Racing News

Ben's Cat Prevails In Laurel Dash, For His 18th Stakes Victory

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---The Jim Stable’s Ben’s Cat was put to the test while being floated extremely wide down the lane and still got up to register a popular victory in the $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes at Laurel Park.

Strathnaver Closes Fast Thrilling Lady Baltimore Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---Andrew Stone’s Strathnaver (GB) travelled most of the way with the pack, then slipped out entering the stretch and was up in the final strides to win the $100,000 Lady Baltimore Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Aibhilin Gets Up In Final Jump To Win Selima Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---David & Margaret Wimer’s Aibhilin threaded her way through traffic and was up in time to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes for 2-year old fillies at Laurel Park.

Madame Giry Scores In Jameela Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---Nutmeg Stable’s Madame Giry sustained a ferocious rally, first to catch and then fend off Ju Ju Eyeballs to win the $100,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Covering the firm turf in 1:08.11 for the six furlong distance, Madame Giry rallied from far back under the urging of Cornelio Velasquez to win by nose.

Yes I'm Lucky Strolls In Laurel Futurity

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa’s Yes I’m Lucky broke on top and was in complete command to the finish line to win the $100,000 Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds, the first of seven stakes races on the Fall Festival of Racing program this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Dominguez Honored, Conducts Autograph Session To Promote Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct in January, made a special appearance at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Preliminary Test Came Up Negative To Suspected Case Of Equine Herpesvirus; Hold Order Still In Place On Barn 16 At Bowie Training Center

LAUREL, MD., 09-21-13---The preliminary test came up negative. There is no trace of the virus in Clonmeen Lass, the horse in question.

The test will be sent to Rusty Ford, the equine programs manager for the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office for confirmation. We expect to know Tuesday evening, Sept. 24 or Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.

Maryland Jockey Club racing secretary Georganne Hale said the Hold Order remains in place until the situation has been rectified.


Hold Order Placed On Barn 16 At Bowie Training Center Due To Suspected Case Of Equine Herpesvirus

LAUREL, MD., 09-21-13---A suspected case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) has caused officials at the Maryland Jockey Club to place a Hold Order on Barn 16 at the Bowie Training Center as a precautionary measure. The Maryland Department of Agriculture is awaiting results of tests to determine if a horse stabled in the barn, who was euthanized this morning, was infected.

The Hold Order affects the barn that houses horses trained by Annette Eubanks, Bobby Lee Plummer and Patrick Magill.

Track Record Established On Opening Day Of Fall Meet

LAUREL, MD. 09-19-13---After a 14-week break, live racing returned to the major Maryland tracks with the opening of the Laurel Park fall meeting.

“It is good to be back home,” said Laurel Park-based trainer John Salzman, Sr. “It is a whole lot easier and much more relaxed racing here instead of shipping out of town.”