Racing News

Laki Awarded Win over Favored Lewisfield in $100,000 Polynesian

Fourth Leg in Dirt Sprint Division of Revived MATCH Series
LAUREL, MD – Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki became a stakes winner for the second time in his career when he was elevated to victory following the disqualification of favored Lewisfield for interference in deep stretch of Sunday’s $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park.

Multiple Stakes Winner Always Sunshine Targeting G3 De Francis Dash

6-Year-Old Sprinter Earned Fourth Career Stakes Win Friday at Saratoga
Glory Stars Upsets Graded-Stakes Placed Zulu in Saturday Feature
Double Carryovers, $100,000 Polynesian Highlight Sunday Card

John Jones, Crabcakes, Limited View Top Maryland Pride Day Nominations

Four Maryland-Bred/Sired Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Saturday, Aug. 18
LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners John Jones, Crabcakes and Limited View were among 84 nominees to four stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses worth $300,000 in purses on the Maryland Pride Day program Saturday, Aug. 18 at Laurel Park.

G3 Winner Just Howard Earns Hard-Fought Victory in Laurel Return

Maryland’s 2017 Horse of the Year Captures Thursday Allowance Feature
LAUREL, MD – Skeedattle Associates’ Grade 3 winner Just Howard made a triumphant return to Laurel Park’s world-class turf course Thursday, working hard over the soft going to forge a 1 ¼-length triumph in the featured ninth race.

Lewisfield Back on Familiar Ground in Polynesian

Among Five Stakes Winners in Field of Six for Seven-Furlong Sprint
Fourth Leg in Dirt Sprint Division of Revived MATCH Series
LAUREL, MD – Exiting the only off-the-board finish of his career in his debut outside the Mid-Atlantic, Linda Zang’s stakes winner Lewisfield finds himself back in familiar territory when he heads a field of six in Sunday’s $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park.

MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament Aug. 18 at Laurel

Berths on Line for NHC, BCBC and BIG ONE Tournaments
Guaranteed Prize Money Paid to Top 10 Finishers
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will host the second and final session of the 2018 Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar Saturday, Aug. 18.

G3 Winner Just Howard Makes Laurel Return Thursday

Maryland’s 2017 Horse of the Year Draws Rail in Field of 11
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing
$75,000 Polynesian Stakes Set for Sunday, Aug. 12
LAUREL, MD – Skeedattle Associates’ Grade 3 winner Just Howard, Maryland’s Horse of the Year in 2017, will get a bit of class relief when he makes his return to Laurel Park’s world-class turf course in the ninth of 10 races Thursday.

River Deep Returns to Form with Dominant $75,000 Hansel Win

Homespun Hero Tenacious Winner of $75,000 Meadow Stable
LAUREL, MD – Morgans Ford Farm homebred River Deep, unsuccessful in four tries since ending 2017 on a four-race win streak, made an emphatic return to that late-season form with a dominating 7 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Hansel Stakes at Laurel Park.

Paulita Captures $75,000 William M. Backer for Late Breeder

Altamura Goes the Distance in $75,000 Camptown
LAUREL, MD – More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor.

Unbridled Juan Gutsy Winner of Laurel Feature Friday

Girls Love Me Stakes-Bound Following Impressive Friday Win
Four Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Highlight Saturday Program
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stable’s multiple graded-stakes placed homebred Unbridled Juan wrested the lead from a stubborn Phlash Phelps in the final sixteenth and withstood a frantic bid from late-running Duff to capture Friday’s featured seventh race at Laurel Park.