Racing News

Geisha Stakes, Giving Tree & Calendar Giveaways Top Saturdays Card

LAUREL, MD. 12-09-11---Five stakes winners are among the seven fillies and mares entered in the $75,000 Geisha Stakes at Laurel Park, where Christmas gets off to a galloping start on Saturday afternoon.

Lucky fans selected throughout the day choose a wrapped package from the Giving Tree, which will display $10,000 worth of mystery gifts including flat screens, iPads, game systems and other prizes. Racing fans also receive a free 2012 Maryland Racing Calendar featuring photos of the past year’s racing highlights.

Rapid Redux Is A 3-5 Favorite To Take Tuesday's Starter Allowance And Tie A Modern U.S. Record For Most Wins In A Year

LAUREL, MD. 12-09-11---Rapid Redux has been established as the 3-5 morning line favorite by Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli in Tuesday’s 6th race, a $17,000 starter allowance. Rapid Redux, who broke the record for consecutive wins last month at Mountaineer Park with his 20th straight score, looks to tie the modern-day United States record for victories in a calendar year, currently shared by Citation (1948) and Roseben (1905) at 19.

Call Of A Lion Improves To Seven-Of-Seven In 2011

LAUREL, MD. 12-08-11---Call Of A Lion won for the seventh time in as many starts this year with a driving score in Thursday’s 7th race, a $17,000 starter allowance for fillies and mares. Three starts ago she was victorious in the Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap at Laurel Park.

Rapid Redux Could Reach Another Racing Milestone Tuesday At Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD. 12-08-11---Racing history could be made at Laurel Park as Rapid Redux, who broke the record for consecutive wins last month at Mountaineer Park with his 20th straight score, looks to tie the all-time North American record for victories in a calendar year, when he starts in Tuesday afternoon’s 6th race, a $17,000 starter allowance.

Ness Moves Ahead Of Kobiskie In Trainer Standings After Ninth Multiple-Win Afternoon Of Fall Meeting

LAUREL, MD. 12-07-11---Jamie Ness moved ahead of Dane Kobiskie atop the Laurel Park fall trainer standings with three popular scores Wednesday afternoon. It was the ninth multiple win day of the stand for the 36-year-old conditioner and for his owner Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. Yes He Did ($3.80-second), No Crossing Lane ($3.80-fifth) and Hidden Bay ($4.20-eighth) were winners on the eight-race card.

Eighttofasttocatch Wires The Field In The Jennings Handicap

LAUREL, MD.  12-03-11---Sylvia Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was just too fast to catch, leading from start to finish in the $75,000 Jennings Handicap, the feature offering on this sunny autumn afternoon at Laurel Park.

X-Man Equals Longshot Winners

LAUREL, MD. 12-02-11---Xavier Perez joined the Maryland jockey colony this fall after beginning his career at Charles Town and he has made a favorable impression with 26 winners, ranking fifth in the rider standings. The “X-Man” has victories for 15 different trainers during the stand with an average win mutuel of $16.

Maryland Million Classic Winners Meet In Jennings Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 12-01-11---Eighttofasttocatch and Regal Solo, the last two Maryland Million Classic winners, headline a group of six runners in Saturday’s $75,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park. The 70th running of the one-mile test has been won by millionaire Little Bold John and Grade 1 winners Taking Risks and Include.

Turf Racing Wraps Up For The Year, Nearly Twenty-Five New Trainers On-Site To Help Fill Races

LAUREL. MD. 11-29-11---Laurel Park officials decided today not to use the turf course for the remainder of the year. Heavy rains in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region forced races off the grass four times last week. One turf race had been scheduled for Wednesday’s card.

Deliburnsky Speeds To Victory In Dave’s Friend Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-26-11---Happy Tenth Stable’s Deliburnsky stumbled at the break but quickly righted himself, hustled to the lead and continued on to win the $75,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, the feature offering this afternoon at Laurel Park.