Racing News

Vielsalm Takes All Brady Stakes, Giving Dylan Smith Her First Stakes Winner

LAUREL, MD. 09-06-14---Dylan Smith, who graduated to trainer this spring after Maryland legend Dickie Small passed away, won her first stakes today when Brooke Bowman’s Vielsalm galloped home to win the $125,000 All Brandy Stakes, the first of four stakes races on the opening weekend at Laurel Park.

Gary Capuano Saddles Two Winners On Opening Day Of Fall Meet

LAUREL, MD. 09-05-14---After a 12-week break, live racing returned to the major Maryland tracks with the opening of the Laurel Park fall meeting.

Gary Capuano saddled a pair of winners, taking the opener with Rumblin Kyle ($4.60) and the finale with Flyingtobechilders ($48.40), who nipped Drunken Love at the wire.

Eighttofasttocatch To Make Season Debut Saturday

15-time winner cross-entered in pair of $100,000 stakes races

Live Racing Returns Friday Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 09-03-14---Live racing returns to the major Maryland tracks for the first-time since early June as the 65-day Laurel Park fall meeting begins Friday afternoon, Sept. 5. Opening day features free admission, complimentary programs and drawings for tickets to the Brew & Bourbon (Sept. 13) and Oktoberfest (Oct. 25) events. First post is 1:10 Eastern.

Ten Stakes Races Added To Laurel Park Fall Meet Schedule

LAUREL, MD. 08-12-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 10 additional stakes have been added to the Laurel Park fall stakes schedule that was not finalized at the July racing commission meeting.

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has inserted five Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired races into the mix.

Laurel Park Fall Meet Stakes Schedule Approved

LAUREL, MD. 07-15-14---The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2014 Laurel Park fall schedule today after reaching agreement with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. The schedule was approved at the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this afternoon during its monthly meeting.

A Message From Frank Stronach

AURORA, ONTARIO, April 16, 2014 - The Stronach Group has always been committed to ensuring that our horse racing businesses operate with integrity and concern for the health and safety of the horses and the people who work with them. Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our thoroughbred athletes. We must also work diligently to ban any individuals engaged in fraudulent or harmful activities from participating in our sport. The goal of these efforts is to achieve the highest standards with respect to the integrity of our sport and the safety of our athletes, both equine and human.

Breeders' Cup Classic Winning Trainer Dickie Small Passes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Prominent Maryland trainer Richard (Dickie) Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

Laurel Park Trainer Title Ends In A Four-Way Tie, McCarthy Captures Winter Riding Championship

LAUREL, MD. 03-29-14---The Laurel Park winter meeting ended today with apprentice rider Trevor McCarthy winning the jockey title and four conditioners sharing the trainer championship. The 42-day stand began at the central Maryland track on January 1. Five live racing days were lost to inclement weather.

McCarthy Mathematically Locks up Riding Title

LAUREL, MD. 03-28-14---Lost in the hoopla surrounding the battle for the leading trainer at the Laurel Park was the performance by apprentice Trevor McCarthy, who will win his first riding title when the winter meet ends Saturday afternoon.