maryland to take on Xtra Heat, the local heroine, in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Nov. 17 at Laurel Park.