Racing News

Apprentice Whisman Applying Horsemanship to Thoroughbreds

Leading Eventer Turned Promising Jockey Finding Success in Maryland

LAUREL, MD – People, like horses, can stray from their pedigree. In much the same way a horse bred for turf excels on the dirt, or vice versa, Laurel Park-based apprentice jockey Avery Whisman is gradually proving his success in showing horses can translate to riding Thoroughbreds.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Wraps Up with Two on the Turf

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Free Past Performances, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will feature races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park Friday afternoon with the last two legs on the turf.

Claudio Gonzalez Heating Up at Laurel Summer Meet

The Magical One Gives Leading Trainer Seventh Win in Four Days
Triple Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Thursday, Aug. 1

LAUREL, MD – Even-money favorite The Magical One powered to an eight-length victory in his career debut Sunday at Laurel Park, putting an exclamation point on a torrid weekend for summer meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez.

Filly Displays Heart to Remain Unbeaten Saturday at Laurel

Gifted Heart Beats the Boys in Juvenile Feature
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for 11-Race Card Sunday

LAUREL, MD – Gifted Heart, the lone filly in a field of six juveniles – all of them coming off wins – forged a short lead after a quarter-mile and held it all the way to the wire, withstanding a furious late run from favored shipper Mischevious Alex to remain unbeaten Saturday at Laurel Park.

The Stronach 5 Rewards 43 Winners with $2,764

LAUREL, MD – Despite the longest shot paying $10.80, the Stronach 5 still rewarded 43 bettors each with $2,746.20 Friday evening.   

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, free past performances and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, started with three consecutive races from Laurel Park with the longest price being $6.60. The last two legs of the Stronach 5 – both from Gulfstream Park – produced winners that returned $10.80 (Gossip Isle) and $7.20 (All D’ Hype).

Stakes Winner Majestic Reason Scores in Laurel Friday Feature

Jenn’s the Boss Graduates with Front-Running Effort in Second Start
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s stakes winner Majestic Reason, making just her second start of the year and first since mid-May, powered to a 3 ¾-length triumph over seven-time winner Lady by Choice Friday at Laurel Park.

Old Time Revival Rediscovers Stakes Form in Thursday Feature

Laurel’s Leiva Flores Prevails in FEGENTRI Race for Amateur Riders
Friday’s Card Includes Rainbow 6 & Super Hi-5 Carryovers, Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – Jacks or Better Farm’s graded-stakes placed homebred Old Time Revival, winless in five tries since a victory in the Challedon last fall, rediscovered his stakes-winning form with a front-running 4 ¼-length triumph in Thursday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Healthy Jockey Alex Cintron Riding High Again

Laurel-Based Journeyman Enjoying Recent Success

LAUREL, MD – He won’t turn 32 until July 31, but Laurel Park-based journeyman rider Alex Cintron has been celebrating for past few weeks with one of the most memorable stretches of his 12-year career.

Three Races from Laurel Kick-Off Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool  
All-Star Tickets, Free Past Performances, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, including three on the turf, along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Thursday Marks Sophomore Debut for Stakes Winner Scrap Copper

American Pharoah Filly Entered to Make Career Debut Friday
Live Racing Returns Thursday with 10 Races, Rainbow 6 Carryover
Laurel Park to Host Rosé on the Rail Event Saturday, July 28

LAUREL, MD – His connections are hoping their patience pays off for Kathleen Willier’s stakes-winning juvenile Scrap Copper, entered to make his eagerly awaited 3-year-old debut in Thursday’s eighth race at Laurel Park.