Racing News

Jockey Russell Returns To Action

LAUREL, MD., 07/31/15 – Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle Friday afternoon at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months with multiple punctures in his lungs due to broken ribs sustained in a fall April 25 at Pimlico.

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah leads Big Weekend

LAUREL, MD 07/30/2015– Laurel Park will be home to a big weekend of live and simulcast racing highlighted by American Pharoah making his first start Sunday since winning the Triple Crown.

Pick 5 & Super Hi 5 Carryovers Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD., 07/24/15 – Laurel Park will have two carryovers on its eight-race Saturday program, including a $16,859 carryover on its 50-cent Super Hi 5 in the last race.

Three Carryovers For Friday's Twilight Card

LAUREL, MD, 07/23/15 - Laurel Park's eight-race twilight program Friday will feature three carryovers, including a carryover on the Pick 5 with an industry-low 12 percent takeout.

Green Wins First Race In Maryland

LAUREL, MD., 07/18/15 - Jockey Amelia Green won her first race in Maryland when piloting the longshot D K's Brigantia to victory in Laurel's fifth race Saturday, a maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies.

Smith Plans For Arrival Of Miss Bullistic

LAUREL, MD., 07/16/15- Trainer Hamilton Smith reports that Selima Stakes winner Miss Bullistic, second in December's Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes and a winner of the Donna Freyer Stakes in November, should be returning to his barn in the next couple weeks.

Ben's Cat Back At Laurel After Parx Dash

LAUREL, MD., 07/12/15 - Local legend Ben's Cat, the popular 9-year-old gelding who has earned nearly $2.5 million, returned to Laurel Park after finishing what trainer King Leatherbury described as a "very disappointing" sixth in Saturday's $200,000 Parx Dash Handicap (G3).

Laurel News & Notes

Big Week for Sagamore Farm's De Paz
Three Carryovers On Friday's Twilight Card
Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Draws 293 Early Individual Entries


LAUREL, MD., 07/09/15 - It's been a big week for Sagamore Farm trainer Horacio De Paz. He and his wife celebrated the birth of a child earlier this week, and on Friday he will try to saddle the first winner of his career with the 3-year-old filly Ginger N Rye in Laurel's featured eighth race.

Pimlico Hosting Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Saturday, July 11

Total Prize Money More Than $17,000
To Benefit Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue & Foxie G Foundation
Vendors Row, Concessions, Raffles

BALTIMORE, MD., 07/02/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, to be held at historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, July 11, will have prize money totaling more than $17,000 with the featured class of the day the $7,500 Hillwood Stable Jumper Speed Stakes.

Laurel Cancels Friday’s Opening Day Card Due To Water Main Break

Simulcasting Available at Pimlico and Horseshoe Casino


LAUREL, MD., 07/03/15 – Laurel Park was forced to cancel its opening-day summer program Friday due to a water main break in Anne Arundel County affecting 40,000 homes and businesses.