Racing News

Candida H. Drives to Victory in Conniver

Pimentel Wins Two on Birthday
McCarthy Wins Three More
LAUREL, MD - Candida H., a 4-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, drove past the stakes-winner Brenda's Way down the stretch Saturday to win the $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park.
Trained by Michael Trombetta, Candida H. was ridden to victory by Julian Pimentel, who was celebrating his 35th birthday Saturday. Candida H. covered the seven furlongs in 1:24.05.

Laurel To Host Champions Tournament Saturday, March 12; Earn One of Four Berths in NHC, BCBC and The Big One Tournaments

Earn One of Four Berths in NHC, BCBC and The Big One Tournaments
More than $30,000 in Prizes
Choose Your Tournament
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club's Champions Tournament, with more than $30,000 in prize money and berths to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and The Big One, will be held Saturday, March 12 at Laurel Park.

Brenda's Way Meets Eight In Saturday's Conniver at Laurel

Friday's Super Hi 5 Carryover $16,000
LAUREL, MD– Big Bertha Stable’s hard-knocking mare Brenda’s Way, second last time out in the Nellie Morse, will be one of the favorites Saturday when she meets eight others in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park.

Laurel, Pimlico Open for Simulcasting Monday, Live Racing Cancelled

Entries Taken Monday for Friday and Saturday
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that live racing has been cancelled Monday, but that both Laurel and Pimlico will be open for simulcast wagering.
Management has also informed horsemen that Laurel will be open for training Monday morning.

Laurel Cancels Remainder of Friday Card; Braces for Weekend Storm

Braces for Weekend Storm
Super Hi 5 carryover Monday of $16,096.23
LAUREL, MD - With blizzard conditions fast approaching, Laurel Park cancelled its Friday program after the fifth race for the safety of its customers, employees, jockeys, horses and horsemen.
Laurel announced the cancellation of its Saturday and Sunday programs Thursday and announced both Laurel and Pimlico would be closed for simulcasting Saturday.

Laurel To Run Friday, Cancels Saturday And Sunday

LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park announced today it will go ahead with its scheduled Friday afternoon program but has cancelled live racing for both Saturday and Sunday due to an impending winter storm.
Laurel and Pimlico will be closed for simulcasting Saturday but they are tentatively scheduled to open for simulcast wagering Sunday.
A weather system approaching the Baltimore-Washington area is expected to produce snow and blizzard conditions beginning late Friday.

Laurel's Winter Carnival Set for Feb. 13-15

Barbara Fritchie (G2) and General George (G3) Featured Races
Ice Carvings throughout the Track, Special Buffets
Ice Bar and Ice Wall with More than $2,500 in Prizes
Drawings for Flat Screen TV, Betting Voucher and Brewing System

Never Gone South Makes It Look Easy In Whiteley

Karen's Silk Drives to Victory in The Marshua
Sonny Inspired Upset Winner of Fire Plug
LAUREL, MD - After two tough beats in the Marylander Stakes and James F Lewis Stakes in his last two starts, M M G Racing Stable's Never Gone South returned to the winner's circle in a big way Saturday afternoon with a 7 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park.

Pletcher Ships Two to Laurel for Saturday's The Marshua

LAUREL, MD - Trainer Todd Pletcher, a finalist to win his eighth Eclipse Award as Outstanding Trainer at Saturday evening's 45th annual Eclipse Awards Dinner, has entered two 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $75,000 The Marshua at Laurel Park.

The 6-furlong Marshua is one of three $75,000 stakes races scheduled Saturday afternoon at Laurel. First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Juarez Rides Six Winners Monday at Laurel

Three Trained by Hugh McMahon
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Nik Juarez wishes every day could be Monday.
The Maryland native found himself in the winner’s circle six times during Monday’s nine-race program, capping his incredible afternoon off with a victory aboard Escrow Kid ($3.40) in the ninth race.