Racing News

80-1 Shot Lights Up The Tote Board In Friday's Third Race

LAUREL, MD. 12-05-14---Standing Point raced wide the whole way and was bothered as he battled his way down the stretch but none of that made any difference as the Point Given offspring posted an 80-1 surprise in Friday’s third race at Laurel Park.

Saturday's Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 12-04-14---Laurel Park’s popular multi-stakes Saturday programs continue this weekend with contests for handicap runners, juveniles and fillies and mares.

Eighttofasttocatch Looking For Fourth Straight Jennings Handicap Victory In Final Career Start

LAUREL, MD. 12-03-14---Eighttofasttocatch was the first horse trainer Tim Keefe bought for longtime owners Arnold and Sylvia Heft. On Saturday afternoon, the 8-year-old will make his final career start in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park, a race he has won three consecutive years.

McCarthy Running Away With Jockey Title

LAUREL, MD 11-28-14---A year after finishing fifth in the voting for outstanding apprentice rider, Trevor McCarthy has taken his game to the next level. The 20-year-old ranks seventh in North America with 240 victories and is poised to sweep the 2014 titles at all three meets at the major Maryland tracks when the Laurel Park fall stand concludes next month.

The Stronach Group Announces The Departure Of Tom Chuckas

AURORA, ON 11-26-14---The Stronach Group announced today that Tom Chuckas, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, has resigned his position with the company, effective November 30.

Laurel Park Training Title Up For Grabs

LAUREL, MD 11-20-14---The 2014 Laurel Park winter meeting ended in March with four trainers tied atop the standings. With twenty-one live racing days remaining in the current fall stand, the same thing could happen again.

Boyce Moving Tack To Fair Grounds For The Winter

LAUREL, MD 11-19-14---Forest Boyce, who has won nearly 350 races in Maryland during the last five years, will be moving her tack to Fair Grounds for the winter after receiving a call from recently retired rider Rosie Napravnik, who sat atop the jockey standings at the New Orleans track the last three years.

Zee Bros Wins De Francis Dash For Lukas At Odds Of 29-1

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Zayat Stables LLC’s Zee Bros, dismissed at odds of 29-1, proved to be the swiftest of all in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash. The De Francis Dash was the marquee race in Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park, which featured six stakes.

Stormin Monarcho Much The Best In The Richard Small Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Lawrence P. Roman’s Stormin Monarcho enjoyed a perfect trip, stalking the leaders until he was asked to go, then spurting to the lead and drawing off to win in the $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel Park.

Who's In Town Takes Command In Safely Kept Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Richard L. Golden’s Who’s In Town tipped off the rail, steered out five wide into the stretch and took command of the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for 3 year old fillies at Laurel Park.