Racing News

Four Stakes Races Highlight Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-01-15---Laurel Park will kick off the New Year with four $100,000 stakes races Saturday afternoon.

McCarthy & Magee Capture Year-Round Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-14---Trevor McCarthy and Kieron Magee wrapped up titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

Ghost Bay Gallops In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

LAUREL, MD. 12-27-14---The sea parted and Howard M. Bender’s Ghost Bay charged through, galloping to victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity, today’s feature at Laurel Park.

Spotted Heart Surprises In Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-26-14—Copper Penny Stables’ Spotted Heart was relentless in pursuit, swinging wide, overcoming traffic and charging home to victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the feature offering on this sunny afternoon at Laurel Park.

Juvenile Championships Highlight Friday and Saturday Cards at Laurel Park

LAUREL, PARK, MD. 12-22-14---Big fields are entered in stakes for two-year olds on Friday and Saturday at Laurel Park, the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and the Maryland Juvenile Futurity.

Leading Rider McCarthy Breaks Wrist After Today’s Second Race

LAUREL, MD. 12-20-14---Leading rider Trevor McCarthy was unseated when his mount swerved to miss a fallen horse as both were galloping out after the second race.  

New Post Time, Wagering Changes For 2015 Winter Meet

LAUREL, MD. 12-19-14---Laurel Park moves its first post from 12:35 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., effective January 1, 2015.

“It was done to get away from Gulfstream, which starts at 12:35,” Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said. “It was hard for our mutuel department to avoid being a minute or two away from them. I would prefer to be five to eight minutes away to help increase our handle.”

Eighttofasttocatch Is Honored In Winners’ Circle Ceremony

LAUREL, MD. 12-13-14---Casual race fans and hardened race goers gathered around Laurel Park’s winners’ circle after today’s fourth race to give a rousing sendoff to Maryland-bred champion Eighttofasttocatch. The eight year old was retired from racing last weekend after notching his seventeenth career victory in the Jennings Handicap.

Eighttofasttocatch Retirement Ceremony Saturday

LAUREL, MD. 12-12-14---Saturday’s nine-race program will also include a special retirement ceremony after the fourth race for Laurel Park-based Eighttofasttocatch, who completed his career in storybook fashion a week ago when the 8-year-old captured the Jennings Handicap for the fourth consecutive year.

Trombetta Saddles Three Winners On Thursday, Moves Into Tie Atop Trainer Standings


LAUREL, MD. 12-11-14---Mike Trombetta saddled three winners Thursday afternoon at Laurel Park to move into a tie atop the fall standings. The 48-year-old now has 23 winners at the central Maryland track since the meet began in September, the same as Claudio Gonzalez.