Keyword: Horacio Karamanos

  • Chublicious wins the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash by a neck over Blu Moon Ace

    Chublicious Upsets De Francis Dash at 10-1

    The field may have been scratched down to four for the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), but David Gruskos' Chublicious still found a way to provide a stunner in the six-furlong sprint at Laurel Park.

  • Horacio Karamanos celebrates 2,000 wins

    Horacio Karamanos Reaches 2,000 Wins

    Journeyman Horacio Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland since his arrival in 2002, celebrated Father's Day in style, winning the third race June 18 at Laurel Park for his 2,000th career victory.

  • Stanford, who just missed winning the $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) in his previous start, got the lion's share of a much bigger pot with a victory in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

    Stanford Gate to Wire in Charles Town Classic

    Stanford, who just missed winning the $500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) in his previous start, got the lion's share of a much bigger pot with a victory in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 23.

  • Tesio DQ Goes in Awesome Speed's Favor

    After a lengthy inquiry, Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed was elevated to first place in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 9 at Laurel Park to earn an automatic berth into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Lady Sabelia and Horacio Karamanos take the Barbara Fritchie Stakes at Laurel Park.

    Lady Sabelia Unchallenged in Fritchie Win

    Maryland-based Lady Sabelia's graded stakes debut in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (gr. II) was a runaway success at Laurel Park Feb. 14 as Mrs. Frank P. Wright's homebred mare led gate to wire.

  • London Lane rolls home to upset the Colonial Turf Cup.

    London Lane Rolls to Colonial Turf Shocker

    Maryland shipper London Lane, ignored at odds of 50-1, charged from the rear down the center of the track to land the $300,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) in a shocker June 22 at Colonial Downs.

  • 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.

  • Horacio Karamanos won his fourth Colonial Downs riding title at the Virginia track's recently concluded meet.

    Allen Cracks 200-Win Mark at Colonial

    A, Ferris Allen III won two races on Colonial Downs' closing day program Aug. 6 to become the first trainer to win 200 races in Virginia. He also demolished his own single-season record for victories.

  • Drama Marks Karamanos' 1,000th Victory

    With his second victory on the card, jockey Horacio Karamanos reached the 1,000-win plateau Saturday at Laurel Park, but not without some drama.

  • Great Seneca Overpowering in Dancing Count

    Carey Miller's unbeaten Great Seneca lived up to top billing as he pounded out an impressive victory in the $75,000 Dancing Count Stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park.

  • Maryland Stewards Suspend Three More Riders

    <br>The Maryland Racing stewards have suspended jockeys Horacio Karamanos, Abel Castellano, and Stewart Elliott for riding in a careless manner at Laurel Park last week. Stewards Bill Passmore, Phil Grove and John Burke have suspended 11 riders since the fall meeting began on Sept. 7.

  • Ribbon Cut for Laurel's New Turf Course

    Officials of the Maryland Jockey Club hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its new turf course at Laurel Park. Twenty-one horses galloped and worked over the lush greenery for the first time this morning.

  • Ribbon Cut for Laurel's New Turf Course

    Officials of the Maryland Jockey Club hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its new turf course at Laurel Park. Twenty-one horses galloped and worked over the lush greenery for the first time this morning.

  • Bending Strings Winds to Safely Kept BC Win

    Patiently rated at the back of the pack, Bending Strings bounded into action around the far turn, forced her way between rivals a furlong from home and drew off to win Saturday's $143,000 Safely Kept Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico.

  • Pimlico Meet Kicks Off Saturday

    After a seven-week break, live racing returns to Maryland on Saturday, July 31 at Pimlico Race Course with a nine-race card, headlined by the $100,000 Twixt Stakes for 3-year-old Maryland-bred fillies.

  • The Lady's Groom Wins Jim McKay Duel

    The Lady's Groom battled odds-on favorite Unforgettable Max every step of the way to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Breeders' Cup Handicap, the co-feature Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Karamanos Wins Pimlico Riding Title

    Horacio Karamanos, Dale Capuano and Michael Gill captured individual titles as the five-week Pimlico summer-fall meet concluded this afternoon.

  • Revived Randaroo Posts Upset in Safely Kept

    Joseph Allen's Randaroo raced close to the lead and then wrested command past the 1/16th marker and drove to victory in the $150,000 Safely Kept Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Cruise Along Wins All Brandy for Team Bender

    The team of owner Sondra Bender and trainer Larry Murray won its fifth stakes race of the year in Maryland as Cruise Along beat nine other Maryland-bred fillies and mares in the $75,000 All Brandy Stakes at Pimlico.