Racing News

Defending Champs Among Nominees to Virginia-Bred Stakes at Laurel

Four Stakes Worth $300,000 Saturday, June 23 Over World-Class Turf Course
Super Hi-6 Carryover of $1,193 for Return of Live Racing Friday, June 15
LAUREL, MD – Defending champions Special Envoy, Queen Caroline and Do What I Say are among 112 nominations to a quartet of $75,000 stakes restricted to Virgina-bred/sired horses hosted by Laurel Park Saturday, June 23.

Connections ‘Still Having Fun’ with Woody Stephens (G2) Winner

First Graded-Stakes Win for Maryland-Based Trainer, Co-Owners
LAUREL, MD – When Still Having Fun rattled off wins in a pair of 3-year-old stakes at Laurel Park over the winter, his connections began to dream big and wonder how far the bargain $12,000 yearling would be able to stretch his talent.

Bonus Points Makes Return to Maryland Saturday at Laurel

Defending 2017 Maryland Million Classic Win is Long-Term Goal
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
LAUREL, MD – Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points returns to Maryland for the first time since his impressive victory in the 2017 Maryland Million Classic as the 2-1 program favorite in Saturday’s co-featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Watch and Wager on Belmont Stakes at Laurel Park

Doors Open 11 A.M., First Post 12:35 P.M. Saturday, June 9
Free Justify T-Shirt with Program Purchase Belmont Day
LAUREL, MD – In addition to a live program of 12 races, fans at Laurel Park will be able to watch and wager on Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner Justify’s quest for history in the Belmont Stakes (G1) Saturday, June 9.

Multiple Stakes Winners Among 29 Nominees for $75,000 Alma North

Seven-Furlong Sprint Kicks Off Summer Stakes Schedule June 16
LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners Almond Roca, Indy’s Lady, Limited View and Strategic Dreams, and undefeated Mo Smart and Sower are among 29 horses nominated to the $75,000 Alma North Stakes Saturday, June 16 at Laurel Park.

Rockinn On Bye Ends Drought in Laurel Feature Saturday

Apprentice Jockey Hamilton Enjoys Four-Win Afternoon
Still Having Fun Breezes Saturday at Laurel for Woody Stephens (G2)
LAUREL, MD – Stephen R. Ferguson’s multiple graded-stakes placed gelding Rockinn On Bye snapped a 31-month losing streak with a thrilling last-to-first head victory over favored Showalter in Saturday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Special Envoy Works Friday at Fair Hill for Seasonal Debut

Multiple Stakes Winner Pointing to $75,000 Edward Evans June 23
Lynch, Boyce, Russell Post Riding Doubles on Opening Day Friday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program

Summer Racing Returns to Laurel Park Friday, June 1

Weekend Racing Continues Through Sunday, August 19
40-Day Stand Includes 13 Stakes Worth $1 Million in Purses 
LAUREL, MD – Full fields and competitive racing over its world-class turf course will once again be the focus as Laurel Park gears up to open its 40-day summer meet Friday, June 1.

Laurel Summer Stakes Program Begins Saturday, June 16

40-Day Summer Meet Runs Friday, June 1 to Sunday, Aug. 19
LAUREL, MD – A stakes program that includes 13 races worth $1 million in purses will be part of Laurel Park’s 40-day summer meet set to open Friday, June 1.

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.