Racing News

Multiple Stakes Winners Among 29 Nominees for $75,000 Alma North

Seven-Furlong Sprint Kicks Off Summer Stakes Schedule June 16
LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners Almond Roca, Indy’s Lady, Limited View and Strategic Dreams, and undefeated Mo Smart and Sower are among 29 horses nominated to the $75,000 Alma North Stakes Saturday, June 16 at Laurel Park.

Rockinn On Bye Ends Drought in Laurel Feature Saturday

Apprentice Jockey Hamilton Enjoys Four-Win Afternoon
Still Having Fun Breezes Saturday at Laurel for Woody Stephens (G2)
LAUREL, MD – Stephen R. Ferguson’s multiple graded-stakes placed gelding Rockinn On Bye snapped a 31-month losing streak with a thrilling last-to-first head victory over favored Showalter in Saturday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Special Envoy Works Friday at Fair Hill for Seasonal Debut

Multiple Stakes Winner Pointing to $75,000 Edward Evans June 23
Lynch, Boyce, Russell Post Riding Doubles on Opening Day Friday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program

Summer Racing Returns to Laurel Park Friday, June 1

Weekend Racing Continues Through Sunday, August 19
40-Day Stand Includes 13 Stakes Worth $1 Million in Purses 
LAUREL, MD – Full fields and competitive racing over its world-class turf course will once again be the focus as Laurel Park gears up to open its 40-day summer meet Friday, June 1.

Laurel Summer Stakes Program Begins Saturday, June 16

40-Day Summer Meet Runs Friday, June 1 to Sunday, Aug. 19
LAUREL, MD – A stakes program that includes 13 races worth $1 million in purses will be part of Laurel Park’s 40-day summer meet set to open Friday, June 1.

Something Awesome Works Saturday at Laurel for Pimlico Special (G3)

Miss Preakness (G3) Filly Limited View Walks After Sharp Friday Breeze
Howard Happy to be Back with Dupont (G3) Contender Song of Spring
Startwithsilver Takes Strong Dirt Form into $100,000 Skipat
BALTIMORE – Stronach Stables’ multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Something Awesome breezed six furlongs Saturday morning at Laurel Park in his final tune-up for the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Vargas, Gonzalez Claim Laurel Winter-Spring Meet Titles

Mandatory Payouts in Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6
Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday, May 10
LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Jorge Vargas Jr., riding his first full meet in Maryland, and Claudio Gonzalez, the state’s leading trainer in 2017, were each crowned meet champions on closing day of Laurel Park’s 60-day winter-spring stand Sunday.

Laurel’s Winter-Spring Jockey Title Going Down to Final Weekend

Apprentice Hamilton Leads Journeyman Vargas, 45-44, with Four Days Left
Hall of Famer Prado Four Wins Away from 7,000
Multiple Carryovers for 10-Race Program Thursday
LAUREL, MD – While Claudio Gonzalez has eliminated all suspense when it comes to the leading trainer at Laurel Park’s 2018 winter-spring meet, the race for the riding title is still very much up for grabs.

Gallanor Wins Maryland’s First Juvenile Race Sunday at Laurel

Live Racing Returns Thursday, May 3 to Open Meet-Ending Weekend
Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Wagers
LAUREL, MD – Jellicoe Creek homebred Gallanor overcame a slow start to finish fast on the outside and get her head down on the wire to spring a 15-1 upset in Maryland’s first juvenile race of the season Sunday at Laurel Park.

Happy Farm Returns a Winner in Laurel Feature Friday

Hall of Famer Prado Moves Within Five Wins of 7,000
Apprentice Hamilton Rides Two Winners to Tie for Meet Lead
Rainbow 6 Solved for $13,401 Jackpot Payoff
LAUREL, MD – Sagamore Farm’s Happy Farm, unraced since last fall, made a triumphant return to competition by putting away Grade 3-placed favorite Old Time Revival at the top of the stretch and sprinting clear to a 3 ¾-length victory in Friday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.