Keyword: Scott Lake

  • Anabolic Steroids Still Issue in U.S. Racing

    In 2014, U.S. horse racing appeared on pace to register its fewest positive drug tests for anabolic steroids since the industry moved to outlaw the drugs from racing in 2008-09. But recent events in Maryland changed that.

  • The Maryland Jockey Club has banned trainers Juan C. Vazquez (pictured above) and Hector Garcia from its racetracks.

    Maryland Jockey Club Bans Pair of Trainers

    On the heels of the Maryland Racing Commission suspending trainer Hector Garcia, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to ban Garcia and his sometimes-boss Juan C. Vazquez from its racetracks.

  • MTHA to Honor Industry Workers

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced its 2008 award winners. A presentation of the honors will take place at the organization's annual Christmas party at Laurel Park Dec. 1.

  • Claiming Crown Returns to Canterbury

    Robert Cole Jr.'s Coyoteshighestcall, a 6-year-old son of Regal Humor who has set two track records in the last 10 months, highlights a field of nine of the $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the feature of the 10th annual Claiming Crown to be held Aug. 2 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

  • Cognac Kisses was second in the Allen's Prospect Stakes at Pimlico April 19.

    Wide-Open MD Sprint Handicap Draws Seven

    Seven older sprinters will try to earn their first graded stakes score May 17 at Pimlico Race Course when they do battle in the $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) the first of 10 blacktype races on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day.

  • Abel Castellano

    Castellano Reaches Milestone

    Jockey Abel Castellano reached the 1,000 win plateau when he guided Johnny Z. to victory in the fifth race at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon. The 24-year-old achieved the milestone with his wife Claudia and two-year-old son Andrew in attendance.

  • Sunday Cancellation Closes Laurel Winter Meet

    The 15-week Laurel Park winter stand ended April 15 with the cancellation of the meet's final day of racing due to heavy rains and high winds in the Baltimore region.

  • Florida Sprint Champ Shake You Down Retired

    Shake You Down, Florida champion sprinter, multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire, will retire to the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's farm in Lowell.

  • Call Me Clash Runs Away in Horatius Stakes

    Gerard Artz's Call Me Clash led virtually from start to finish in winning the $74,600 Horatius Stakes for 3-year-olds by three lengths at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Todd Pletcher, one of two top trainers set to begin serving suspensions.

    Training Stalwarts Lake, Pletcher Facing Bans

    Trainer Scott Lake, who currently leads the nation with 528 wins for the year, and two-time Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher, who leads in earnings with a record-setting $27,427,878, are both to begin serving suspensions for medication infractions during the month of December.

  • Locals, Eclipse Award Winner Claim Crowns

    Locals broke the bank early Saturday evening at Minnesota's Canterbury Park with upset victories in three of seven races that comprised the Claiming Crown, but it was an Eclipse Award-winning owner who took home the top prize in the featured $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel.

  • Napravnik, Lake, Cole Take Pimlico Honors

    The eight-week Pimlico spring meeting ended June 10 with Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole winning individual titles. The same trio took the Laurel Park winter stand earlier this year.

  • Napravnik, Lake Roll to Laurel Park Titles

    The 15-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended Sunday with Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole winning individual titles. The 72-day stand began at Laurel Park on Jan. 1.

  • Cottage Hoping to Lure the Right Rider for the Lure

    Even though he's an 8-year-old gelding, Bruce Golden and Gerry Reid's Argentina-bred Cottage is looking for Mr. or Ms. Right for a potentially fruitful partnership in Saturday's $75,000 Lure Stakes on the Florida Derby undercard.

  • Flame of Love Lights Up in What A Summer

    McCarty Racing's 3-2 favorite Flame Of Love romped to a 10 1/2-length victory over her eight filly and mare rivals to win the $85,000 What A Summer Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Fogelsonger Sweeps Maryland Riding Titles

    Despite missing 48 of the 195 racing days at Pimlico and Laurel Park this year, Ryan Fogelsonger won more races than any rider in the colony did with 144 victories, two ahead of Luis Garcia. The 24-year-old also nipped Garcia for the Laurel fall title, 63-62.

  • Scott Lake Registers 3,000th Career Win

    Trainer Scott A. Lake won his 3,000th race Saturday when he saddled Unaccounted Gift for a two-length victory in the seventh race at Philadelphia Park.

  • Don Six the Highweight in Smile Sprint H.

    A field of 10 has been drawn for the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II), part of Saturday's "Summit of Speed" at Calder Race Course. The six-furlong contest carries a rich $500,000 purse. Veteran Don Six, carrying a high impost of 118 pounds, and True North Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) winner Woke Up Dreamin, under 117, head the field.

