Homebred filly Interrupted takes Lady Baltimore at Laurel Park

Homebred filly Interrupted takes Lady Baltimore at Laurel Park
Interrupted, a 4-year-old homebred filly, has now won all four of her starts across Laurel’s turf course. (Maryland Jockey Club)

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Pin Oak Stud's Interrupted, trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Matthew Rispoli, rallied over a yielding turf course to win Saturday's $150,000 Lady Baltimore at Laurel Park. Interrupted, a 4-year-old homebred filly, has now won all four of her starts across Laurel's turf course, and Rispoli has been aboard for all four. "She really loves the course, and Matthew has such a good rapport with her," said Motion, whose filly won by 11/4 lengths over the pacesetter Speed Seeker. "I also trained the mom [Alternate] and dad [Broken Vow], so it's very exciting." Interrupted, a winner of the Penn Oak Stakes in May and coming off a victory at Laurel in an optional allowance July 24, broke from the rail and "was a little closer than usual," said Rispoli, who rated the filly fourth behind fractions of 0:25.21, 0:51.46 and 1:17.45 set by Speed Seeker, who was pressed from the outside down the backstretch by Pink Poppy. Entering the stretch, Rispoli roused Interrupted away from the inside for a clear run down the middle of the track outside Speed Seeker and Pink Poppy to get up in time for the $90,000 first-place prize. Pink Poppy was third. "I was hoping the rail would open up, but when it didn't I just swung her out," said Rispoli, who took off his mounts at Monmouth Park Saturday to ride Interrupted. Interrupted has now won five of nine starts for $250,205.


•Jockey Mike Luzzi, who recently returned to riding after breaking his leg in two places and his pelvis in five places in November at Aqueduct, guided Anthony McCarthy's Spring to the Sky to a gate-to-wire win in the $75,000 Laurel Dash. The victory was Luzzi's first since the accident. "It feels good," said Luzzi, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice in 1989 who began his career in Maryland. "There was a time I didn't know [if] I would ride again, so this is satisfying. Laurel has always been good to me. It is my home track, and I have always done well here. I came back a few years ago, and won the General George a couple times." Trained by Bruce Brown, Spring to the Sky, a 6-year-old son of Langfuhr, who won the Troy and Lucky Coin in 2014, Spring to the Sky, broke on top in the 10-horse Dash and never looked back, setting fractions of 0:23.31, 0:47.90 and covering 6 furlongs in 1:13.57. Night Officer was a half-length behind in second while A P Elvis finished third. "I had not ridden this horse before, but I did breeze him in the morning," Luzzi said. "We wanted to get him to the lead, and I had to hustle him a bit - then he took off and got me there. I knew that I had to save him a little for this long stretch, and somebody ran up to me a little earlier than I hoped, but he was game enough to keep going."

•Formal Summation, trained by Kathleen O'Connell and ridden by Antonio Gallardo, won the $75,000 Laurel Futurity, a 51/2-furlong sprint taken off the turf and contested on a sloppy track, by 23/4 lengths over Captain Alex. It was an additional half-length back to favored Thunder Pass in third. Formal Summation, a son of In Summation bred and owned by Lynne Martin-Boutte, covered the distance in 1:06.21.

Women's Olympic boxing

Moore to join fellow Marylanders Crews, Brown at trials

Amelia Moore of Millersville decisioned Mioshia Wagoner of Lawrence, Kan., 3-0, in a 132-pound consolation bout Friday night at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Women in Baltimore, earning a berth in the Olympic trials next month in Memphis, Tenn. Franchon Crews of Baltimore and Tiara Brown of Oxon Hill, who had qualified for Memphis with semifinal victories Thursday night, capped off their week at Baltimore Harbor Hotel with championship victories Friday. Crews, who won the Qualifier's Boxer Award, decisioned Iesha Kenney of Alexandria, Va., 3-0, at 165 pounds, and BrownTiara Brown , a 2012 world champion, decisioned Samantha Kinchen of Lexington, Ky., 2-1, at 132 pounds. In Friday's other championship bout, Jamie Mitchell of Las Vegas decisioned Giovanna Camacho of Colorado Springs, Colo., 3-0, at 112 pounds. Two other boxers qualified for Memphis by winning consolation bouts. Melanie Costa of Norton, Mass., decisioned Jacquelyn Cuddeback of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 3-0, at 112 pounds, and Cierra Taylor of Rochester, N.Y., won on a walkover over Martha Fabela of Oakland, Calif., at 165 pounds.

Et cetera

Boxer Davis wins in Vegas; Baysox win Western crown

Baltimore lightweight prospect Gervonta "Tank" Davis (12-0, 11 knockouts) earned a first-round technical knockout over Filipino Recky Delay (8-2, five KOs) on Saturday night in Las Vegas on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Andre Berto undercard. Delay, who was down twice in the first round, signaled to referee Russell Mora he was done after 1 minute, 34 seconds.

Minor league baseball: The host Bowie Baysox used first-inning home runs from Mike Yastrzemski and Quincy Latimore and a homer by Garabez Rosa in the second to defeat the Altoona Curve, 3-0, and win the best-of-five Double-A Eastern League Western Division championship in four games. Starter David Hess allowed just one hit in seven innings. The Baysox will play in the Eastern League championship series for the first time in the franchise's 23 seasons. The series will start Tuesday at the home of the Eastern Division champion.

Men's college soccer: Brad Warenicz scored on a header from 7 yards out in the 55th minute as host Loyola Maryland (1-3-1) earned a 1-0 victory over No. 11 UMBC, which outshot the Greyhounds 19-9 and took all 12 corners in the match. Loyola's Matt Sanchez made four saves. ... No. 4 Maryland (2-1-2) and played to a scoreless tie against visiting Michigan (2-1-1) in their Big Ten opener Friday night.

Major League Soccer: Defender Steve Birnbaum headed in Fabian Espindola's cross in the 87th minute as D.C. United (13-10-6) earned a 1-1 tie with the host Colorado Rapids (13-7-6). United halted a three-game losing streak and pulled even with the New York Red Bulls atop the Eastern Conference.