Racing News

Nine-Race Program Kicks Off Laurel Fall Meet Friday

102 Horses Entered, Six Races Set on World-Class Turf Course
Fall Stakes Program Features $3.25 Million in Purses
Laurel Turf Festival, Hops and Horses Beer Fest Set for Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park kicks off its 51-day fall meet with a nine-race Opening Day program Friday that includes six races contested over its world-class turf course.

Nominations for $575,000 Laurel Turf Festival Close Thursday

$150,000 Lady Baltimore, $100,000 Turf Cup & Dash All Listed
$75,000 Futurity & Selima Part of Opening Weekend
LAUREL, MD - Nominations close Thursday, Sept. 1 for the $575,000 Laurel Turf Festival that helps to kick off Laurel Park's $3.25 million fall racing schedule.

The Stronach Group Recruits Tamir Shanel As Part of Industry Leading Effort to Revitalize the Sport of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

TORONTO, ONTARIO - The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tamir Shanel as Executive Vice President, Food and Beverage. The recruitment of Mr. Shanel is part of The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment develop world-class customer experiences across its properties as it leads the industry to modernize and reignite the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Total Handle up 20 Percent at Laurel Park’s Summer Meet

Increases in Average and In-State Handle 
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that total handle on Laurel Park’s summer meet was up 20.2 percent over the previous year while average and in-state handle also increased.

Toledo Captures Summer Meet Title; Keefe, Smith Share Trainer Crown

Savvy Street Wins Sunday Feature, Divining Rod Scratched From Comeback
Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Pick 5, Super Hi-5
Maryland State Fair Meet Opens Friday at Timonium
Racing Returns to Laurel Sept. 9 for Year-Ending Fall Meet

Zhou Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament; Earns $1,950 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Earns $1,950 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge
LAUREL, MD – Tony Zhou of Jersey City, N.J. finished with a balance of $3,045 to edge Baltimore’s John Scheinman and capture the Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday inside Laurel Park’s Carriage Room.

John Jones Pulls $88.80 Shocker in $75,000 Mister Diz

Spoils Ben’s Cat’s Attempt at Record Seven Straight Wins in Grass Stakes
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Sunday’s Closing Program
Mandatory Payoffs in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Sunday

Loveable Lady Takes to Turf in $75,000 Jameela

Runs Down Favored Everything Lovely for First Stakes Win
LAUREL, MD – Making just her second career start on grass and first in a stakes, Loveable Lady reeled in favored front-runner Everything Lovely in deep stretch and surged past approaching the wire to upset Saturday’s $75,000 Jameela Stakes at Laurel Park.

United Way Accepts $10,000 Donation from MJC for Ellicott City

ECStrong Fund Established to Aid in Humanitarian Relief Efforts
LAUREL, MD – Officials from the United Way of Central Maryland accepted a $10,000 check from the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park for the ECStrong Fund, established this month for victims of the recent Ellicott City flash floods.

Injured Jockey Carrasco Looking at Aug. 29 Return; Apprentice Rider Thorpe Makes Successful Comeback

Apprentice Rider Thorpe Makes Successful Comeback
Sagamore Has Rising ‘Star’ with Turf Debut Winner
Jockey, Trainer Titles Going Down to Final Weekend
Rainbow 6 Begins Anew, Super Hi-5 Carryover for Twilight Friday