Racing News

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Ends with Logjam for Leading Jockey, Trainer

Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5
Live Racing Returns for Laurel Park Summer Meet Starting Friday, June 9
BALTIMORE – The curtain came down on a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico with a handful of jockeys and trainers sharing top honors in their respective standings following a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Laurel to Offer $1.6 Million Summer Stakes Schedule

Six Stakes Worth $450,000 Set for Saturday, June 24
LAUREL, MD – Highlighted by a program of six stakes on Saturday, June 24, Laurel Park will offer 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses during its summer meet which opens Friday, June 9.
The 33-day summer stand, which will feature Laurel’s world-class turf course, will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 20. Racing shifts to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Aug. 25 to Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Handle Numbers Soar More Than 20 Percent During Laurel’s Winter Meet

Total Handle, In-State Handle & Export Handle All Up
Winter Carnival, Tesio and Kentucky Derby Day Show Big Increases 
Renovations, Expanding OTB Network, Horsemen Support Fuel Increases

McCarthy, Rice, Magee Claim Laurel Winter-Spring Meet Titles

Mandatory Payouts in Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6
Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday, May 11
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Trevor McCarthy, approaching his 1,000th career victory, and trainers Linda Rice and Kieron Magee were each crowned meet champions on closing day of Laurel Park’s 56-day winter-spring stand Sunday.

Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 for Sunday’s Meet Finale; $10,895 Carryover in Rainbow 6, $3,596 Carryover in Late Pick 5

$10,895 Carryover in Rainbow 6, $3,596 Carryover in Late Pick 5
Jockey Karamanos Notches Four-Win Afternoon Saturday
Rice Wins Twice to Take Lead in Trainer Standings 
LAUREL, MD – Sunday’s winter-spring meet-closing program at Laurel Park will feature carryovers and mandatory payouts in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and 50-cent Late Pick 5 wagers.
First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Ben’s Cat Back on Work Tab Thursday at Laurel

26-Time Stakes Winner Pointed to Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 19
LAUREL, MD – Working for the first time since making his 11-year-old debut April 16, multi-millionaire gelding Ben’s Cat breezed three furlongs over Laurel Park’s main track Thursday morning.
Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat went the distance in 36.40 seconds, fourth-fastest of 16 horses.

Winter-Spring Meet Training Title Going Down to Wire

McCarthy Holds Comfortable Lead in Jockey Standings
Final Weekend of Meet Begins Thursday with Rainbow 6 Carryover
World-Class Turf Course Continues to Draw Large Fields
LAUREL, MD – While Trevor McCarthy holds a comfortable lead in the Laurel Park jockey standings, three trainers are battling for top honors as the winter-spring meet heads into its final weekend on Thursday, May 4.

Watch and Wager on Kentucky Derby from Laurel Park Saturday, May 6; Live Racing, Food & Drink Specials Throughout the Day

Live Racing, Food & Drink Specials Throughout the Day
LAUREL, MD – In addition to live racing on the final weekend of its winter-spring meet, Laurel Park on Saturday, May 6 will play host to food and drink specials and give fans the opportunity to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby (G1) from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Royal Renege Returns a Winner in Laurel Feature Sunday; Four-Day Race Week Kicks Off Thursday with Rainbow 6 Carryover

Connections to Consider $100,000 The Very One for 7-Year-Old Mare
Sheldon Russell Earns First Win of Comeback
Four-Day Race Week Kicks Off Thursday with Rainbow 6 Carryover
LAUREL, MD – Ninatt Gardner’s Royal Renege, unhurried near the back of the pack in the early going, came with a steady drive on the far outside to run down leaders Daylight Ahead and Giddy Up and win Sunday’s featured second race at Laurel Park.