Racing News

Smith Plans For Arrival Of Miss Bullistic

LAUREL, MD., 07/16/15- Trainer Hamilton Smith reports that Selima Stakes winner Miss Bullistic, second in December's Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes and a winner of the Donna Freyer Stakes in November, should be returning to his barn in the next couple weeks.

Ben's Cat Back At Laurel After Parx Dash

LAUREL, MD., 07/12/15 - Local legend Ben's Cat, the popular 9-year-old gelding who has earned nearly $2.5 million, returned to Laurel Park after finishing what trainer King Leatherbury described as a "very disappointing" sixth in Saturday's $200,000 Parx Dash Handicap (G3).

Laurel News & Notes

Big Week for Sagamore Farm's De Paz
Three Carryovers On Friday's Twilight Card
Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Draws 293 Early Individual Entries


LAUREL, MD., 07/09/15 - It's been a big week for Sagamore Farm trainer Horacio De Paz. He and his wife celebrated the birth of a child earlier this week, and on Friday he will try to saddle the first winner of his career with the 3-year-old filly Ginger N Rye in Laurel's featured eighth race.

Pimlico Hosting Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Saturday, July 11

Total Prize Money More Than $17,000
To Benefit Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue & Foxie G Foundation
Vendors Row, Concessions, Raffles

BALTIMORE, MD., 07/02/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, to be held at historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, July 11, will have prize money totaling more than $17,000 with the featured class of the day the $7,500 Hillwood Stable Jumper Speed Stakes.

Laurel Cancels Friday’s Opening Day Card Due To Water Main Break

Simulcasting Available at Pimlico and Horseshoe Casino


LAUREL, MD., 07/03/15 – Laurel Park was forced to cancel its opening-day summer program Friday due to a water main break in Anne Arundel County affecting 40,000 homes and businesses.

Laurel News & Notes

Rodney Jenkins Looks Forward to Laurel, Top of Mind
Carrasco Keeping Busy Schedule
Weekend Specials Kick off July at Laurel


LAUREL, MD., 07/02/15– Trainer Rodney Jenkins is eager for the summer racing season to get started Friday afternoon at Laurel Park. Not only is Jenkins looking forward to not shipping, but he will saddle his 3-year-old colt Top of Mind in Friday’s seventh race if the 1 1/16mile event comes off the turf.

Laurel Prepares Summer Meeting With First Twilight Card

Eight Race Program Friday Features Four on the Turf

LAUREL, MD., 06/30/15– Laurel Park, preparing to race in July for the first time since 2010, drew entries Tuesday for its first twilight program on Friday, July 3. Eight races were drawn, four scheduled on Laurel's 142-foot wide turf course, with 98 horses entered.

Laurel Park News & Notes

Jockey Russell Nears Return
Bodhisattva Returns Good from Pegasus, Schedule Uncertain
Medhurst to Call the Races at Laurel in July


LAUREL, MD., 06/24/15 – Jockey Sheldon Russell, who led all jockeys in wins and money earned during Laurel’s winter meet, hopes to return to riding during Laurel’s opening weekend of summer racing Friday, July 3. 

Laurel News and Notes

Ben’s Cat and King Headed To Parx Dash (G3)
Cornhusker Next for Page McKenney (G3)


LAUREL, MD., 06/18/15– In case trainer King Leatherbury needed any reminder of the popularity of his 9-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat, it came recently in the form of a package to the barn.

Laurel To Begin Summer Racing Season Friday, July 3

Weekend Racing to Feature Twilight Racing on Friday
Debut of 50-Cent Super High 5 with 15 Percent Takeout
Pony Rides, Petting Zoos, Carnival Rides & Dining Deals Every Sunday
Free Admission and Parking


LAUREL, MD., 06/16/15 - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will conduct a 24-day summer meet at Laurel Park that will feature Friday twilight racing, weekend activities for the entire family, and a new Super High 5 wager with low takeout.