Racing News

Stakes For Sprinters Headline Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-22-15---Stakes restricted to 3-year-old sprinters make Saturday’s program twice as appealing, starting with the 7-furlong $100,000 Frank Whitely, Jr. Stakes, followed two races later by the 6-furlong $100,000 Marshua Stakes.

Laurel Park Cancels Monday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-19-15---Live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Monday, January 19 due to track conditions. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting.

Thorpe Wins First Professional Race

LAUREL, MD. 1-16-15---Apprentice jockey Darius Thorpe won his first professional race this afternoon and the aftermath turned into a spontaneous celebration by the Maryland racing community.

Gaudet Handicapping At Gulfstream Park This Weekend

LAUREL, MD. 01-15-15---Maryland Jockey Club racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will be handicapping at Gulfstream Park this weekend. Gulfstream Park is the sister track of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park.

Souper Lucky Super In Saturday Feature

LAUREL, MD. 01-10-15---Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Lucky rallied off the pace to take today’s $50,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park, an effort that will set up a stakes appearance on Presidents’ Day weekend.

Jockeys Tough It Out In Sub 20 Degree Temperatures To Ride Thursday's Nine-Race Card

LAUREL, MD. 01-08-15---The temperature was 15 degrees when the horses left the Laurel Park starting gate at 12:30 p.m. and reached 19 at its peak but it didn’t stop 25 jockeys from riding Thursday afternoon.

Laurel Park Modifies Winter Racing Schedule, Sunday Racing Begins February 1

LAUREL, MD. 01-07-15---The Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have modified the February and March live racing dates for the current winter meeting at Laurel Park.

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.