Horse racing: Apprentice jockey Darius Thorpe, the son of Avon Thorpe, the longtime assistant to legendary Maryland trainer King T. Leatherbury, won his first professional race at Laurel Park. Riding the gelding Rainbowappears, Thorpe rallied to win the fifth race, a $5,000 claiming event at 6furlongs. As he returned to the jockey's quarters, the building was crowded with racing officials, employees and fans who cheered as Thorpe was doused with the traditional shower of water from fellow riders. The 19-year old won an amateur race in 2014 and started riding professionally in the fall at Laurel. "He knows how to handle a horse but he needs experience," Leatherbury said. "He's still learning and I expect him to do well."