Racing News

Closing Weekend Stakes Draw 35 Nominations

Ben’s Cat Going for Seventh Straight Win in $75,000 Mister Diz

Monster Sleeping Nominated to Defend Title in $75,000 Jameela

           

Chubby Star Shines Bright Sunday in Career Debut

Rainbow 6 Solved for $31,157 Payoff, Super Hi-5 Carryover Friday

Meet-Leading Rider Toledo Avoids Injury in Second-Race Spill

Closing Weekend Opens with Friday Twilight Program

Spartianos Sprints to Laurel Feature Win Saturday

Rainbow 6 Carryover Swells to $20,494 Carryover for Sunday

Super Hi-5 Carryover of $1,042 for Sunday Opener

Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Ben’s Cat Puts in Final Work Friday for Mister Diz; Multiple G3-Winning Maryland-Bred Goes Easy Half at Laurel

Multiple G3-Winning Maryland-Bred Goes Easy Half at Laurel 
 
LAUREL, MD – Multiple Grade 3-winner Ben’s Cat breezed a half-mile Friday morning at Laurel Park in his final timed work before seeking his seventh consecutive victory in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes on Maryland Pride Day, Aug. 20.
 

Leading Jockey Carrasco Out of Action This Week

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Victor Carrasco, who leads Laurel Park’s summer meet in both wins and purses earned, will be out of action through the weekend with a foot injury, agent Tom Stift said.
 
Carrasco, 24, was hurt when his mount, 2-year-old colt O Dionysus making his first career start, dumped him as horses were heading out to the track from the paddock for Sunday’s fourth race.
 

Tom Ochiltree, Wayne Wright Join Immortals Friday in Racing Hall of Fame; Stakes Winner Lexington Street Making Sophomore Debut Friday; Connections Hope to Make Waves with Debut Winner Undulated

Tom Ochiltree, Wayne Wright Join Immortals Friday in Racing Hall of Fame
Stakes Winner Lexington Street Making Sophomore Debut Friday
Connections Hope to Make Waves with Debut Winner Undulated 
Laurel Park Hosting Annual Crab Feast & Buffet Friday
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $15,951 for Twilight Friday Program
 

Mister Diz, Jameela Stakes Nominations Close Aug. 12

Ben’s Cat Attempting to Win Mister Diz for Seventh Straight Year
 
LAUREL, MD – Nominations close Friday, Aug. 12 for the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes and $75,000 Jameela Stakes, to be run on Maryland Pride Day, Aug. 20, the final Saturday of Laurel Park’s 24-day summer meet.
 

Dominguez Joins Fellow Maryland Greats in Hall of Fame

Forced into Early Retirement, Champion Jockey to be Enshrined Friday
 
LAUREL, MD – It didn’t take long after first arriving in the United States from his native Venezuela two decades ago for people to seek Ramon Dominguez out. His gracious, humble and classy manner made him popular and approachable. His talent, determination and intelligence made him one of the most desired, respected and successful jockeys of all-time.
 

Former Jockey, Racing Official Tommy Lee Passes Away at 79

Services to be Held Thursday, Aug. 11, for One-Time Maryland Leading Rider

LAUREL, MD – Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, for former jockey and Maryland Jockey Club clerk of scales Thomas ‘Tommy’ Lee, who passed away Aug. 3 at the Delaware Hospice Center at the age of 79.

Maryland Jockey Club to Pay for Shipping from Parx to Laurel

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will pay shipping expenses to Laurel for horsemen stabled at Parx throughout the month of August.
            
Parx is closed from August 10 through September 2.