Racing News

Laurel Stall Applications for Fall Meet Due Sept. 5

Meet Features $3.25 Million Stakes Schedule, 5 Super Saturdays
LAUREL, MD - Stall applications for Laurel Park's lucrative fall/winter meet, featuring 32 stakes (four graded) and five Super Saturdays with four or more stakes races, are due by Monday, Sept. 5.
Highlights of Laurel's fall schedules include:

Sale of Rosecroft to The Stronach Group Official

The Stronach Group announced today that its purchase of Prince George’s Gaming Ventures, LLC, the holding company of Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland, from Penn National Gaming Inc., has been officially completed.
The Stronach Group owns the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, as well as pari-mutuel facilities Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Portland Meadows and Golden Gate Fields.

Hailey’s Flip Impresses in Sunday Maiden Victory; Carrasco Moves to Top of Rider Standings with Three-Win Day

Carrasco Moves to Top of Rider Standings with Three-Win Day
Rainbow 6 Carryover at $9,449 for Friday Twilight Program
LAUREL, MD – Daniel C. Crowley’s Haley’s Flip, back two weeks off an educational debut effort, led all the way around to earn her diploma with a decisive 6 ¼-length win in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park, a $33,000 maiden event for 2-year-old fillies.

Noteworthy Peach Takes Laurel Feature Saturday

American Progress Upsets Stakes Winners in 2nd Race Allowance
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $7,743 for Sunday
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Jockey Russell Gets First Maryland Win at Laurel Friday

Just Jack, Grandiflora Win Friday Features 
Multiple Carryovers for Saturday’s Program
LAUREL, MD – Riding for the third day at Laurel Park since returning from injury, multiple Maryland champion jockey Sheldon Russell earned his first victory of the summer meet aboard Charles L. Biggs’ Two Charley’s in Friday’s opener.

Laurel to Host Champions Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20

Berths to NHC, BCBC and The Big One
$33,000 Guaranteed in Prizes
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Park will play host to the Champions Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20, with more than $33,000 guaranteed in prizes including berths to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and The Big One.

Stakes Winner Ravenheart Making Sophomore Debut Saturday; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program

St. Albans Boy Aiming for Fall Campaign After Summer Break
Coastal Sea Shows Courage in Record-Setting Victory
Maryland’s Leatherman Savors Opportunity to Ride at Home Track
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program

Rubley Making Successful Switch from Teaching to Training

Former Assistant Chose Life with Horses over Career in Academia
LAUREL, MD – When the 2000s began Kelly Rubley seemed destined for a life of academia. But even as she climbed the ladder from middle school science teacher to administrator, the horses kept calling.
Before the decade was over, Rubley answered the call

Records Fall on Laurel Turf Course Sunday

Coastal Sea Remains Perfect with Record-Setting Effort
Heiko Sets Turf Course Record for Third Straight Victory
Service for Ten Springs Upset in Sunday Feature
LAUREL, MD – Opal Eileen Paul’s Coastal Sea was bottled up in traffic before budging her way through a narrow seam in mid-stretch and drawing clear under a hand-ride to win Sunday’s eighth race at Laurel Park in track record time.

Feargal Lynch Rides Four Winners Saturday

Jockey Russell Finishes Second in Saturday Return
Sallal, Vicky Ticky Tavie Win Saturday Co-Features
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Sunday
Sunday Kids Zone Cancelled Due to Hot Forecast
LAUREL, MD – Rub the Rock ($14.20) powered down the center of the stretch to catch front-running Amain and win Saturday’s ninth-race finale, giving jockey Feargal Lynch his fourth victory of the card.