Racing News

De Francis Regains Grade 3 Status, Three Others Listed

Never Gone South Seeks Second Stakes Win in Marylander
Selima Runner-Up Look Who's Talking Back With Fillies

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the prestigious $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash has been upgraded to a Grade 3 race for 2016 by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Lady Sabelia Seeks 10th Career Win In Saturday's Willa On The Move

Three Carryovers on Friday's 10-Race Program

LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank Wright's Grade 2 winner Lady Sabelia, a model of consistency throughout her career, is expected to be the favorite Saturday to defend her title when she faces seven others in the $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel Park.

Showalter Wins Debut For Angelos

LAUREL, MD – Showalter, a 2-year-old named after Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and bred and owned by Orioles CEO and majority owner Peter Angelos, won his racing debut Sunday at Laurel when he led throughout to win a 5 ½-furlong race by a neck over Hennessy Fire.
Showalter, a Maryland-bred son of the Grade I winner Quality Road and out of the stakes-winning mare Lucette, also owned by Angelos, Showalter covered the distance in 1:05.32 over a muddy and sealed track.

Three Carryovers At Laurel On Thanksgiving Day

$19,000 Super Hi 5 Carryover in First Race
$13,000 Rainbow 6 Carryover
$1,900 Pick 5 Carryover
Special 11:05 A.M. First Race Post
Dutch Country Pie with Program Purchase, Thanksgiving Buffet          

Hundreds Attend Town Hall Meeting At Laurel; Vision of Maryland Racing Discussed

Vision of Maryland Racing Discussed 
LAUREL, MD - Nearly 400 industry leaders, horsemen, government officials and fans attended a Town Hall meeting Friday evening at Laurel Park to discuss the future of Maryland racing and the vision of The Stronach Group, owners of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Fillies and Mares highlight this Saturday’s Feature at Laurel Park

Awesome Speed Earns 89 Beyer in James F. Lewis III Stakes
Laurel Winner Memories of Winter In Delta Jackpot (G3)
Racing and Pies on Thanksgiving Day
LAUREL, MD –A field of 10 fillies and mares, led by Classy Coco and Eddy Gourmet, highlight a 10-race program when Laurel Park resumes racing Saturday afternoon with a first race post of 12:25 p.m.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Jockey Club Town Hall Meeting

Maryland Jockey Club Town Hall Meeting
Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
Laurel Park
Carriage Room
198 & Laurel Race Track Rd
Laurel, MD 20724                 

Laurel Offers $1.95 Million Winter Stakes Schedule

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 13
$250,000 General George (G3) Feb. 15
Tesio ‘Win & You’re In’ for Preakness 
Weber City Miss ‘Win & You’re In’ for Black-Eyed Susan

Gentlemen’s Bet Awarded Victory in $350,000 De Francis Memorial Dash

Win Via DQ Highlights $850,000 Fall Festival of Racing Program
 LAUREL, MD – Harry T. Rosenblum’s Gentlemen’s Bet notched a victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash with the assist of a stewards’ decision that resulted in the disqualification of first-place finisher Trouble Kid to second.

El Kabeir Narrowly Prevails in City of Laurel Stakes

Page McKenney Dominates Richard Small Stakes 
Pletcher-Trained Lost Raven Romps in Smart Halo Stakes