Racing News

Something Awesome Works Saturday at Laurel for Pimlico Special (G3)

Miss Preakness (G3) Filly Limited View Walks After Sharp Friday Breeze
Howard Happy to be Back with Dupont (G3) Contender Song of Spring
Startwithsilver Takes Strong Dirt Form into $100,000 Skipat
BALTIMORE – Stronach Stables’ multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Something Awesome breezed six furlongs Saturday morning at Laurel Park in his final tune-up for the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Vargas, Gonzalez Claim Laurel Winter-Spring Meet Titles

Mandatory Payouts in Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6
Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday, May 10
LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Jorge Vargas Jr., riding his first full meet in Maryland, and Claudio Gonzalez, the state’s leading trainer in 2017, were each crowned meet champions on closing day of Laurel Park’s 60-day winter-spring stand Sunday.

Laurel’s Winter-Spring Jockey Title Going Down to Final Weekend

Apprentice Hamilton Leads Journeyman Vargas, 45-44, with Four Days Left
Hall of Famer Prado Four Wins Away from 7,000
Multiple Carryovers for 10-Race Program Thursday
LAUREL, MD – While Claudio Gonzalez has eliminated all suspense when it comes to the leading trainer at Laurel Park’s 2018 winter-spring meet, the race for the riding title is still very much up for grabs.

Gallanor Wins Maryland’s First Juvenile Race Sunday at Laurel

Live Racing Returns Thursday, May 3 to Open Meet-Ending Weekend
Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Wagers
LAUREL, MD – Jellicoe Creek homebred Gallanor overcame a slow start to finish fast on the outside and get her head down on the wire to spring a 15-1 upset in Maryland’s first juvenile race of the season Sunday at Laurel Park.

Happy Farm Returns a Winner in Laurel Feature Friday

Hall of Famer Prado Moves Within Five Wins of 7,000
Apprentice Hamilton Rides Two Winners to Tie for Meet Lead
Rainbow 6 Solved for $13,401 Jackpot Payoff
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farm’s Happy Farm, unraced since last fall, made a triumphant return to competition by putting away Grade 3-placed favorite Old Time Revival at the top of the stretch and sprinting clear to a 3 ¾-length victory in Friday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Hall of Famer Prado Closing In on 7,000 Career Victories

Needing Six Wins, Will Become Only Eighth Rider to Reach Milestone
LAUREL, MD – Edgar Prado was still a teenager when he first came to the United States, unable to speak English but with an undeniable talent to ride racehorses. More than three decades later, as he approaches his 51st birthday in mid-June, the soft-spoken Peruvian is closing in on a rare milestone that speaks to both his ability and durability.

G3 Pimlico Special Next for Multiple Graded Winner Something Awesome

Laurel-Based Gelding Captured Charles Town Classic (G2) April 21
Stakes Winner My Sistersledge Captures Sunday Turf Allowance
Laurel to Host Racing 101 Day at the Races Saturday, April 28
Live Racing Returns Friday with Rainbow 6 Carryover of $7,751

Diamond King Sparkles in $125,000 Federico Tesio Victory

Earns Automatic Entry to 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) May 19
Anchors Five Stakes Worth $550,000 on Spring Stakes Spectacular Program  
LAUREL, MD – It’s likely on to the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) next month for Cash is King, D.J. Stable and LC Racing’s Diamond King after the 3-year-old put away unbeaten stakes winner Noble Commander and held off late-running Holland Park to win Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park.

Goodonehoney Impresses Again in $125,000 Weber City Miss

Earns Starting Spot in $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 18
G2-Placed Chalon Returns a Winner in $100,000 Primonetta
LAUREL, MD – Making her stakes debut four weeks off a sharp debut victory, Kasey K Racing Stable and Final Turn Racing’s Goodonehoney turned in another impressive performance to win Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss by seven lengths at Laurel Park.

Caribou Club Takes Inside Route in $100,000 Henry S. Clark

Hallie Belle Springs Upset in $100,000 Dahlia
LAUREL, MD – Glen Hill Farm’s Caribou Club, trained by Thomas Proctor and ridden by Paco Lopez, rallied along the inside of the Dahlia Turf Course Saturday to win the $100,000 Henry S. Clark presented by Fidelity First and Blackwell Real Estate over Doctor Mounty. Phlash Phelps finished third.