Racing News

Construction Of New Barns Begins At Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD. 01-06-15---The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) today announced construction has begun on the building of new stalls at Laurel Park. According to the 10-year agreement signed in December 2012, a minimum of 300 stalls need to be built by the MJC’s parent company, The Stronach Group, as part of a backstretch revitalization project.

Elnaawi Swoops And Scores In Native Dancer Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-15---Shadwell Stable’s Elnaawi shipped to Laurel from Belmont Park in fighting form and took a victory lap in the 1-1/6th mile, $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes, the last of four stakes this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Star Pearl Impressive In Nellie Morse Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-15---Pearl Bloodstock, Ltd.’s Star Pearl hounded the pacesetter to the top of the lane before wresting command and drawing away to victory in the 1-1/16th mile, $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes, the third of four $100,000 stakes races Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Never Stop Looking Surprises In Fire Plug Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-15---Somraj Singh’s Never Stop Looking hadn’t won a race since last January but past performances were of little matter over the wet going in this race as he steered wide into the stretch and ran down his foes to win the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes, the second of four $100,000 stakes races Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Lady Sabelia Cruises To Victory In What A Summer Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-15---The crowd pegged Mrs. Frank Wright’s Lady Sabelia as the 1-5 favorite and she ran to expectations, winning the $100,000 What A Summer Stakes by a comfortable margin over the soggy main track at Laurel Park, the first of four $100,000 stakes races Saturday afternoon.

Eppler Saddles Three Winners Friday Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 01-02-15---Mary Eppler saddled three winners Friday afternoon at Laurel Park, visiting the winners’ circle with Lily’s Peak ($3.40-race 1), Lovable Lady ($27.20-race 4) and Lasamanamama ($7.60-race 6).

Four Stakes Races Highlight Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-01-15---Laurel Park will kick off the New Year with four $100,000 stakes races Saturday afternoon.

McCarthy & Magee Capture Year-Round Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-14---Trevor McCarthy and Kieron Magee wrapped up titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

Ghost Bay Gallops In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

LAUREL, MD. 12-27-14---The sea parted and Howard M. Bender’s Ghost Bay charged through, galloping to victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity, today’s feature at Laurel Park.

Spotted Heart Surprises In Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-26-14—Copper Penny Stables’ Spotted Heart was relentless in pursuit, swinging wide, overcoming traffic and charging home to victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the feature offering on this sunny afternoon at Laurel Park.