Racing News

Graded Winners Among 132 Maryland Hall of Fame Day Stakes Noms

Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses Saturday, Nov. 10
LAUREL, MD – Graded-stakes winners Doctor Mounty, Imperative, Just Call Kenny, Name Changer, Golden Brown and Something Awesome are among 132 horses nominated to five stakes worth $500,000 in purses on the Maryland Hall of Fame Day program Saturday, Nov. 10 at Laurel Park.

Bet the Breeders’ Cup at Laurel Park Nov. 2 and 3

Doors Open 11 A.M. Friday, 10 A.M. Saturday; Buffet on Saturday
Live Post Time 12:30 P.M. Friday, 11:45 A.M. Saturday
LAUREL, MD – In addition to full cards of live racing, fans at Laurel Park will be able to watch and wager on all 14 Breeders’ Cup races from Churchill Downs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.

Friday’s Stronach 5

Five Races, Two on the Turf, Four Tracks, 52 Entries
Past Performances and Preview Show
 LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, a national wager featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will kick off Friday at Santa Anita Park and go cross-country with stops at Gulfstream Park West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields

G1 Winner Glorious Empire Takes Win Streak to Breeders’ Cup

Leaves Tuesday Bound for Kentucky and $4 Million Turf (G1) 
LAUREL, MD – Matthew Schera’s Grade 1 winner Glorious Empire, undefeated in three starts since opening his 7-year-old season this spring at Laurel Park, emerged from his latest work in good order and will ship this week for his Breeders’ Cup debut.

Multiple Stakes Winner Chalon Puts in Final Breeze for Breeders’ Cup

Stretching Out to Seven Furlongs for $1 Million Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 
LAUREL, MD – Lael Stables’ Chalon, a Laurel Park stakes winner in her 4-year-old debut this spring, breezed Saturday morning ahead of her next engagement in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) Nov. 3.

Smokin Nitro Wins Second Straight in Laurel Feature Friday

Jockey McCarthy Enjoys Three-Win Day
LAUREL, MD – Michael Cox homebred Smokin Nitro, patiently brought along since his debut this spring, earned his sixth win from nine starts in his Maryland debut with a front-running upset of Friday’s feature race at Laurel Park.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Goes Cross-Country for Four Turf Races

Past Performances, Preview Show Links, All-Star Ticket
Five Races, Four Tracks, 60 Entries 
Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout, $50,000 Guaranteed Pool
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, a national wager with a guaranteed $50,000 pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will go cross-country Friday with four turf races and 60 entries.

Maryland Stakes Winners Among Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

Record 221 Pre-Entrants for 35th Breeders’ Cup Nov. 2 and 3
LAUREL, MD – Happy Like a Fool, Chalon and Order and Law, all stakes winners in Maryland this year, were among a record 221 horses pre-entered for the 35th Breeders’ Cup Nov. 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs.

Journeyman Serpa Headed to China for International Competition

Puerto Rico Native was 2010 Eclipse Award Finalist as Top Apprentice
LAUREL, MD – Journeyman rider Angel Serpa will be representing Laurel Park and the United States during the 16th China Wuhan International Horse Racing Festival at Orient Lucky City Wuhan International Racecourse.

Prado Makes Maryland Million History with Classic Victory

Saratoga Bob Gives Hall of Fame Jockey 18thMaryland Million Win
LAUREL, MD.– Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado guided Saratoga Bob to victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, setting a record for most wins by a jockey in the annual event featuring Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses.
Prado notched his 18thMaryland Million success, going one-up on retired fellow Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez.