Racing News

Maryland Jockey Club Starts Second Phase Of $10 Million Barn Construction

Grandstand Improvements Next

LAUREL, MD., 08/11/15 –The Maryland Jockey Club has started building the second of three new barns at Laurel Park in a construction project that will cost approximately $10 million when finished in 2016.

Leatherbury Ready For Hall Induction

LAUREL, MD., 08/06/15- Trainer King Leatherbury says, “I have something to show you.”

He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a page copied from a book on horoscopes. He directs you to the date circled on the paper – his birthday – March 26.

Off-Track Betting Facility Takes Off In Downtown Baltimore

Maryland Jockey Club Projects $10 Million Handle
BALTIMORE, MD., 08/04/15 – On a late Friday afternoon in July, there are more than 100 patrons sitting, standing, pacing and shouting in a 3,000 square-foot area here on the first floor of the Horseshoe Casino.
Less than a half mile from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, and less than two miles from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the rows of television monitors are not broadcasting baseball or football, but Laurel, Del Mar, Saratoga and Gulfstream Park.

Jockey Russell Returns To Action

LAUREL, MD., 07/31/15 – Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle Friday afternoon at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months with multiple punctures in his lungs due to broken ribs sustained in a fall April 25 at Pimlico.

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah leads Big Weekend

LAUREL, MD 07/30/2015– Laurel Park will be home to a big weekend of live and simulcast racing highlighted by American Pharoah making his first start Sunday since winning the Triple Crown.

Pick 5 & Super Hi 5 Carryovers Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD., 07/24/15 – Laurel Park will have two carryovers on its eight-race Saturday program, including a $16,859 carryover on its 50-cent Super Hi 5 in the last race.

Three Carryovers For Friday's Twilight Card

LAUREL, MD, 07/23/15 - Laurel Park's eight-race twilight program Friday will feature three carryovers, including a carryover on the Pick 5 with an industry-low 12 percent takeout.

Green Wins First Race In Maryland

LAUREL, MD., 07/18/15 - Jockey Amelia Green won her first race in Maryland when piloting the longshot D K's Brigantia to victory in Laurel's fifth race Saturday, a maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies.

Smith Plans For Arrival Of Miss Bullistic

LAUREL, MD., 07/16/15- Trainer Hamilton Smith reports that Selima Stakes winner Miss Bullistic, second in December's Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes and a winner of the Donna Freyer Stakes in November, should be returning to his barn in the next couple weeks.

Ben's Cat Back At Laurel After Parx Dash

LAUREL, MD., 07/12/15 - Local legend Ben's Cat, the popular 9-year-old gelding who has earned nearly $2.5 million, returned to Laurel Park after finishing what trainer King Leatherbury described as a "very disappointing" sixth in Saturday's $200,000 Parx Dash Handicap (G3).