Racing News

Toby's Corner Returns In Monday's General George Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-16-12---The Laurel Park racing office was able to attract one of the top contenders from the 2011 Triple Crown trail for Monday’s $200,000 General George Handicap (G2). The General George is race nine of 10 on the holiday card with a post time of approximately 4:40 p.m. Eastern.

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

LAUREL, MD. 02-15-12---Trainer Michael Hushion has won two of the previous four 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 Lovely Lil south in search of another Grade 2 score.

Dale Capuano One Shy Of Joining 3,000-Win Club

LAUREL, MD. 02-15-12---Only twenty-six trainers in North American history have saddled 3,000 winners. Laurel Park-based Dale Capuano moved to within one victory of that plateau after Angels Concerto ($4.60) and apprentice jockey Kevin Navarro battled back to take the seventh race.

Lacie Slew Pounces In Maryland Racing Media Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-15-12---John Buckley, Jr., Ralph Durante & Pennston Farm Inc.’s Lacie Slew rallied from next to last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the feature offering this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Nominations Announced For Next Weekend's Winter Sprintfest

LAUREL, MD. 02-10-12---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.

Five Fillies And Mares Set To Go In Maryland Racing Media Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-09-12---Graded stakes winner Acting Happy, who has not run in nearly a year, is expected to draw the most attention in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park. Five older fillies and mares are entered in the 1-1/8th mile test.

Dance to Bristol Scores Easily in Marshua Stakes

LAUREL , MD. 02-04-12---Copperville Farm’s Dance to Bristol scored an easy win in today’s feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Marshua Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Grammy Award Winner Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa To Headline Infield Concert On Preakness Day

Infield Ticket Prices Reduced For Entire Weekend


BALTIMORE, 02-03-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 2012 Preakness InfieldFest will include performances by Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa. Both artists will play extended sets on the main stage in the public Infield on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America's oldest sporting organization, hosts the 137th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Contentious Band Of Fillies Go In Saturday's Marshua Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-02-12---Seven solid 3-year-old fillies are expected to face starter Bruce Wagner in the $100,000 Marshua Stakes at Laurel Park.

“It is a tough race because they all look the same,” said trainer Dane Kobiskie, who has entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s feature.