Sue Mancilla’s Sebray ($18.40) captured Sunday’s seventh race at Laurel Park, a $19,000 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up, to give journeyman Horacio Karamanos his first win since returning from injury over the weekend.
Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland who earned his 2,000th career victory last summer at Laurel, suffered a minor fracture of his T-5 vertebrae when thrown from his mount, Marie From Parie, Jan. 14 at Laurel.
He began getting on horses again last week for trainer Mary Eppler at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., returning to the irons March 16 at Laurel.
“It took me a little time to come back but I’m back again and I feel happy to win again at Laurel, my home track,” Karamanos said. “I feel good. I’m happy to win.”