Racing News

Forecast Forces Laurel Park to Postpone Friday, March 2 Program

Nine-Race Card Moved to Monday, March 5
LAUREL, MD – Heavy rain and high winds from Winter Storm Riley forecast to hit the East Coast Thursday evening has forced The Maryland Jockey Club to postpone the live program Friday, March 2 at Laurel Park.
Friday’s entire nine-race program will be run, as carded, on Monday, March 5. Post time will be 12:30 p.m.

Laurel Hosting MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament March 3

Berths on Line for NHC, BCBC and BIG ONE Tournaments
Guaranteed Prize Money Paid to Top 10 Finishers
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club is hosting its spring session of the Champions Handicapping Tournament Saturday, March 3 at Laurel Park.
Berths to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and BIG ONE tournaments are on the line, as well as guaranteed prize money to the top 10 finishers.

Trainer Trimble Wins with First Career Starter Sunday

Jockey Hamilton Opens Card with Three Straight Victories
Live Racing Returns Friday with $20,931 Rainbow 6 Carryover
LAUREL, MD – Peter Blum’s filly Oh My dueled on the front end into deep stretch and held off a determined late challenge to capture Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park and give trainer Brittany Trimble her first career victory.

Colonel Looks ‘Sharp’ in Laurel Feature Victory Saturday

First of Three Winners on the Program for Trainer McMahon
Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Grows to $17,612 for Sunday 
LAUREL, MD – Rising Sun Racing Stables’ Colonel Sharp was unhurried early before coming with a sweeping move on the outside and powering down the stretch to a 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s featured second race at Laurel Park.

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program

Rainbow 6 Reaches $13,970 After Going Unsolved Friday
LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Laurel Park, growing the jackpot carryover to $13,970.23 for Saturday’s nine-race program.
Multiple tickets with all six winners Friday returned $469.64.

Weston Hamilton Rides Four Winners at Laurel

Special Presidents Day Program Monday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi 5 Carryovers 
 LAUREL, MD – Apprentice jockey Weston Hamilton won four races on Sunday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.

Still Having Fun Gutsy Winner of $100,000 Miracle Wood

Afleet Willy Rolls to Fourth Stakes Win in $100,000 John B. Campbell
Miss Inclusive Goes the Distance in $100,000 Maryland Racing Media 
Enchanted Ghost Cruises to Win $100,000 Wide Country

Ms Locust Point Makes It Four Straight in $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)

Highlights Six Winter Carnival Day Stakes Worth $950,000 in Purses
LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point pushed her win streak to four races with her fourth career stakes victory and first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at snowy Laurel Park.

Something Awesome Makes the Grade in $250,000 General George

Veteran Gelding Rallies from Far Back in Grade 3 Sprint      
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stable’s Something Awesome rallied from off a contested early pace to score a narrow victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park, earning the first graded-stakes triumph of his career in the seven-furlong sprint for older horses, one of six stakes on the Winter Carnival program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2). 

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Quotes

Trainer John Servis (Ms Locust Point): “She’s just now really learned to settle. You know the old saying, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ I don’t want to throw too much at her too quick. I have to talk with [owners] Mr. [Chuck] Zachney and Jim [Reichenberg] and see if we want to try a Grade 1 next or do we want to try another Grade 2, Grade 3 and see how she handles them. She’s got such a brilliant cruising speed. She clicks off those 12’s like nothing, with her ears pricked.”