Racing News

Ben's Cat Will Try To Make History In Maryland Million Turf

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-13---Owner/trainer King Leatherbury informed the Maryland Jockey Club this morning that Ben’s Cat will run in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Leatherbury cross-entered his star into both the Turf and the $100,000 Sprint.

Robb Babies Looking To Continue Tradition Saturday

LAUREL, MD. 10-17-12---Jerry Robb is best known for conditioning Little Bold John, who retired in 1993 with 38 wins in 105 starts and earnings of nearly $2 million. LBJ’s 26 career stakes victories represents a Maryland-bred record. His victories included the Donn Handicap (G1) and the 1987 Maryland Million Classic.

On Saturday, the 61-year-old will saddle three Maryland Million runners, including the morning line favorites in the first two races on the card, the $100,000 Nursery and the $100,000 Lassie.

Saturday's Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Features 108 Starters

Three-Time Champion Ben’s Cat Entered In Both Turf & Sprint

LAUREL, MD. 10-16-13---The 28th Jim McKay Maryland Million, a festive homecoming for Marylanders, attracted 108 entrants to the eleven race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1 million day is 12:15 p.m.

McCarthy Scores Four Times On Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 10-12-13---Apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy had a banner afternoon at Laurel Park on Saturday, winning with four of his mounts.

2013 Maryland Million Pre-Entries Include Three-Time Champion Ben's Cat

LAUREL, MD. 10-10-13---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 118 pre-entries, barring late mail or emails after regular business hours today, were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2013 Jim McKay Maryland Million.

Mezzano Wins Wednesdays Feature

LAUREL, MD. 10-09-13---Richard Santulli’s Mezzano stumbled out of the gate and was bumped by a rival but proved much the best in today’s $47,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park. The son of Mizzen Mast was ridden by Stewart Elliott for trainer Alan Goldberg.

Mendassity Sets Course Record and Lights Up The Tote Board

LAUREL, MD. 10-5-13---Mendassity set a turf track record while the 1-2-3 finishers in today’s $42,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park were all long shots.

67-1 Shot Wins Friday Feature

LAUREL, MD. 10-04-13---Steve & Debbie Jackson’s Deco Rocks only had two horses beaten at the top of the stretch, but after a relentless drive, got up in time to win today’s $47,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park at odds of 67-1.

Ness, Toledo Team up For Three Winners On Thursday's Card

Trainer Jamie Ness and apprentice jockey Jevian Toledo LAUREL, MD. 10-03-13---Trainer Jamie Ness and apprentice jockey Jevian Toledo teamed up to win three races Thursday afternoon at Laurel Park.

The duo visited the winners’ circle with Maxine Pride ($4.80-race 3), Saint Anna Carina ($7.20-race 5) and Jaggermama ($4-race 6). Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc. owns all three winners.

Acosta Reaches 2,500-Win Mark With Victory In Second Race

LAUREL, MD. 09-28-13---J.D. Acosta visited the winners’ circle for the 2,500th time in his career when he guided Haywired to victory in the second race at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.