Racing News

Jacks or Better Holding Live Hand at Laurel This Summer

Decorated Florida Breeder-Owner Stabled in Maryland for First Time
LAUREL, MD – Not long after winter officially turned to spring, Jacks or Better Farm – the Florida-based breeding and racing operation well known for its big-time success – had 5-year-old homebred Southern Barbecue run sixth in an optional claiming allowance March 25 at Laurel Park.

Sagamore Unveils Maiden Winner Proportionality Sunday at Laurel

Robey’s Boy Pulls Off 40-1 Shocker in Sunday Allowance Feature
Live Racing Returns Friday with Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farm, which earlier this spring debuted subsequent stakes winner He Hate Me at historic Pimlico Race Course, unveiled another promising juvenile at Laurel Park Sunday afternoon.

Multiple Stakes Winners Among $100,000 Stormy Blues Nominees

Richest Race of Laurel Summer One of Three Turf Stakes Saturday July 15
G3 Pimlico Special Winner Shaman Ghost Returns Saturday at Belmont
LAUREL, MD – Multiple turf stakes winner Morticia and Madam Dancealot, a Group 3 grass winner in England last fall, are among 10 stakes winners from 25 horses nominated to the $100,000 Stormy Blues Saturday, July 15 at Laurel Park.

Rich Laurel Fall Meet Features 44 Stakes, $4.42 Million

Eight Super Saturdays with Multiple Stakes
32nd Maryland Million Set for Saturday, Oct. 21
De Francis (G3) Highlights Seven Stakes Saturday, Sept. 16
Three Graded Events, including Baltimore/Washington International, Saturday, Sept. 30
Six Stakes, Tribute to Retired Legend Ben’s Cat, Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11

Laurel Park Weekly Show

Back, Knee Injuries Sideline Jockey Pimentel Up to Three Months
Multiple Stakes Winner, Laurel Track Record-Holder Rose Brier Retired
Fellowship Seeks Elusive Graded Win Saturday at Belmont
Video Link to Laurel Weekly

Ghost Bay Goes Last to First in Laurel Feature Sunday

Juvenile Fillies Nauti Buoy, Madame X. Impress in Maiden Wins
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
LAUREL, MD – Marshall E Dowell’s Ghost Bay, winless in four starts since his 5-year-old debut in January, closed stoutly on the far outside to wrest the lead from even-money favorite Conquest See Ya in mid-stretch and capture Sunday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

In the Lee Breaks Maiden in Dramatic Fashion Friday at Laurel

Stuart Janney III Homebred Gets Up at Wire to Win Debut by a Neck
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Stuart Janney III homebred In the Lee made her career debut a memorable one Friday, surging in the final 50 yards to catch West Coast Bias and upset the pacesetting favorite by a neck in the seventh race at Laurel Park.

Ben’s Cat Leaves Laurel Park to Retire in Kentucky

LAUREL, MD – Multiple graded stakes winner and Maryland Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat left Laurel Park late Wednesday night to retire in Kentucky. The 11-year-old was led onto the van by assistant trainer Avon Thorpe.

Trainer Abramson Learning on the Job at Laurel

Maryland Native Earns Wins with First Two Career Starters
LAUREL, MD – His fledgling career is all of a few months old, but already Noah Abramson is getting quite an education in the inevitable ups and downs of being a Thoroughbred trainer.
The first horse Abramson entered, Hunca Rock, made it as far as the starting gate for his race debut before the 3-year-old gelding flipped following a delay in loading and had to be scratched from the June 16 finale at Laurel Park.

Phlash Phelps Flashes Championship Form in $75,000 Mister Diz

26-Time Stakes Winner Ben’s Cat Fades to Ninth in Six-Furlong Turf Sprint
Daylight Ahead Determined Winner of $75,000 Jameela
World-Class Turf Course Serves Up Six Stakes Worth $450,000