Rodney Jenkins

Phlash Phelps Cuts Back For Sunday’s Ben’s Cat

Best known for his success going two turns on the turf, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will cut back to a sprint for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes at Laurel Park. The Ben’s Cat for 3-year-olds and up and $75,000 Jameela for fillies and […]

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Cordmaker Slips Through At The Rail For Polynesian Victory

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker, third by two necks in the 1 ¼-mile Pimlico Special (G3) in his previous start, slipped through an opening along the rail at the top of the stretch and went on to post a half-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. The Polynesian for 3-year-olds and up was the […]

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‘Vision’ Elevates Her Connections With 38-1 Upset In Politely Stakes

Making just her fifth career start and first in stakes company, Elevated Vision bolstered her resume and lifted the spirits of her connections with an emotional 38-1 upset in Saturday’s $75,000 Politely at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Politely for fillies and mares 3 and up and the $75,000 Jennings for 3-year-olds and up at one […]

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Phlash Phelps Preps For Maryland Million In Find Stakes, BWI Turf Cup

Both the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) and $75,000 Find Stakes Saturday, Sept. 29 at Laurel Park are on the radar for multiple grass stakes winner Phlash Phelps as the 7-year-old gelding gears up for another run at the Maryland Million. Hillwood Stable’s Phlash Phelps has run just twice this year, both at Laurel. […]

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Carryovers In Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 As Laurel Begins Thursday-Sunday Schedule

Thursday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park includes carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. on the first four-day racing week of the 40-day summer meet that continues Thursdays through Sundays until closing day on Sunday, Aug. 19. Following the Timonium meet at the Maryland […]

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Phlash Phelps Holds Fast In Mister Diz; Ben’s Cat Finishes Ninth

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps, a two-time Maryland-bred turf champion racing for the first time in seven months at a distance he hadn’t tried in more than two years, rallied to the lead in mid-stretch and held off a pair of late long shot challengers to win Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park. The 34th […]

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Daughter Of ‘Grand Dame Of Maryland Racing,’ Ellen Charles No Longer Living Vicariously

Ellen Charles grew up around horses and watched in wonder as her mother Adelaide Close Riggs – described in a 1999 obituary as “one of the grand dames of Maryland racing” – had success with such thoroughbreds as St. Francis, McCarthy Moore, Westerlands, Wild Zone and Woods of Windsor, the latter a homebred winner of […]

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Phlash Phelps Successfully Defends Maryland Million Turf Title

Hillwood Stable LLC’s Phlash Phelps overcame a wide trip from his outside post position to defend his title in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf, prevailing by 1 ¼ lengths while narrowly missing a course record in the mile turf stakes for Maryland-sired horses at Laurel Park. Trained by Rodney Jenkins, the 3-5 favorite ran a […]

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McCarron, Jenkins, Crump to Judge America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest

Chris McCarron, Rodney Jenkins, and Diane Crump will team up at Pimlico Race Course on Sunday, October 5 to provide commentary and insight on the performances of ten Thoroughbred ex-racehorses performing in ten equestrian sports during the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace and National Symposium. America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest is designed to […]

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