Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush Stakes

Ledecky breaks Hoff's U.S. record in 1,650-yard freestyle

December 08, 2013|Sports Digest

Laurel Park

Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush Stakes

Eighttofasttocatch earned his 10th stakes win Saturday, galloping to victory in the $100,000 Broad Brush Stakes at Laurel Park. The horse trained by Tim Keefe also won the Maryland Million Classic and the Jennings Handicap this fall at Laurel. Under Forest Boyce on Saturday, Eighttofasttocatch broke alertly from his outside post, then rated off front-runner Warrioroftheroses until the quarter pole, when they pressed to the fore and pulled away to win by two lengths. A.P. Cino took second and Gourmet Dinner finished third. The winner covered the 11/8-mile distance in 1 minute, 53.01 seconds and paid $3.40. In the other stakes races on the card, Joint Custody broke alertly, quickly assumed the lead and then turned back all comers as he raced to victory in the Marylander Stakes for 2-year olds, and Mamdooha and Eddie Castro were content to stalk the leaders until called upon for run, then picked off her rivals around the turn and drew away to win the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes.

Swimming: Katie Ledecky of Bethesda shattered the American record in the women's 1,650-yard freestyle on the final night of the AT&T Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Ledecky finished in 15 minutes, 15.17 seconds, breaking the mark of 15:24.35 set by former North Baltimore Aquatic Cluib swimmer Katie Hoff. Elizabeth Pelton of NBAC won the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in 1:49.59, almost two seconds ahead of second-place finisher Missy Franklin.

College rugby: Salisbury, the reigning national champion in Division II rugby, will again play for the title after defeating James Madison, 39-36, in the national semifinals at Furman in Greenville, S.C. Today, the Salisbury club team will meet Minnesota-Duluth, a 39-5 winner over Wisconsin-Whitewater in the other semifinal, at 12:30 p.m.

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