Suspended jockey Ron Franklin is expected to be reinstated at the next meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission on June 24.

Franklin, 28, achieved fame riding Spectacular Bid to victory in the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He has received several suspensions for drug-related problems.

He currently is exercising horses for trainer John Walters and has tested drug-free long enough for the commission to consider giving him another chance to ride in races.

There have been no winners in the Double Triple at Laurel Race Course since the meeting began May 31.

After 12 winless days, the carryover is $175,833 going into Thursday's program. Laurel is dark today.

Bob Manfuso, Laurel's co-owner, is in England for the races at Ascot, gathering nominations to the new International Turf Festival.

The festival will consist of two racing days at Laurel, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. In addition to the Washington, D.C. International, the Laurel Futurity and Selima Stakes (for fillies) will become the country's first Grade I turf races for 2-year-olds.

Each race, traditionally run on the dirt, will be 1 1/16 miles.

Laurel racing secretary Larry Abbundi said "it is entirely possible" that Leo Castelli will run in the Governor's Cup at Laurel on June 27.

The 3-year-old colt won the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park earlier this month.

Green Boundary slipped through an opening on the inside to win the feature race at Laurel yesterday by two lengths over Portio.

The 4-year-old daughter of Robellino, trained by James Murphy and ridden by Donald Miller Jr., paid $3.80 as the favorite of the crowd of 6,483 and topped a 6-3 exacta worth $24.20.

Her time for the 1 1/16 miles over a hard turf course was 1:40 1/5. The grass victory was her second in succession.