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Owner-trainer King Leatherbury has decided to run Ben’s Cat in the $100,000 Laurel Dash in tomorrow’s Fall Festival of Racing card at Laurel Park instead of the headline race on the 11-race card, the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash. Leatherbury cross-entered his star pupil into both race ...Read More
  • 7777don · What a Shock(ha ha)!! Considering past decisions made by his connections, running in the DeFrancis would have been the surprise. Although Ben's Cat is a special gelding, I don't believe he will ever get the respect he deserves because of the consistant decisions like this one. Princess of Sylmar, Plum Pretty, and more recently Dance to Bristol are just a few horses with Mid Atlantic ties that have gone on to National prominence when given a chance any racing is better for it. · 207 days ago ·
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Robert Abbo Racing Stable LLC’s Immortal Eyes left the gate in a flash, opened up quickly on his rivals and won in hand in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash contested over the sloppy main track at Laurel Park.Read More
Ben's Cat and Brigand
Thirty-six sprinters have been nominated to the 22nd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park next Saturday, Sept. 21. The fall meeting begins two days earlier after a 14-week break from live racing at the major Maryland tracks.Read More
After her neck winning thriller over Theyskens’ Theory in Saturday’s Garden City Stakes (Gr. I), I began to ponder about all of the grey and roan thoroughbreds out there today. The greats usually come few and far between but last couple years have proven different as there are a handful of them whic...Read More
Godolphin's big year continued Oct. 24 when odds-on choice Vineyard Haven burst through along the inside in deep stretch to capture the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) over a sloppy track at Laurel Park.Read More
  • Medlocke · I saw the King's Bishop Stakes, waiting in preparation for the Travers. I know the stewards had no choice but to disqualify Vineyard Haven in the race because the contact was so flagrant. But even if no contact had occurred in the race, I'm not sure that Captain Candyman Can was going to quite get up to beat Vineyard Haven. I think Vineyard Haven was going to win the race. · 1633 days ago ·
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Making his second start since a fourth-place finish in the 2009 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3), Vineyard Haven was first past the post once again, and would stay that way, in the Frank DeFrancis Dash (G1) at Laurel Park.  Read More
The Grade 1 De Francis Dash will likely be contested over a wet Laurel Park main track on Oct 24th, and #1 Vineyard Haven is the 8-5 morning line fav. Read More
In August, Vineyard Haven took down the King's Bishop, only to be disqualified afterwards for shifting out in the stretch. Now second off the layoff, he takes on elders in the marquee sprint at Laurel Park on Saturday.Read More
The field for Saturday's $300,000, Grade I Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park is set, with nine horses vying in the six-furlong sprint. Vineyard Haven (8-5) emerged as the favorite. Godolphin Stable's 3-year-old placed second in his last start, the Grade I King's Bishop Stakes at Sarat...Read More
Three of the nation's elite sprinters and the top two local speedsters are among the 37 pre-entries for the 19th running of the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Oct. 24.Read More
The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have agreed to the live racing dates and stakes schedule for the balance of 2009, including the return of the Grade I Frank J. De Francis Dash after a one-year hiatus.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details09/21/13Lrl106 fD03+ MDe Francis DashImmortal EyesSaturday's CharmService For Ten1:08.47
View Details10/27/12Lrl106 fD03+ MDe Francis DashAction AndyIl VillanoImmortal Eyes1:10.61
View Details10/27/12Lrl116 fD03+ MDe Francis Dash   0:00.00
View Details10/15/12Lrl116 fD03+ MDe Francis Dash   0:00.00
View Details10/22/11Lrl96 fD03+ MDe Francis Dash   0:00.00
View Details10/24/09Lrl96 fD03+ MDe Francis Dash-G1Vineyard HavenRavaloFleet Valid1:09.62
View Details11/17/01Lrl96 fD03+ MDe Francis Dash-G1Delaware TownshipEarly FlyerXtra Heat1:09.00