Racing News

Trainer King Leatherbury Gets Win No. 6,500 Saturday at Laurel

Hall of Fame Horseman Best Known for Mid-Atlantic Legend Ben’s Cat
LAUREL, MD – Happy Lantern lit up the toteboard at odds of 16-1 to give Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury his 6,500th career victory Saturday to kick off Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park.

Laurel’s ‘Class on the Grass’ Program Attracts 111 Nominations

Six Stakes, Four on Turf, Worth $650,000 in Purses Saturday, Sept. 29
Six Graded Winners Among 15 Noms for $200,000 BWI Turf Cup (G3)
Fifteen Nominated to Inaugural $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby for 3-Year-Olds 

Altamura Has Sights Set on Stakes Sweep in $75,000 Oakley

First of Four Turf Stakes on Sunday’s Commonwealth Day Program
LAUREL, MD – Susan Moulton’s Altamura, having already captured the first two legs in Laurel Park’s series for Virginia-bred/sired horses, looks to make it a clean sweep while extending her win streak to four in Sunday’s $75,000 Oakley Stakes.

Elsa Seeks Stakes Success in $100,000 Selima

Smith Stablemates Square Off in $100,000 Laurel Futurity
Two of Six Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing Program
LAUREL, MD – A dominant winner over the course in her debut two months ago, Godolphin homebred Elsa returns as the horse to beat as she seeks her first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Selima at Laurel Park.

Smiling Causeway Back with Fillies in Sensible Lady Turf Dash

Top Two Finishers Renew Rivalry in $100,000 Laurel Dash
Turf Sprints Mark Divisional Finals in Revived MATCH Series 
LAUREL, MD – Audley Farm Stable’s multiple stakes winner Smiling Causeway, exiting a rare off-the-board finish in her first try against males, returns to face her own kind where she won for the very first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensible Lady Turf Dash Saturday at Laurel Park.

Connections Hope to Make Another ‘Impression’ in $150K All Along

G3 Winners Renown, Scuba Tangle in $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup
Total of Six Grass Stakes on Tap for Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

Switzerland, Always Sunshine Top Wide Open De Francis Dash

$250,000 Six-Furlong Sprint One of Seven Stakes Worth $900,000 Sept. 22
LAUREL, MD – Switzerland and Always Sunshine, whose lone graded-stakes success each came in the same Maryland race two years apart, and a trio of multiple stakes winners are among nine older sprinters entered in a wide-open edition of the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park.

Change of Equipment Makes the Difference for Papa Zulu Sunday

Leading Trainer Gonzalez Registers 500th Career Victory
Live Racing Returns with 10-Race Card Friday, Sept. 21

Keep Your Distance Goes the Distance in Saturday Feature

4-Year-Old Filly Earns 10th Career Victory, Sixth with Jockey Vargas
John Jones, Bonus Points, Twocubanbrothersu Tangle in Sunday’s Main Event
LAUREL, MD – Off the board following a rough trip in her third career stakes try last time out, Super C Racing Inc.’s Keep Your Distance rebounded with a professional gate-to-wire victory in Saturday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Jockey Katie Davis Ends Layoff with Hard-Fought Victory Friday

Telling Warrior Gives Ex-Jockey Cortez First Win as Trainer
G3-Placed Congrats Gal Romps by 14 in Return to Allowance Company