Racing News

It’s the Journey Keeps Rolling Along in $75,000 Challedon

Turnaround No Problem for Line of Best Fit in $75,000 Shine Again
LAUREL, MD – His strong second-half form earned It’s the Journey another shot at stakes competition, and R. Larry Johnson’s Maryland homebred didn’t disappoint in earning a fourth consecutive victory and first in stakes company in Saturday’s $75,000 Challedon at Laurel Park.

Grade 1 Winners Mind Your Biscuits, El Deal Top Xpressbet De Francis Nominations

$250,000 De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16
Fall Festival of Racing Program of Seven Stakes Worth $900,000 Draws 204 Noms
LAUREL, MD – Grade 1 winners Mind Your Biscuits and El Deal and multiple graded stakes winners Whitmore and X Y Jet are among 24 horses nominated to the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16 at Laurel Park.

Connections Hope to Continue ‘Journey’ in $75,000 Challedon Sept. 9; 136 Entered for Saturday’s Races

136 Entered for Saturday’s Races  
In the Navy Now Returns to Stakes Competition in $75,000 Shine Again
Laurel’s Year-Ending Fall Meet Opens Friday, Sept. 8

Horsemen Praise Maryland Racing Ahead of Laurel Fall Meet

Calendar Year-Ending 60-Day Stand Opens Friday, Sept. 8
Challedon, Shine Again Kick Off 44 Stakes Worth $4.42 Million
Six Super Saturdays, Maryland Million, Ben’s Cat Tribute Among Highlights
LAUREL, MD – From across the United States to Dubai to his native England, trainer Graham Motion has raced around the world, yet it is in Maryland where he has found a home for himself, his family and his horses. 

Laurel Fall Meet Opens with Nine-Race Program Friday

92 Horses Entered, Five Races on World-Class Turf Course
$4.42 Million Stakes Schedule Opens Saturday with Challedon, Shine Again
Six Super Saturdays, Maryland Million, Ben’s Cat Tribute Among Highlights
NFL Season-Opening BBQ Buffet on Grandstand Apron Thursday, Sept. 7

Laurel to Host 105.7 The Fan’s Baltimore Gameday Uncensored

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park announced today it will be the home of 105.7 The Fan’s Baltimore Gameday Uncensored pre-game show for Sunday’s Baltimore Ravens away games. 
Hosted by Jerry Coleman, Vinny Cerrato and former Baltimore Colts great Bruce Laird, Gameday Uncensored will be broadcast live on the second floor from the Sports Bar at Laurel Park. 

Laurel Fall Meet-Opening Stakes Draw 56 Nominations

$75,000 Challedon, $75,000 Shine Again to be run Saturday, Sept. 9
LAUREL, MD – A total of 56 horses were nominated to the $75,000 Challedon and $75,000 Shine Again Saturday, Sept. 9, the first two of 44 stakes worth $4.4 million in purses to be run during Laurel Park’s year-ending fall meet.
Both restricted to non-winners of a sweepstakes, Challedon for 3-year-olds and up and the Shine Again for fillies and mares 3 and older are contested at seven furlongs.

Nominations Close Thursday, Aug. 31 for First of Laurel’s 44 Fall Stakes

Sept. 16 Frank J. De Francis (G3) Day Noms Close Thursday, Sept. 7
LAUREL, MD – Nominations for the $75,000 Challedon and $75,000 Shine Again, the first two of 44 stakes worth $4.42 million being offered during Laurel Park’s year-ending fall meet, close Thursday, Aug. 31.
Laurel’s 60-day fall meet opens Friday, Sept. 8 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Laurel Park’s Average & Total Handle Continues to Grow

Average Daily Handle Up 25 Percent During Summer, Total $112 Million
Racing Resumes Friday, Sept. 8
LAUREL, MD - For the third consecutive year and eighth consecutive meet, Laurel Park registered an increase in average daily handle during its recently-completed summer meet.

Phillip Lam Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $3,030 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge
LAUREL, MD – Phillip Lam of Fresh Meadow, N.Y. finished with a bankroll balance of $4,359.70 to capture the fall session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday at Laurel Park.