Racing News

Watch and Wager on Kentucky Derby from Laurel Park Saturday, May 6; Live Racing, Food & Drink Specials Throughout the Day

Live Racing, Food & Drink Specials Throughout the Day
LAUREL, MD – In addition to live racing on the final weekend of its winter-spring meet, Laurel Park on Saturday, May 6 will play host to food and drink specials and give fans the opportunity to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby (G1) from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Royal Renege Returns a Winner in Laurel Feature Sunday; Four-Day Race Week Kicks Off Thursday with Rainbow 6 Carryover

Connections to Consider $100,000 The Very One for 7-Year-Old Mare
Sheldon Russell Earns First Win of Comeback
Four-Day Race Week Kicks Off Thursday with Rainbow 6 Carryover
LAUREL, MD – Ninatt Gardner’s Royal Renege, unhurried near the back of the pack in the early going, came with a steady drive on the far outside to run down leaders Daylight Ahead and Giddy Up and win Sunday’s featured second race at Laurel Park.

Irish War Cry ‘Perfect’ in Lone Pre-Derby Breeze Sunday at Fair Hill

Maryland-Based Multiple G2 Winner Heads to Kentucky Monday
LAUREL, MD – Calling it ‘perfect,’ trainer Graham Motion gave multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry his only work before the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1) on Sunday at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.

Contrarity Captures First Juvenile Race of Season Saturday

Shimmering Aspen May Be Stakes-Bound After Impressive Win 
McFarlane Registers First Training Victory Friday
LAUREL, MD – Danny Limongelli’s Contrarity, making her career debut, broke running and led all the way for a front-running half-length victory in the first juvenile race of the season Saturday at Laurel Park.

Racing Moves to Four-Day Week Starting Thursday May 4; Winter-Spring Meet Ends May 7 Before Racing Shifts to Pimlico

Winter-Spring Meet Ends May 7 Before Racing Shifts to Pimlico
LAUREL, MD – Live racing in Maryland moves to four days a week beginning Thursday, May 4 at Laurel Park.

Trainer Rice Making Most of Opportunities at Laurel

Winning at 51 Percent Clip Puts Her in Contention for Meet Title
Success Leads Her to Establish 12-Horse Local String 

Laurel Park Taking Part in PDJF Fundraiser May 6

Third Consecutive Year for Derby Day Silent Auction
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park is proud to once again be among 24 racetracks across the country taking part in the third annual Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser to be held Saturday, May 6.

Frank Stronach Endorses Horse Racing Integrity Act

Aurora, Ontario-April 26, 2017

I, Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group, am pleased to support the Horse Racing Integrity Act, sponsored by Congressman Andy Barr and Congressman Paul Tonko.

Under the legislation, USADA should work together with state regulators and members of the horse racing industry to achieve the highest integrity at a reasonable cost.

Downtown Mama Scores Maiden Win Sunday at Laurel

3-Year-Old Filly Gives Trainer Rice 21st Meet Victory
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers For Friday
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Linda Rice continued her hot hand at Laurel Park’s winter-spring meet when Lady Sheila Stable’s Downtown Mama rolled to a three-quarter length maiden victory in her career debut Sunday.