Racing News

Total Handle on Maryland Million Up 18.5 Percent, Attendance Grows; Saturday Crushes 2014 Handle by 59 Percent

Saturday Crushes 2014 Handle by 59 Percent
Track Showcases Ongoing Improvements of More than $20 Million
Day Highlighted by Admirals War Chest Victory in Classic
LAUREL, MD – Total handle on Saturday’s 31st Jim McKay Maryland Million was up 18.5 percent over 2015 and a whopping 59.8 percent over 2014.

Admiral’s War Chest Repeats in Maryland Million Classic

Rockin Jojo Pulls Off 31-1 Upset in Maryland Million Distaff 
LAUREL, MD – Sinatra Thoroughbreds Racing LLC’s Admiral’s War Chest became the fifth back-to-back winner of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park with a dominating gate-to-wire triumph in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired horses.

Nicaradalic Rocks Pulls Upset in $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint

Popular Multiple Stakes Winner Ben’s Cat Runs Last For Fifth Straight Loss
LAUREL, MD – Even with the vocal support of his loyal fans that welcomed him to the Laurel Park paddock and followed him to the track, popular 26-time winner Ben’s Cat couldn’t deliver a fourth Maryland Million victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Sprint.

Phlash Phelps Defends Maryland Million Turf Title

Devilish Love Edges Complete St. in Maryland Million Ladies
LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable LLC’s Phlash Phelps overcame a wide trip from his outside post position to defend his title in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf, prevailing by 1 ¼ lengths while narrowly missing a course record in the mile turf stakes for Maryland-sired horses. 

Goodness Gracious! Greatbullsoffire Wins Maryland Million Nursery

Pacesetter Item Withstands Double Challenge to Capture Lassie
LAUREL, MD – Kathleen Willier’s Greatbullsoffire moved to the lead on the turn into the homestretch, poised to live up to his even-money favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery when 69-1 longshot Dancing With Maude swept past him to lead the way into the stretch.

Laurel Jockeys Boyce, Glaser Bring Harness Wins into Maryland Million

Journeymen Riders Capture Sulky-Cycle Challenge Events Thursday
Post Time 12:15 P.M. for Saturday’s 31st Jim McKay Maryland Million Program
Return of Marylandia Highlights ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Festivities
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park-based jockeys Forest Boyce and Lauralea Glaser tuned up for a busy Maryland Million weekend by winning exhibition harness races in the Sulky-Cycle Challenge as part of Trotoberfest at Rosecroft Raceway.

Renovated and Reinvigorated Laurel Park Welcomes Maryland Million (Video)

More than $20 million in Frontside and Backside Improvements
New Technology, Lounge, Bars and Dining Rooms
Video Tour of Facility 
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Park await the 31st running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Saturday, showcasing more than $20 million in improvements to its clubhouse and grandstand, barn area, and world-class turf course.

Greatbullsoffire Looks to Rebound in Maryland Million Nursery

Full Field Entered for $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie
LAUREL, MD – Six weeks after suffering his first career loss in the storied Laurel Futurity, Kathleen Willier’s Greatbullsoffire returns as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park.

Phlash Phelps Seeks Reversal of Fortune in Maryland Million Turf

Racing Luck Has Eluded Maryland’s 2015 Grass Champion in 2016
LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps enjoyed a perfect season in 2015, winning all four of his starts, two of them stakes including the Maryland Million Turf, and was rewarded by being named Maryland’s champion turf horse. 

Ben’s Cat Looks to Recapture Winning Form in Maryland Million Sprint

Popular 10-Year-Old Multiple Stakes Winner Has Lost Career-High Four Straight
LAUREL, MD – There will be plenty at stake when popular multiple stakes-winning gelding Ben’s Cat makes his return to Saturday’s 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program at Laurel Park in the $100,000 Sprint.