Displaying his affinity for an off track, Chief Istan passed pace-setting Big Guy Ian in midstretch and turned back a late bid from Rockinn On Bye to capture the $75,000 Challedon on a rainy Saturday at Laurel Park. The 7-furlong Challedon for nonwinners of a sweepstakes 3 years old and up was the second of two stakes on the 10-race program, following Lovable Lady's victory in the $75,000 Politely for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 and older.
— The 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved for the first time during the fall meet, returning a jackpot payoff of $12,005.98 to one lucky bettor. Two horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into the 10th race finale, won by Morris Bailey's Cold Spice ($8.80) to complete the winning 3-9-12-3-9-9 combination.
A total of $2,870 was wagered Saturday into the Rainbow 6, which began with a jackpot carryover of $9,709.80 that had built up through the first 10 days of the meet. Other winners in the sequence were Little Cyclone ($5.60) in the fifth race, Sisella ($14.20) in the sixth, Bill's Passion ($8.20) in the seventh, Lovable Lady ($5) in the $75,000 Politely and Chief Istan ($6) in the $75,000 Challedon.
— Trainer Mary Eppler saddled two winners for the second consecutive day, finishing first with Street Bullet ($5.80) in the fourth race and favored Lovable Lady ($5) in the $75,000 Politely Stakes. Jockey Jevian Toledo posted a riding double aboard Little Cyclone ($5.60) in the fifth race and Cold Spice ($8.80) in the 10th.
Nocera, Goetz win Ironman Maryland in Cambridge
Chris Nocera of Stamford, Conn., and Lisa Goetz of Toronto won the men's and women's races at the Ironman Maryland triathlon in Cambridge.
Nocera finished in 6 hours, 59 minutes, 24 seconds, and Goetz in 08:14:27.
Because of high winds, race officials canceled the 2.4-mile swim; instead, the race commenced with a time-trial bike start. After continued rain and coastal flooding, a significant portion of the bike course was impassable and a segment of the original bike course was rerouted to avoid the flooded area. This resulted in a 104-mile bike course that led athletes through Dorchester County and into Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
Nearly 2,000 athletes representing 35 countries and 49 states competed; competitors ranged in age from 19 to 88. Results at http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/maryland/results.aspx
Saramago's OT goal carries Loyola past Navy, 2-1
Loyola Maryland's Brian Saramago scored the game-winning goal 2:35 into overtime on a penalty kick to give the Greyhounds (4-5, 2-0 Patriot League) a 2-1 win over visiting Navy (2-5-2, 0-2) at a rainy Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds' Nico Brown (McDonogh) drew a foul in the box to set up the winning kick by Saramago, who shot to the right side of the goal past diving goalkeeper Mac Burke to end the game. The Midshipmen's Sam Bascom scored in the 26th minute, and Loyola tied the scored in the 46th minute, when Barry Sharifi sent a pass to Gabriel Carlsson, who finished from 26 yards out after a Navy turnover. The Greyhounds, who are 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2009, outshot Navy 15-7, including 10-2 in the second half.
Friday's men's college soccer: No. 1 Maryland (7-0-2, 4-0-1 Big Ten Conference) earned a 4-0 win over host Northwestern (2-7-1, 1-3-1) on goals by Jake Rozhansky, Amar Sejdic, Gordon Wild and George Campbell (McDonogh).
Major League Soccer: Lamar Neagle scored twice and visiting D.C. United beat Toronto FC, 2-1, dropping the Canadian club to third in the Eastern Conference playoff race. D.C. United (10-9-13) extended its unbeaten streak to five at 4-0-1. Jozy Altidore scored for Toronto (13-9-10), which dropped two points behind the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC. The loss was the second in 14 games for Toronto (7-2-5) — a run that started with a 4-1 victory over D.C. United at BMO Field on July 23.
National Women's Soccer League: Francisca Ordega scored in the 111th minute on a pass along the in-line from Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) and the Washington Spirit advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 semifinal victory in overtime over the visiting Chicago Red Stars on Friday night.