Mother/Trainer History Maker ?

As 2022 comes to a close, Brittany Russell is looking to make history. The Laurel Park-based trainer has already reached career highs with 442 starters, 98 Wins and $4.3 million dollars in purse earnings. She became just the fourth woman to Win a meet title in Maryland at the spring meet at Laurel. It just so happened the mother of two clinched that honor on … Continue reading Mother/Trainer History Maker ?

Dirty Money

For all of the sun and fun rolled into summertime racing, the fall/winter racing season in the northeast occasionally brings inclement weather. Unlike baseball, Horse Racing usually goes on before, during, and after a rain/snow storm and there are some general handicapping concepts that you should keep on hand for… a rainy day. First off, keep in mind that racetracks can be like apples and … Continue reading Dirty Money

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