Racing News

Maryland Pride Day Features Four Stakes & Leatherbury Salute Aug. 22

Four $60,000 Stakes Races for Maryland-bred/Maryland-Sired   
11-Race Program Averaging 13 Entries Per Race
Popular Ben's Cat Favored in $60,000 The Mister Diz
Earn Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Berth in Champions Tournament
 LAUREL, MD - Maryland legend and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury will be honored at Laurel Park Saturday as part of Maryland Pride Day, which includes four stakes races for Maryland/bred, Maryland/sired horses and a nine-race program with nearly 13 starters per race.

Laurel To Host Champions Handicapping Tournament Saturday, August 22

Winners Earn Entry to Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, The Big One, Coast Casinos World Series

LAUREL, MD, 08/12/15 - The Maryland Jockey Club's Champions Handicapping Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Laurel Park with winners receiving entry into the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, The Big One and the 2016 Coast Casinos Horseplayer World Series in Las Vegas.

Maryland Jockey Club Starts Second Phase Of $10 Million Barn Construction

Grandstand Improvements Next

LAUREL, MD., 08/11/15 –The Maryland Jockey Club has started building the second of three new barns at Laurel Park in a construction project that will cost approximately $10 million when finished in 2016.

Leatherbury Ready For Hall Induction

LAUREL, MD., 08/06/15- Trainer King Leatherbury says, “I have something to show you.”

He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a page copied from a book on horoscopes. He directs you to the date circled on the paper – his birthday – March 26.

Off-Track Betting Facility Takes Off In Downtown Baltimore

Maryland Jockey Club Projects $10 Million Handle
BALTIMORE, MD., 08/04/15 – On a late Friday afternoon in July, there are more than 100 patrons sitting, standing, pacing and shouting in a 3,000 square-foot area here on the first floor of the Horseshoe Casino.
Less than a half mile from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, and less than two miles from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the rows of television monitors are not broadcasting baseball or football, but Laurel, Del Mar, Saratoga and Gulfstream Park.

Jockey Russell Returns To Action

LAUREL, MD., 07/31/15 – Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle Friday afternoon at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months with multiple punctures in his lungs due to broken ribs sustained in a fall April 25 at Pimlico.

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah leads Big Weekend

LAUREL, MD 07/30/2015– Laurel Park will be home to a big weekend of live and simulcast racing highlighted by American Pharoah making his first start Sunday since winning the Triple Crown.

Pick 5 & Super Hi 5 Carryovers Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD., 07/24/15 – Laurel Park will have two carryovers on its eight-race Saturday program, including a $16,859 carryover on its 50-cent Super Hi 5 in the last race.

Three Carryovers For Friday's Twilight Card

LAUREL, MD, 07/23/15 - Laurel Park's eight-race twilight program Friday will feature three carryovers, including a carryover on the Pick 5 with an industry-low 12 percent takeout.

Green Wins First Race In Maryland

LAUREL, MD., 07/18/15 - Jockey Amelia Green won her first race in Maryland when piloting the longshot D K's Brigantia to victory in Laurel's fifth race Saturday, a maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies.