Racing News

Ben's Cat Headlines Nominations For Next Saturday's Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-19-14---Ben’s Cat, who became the seventh Maryland-bred to reach $2 million in earnings this summer headlines the nominations to next Saturday’s stakes at Laurel Park. The King Leatherbury homebred will be looking to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash for the third time in four years.

The September 27 card will feature five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or sired runners.

No Joke, Standup Comic Wins Wednesday's Second Race At 62-1

LAUREL, MD. 09-17-14---Standup Comic finished off the board in a pair of races last month at Timonium and was dismissed by the bettors in Wednesday’s second race at Laurel Park. The 6-year-old gelding got the last laugh taking the $15,000 claimer with an impressive off the pace victory.

Rose Brier Proves Best In Bert Allen Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Panic Stable LLC’s Rose Brier became a stakes winner for the first time when he captured the $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes, the sixth in a series of Virginia-bred races contested at Laurel Park this afternoon because of the shuttering of Colonial Downs this summer.

Moon River Impresses In Jamestown Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---William M. Backer Revocable Trust’s Moon River shot through a seam between the inner rail and frontrunner Tiz What She Is and drew away to win the second division of the $60,000 Jamestown Stakes for 2-year old Virginia-breds.

Two Notch Road Pounces in Punch Line Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---James Hackman and  Glenn R. Thompson’s Two Notch Road blew the doors off his competition and won the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes for Virginia-breds.

Heaven Knows What Gallops In Oakley Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---R. Larry Johnson’s Heaven Knows What cruised to victory in the $60,000 Oakley Stakes for Virginia-bred fillies and mares.

Hooligan Triumphs In Jamestown Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Owner-trainer Wesley Ward sent Hooligan to Laurel Park after the Saratoga meeting and worked her here on September 6, a prep which set up her popular victory in the first division of the $60,000 Jamestown Stakes for 2-year olds.

Embarr Edges Clear In Brookmeade Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Owner-trainer Susan Cooney sent Embarr out to win the $60,000 Brookmeade Stakes, the first of six stakes for Virginia-breds on today’s twelve race program at Laurel Park.

Ritvo Makes Great First Impression With Win On His Initial Maryland Mount

LAUREL, MD. 9-12-14---It has often been said that, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo did just that Friday afternoon at Laurel Park when the 20-year-old guided Winter Lady to victory in the 8th race at Laurel Park, his first Maryland mount.

“The first of many,” said winning trainer Jamie Ness.

Six Virginia-Breds Dominate Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 09-11-14—Six stakes races exclusively for Virginia-breds make up half of the card on Saturday’s 12-race program at Laurel Park. All six will be contested on the turf, weather permitting.

Colonial Downs’ ownership and horsemen could not reach agreement on holding a meeting this year so the Maryland Jockey Club agreed to help keep the Virginia stakes program intact.