When six horses line up to contest the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel Park, it’s hard to imagine any outcome other than a resounding victory for #2 Alwaysmining. On paper the son of Stay Thirsty towers over the field and will be an overwhelming favorite to claim victory in the 1 1/8-mile race, which serves as a prep for the Preakness Stakes (G1) four weeks from now. Speed figures? Alwaysmining has fired off four straight 91+ BRIS speed ratings, [...]
We're back from the holiday weekend and discussing all the action that happened including the Risen Star card at Fair Grounds, a stacked Santa Monica at Santa Anita, the El Camino Real, and much more!
We're helping getting you ready for the weekend as we preview stakes action from Santa Anita, Laurel, and the El Camino Real Derby from Golden Gate Fields. The BARN Jury join us to discuss their favorite sports moments that they've seen in person.
We're getting ready for the weekend and looking at the stakes for Saturday at Santa Anita. The BARN Jury tell us who they think will have a big 2019 and then John Piassek from the Daily Gallop joins us to talk about Laurel's four stakes on Saturday.
Late Night Pow Wow winning the Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) - Coady Photography The fields might be a bit on the small side, but four interesting stakes races are among the highlights of an action-packed day of racing scheduled for January 12th at Laurel Park. The card kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, with the first stakes race following an hour later. I’ve handicapped the four main attractions, and while finding value in small fields is challenging, [...]
The last weekend of racing in 2018 offers somewhat slim pickings in terms of graded stakes races, but if you find non-graded stakes races appealing—and if they have large fields, who doesn’t?—there will be plenty of action to keep you entertained. The Saturday card at Laurel Park alone features six such races offering combined purse money of $550,000. Even better, they’re all scheduled to be run on the main track, so there’s no need to worry about wet weather causing [...]
We're excited to welcome in Laurel Park Racing Secretary Chris Merz to talk about his job carding the races at Laurel Park, writing races, conditions, and Maryland Racing in general.
We look back at the weekend of racing action including the Raven Run from Keeneland, Empire Classic Day from Belmont, and Maryland Million Day at Laurel!
We discuss the retirement announcement of Good Magic and look back at his brief career. Then we welcome in Maryland based jockey Sheldon Russell to talk about his two stakes wins on the weekend, his career, and more!
We look back at a busy Saturday including the controversial Cotillion, the Pennsylvania Derby, and stakes action from Belmont and Laurel Park.