Racing News

Hot City Girl Makes It Look Easy In Safely Kept

Awesome Speed Takes Lewis For Colts Neck-Goldberg
 LAUREL, MD - Lady Sheila Stable's graded-stakes winner Hot City Girl broke on top and never looked back Saturday, wiring nine opponents to impressively win the $100,000 Safely Kept at Laurel Park on the Fall Festival of Racing program.

Team Tim Steps Up In City Of Laurel

LAUREL, MD - Gary Hacker’s Team Tim will try to win his third consecutive start at Laurel Park Saturday when the Maryland-bred steps up to face stakes company for the first time in the City Of Laurel Stakes on the Fall Festival of Racing Program.

Consistent Page McKenney Back for Another Try in $100,000 Richard W. Small; Sonny Inspired Looms as Local Threat in $350,000 De Francis Dash

Apprentice Jockey Lane Luzzi Continuing Family Tradition
LAUREL, MD – Narrowly beaten in each of his past two starts, D Hatman Thoroughbreds’ Sonny Inspired makes his return to stakes company in Saturday’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

Grade 1 Winner Palace Returns to Maryland for De Francis Dash

$350,000 Event Anchors Six Stakes on Saturday Program
Multiple G3 Winner El Kabeir Faces Eight in $100,000 City of Laurel
LAUREL, MD – Twenty-one months after making his first and only trip to Maryland, Antonino Miuccio’s multiple Grade 1 winner Palace will return to Laurel Park as the headliner in Saturday’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

Private Zone, Palace and Salutos Amigos Lead $350,000 De Francis Nominations

24th De Francis Highlight $850,000 Program Saturday, Nov. 14

LAUREL, MD - Grade 1 winners Private Zone, Palace and Vosburgh runner-up Salutos Amigos lead a group of 27 nominated for the $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash to be run Saturday, Nov. 14 at Laurel Park.

The 24th running of the six-furlong De Francis highlights a program of six stakes worth $850,000. First race post is 12:05 p.m.

Maryland Jockey Club to Host Town Hall Meeting Nov. 20

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will host a town hall meeting with industry leaders Friday, Nov. 20 to share and discuss its vision for the future of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry.
The town hall meeting, open to industry stakeholders, the media and public, will be held in the Carriage Room at Laurel Park. The town hall meeting will begin at 6 p.m. after a free buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Laurel’s Upcoming Schedule Includes De Francis Memorial Dash, Brew & Bourbon; De Francis Highlights Nov. 14 Card with $850,000 in Purses; Special Veterans Day Program Wednesday, Nov. 11

De Francis Highlights Nov. 14 Card with $850,000 in Purses
Special Veterans Day Program Wednesday, Nov. 11
LAUREL, MD – Live racing, Brew & Bourbon, carryovers, the De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes and $850,000 in stakes purses.
Those are just some of the things fans can look forward to over the next 10 days at Laurel Park.

Scholarship Banquet and Auction Saturday At Laurel; $25,000 in Scholarships to Maryland residents; Leatherbury, Quade, Xtra Heat and Golden to be Honored

$25,000 in Scholarships to Maryland residents 
Leatherbury, Quade, Xtra Heat and Golden to be Honored
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Racing Media Association’s (MRMA) Crab Feast Scholarship and Charity Auction Banquet will take place Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in the Carriage Room at Laurel Park.

Indycott Holds Off Mr Palmer to Win Claiming Crown Jewel

$70,000 Event Highlights Nine-Race Preview Day Program
 LAUREL, MD – Headed at the eighth pole after setting a modest pace, Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Indycott re-rallied on the inside to emerge from a three-horse finish in front and win the $70,000 Jewel by a head on Claiming Crown Preview Day Sunday at Laurel Park.

St. Albans Boy By A Nose In Laurel Turf Cup

 LAUREL, MD - Hare Forest Farm's St. Albans Boy gamely held off a closing Perfect Title inside the final 70 yards by a nose to win the 52nd running of the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup Saturday at Laurel Park.