Racing News

Just Howard Aims for Fourth Consecutive Win in Commonwealth Derby (G3)

Turf Event Includes Voodoo Song, Master Plan & Profiteer
LAUREL, MD - Just Howard faces another tough test Saturday, Sept. 30, when he carries his three-race winning streak into the $150,000 Commonwealth Derby (G3) at Laurel Park.
The Commonwealth Derby for 3-year-olds is run at 1 1/8 miles on Laurel’s famous turf course. It is one of the featured races on the “Class on the Grass” program that has eight turf stakes, three of them graded.

Blacktype Tries to Defend Title in $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International (G2)

Meets Seven Others Including Ring Weekend, Projected & Tower of Texas
LAUREL, MD - Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype could be the bridge from the Commonwealth Turf Cup and the renamed Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup  (G2) to be run Saturday, Sept. 30 at Laurel Park.

Janney Seeks Rare Hat Trick in Commonwealth Oaks (G3)

Oaks One of Eight Turf Stakes – Three Graded - Worth $850,000 Saturday at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – It’s rare that a breeder and owner can run in the same graded stakes race for three consecutive years. Rarer still that the owner and breeder could win that same graded race three years in a row.
Such is the possibility for Stuart Janney III.

G1 Winner American Patriot Tops Noms for BWI Stakes

Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $850,000 in Purses
Sept. 30 ‘Class on the Grass’ Program Attracts 185 Nominations
LAUREL, MD – A total of 185 horses, including several multiple graded stakes winners led by Grade 1 winner American Patriot, were nominated for the eight stakes, three graded, worth $850,000 that make up the ‘Class on the Grass’ program on Saturday Sept. 30, at Laurel Park.

Archaggelos, Anna Strong Promising Maiden Winners Sunday

Sept. 30 Program Features Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $850,000
LAUREL, MD – Monticule LLC’s well-regarded homebred Archaggelos, sent off as the third choice in a strong field of a dozen juveniles, forged a short lead in mid-stretch and kept on determinedly to the wire for a half-length victory in Sunday’s second-race feature at Laurel Park.

Monavista Crossing Sprints to Third Straight Win in Saturday Feature; Super Hi-5 Carryovers of $3,246 for Sunday’s Opener

Tizarunner Sets Dahlia Turf Course Record in Co-Feature Triumph
El Corazon Popular Maiden Winner in Second Career Start
Super Hi-5 Carryovers of $3,246 for Sunday’s Opener
LAUREL, MD – Monavista Crossing, proving her prowess on the turf and her recent comeback at Saratoga Race Course off a 10-month break between races wasn’t an aberration, sprinted to her third consecutive victory in Saturday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Multiple Stakes Winner Phlash Phelps Out for the Year with Bone Bruising; Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Shimmering Aspen Entered in Saturday’s Charles Town Oaks (G3)
Impressive Maiden Winner Theodosia Exciting Prospect for Team Lynch
Lucky in Malibu Likely Stakes-Bound Again After Allowance Win
Miracle Wood Winner O Dionysus Nearing Return to Training
Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Change in Laurel’s Fall Racing Calendar Has Horsemen Excited

Four-Day Week to Include Mondays Starting Oct. 9
LAUREL, MD – Horsemen are looking forward to showing off Laurel Park’s improved product and facilities to a larger audience when the switch in racing dates to include Mondays through mid-December kicks off next month.
By adding Mondays, Laurel will become the primary focus on the TVG Network, which will broadcast each race live that day. 

Nominations Close Thursday, Sept. 21 for Baltimore-Washington (G2), Derby (G3) and Oaks (G3)

Eight Turf Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $850,000 in Purses Saturday, Sept. 30
LAUREL, MD – Nominations close Thursday, Sept. 21 for eight stakes, three graded, worth $850,000 in purses as part of the ‘Class on the Grass’ program for Commonwealth Day, Saturday Sept. 30, at Laurel Park.

Therapist Overcomes Erratic Behavior to Win $100,000 Laurel Futurity

LAUREL, MD – Oak Bluff Stables’ Therapist overcame erratic behavior before the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Futurity, straightening out in the stretch to prevail by a head.
The 91st running Laurel Futurity, a six-furlong turf sprint for 2-year-olds, was the last of seven stakes featured on the 12-race Fall Festival of Racing program headlined by the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3).