Racing News

Broad Rule Repeats In Fire Plug Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-04-14--- Fitzhugh LLC’s Broad Rule ran down the speed and captured the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes for the second year in a row. The Fire Plug was the last of four stakes races at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Firenze Feeling Romps In Nellie Morse Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-04-14---Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC, Elkstone Group & David A. Ross’ Firenze Feeling saved ground to the far turn, angled outside and caught the frontrunner and then drew away to win the $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes, the third of four stakes races at Laurel Park today.

Gracer Gutsy In Marshua Stakes Score

LAUREL, MD. 01-04-14---Odds-on favorite Gracer survived a spirited duel and came home the clear winner of the $100,000 Marshua Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, the second of four stakes at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Germaniac Goes Gate-To-Wire In Frank Whiteley Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-04-14--- Germania Farms, Inc.’s Germaniac broke on top and stayed there the rest of the way in the seven furlong, $100,000 Frank Whiteley Stakes, the first of four stakes races on the Saturday card at Laurel Park.

Wagering Up On Live Racing For 2013 Season

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-14---The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its 2013 racing season earlier this week, posting average wagering figures on the live product at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course which were 4.1% higher than 2012. The average daily handle grew from $1.975 million to $2.057 million per day.

The year featured 145 live racing dates and 207 simulcast days.

Saturday Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 01-02-14---Since arriving in Maryland in the fall of 2007, no rider has won more races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course than Sheldon Russell. On Saturday, the 26-year-old will have mounts in three of the four $100,000 stakes on the nine-race card at Laurel.

McCarthy & McMahon Capture Year-Round Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-13---Trevor McCarthy and Hugh McMahon wrapped up titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

Joint Custody Gallops In Maryland Juvenile Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-28-13---Konrad M. Wayson’s Joint Custody overcame a stumbling start and survived a heated duel down the backstretch before galloping to victory in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship.

She’s Ordained Takes Willa On The Move Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-28-13---Ronald Ulrich’s She’s Ordained made amends for a poor break in her most recent start when she left the gate cleanly and then took the short way home in the $100,000 Willa On The Move Stakes, the co-feature this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park Serves Up Two Stakes On Saturday

LAUREL, MD. 12-26-13---Laurel Park will showcase two $100,000 stakes on Saturday, the Maryland Juvenile Championship for 2-year olds and the Willa On The Move for fillies and mares.

When entries closed for Saturday’s program, the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the sister race to the Maryland Juvenile Championship, had failed to attract a sufficient number of starters and will not be contested this year.