Racing News

Carrasco Wins Four Saturday at Laurel

Maryland-based Runners Make Mark on Belmont Weekend
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Victor Carrasco won four of Laurel Park’s 11 races Saturday afternoon.
Carrasco won aboard Mysideofthestreet ($9.40) in the fourth, with longshot Littlemissperfect ($33.60) in the fifth, Pizmo Time ($12.20) in the eighth and with Gone Away ($3.40) in the featured 10th race.

G1 Winners Dancing Rags, Yellow Agate Among Alma North Nominees

First Stakes of Laurel Summer Meet Saturday, June 17 Draws 32 Nominations
Irish War Cry Tops Maryland Horses for Saturday Stakes at Belmont Park
Watch and Wager on Belmont Stakes Saturday, Special 12:35 P.M. Post at Laurel

Laurel’s World-Class Turf Course Set for Another Summer of Racing

Consistent, Versatile Layout Attracts Top Horsemen
LAUREL, MD – Universally praised for both its consistency and versatility, Laurel Park’s world-class turf course continues to live up to its world-class reputation more than a decade after its transformation into one of the finest layouts in all of Thoroughbred racing.

Jockey Steve Hamilton Finding His Stride Again

Back as One of Maryland’s Top Riders After a Decade’s Absence
LAUREL, MD – Nearly a year since his return following a decade-long absence from riding races, journeyman jockey Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton has settled into familiar territory – in more ways than one.

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Ends with Logjam for Leading Jockey, Trainer

Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5
Live Racing Returns for Laurel Park Summer Meet Starting Friday, June 9
BALTIMORE – The curtain came down on a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico with a handful of jockeys and trainers sharing top honors in their respective standings following a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Laurel to Offer $1.6 Million Summer Stakes Schedule

Six Stakes Worth $450,000 Set for Saturday, June 24
LAUREL, MD – Highlighted by a program of six stakes on Saturday, June 24, Laurel Park will offer 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses during its summer meet which opens Friday, June 9.
The 33-day summer stand, which will feature Laurel’s world-class turf course, will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 20. Racing shifts to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Aug. 25 to Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Handle Numbers Soar More Than 20 Percent During Laurel’s Winter Meet

Total Handle, In-State Handle & Export Handle All Up
Winter Carnival, Tesio and Kentucky Derby Day Show Big Increases 
Renovations, Expanding OTB Network, Horsemen Support Fuel Increases

McCarthy, Rice, Magee Claim Laurel Winter-Spring Meet Titles

Mandatory Payouts in Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6
Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday, May 11
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, approaching his 1,000th career victory, and trainers Linda Rice and Kieron Magee were each crowned meet champions on closing day of Laurel Park’s 56-day winter-spring stand Sunday.

Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 for Sunday’s Meet Finale; $10,895 Carryover in Rainbow 6, $3,596 Carryover in Late Pick 5

$10,895 Carryover in Rainbow 6, $3,596 Carryover in Late Pick 5
Jockey Karamanos Notches Four-Win Afternoon Saturday
Rice Wins Twice to Take Lead in Trainer Standings 
LAUREL, MD – Sunday’s winter-spring meet-closing program at Laurel Park will feature carryovers and mandatory payouts in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers.
First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Ben’s Cat Back on Work Tab Thursday at Laurel

26-Time Stakes Winner Pointed to Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 19
LAUREL, MD – Working for the first time since making his 11-year-old debut April 16, multi-millionaire gelding Ben’s Cat breezed three furlongs over Laurel Park’s main track Thursday morning.
Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat went the distance in 36.40 seconds, fourth-fastest of 16 horses.