Racing News

Turf Racing Wraps Up For The Year, Nearly Twenty-Five New Trainers On-Site To Help Fill Races

LAUREL. MD. 11-29-11---Laurel Park officials decided today not to use the turf course for the remainder of the year. Heavy rains in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region forced races off the grass four times last week. One turf race had been scheduled for Wednesday’s card.

Deliburnsky Speeds To Victory In Dave’s Friend Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-26-11---Happy Tenth Stable’s Deliburnsky stumbled at the break but quickly righted himself, hustled to the lead and continued on to win the $75,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, the feature offering this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Glib And Kobiskie Entry Headline Dave's Friend Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-24-11---After a visually impressive performance in the Maryland Million Nursery two starts back, Glib makes his second appearance at Laurel Park in the $75,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes on Saturday. The six-furlong test drew seven 2-year-olds.

Kobiskie Saddles Three Winners Wednesday Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 11-23-11---Trainer Dane Kobiskie saddled three winners Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park, including the last two races on the nine-race card.

Cole Has Another Goal For Rapid Redux: Most Wins In One Year

LAUREL, MD. 11-23-11---Less than 40 hours after Rapid Redux passed Zenyatta and Peppers Pride to set the North American record for most consecutive wins, at 20 with his victory at Mountaineer Park Monday night, owner Robert Cole has set his sights on another mark for his 5-year-old. Eighteen of the 20 scores during the streak have occurred in 2011. Citation currently holds the single-season record with 19 wins in 20 starts in 1948, the year he captured the Triple Crown.  

Holiday Week Includes Thanksgiving Day Card, Guys' Weekend

LAUREL, MD. 11-22-11---Thanksgiving traditions: turkey dinner, NFL games and thoroughbred racing at Laurel Park. The central Maryland track offers a special 11:05 a.m. post time Thursday with a nine-race card. Headlining the day will be the 24th annual pie giveaway (pumpkin or apple) after the fifth race at both Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course. Free donuts with coffee or cider will also be available from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Laurel’s terrace dining room will feature a traditional, home-style Thanksgiving buffet for $23.

Defy Gravity Gets Up In Final Strides To Win Smart Halo Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-19-11---R N R Stable’s Defy Gravity sat off a hotly contested pace but still needed to spilt the front runners in the final yards to win a spirited $75,000 Smart Halo Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Two-Year-Old Fillies Take Center Stage In Smart Halo Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-18-11---Nine 2-year-old fillies are expected to face the starter in Saturday’s $75,000 Smart Halo Stakes, the headline race Saturday at Laurel Park.

Pino Passes Delahoussaye On All-Time Win List

     LAUREL, MD. 11-17-11---Mario Pino moved ahead of Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye for 13th on the all-time win list when he guided 13-1 shot Torcello ($29) to victory in today’s second race at Laurel Park. The 50-year-old has 6,385 trips to the winners’ circle during his career.

Art Of The Hunt Wins Competitive Squan Song Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-12-11---Rosalee Davison’s Art of the Hunt was fifth at the top of the stretch but was altered six-wide for racing room by jockey Luis Garcia and got to the wire first in a competitive $60,000 Squan Song Stakes at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon. The seven-furlong test drew 10 Maryland-bred fillies and mares who have never won a stakes race.