Full Fields for Saturday’s Virginia-Bred Stakes At Laurel

The VTA is proud to announce the entries for the Virginia-bred stakes running at Laurel Park on Saturday, September 13. The five stakes races are full of quality horses that we look forward to seeing compete.

“We got what we were hoping for,” said VTA Executive Director Debbie Easter. “We got big, competitive fields. Kudos to Georganne’s crew in the racing office at Laurel. They really hustled entries and it paid off. These fields are significantly larger than last year’s fields.”

The Oakley Stakes, for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired fillies and mares 3 years old and upward, will be run over 5 ½ furlongs on the turf. Runners include two previous winners of the race, Heaven Knows What and last year’s winner Lion Down by Me. For complete entries, click here.

Lion Down By Me, winning the Oakley Stakes at Colonial Downs in 2013. Photo Courtesy Coady Photography.

Lion Down By Me, winning the Oakley Stakes at Colonial Downs in 2013. Photo Courtesy Coady Photography.

The Jamestown Stakes, for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired 2-year-olds, will be run over 5 ½ furlongs on the turf. Entries were so numerous that the field has been split, with one race to run as the 5th race on the card at 3:10 PM and one to run as the 10th at 5:40 PM. The two heats have nine and 10 entries, respectively. For complete entries for the 5th race, click here. For complete entries for the 10th race, click here.

The Punch Line Stakes, for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired 3-year-olds and upward, will be run over 5 ½ furlongs on the turf. Past winner Jake Rattle N Roll will be taking his sixth shot at the race. For complete entries, click here.

The Bert Allen Stakes, for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired 3-year-olds and upward, will be run over 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Entries include graded stakes winner Hard Enough and graded stakes-placed Moro Tap, plus last year’s winner Dannhauser (who also won the race in 2012 when it was the D.G. Van Clief Stakes). For complete entries, click here.

Dannhauser, winning the Bert Allen Stakes at Colonial Downs in 2013. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.

Dannhauser, winning the Bert Allen Stakes at Colonial Downs in 2013. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.

The Brookmeade Stakes, for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired fillies and mares 3 years old and upward, will be run over 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Runners include Maryland Million Ladies Stakes winner Pagan Priestess, Jamestown Stakes winner A Lover’s Question and Embarr, two-time winner of both the Brookmeade and the Dhalia Stakes. For complete entries, click here.

Embarr tied for 2012 Virginia-bred Champion Older Mare.

Embarr tied for 2012 Virginia-bred Champion Older Mare.