Racing News

Storm Closes Laurel, Several OTB’s for Simulcasting

LAUREL, MD – Due to winter storm conditions, there will be no simulcast wagering today at Laurel Park.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced that its OTB’s in Timonium, Boonsboro and Perryville will also be closed.
The OTB at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore will remain open for simulcast wagering. Live racing and simulcasting has also been cancelled this evening at Rosecroft.

Rainbow 6 Wager Solved for $9,364 Saturday at Laurel

Super Hi-5 Carryover of $3,229 for Sunday, Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M.
Jockeys Quinones, Davis Unhurt in 8th Race Spill

LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager was solved by one lucky bettor for a jackpot payoff of $9,364.70 to wrap up Saturday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.

Five of six horses were live to take down the jackpot entering the finale, a six-furlong maiden claiming event won by 1-2 favorite Enduring Warrior ($3) to complete the winning sequence of 7-7-2-4-2-4.

Ben’s Cat Begins Preparations for 11-Year-Old Debut

Multi-Millionaire Gelding Breezes Three Furlongs Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Grade 3-winning multi-millionaire gelding Ben’s Cat began working toward his 11-year-old debut with a three-furlong breeze Saturday at Laurel Park.
Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat was clocked in 37.40 seconds over a fast main track in the first timed work since returning late last month from his annual winter vacation.

MJC Celebration Day Stakes Draw 127 Nominations

Private Terms, Caesar’s Wish for 3-Year-Olds Top Five Stakes Worth $425,000
Inaugural Fantasy Owners Day Drawing Great Response
Long-Sleeve T-Shirt Giveaway with Program Purchase 
LAUREL, MD – Led by the $100,000 Private Terms and $100,000 Caesar’s Wish for 3-year-olds, a total of 127 horses were nominated to five stakes worth $425,000 in purses on Maryland Jockey Club Celebration Day, Saturday March 18 at Laurel Park.

Recruiting Ready Rallies to Capture Laurel Feature; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday

Apprentice Jockey Carrasco Wins Third Straight Race
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday
Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M. Beginning Sunday March 12 
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farm’s multiple graded stakes-placed colt Recruiting Ready rallied after being passed at the top of the stretch to edge clear in the final eighth of a mile for a one-length victory in Friday’s featured seventh race at Laurel Park.

Laurel Hosting MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament March 25; Berths on Line for NHC, BCBC and BIG ONE Tournaments

Berths on Line for NHC, BCBC and BIG ONE Tournaments
Guaranteed Prize Money Paid to Top 10 Finishers
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club is accepting entries for the spring session of the Champions Handicapping Tournament to be held Saturday, March 25 at Laurel Park.

El Areeb in ‘Good Form’ Following G3 Gotham Defeat; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Students On Track Initiative at Laurel Saturday Well Received
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M. Sunday March 12
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb returned early Sunday morning to Laurel Park after having his four-race win streak snapped when third as the 2-5 favorite in Saturday’s Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct.

Apprentice Carrasco Wins Back-to-Back Races in Riding Debut

Puerto Rico Native Joins Older Brother in Laurel Park Jockey Colony
Multiple Carryovers for Sunday, Jockey Katie Davis Wins Three Races
LAUREL, MD – Apprentice jockey Carlos Carrasco began his professional riding career in spectacular fashion, winning with each of his first two career mounts Saturday Laurel Park.

Trainers Lynch, Motion Featured Tonight on Maryland Horse Radio

Conditioners of Leading Kentucky Derby Contenders on Between 6-7 P.M.
LAUREL, MD – Laurel-based trainer Cal Lynch and Fair Hill-based trainer Graham Motion, both saddling favorites in key Triple Crown prep races Saturday in Florida and New York, will be guests this evening on Maryland Horse Radio.
Hosted by Maryland Jockey Club analyst and television host Stan Salter, Maryland Horse Radio can be heard on CBS Sports Radio 1300 and

El Areeb Sharp in Five-Furlong Breeze Sunday at Laurel

Video of Work, Cal Lynch Interview
Last Work for Multiple Grade 3 Winner Before G3 Gotham March 4
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb signaled his readiness for the $350,000 Gotham (G3) March 4 at Aqueduct with a sharp five-furlong breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Sunday morning.