Four defending champions and six other past winners are among the 185 nominees to nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.
The $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. III) on the May 21 Preakness Stakes undercard at Pimlico Race Course has drawn a field of 12, including some proven graded stakes winners.
Oratory, a top-10 Oklahoma stallion in 2014 and 2015, has been euthanized following an accident that occured while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem.
Hard-knocking campaigner Page McKenney hopes to keep alive his streak of finishing in the top three in 21 consecutive races, mostly stakes, when he tops the field for the Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park Jan. 2.
A 2-year-old gelding with strong ties to the Baltimore Orioles figures to get plenty of attention in the $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity for state-breds, one of five stakes on the Dec. 26 program at Laurel Park.
Diane Manning's Miss Mischief parlayed her success coming off a score in the H.B.P.A. Stakes last time out to make the grade in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 15 at Woodbine.
Anne Walsh's Cactus Kris will look to win her second straight graded victory over the Woodbine synthetic track Nov. 15 in the Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III), but will have to defeat a pair of rivals who have beaten her.
Synthetic specialist Living The Life rallied to win the Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) for the second year in a row. She covered the 6 1/2 furlongs of Tapeta footing in 1:15.17.
Team Valor International's Euro Charline and Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Stephanie's Kitten will hook up yet again in the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Hillaby, a close second to Endless Light in the July 1 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, figures to be tighter second time out in the Aug. 8 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine. The seven-furlong race drew seven older fillies.
Grade I winner Personal Diary and graded stakes winners Strike Charmer, I'm Already Sexy, and Aurelia's Belle head a competitive field of 12 entered for the June 6 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.
Alexander P. Patykewich's Skylander Girl became a graded stakes winner when she took Saturday's $142,917 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 9 from Woodbine.
Christine Hayden's homebred Unspurned seeks her second straight graded- stakes score in the $150,000 Hendrie (gr. III) at Woodbine May 9.
Robert Masterson's Tepin led the field gate to wire for an easy victory in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) Presented by Longines at Churchill Downs May 2.
The daughter of Into Mischief is looking to extend a three-race winning streak and pick up her first graded stakes win.
Ben's Cat will remain on turf as he targets a record fourth win in the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park Oct. 18.
The Jim McKay Maryland Million has attracted 188 pre-entries to the nine stakes races on the Oct. 18 card at Laurel Park.
Seven graded stakes winners will face off in the First Lady at Keeneland, with plenty of speedy fillies and mares perhaps setting the race up for a closer.
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The $200,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park July 12 is pretty much a roll of the dice, as 14 fillies and mares look to earn their way into the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 16.
Honey Hues held off the stretch challenge from I'm Already Sexy June 7 at Churchill Downs to win the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. III) and earn the first stakes victory of her career.
Winless in six starts this year, the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) offers grade II winner Seaneen Girl a good chance chance to get back to the winner's circle Aug. 10 at Monmouth Park.
The 32nd running of the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park Aug. 10 will mark 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll's 5-year-old debut.
Mike and Penny Lauer had a big night at Indiana Downs July 18 when they won three of four state-bred stakes and banked almost $200,000.
Grade I winner Daisy Devine, seeking to snap a three-race losing skid, is a standout among six older fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf June 8 at Churchill Downs.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bodacious Barb||Burley Clouston, III||
|C C Gold||Lawrence E. Murray||
|Call Me Anna||Laura Bealmear||
|Dreamin Big||Michael E. Lauer||
|Femme Fatale||Eric R. Reed||
|I'm Your Luv||Jimmy Corrigan||
|Karola's Dance||Maria E. Pinzon||
|La Malaguena||Brian Michael||
|Lady of Rivendell||Rodney D. Moyers||
|Maid On a Mission||Peter R. Walder||
|Miss Mischief||Dale Capuano||
|Monster Sleeping||Dale Capuano||
|Sassy Kitten||Michael J. Maker||
|Sharp Sally||Tim Schuh||
|Soft Whisper||David R. Vance||
|Wardelle||Scott A. Lake||
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