Racing News

Mosler Snaps Losing Streak in $100,000 Laurel Dash

Multiple Stakes Winner Will Stand in Maryland Upon Retirement
Ben’s Cat Finishes Fifth in Six-Furlong Turf Sprint Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Winless in seven starts dating back to last spring, Adele Dilschneider’s Mosler emerged from a tight pack in mid-stretch and sprinted clear of 10 rivals including popular multiple-stakes winner Ben’s Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash by 1 ½ lengths Saturday at Laurel Park.

Castrenze Wins First Stakes in Laurel Futurity

35-1 Longshot Happy Mesa Takes Selima
LAUREL, MD – Caribou Club, a 2-year-old maiden son of City Zip bred and owned by Glen Hill Farm, delivered jockey Ashley Castrenze to the winner’s circle for her first stakes win with a nose victory over Undulated in the $75,000 Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park.

Boppin Rocket Fires Late to Win Opening Day Feature at Laurel

Andalusite Nabs Friday Co-Feature for Second Straight Win
Shimmering Aspen, Feels Like Spring Impress in Maiden Wins
Multiple Carryovers, Stakes for Saturday’s Laurel Turf Festival
LAUREL, MD – A change in style and scenery proved to be a winning combination for Boppin Rocket, who rallied from off the pace to capture the featured eighth race Friday on Opening Day of Laurel Park’s fall meet.

Greatbullsoffire Puts Streak on Line in $75,000 Laurel Futurity

Connections Hoping to ‘Fly’ Again in $75,000 Selima
Field of Nine to Gather for $75,000 Shine Again
LAUREL, MD – Kathleen Willier’s stakes winner Greatbullsoffire, unbeaten through his first two starts, will likely be favored to keep his perfect record intact in Saturday’s $75,000 Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park.

Jockey Hamilton Returns to the Saddle

Riding Again After 10 Years Off 
LAUREL, MD - Steve Hamilton, who retired from riding 10 years ago after more than 1,200 victories and being one of the top five riders in Maryland, feels like "new money" since returning to the saddle.
Hamilton rode 12 races at the recently-concluded Timonium meet with four seconds and is named on three horses Friday during opening day of Laurel's fall meet and three more Saturday on Laurel Turf Festival day.

Nine-Race Program Kicks Off Laurel Fall Meet Friday

102 Horses Entered, Six Races Set on World-Class Turf Course
Fall Stakes Program Features $3.25 Million in Purses
Laurel Turf Festival, Hops and Horses Beer Fest Set for Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park kicks off its 51-day fall meet with a nine-race Opening Day program Friday that includes six races contested over its world-class turf course.

Nominations for $575,000 Laurel Turf Festival Close Thursday

$150,000 Lady Baltimore, $100,000 Turf Cup & Dash All Listed
$75,000 Futurity & Selima Part of Opening Weekend
LAUREL, MD - Nominations close Thursday, Sept. 1 for the $575,000 Laurel Turf Festival that helps to kick off Laurel Park's $3.25 million fall racing schedule.

The Stronach Group Recruits Tamir Shanel As Part of Industry Leading Effort to Revitalize the Sport of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

TORONTO, ONTARIO - The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tamir Shanel as Executive Vice President, Food and Beverage. The recruitment of Mr. Shanel is part of The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment develop world-class customer experiences across its properties as it leads the industry to modernize and reignite the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Total Handle up 20 Percent at Laurel Park’s Summer Meet

Increases in Average and In-State Handle 
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that total handle on Laurel Park’s summer meet was up 20.2 percent over the previous year while average and in-state handle also increased.

Toledo Captures Summer Meet Title; Keefe, Smith Share Trainer Crown

Savvy Street Wins Sunday Feature, Divining Rod Scratched From Comeback
Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Pick 5, Super Hi-5
Maryland State Fair Meet Opens Friday at Timonium
Racing Returns to Laurel Sept. 9 for Year-Ending Fall Meet