Racing News

Jockeys Carrasco, Rodriguez to Miss Rest of Winter-Spring Meet

Trio of Turf Events, Carryovers Mark Return of Live Racing Friday
LAUREL, MD - Jockeys Victor Carrasco and Guillermo Rodriguez will each miss the remainder of Laurel’s winter-spring meet that ends May 7 with injuries stemming from a spill during Sunday’s finale.

G2 Winner Irish War Cry Looks to Rebound in Saturday’s Wood

Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb Recovering After ‘Perfect’ Knee Surgery
LAUREL, MD –Fair Hill Training Center-based Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, who suffered his first career loss when seventh as the favorite in the Fountain of Youth (G2) March 4, looks to get back on the winning track in Saturday’s Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct.


Miami, Florida, April 5, 2017  - Fresh off the heels of the inaugural running of the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group announced today that the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race is about to get even richer. On January 27th, 2018, the world will again turn its attention to South Florida in anticipation of an extraordinary, new record setting, $16 million USD purse. 

Laurel Park Hosting Decanter Wine & Racing Festival April 8; 7th Annual Event Pairs Live Racing with Wine Tasting, Music and Food

7th Annual Event Pairs Live Racing with Wine Tasting, Music and Food
Day Includes Triple Crown Prep Challenge Handicapping Tournament
LAUREL, MD – Fans will be able to watch and wager on live racing as well as sample from more than 100 wines at the 7th annual Decanter Wine & Racing Festival presented by the Maryland Wineries Association, Saturday April 8 at Laurel Park.

Irish War Cry Breezes Sunday at Fair Hill for Wood Memorial (G2)

First Work for Multiple Stakes Winner Since Returning From South Florida
Motion-Trained Happy Mesa Possible for $100,000 Hilltop May 19 at Pimlico
LAUREL, MD – Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, back on familiar ground at the Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Md., continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze over its main track.

Turf Racing Returns to Laurel Park Sunday

32 Horses Entered in Three Races Over World-Class Turf Course 
Trainer Lynch Looking Ahead with Vorticity
LAUREL, MD – A total of 32 horses were entered in a trio of races that mark the return of grass racing over Laurel Park’s world-class turf course Sunday.

‘Grateful’ Connections Looking at Winter Campaign for El Areeb; Multiple G3 Winner Exits Wednesday Work at Laurel with Knee Injury

Multiple G3 Winner Exits Wednesday Work at Laurel with Knee Injury 
LAUREL, MD – Rather than looking back or thinking about what could have been, trainer Cal Lynch was focused on the future following the discovery of an injury to his stable star, M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb, Thursday morning.

Recruiting Ready Sharp in Half-Mile Breeze Thursday at Laurel

Tesio Possible for Multiple Graded Stakes-Placed 3-Year-Old Colt
Live Racing Returns with Nine-Race Program  Friday
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farms’ multiple graded stakes-placed 3-year-old Recruiting Ready returned to the work tab with a sharp half-mile breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Thursday morning.

El Areeb Breezes Wednesday

Maryland Stakes Winner Irish War Cry Among Expected Foes
Multiple G3-Placed Vorticity Continues Comeback Friday at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner and Triple Crown contender El Areeb had an easy work Wednesday morning at Laurel Park as he continues preparations for his next start in the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8 at Aqueduct.

Thomas Camann Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $4,290 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

LAUREL, MD – Thomas Camann of Providence, R.I. finished with a balance of $2,496 to edge Frederick Cipriano and capture the spring session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday at Laurel Park.