  • Uncle Camie Storms to Bold Ruler Victory

    Trainer Scott Lake's lofty plans for Don Six took a temporary detour Saturday afternoon as the 3-5 favorite burned himself out in the lane, allowing Uncle Camie to storm by for a 2 ¾-length victory $106,600 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.

  • Don Six Puts His Speed On Line in Bold Ruler

    Trainer Scott Lake will put his money where his mouth is Saturday at Belmont Park when he sends out the freakishly fast Don Six in the co-featured Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) at six furlongs. Don Six is the 120-pound high weight and horse to beat in the $100,000-added Bold Ruler as he faces five rivals.

  • Forest Danger wins Carter.

    Forest Danger Handles Blazing Carter Pace

    Forest Danger hadn't dropped off the early pace since rallying from sixth to win his debut race 14 months ago. Saturday he became a grade I winner for the first time when he closed into a scorching pace to win the $350,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct in only his sixth lifetime start.

  • American Dream Derby winner Deanna Manfredi

    Deanna's Dream: 'Derby' Stable and $250,000

    Deanna Manfredi, a 36-year-old marketing consultant from Toughkenamon, PA, took home $250,000 and a stable of eight Thoroughbreds when Avenueofknowledge won the "American Dream Derby" for her on Presidents' Day at Santa Anita Monday.

  • Laurel Park Reopens After Storm Delay

    Canceled twice previously, Laurel Park's reopening Wednesday drew a crowd of 5,036 back to the central Maryland track after a 10-month hiatus.

  • Shake You Down Works Up Sweat for Millions

    Sunshine Millions Vinery Farms Sprint defending champion Shake You Down worked up a sweat while breezing five furlongs Saturday at Gulfstream Park in his last major move before flying to California for the Jan. 29 renewal. Trainer Scott Lake says the gelding did just what he needed to do.

  • Don Six, with Mike Luzzi up, wins the  Gravesend at Aqueduct.

    Speedy Don Six Buries Gravesend Foes

    Patricia A. Generazio's Don Six sped to the front then held off his late challengers to win Sunday's $109,400 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) by 1 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, on pony, accompanying Quintons Gold Rush to the track at Churchill Downs.

    Asmussen Closer to Training Record

    Trainer Steve Asmussen is inching closer to the North American single-season record for wins by a trainer. As of Nov. 20, Asmussen has 492 wins on the year. The current single-season record is held by Jack Van Berg, who saddled 496 winners (from 2,362 starters) in 1976.

  • Claiming Crown Gets Bigger and Better

    Led by a record number of pre-entries, Saturday's Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park is expected to be the biggest ever in the five-year history of the event, according the Nat Wess, director of live racing operations at Canterbury Park.

  • Gill Back at Delaware after Settling Lawsuit

    An antitrust lawsuit filed last year by owner Michael Gill against Delaware Park has been settled, which paves the way for the nation's leading owner in 2003 to return to action at the track when its live meet opens Saturday.

  • Frisky Shake You Down Wins Count Fleet

    Fast early, Robert L. Cole Jr.'s 7-5 favorite Shake You Down opened up a big lead in the stretch and held off a willing Where's the Ring in the closing yards to win the $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) by a head at Oaklawn Park Thursday.

  • Race for Education's Auction: Let the Bidding Begin

    Pre-auction online bidding for bachelors and bachelorettes participating in The Race For Education's Horsemen of All Ages Sale begins Saturday, Valentines Day, in conjunction with the <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.

  • Shake You Down wins the Padua Stables Sprint, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Shake You Down Gets His 'Reward' in Padua Stables Sprint

    Trainer Scott Lake did not hide his disappointment that Robert L. Cole Jr.'s Shake You Down was not among the top three finalists for an Eclipse Award as top sprinter in North America for 2003. On Saturday, Lake and Shake You Down got their reward when the 6-year-old gelding zipped to victory in the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

  • Funny Cide, Shake You Down On Track in Florida

    Funny Cide, next scheduled to compete in the Feb. 7 Donn (gr. I), and Shake You Down, who is entered in this Saturday's Sunshine Millions Padua Stables Sprint, both worked on Tuesday.

  • Shake You Down, set to run in Sunshine Millions.

    Shake You Down Seeks Sunshine Millions Sprint

    Since Shake You Down was left off the list of finalists for an Eclipse Award as top sprinter of 2003, trainer Scott Lake is eager to get the 6-year-old to the track to prove himself, starting with the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Padua Stables Sprint Jan. 24.

  • Dominguez Takes 2003 Maryland Honors

    National riding leader Ramon Dominguez, who split time between Maryland and Delaware, had more trips to the winners' circle in Maryland than any other rider in the colony, winning 185 races at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2003. Trainer Dale Capuano and owner Michael Gill again topped their divisions this year.