Racing News

The ‘King’ Still Reigns in Maryland at 81

Trainer Leatherbury on Ballot for National Racing Hall of Fame

LAUREL, MD., 03/13/15 – Though snow remains a prominent part of the landscape, there are sure signs of spring in the Maryland air. King Leatherbury is closing in on another birthday, his 82nd, at the end of March, and win machine Ben’s Cat has returned to the legendary Mid-Atlantic trainer’s barn.

Trevor McCarthy Kicks Off Comeback at Gulfstream Park

Leading Jockey Scheduled to Ride Five Saturday at Laurel

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL., 03/12/15 --- Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014, made his return to the irons with three mounts on Thursday’s card at Gulfstream Park while eying a Saturday return to Laurel.

Lam Wins Laurel Park’s Champions Handicapping Tournament

192 Players Compete, 248 Entries

LAUREL, MD., 03/08/15 – Philip Lam will compete in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) after winning Saturday’s Champions Handicapping Tournament at Laurel Park.

Jockey McCarthy Preparing Comeback This Week

Named on Mount Thursday at Gulfstream

LAUREL, MD., 03/08/15 – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, who admits his last three months have been “a bit boring” since breaking his wrist in a spill at Laurel Dec. 20, is scheduled to return to riding this week at Gulfstream Park.

Laurel Cancels Sunday Live Racing

LAUREL, MD., 03/08/15 – Laurel Park cancelled its live program Sunday, March 8 due to weather-related problems. Laurel will remain open for simulcast wagering.

Laurel is scheduled to return to live racing Thursday, March 12 with a Pick 5 carryover of $29,500 and a 12:30 p.m. first race post.

Russell Wins 1,000th Race at Aqueduct

Laurel Reschedules Private Terms and Caesar’s Wish to March 21

LAUREL, MD., 03/07/15 – Maryland-based jockey Sheldon Russell won the 1,000th race of his career Saturday in style by guiding Shayjolie to victory in the $100,000 Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct.

Laurel Cancels Saturday’s Live Races

Simulcast Wagering and Champions Handicapping Tournament Will Go On

LAUREL, MD., 03/07/15 --- Laurel Park announced today it will cancel Saturday’s live races due to track conditions.

Laurel Cancels Friday’s Live Racing, Weather To Clear This Weekend

“We’ve seen everything this winter,” Sinatra Says

LAUREL, MD., 03/06/15 --- Laurel Park cancelled its live program Friday, March 6 after a winter snowstorm passed through Thursday sending temperatures to record lows and dropping six inches of snow in the area.

Laurel Park Cancels Thursday’s Live Races Due To Weather Conditions

LAUREL, MD., 03/05/15 – Laurel Park cancelled its live program and its simulcast programs Thursday, March 5 due to weather conditions.

Jeyran: From Azerbaijan to Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD., 03/04/15 ---At first glance, Jeyran looks like any other thoroughbred in trainer Donald Barr’s barn of predominantly younger horses. Though winless in her first three career starts, it is on paper where the 3-year-old filly truly stands out.