Racing News

University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

2-Year-Old Maryland’s Best Provides Latest Win 
LAUREL, MD – Over the years, the University of Maryland’s equine studies program has continued to provide its students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to move on to successful careers in and around the thoroughbred industry.

Jockey Carrasco Cleared for Weekend Comeback

Caribou Club May Get Time Off After Futurity Win
Stakes Winner John Jones Returns to Dirt on Friday Card
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Victor Carrasco, out of action since Aug. 7 with an injury to his right foot, will return to ride at Laurel Park this weekend.
Tom Stift, Carrasco’s agent, said the 24-year-old rider received medical clearance to return following a doctor’s appointment on Monday and was back exercising horses Tuesday morning.

Laurel’s Opening Weekend a Success

Elusive Joni Sneaks Up Rail to Capture Laurel’s Sunday Feature
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Friday’s Nine-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – The opening weekend of Laurel Park’s fall meet was a success with a 50-percent increase over last year’s opening weekend while racing an additional day.

Onus Sets Course Record in $150,000 Lady Baltimore Win

Renown Strong as Favorite in $100,000 Turf Cup
LAUREL, MD – Stuart S. Janney III’s homebred Grade 3 winner Onus kept her perfect local record intact with a record-setting 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Lady Baltimore at Laurel Park.
The 45th running of the Lady Baltimore for fillies and mares 3 and up at 1 1/16 miles on the grass was the richest of six stakes worth $575,000 in purses on an 11-race Laurel Turf Festival program.

Mosler Snaps Losing Streak in $100,000 Laurel Dash

Multiple Stakes Winner Will Stand in Maryland Upon Retirement
Ben’s Cat Finishes Fifth in Six-Furlong Turf Sprint Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Winless in seven starts dating back to last spring, Adele Dilschneider’s Mosler emerged from a tight pack in mid-stretch and sprinted clear of 10 rivals including popular multiple-stakes winner Ben’s Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash by 1 ½ lengths Saturday at Laurel Park.

Castrenze Wins First Stakes in Laurel Futurity

35-1 Longshot Happy Mesa Takes Selima
LAUREL, MD – Caribou Club, a 2-year-old maiden son of City Zip bred and owned by Glen Hill Farm, delivered jockey Ashley Castrenze to the winner’s circle for her first stakes win with a nose victory over Undulated in the $75,000 Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park.

Boppin Rocket Fires Late to Win Opening Day Feature at Laurel

Andalusite Nabs Friday Co-Feature for Second Straight Win
Shimmering Aspen, Feels Like Spring Impress in Maiden Wins
Multiple Carryovers, Stakes for Saturday’s Laurel Turf Festival
LAUREL, MD – A change in style and scenery proved to be a winning combination for Boppin Rocket, who rallied from off the pace to capture the featured eighth race Friday on Opening Day of Laurel Park’s fall meet.

Greatbullsoffire Puts Streak on Line in $75,000 Laurel Futurity

Connections Hoping to ‘Fly’ Again in $75,000 Selima
Field of Nine to Gather for $75,000 Shine Again
LAUREL, MD – Kathleen Willier’s stakes winner Greatbullsoffire, unbeaten through his first two starts, will likely be favored to keep his perfect record intact in Saturday’s $75,000 Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park.

Jockey Hamilton Returns to the Saddle

Riding Again After 10 Years Off 
LAUREL, MD - Steve Hamilton, who retired from riding 10 years ago after more than 1,200 victories and being one of the top five riders in Maryland, feels like "new money" since returning to the saddle.
Hamilton rode 12 races at the recently-concluded Timonium meet with four seconds and is named on three horses Friday during opening day of Laurel's fall meet and three more Saturday on Laurel Turf Festival day.

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.