Racing News

Maryland Jockey Club to Host Students on Track Saturday, March 4

Day-long Activities to Explore Jobs in Thoroughbred Industry
Meet Racing Experts, Complimentary Lunch, Watch Morning Workouts
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club will play host to Students on Track Saturday, March 4, an innovative and unique day designed for college students to explore career possibilities in the equine industry.

Florida Derby (G1) on Radar for Multiple Grade 3 Winner El Areeb

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -  Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables’ impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes.

G3 Winner Heaven’s Runway Can Extend Streak in General George (G3)

$250,000 Sprint for Older Horses Attracts Solid Field of 10
Saturday’s Winter Carnival Offers Six Stakes Worth $850,000 in Purses
LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb’s Grade 3 winner Heaven’s Runway, who concluded 2016 with back-to-back stakes victories, looks to push his streak to three straight when he makes his 7-year-old debut in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. 

McLaughlin Seeking Repeat Performance in Barbara Fritchie (G2)

Trainer Ships Pair to Face Grade 1 Winner By the Moon in $300,000 Stakes
Winter Carnival Offers Six Stakes Worth $850,000 Saturday
LAUREL, MD – A year after shipping two of his distaffers from New York to upset Lady Sabelia in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin returns with another pair of contenders in Takrees and Clothes Fall Off in Saturday’s 2017 renewal at Laurel Park.

Winter Carnival a Tale of Two Races for Page McKenney

Next Start Feb. 18 in General George (G3) or John B. Campbell
Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 for Friday Program

LAUREL, MD – To run or not to run, that is the question facing trainer Mary Eppler as she ponders which race to bring back Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s claimer-turned-millionaire Page McKenney on Saturday’s Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park.

Buckingham Farm’s Houghton Rewarded for Perseverance with Crabcakes

Maryland-Bred Stakes Winner Undefeated in Three Starts
LAUREL, MD – Long before she and her husband moved to picturesque Buckingham Farm on the shores of the Chester River in eastern Maryland more than five decades ago, Elizabeth ‘Binnie’ Houghton has loved her adopted state’s most enduring delicacy almost as much as her horses.

Johnny Hop Makes Winning Debut at Laurel

LAUREL, MD - Johnny Hop, a 3-year-old son of Bodemeister who sold for $350,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March Sale of 2-year-olds, gamely held off Honor the Fleet down the stretch to break his maiden at first asking Saturday at Laurel Park.

Winter Carnival Program Draws 187 Nominations for Feb. 18 Stakes

Barbara Fritchie (G2), General George (G3) Among Six Stakes Worth $850,000
LAUREL, MD – Topped by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3), the first graded stakes of the year in Maryland, a total of 187 horses were nominated to six stakes worth $850,000 in purses on the Winter Carnival program Saturday, Feb. 18 at Laurel Park.

$850,000 Winter Carnival Coming to Laurel Park Feb. 18

$300,000 Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3) Highlight Six Stakes
Ice Carvings, Winter Kids' Korner & Maryland Jockey Club Tumbler 
Three Carryovers Friday, Post Time 12:30 p.m.
LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park will offer $850,000 in stakes purses Saturday, Feb. 18 as part of its annual Winter Carnival, an entertaining and unique afternoon of ice carvings, ice bars, drink specials, and other winter-themed activities.

Laurel Runners Make Big Impact in Triple Crown Preps

Motion, Matz and Lynch Saddle Graded Winners
LAUREL, MD - If there were any questions about the reemergence of Thoroughbred racing in Maryland and Laurel Park, they were answered Saturday when 3-year-olds coming out of races at Laurel won three graded stakes around the country, including two major preps for the Kentucky Derby (G1).