Racing News

Laurel’s Mandatory Payouts Pushed to Sunday

Saturday’s Races Cancelled, Facility Remains Open for Simulcasting
LAUREL, MD – Due to extreme winter weather conditions, Laurel Park will cancel live races through Saturday.
Laurel will remain open for simulcasting wagering throughout the week. Laurel will also show a full card from Maronas in Latin America Saturday.

Laurel’s Friday, Jan. 5 Program Moved to Monday, Jan. 8

Nine-Race Card Includes $100,000 Dave’s Friend, $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go
LAUREL, MD – A continuation of extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region has caused the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel live racing for Friday, Jan. 5.
Forecasts call for a high of 19 degrees on Friday with lows in the single digits and winds gusting to 19 mph.

Gonzalez, Toledo Claim Laurel Fall Meet Championships

Duo Also Finish as Maryland’s Leading Trainer, Jockey of 2017
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Claudio Gonzalez and jockey Jevian Toledo clinched top honors during Laurel Park’s fall meet, capping an outstanding year where they each finished as Maryland’s overall champion in their respective divisions.

Laurel Cancels Monday Live Program

Facility Open for Simulcasting
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has canceled live racing for Monday, Jan. 1 due to extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Laurel will be open for simulcast wagering Monday beginning at 11 a.m.
Laurel’s 2018 winter schedule is expected to begin Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Weather Forces Laurel to Cancel Live New Year’s Eve Program

Facility Open for Simulcasting, Redskins Rally        
Nine-Race New Year’s Day Card Opens 2018 Winter-Spring Meet
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club canceled live racing for Sunday, Dec. 31 due to extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Laurel is scheduled to open its 2018 winter-spring meet with a nine-race program Monday, Jan. 1. First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Laurel Cancels Final Three Races Saturday Due to Weather

8-Race Card Scheduled for Fall Meet Finale Sunday, Dec. 31
LAUREL, MD – Deteriorating winter weather conditions forced the cancellation of the final three races on Saturday’s Christmastide Stakes Day program Saturday at Laurel Park.
Management made the decision to cancel prior to the eighth race, the $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go, the fifth of six scheduled stakes races worth $550,000 in purses.

John Jones Defends Title in $75,000 Jennings

My Magician Gets Up in Time in $75,000 Politely
LAUREL, MD – In a return to his multiple stakes-winning form, Matt Schera’s John Jones cruised to the lead around the far turn and powered down the stretch to a 2 1/4-length repeat victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Jennings Stakes at Laurel Park.

Diamond King Shines in $100,000 Heft Victory

Strategic Dreams Rolls $100,000 Gin Talking Triumph
LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and LC Racing’s Diamond King contested the early pace then came on again when passed by Devine Entry in mid-stretch to forge an impressive 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Heft Stakes at Laurel Park.

Multiple Carryovers to Kick Off Meet-Ending Weekend

Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday
Hamilton Father and Son Win Four of Nine Races Tuesday
LAUREL, MD – No one had all five winners in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 Tuesday, triggering a carryover of $10,245.41 when Laurel Park kicks off its fall meet-ending weekend with a nine-race program Friday, Dec. 29.

El Areeb, Recruiting Ready Lead $100,000 Dave’s Friend

Saturday’s Card Features Six Stakes Worth $550,000
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ El Areeb, who opened the year with back-to-back Grade 3 victories before being knocked from the Triple Crown trail with a knee injury, will attempt to end his sophomore season in similarly successful fashion in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park.