Racing News


Saturday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 15
$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), $250,000 General George (G3)
Ice Carvings, Sculptures, Ice Wall, Ice Bar, Fundraiser for Fray
Saturday, Feb.13:

Hot City Girl Brings Strong Pedigree into Saturday’s Barbara Fritchie

Trainer Linda Rice Developed Both Dam and Sire of Multiple Stakes Winner
LAUREL, MD –Trainer Linda Rice had reason to expect big things from Noble Fire after the daughter of Hook and Ladder launched her career in 2007 with two victories and a stakes placing from three starts. 

Hot City Girl a Capable Stand-In for Saturday’s G2 Barbara Fritchie

Defending Champion Lady Sabelia Tops Field of 8 in 7-Furlong Feature 
Multiple-Stakes winner Page McKenney to Face 10- in John B. Campbell
LAUREL, MD – Hot City Girl came in a package deal when half-sister La Verdad was purchased by trainer Linda Rice for the Lady Sheila Stable three year ago.

Flash McCaul Finds the Winner's Circle

LAUREL, MD - Country Life Farm's Flash McCaul, second in the Maryland Million Nursery Stakes and the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, drove down the stretch Sunday to win a $42,000 allowance optional claiming event on Laurel's Super Bowl Sunday program.
Second in four consecutive starts since breaking his maiden in September, the 3-year-old gelding was driven past It's the Journey and King's Swan Stakes runner-up Sallisaw to win by three lengths.

Laurel Hosts Fundraiser For Fray Saturday, Feb. 13

Silent Auction for Jockey Fray Martinez
Items Include Preakness, Florida Derby, Maryland Million, Haskell Packages
Signed Items by Espinoza, Napravnik, Leatherbury & Pletcher
Sagamore, Herringswell Swag Bags, Orioles Memorabilia 

Champion La Verdad, Hot City Girl Top Barbara Fritchie (G2) Nominations; Defending Champ Lady Sabelia and Runner-Up Princess Violet Nominated

Defending Champ Lady Sabelia and Runner-Up Princess Violet Nominated
Fritchie, General George (G3) Highlight Winter Laurel's Winter Carnival Feb. 13-15
LAUREL, MD - Champion female sprinter La Verdad and stablemate Hot City Girl, who ended her 3-year-old season with a second-place finish in the La Brea (G1), are two of the 31 fillies and mares nominated for the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2) Feb. 13 at Laurel Park.

Candida H. Drives to Victory in Conniver

Pimentel Wins Two on Birthday
McCarthy Wins Three More
LAUREL, MD - Candida H., a 4-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, drove past the stakes-winner Brenda's Way down the stretch Saturday to win the $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park.
Trained by Michael Trombetta, Candida H. was ridden to victory by Julian Pimentel, who was celebrating his 35th birthday Saturday. Candida H. covered the seven furlongs in 1:24.05.

Laurel To Host Champions Tournament Saturday, March 12; Earn One of Four Berths in NHC, BCBC and The Big One Tournaments

Earn One of Four Berths in NHC, BCBC and The Big One Tournaments
More than $30,000 in Prizes
Choose Your Tournament
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club's Champions Tournament, with more than $30,000 in prize money and berths to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and The Big One, will be held Saturday, March 12 at Laurel Park.

Brenda's Way Meets Eight In Saturday's Conniver at Laurel

Friday's Super Hi 5 Carryover $16,000
LAUREL, MD– Big Bertha Stable’s hard-knocking mare Brenda’s Way, second last time out in the Nellie Morse, will be one of the favorites Saturday when she meets eight others in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park.

Laurel, Pimlico Open for Simulcasting Monday, Live Racing Cancelled

Entries Taken Monday for Friday and Saturday
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that live racing has been cancelled Monday, but that both Laurel and Pimlico will be open for simulcast wagering.
Management has also informed horsemen that Laurel will be open for training Monday morning.