Racing News

Laurel’s Saturday Program Features Three Carryovers

LAUREL, MD – Laurel’s Park’s nine-race program Saturday, featuring six turf races, will have three carryovers when racing begins with a 1:25 p.m. first race post time.
The Late Pick 5, with a low 12-percent takeout, will have a carryover of $13,977 and will begin with the fifth race, a 5 ½-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares. The sequence also includes a $42,000 allowance event at 1 1/16 miles on the turf with 2-1 favorite and Belmont shipper Soluble.

Dixie Spirit Looks to Break Through in Competitive Friday Maiden; Totally Thoroughbred Benefit Horse Show Sunday at Pimlico

G3 Winner Divining Rod Breezes Five Furlongs at Fair Hill
Friday’s 9-Race Twilight Program Draws 101 Entries
Multiple Carryovers for Friday, Crushing Day to Perform
Totally Thoroughbred Benefit Horse Show Sunday at Pimlico

Divining Rod Nears Return, Hidden Treat May Be Stakes-Bound

Ideal Conditions Set up Ghost Hunter’s Record-Setting Effort
Stakes Winner Bodhisattva Stepping Up Following Recent Win
LAUREL, MD – Lael Stables’ Grade 3 winner Divining Rod is scheduled to have his first five-eighths breeze Thursday morning at the Fair Hill Training Center since returning to the work tab in early June.

Laurel’s Fall Stakes Features Super Saturdays, $3.25 Million in Purses

Commonwealth Day Sept. 24 Features Two Grade 2 Races and Grade 3 $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3) Nov. 19 
Fall Features 32 Stakes Races 
Laurel Turf Festival Sept. 10 Features Six Stakes, $575,000 in Purses    Maryland Juvenile Futurity, Filly Championship Dec. 10           

Connemara Coast Springs Upset in Sunday Feature

Ghost Hunter Sets Track Record in Allowance Victory
Jockey Gomez a Winner in Return to Action 
Multiple Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program
LAUREL, MD – Dumbarton Farm’s Connemara Coast, making his first start in nearly seven months, led from start to finish to upset stakes winners Mr Palmer and Noteworthy Peach in Sunday’s eighth race at Laurel Park.

Hug a Tree Captures Saturday Feature at Laurel

Jockey Gomez Wins Two, Taken to Hospital Following Spill
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Sunday’s Program
Maryland-Bred Champion Noteworthy Peach Faces Stakes Winner Mr Palmer in Sunday Feature
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Laurel Park News & Notes

Noteworthy Peach Making Return to Races Sunday
Expectations Soar for Inspired Flight After Impressive Debut
New Owners Lacy, Blanchard Savor First Victory
Sizzling Start to Summer Meet for Carrasco
Live Racing Resumes Saturday with Super Hi-5 Carryover

Ageless Ben’s Cat Takes Aim at Fifth Graded Stakes

10-Year-Old Gelding Making 57th Career Start Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Having raced three times in less than five weeks to open his 10-year-old campaign, multimillionaire Maryland-bred gelding Ben’s Cat is set to make his 57th career start in Saturday’s Parx Dash Handicap (G3).

McCarthy Returns to Action on Holiday Monday Card

Rainbow 6 Solved for $24,250 Payout
Super Hi-5 Carryover When Live Racing Resumes July 9
LAUREL, MD – After missing half of Saturday’s card and all of Sunday with a sore right knee, Maryland’s leading jockey Trevor McCarthy returned to ride on Monday’s special July 4 holiday program at Laurel Park.

Sore Knee Sidelines McCarthy Sunday at Laurel

Leading Rider Uncertain to Ride Monday’s July 4 Holiday Program

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, injured in a post-race spill Saturday at Laurel Park, took off his mounts Sunday and remains day-to-day with a sore right knee, according to agent Scott Silver.