Racing News

Innovative Concept Offers Fans Glimpse Into Thoroughbred Ownership

Inaugural Fantasy Owners Day Saturday at Laurel Park Attract Nearly 300
Total Prize Pool of $50,000 Plus Access to Paddock, Winner’s Circle 
LAUREL, MD – Access to the paddock and winner’s circle, as well as a total prize pool of $50,000, were among the features that awaited registered participants for the inaugural Fantasy Owners Day Saturday at Laurel Park.

Bodhisattva Aims to Maintain Momentum in $75,000 Harrison Johnson

Sonny Inspired Tops Competitive Field in $75,000 Not For Love
Eight Older Females Line Up in $75,000 Conniver
LAUREL, MD – Over a 28-race career that dates back to the summer of 2014, Bodhisattva has often been a horse that left owner and trainer Jose Corrales scratching his head. The late-running son of Student Council went through streaks where he both started and finished behind each of his competitors, and others where he came from out of the clouds to beat them all.

Promising 3-Year-Old O Dionysus Gets Two-Turn Test in $100,000 Private Terms

Crabcakes Seeks Rebound from First Loss in $100,000 Caesar’s Wish
LAUREL, MD – Marathon Farms’ multiple stakes winner O Dionysus, worse than third only once in eight career starts, will get a chance to see how far he can stretch his talent when he makes his two-turn debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.

Storm Closes Laurel, Several OTB’s for Simulcasting

LAUREL, MD – Due to winter storm conditions, there will be no simulcast wagering today at Laurel Park.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced that its OTB’s in Timonium, Boonsboro and Perryville will also be closed.
The OTB at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore will remain open for simulcast wagering. Live racing and simulcasting has also been cancelled this evening at Rosecroft.

Rainbow 6 Wager Solved for $9,364 Saturday at Laurel

Super Hi-5 Carryover of $3,229 for Sunday, Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M.
Jockeys Quinones, Davis Unhurt in 8th Race Spill

LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager was solved by one lucky bettor for a jackpot payoff of $9,364.70 to wrap up Saturday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.

Five of six horses were live to take down the jackpot entering the finale, a six-furlong maiden claiming event won by 1-2 favorite Enduring Warrior ($3) to complete the winning sequence of 7-7-2-4-2-4.

Ben’s Cat Begins Preparations for 11-Year-Old Debut

Multi-Millionaire Gelding Breezes Three Furlongs Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Grade 3-winning multi-millionaire gelding Ben’s Cat began working toward his 11-year-old debut with a three-furlong breeze Saturday at Laurel Park.
Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat was clocked in 37.40 seconds over a fast main track in the first timed work since returning late last month from his annual winter vacation.

MJC Celebration Day Stakes Draw 127 Nominations

Private Terms, Caesar’s Wish for 3-Year-Olds Top Five Stakes Worth $425,000
Inaugural Fantasy Owners Day Drawing Great Response
Long-Sleeve T-Shirt Giveaway with Program Purchase 
LAUREL, MD – Led by the $100,000 Private Terms and $100,000 Caesar’s Wish for 3-year-olds, a total of 127 horses were nominated to five stakes worth $425,000 in purses on Maryland Jockey Club Celebration Day, Saturday March 18 at Laurel Park.

Recruiting Ready Rallies to Capture Laurel Feature; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday

Apprentice Jockey Carrasco Wins Third Straight Race
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday
Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M. Beginning Sunday March 12 
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farm’s multiple graded stakes-placed colt Recruiting Ready rallied after being passed at the top of the stretch to edge clear in the final eighth of a mile for a one-length victory in Friday’s featured seventh race at Laurel Park.

Laurel Hosting MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament March 25; Berths on Line for NHC, BCBC and BIG ONE Tournaments

Berths on Line for NHC, BCBC and BIG ONE Tournaments
Guaranteed Prize Money Paid to Top 10 Finishers
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club is accepting entries for the spring session of the Champions Handicapping Tournament to be held Saturday, March 25 at Laurel Park.

El Areeb in ‘Good Form’ Following G3 Gotham Defeat; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Students On Track Initiative at Laurel Saturday Well Received
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M. Sunday March 12
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb returned early Sunday morning to Laurel Park after having his four-race win streak snapped when third as the 2-5 favorite in Saturday’s Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct.