Racing News

Loveable Lady Takes to Turf in $75,000 Jameela

Runs Down Favored Everything Lovely for First Stakes Win
LAUREL, MD – Making just her second career start on grass and first in a stakes, Loveable Lady reeled in favored front-runner Everything Lovely in deep stretch and surged past approaching the wire to upset Saturday’s $75,000 Jameela Stakes at Laurel Park.

United Way Accepts $10,000 Donation from MJC for Ellicott City

ECStrong Fund Established to Aid in Humanitarian Relief Efforts
LAUREL, MD – Officials from the United Way of Central Maryland accepted a $10,000 check from the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park for the ECStrong Fund, established this month for victims of the recent Ellicott City flash floods.

Injured Jockey Carrasco Looking at Aug. 29 Return; Apprentice Rider Thorpe Makes Successful Comeback

Apprentice Rider Thorpe Makes Successful Comeback
Sagamore Has Rising ‘Star’ with Turf Debut Winner
Jockey, Trainer Titles Going Down to Final Weekend
Rainbow 6 Begins Anew, Super Hi-5 Carryover for Twilight Friday

MJC Donating $10,000 to Ellicott City Relief Effort; Fundraising, Live Racing on Maryland Pride Day Aug. 20

Fundraising, Live Racing on Maryland Pride Day Aug. 20
Special Maryland Pride Day Menu in Grandstand Apron Tent
Champions Handicapping Tournament Part of Day’s Festivities
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club will donate $10,000 to the United Way of Central Maryland’s ECStrong Fund for victims of the Ellicott City flooding during the annual Maryland Pride Day celebration Saturday, Aug. 20 at Laurel Park.

‘Amazing’ Ben’s Cat Going After Seventh Straight Mister Diz Win

10-Year-Old Gelding Can Equal North American Record with Victory
LAUREL, MD – After all these years, Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury doesn’t even try to search for the right word to describe his stable star, 10-year-old multimillionaire gelding Ben’s Cat.
Instead, the 83-year-old Leatherbury lets others do it for him.

Closing Weekend Stakes Draw 35 Nominations

Ben’s Cat Going for Seventh Straight Win in $75,000 Mister Diz

Monster Sleeping Nominated to Defend Title in $75,000 Jameela


Chubby Star Shines Bright Sunday in Career Debut

Rainbow 6 Solved for $31,157 Payoff, Super Hi-5 Carryover Friday

Meet-Leading Rider Toledo Avoids Injury in Second-Race Spill

Closing Weekend Opens with Friday Twilight Program

Spartianos Sprints to Laurel Feature Win Saturday

Rainbow 6 Carryover Swells to $20,494 Carryover for Sunday

Super Hi-5 Carryover of $1,042 for Sunday Opener

Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Ben’s Cat Puts in Final Work Friday for Mister Diz; Multiple G3-Winning Maryland-Bred Goes Easy Half at Laurel

Multiple G3-Winning Maryland-Bred Goes Easy Half at Laurel 
LAUREL, MD – Multiple Grade 3-winner Ben’s Cat breezed a half-mile Friday morning at Laurel Park in his final timed work before seeking his seventh consecutive victory in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes on Maryland Pride Day, Aug. 20.

Leading Jockey Carrasco Out of Action This Week

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Victor Carrasco, who leads Laurel Park’s summer meet in both wins and purses earned, will be out of action through the weekend with a foot injury, agent Tom Stift said.
Carrasco, 24, was hurt when his mount, 2-year-old colt O Dionysus making his first career start, dumped him as horses were heading out to the track from the paddock for Sunday’s fourth race.