Racing News

Apprentice Correa Wins Four Sunday to Capture Riding Title

Becomes First Apprentice in Six Years to Wear Crown
Trio of Mandatory Payouts on Closing Day Sunday

LAUREL, MD – Apprentice Julio Correa won four times on Sunday’s closing day program to defeat Trevor McCarthy and clinch his first career riding title in style at Laurel Park.

Henry Villari Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $2,310 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

LAUREL, MD – Henry Villari of Port Republic, Md. finished with a bankroll balance of $3,007 to capture the fall session of the Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament held on Maryland Pride Day, Saturday, Aug. 17 at Laurel Park.

Trainer Gonzalez Back on Top at Laurel Summer Meet

Summer Meet Closes Sunday with Mandatory Payouts
Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame Recognizes Newest Members

LAUREL, MD – After having his streak snapped at six consecutive Laurel Park titles in the spring, Claudio Gonzalez will finish the 43-day summer stand back atop the trainer standings.

Gonzalez, 42, enters Sunday’s closing day program with a 22-14 advantage over runner-up Mike Trombetta. It will be the 10th career title for Gonzalez, Maryland’s overall leading trainer in 2017 and 2018.

Jockey Pimentel Caps Four-Win Day in $75,000 Miss Disco

Where Paradise Lay Takes Stakes Debut in $75,000 Star de Naskra

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Julian Pimentel put an exclamation point on his four-win afternoon by guiding favored Introduced to a half-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Miss Disco Stakes at Laurel Park.

The Miss Disco for 3-year-old fillies and $75,000 Star de Naskra for 3-year-olds, both six-furlong sprints on the main track, were among four stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses worth $300,000 in purses on a 12-race Maryland Pride Day program.

English Minister Extends Streak to Four in $75,000 Find

1 1/16-Mile Turf Stakes Highlights Maryland Pride Day Program

LAUREL, MD – Fitzhugh LLC’s English Minister, less than two weeks removed from a track-record performance, reeled in long shot pacesetter Taxable Goods through the stretch and got up by a neck at the wire to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Find Stakes at Laurel Park.

My Sistersledge Gets Job Done in $75,000 All Brandy

Among Four Stakes Worth $300,000 on Maryland Pride Day

LAUREL, MD – John and Cheryl Banner’s multiple stakes-winning homebred My Sistersledge continued her march toward a three-peat in the Maryland Million Ladies with a half-length triumph in Saturday’s $75,000 All Brandy Stakes at Laurel Park.

Three Winning Tickets in Stronach 5 Each Worth $35,584

Popular Wager Returns Friday, Sept. 6

LAUREL, MD – There were three winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $35,584.40.

Friday’s sequence started with a $7.20 winner in Laurel Park’s eighth race in Judi Blues Eyes and ended with first-time starter and 45-1 longshot Go Time winning Gulfstream Park’s 10th race and returning $96.80. The fourth leg of the sequence, the fourth race from Golden Gate Fields, produced a dead heat between Irish Affair and Rouge Bouquet.

Anna’s Bandit Steals Away to Friday Feature Victory

Former Jockey Kreidel Returns to Ride in Friday Opener
Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $40,000 for Maryland Pride Day Card
Mandatory Payouts Scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 18

LAUREL, MD – No Guts No Glory Farm’s Anna’s Bandit straightened for home in front and outran fellow stakes winners Majestic Reason and Shimmering Aspen the length of Laurel Park’s stretch for a thrilling one-length triumph in Friday’s feature race.

Jockey Lauralea Glaser Returns to Riding on Her Own Terms

Full-Time Exercise Rider, Part-Time Pro has Mount Aug. 16 at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – There were plenty of well wishes and welcome backs when jockey Lauralea Glaser rode her first winner in nearly two years last weekend at Laurel Park, in just her second mount since the winter of 2017.

Truth be told, she hadn’t gone anywhere.

Shimmering Aspen Drops into Competitive Spot Friday at Laurel

Maiden Winner Ilchester Cheetah Springs Upset in Thursday Opener
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $36,262 for Saturday Program
Links: Stronach 5 All Star Ticket, Free PPs

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s Shimmering Aspen will face five-time stakes winner Anna’s Bandit and 2018 Miss Disco winner Majestic Reason in a stakes-quality spot that serves as Friday’s feature event at Laurel Park.