Monday, April 16, 2007

Laurel (Winter) Meet Comes To A Close

Real busy racing weekend here in Maryland. The Laurel winter meet wraped up, and I think I am the only person excited for the Pimlico spring meet (starts Thursday). Here are a few updates from this weekend:

- Trainer Rodney Jenkins filly High Moment, pulled off a nice upset win in the 60,000 Dahlia turf stakes at Laurel Park. High Moment paid $36.60 on a $2 bet. Jenkins plans High Moment's next start will come in the Grade III $100,000 Gallorette Handicap on May 19 (Preakness undercard).

- Horacio Karamanos recorded his 1,000th win of his North American career. Karamanos, 33, won nearly 1,500 races in Argentina before moving to South Florida in 2001. Congratulations Horacio!

- The 15-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended Saturday (racing was cancelled on Sunday due to a crazy storm) with Jeremy Rose (jockey), Scott Lake (trainer), and Robert Cole (owner) winning individual titles. The 71-day meet started on January 1.


Pjon10 said...

You know I am pumped for the Pimlico meet. Where else can I go were I can feel better about myself by just showing up, plus, that track has been extremely good to me for handicapping purposes! I can't say the same for Laurel. Plus, that glass enclosed grandstand at Laurel messes up my view when I wear my polarized shades, we don't have that problem at Pimlico, in fact, I don't even know if I have ever spent time inside the grandstand at Pimlico other than at the betting window, nothing beats being at the rail or setting in the old grandstand at the top of the stretch, you just feel the history in your bones.

Anonymous said...

Pimlico, even falling down, is one of the best tracks in the country. So what if they don't sell food there? Look at the entries for this week! Great sightlines (compared to Laurel, which has a track in several different time zones) and great history (check out the museum). You only get until June to enjoy this treasure, so get out there and have some beers at the grandstand picnic tables with the fellas. It's going to be empty on weekdays, but it's going to be a great meet.


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