Racing News

G3 Winner Just Howard Makes Laurel Return Thursday

Maryland’s 2017 Horse of the Year Draws Rail in Field of 11
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing
$75,000 Polynesian Stakes Set for Sunday, Aug. 12
LAUREL, MD – Skeedattle Associates’ Grade 3 winner Just Howard, Maryland’s Horse of the Year in 2017, will get a bit of class relief when he makes his return to Laurel Park’s world-class turf course in the ninth of 10 races Thursday.

River Deep Returns to Form with Dominant $75,000 Hansel Win

Homespun Hero Tenacious Winner of $75,000 Meadow Stable
LAUREL, MD – Morgans Ford Farm homebred River Deep, unsuccessful in four tries since ending 2017 on a four-race win streak, made an emphatic return to that late-season form with a dominating 7 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Hansel Stakes at Laurel Park.

Paulita Captures $75,000 William M. Backer for Late Breeder

Altamura Goes the Distance in $75,000 Camptown
LAUREL, MD – More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor.

Unbridled Juan Gutsy Winner of Laurel Feature Friday

Girls Love Me Stakes-Bound Following Impressive Friday Win
Four Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Highlight Saturday Program
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stable’s multiple graded-stakes placed homebred Unbridled Juan wrested the lead from a stubborn Phlash Phelps in the final sixteenth and withstood a frantic bid from late-running Duff to capture Friday’s featured seventh race at Laurel Park.

Multiple Stakes-Placed Forever Liesl Captures Laurel Feature Thursday

Partisan Divide, Timeless Curls Win Open Maiden Races
Hall of Fame to Welcome Preakness in Friday Ceremony
LAUREL, MD – Kallenberg Farms’ Forever Liesl, who placed in a trio of stakes last winter and spring, turned back bids from Follow the Petals to her outside and pacesetter Bluegrass Flag along the rail to edge clear late in Thursday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Delacour, Firestones Aim for Laurel Stakes Sweep Aug. 4

Special Envoy Goes After Fourth Stakes Win in $75,000 Hansel
Armoire Carries Momentum into $75,000 William M. Backer
Well-Rested Determined Vision Targets $75,000 Meadow Stable
Virginia Fable Looks to Change Plot in $75,000 Camptown

G3 De Francis Memorial Dash on Radar for G1 Winner Imperial Hint

G3 Winner Glorious Empire Possible for Laurel Turf Cup on Sept. 15 Card
Toledo Wins Three Sunday, Live Racing Returns Thursday, Aug. 2
LAUREL, MD – Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint, who became a Grade 1 winner Saturday in Saratoga, may make his next start in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Sept. 15 at Laurel Park on his way to the Breeders’ Cup.

Bettor Cashes $26,786 Rainbow 6 Jackpot Saturday at Laurel

Single Ticket Determined to Have Two Winning Combinations
LAUREL, MD – One lucky bettor was the winner of a total jackpot carryover payout of $26,786.44 in Saturday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager at Laurel Park.
The winning ticket of 1,2,9,10,13/1,3,7/5,6,7,9,10,13,14/1,2,3,4/2,3,4,5,6,7/3,4,8,9,10 cost $2,520 and was purchased through the Lewiston, Maine hub.

G2 Winner Still Having Fun Gets Back to Work Saturday at Laurel

Sophomore Colt Pointing to G1 H. Allen Jerkens at Saratoga Aug. 25
Maryland-Connected Horses Enjoy Big Day at Saratoga
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Sunday Program
LAUREL, MD – For the first time since his come-from-behind victory in the June 9 Woody Stephens (G2), Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun was back on the work tab with an easy half-mile breeze Saturday morning at Laurel Park.

Still There Gets There First in Saturday’s $75,000 Twixt Stakes

4-Year-Old Filly Outruns Field of Stakes Winners in Fourth Career Start
LAUREL, MD – PTK LLC’s Still There, facing stakes company for the first time in just her fourth career start, took command at the top of the stretch and steadily pulled clear through the lane to post a 3 ½-length upset of Saturday’s $75,000 Twixt Stakes at Laurel Park.