Racing News

Third Time May Be Charm for Miss Temple City at Royal Ascot

Multiple G1 Winner Making Season Debut at Prestigious English Meet
LAUREL, MD – Multiple Grade 1-winning mare Miss Temple City, based with Graham Motion at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., will open her 5-year-old season against males in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) June 20 at Royal Ascot.

Leading Rider McCarthy Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
Jockey Karamanos Remains Three Wins Shy of 2,000 Milestone
World-Class Turf Course Yields Three Track Records Opening Weekend
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider two of the last three years who recently earned his 1,000th career victory, is in the early stages of recovery from successful surgery on his injured left shoulder this week.

G1 Winner Yellow Agate Ends Layoff in $75,000 Alma North

First of 21 Stakes Worth $1.67 Million During 33-Day Summer Meet
LAUREL, MD – China Horse Club International’s Grade 1 winner Yellow Agate, unraced since suffering her first career loss in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) last fall, gets her sophomore season under way in Saturday’s $75,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.

Carrasco Wins Four Saturday at Laurel

Maryland-based Runners Make Mark on Belmont Weekend
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Victor Carrasco won four of Laurel Park’s 11 races Saturday afternoon.
Carrasco won aboard Mysideofthestreet ($9.40) in the fourth, with longshot Littlemissperfect ($33.60) in the fifth, Pizmo Time ($12.20) in the eighth and with Gone Away ($3.40) in the featured 10th race.

G1 Winners Dancing Rags, Yellow Agate Among Alma North Nominees

First Stakes of Laurel Summer Meet Saturday, June 17 Draws 32 Nominations
Irish War Cry Tops Maryland Horses for Saturday Stakes at Belmont Park
Watch and Wager on Belmont Stakes Saturday, Special 12:35 P.M. Post at Laurel

Laurel’s World-Class Turf Course Set for Another Summer of Racing

Consistent, Versatile Layout Attracts Top Horsemen
LAUREL, MD – Universally praised for both its consistency and versatility, Laurel Park’s world-class turf course continues to live up to its world-class reputation more than a decade after its transformation into one of the finest layouts in all of Thoroughbred racing.

Jockey Steve Hamilton Finding His Stride Again

Back as One of Maryland’s Top Riders After a Decade’s Absence
LAUREL, MD – Nearly a year since his return following a decade-long absence from riding races, journeyman jockey Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton has settled into familiar territory – in more ways than one.

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Ends with Logjam for Leading Jockey, Trainer

Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5
Live Racing Returns for Laurel Park Summer Meet Starting Friday, June 9
BALTIMORE – The curtain came down on a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico with a handful of jockeys and trainers sharing top honors in their respective standings following a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Laurel to Offer $1.6 Million Summer Stakes Schedule

Six Stakes Worth $450,000 Set for Saturday, June 24
LAUREL, MD – Highlighted by a program of six stakes on Saturday, June 24, Laurel Park will offer 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses during its summer meet which opens Friday, June 9.
The 33-day summer stand, which will feature Laurel’s world-class turf course, will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 20. Racing shifts to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Aug. 25 to Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Handle Numbers Soar More Than 20 Percent During Laurel’s Winter Meet

Total Handle, In-State Handle & Export Handle All Up
Winter Carnival, Tesio and Kentucky Derby Day Show Big Increases 
Renovations, Expanding OTB Network, Horsemen Support Fuel Increases