Racing News

Mary Eppler Saddles 800th Winner

Baltimore-Washington International (G2), Commonwealth Derby (G3) & Oaks (G3) Saturday
Graded Races Part of Eight Turf Stakes, Post Time 12:30 P.M.
LAUREL, MD - Trainer Mary Eppler, who became the first woman to win a training title at Laurel Park last year, saddled her 800th career winner when Our Independence won Friday’s eighth race.

D.C. International Continues to be Work in Progress; Saturday Features Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded

Special Post Time for Saturday’s ‘Class on the Grass’ Program
Saturday Features Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded
LAUREL, MD - When the Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G2) is contested Saturday at Laurel Park, it will be another step in the revitalization of the D.C. International.

Cash a Winning Ticket at Laurel & Donate to Thoroughbred Aftercare

Program at Self-Service Terminals Allows Bettors to Make Tax-Deductible Donation to Aftercare
LAUREL, MD – Bettors cashing winning tickets at Laurel Park can now share their good fortune with retired Thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) at self-service terminals.

Special Ops a Special Claim for Skychai Racing; Cross Roads Set for Stakes Debut in Oakley

Maker-Trained Gelding Ready for Laurel’s Baltimore-Washington Turf Cup (G2)
Cross Roads Set for Stakes Debut in Oakley
Secret or Not Hopes Third Time is the Charm
LAUREL, MD - So far, so very good for Skychai Racing and trainer Mike Maker with Special Ops.

Just Howard Aims for Fourth Consecutive Win in Commonwealth Derby (G3)

Turf Event Includes Voodoo Song, Master Plan & Profiteer
LAUREL, MD - Just Howard faces another tough test Saturday, Sept. 30, when he carries his three-race winning streak into the $150,000 Commonwealth Derby (G3) at Laurel Park.
The Commonwealth Derby for 3-year-olds is run at 1 1/8 miles on Laurel’s famous turf course. It is one of the featured races on the “Class on the Grass” program that has eight turf stakes, three of them graded.

Blacktype Tries to Defend Title in $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International (G2)

Meets Seven Others Including Ring Weekend, Projected & Tower of Texas
LAUREL, MD - Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype could be the bridge from the Commonwealth Turf Cup and the renamed Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup  (G2) to be run Saturday, Sept. 30 at Laurel Park.

Janney Seeks Rare Hat Trick in Commonwealth Oaks (G3)

Oaks One of Eight Turf Stakes – Three Graded - Worth $850,000 Saturday at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – It’s rare that a breeder and owner can run in the same graded stakes race for three consecutive years. Rarer still that the owner and breeder could win that same graded race three years in a row.
Such is the possibility for Stuart Janney III.

G1 Winner American Patriot Tops Noms for BWI Stakes

Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $850,000 in Purses
Sept. 30 ‘Class on the Grass’ Program Attracts 185 Nominations
LAUREL, MD – A total of 185 horses, including several multiple graded stakes winners led by Grade 1 winner American Patriot, were nominated for the eight stakes, three graded, worth $850,000 that make up the ‘Class on the Grass’ program on Saturday Sept. 30, at Laurel Park.

Archaggelos, Anna Strong Promising Maiden Winners Sunday

Sept. 30 Program Features Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $850,000
LAUREL, MD – Monticule LLC’s well-regarded homebred Archaggelos, sent off as the third choice in a strong field of a dozen juveniles, forged a short lead in mid-stretch and kept on determinedly to the wire for a half-length victory in Sunday’s second-race feature at Laurel Park.

Monavista Crossing Sprints to Third Straight Win in Saturday Feature; Super Hi-5 Carryovers of $3,246 for Sunday’s Opener

Tizarunner Sets Dahlia Turf Course Record in Co-Feature Triumph
El Corazon Popular Maiden Winner in Second Career Start
Super Hi-5 Carryovers of $3,246 for Sunday’s Opener
LAUREL, MD – Monavista Crossing, proving her prowess on the turf and her recent comeback at Saratoga Race Course off a 10-month break between races wasn’t an aberration, sprinted to her third consecutive victory in Saturday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.