Digest (July 8): 23-year-old jockey Jevian Toledo excelling at Laurel Park

Fresh off the second graded-stakes win of his young career, jockey Jevian Toledo picked up right where he left off upon his return to Laurel Park for Sunday's 10-race program. Toledo, 23, came up the inside to guide Silhouette LLC's Bowsprit ($8.80) to victory in the third race, a $24,000 starter optional claimer over the Fort Marcy turf course. The outcome gave Toledo a one-win edge, 15-14, over Horacio Karamanos in the summer meet jockey standings. It was the first mount for Toledo since traveling to Chicago Saturday to ride Gunpowder Farms' multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero in the Arlington Handicap (G3) for Fair Hill-based trainer Kelly Rubley. Racing widest of all, Divisidero held off Revved Up and Synchrony in a stirring stretch duel to take the 13/16-mile turf stakes by a half-length. ... Summer meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez won two of the first four races Sunday with Hashtag Selfie ($3.80) in the second and Asphalt Paving ($5.20) in the fourth. … Live racing returns to Laurel with a 10-race card Friday. First-race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Fundraisers at Pimlico: Riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic cantered, walked and trotted their horses across Pimlico Race Course on Sunday morning as part of Canter For The Cause while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland. Riders brought their ponies, thoroughbreds, clydesdales and standardbreds to Pimlico to walk in the footsteps of such champions as Secretariat, Seabiscuit, American Pharoah, Cigar and Justify. Riders were also able to walk their horses through the starting gate and pose and take pictures in Pimlico's winner's circle. The group is planning a second fundraiser. The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, with more than $18,000 in prize money, will be held at Pimlico on Oct. 7. Prize money is available in 20 classes highlighted by the $10,000 Hillwood Stable Jumper Speed Stake and the $1,000 Dark Hollow Farm Open Hunter Classic. Ticket sales and entry fees will benefit Beyond the Wire, the Thoroughbred aftercare program launched in 2016 by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. For entry fees, forms and further information contact Phoebe Hayes, Director of Horsemen's Relations for the Maryland Jockey Club, at phoebe.hayes@marylandracing.com.

Soccer

FC Baltimore clinches firstin its NPSL conference

FC Baltimore defeated Charlottesville Alliance FC, 8-2, on Saturday night. Lucas Mendes scored three times in the victory, while Joshua Fawole and Tre Pulliam each scored twice and Gavin Boyer added a goal. Fawole leads the team with 11 goals this the season. The victory clinched the Mid-Atlantic Conference regular-season crown of the National Premier Soccer League for FC Baltimore because Northern Virginia, previously tied for fist place, lost to Virginia Beach City FC on Saturday night. Baltimore plays in the Mid-Atlantic Conference championship game against either FC Frederick or Northern Virginia United at CCBC-Essex on Saturday.

NWSL: The Washington Spirit (2-10-4) struck first but fell, 2-1, to the host Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League Game of the Week on Saturday night at Orlando City Stadium.

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Bird, Storm cool offsurging Mystics in WNBA

Sue Bird scored 21 while setting the franchise scoring mark to help the Seattle Storm beat the visiting Washington Mystics , 97-91, on Sunday. Bird became the Storm's all-time leading scorer with her 13th point of the game, passing Lauren Jackson (6,007) on a pull-up jumper with 7:33 left in the third quarter. The Mystics (12-7) came into the game having won six of their past seven games. On Friday night, Kristi Toliver (Maryalnd) scored 18 points to help the Washington Mystics beat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-74 on Saturday night for coach Mike Thibault's 300th career regular-season win.

Boys lacrosse camps: Calvert Hall is hosting two youth boys lacrosse camps in July. The Junior Cardinal Lax Camp for rising second graders through rising fifth graders will take place from July 16-19 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The Cardinal Skills Camp for rising sixth graders through rising eighth graders is set for July 16-19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The camps will be run by the Calvert Hall lacrosse coaching staff with help from alumni standouts. For more information, visit calverthall.com or contact Dan Mulford at 410-821-2426 or mulfordd@calverthall.comd.

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