Racing News

Manchurian High Comes From Way Back To Win Laurel Turf Cup

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Lilli Kurtinecz’  Manchurian High covered more ground than any other runner in the one mile and one half $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup, the fifth of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course, but it didn’t matter as he got up in time to win the marathon test for his owner-trainer.

Madame Giry Repeats In Jameela Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Nutmeg Stable’s Madame Giry held off a late rally by Monster Sleeping to repeat in the $125,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares, the fourth of six stakes races at Laurel Park Saturday.

Medea Rallies To Win Lady Baltimore Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Cornerstone Thoroughbreds LLC’s Medea (IRE) came off the rail approaching the top of the stretch, moved to the middle of the track and was up in time to win the $100,000 Lady Baltimore Stakes for fillies and mares, the third of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course.

Cyclogenisis Impressive In Laurel Futurity Score

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14--Matthew Schera’s Cyclogenisis left the field in his wake after he was set down to win the $100,000 Laurel Futurity for two-year olds, the second of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course Saturday afternoon.

Miss Bullistic Rolls Home In Selima Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Kathleen Willier’s Miss Bullistic roared by the leaders in mid-stretch and drew away to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes for juvenile fillies, the first of six stakes to be contested over the turf on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Rodriguez Returns To Jockey Colony

LAUREL, MD. 09-26-14---Erick Rodriguez, who has won nearly 870 races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course since 2003, has returned to the jockey colony after spending the last five months at Presque Isle Downs where he finished fourth in the rider standings.

“I had a great meet up here but Maryland

Saturday's Stakes Races Overflowing With Big Fields

LAUREL, MD 09-25-14---The Laurel Park racing office produced a terrific card Saturday afternoon. The 12-race program features over $800,000 in purses with more than 125 entries. The six turf stakes races drew a total of 74 runners.

Ben's Cat To Face A Full Field In Saturday's Laurel Dash Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-24-14---With a victory Saturday afternoon in the $100,000 Laurel Dash, Ben’s Cat will move ahead of Hall of Famer Safely Kept in earnings amongst Maryland-breds. The Laurel Dash (race 11) is one of six stakes races on the 12-race card.

Mancilla, Monterrey Visit Johns Hopkins Children's Center As Part Of Jockeys Guild Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

LAUREL, MD. 09-24-14---Veteran riders Oscar Mancilla and Richard Monterrey visited the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Wednesday afternoon as part of the Jockeys Guild effort to bring awareness to pediatric cancer during the month of September.

Ben's Cat Headlines Nominations For Next Saturday's Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-19-14---Ben’s Cat, who became the seventh Maryland-bred to reach $2 million in earnings this summer headlines the nominations to next Saturday’s stakes at Laurel Park. The King Leatherbury homebred will be looking to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash for the third time in four years.

The September 27 card will feature five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or sired runners.