Today: The $75,000, 1 3/16-mile Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap features another showdown between top older horses Richie The Coach and Western Echo. But Donald H. Barr, trainer of Richie The Coach, says he'll likely scratch the 6-year-old gelding if the track is muddy. Stabled at Fair Hill Training Center, trainer Gene Weymouth starts Colonial Secretary. Weymouth has saddled a phenomenal 12 winners out of 27 starters at the Laurel meet.
Tomorrow: The $30,000, seven-furlong Notches Trace Stakes is for older fillies and mares who have never won a stakes. Conditioned by New York-New Jersey trainer Benjamin W. Perkins Jr., Star Pic is the heavy favorite.