Horse Racing

Digest: Gallanor wins Maryland's first juvenile race of season at Laurel Park

Gallanor overcame a slow start to finish fast on the outside and get her head down on the wire to spring a 15-1 upset in Maryland’s first juvenile race of the season Sunday at Laurel Park.

Jellicoe Creek homebred Gallanor overcame a slow start to finish fast on the outside and get her head down on the wire to spring a 15-1 upset in Maryland's first juvenile race of the season Sunday at Laurel Park . Ridden by Carlos Quinones for trainer Phil Schoenthal, Gallanor ($32) ran 4½ furlongs in 54.08 seconds over a fast main track, emerging on top of a three-way photo finish with No Refunds, the narrow 5-2 favorite who finished second, a head in front of pacesetter Margie Is Livid. All seven horses in the $40,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies were making their professional debuts. In Sunday's co-features, Miner's Quest ($18.40) held off Square Shooter to win Race 7, a $45,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-yearpolds and up on turf that drew a field of 11 including stakes winners Two Notch Road and Corvus; She's Quiet ($6.60) posted a front-running 3 ¼-length triumph in Race 7, a $42,000 optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up in Race 8; and Charity Stripe ($17.80) rallied down the center of the track to take Race 10, a $42,000 allowance for fillies and mares 3 and older.

More: Jockeys Carlos Quinones, Jomar Torres and Antonio Lopez each rode two winners Sunday. Quinones was first with Gallanor ($32) in the second race and Earned It ($9.20) in the fourth; Torres scored on Dionysus ($4.60) in the third and Data Damsel ($22.60) in the sixth; and Lopez took in the fifth on Bay Bridge ($34.20) and eighth on She's Quiet ($6.60). Both Dionysus and Charity Stripe ($17.80) in the 10th are trained by Claudio Gonzalez.


Schedule: Laurel will kick off the final weekend of its 2018 winter-spring meet with a 10-race program Thursday. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. The winter-spring meet concludes Sunday.

Carryovers: There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, 50-cent Late Pick 5 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers on Thursday. The Late Pick, offering an industry-low 12 percent takeout, begins in Race 6 with a carryover of $8,865.70. The Rainbow 6 covers Races 5-10 and features a jackpot carryover of $1,186.96. A carryover of $3,508.25 will be available for Thursday's opener.



Navy men secure Patriot League title, NCAA berth

The Navy men's golf team shot a 9-over par 290 during a blustery final round at the par-72, 7,091-yard Saucon Valley Country Club Grace Course to claim the Patriot League championship. Midshipmen freshman Charlie Musto carded a 2-under par 214 to capture the individual title. Navy coach Pat Owen was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year for the ninth time, as he guided the Mids to their seventh Patriot League title and first since 2012. Musto became the second student-athlete to earn Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season, joining Army West Point's Peter Kim, who accomplished the feat in 2014. The Mids' freshman shot 2-under par 70 in the final round, after firing an even-par 144 during the first 36 holes on Saturday, to win the tournament by six strokes. Navy earned the Patriot League's automatic berth to the NCAA regional championships and will learn their destination during the NCAA selection show on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on the Golf Channel.

Local golf: Beaver Creek Country Club won five of the six pairings and defeated Baltimore CC, 13-5, for the championship of the 87th Team Matches of the Maryland State Golf Association. In winning its third title overall and first since 2010, the Hagerstown team was led by Chris Bushey and Derek Baker, who won 3-0 at home, while BCC's only winning side was Mike O'Neil and David Feeley, who also produced a 3-0 decision at home. It was the fourth straight final for the Baltimore team, which won in 2015-16 and lost last year.

Et cetera

Notre Dame tops Virginia for ACC men's lacrosse title

The No. 18 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team captured its second Atlantic Coast Conference championship, defeating host No. 13 Virginia, 17-7. Sophomore and tournament MVP Bryan Costabile, junior Ryder Garnsey and sophomore Brian Willetts each scored three goals for the Fighting Irish (8-5). Michael Kraus and Mike D'Amario each scored three goals for the Cavaliers (11-5).

Women's college lacrosse: No. 5 North Carolina (15-3) got six goals from freshman Jamie Ortega and 11 saves from goalie Taylor Moreno to defeat No. 2 Boston College (19-1), 14-11, in the ACC tournament final in Durham, N.C. Sam Apuzzo scored four goals for the Eagles. ... No. 14 Stanford (15-4) rolled over host No. 13 Colorado (13-5), 15-6, to win the first Pac-12 tournament title.


College baseball: Junior Marty Costes (Archbishop Curley) hit a fifth-inning grand slam to lift Maryland (19-24, 5-9 Big Ten) to a 5-3 win over Michigan State (16-23, 7-7). Towson (12-31, 5-10 Colonial Athletic Association) shortstop Richie Palacios recorded his 200th career hit in the Tigers' 2-1 loss to Northeastern (25-13, 12-3).

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