Racing News

John Jones Defends Title in $75,000 Jennings

My Magician Gets Up in Time in $75,000 Politely
LAUREL, MD – In a return to his multiple stakes-winning form, Matt Schera’s John Jones cruised to the lead around the far turn and powered down the stretch to a 2 1/4-length repeat victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Jennings Stakes at Laurel Park.

Diamond King Shines in $100,000 Heft Victory

Strategic Dreams Rolls $100,000 Gin Talking Triumph
LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and LC Racing’s Diamond King contested the early pace then came on again when passed by Devine Entry in mid-stretch to forge an impressive 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Heft Stakes at Laurel Park.

Multiple Carryovers to Kick Off Meet-Ending Weekend

Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday
Hamilton Father and Son Win Four of Nine Races Tuesday
LAUREL, MD – No one had all five winners in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 Tuesday, triggering a carryover of $10,245.41 when Laurel Park kicks off its fall meet-ending weekend with a nine-race program Friday, Dec. 29.

El Areeb, Recruiting Ready Lead $100,000 Dave’s Friend

Saturday’s Card Features Six Stakes Worth $550,000
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ El Areeb, who opened the year with back-to-back Grade 3 victories before being knocked from the Triple Crown trail with a knee injury, will attempt to end his sophomore season in similarly successful fashion in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park.

Six Stakes Worth $550,000 in Purses Saturday, Dec. 30

Christmastide Day Stakes Attract 161 Nominations
Grade 1 Winner Takaful, Multiple Graded Winners El Areeb, Actress Among Nominees
LAUREL, MD – A total of 161 nominations were made to six stakes worth $550,000 in purses on Christmastide Stakes Day progam, Saturday Dec. 30 at Laurel Park.

Maiden Winner is a ‘Doozy’ Friday at Laurel

Mr. Benz on Cruise Control in Allowance Feature
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Burning Daylight Farms’ It’s a Doozy made a bold sweeping move on the far turn, forged a short lead in mid-stretch and kept on to the wire to spring a 41-1 upset in Friday’s $40,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at Laurel Park.

Late Legend Ben’s Cat Wins 2017 Vox Populi Award

‘People’s Horse’ to Be Honored Jan. 20, 2018 at Santa Anita 
LAUREL, MD – Well into his lengthy career, one that lasted to the age of 11 and included 32 wins, 26 stakes wins and more than $2.6 million in earnings from 63 starts, Ben’s Cat became known as ‘The People’s Horse.’

Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers Saturday at Laurel

Fall Meet-Leading Jockey Toledo Adds Three More Winners
LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park will feature carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Father and Son Sharing Jockeys’ Room at Laurel Park

Apprentice Wes Hamilton Rode First Two Pro Winners Dec. 11
LAUREL, MD – Knowing what to expect didn’t make things any easier for Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton when his youngest son, Weston, decided he wanted to follow in dad’s footsteps and become a jockey.

Apprentice Weston Hamilton Rides First Two Pro Winners

Shares Jock’s Room with Dad, Journeyman Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton
Angel At War Stays Undefeated with Allowance Feature Victory
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing Friday, Dec. 15
LAUREL, MD – Apprentice Weston Hamilton, the youngest son of multiple graded-stakes winning journeyman Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton, picked up his first two professional wins with his only mounts of the day Monday at Laurel Park.