Horse Racing

Digest (Oct. 26): Maryland Jockey Club adding nine more days to 2018 racing schedule

The Maryland Jockey Club applied for 171 race days in 2018, an increase of nine over 2017. Laurel Park will conduct 159 of the days, beginning Jan. 1 and running mostly three days a week through May 6. After a 12-day meet at Pimlico on May 10-28, racing will resume at Laurel from June 1 to Dec. 31. Laurel will race primarily four days a week from October through December to take advantage of its turf course. There will be no racing at Laurel from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3.

Breeders' Cup: Raymond Mamone's Imperial Hint, who opened the year with back-to-back stakes victories at Laurel led by his first career graded triumph in the General George, will attempt to cap an undefeated season in the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Imperial Hint was one of 11 horses pre-entered in the 6-furlong Sprint for 3-year-olds and up, including defending champion and 2016 Eclipse Award winner Drefong. A total of 187 pre-entries for the 13 Breeders' Cup races were announced Wednesday. A 4-year-old son of multiple graded-stakes winner Imperialism, who ran third in the 2004 Kentucky Derby and competed in the 2005 BC Sprint, Imperial Hint has won five straight races dating to December 2016. The Luis Carvajal Jr. trainee began 2017 with a 31/4-length triumph in the 6-furlong Fire Plug on Jan. 14 at Laurel; runner-up Chublicious came back to win the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash in September.


Laurel Park jackpots: The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a jackpot carryover of $8,834.76 when live racing resumes at Laurel with a nine-race program today. First-race post time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.



Morgan State's Carr earnspreseason MEAC honors

Morgan State forward Phillip Carr was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year. Carr led the Bears in rebounding and was second on the team in scoring last season. He was selected to the All-MEAC's first team while winning the Defensive Player of the Year honor last season. Coach Todd Bozeman's Bears were selected as the MEAC's preseason favorite, receiving 13 of 26 first-place votes, outdistancing Norfolk State, and reigning champion North Carolina Central.

College sailing: St. Mary's secured a berth in the Atlantic Coast Women's Championships after their seventh-place finish at last weekend's MAISA Fall Women's Dinghy Championships hosted by SUNY Maritime. The Seahawks were second at the Central Fall Open hosted by Washington College.

College field hockey: Sara McVey had a goal and an assist to lead Stevenson to a 3-0 victory over Hood during a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth contest. Hailey Poisal stopped 15 shots for Hood.

Men's college water polo: Johns Hopkins senior John Wilson has been named the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Women's college volleyball: Katie Leftridge had 10 kills and eight digs as 19th-ranked Stevenson m posted its 17th straight victory, downing Franklin & Marshall, 25-16, 25-21, 25-15.

Women's college swimming: Washington College senior Katie Gorman was selected as's Conference Swimmer of the Week for the Centennial Conference.

College cross country: The Bowie State women's team raced to a fourth place finish and the men's team placed sixth at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship meet.


Film screening: Northeast Baltimore filmmaker Stephen Johnson will offer a free screening of his documentary "Sidewinder" on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. The film is story of Gettysburg, Pa., native Eddie Plank, a Hall of Famer who pitched 17 years in the big leagues, mostly for the Philadelphia Athletics, and won 326 games (13th all time).

From Sun staff and news services