Racing News

Motion Maidens Graduate in Style Friday at Laurel; Trainer Sweeps Trio of 2-Year-Old Dirt Races

Trainer Sweeps Trio of 2-Year-Old Dirt Races
LAUREL, MD – Fair Hill-based trainer Graham Motion was on hand to watch his horses sweep all three maiden races for 2-year-olds, running first and second in two of them, on Friday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.

Trainer Martin Hopes ‘Slipper’ Fits for Win Machine Mended

Filly Riding Season-High Nine-Race Win Streak into Claiming Crown
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – It took some convincing and a cross-country trip of more than 3,000 miles, but trainer John Martin has settled on the next spot for his stable star to attempt to extend what has grown into the longest win streak by any Thoroughbred in the country this year.

Nominations Close Thursday, Nov. 30 for First December Stakes

Four Stakes for Juveniles, Older Horses Worth $375,000 Saturday, Dec. 9
LAUREL, MD – Nominations close Thursday, Nov. 30 for the first of 10 stakes to be held at Laurel Park in December.
Four stakes worth $375,000 in purses are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 as Laurel winds down the current fall meet which runs through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Multiple Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday Dec. 1

Moon Virginia Rises Late to Capture Eighth Race Feature
LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a nine-race program Friday, Dec. 1.
No one had all six winners in the Rainbow 6 Sunday, growing the jackpot carryover to $8,636.79. Tickets with five of six winners were worth $899.58.

Fanniebellefleming Proves Best in $50,000 Donna Freyer

Whirlin Curlin Springs Upset in $50,000 Christopher Elser Memorial
LAUREL, MD – Lee Christian’s Fanniebellefleming, cut back to sprinting off a disappointing effort at a mile last out, edged clear of favorite Kapalua Starlight in mid-stretch and pulled away to a 2 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $50,000 Donna Freyer Stakes at Laurel Park.

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday Program

First Race Post Time 12:30 P.M.
Trujillo Wins Two 
LAUREL, MD – Fans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with coffee, donuts, cider, apple and pumpkin pie Thursday at Laurel Park, but no single bettor was able to solve the 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager creating a $5,171.78 jackpot carryover for Friday’s 10-race program.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Stakes Winner Wise Gal Tries Dirt in $50,000 Donna Freyer

Stakes-Placed Kitchen Fire Targets $50,000 Christopher Elser Memorial
LAUREL, MD – Eric J. Wirth homebred Wise Gal, already a stakes winner on turf, will test dirt for the first time as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $50,000 Donna Freyer Stakes at Laurel Park.

Journeyman Elvis Trujillo Finding Himself at Home in Maryland

Winner of More than 2,000 Career Races Spent Summer in China
 LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Elvis Trujillo, a winner of more than 2,000 lifetime races, is making Laurel Park the latest stop in a well-traveled career that has taken him around the world.

Laurel to Host Thanksgiving Day Program Nov. 23; Food Specials, Pie Giveaway, Early First Post Time of 11:25 A.M.

Food Specials, Pie Giveaway, Early First Post Time of 11:25 A.M.    
Guys’ Day Out Set For Friday, Nov. 24 
LAUREL, MD – It’s a Maryland tradition – Thanksgiving racing with all the fixings. 

Believe in Royalty Easy Winner of Sunday Feature; Rainbow 6 Carryover $2,251 for Monday Program

Spill Forces Third Race to be Declared No Contest, Wagers Refunded
Rainbow 6 Carryover $2,251 for Monday Program
LAUREL, MD – Believe in Royalty, a $900,000 yearling facing winners for the first time, got out to an easy lead and opened up on his rivals in the stretch before hitting the wire 3 ¾ lengths in front in Sunday’s featured fifth race at Laurel Park.