Racing News

Rich Laurel Fall Meet Features 44 Stakes, $4.42 Million

Eight Super Saturdays with Multiple Stakes
32nd Maryland Million Set for Saturday, Oct. 21
De Francis (G3) Highlights Seven Stakes Saturday, Sept. 16
Three Graded Events, including Baltimore/Washington International, Saturday, Sept. 30
Six Stakes, Tribute to Retired Legend Ben’s Cat, Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11

Laurel Park Weekly Show

Back, Knee Injuries Sideline Jockey Pimentel Up to Three Months
Multiple Stakes Winner, Laurel Track Record-Holder Rose Brier Retired
Fellowship Seeks Elusive Graded Win Saturday at Belmont
Video Link to Laurel Weekly

Ghost Bay Goes Last to First in Laurel Feature Sunday

Juvenile Fillies Nauti Buoy, Madame X. Impress in Maiden Wins
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
LAUREL, MD – Marshall E Dowell’s Ghost Bay, winless in four starts since his 5-year-old debut in January, closed stoutly on the far outside to wrest the lead from even-money favorite Conquest See Ya in mid-stretch and capture Sunday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

In the Lee Breaks Maiden in Dramatic Fashion Friday at Laurel

Stuart Janney III Homebred Gets Up at Wire to Win Debut by a Neck
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Stuart Janney III homebred In the Lee made her career debut a memorable one Friday, surging in the final 50 yards to catch West Coast Bias and upset the pacesetting favorite by a neck in the seventh race at Laurel Park.

Ben’s Cat Leaves Laurel Park to Retire in Kentucky

LAUREL, MD – Multiple graded stakes winner and Maryland Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat left Laurel Park late Wednesday night to retire in Kentucky. The 11-year-old was led onto the van by assistant trainer Avon Thorpe.

Trainer Abramson Learning on the Job at Laurel

Maryland Native Earns Wins with First Two Career Starters
LAUREL, MD – His fledgling career is all of a few months old, but already Noah Abramson is getting quite an education in the inevitable ups and downs of being a Thoroughbred trainer.
The first horse Abramson entered, Hunca Rock, made it as far as the starting gate for his race debut before the 3-year-old gelding flipped following a delay in loading and had to be scratched from the June 16 finale at Laurel Park.

Phlash Phelps Flashes Championship Form in $75,000 Mister Diz

26-Time Stakes Winner Ben’s Cat Fades to Ninth in Six-Furlong Turf Sprint
Daylight Ahead Determined Winner of $75,000 Jameela
World-Class Turf Course Serves Up Six Stakes Worth $450,000

Special Envoy Springs Upset in $75,000 Edward Evans

Queen Caroline Reigns Again in $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox
Tiz Our Time Goes the Distance in $75,000 White Oak Farm
Do What I Say Rolls Late in $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin
Four of Six Stakes Worth $450,000 Over Laurel’s World-Class Turf Course

Victory Ride (G3) at Belmont Likely Next Spot for Shimmering Aspen

Multiple Stakes Winner O Dionysus Targeting July 22 Concern Stakes
Multiple Carryovers Kick Off Second Weekend of Summer Meet
LAUREL, MD – Fresh off her first stakes win, a dominating victory in the seven-furlong Alma North June 17 at Laurel, Hillwood Stable’s Shimmering Aspen is likely to make a return to graded company for her next start.

Trainer Hopes Rose Brier Blooms Again in $75,000 Edward Evans

Queen Caroline Seeks to Extend Reign in $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox
Two Notch Road Makes 10-Year-Old Debut in $75,000 White Oak Farm
Rapid Rhythm, Ring Knocker Top $75,000 M. Tyson Gilpin
Four of Six Stakes Worth $450,000 Over Laurel’s World-Class Turf Course