Racing News

Combat Diver Returns To Laurel For Saturday's $100,000 Private Terms

One of Four Stakes on Saturday Card

LAUREL, MD., 03/18/15 - Trainer Gary Contessa is very optimistic about the future of Combat Diver.

Contessa, who will saddle the 3-year-old son of Line of David in Saturday's $100,000 Private Term Stakes at Laurel, admits he has a game plan going into the 1 1/8-mile event.

Merryman Ready For Trip To Dubai With Valiant Boy

                                        Arabian Star Works "Perfect" at Laurel

LAUREL, MD., 03/18/15 - Along with champions such as California Chrome and Main Sequence, Valiant Boy is headed to Dubai for the $30 million World Cup on Saturday, March 28.

Maryland Jockey Club Investing $7 Million At Laurel Park

Improvements Include New Barns for 300 Horses,
150 Flat Screen Televisions & Surveillance Equipment

LAUREL, MD– The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that approximately $7 million in improvements at Laurel Park – including new barns for 300 horses and a new washroom – could be completed within the next month.

Russell Wins Four At Laurel

McCarthy Wins First Race Since Return

LAUREL, MD- Jockey Sheldon Russell, who won his 1,000th career race last weekend, rode four winners on Laurel Park's 10-race program Saturday afternoon.

Wolfendale Aims For 1,500 Wins

Maryland-based Trainer One Away from Milestone

LAUREL, MD., 03/13/15 --- Trainer Howard Wolfendale knows his 1,500th win is right around the corner. "But I'd like to put it behind me real quick," he said laughing.

The ‘King’ Still Reigns in Maryland at 81

Trainer Leatherbury on Ballot for National Racing Hall of Fame

LAUREL, MD., 03/13/15 – Though snow remains a prominent part of the landscape, there are sure signs of spring in the Maryland air. King Leatherbury is closing in on another birthday, his 82nd, at the end of March, and win machine Ben’s Cat has returned to the legendary Mid-Atlantic trainer’s barn.

Trevor McCarthy Kicks Off Comeback at Gulfstream Park

Leading Jockey Scheduled to Ride Five Saturday at Laurel

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL., 03/12/15 --- Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014, made his return to the irons with three mounts on Thursday’s card at Gulfstream Park while eying a Saturday return to Laurel.

Lam Wins Laurel Park’s Champions Handicapping Tournament

192 Players Compete, 248 Entries

LAUREL, MD., 03/08/15 – Philip Lam will compete in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) after winning Saturday’s Champions Handicapping Tournament at Laurel Park.

Jockey McCarthy Preparing Comeback This Week

Named on Mount Thursday at Gulfstream

LAUREL, MD., 03/08/15 – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, who admits his last three months have been “a bit boring” since breaking his wrist in a spill at Laurel Dec. 20, is scheduled to return to riding this week at Gulfstream Park.

Laurel Cancels Sunday Live Racing

LAUREL, MD., 03/08/15 – Laurel Park cancelled its live program Sunday, March 8 due to weather-related problems. Laurel will remain open for simulcast wagering.

Laurel is scheduled to return to live racing Thursday, March 12 with a Pick 5 carryover of $29,500 and a 12:30 p.m. first race post.