Racing News

Laurel Park Reschedules Stakes For Thursday

LAUREL, MD. 01-28-15---Two $100,000 stakes which could have been lost from this year’s schedule when racing was cancelled last Saturday will be brought back on Thursday’s program at Laurel Park.

The ten race card will be highlighted by the Marshua and Frank Whiteley, Jr. Stakes, which will go as races eight and nine on the program. Both are for 3-year olds.

Laurel Park Cancels Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-23-15---For the third time this week, track conditions have forced Laurel Park officials to cancel live racing. Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra announced tonight that the central Maryland track will not conduct its nine-race card on Saturday afternoon.

Laurel Park Cancels Friday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-23-15---Live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Friday, January 23 due to track conditions. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting.

Stakes For Sprinters Headline Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-22-15---Stakes restricted to 3-year-old sprinters make Saturday’s program twice as appealing, starting with the 7-furlong $100,000 Frank Whitely, Jr. Stakes, followed two races later by the 6-furlong $100,000 Marshua Stakes.

Laurel Park Cancels Monday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-19-15---Live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Monday, January 19 due to track conditions. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting.

Thorpe Wins First Professional Race

LAUREL, MD. 1-16-15---Apprentice jockey Darius Thorpe won his first professional race this afternoon and the aftermath turned into a spontaneous celebration by the Maryland racing community.

Gaudet Handicapping At Gulfstream Park This Weekend

LAUREL, MD. 01-15-15---Maryland Jockey Club racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will be handicapping at Gulfstream Park this weekend. Gulfstream Park is the sister track of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park.

Souper Lucky Super In Saturday Feature

LAUREL, MD. 01-10-15---Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Lucky rallied off the pace to take today’s $50,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park, an effort that will set up a stakes appearance on Presidents’ Day weekend.

Jockeys Tough It Out In Sub 20 Degree Temperatures To Ride Thursday's Nine-Race Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-08-15---The temperature was 15 degrees when the horses left the Laurel Park starting gate at 12:30 p.m. and reached 19 at its peak but it didn’t stop 25 jockeys from riding Thursday afternoon.

Laurel Park Modifies Winter Racing Schedule, Sunday Racing Begins February 1

LAUREL, MD. 01-07-15---The Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have modified the February and March live racing dates for the current winter meeting at Laurel Park.