Trainer Woody Stephens, whom some Laurel trainers are jokingly saying they should sue for restraint of trade, is sending his two-ply entry of Bemissed and Quixotic Lady, winners of the first two stakes races at Laurel, for Saturday's $50,000-added Anne Arundel handicap.
The Stephens entry will oppose up to 12 candidates, including Grecian Comedy, Lady Hawthorn, Migola and Thinghatab. New Zealand Prime Minister R.D. Muldoon will make the trophy presentation to the winner . . .
Jockey Donald Miller, who took a hard spill off Count Fritz when the gelding broke down during the running of the second race yesterday, continued to ride during the program after putting ice packs on a bruised shoulder . . .
Phil Grove, runner-up to Jack Kaenel for the jockey leadership at Timonium, tried to ride on opening day at Laurel, but a sore foot incurred at Timonum turned out to be a fractured bone, shelving the popular veteran for more than a month.
Raise An Emperor fought off several early challenges, then drew away when under jockey Donald Miller to post a three-length victory over Ratlines in yesterday's feature race at Laurel.
It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to Cosmic Reason. The victory for Raise An Emperor was his third in 14 career starts. The son of Raise A Cup ran the six furlongs of the allowance event in 1.11 3/5.
In the cofeatured seventh event, Miss Adelaide, a 3-year-old filly, won easily over six rivals to post a 1:11 clocking for the six furlongs under jockey Alberto Delgado.
Deputed Testamony, winner of the Preakness and Haskell stakes, will run in Saturday's Marlboro Cup at Belmont Park. According to trainer Bill Boniface, regular jockey Herb McCauley may be replaced after losing efforts in the Travers and Pegasus Stakes.