Racing News

Lady Sabelia Takes Willa On The Move For 10th Victory

Vorticity Gritty in Marylander Win
Favored Cathryn Sophia Easy Winner in The Gin Talking
Sunday's Rainbow 6 Carryover $32,800
LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank P. Wright's Grade 2 winner Lady Sabelia added the $100,000 Willa On the Move to her resume Saturday with a 1 3/4-length score over Disco Chick while covering six furlongs in 1:10.17.

Jockey Lane Luzzi Wins First Race

LAUREL, MD - Apprentice jockey Lane Luzzi, son of veteran New York rider Mike Luzzi, won his first professional race Friday afternoon when he rode Midwest Thoroughbred's Flo's Strawberry to victory in Laurel Park's third race.
Trained by Jamie Ness, Flo's Strawberry took the lead leaving the gate in the six furlong claiming event, opened up eight lengths on the field, and won by a nose over Say a Hail Mary. Luzzi and Flo's Strawberry, a 6-year-old mare, covered the distance in 1:12.54.

De Francis Regains Grade 3 Status, Three Others Listed

Never Gone South Seeks Second Stakes Win in Marylander
Selima Runner-Up Look Who's Talking Back With Fillies

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the prestigious $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash has been upgraded to a Grade 3 race for 2016 by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Lady Sabelia Seeks 10th Career Win In Saturday's Willa On The Move

Three Carryovers on Friday's 10-Race Program

LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank Wright's Grade 2 winner Lady Sabelia, a model of consistency throughout her career, is expected to be the favorite Saturday to defend her title when she faces seven others in the $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel Park.

Showalter Wins Debut For Angelos

LAUREL, MD – Showalter, a 2-year-old named after Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and bred and owned by Orioles CEO and majority owner Peter Angelos, won his racing debut Sunday at Laurel when he led throughout to win a 5 ½-furlong race by a neck over Hennessy Fire.
Showalter, a Maryland-bred son of the Grade I winner Quality Road and out of the stakes-winning mare Lucette, also owned by Angelos, Showalter covered the distance in 1:05.32 over a muddy and sealed track.

Three Carryovers At Laurel On Thanksgiving Day

$19,000 Super Hi 5 Carryover in First Race
$13,000 Rainbow 6 Carryover
$1,900 Pick 5 Carryover
Special 11:05 A.M. First Race Post
Dutch Country Pie with Program Purchase, Thanksgiving Buffet          

Hundreds Attend Town Hall Meeting At Laurel; Vision of Maryland Racing Discussed

Vision of Maryland Racing Discussed 
LAUREL, MD - Nearly 400 industry leaders, horsemen, government officials and fans attended a Town Hall meeting Friday evening at Laurel Park to discuss the future of Maryland racing and the vision of The Stronach Group, owners of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Fillies and Mares highlight this Saturday’s Feature at Laurel Park

Awesome Speed Earns 89 Beyer in James F. Lewis III Stakes
Laurel Winner Memories of Winter In Delta Jackpot (G3)
Racing and Pies on Thanksgiving Day
LAUREL, MD –A field of 10 fillies and mares, led by Classy Coco and Eddy Gourmet, highlight a 10-race program when Laurel Park resumes racing Saturday afternoon with a first race post of 12:25 p.m.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Jockey Club Town Hall Meeting

Maryland Jockey Club Town Hall Meeting
Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
Laurel Park
Carriage Room
198 & Laurel Race Track Rd
Laurel, MD 20724                 

Laurel Offers $1.95 Million Winter Stakes Schedule

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 13
$250,000 General George (G3) Feb. 15
Tesio ‘Win & You’re In’ for Preakness 
Weber City Miss ‘Win & You’re In’ for Black-Eyed Susan