Keyword: Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

  • Gunnevera wins the 2016 Delta Downs Jackpot

    The Week in Photos for 11/22/2016

    Delta Downs Jackpot, Delta Downs Princess, Bob Hope, Cardinal Handicap, Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, Mile Championship, Bessarabian and more.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat to Skip De Francis for Laurel Dash

    King Leatherbury said Sept. 20 he has decided to run his star Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Laurel Dash, a six-furlong turf sprint, rather than the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on dirt Sept. 21 at Laurel Park.

  • 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.

  • Candyman E powers home to victory in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

    De Francis Dash: Candyman E Makes Sweet Move

    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.

  • Vineyard Haven gets up late to win the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

    Vintage Run for Vineyard Haven in De Francis

    Godolphin's big year continued Oct. 24 when odds-on choice Vineyard Haven burst through along the inside in deep stretch to capture the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) over a sloppy track at Laurel Park.

  • Vineyard Haven (right) faces older horses for the first time in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial 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%3D8443357%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Vineyard Haven Favored in De Francis Dash

    Three-year-old Vineyard Haven, winner of Saratoga's King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) before being disqualified in his only start in the past eight months, faces older horses for the first time in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Oct. 24.

  • Fabulous Strike has been first or second in five starts (all grade I or grade II sprints) during his 6-year-old campaign.

    Top Sprinters Pre-entered for De Francis Dash

    Three of the nation's elite sprinters and the top two local speedsters are among the 37 pre-entries for the 19th running of the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Oct. 24.

  • The Nov. 24 DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel is scheduled to be the career finale for Will He Shine.

    Will He Shine Pointed to 'Dash'

    Millennium Farms' Will He Shine, a grade II stakes winner by Silver Deputy, will run next in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) Nov. 24 at Laurel Park in Maryland.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thirty-Nine Stakes Highlight Laurel Park Schedule

    Thirty-nine stakes races, with purses totaling almost $3.8 million, highlight the opening of the fall meet at Laurel Park. The meet kicks off Sept. 7 with live racing on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the month. Sunday racing will be added beginning the first week of October.

  • 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.

  • Pimlico Meet Extended; Laurel to Reopen Dec. 26

    The Maryland Jockey Club announced Oct. 8 that it intends to extend the current Pimlico meet until mid-December, with the re-opening of Laurel Park scheduled for Dec. 26. The current Pimlico stand was tentatively scheduled to end on Nov. 2.

  • 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 Tops De Francis Pre-Entries

    Shake You Down, who finished third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, headlines the 26 pre-entries for next Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park, the signature race of the fall meet.

  • Thunderello Sustained Career-Threatening Injuries

    Thunderello, who was pulled up in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) on Saturday at Laurel Park, broke the splint bone and chipped the sesamoid bone in his left foreleg, said his trainer, Scott Lake. Lake said X-rays taken the day after the race confirmed the injuries.

  • Thunderello Favored in De Francis Dash

    Thunderello, the longshot who led throughout before finishing second in the NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.

  • Kona Gold, winning the San Carlos.

    Kona Gold Draws Outside Post in De Francis Dash

    Headley & Molasky's Kona Gold heads a field of seven in the $300,000 grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Saturday. Eclipse Award honors in the sprint division hinge on the outcome.

  • 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.

  • Laurel Will Try 'Dash' in Post-Breeders' Cup Spot

    For the first time since its inception in Maryland in 1990, the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash will be run this year in the fall instead of the summer. The $300,000 race, one of only two grade I six-furlong events in the country, will headline a "fall festival day" of a half-dozen stakes Nov. 17 at Laurel Park, said Lou Raffetto Jr., chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club.