Three $42,000 allowance races and a pair of $40,000 maiden special weight events highlight a 10-race program that marks the return of live racing to Laurel Park today. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. Seven juvenile maidens will go 5½ furlongs in Race 2, led by first-time starter Danz a Rebel, the slight 5-2 program favorite for trainer Cal Lynch. Simpson, narrowly beaten in his last two tries, tops a field of six maidens 3 and up set to travel six furlongs in Race 4. An entry-level allowance for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs was split into two divisions, in Races 7 and 9, both of which attracted a field of seven. Nico Bree N Teej, third in the Star de Naskra Stakes on Aug. 18 at Laurel, tops the first division while Star de Naskra runner-up Onemoregreattime looms large in the second division. Race 8 is an optional claiming allowance for 2-year-old fillies, also at 6 furlongs, featuring the Lynch-trained Congrats Gal. The 2-5 morning-line favorite was a runaway 6¼-length winner of her debut June 10 at Laurel and since has run third in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga and second as the favorite in the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park.
1st Terps women's lacrossecoach selected for shrine
Sue Tyler, the first women's lacrosse coach at Maryland, was selected for induction into the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's 2018 Hall of Fame Class. Tyler started the women's lacrosse program at Maryland, serving as the coach in 1974 and from 1976 to 1990. Over her 16 seasons, Tyler compiled a 195-61-3 record and won the program's first two National Championships, both the AIAW Championship in 1981 and the NCAA Championship in 1986, while reaching the National Championship nine times. In addition to serving as the women's lacrosse coach at Maryland, Tyler was also the field hockey coach, accumulating a 143-88-26 record and winning the NCAA Championship in 1987. Tyler is the only Division 1 coach to win NCAA Championships in two different sports. The class will be enshrined Nov. 15 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The class also includes Patricia Price Genovese and Gillian Rattray.
Women's college soccer: Senior captain Lauren Hall (Perry Hall) earned Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Men's college soccer: Loyola Maryland's game at North Florida on Saturday has been canceled. The Greyhounds will instead head north to Storrs, Conn., where they will face UConn on Saturday at 7 p.m. ... Johns Hopkins is ranked 21st in nation in the first United Soccer Coaches Poll. The Blue Jays also are ranked third in the Mid-Atlantic region poll. ... Junior goalkeeper Patrick Paolini earned Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
College field hockey: Johns Hopkins earned a No. 17 ranking — its first in-season ranking since 2011 — from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
College golf: Three Maryland golfers earned Big Ten preseason men's honors — redshirt junior Evan Santa, junior Peter Knade and senior Timothy Colanta. Knade was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. ... Maryland senior Ludovica Farina, junior Xiaolin Tian and sophomore Laura Van Respaille earned Big Ten women's preseason honors.
College cross country: Sophomore Kara Taylor (Centennial) was named Capital Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
— From Sun staff and news services