The Queen of England might have a horse running at Laurel next weekend.
When preliminary entries for the International Turf Festival were taken yesterday, Sharp Prod, a 3-year-old colt owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was among the horses entered for the $200,000 Laurel Dash.
Also entered: Israel Cohen's Montbrook, winner this summer of the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.
Sharp Prod, a winner in France and Germany, is believed to be the Queen's first Laurel starter since her Landau finished seventh (and last) in the 1954 Washington D.C. International.
Lord Huntington, otherwise known as William Hastings-Bass, trains Sharp Prod and is familiar with Laurel. He saddled 1988 Laurel Futurity winner, Luge II.