Racing News

Never Gone South Makes It Look Easy In Whiteley

Karen's Silk Drives to Victory in The Marshua
Sonny Inspired Upset Winner of Fire Plug
LAUREL, MD - After two tough beats in the Marylander Stakes and James F Lewis Stakes in his last two starts, M M G Racing Stable's Never Gone South returned to the winner's circle in a big way Saturday afternoon with a 7 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park.

Pletcher Ships Two to Laurel for Saturday's The Marshua

LAUREL, MD - Trainer Todd Pletcher, a finalist to win his eighth Eclipse Award as Outstanding Trainer at Saturday evening's 45th annual Eclipse Awards Dinner, has entered two 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $75,000 The Marshua at Laurel Park.

The 6-furlong Marshua is one of three $75,000 stakes races scheduled Saturday afternoon at Laurel. First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Juarez Rides Six Winners Monday at Laurel

Three Trained by Hugh McMahon
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Nik Juarez wishes every day could be Monday.
The Maryland native found himself in the winner’s circle six times during Monday’s nine-race program, capping his incredible afternoon off with a victory aboard Escrow Kid ($3.40) in the ninth race.

Whiteley Gets 24 Nominations

Toledo Tops Maryland Jocks in 2015
Pharoah Leads Maryland Eclipse Finalists
LAUREL, MD - Country Life Farm's Flash McCaul, who has finished second in four consecutive races including the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Maryland Million Nursery, tops two dozen 3-year-olds nominated for the $75,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes, one of three stakes races to be run Saturday, Jan. 16 at Laurel Park.

Records Broken, Handle Up 20 Percent For Maryland Jockey Club in 2015

In-State Handle Rises 8 Percent
Preakness, Black-Eyed Susan Sets Records
Capital Improvements, More Turf Racing and OTB's Fuel Increases  
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club continued growing its product and handle in 2015, experiencing a 20-percent increase in total live handle, breaking records during Preakness Week, and investing more than $15 million at its facilities.

Page McKenney Becomes a Millionaire in Native Dancer

Sweet On Smokey, Love Came to Town Win Stakes
Super Hi 5 Carryover $19,103 Sunday
LAUREL, MD - Despite some anxious moments down the backstretch, Adam Staple's and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney became a millionaire Saturday afternoon with a 3 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park.

Magee, Toledo Win Laurel Titles

LAUREL, MD - Trainer Kieron Magee and jockey Jevian Toledo took their respective titles during Laurel Park's fall meet, which concluded Thursday afternoon.
Magee took the training title on the final day with his 24th victory of the meet, one more than Claudio Gonzalez and five more than Jamie Ness.

Three Stakes Highlight Saturday's Program at Laurel

Page McKenney, Primo Via and Eddy Gourmet Entered
LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's Saturday afternoon program will be highlighted by three $75,000 stakes featuring popular older horses Page McKenney, Primo Via and Eddy Gourmet.
First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Salter Handicaps Laurel's Mandatory Pick 5 Thursday

LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park will have a mandatory payout of all its multi-race wagers Thursday, including the 50-cent Pick 5 which will have a carryover of $16,361.
The Pick 5, with its industry-low 12 percent takeout, has become one of the most popular wagers in the country. For Laurel's television host and handicapper Stan Salter, Thursday's Pick 5 offers a "real good chance of hitting it big" with a single in the eighth race.

Rainbow 6 Hit at Laurel for $140,000; Mandatory Payoffs Thursday; Pick 5 Carryover $16,000

Mandatory Payoffs Thursday
Pick 5 Carryover $16,000
LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's 10-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Sunday afternoon by a single bettor for $140,827.44.