Racing News

Trainer Merryman Wins First Career Race Sunday at Laurel

20-Cent Rainbow 6 Solved for $17,106 Jackpot Payout
LAUREL, MD – Deal Driven, running second time off the claim, sprinted to a front-running 2 ¼-length win in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park to give Mike Merryman his first career training victory.

Champion Jockey Toledo Sidelined with Fractured Vertebrae

Maryland’s Leading Rider in 2017 Injured in Sunday Training Spill
LAUREL, MD – Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park.

Multiple Graded Winner Awesome Banner Ends Drought in $100,000 Fire Plug

Laurel-Loving Ms Locust Point Cruises in $100,000 What a Summer
LAUREL, MD – Jacks Or Better Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Awesome Banner, winless in 12 starts competing against some of the country’s top sprinters, returned to the winner’s circle with a hard-fought half-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug at Laurel Park.

Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $10,290 for Sunday Program

12:30 P.M. Post Time for Nine-Race Card
LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Saturday at Laurel Park, growing the jackpot carryover to $10,290.05 for Sunday’s nine-race program.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Restrictions in Place at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has placed some restrictions on shipping in-and-out of Laurel Park.

Two Stakes, Three Carryovers Highlight Laurel Saturday

$100,000 Fire Plug, $100,000 What a Summer Top Nine-Race Card
LAUREL, MD – In addition to a pair of competitive $100,000 stakes, bettors will be greeted with a trio of carryovers for Saturday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved on Friday, growing the jackpot carryover to $7,718.75. Tickets with four of six winners were worth $130.40.

Graded Winners Awesome Banner, Favorite Tale Head $100,000 Fire Plug

Undefeated Angel At War Makes Stakes Debut in $100,000 What a Summer
LAUREL, MD – Multiple graded-stakes winning homebreds Awesome Banner and millionaire Favorite Tale will have their 10 rivals surrounded when they load in the gate for Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug at Laurel Park.

Ghoul’s Night Out Sharp Maiden Winner Monday at Laurel

Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing Friday, Jan. 19
LAUREL, MD – Ghoul’s Night Out, a chestnut daughter of Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, broke her maiden in her 4-year-old debut with an impressive 2 ¼-length triumph on Monday’s special Martin Luther King Jr. holiday program at Laurel Park.

Dictate Cool Scores Debut Victory Saturday at Laurel

Eastern Bay Captures Entry-Level Allowance
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Sunday’s Card
Special Nine-Race Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program Monday, Jan. 15
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farm’s Dictate Cool, a homebred daughter of Hall of Famer Curlin, overcame some crowding at the start and her own greenness to rally for a 1 ¼-length debut victory Saturday at Laurel Park.

Favorite Tale Springs Mild Upset in $100,000 Dave’s Friend

Bishop’s Pond Goes the Distance in $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go
Live Racing Returns with Nine-Race Program Friday, Jan. 12
LAUREL, MD – PJG Stable’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Favorite Tale, making just his third start in 22 months, became racing’s newest millionaire with a hard-fought 1 ¼-length victory over Struth in Monday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park.