Racing News

Distance Game Changer for Name Changer in Richard W. Small Stakes

LAUREL, MD – For Colts Neck Stables’ Name Changer distance has been a game changer, making the Richard W. Small Stakes presented by Samsung Business an attractive target, even though the Alan Goldberg-trained 3-year-old would face older rivals in 1 1/8-mile stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing program at Laurel Park.

El Areeb Goes the Distance in $100,000 James F. Lewis III

Tequilita’s Win a Family Affair in $100,000 Smart Halo
LAUREL, MD – Testing stakes waters for the first time, M M G Stables’ El Areeb broke running and never looked back, powering to a front-running 5 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 James F. Lewis III presented by Ourisman of Bowie Saturday at Laurel Park.

Three Carryovers on Laurel’s De Francis Program Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s Fall Festival of Racing, featuring the De Francis (G3) Dash presented by Maker’s Mark, will have three carryovers.
The day kicks off with a $4,742.45 Super Hi 5 carryover in the first race, a 5 ½ furlong turf sprint featuring a full field of 12 with four on the also eligible list.
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $16,278.14 while the Pick 5 has a carryover of $3,784.02.

Well-Traveled Golden Soul Seeks First Stakes Win in $100,000 Richard Small

Ivan Fallunovalot Can Make the Grade in $250,000 De Francis Dash (G3)
Never Gone South Returns to Races in $100,000 City of Laurel
Fall Turf Festival Weekend Closes Sunday with Full Fields
LAUREL, MD – Charles Fipke homebred Golden Soul, the 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up that has raced at nine tracks from California to Dubai, will make his Maryland debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small presented by Samsung Business at Laurel Park.

El Areeb Making Stakes Debut in $100,000 James F. Lewis III

Balanced Field of Nine Set for $100,000 Smart Halo
Fall Festival of Racing Features Seven Stakes Worth $825,000 Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Fresh off his impressive maiden victory last month, M M G Stables’ highly regarded El Areeb returns to Laurel Park for his stakes debut in Saturday’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III presented by Ourisman of Bowie.

Sharp Azteca Begins Comeback in Saturday's $100,000 City of Laurel

Multiple Graded Stakes-Placed Malibu Stacy Tops $100,000 Safely Kept
Saturday's Fall Festival of Racing Features Seven Stakes Worth $825,000
LAUREL, MD – Three months after his promising career was interrupted by a freak foot injury, Gelfenstein Farm’s Grade 3-winning speedster Sharp Azteca is slated to make his return to the races in Saturday's $100,000 City of Laurel presented by Fidelity First at Laurel Park.

X Y Jet Set to Soar in $250,000 De Francis Memorial Dash (G3)

Six-Furlong Sprint Highlights Seven Stakes Worth $825,000 Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Having recovered from spring knee surgery and with a Grade 1 tightener under his belt, Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner X Y Jet continues his comeback in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) presented by Maker’s Mark Saturday at Laurel Park.

Jockey Shaffer Breaks Ribs, Collarbone; Franklin Returns; Rainbow 6 Carryover $13,000 Sunday

Rainbow 6 Carryover $13,000 Sunday
LAUREL, MD - Saturday's first race was ruled a no contest and all wagers were refunded when jockey Sarah Shaffer fell from her mount Boston Strong crossing the finish line for the first time in the 1 1/16 mile turf race. Outriders had jockeys pull their mounts up on the backstretch as Shaffer was removed from the track. 

Full Fields, Five Turf Races & Three Carryovers at Laurel Saturday

Irish War Cry Breaks Maiden Friday in 1:10.62 
LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's Saturday program will be a bettors delight with five of its nine races scheduled on the turf, a total of 118 entries, and three carryovers.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.
Laurel's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $11,678.04. The carryover on the 50-cent late Pick 5 will be $2,365.43 and the carryover of the $1 Super Hi 5 $980.

$250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Draws 35 Nominations

195 Nominees to Seven Stakes Worth $825,000 on Nov. 19 Fall Festival of Racing
LAUREL, MD – Led by the 25th running of the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), a total of 195 horses were nominated to seven stakes worth $825,000 in purses for the Fall Festival of Racing Saturday, Nov. 19 at Laurel Park.