Racing News

Afleet Willy Aims for Fourth Stakes Win on Winter Carnival Day

Gonzalez Claim a Keeper, Preparing for John B. Campbell
Saturday Program Features Six Stakes Including Fritchie (G2) and General George (G3)

Laurel’s Winter Carnival Stakes Attract 176 Nominations

G1 Winner Union Strike Among 30 Nominated to $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)
$250,000 General George (G3) Noms Include G1 Winners Mind Your Biscuits, Takaful
Total of Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $950,000 in Purses Saturday Feb. 17
LAUREL, MD – Ruis Racing’s Grade 1 winner Union Strike and three horses from defending champion trainer Linda Rice are among 30 older fillies and mares nominated to the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 17 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Final Six Races Friday Due to High Winds

Saturday’s Nine-Race Program Begins at 12:30 P.M.
LAUREL, MD – High winds forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel the final six races of Friday’s card at Laurel Park.
Management made the decision to cancel prior to the fourth race, which marked the start of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 sequence. The popular multi-race wager will have a jackpot carryover of $2,045 for Saturday. 

Still Having Fun Finds Stakes Success in $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr.

Limited View Bounces Back to Capture $100,000 Marshua
Afleet Willy Goes the Distance in $100,000 Native Dancer
In the Navy Now Springs Upset in $100,000 Nellie Morse
LAUREL, MD – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun came charging down the stretch along the inside to snatch the lead from favored Wentz and go on to his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. at Laurel Park.

Multiple Stakes Winner John Jones Returns in $100,000 Native Dancer

Julerette Looks to Extend Streak in $100,000 Nellie Morse
LAUREL, MD – Matt Schera’s John Jones, back his multiple stakes-winning form to end an abbreviated 2017 campaign, will attempt to carry that momentum into the new year in Saturday’s $100,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park.

Connections Hope for ‘Fun’ in $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr.

Limited View, Enrage Meet Up Again in $100,000 Marshua
LAUREL, MD – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s promising colt Still Having Fun will make just his third career start and first as a 3-year-old Saturday at Laurel Park, taking a second straight shot at stakes company in the $100,000 Frank J. Whiteley Jr.

Injured Jockey Toledo Hopeful of Return to Riding Next Month

Maryland’s Leading Rider Released from Hospital Sunday Night
LAUREL, MD – Jevian Toledo, Maryland’s leading rider of 2017, is hopeful of returning to action late next month after being injured in a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park.

Trainer Merryman Wins First Career Race Sunday at Laurel

20-Cent Rainbow 6 Solved for $17,106 Jackpot Payout
LAUREL, MD – Deal Driven, running second time off the claim, sprinted to a front-running 2 ¼-length win in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park to give Mike Merryman his first career training victory.

Champion Jockey Toledo Sidelined with Fractured Vertebrae

Maryland’s Leading Rider in 2017 Injured in Sunday Training Spill
LAUREL, MD – Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park.

Multiple Graded Winner Awesome Banner Ends Drought in $100,000 Fire Plug

Laurel-Loving Ms Locust Point Cruises in $100,000 What a Summer
LAUREL, MD – Jacks Or Better Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Awesome Banner, winless in 12 starts competing against some of the country’s top sprinters, returned to the winner’s circle with a hard-fought half-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug at Laurel Park.