Racing News

Late Legend Ben’s Cat Wins 2017 Vox Populi Award

‘People’s Horse’ to Be Honored Jan. 20, 2018 at Santa Anita 
LAUREL, MD – Well into his lengthy career, one that lasted to the age of 11 and included 32 wins, 26 stakes wins and more than $2.6 million in earnings from 63 starts, Ben’s Cat became known as ‘The People’s Horse.’

Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers Saturday at Laurel

Fall Meet-Leading Jockey Toledo Adds Three More Winners
LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park will feature carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Father and Son Sharing Jockeys’ Room at Laurel Park

Apprentice Wes Hamilton Rode First Two Pro Winners Dec. 11
LAUREL, MD – Knowing what to expect didn’t make things any easier for Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton when his youngest son, Weston, decided he wanted to follow in dad’s footsteps and become a jockey.

Apprentice Weston Hamilton Rides First Two Pro Winners

Shares Jock’s Room with Dad, Journeyman Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton
Angel At War Stays Undefeated with Allowance Feature Victory
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing Friday, Dec. 15
LAUREL, MD – Apprentice Weston Hamilton, the youngest son of multiple graded-stakes winning journeyman Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton, picked up his first two professional wins with his only mounts of the day Monday at Laurel Park.

Multiple Carryovers for Nine-Race Program Monday

Lucky in Malibu Captures Sunday Feature
LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers for Monday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.
No one selected all six winners in the Rainbow 6 Sunday, growing the jackpot carryover to $4,612.24. Tickets with of six winners returned $295.28.

Vua Saigon Gives Runco 4,000th Career Victory

Becomes Only 12th Trainer to Reach Milestone
LAUREL, MD – Vina Racing Stable’s Vua Saigon prevailed along the inside after an extended stretch drive to win Saturday’s fifth race at Laurel Park and give trainer Jeff Runco his 4,000th career victory.

Whirlin Curlin Springs Another Upset in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Limited View Easy Winner of $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship
Favorite Makes Her ‘Point’ in $100,000 Willa On the Move Romp
Struth Pulls Clear in $75,000 Howard M. Bender Memorial

Juveniles Return to Spotlight in Laurel Stakes Saturday

Clever Mind Goes After Second Stakes Win in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity
Limited View Heads Competitive $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Field
Older Horses Take Stage in $100,000 Willa On the Move, $75,000 Howard Bender

Monongahela Steps Up to Take Laurel Monday Feature

Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing Friday, Dec. 8

Lucy N Ethel, Mrs McDougal Nominated to $100,000 Willa On the Move

Graded Stakes Winners Among 25 Nominees to Open Six-Furlong Sprint
One of Four Stakes Worth $375,000 in Purses Saturday, Dec. 9
LAUREL, MD – Graded stakes winners Lucy N Ethel and Mrs McDougal top 25 horses nominated to the $100,000 Willa On the Move, one of four stakes worth $375,000 in purses set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at Laurel Park.