Racing News

Wagering Up 7.5% In Maryland For 2012 Season

LAUREL, MD. 01-05-13---The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its 2012 racing season earlier this week, posting average wagering figures which were 7.5% higher than 2011. The average daily handle went from $2.27 million to $2.44 million. The year featured 145 live racing dates and 206 simulcast days.

Apprentice McCarthy Rides Four Winners On Opening Day

LAUREL, MD. 01-01-13---Mike McCarthy won 2,907 races as a jockey before retiring in 2002. His 18-year-old son Trevor is now 2,891 victories behind after a four-win afternoon at Laurel Park to ring in the new year.

McCarthy visited the winners’ circle aboard Kincaid ($3.20-second for trainer Dale Capuano), Merryland Moon ($5.60-fourth for trainer Mike Trombetta), Bluegrass Kopp ($24.80-fifth for trainer Ferris Allen) and Proud Daddy ($18.20-seventh for trainer Linda Albert).

Castellano And Ness Capture Year-Round Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-12---Abel Castellano and Jamie Ness wrapped up year-end titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

The duo ranked atop the standings during the Pimlico Race Course spring and Laurel Park fall meetings.

Called To Serve Lives Up To The Hype In The Broad Brush Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-12---Under confident handling, Marc Ferrell’s Called to Serve waited behind the leaders, tipped to the outside and pounced, winning as his rider pleased in the $125,000 Broad Brush Stakes, the co-feature on New Year’s Eve at Laurel Park.

Walkwithapurpose Impressive In Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Score

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-12--- Sagamore Farm’s Walkwithapurpose took the lead when no other filly wanted it and was on cruise control the rest of the way to win the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Il Villano Romps In Dave's Friend Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-29-12---Chuck Russo’s Il Villano had it all his own way in the six-furlong, $100,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, the co-feature this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Alpha Mike Foxtrot Rallies To Win Maryland Juvenile Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-29-12---Larry Knight Jr.’s Alpha Mike Foxtrot appeared to be a certain loser as the field raced down the backstretch in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship, but around the turn and going to the finish line it was another story as he rallied over the sloppy track to win going away.

Two Stakes Top New Year's Eve Card At Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD. 12-28-12---Laurel Park offers live racing on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The December 31 program includes two stakes, the $125,000 Broad Brush Stakes and the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship.

Two Stakes Highlight Saturday's Program At Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD. 12-27-12---Laurel Park’s Saturday program includes both the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship and the $125,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes.

Laurel Park Cancels Live Racing After Second Race


LAUREL, MD. 12-26-12---Laurel Park cancelled live racing after the second race on Wednesday, Dec. 26 due to inclement weather. Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will remain open for simulcasting.

Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday, Dec. 27 with a 12:35 p.m. EST post time.

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