Racing News

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Reaches $32,361 for Sunday

Nine-Race Program Begins at 1:10 P.M. with Super Hi-5 Carryover

LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Saturday at Laurel Park, pushing the jackpot carryover to $32,361.75 for Sunday’s nine-race program.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

A total of $12,770 was bet into the popular multi-race wager Saturday, which began with a carryover of $28,275.35 from Friday’s program. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $2,043.18.

Stronach 5 Returns $7,182 for 23 Bettors

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, returned $7,182.50 each to 23 bettors.

Leading Trainer Gonzalez Runs Win Streak to Seven with Three-Win Day

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Swells to $28,275 for Saturday
Saturday Carryovers in Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5

LAUREL, MD – Winter meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez continued his recent hot streak by sending out three winners Friday at Laurel Park, pushing his personal win streak to seven consecutive races.

Maryland Loses Longtime Trainer William ‘Wolf’ Wolfendale III

Winner of Nearly 1,700 Career Races Passed Away March 18 at Age 74

LAUREL, MD –William H. ‘Wolf’ Wolfendale III, a winner of nearly 1,700 races in a training career that dated back to the mid-1960s and was spent primarily in Maryland, died Monday, March 18 at home. He was 74.

Leatherbury Ready to Embark on 60th Season as Trainer

Rainbow 6 Carryover Sits at $24,420 for Friday, March 22
Live Racing Returns with Nine-Race Program and 1:10 P.M. Post

LAUREL, MD – Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury has welcomed back a small string of horses to his barn at Laurel Park in preparation for his 60th season as a Thoroughbred trainer.

Meet-Leading Trainer Gonzalez Registers Four-Win Day

Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $24,420 for Friday, March 22
Live Racing Returns with Nine-Race Program and 1:10 P.M. Post

LAUREL, MD – Joseph Besecker’s Nyx Warrior ($16.80) came with a steady rally on the far outside to edge Moon Virginia at the wire in Sunday’s fifth race and complete a perfect afternoon for Laurel Park’s winter meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez.

Alex Bertram Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $5,640 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

LAUREL, MD – Alex Bertram of Kingsville, Md. finished with a balance of $4,067 to edge Mark Sapperstein and capture the spring session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday, March 16 at Laurel Park.

Total Handle Up 18 Percent on Tesio Preview Day

Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover $21,000
First Post 1:10 P.M. for Nine-Race St. Patrick’s Day Program

LAUREL, MD – Total handle on Laure Park’s Tesio Preview Day Saturday was up 18 percent over last year while in-state wagering was up 11.4 percent.

Total handle on the 11-race program was $3.866 million. Saturday’s program, which featured five stakes races, was highlighted by Alwaysmining winning the $100,000 Private Terms and Las Setas winning the $100,000 Beyond The Wire.

Cordmaker Stretches Out to Win $100,000 Harrison Johnson

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker, stretching out around two turns for the first time in his 11th career start, took a short lead at the top of the stretch and turned back favored Unbridled Juan through the lane for a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park.

Alwaysmining Aces Two-Turn Test in $100,000 Private Terms

Sophomore Extends Win Streak to Five Races, Four in Stakes

LAUREL, MD – For a horse that never been two turns before, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining made it look easy in extending his win streak to five races, the last four in stakes, with a front-running 6 ¾-length romp in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.