Racing News

Preakness Champion American Pharoah Meets Beholder In Saturday's Breeders' Cup; Breeders' Cup Buffet in Laurel Park Terrace; Doors Open Saturday at 10:15; 19 Nominated for Saturday's Laurel Turf Cup

Breeders' Cup Buffet in Laurel Park Terrace
Doors Open Saturday at 10:15 
19 Nominated for Saturday's Laurel Turf Cup
LAUREL, MD - Preakness and Triple Crown champion American Pharoah and several other Maryland winners are set to go to post Friday and Saturday in the 32nd Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.
Along with the simulcasts of the 13 Breeders' Cup races, there will also be live racing at

Baltimore Off-Track Betting Facility Exceeds Expectations

More OTBs Planned in Timonium, Boonsboro
Total Handle Up $53 Million on Maryland Racing 
 LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today its off-track betting facility at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore has handled more than $5 million in less than six months.

Live Racing Resumes At Laurel With Huge Fields

126 Horses Entered Friday, 162 Saturday 
 LAUREL, MD - A week after nearly 20,000 people attended the 30th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million, Laurel Park resumes live racing Friday with big fields awaiting bettors on Friday and Saturday.

Maryland Million’s Big Day at Laurel Park Sparks Optimism for Future; Ben’s Cat, King Leatherbury Rebounding from ‘Agony of Defeat’

Ben’s Cat, King Leatherbury Rebounding from ‘Agony of Defeat’           
LAUREL, MD – The 30th anniversary of the Jim McKay Maryland Million was celebrated at Laurel Park Saturday with heated stakes competition on the racetrack, significant wagering increases at the mutuel windows and an enthusiastic assemblage of fans enjoying the features of an extensively renovated facility.

Phlash Phelps Fights Back to Capture $125,000 Maryland Million Turf

 LAUREL, MD -- Phlash Phelps almost pranced into the winner's circle at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon after his victory in the $125,000 John Deere Maryland Million Turf. Despite having to dig in down the stretch of the one-mile race to put away Roadhog, a two-time Turf winner, Phlash didn't break a sweat.

Handle Up 37 Percent On Maryland Million Day

 LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s 30th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million – featuring full, competitive fields and an extensively renovated facility – generated an increase in handle of 37 percent and an increase in attendance of 17 percent.

Admirals War Chest Takes Command in $150,000 Maryland Million Classic

 LAUREL, MD – Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding’s Admirals War Chest took early command over his nine rivals and continued on to notch a front-running victory in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park. 

Monster Sleeping Scary-Good in Maryland Million Ladies

Capuano Sets Record for Wins, Lionhearted Lady Wins Distaff

Corvus, Lexington Street Win Maryland Million Juvenile

 LAUREL, MD - The 30th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day was one of many upsets, but maybe none was more unexpected than Corvus’ wire-to-wire victory in the $100,000 Nursery for 2-year-old colts.

Jack’s in the Deck Pulls Off Upset in Maryland Million Sprint

Favored Ben’s Cat Nosed Out in Return to Main Track
 LAUREL, MD – Ben’s Cat rounded the turn into the homestretch, poised to make yet another winning stretch drive in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park.