Racing News

Celebrated Horses, Horsemen Hallmark of ‘Maryland’s Breeders’ Cup’

‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Celebrates 33rd Year Saturday
 LAUREL, MD – Two weeks before the best horses and horsemen in the world gather for a lucrative weekend of championship racing, Laurel Park will once again play host to Maryland’s version of the Breeders’ Cup.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Includes Three on the Turf

Four Tracks, Five Races, 56 Entries
Stronach 5 Preview Show Now Available 
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which has rewarded bettors its first three weeks with strong yields on investment, returns Friday with races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Veteran Looking to ‘Flash’ Old Form in Maryland Million Classic

$150,000 Stakes Highlights ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Oct. 20
Total of 151 Horses Entered in 12 Races, Five on World-Class Turf Course
LAUREL, MD – Country Life Farm’s 5-year-old Flash McCaul, stakes placed at 2 and 3, will look to recapture his solid early form as he takes aim at the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for a third consecutive year Saturday at Laurel Park.

My Sistersledge Ready for Title Defense in Maryland Million Ladies

 LAUREL, MD – Trainer Michael Trombetta entered My Sistersledge in the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies Wednesday with supreme confidence that the 4-year-old daughter of Etched will be ready to defend her title in Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Phlash Phelps Chasing History in Maryland Million Turf

Seeks Third Win in $125,000 Stakes on ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Oct. 20
LAUREL, MD – Unable to make last year’s race with an injury, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will get another chance to make history when he goes for his third Maryland Million victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park.

Stallion Super Ninety Nine a Study in Perseverance

Country Life Farm Stud has Three Fillies Pre-Entered in $100,000 Lassie
33rd Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Program Saturday, Oct. 20
LAUREL, MD – Dating back to before he ever ran, continuing on through his racing career and extending to a second career at stud, Super Ninety Nine has been a case study in perseverance.

Breeder, Owner, Trainer Bill Boniface Talks Maryland Million

Co-Founded ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ with Late Broadcaster McKay
33rd Maryland Million Set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at Laurel

Media Advisory - Live Post Position Draw

Maryland Million Classic Post-Position Draw
Wednesday 4:30 P.M
Laurel Park – Tips Restaurant
Live on Facebook
LAUREL, MD – Post positions will be drawn and odds will be assigned Wednesday for the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, to be held Saturday at Laurel Park.

Phlash Phelps Tops Several Maryland Million Workers Saturday

Two-Time Turf Winner Fires Bullet Five Furlongs in 59 Seconds
33rd ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Set for Saturday, Oct. 20
LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps breezed a sharp five furlongs Saturday at Laurel Park in his final work before seeking to become the first three-time winner of the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Opens with Three Turf Races

$50,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Gulfstream West, Santa Anita & Laurel
Five Races and 58 Horses in Approximately 60 Minutes
Preview Show & Past Performances Now Available

LAUREL, MD – There’s plenty to look forward to in Friday’s Stronach 5. The national wager, which has a guaranteed $50,000 pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature an average field size of 11.6, three turf races, and coast-to-coast action in less than 60 minutes.