Racing News

Not Abroad Set for Comeback in Saturday’s Maryland Million Classic

2012 Classic Champion Returns from 3-Year Hiatus
 LAUREL, MD – Seven years ago, Not Abroad was sent to trainer Lynn Ashby’s Delaware farm to be prepared for a racing career.  

Maryland Million Week Kicks Off With Russell Winning 5K Division

LAUREL, MD - Jockey Sheldon Russell and other runners kicked off Jim McKay Maryland Million week Sunday morning by braving 40 degree temperatures at Laurel Park to participate in the Maryland Million 5K for Special Olympics Maryland.
Russell, a perennial leading rider in Maryland and avid runner, was the first male to cross the finish line at 20:00.2 after beginning the race out of Laurel's starting gate and running down the main

$1 Million Jim McKay Maryland Million Draws 155 Nominations for 9 Stakes

Ben’s Cat Slated to Make Sixth Million Start in a Row in Sprint or Turf  
Program for Maryland-Sired Horses Headlined by $150,000 Classic

Super Hi 5, Rainbow 6 Carryovers Saturday At Laurel

New Wager Generates Interest, Generous Payoffs
First Race Super Hi 5 Carryover $5,090
LAUREL, MD - There will be Super Hi 5 and Rainbow 6 carryovers at Laurel Park when racing resumes Saturday.
Friday's program at Laurel was the first to have rolling Super Hi 5's. Despite sloppy conditions and races taken off the turf, the rolling Super Hi 5's produced interest with bettors and some generous payoffs.

Murray Remembers Howard Bender

October 1, 2015
LAUREL, MD - Larry Murray, who trained for the late Howard Bender and his wife, Sondra, for nearly 30 years, said Bender’s death earlier this week was “a real shock.”
“I had just seen him last Thursday,” Murray said.

Laurel To Host Marylandia On Maryland Million Day

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Jackpot Rolls Over from Race to Race Until it's Hit
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will introduce rolling Super Hi 5's at Laurel Park beginning Friday, Oct. 2.

Onus Sparkles in Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks Triumph

McGaughey-Trained Filly Romps to 3rd Straight Laurel Win
 LAUREL, MD – Stuart Janney III’s Onus owned the Laurel Park turf course for the third straight race Saturday while establishing herself as a graded-stakes winner in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

Lael Stable's Exaggerated Impressive in Oakley

Rose Brier Wins Bert Allen for Second Consecutive Year
 LAUREL, MD - Lael Stable's Exaggerated, a 3-year-old daughter of Blame who sold for $250,000 at auction, remained undefeated Saturday when she impressively drew away from nine other fillies to win the $60,000 Oakley by 4 1/2 lengths.

Lola Beaux Steps up to Graded Company; Red Sashay Looks to Increase Value; Virginia-Breds in Spotlight

LAUREL, MD - Gregory Bentley's Lola Beaux, a daughter of Equiano who began her career in Ireland, steps into graded-stakes company Saturday when she faces 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel Park.
The 1 1/8 mile Oaks, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance, highlights an 11-race card at Laurel. First race post is 1:10 p.m.