Racing News

Competitive Field Of Ten To Face the Starter In Saturday's Barbara Fritchie Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-12-14---The storied $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) kicks off holiday racing this weekend at Laurel Park. The 60th edition of the Fritchie has attracted 10 fillies and mares, who will race seven-furlongs.

The $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap is the co-feature on Saturday with the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) and $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes headlining Monday’s President’s day card.

Yes He Did Gets It Done In Saturday Feature Off 14-Month Layoff

LAUREL, MD. 02-08-14---Yes He Did won today’s $42,000 feature at Laurel Park off a 14-month layoff when he rallied from far back to beat seven other rivals.

Dismissed at 10-1 and breaking from the extreme outside post, the roan gelding carried apprentice Jevian Toledo to a 3-1/2 length victory over late closing Thurmont.

Nominations Announced For Next Weekend's Winter Sprintfest

LAUREL, MD. 02-07-14---Nominations for the four stakes races which highlight the President’s day holiday weekend at Laurel Park were released by the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office.

Grammy Winner Lorde To Headline 2014 Infieldfest Concert On Preakness Day

Lorde To Make Her First Maryland Appearance At Pimlico

BALTIMORE, 02-06-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that double Grammy Award winner Lorde will headline the 2014 Preakness InfieldFest concert. The 17-year-old superstar will play an extended set on the main stage Saturday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America's oldest sporting organization, hosts the 139th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Karamanos goes Two-For-Two In Season Debut

LAUREL, MD. 02-01-14---Jockey Horacio Karamanos rode two winners this afternoon at Laurel Park with his first two mounts since December 31.

McCarthy Rides Chi Chi's Pride to Victory After Losing Irons At The Starting Gate

LAUREL, MD. 01-30-14---Trevor McCarthy has ridden 171 winners in his young career but none more exciting than scoring with Chi Chi’s Pride in Thursday’s third race at Laurel Park.

McCarthy Matches Career-High With Four-Win Afternoon, Including Trainer Buckley's First Victory Since 2000

LAUREL, MD., 01-29-14---Apprentice Trevor McCarthy matched his career-high by riding four winners on Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park. In the process, he moved into first place in the jockey standings for the winter meeting.

Winning Image Shines In What A Summer Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-25-14---Martin Scafidi’s Winning Image showed initiative and showed the way in the $100,000 What A Summer Stakes, the last of four stakes races Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Bold Curlin Muscles To Victory In Native Dancer Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-25-14---Harry C. & Tom O. Meyerhoff’s Bold Curlin had to muscle his way between horses to make a path to the winners’ circle in the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes, one of four stakes races Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Extrasexyhippzster Strolls To Victory In Miracle Wood Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 01-25-14--- Kirwan Equine Group, LLC & Ed Hipps’ Extrasexyhippzster waited behind traffic, pounded through an opening when the field straightened for home and pulled away to an impressive score in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for three-year olds, one of four stakes on Saturday’s nine race program.