Racing News

Seven Sprinters Set For Saturday's Rescheduled Barbara Fritchie Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-19-14---The field for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park is significantly different than the one originally scheduled to race last Saturday. Four of filly and mare sprinters will not be competing this weekend, while another has been added into the mix.

Bandbox Swoops And Scores In The General George Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-17-14--- Hillwood Stable LLC’s Bandbox circled a wall of horses and won for the first time in nearly three years, taking the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) at Laurel Park Monday afternoon.

Ilikecandy Gallops to Victory In The Maryland Racing Media Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-17-14---Ilikecandy loves Laurel Park, running her record to three-for-four at the central Maryland track after a dominating seven-length victory in the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes for fillies and mares Monday afternoon.

Laurel Park Cancels Saturday's Card

Barbara Fritchie, John Campbell Handicaps Rescheduled For Next Weekend

LAUREL, MD. 02-15-14---Due to the powerful snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets this week, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Saturday, February 15. It is the third consecutive cancellation at the central Maryland track.

Javerre To Defend His Title In Monday's General George Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-14-14---Javerre returns to Laurel Park Monday afternoon in search of a repeat performance in the $250,000 General George Handicap, which will feature nine battle-tested sprinters going seven furlongs. Last year, the Cal Lynch trainee was a driving winner of the Grade 3 sprint at odds of 6-1.

Laurel Park Cancels Friday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 02-14-14---Due to the significant snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets yesterday, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Friday, February 14.This is the fourth cancellation of the year at the central Maryland track.

Laurel Park Cancels Thursday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 02-13-14---Due to snow in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Thursday, February 13.This is the third cancellation of the year at the central Maryland track.

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday, February 14 with a 12:35 p.m. EST post time.

Competitive Field Of Ten To Face the Starter In Saturday's Barbara Fritchie Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-12-14---The storied $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) kicks off holiday racing this weekend at Laurel Park. The 60th edition of the Fritchie has attracted 10 fillies and mares, who will race seven-furlongs.

The $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap is the co-feature on Saturday with the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) and $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes headlining Monday’s President’s day card.

Yes He Did Gets It Done In Saturday Feature Off 14-Month Layoff

LAUREL, MD. 02-08-14---Yes He Did won today’s $42,000 feature at Laurel Park off a 14-month layoff when he rallied from far back to beat seven other rivals.

Dismissed at 10-1 and breaking from the extreme outside post, the roan gelding carried apprentice Jevian Toledo to a 3-1/2 length victory over late closing Thurmont.

Nominations Announced For Next Weekend's Winter Sprintfest

LAUREL, MD. 02-07-14---Nominations for the four stakes races which highlight the President’s day holiday weekend at Laurel Park were released by the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office.