Racing News

Unbeaten Turf Runner Monte Crista Stakes-Bound Off Latest Win

$100,000 Stormy Blues Saturday, July 7 Attracts 25 Nominations
10-Year-Old Veteran Barney Rebel Captures Sunday Feature
LAUREL, MD – Country Life Farm’s Monte Crista, undefeated since moving to the turf this spring, is likely headed to stakes company following her impressive four-length victory on the undercard of Saturday’s Commonwealth Day program at Laurel Park.

Sticksstatelydude Takes to Turf in $75,000 Edward Evans

Armoire Gets First Stakes Win in $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox
LAUREL, MD – Sticksstatelydude, already a Grade 3 winner on dirt, transferred his stakes-winning form to the grass with a one-length victory over defending champion Special Envoy in Saturday’s $75,000 Edward Evans on Commonwealth Day at Laurel Park.

Determined Vision Sees Way to $75,000 White Oak Farm Win

Altamura Takes $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin with Late Rally
Jockey Carrasco Wins First Race of Comeback Saturday
LAUREL, MD – D Hatman Thoroughbreds and Kingdom Bloodstock’s Determined Vision lived up to his name in his turf and stakes debut, leading all the way for a hard-fought half-length upset of Saturday’s $75,000 White Oak Farm Stakes at Laurel Park.

Dirty Makes Clean Getaway in Laurel Friday Feature

Super Hi-5, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Saturday’s Stakes-Filled Card
Laurel to Host Groom Elite Program’s Basic Grooming Class June 25-29
LAUREL, MD – Tom O’Grady’s Maryland-bred Dirty, racing for the first time in his home state, split horses at the top of the stretch and caught front-running Jarvis Steel at the eighth pole before drawing away to a five-length victory in Friday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Multiple Stakes Winner Two Notch Road Still Going Strong at 11

Gelding to Make 41st Career Start in $75,000 White Oak Farm Stakes
$2,500 Yearling has Earned More Than Half-Million in Purses
Four Turf Stakes Worth $300,000 on Saturday, June 23 Program

Special Envoy Takes Streak into $75,000 Edward Evans

Queen Caroline Seeks to Regain Crown $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox
11-Year-Old Two Notch Road Returns in $75,000 White Oak Farm
Do What I Say Set for Title Defense in $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin
LAUREL, MD – Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s homebred Special Envoy, who capped last season with three consecutive stakes victories, is set to launch his 7-year-old season against familiar company in Saturday’s $75,000 Edward Evans Stakes at Laurel Park.

Leading Rider Carrasco Returns to Races Sunday at Laurel

Eclipse Award Winner Finishes Fifth in First Mount in Nine Months
LAUREL, MD – Following a serious leg injury that kept him away from the races for more than nine months, journeyman jockey Victor Carrasco made his long-awaited return to competition on Father’s Day Sunday at Laurel Park.

Split Time Rallies to Victory in $75,000 Alma North

New York Shipper Earns Second Stakes Win in First Open Company Start
10-Race Father’s Day Program Starts at 1:10 P.M. Sunday
LAUREL, MD – Tic Stables’ Split Time, making her open company debut in her first race outside of New York, overcame a troubled start to scoot between horses in mid-stretch and earn her second career stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.

Jockey Carrasco Set to Launch Comeback Sunday at Laurel

Goldwood Powers to Victory in Friday Feature
Special Father’s Day Buffet Sunday at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park.

Maryland Horsemen Bring Stakes Hardware Back from New York

Locals Enjoy Successful Trip to Belmont Park’s Racing Festival
LAUREL, MD – While the eyes of the racing world were focused on Justify’s successful quest to become the 13th Triple Crown champion, Maryland’s horsemen received some well-deserved attention of their own during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park.