Racing News

Trainer Eppler Approaching History in Maryland; Seeking to Become First Female to Win Laurel Park Meet Title

Seeking to Become First Female to Win Laurel Park Meet Title
Pointing Multiple Stakes Winner Page McKenney to Late January Return
LAUREL, MD –  Mary Eppler is days away from possibly making history in Maryland. 
The longtime trainer, based at historic Pimlico Race Course, is approaching a career season in wins. She's already eclipsed her personal best in purse earnings. 

Laurel Park Hosting Special Live Christmas Eve Program

Only Live Card in North America
Closed Christmas Day, Special Monday Program Dec. 26
Five Stakes Worth $475,000 in Purses on Closing Day, Dec. 31
LAUREL, MD – As a last-minute gift to racing fans and bettors nationwide, Laurel Park will serve up a special live nine-race program on Christmas Eve, Saturday Dec. 24.
It is the only live card in North America being offered on Christmas Eve. 

Sweetrayofsunshine Surges Late to Nab Laurel Feature Sunday

Boys From Boston An Easy Winner in Co-Feature
Live Racing Returns Friday with Nine-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – Owned and trained by New York-based Rudy Rodriguez, Sweetrayofsunshine split horses in deep stretch and made one final surge approaching the wire to pass long shot leader Jessica Krupnik and win Sunday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Live Racing, Simulcasting Available

LAUREL, MD – Winter conditions including snow, sleet and freezing rain forced the cancellation of Saturday’s nine-race live program at Laurel Park.
Laurel, Pimlico Race Course and off-track betting facilities throughout the state will remain open for simulcast wagering on races throughout North America and Latin America.

Generous Jack Impresses in Debut Victory Friday at Laurel

Blackjack Buster Earns Maiden Win in Finale
Jockey Toledo Extends Meet Lead with Three-Win Day
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Solved for $10,678
LAUREL, MD – Gunpowder Farms homebred Generous Jack swept to the lead on the outside around the far turn and powered down the stretch for an impressive two-length debut victory Friday at Laurel Park.

Lovable Lady Springs Upset in $100,000 Willa On the Move

Greatbullsoffire Scorches Field in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity
Crabcakes Served in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship
Just Jack Proves Best in $75,000 Howard M. Bender Memorial

In Arrears Makes Stakes Return in Maryland Juvenile Futurity; Watch & Wager on Clasico del Caribe Saturday and Sunday at Laurel

Final Prospect Can End Year How it Began in Howard Bender Memorial
Watch & Wager on Clasico del Caribe Saturday and Sunday at Laurel
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Friday’s Program

Laurel Park Offering $2.2 Million Winter Stakes Schedule

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), $250,000 General George (G3) Feb. 18
$125,000 Federico Tesio ‘Win and You’re In’ for Preakness (G1)
$125,000 Weber City Miss ‘Win and You’re In’ for Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Maryland's Lacey Gaudet a Winner in $1.1 Million Claiming Crown

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL  - Maryland trainer Lacey Gaudet, who is based at Laurel Park, made the most of her trip to South Florida by saddling Farfellow Farm's Marabea to victory Saturday in the $125,000 Claiming Crown Tiara at Gulfstream Park.
Claimed in September for $25,000, Marabea, ridden by Jose Lezcano, was a neck winner over Lobelia, who finished a neck in front of the third-place finisher, Seeking Treasure, in the field of 14 fillies and mares.

Paulassilverlining, Hot City Girl Top Laurel Stakes Nominations

Paulassilverlining, Hot City Girl Top Laurel Stakes Nominations
LAUREL, MD – Graded stakes winners Paulassilverlining and Hot City Girl are among 70 horses nominated to a quartet of stakes worth $375,000 in purses to be run Saturday, Dec. 10 at Laurel Park.