Laurel Park Welcomes Mike Smith

His Hall of Fame career has taken jockey Mike Smith quite literally around the world. His next stop – and first in more than 14 ½ years – brings the affable 56-year-old to Laurel Park, in Maryland. Based in California since 2000, Smith will be in town Saturday with three mounts on the 11 race card. Leading off with the $100,000 dollar Twixt Stakes (6th … Continue reading Laurel Park Welcomes Mike Smith

A New Kid Appears

A couple of weeks ago the Daily Racing Blog wrote about 54 year Hall Of Fame (still active) jockey Mike Smith.  On Wednesday we featured the one-time golden boy, Triple Crown Winner (and fellow Hall of Famer) jockey Steve Cauthen.  Here then, in an effort to perhaps appeal to a younger demographic, we look at a possible heir apparent: SIERRA LEONA rallied from mid-pack for … Continue reading A New Kid Appears