Racing News

Made Bail Spoils Return of Ben’s Cat Sunday at Laurel

Gelding Springs Upset at 23-1, Ben’s Cat Fifth in 11-Year-Old Debut
Rainbow 6 Solved for $21,385 Payoff, Dual Carryovers for Friday
LAUREL, MD – Susan Cooney-owned and -trained gelding Made Bail took the lead after a half-mile and held off late bids from four horses in the stretch, including 26-time stakes winner Ben’s Cat in his 11-year-old debut, to capture Sunday’s featured seventh race allowance at Laurel Park.

Jockey Pimentel To Miss 4-6 Weeks with Broken Toes

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Julian Pimentel, ranked among the leading riders at Laurel’s current winter-sprint meet, will miss the next four to six weeks with two broken toes, agent Roniel Gerardo said Sunday.
Pimentel was injured when he was thrown from his mount, 3-year-old filly Quick Witted, while waiting to load for Saturday’s 10th race finale at Laurel, a $40,000 maiden special weight on the Kelso Turf Course. Trained by Hamilton Smith and making her second lifetime start, Quick Witted was a late scratch.

Federico Tesio, Weber City Miss Draw 58 Nominations; April 22 Stakes Serve as ‘Win and You’re In’ for Preakness, Black-Eyed Susan

April 22 Stakes Serve as ‘Win and You’re In’ for Preakness, Black-Eyed Susan
Total of 170 Nominees to Five Stakes Worth $475,000 in Purses
LAUREL, MD – A total of 58 horses were nominated to the $125,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds and the $125,000 Weber City Miss for 3-year-old fillies, to be run Saturday April 22 at Laurel Park.

Ben’s Cat to Open 11-Year-Old Season Sunday at Laurel

Multiple G3 Winner Entered in 5 ½-Furlong Turf Allowance
LAUREL, MD – Looking to end the longest losing streak of a storied career, multiple Grade 3-winning Maryland-bred gelding Ben’s Cat will kick off his 11-year-old season in an open $50,000 allowance on Easter Sunday at Laurel Park.

Well-Traveled McCarthy Riding High to Start 2017

Laurel’s Leading Rider Ranks 4th Among North American Jockeys in Wins
LAUREL, MD – Blessed with a work ethic to match his natural talent – the same traits his father used to climb from obscurity to more than 2,900 wins and legendary status in the Mid-Atlantic – it’s a given that Trevor McCarthy will be at the racetrack every day.

Free Nominations Close Thursday for Tesio, Weber City Miss

Two of Five Stakes Worth $475,000 Set for April 22 at Laurel
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers When Racing Resumes Friday
LAUREL, MD – Free nominations close Thursday, April 13 for the $125,000 Federico Tesio and the $125,000 Weber City Miss, which headline a program of five stakes worth $475,000 in purse earnings to be run Saturday, April 22 at Laurel Park.

Daylight Ahead Returns a Winner Sunday at Laurel; Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday

Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday
Leading Rider McCarthy Posts Three-Win Afternoon
LAUREL, MD – Winners Circle Partners VIII homebred Daylight Ahead, racing for the first time since last July, caught even trainer Hugh McMahon off guard by rolling to a 2 ½-length upset at odds of 15-1 in Sunday’s co-featured fifth race at Laurel Park.

Jockeys Carrasco, Rodriguez to Miss Rest of Winter-Spring Meet

Trio of Turf Events, Carryovers Mark Return of Live Racing Friday
LAUREL, MD - Jockeys Victor Carrasco and Guillermo Rodriguez will each miss the remainder of Laurel’s winter-spring meet that ends May 7 with injuries stemming from a spill during Sunday’s finale.

G2 Winner Irish War Cry Looks to Rebound in Saturday’s Wood

Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb Recovering After ‘Perfect’ Knee Surgery
LAUREL, MD –Fair Hill Training Center-based Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, who suffered his first career loss when seventh as the favorite in the Fountain of Youth (G2) March 4, looks to get back on the winning track in Saturday’s Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct.


Miami, Florida, April 5, 2017  - Fresh off the heels of the inaugural running of the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group announced today that the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race is about to get even richer. On January 27th, 2018, the world will again turn its attention to South Florida in anticipation of an extraordinary, new record setting, $16 million USD purse.