Racing News

Fillies and Mares Face Off In Maryland Racing Media Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-21-13---Moon Philly and Twice the Lady head a cast of eight fillies and mares in Saturday’s feature at Laurel Park, the nine furlong, $125,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes.

Javerre Victorious In General George Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-18-13---Smith Farm & Stable’s Javerre dueled front-runner Il Villano into defeat, then held on to win the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) at Laurel Park.

The race was marred when post time favorite Brigand bore into Associate not long after the start, causing Associate to stumble and toss jockey Erick Rodriguez. Neither Rodriguez nor Associate were injured.

Funnys Approval Surprises In The Barbara Fritchie Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-16-13---Bobby R. Rankin’s Funny Approval went to the front and never looked back, posting an upset victory in the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Concealed Identity Wins Eventful John Campbell Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-16-13---What a difference a year makes! Last year Linda Gaudet & Morris Bailey’s Concealed Identity finished fourth in the John B. Campbell Handicap at Laurel Park. Today, he won it.

Maryland Jockey Club Honors Castellano

LAUREL, MD. 02-16-13---The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Abel Castellano Saturday afternoon for finishing atop the standings at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course last year. Castellano finished 2012 with 132 victories at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park,11 more than 2011 champion Sheldon Russell.He teamed up with top conditioner Jamie Ness for 69 victories.

Service For Ten Tops Saturday's John Campbell Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-15-13---Laurel Park’s SprintFest weekend features a pair of graded sprints and the $125,000 John B. Campbell Handicap. Six older horses are entered in the 1-1/8 mile Campbell, the sixth race on Saturday’s card.

Baffert Trained Brigand Returns To Laurel For Monday's General George Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-14-13---Trainer Bob Baffert has won Maryland’s marquee race, the Preakness Stakes (G1), five times during his Hall of Fame career, but he had never sent a starter to Laurel Park until Brigand won the City Of Laurel Stakes on December 8.

Hushion Looking For Third Barbara Fritchie Handicap In The Last Six Years

LAUREL, MD. 02-13-13---Trainer Michael Hushion has won two of the previous five Barbara Fritchie Handicaps, winning with Golden Dawn (2008) and Harissa (2011). This Saturday, the Belmont Park-based conditioner is sending graded stakes winners Nicole H and My Wandy’s Girl south in search of another Grade 2 score.

Dynamic Strike Scores In Miracle Wood Stakes


LAUREL, MD. 02-09-13---Fitzhugh LLC’s Dynamic Strike rallied to win the $80,000 Miracle Wood Stakes, the feature offering on this sun lit afternoon at Laurel Park.

Nominations Announced For Next Weekend's Winter Sprintfest

LAUREL, MD. 02-08-13---Nominations for the three races which highlight the President’s day holiday weekend at Laurel Park were released by the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office this morning.