Racing News

Mr Speaker Makes a Statement with Win in $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2)

 LAUREL, MD – Phipps Stable’s Mr Speaker made a statement in Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park, making it perfectly clear that he’s back in the form that made him one of two Grade 1 stakes winners in the seven-horse field.

Mr Speaker Amped Up for Saturday’s Grade 2 Commonwealth Cup

Force the Pass Brings Excellence into Grade 2 Commonwealth Derby
Cut to Order Stepping Up for Bid to Win Sixth Race in a Row
 LAUREL, MD – Phipps Stable’s Mr Speaker, who ranked among the very best 3-year-olds on turf last year, is scheduled to seek his first graded-stakes success of the 2015 season in Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park.

5K Run, Golf Tournament, Peb Celebration

All Part of Maryland Million Week
Runners to Go Through Starting Gate at Laurel to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland
Golf Tourney at Manor Hills, Named one of Top Five Renovations by Golf Magazine
The Art of Pierre Bellocq Kicks off Events Friday, Oct. 2 

Legendary Seeks Firmer Footing in Grade 2 Commonwealth Cup

Seven-Horse Field Features Grade 1 Winners Mr Speaker, Up With the Birds 
 LAUREL, MD – Trainer Niall Saville entered Legendary for Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park Wednesday, hoping to relive a moment of triumph provided by the
British import last September.

Force the Pass Seeks Rebound in Saturday’s Grade 2 Commonwealth Derby

 LAUREL, MD –Richard Santulli’s Force the Pass is on quest to reestablish himself as the premier 3-year-old turf horse in North America Saturday in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2) at Laurel Park.

Interrupted Perfect On Laurel Turf With $150,000 Lady Baltimore Triumph

Luzzi Wins First Race Since 2014 aboard Spring to the Sky
 LAUREL, MD – Pin Oak Stud’s Interrupted, trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Matthew Rispoli, rallied over a yielding turf course to win Saturday’s $150,000 Lady Baltimore at Laurel Park.

Formal Summation Rebounds In Laurel Futurity

Ruby Notion Easy Winner of Selima
 LAUREL, MD – After winning his debut easily on the main track at Gulfstream Park back in July, Formal Summation lugged out and was pulled up a month later on the turf in the Tyro at Monmouth Park.

Grade I Winners Nominated To Commonwealth Derby (G2) and Cup (G2)

Force the Pass Nominated to Derby, Mr Speaker to Cup
LAUREL, MD – Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) winner Force the Pass and Secretariat (G1) runner-up Closing Bell have been nominated to the $400,000 The Commonwealth Derby (G2), to be run Saturday, Sept. 19 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Renovating Grandstand for Fall Season & Maryland Million

New Simulcast Room, Food Court, Televisions and Mobile App
Grandstand Part of $17 Million Renovation
Front Side to be finished Before Oct. 17 Maryland Million 
 LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will open its fall meet Saturday while it continues working on renovating its grandstand with a new simulcast room, 90 additional flat-screen televisions, a Bose speaker system, new food and drink options, and an innovative app allowing fans to listen to their favorite track on their mobile device.

Laurel News & Notes: Smith Saddles Two in Selima; O’Connell, Trombetta Set for Futurity; Family Affair for Graham in Selima

Smith Saddles Two in Selima
O’Connell, Trombetta Set for Futurity
Family Affair for Graham in Selima
LAUREL, MD - Trainer Hamilton Smith will send out a pair of 2-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Selima Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on the turf Saturday in Azuma Mura and Table Jumper.