There's no telling the potential of the 3-year-old filly Las Setas after another impressive victory Saturday at Laurel Park . Coming into the $100,000 Beyond The Wire off a 5½-length victory in the Wide Country for Wayne Harrison, Robert Manfuso and Katy Voss, Las Setas led gate-to-wire to win the Beyond the Wire by 5 lengths for her third consecutive victory. A daughter of Seville, Las Setas, who covered the mile in 1:37.82, is the third stakes winner for the dam Tanca and was the second of the afternoon. Earlier in the day, Cordmaker, a son of Curlin out of Tanca, won the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson.
More Laurel Park: For a horse that never been two turns before, Runnymede Racing's Alwaysmining made it look easy in extending his win streak to five races, the last four in stakes, with a front-running 6 ¾-length romp in Saturday's $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park. The 30th running of the Private Terms for 3-year-olds at about 11/16 miles was the third of five stakes worth $450,000 in purses on an 11-race St. Patrick's Day eve program. It serves as a prep for the $125,000 Federico Tesio on April 20, a "Win-and-In" event for Triple Crown-nominated horses like Alwaysmining to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. "That's what we were hoping we'd see," winning trainer Kelly Rubley said, after Alwaysmining ($3) coasted to the wire in 1:42.65 over a fast main track under a hand ride from regular pilot Daniel Centeno. "He looks like he's galloping, just relaxed. He's a very classy horse." Alwaysmining is a gelded son of Stay Thirsty, winner of the 1¼-mile Travers (G1) as a 3-year-old in 2011. He won the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Heft Stakes, both at 7 furlongs, to cap his 2-year-old season, and opened 2019 with a victory in the 1-mile Miracle Wood Feb. 16. ... Hillwood Stable's Cordmaker, stretching out around two turns for the first time in his 11th career start, took a short lead at the top of the stretch and turned back favored Unbridled Juan through the lane for a 1½-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park. With Victor Carrasco up for trainer Rodney Jenkins, Cordmaker ($10.80) covered the distance in 1:50.29 over a fast main track for his second career stakes win and first in open company, after capturing the one-mile Jennings Dec. 29 against fellow Maryland-breds.
Betting: Total handle on Laure Park's Tesio Preview Day on Saturday was up 18 percent over last year while in-state wagering was up 11.4 percent. Total handle on the 11-race program was $3.866 million.
Washington College sets mark with 13th straight win
The Washington College (13-0) baseball team completed a 10-0 trip to Florida with a doubleheader sweep of Cairn on Saturday at Lawnwood Complex. The Shoremen walked-off the Highlanders in game one, 5-4, and held off a rally by Cairn in game two to come away with a 6-4 win. The Shoremen set a record for consecutive wins during a single-season. The Highlanders fall to 4-7. Ryan Zwier had five and three RBIs for Washington in the two games.
More baseball: Redshirt sophomore Zach Thompson (Archbishop Spalding) tossed eight strong innings, but host Maryland fell, 2-1, to No. 17 ECU on Saturday. The Terps (10-7) fell behind 2-0 after two before Thompson shutdown the Pirates (14-6) over the next six innings. ... Johns Hopkins found itself down 7-0 to top-ranked Wooster, but the Blue Jays got to within one run before the Fighting Scots held on for the 13-7 victory on Saturday afternoon. ... Mount St. Mary's comeback fell just short in 9-8 loss to Wagner on Saturday in the second game of the three game series.
Softball: Mount St. Mary's rallied for a 7-3 win in the second game to earn a split at Delaware. Kaylee Stoner drove home four runs.
Baltimore Shuckers winseason-opener in CBA
The Baltimore Shuckers started their 2019 Central Basketball Association campaign with a 123-116 victory over the visiting Memphis Rail Runners on Saturday night. Marquis Powelll (Riverside Baptist) led the Shuckers with 26. Antonio Wright (Meade) contributed 24 for Baltimore and Jahkeel Stevens tossed in 19 points.
The Capital City Go-Go (24-24), the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards , defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (21-26), 121-103, on Saturday afternoon in the nation's capital. The Go-Go finished their inaugural season 13-11 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Three Go-Go players scored 20 points in the game, led by Wizards' two-way player Jordan McRae's 22-point game in his return from injury.
Varsity boys lacrosse: Jack Sawyer had four goals and two assists to lead Calvert Hall (3-1) to a 14-5 victory over visiting Dominion (Va.) The Tians fell to 1-1 and the Cardinals host Malvern Prep (Pa.) Thursday.
Girls lacrosse: Tryouts for Ravens Lacrosse Club 2023 team will be held March 30th at Bryn Mawr School. Experienced female lacrosse field players and goalies graduating from high school in 2023 are eligible. Go to ravenslax.org for tryout details and preregistration requirements.
— From Sun staff and news services