Racing News

Maryland Million Weekend Opens with Triple Carryovers

Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers Thursday, Oct. 17
Country’s Leading Apprentice Correa Enjoys Three-Win Day Monday

LAUREL, MD – Maryland Million weekend will kick off with a trio of carryovers when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a 10-race program Thursday, Oct. 17.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Longtime Maryland Trainer Smith Approaching Career Milestone

Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner Closing in on 2,000th Victory
Eight-Time Winner in Maryland Million, Celebrating 34th Year Oct. 19

LAUREL, MD – A weathered sign hangs from twisted wire on the green-painted office door of trainer Hamilton Smith’s barn at Laurel Park, aged by years of hot sun and harsh winters. Greeting visitors is the unblinking stare of a faded crustacean, holding a message in its claws.

“The Crab Is In.”

Laurel Park Gearing Up for 34th Maryland Million Day Program

Watch Post-Position Draw Wednesday, Oct. 16 on Laurel Website
Maryland Million Gala Reception and Auction Friday, Oct. 18

LAUREL, MD – Following a special nine-race Columbus Day holiday program Monday, Oct. 14, Laurel Park will begin gearing up for the 34th edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 19.

Stronach 5 Returns $3,913 to 26 Bettors

LAUREL, MD – There were 26 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $3,913.40.

The Stronach 5 started Friday at Laurel Park with a maiden special weight event for 2-year-old fillies that was won by Lookin Dynamic ($17.40), a 7-1 Fitzhugh LLC homebred trained by Michael Trombetta.

My Sistersledge, Saratoga Bob Top Maryland Million Pre-Entries

Two-Time Ladies Winner, 2018 Classic Hero Among Five Defending Champions
Laurel to Host ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Saturday, Oct. 19

LAUREL, MD – My Sistersledge, already a two-time Maryland Million winner, and 2018 Classic winner Saratoga Bob top five defending champions and nine past winners among 244 pre-entries in 11 stakes on the 34th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 19 at Laurel Park.

Friday Stronach 5 to Feature Santa Anita, Laurel and Gulfstream West

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will include two races from Santa Anita Park and Laurel Park and one from Gulfstream Park West.

Live Racing Returns with 10-Race Program Friday, Oct. 11

Former Maryland Trainer Vinnie Blengs Passes Away at 90
Laurel Park to Host Oystober and Fall Fest Saturday, Oct. 26

LAUREL, MD – Three allowance races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies and a trio of events scheduled for its world-class turf course are on tap when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a 10-race program Friday, Oct. 11.

The four-day live race week will be capped by a special Columbus Day holiday program Monday, Oct. 14.

Maryland Million Possible for Annas Bandit, D C Fireman

Maryland Million Pre-Entry Deadline Wednesday, Oct. 9

LAUREL, MD – No Guts No Glory Farm’s multiple stakes winner Anna’s Bandit, bred and trained by Jerry Robb, and William Bayne Jr. and Super C Racing’s impressive debut winner D C Fireman continue to train forwardly toward possible starts in the Maryland Million.

Maryland’s Talk Show Man Retired

LAUREL, MD - Dr. Michael J. Harrison’s homebred Talk Show Man, who spoiled Phlash Phelps’ bid for a record third Maryland Million Turf victory last fall, won’t get the chance to become a three-time winner himself.

Trainer Hamilton Smith said the 9-year-old Great Notion gelding has been retired after winning eight of 40 lifetime starts and $456,556 in purse earnings. Among his victories were the 2014 and 2018 Turf and the 2015 Henry S. Clark Stakes.

Historic Plans for Maryland Racing

City of Baltimore, The Stronach Group/Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Announce Historic Plan to Preserve the Preakness Stakes® at Pimlico Race Course, Enhance Sustainable Year-Round Racing at Laurel Park and Spur Community Improvements

Click here to view the Laurel Concept Plans

Click here to view the Governor's letter