Racing News

Maryland-bred Champions of 2015

Timonium, Md.— Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s multiple Grade 1 stakes performer The Big Beast was named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The son of Yes It’s True, bred by Ron and Carolyn Green’s Green Willow Farm, also took top honors as champion older male and champion sprinter.

Statement from Maryland Jockey Club President & GM Sal Sinatra

"We are looking forward to opening our off-track betting facility in Timonium. We also look forward to continue building a strong relationship and partnership with the local community. We believe there's tremendous potential in Maryland Thoroughbred racing and we want to build on its rich tradition. By growing our off-track network we hope to create convenience for our customers and exposure to racing throughout the state."

Laurel Park's Fundraiser for Fray Raises $10,000

LAUREL, MD - Fundraiser for Fray, a benefit held to raise awareness and funds for jockey Fray Martinez and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland, raised nearly $10,000 Saturday during Laurel Park's Winter Carnival.

Page McKenney Scores First Graded-Stakes Win in G3 General George

Two-Turn Specialist Shows Class while Cutting Back to 7 Furlongs     
LAUREL, MD – Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney scored his first graded-stakes victory Monday in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Race Course.

Marengo Road’s Victory Honors Memory of Owner Harry C. Meyerhoff

Four Days after Owner’s Passing, 3-Year-Old Colt Wins Monday’s Miracle Wood
Great Soul Takes Shortest Route to Victory in Wide Country
LAUREL, MD – Four days after the passing of Harry C. Meyerhoff, Marengo Road honored the memory of his prominent owner with a thoroughly professional triumph in Monday’s $75,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.

Page McKenney Turns Claim into Feel-Good Story for Breeders; Majestic Hussar Seeks to Break Through in Monday’s General George

Majestic Hussar Seeks to Break Through in Monday’s General George   
Undefeated Charmed Victory set for Stakes Debut in Miracle Wood
LAUREL, MD – Dr. James Bryant and Linda Davis couldn’t just move on with their lives after their homebred Page McKenney was claimed away by Adam Staple and trainer Mary Eppler in July 2013. 

Dancing House Leads 1-2 Finish for McLaughlin in G2 Barbara Fritchie

LAUREL, MD – Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin shipped two horses to Laurel Park Saturday with the specific purpose of earning graded-stakes credentials for Dancing House and Clothes Fall Off in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3), and he came away with a 1-2 finish in the seven-furlong stakes for fillies and mares.

Kid Cruz Finds Winner’s Circle in Campbell

LAUREL, MD – Kid Cruz, winless since taking the Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont in July of 2014, drove three-wide down the stretch to win the $75,000 John B. Campbell Saturday at Laurel Park by a half-length over Souper Lucky.

Page McKenney Out of Campbell, Will Run Monday in General George (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Page McKenney, the 7-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s John B. Campbell Handicap, has been scratched and will now run in the $250,000 General George (G3) Monday, Feb. 15.
The Campbell is to be run today at 1 1/8 miles. The General George will be run at seven furlongs. The General George will mark the first time since March 7, 2013 that Page McKenney will run at less than a mile. He finished a distant second in a six-furlong $15,000 maiden claimer at Penn National.

Sonny Inspired Seeks Home-Track Edge in Monday’s G3 General George

Millionaire Page McKenney Possible Starter in Seven-Furlong Sprint
Undefeated Charmed Victory Among 6 Sophomores in $75,000 Miracle Wood
Social Butterfly Seeks Back-to-Back Stakes Wins in Wide Country