Racing News

Jim McKay Maryland Million Pre-Entry Deadline Oct. 12

‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Set for Oct. 22 at Laurel Park
LAUREL, MD – Pre-entries close Wednesday, Oct. 12 for the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program to be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.

Jockey Hamilton Earns First Victory of Comeback Sunday

Riding Again at Laurel Following 10-Year Absence
Rainbow 6 Hit for $1,123, Live Racing Returns Friday
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton earned the first victory of his riding comeback Sunday, piloting owner-trainer Robert Vukelic’s Bo Vuk to a 4 ¾-length victory in the third race at Laurel Park.
It was Hamilton’s first win in 10 years.

Chief Istan Relishes Off Track in $75,000 Challedon

Lovable Lady Extends Streak to Three in $75,000 Politely
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Solved for $12,009 Saturday 
Week 4 Qualifier in MJC Players’ Challenge Contest Sunday
MJC Tracks, Outlets to Simulcast Sunday’s Arc de Triomphe

Hand Injury Knocks Jockey Russell Out Indefinitely; Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $9,709 for Saturday; Saturday, Sunday Turf Races Moved to Main Track

Former Maryland Leading Rider Hurt Sept. 24 at Laurel Park
In Arrears, Discreet Heat Take Maiden Features Friday
Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $9,709 for Saturday
Saturday, Sunday Turf Races Moved to Main Track

Mylute Chases Elusive Stakes Victory in $75,000 Challedon; Lovable Lady Takes Win Streak into $75,000 Politely; Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $8,832 for Friday Program

Laurel Park News & Notes
Lovable Lady Takes Win Streak into $75,000 Politely
Jockey McCarthy Enjoying Strong Start to Fall Meet
Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $8,832 for Friday Program

Trainer Capuano Targets Laurel Saturday Stakes Sweep

Seeks First 2016 Victory for Stakes Winner Lexington Street in $75,000 Politely
Sends Out Stakes-Placed Final Prospect in $75,000 Challedon
LAUREL, MD – Gary Capuano, off to a strong start at Laurel Park’s fall meet to rank among the leading trainers, looks to maintain his early momentum with starters in each of the two stakes that highlight Saturday’s 10-race program.

NBC Sports Group To Televise $12 Million Pegasus World Cup

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The world's richest thoroughbred race will be contested on January 28, 2017 at The Stronach Group's premier destination, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Maryland Million Sprint Next Stop for Ben’s Cat

Popular 10-Year-Old Seeks to End Four-Racing Losing Streak
LAUREL, MD – Ben’s Cat, in the midst of the first four-race losing streak of his storied career, is being pointed to a return trip to the Maryland Million Day program Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.

Flanigan Earns Top Honors at The BIG One Handicapping Event

Laurel Park Hosts Live-Money Tournament in New Sports Bar Area
LAUREL, MD – Medina, Minn. investment banker Dan Flanigan topped a 51-player field to win’s The BIG One handicapping tournament held Sept. 24 and 25 inside the new second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park.

Possible For Maryland Million After Sunday Feature Win; Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $8,832 for Friday’s Program

Jockeys Russell, Cruz, Garcia Expected to Return Friday
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $8,832 for Friday’s Program
LAUREL, MD – Wayne Harrison, Bob Manfuso and Katie Voss’ 3-year-old gelding Corvus may have earned himself a return trip to the Oct. 22 Maryland Million following his front-running victory in Sunday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.