Racing News

Laurel Park to Join in National PDJF Fundraiser May 7

Derby Day Silent Auction Being Held for Second Straight Year
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will be among 29 racetracks across the country participating in the second annual Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser being held on Saturday, May 7.

Ben’s Cat Making 10-Year-Old Debut in Sunday Allowance

McCarthy to Ride Multiple G3 Winner in 5 ½-Furlong Turf Sprint
LAUREL, MD – Multiple Grade 3-winning Maryland-bred Ben’s Cat is set to make his 10-year-old debut in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park, a 5 ½-furlong sprint on the Fort Marcy Turf Course.

Trainer Rodriguez Brings String of Horses to Maryland, Possible for Preakness Week Stakes

Undefeated Bobcat Targeting Preakness Day Stakes
Live Racing Returns Friday with Multiple Carryovers
Large Fields Continue On Penultimate Weekend at Laurel
Jockeys Pimentel, Hole Named to Return on Friday

Aktabantay Seeks Fast Track to Graded Success in G3 Miami Mile

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Aktabantay made the journey from England to Santa Anita in 2014 to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), only to be scratched due to an injury sustained in a stall mishap.
The British-bred colt didn’t get to compete in the $1 million race for 2-year-olds, but his connections came away from the experience with an observation that eventually led them to send him back to the U.S. for a 2016 campaign.

Grade 3 Winner Metaboss Begins Comeback Friday at Laurel

Headlines One-Mile Turf Allowance in First Start Since March 2015
LAUREL, MD – A carefully crafted plan to bring Grade 3 winner Metaboss back to the races will culminate late Friday afternoon at Laurel Park, when the 4-year-old colt launches his comeback in a one-mile optional claiming allowance over the Kelso Turf Course.

Rose Brier Blooms Again in $75,000 Henry S. Clark

Stays Unbeaten on Laurel Turf with One-Mile Stakes Victory
Super Hi-5 Carryover for Sunday’s Opener
Pimentel Expected to Return to Riding April 29
LAUREL, MD – Panic Stable’s Rose Brier made a record-setting return to Laurel Park on Saturday, leading from start to finish and holding off a late bid from Golden Sabre for a 1 ¼-length win the $75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes.

Cintron Notches Five-Win Day Friday

Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Saturday
$75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes Highlights 11-Race Program
Large Fields Entered Throughout Weekend Races
Ben’s Cat Fires Bullet in Friday Breeze, Classic Wildcat Wins 21st 
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Alex Cintron won with five of his eight mounts on Friday’s 10-race program, including a sweep of the day’s co-featured events.

Henry S. Clark Stakes Marks Laurel Debut for Cage Fighter

Pair of Grade 3 Winners Represent Motion in Clark
Pimentel Hoping to Return to Riding on Final Weekend
Ben’s Cat Continues Progress for Seasonal Debut
Carryovers Highlight Return to Live Racing Friday

Phlash Phelps Set to Open Season in $75,000 Henry S. Clark

Maryland-Bred Turf Champion to Face 10 in Mile Turf Stakes
LAUREL, MD – After concluding an undefeated 4-year-old campaign last October, 2015 Maryland-Bred Turf Champion Phlash Phelps is set to kick off his 5-year-old season in Saturday’s $75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes at Laurel Park.

Seeking Treasure Finds Gold in Dahlia Stakes Upset

Sets One-Mile Course Record in $75,000 Turf Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Trapped behind a wall of horses, Steven E. Frum’s Seeking Treasure found a seam in deep stretch to split rivals and sprint clear to a record-setting upset of the $75,000 Dahlia Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.