Racing News

The Stronach Group Announces The Departure Of Tom Chuckas

AURORA, ON 11-26-14---The Stronach Group announced today that Tom Chuckas, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, has resigned his position with the company, effective November 30.

Laurel Park Training Title Up For Grabs

LAUREL, MD 11-20-14---The 2014 Laurel Park winter meeting ended in March with four trainers tied atop the standings. With twenty-one live racing days remaining in the current fall stand, the same thing could happen again.

Boyce Moving Tack To Fair Grounds For The Winter

LAUREL, MD 11-19-14---Forest Boyce, who has won nearly 350 races in Maryland during the last five years, will be moving her tack to Fair Grounds for the winter after receiving a call from recently retired rider Rosie Napravnik, who sat atop the jockey standings at the New Orleans track the last three years.

Zee Bros Wins De Francis Dash For Lukas At Odds Of 29-1

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Zayat Stables LLC’s Zee Bros, dismissed at odds of 29-1, proved to be the swiftest of all in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash. The De Francis Dash was the marquee race in Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park, which featured six stakes.

Stormin Monarcho Much The Best In The Richard Small Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Lawrence P. Roman’s Stormin Monarcho enjoyed a perfect trip, stalking the leaders until he was asked to go, then spurting to the lead and drawing off to win in the $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel Park.

Who's In Town Takes Command In Safely Kept Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Richard L. Golden’s Who’s In Town tipped off the rail, steered out five wide into the stretch and took command of the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for 3 year old fillies at Laurel Park.

Griff Rallies To Take City Of Laurel Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Last down the backstretch and moving through traffic to the top of the lane, Sea Gull Associates Griff steered out to the middle of the course and got up to take the $100,000 City Of Laurel Stakes for 3 year-olds.

Cinco Charlie Impressive In James Lewis Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---L. William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie became a three-time stakes winner this afternoon when he blew away his competition in the $100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes for 2-year olds at Laurel Park.

Lake Sebago Surprises In The Smart Halo Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Tim E. O’Donohue Racing Stables LLC’s Lake Sebago emerged from a scramble to capture the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes for 2-year old fillies, the first of six stakes races on Saturday’s nine-race card at Laurel Park.

Cintron Injured In Sixth Race Spill

LAUREL, MD. 11-14-14---Laurel Park’s sixth race saw three horses and riders involved in a spill.