Maryland Star Post Time Attempts First Graded Win

Hillwood Stable’s Maryland-bred star Post Time  looks to remain undefeated in his home state in the seven-furlong $200,000 General George Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park Feb. 17.

Maryland’s top juvenile of 2022, the son of Frosted is now a three-time stakes winner. His lone loss in seven starts came in the Perryville Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 21, finishing third beaten 1 1/4 lengths by Raise Cain  and Dr. Venkman  in his only start outside of Maryland.

Post Time enters on three weeks rest from a 6 1/2-length win in the Jennings Stakes while posting a career-high 116 Equibase Speed Figure, improving his Laurel record to 5-for-5.


“He’s doing so well right now,” trainer Brittany Russell said. “He came bouncing out of his last race. This is a horse that I’m always very excited to walk over.”

Also entering off three weeks rest is Qatar Racing, Black Type Thoroughbreds, Swinbank Stables, Steve Adkisson, and Campeche Stables’ Nimitz Class , who has a record of 4-2-0 from seven starts at Laurel.

Nimitz Class defeated grade 1 winner Gunite   three starts back in the Parx Dirt Mile Stakes at Parx Racing Sep. 23. The 5-year-old son of Munnings   was last seen finishing eighth for his new owners and new trainer George Weaver in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.

The General George is race 9 with a post time of 4:33 p.m. ET.