Racing News

New Post Time, Wagering Changes For 2015 Winter Meet

LAUREL, MD. 12-19-14---Laurel Park moves its first post from 12:35 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., effective January 1, 2015.

“It was done to get away from Gulfstream, which starts at 12:35,” Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said. “It was hard for our mutuel department to avoid being a minute or two away from them. I would prefer to be five to eight minutes away to help increase our handle.”

Eighttofasttocatch Is Honored In Winners’ Circle Ceremony

LAUREL, MD. 12-13-14---Casual race fans and hardened race goers gathered around Laurel Park’s winners’ circle after today’s fourth race to give a rousing sendoff to Maryland-bred champion Eighttofasttocatch. The eight year old was retired from racing last weekend after notching his seventeenth career victory in the Jennings Handicap.

Eighttofasttocatch Retirement Ceremony Saturday

LAUREL, MD. 12-12-14---Saturday’s nine-race program will also include a special retirement ceremony after the fourth race for Laurel Park-based Eighttofasttocatch, who completed his career in storybook fashion a week ago when the 8-year-old captured the Jennings Handicap for the fourth consecutive year.

Trombetta Saddles Three Winners On Thursday, Moves Into Tie Atop Trainer Standings


LAUREL, MD. 12-11-14---Mike Trombetta saddled three winners Thursday afternoon at Laurel Park to move into a tie atop the fall standings. The 48-year-old now has 23 winners at the central Maryland track since the meet began in September, the same as Claudio Gonzalez.

Eighttofasttocatch Goes Out On Top In The Jennings Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 12-6-14---Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was the easy winner of today’s $125,000 Jennings Handicap, the final start of his storied career. In doing so, Eighttofasttocatch retires a millionaire.

Lady Sabelia Romps In Willa On The Move Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-6-14---The gate opened and a few strides later, Mrs. Frank P. Wright’s Lady Sabelia was gone, speeding away to front running victory in the $100,000 Willa On The Move Stakes for fillies and mares.

Golden Years Gallops In Marylander Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-6-14---Hillwood Stable LLC’s Golden Years made a mockery of the $100,000 Marylander Stakes for 2-year olds, tracking the frontrunner until given the signal to go, then powering away to an impressive 7-1/4 length score.

Lake Sebago Swoops And Scores In Gin Talking Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-6-14---Tim E. O’Donohue Racing Stable LLC’s Lake Sebago splashed through the sloppy going on her way to a popular victory in the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes for 2-year old fillies, the first of four stakes on a soggy Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

80-1 Shot Lights Up The Tote Board In Friday's Third Race

LAUREL, MD. 12-05-14---Standing Point raced wide the whole way and was bothered as he battled his way down the stretch but none of that made any difference as the Point Given offspring posted an 80-1 surprise in Friday’s third race at Laurel Park.

Saturday's Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 12-04-14---Laurel Park’s popular multi-stakes Saturday programs continue this weekend with contests for handicap runners, juveniles and fillies and mares.