Racing News

Ben’s Cat Back to Work Friday at Laurel

Bidding for Seventh Straight Victory in Mister Diz Stakes Aug. 20
            
LAUREL, MD – Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, 10-year-old Ben’s Cat returned to the work tab Friday at Laurel Park as he aims for his seventh consecutive win in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes on Maryland Pride Day Aug. 20.
 

Multiple-Stakes Winner Legendary Retired; North Star Boy Back on Flat in Friday Comeback; Rainbow 6 Carryover of $9,449 for Twilight Friday

North Star Boy Back on Flat in Friday Comeback
Flash McCaul Returns, First on First Debuts Friday
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $9,449 for Twilight Friday Program
Mister Diz, Jameela Stakes Nominations Close Aug. 12
 

Jockey Carrasco Continues to Thrive in Maryland

Talent, Work, Consistency Put Eclipse Award Winner on Top
 
LAUREL, MD – Though he has earned both riding titles and awards in his still-blossoming riding career, jockey Victor Carrasco isn't motivated by such accolades. As easy-going as he is competitive, Carrasco just wants to win.
 

Laurel Stall Applications for Fall Meet Due Sept. 5

Meet Features $3.25 Million Stakes Schedule, 5 Super Saturdays
 
LAUREL, MD - Stall applications for Laurel Park's lucrative fall/winter meet, featuring 32 stakes (four graded) and five Super Saturdays with four or more stakes races, are due by Monday, Sept. 5.
 
Highlights of Laurel's fall schedules include:
 

Sale of Rosecroft to The Stronach Group Official

The Stronach Group announced today that its purchase of Prince George’s Gaming Ventures, LLC, the holding company of Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland, from Penn National Gaming Inc., has been officially completed.
               
The Stronach Group owns the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, as well as pari-mutuel facilities Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Portland Meadows and Golden Gate Fields.

Hailey’s Flip Impresses in Sunday Maiden Victory; Carrasco Moves to Top of Rider Standings with Three-Win Day

Carrasco Moves to Top of Rider Standings with Three-Win Day
Rainbow 6 Carryover at $9,449 for Friday Twilight Program
            
LAUREL, MD – Daniel C. Crowley’s Haley’s Flip, back two weeks off an educational debut effort, led all the way around to earn her diploma with a decisive 6 ¼-length win in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park, a $33,000 maiden event for 2-year-old fillies.
 

Noteworthy Peach Takes Laurel Feature Saturday

American Progress Upsets Stakes Winners in 2nd Race Allowance
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $7,743 for Sunday
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday
            

Jockey Russell Gets First Maryland Win at Laurel Friday

Just Jack, Grandiflora Win Friday Features 
Multiple Carryovers for Saturday’s Program
            
LAUREL, MD – Riding for the third day at Laurel Park since returning from injury, multiple Maryland champion jockey Sheldon Russell earned his first victory of the summer meet aboard Charles L. Biggs’ Two Charley’s in Friday’s opener.
 

Laurel to Host Champions Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20

Berths to NHC, BCBC and The Big One
$33,000 Guaranteed in Prizes
 
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Park will play host to the Champions Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20, with more than $33,000 guaranteed in prizes including berths to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and The Big One.
 

Stakes Winner Ravenheart Making Sophomore Debut Saturday; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program

St. Albans Boy Aiming for Fall Campaign After Summer Break
Coastal Sea Shows Courage in Record-Setting Victory
Maryland’s Leatherman Savors Opportunity to Ride at Home Track
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program