A 4/5 favorite trained by Michael J. Trombetta, jockey Julian Pimentel rode T-Sizzle to his maiden in the 5 1/2 furlong dirt-track race during the winter program in Laurel.
The horse, bred in Maryland and owned by Triple Tree Stables, also raced at Pimlico this year, where I’m assuming he was a track favorite among the locals.
In September, back when Nick Markakis was the longest-tenured Oriole, a horse named Markakis won at Laurel Park.
Of course, we know how that ended. No amount of racehorse tributes were able to sway Markakis from signing with the Atlanta Braves this month.
Suggs, however, signed a four-year, $28.5 million contract extension in February, making the odds that this horse’s name remains locally relevant pretty good.