Racing News

Heaven’s Runway Surges Late in $100,000 Dave’s Friend

High Ridge Road Springs Upset in $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go
John Jones Returns a Winner in $75,000 Jennings
LAUREL, MD – A year after being beaten as the favorite in the $100,000 Dave’s Friend, Heaven’s Runway made a triumphant return to Maryland by wearing down top choice Chief Lion through the stretch and edging past for a half-length victory Saturday at Laurel Park. 

McCarthy, Magee Capture Maryland Year-End Titles

MCA Racing, Schera Share Top Owner Honors
LAUREL, MD – The 2016 calendar year ended with some familiar names at the top of the standings on the Maryland circuit, as jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his second leading rider title in three years and Kieron Magee finished with his third consecutive title as leading trainer.

Laurel Offers Special Nine-Race Monday Program

LAUREL, MD -  Laurel Park, which kicked off its 56-day winter-spring meet Sunday, Jan. 1, will host a special nine-race program Monday, Jan. 2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. 
The feature comes in Race 7, a $40,000 event for 3-year-old maidens going six furlongs. Sagamore Farm's Maryland Pride, trained by Horacio DePaz, will be making his first start since finishing fourth in his debut Nov. 11 at Laurel.
Live racing returns to Laurel Saturday, Jan. 7.

Irish War Cry Gutsy Nose Winner of $100,000 Marylander

Ms Locust Point Goes the Distance in $100,000 Gin Talking
LAUREL, MD – Isabelle de Tomaso’s New Jersey homebred Irish War Cry put away chief rival Undulated early and held off a determined stretch bid from O Dionysus to capture the $100,000 Marylander by a nose Saturday at Laurel Park.

Leading Trainer Eppler ‘Has Come a Long Way'

Baltimore Native Makes History Clinching Laurel Park Title Friday
LAUREL, MD – Long before she became the Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary for the Maryland Jockey Club, Georganne Hale first met trainer Mary Eppler when they both worked on the backstretch at the Timonium Fairgrounds.
“I remember when Mary rode her own horse in a race,” Hale said. “Mary has come a long way.”

Mandatory Payouts for Saturday’s Closing Day Program

Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Multi-Race Wagers
LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Laurel Park, creating a jackpot carryover of $12,573.04 for Saturday’s nine-race program that concludes the 52-day fall meet.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Jockey Toledo Poised to Claim Second Straight Laurel Title

Second Straight Meet Championship for Rising Star in Maryland
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Jevian Toledo’s progression as one of Maryland’s elite riders will be recognized again this weekend when he is formally crowned with his second straight meet title at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park Wraps Up Fall Meet With Mandatory Payouts

Multiple Carryovers For Return of Live Racing Friday
Karamanos Rides Three Winners on Special Monday Program
LAUREL, MD – There will be mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers when Laurel Park concludes its 52-day fall meet on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Laurel Park’s New Year’s Eve Stakes Draw 132 Nominations

Graded Stakes Winners Stallwalkin’ Dude, By the Moon, Hot City Girl Among Nominees
LAUREL, MD – A total of 132 horses were nominated to five stakes worth $475,000 in purses that help comprise the New Year’s Eve program that wraps up the 52-day fall meet at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Laurel Park Only Place to Play Christmas Eve

Only Live Card in North America
Two Carryovers Saturday
Special Monday Program Dec. 26
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will be the only game in town Christmas Eve.
Actually, the only game in North America.
Laurel Park will serve up a special live nine-race program on Christmas Eve. It is the only live card in North America.
First race post time is noon.