Racing News

Late Night Pow Wow Returns a Winner in Twixt

12th Win in 14 Career Starts for 4-Year-Old Filly
Fritchie (G3) Winner Four for Four at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD - Coming off a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Madison in April at Keeneland, Breeze Easy LLC’s Late Night Pow Wow returned to her typical dominant form,  turning back a challenge in the stretch to win the $75,000 Twixt by 1 ¼ lengths Sunday at Laurel Park.

Laurel’s Summer Sunday Stakes, Presented by 14 Hands Winery

5 Stakes, $400,000
Summering Gets Season Under Way in $100,000 Stormy Blues       
Graded-Stakes Winner Mind Control, Late Night Pow Wow
Rainbow 6 Hit for $86,332

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s Sunday program will include the Summer Sunday Stakes program, presented by 14 Hands Winery, featuring five stakes worth $400,000 in purses highlighted by the 5 1/2-furlong Stormy Blues for 3-year-old fillies.

Lots of Winners in Friday’s Stronach 5

79 Bettors Each Receive $1,640.30

LAUREL – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, rewarded 79 bettors with $1,640.30.

Laurel’s $66,161 Rainbow 6 Carryover Saturday Features 5 on Turf

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will feature five races on its world-class turf course Saturday and a carryover of $66,161.96.

First race post for Saturday’s nine-race program is 1:10 p.m. The Rainbow 6 sequence will begin with the fourth race, a 5 ½ furlong turf event that has attracted a field of 11.

Multiple winning tickets Friday on the Rainbow 6 returned $1,191.92.

Phlash Phelps Shortens Up for $75,000 Ben’s Cat

Fear No Evil Back with State-Breds in $75,000 Jameela
Among Five Stakes Worth $400,000 in Purses Sunday, July 14

LAUREL, MD – Best known for his success going two turns on the turf, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will cut back to a sprint for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes at Laurel Park.

Summering Gets Season Under Way in $100,000 Stormy Blues

Stakes Winner Unraced Since Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)
Richest of Five Stakes Worth $400,000 in Purses Sunday, July 14

LAUREL, MD – Glen Hill Farm’s stakes-winning homebred Summering, unraced since finishing off the board for the first time in last fall’s Breeders’ Cup, will launch her eagerly anticipated comeback in Sunday’s $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes at Laurel Park.

Late Night Pow Wow Aims to Start New Streak in $75,000 Twixt

2017 Winner Shimmering Aspen Among Foes in Seven-Furlong Sprint
One of Five Stakes Worth $400,000 in Purses Sunday, July 14

LAUREL, MD – Breeze Easy LLC’s multiple graded-stakes winner Late Night Pow Wow, freshened up after having a nine-race win streak snapped in her Grade 1 debut, returns to action in an effort to get back on the winning track in Sunday’s $75,000 Twixt at Laurel Park.

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool for Friday’s Stronach 5

All-Star Ticket­­, Free Past Performances, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park, will once again have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout and free past performances.

Friday’s sequence kicks off at 4:50 p.m. with 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs at Laurel and will conclude with a 7 ½ furlong turf event at Gulfstream Park for maiden fillies and mares.

Laurel Park to Host Inaugural Community Day Tuesday, July 23

MJC, MTHA Teaming Up to Celebrate Backstretch Community
Raffles, Prizes, Barbecue, Dunk Tank Among Event Activities

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club is partnering with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in hosting an inaugural Community Day Tuesday, July 23 at Laurel Park.

Created to celebrate the backstretch community and its contribution to the continued success of Maryland racing, Community Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. outside the track kitchen.

Live Racing Returns Thursday with $54,443 Rainbow 6 Carryover

3-Year-Old Bull Shark Stays Unbeaten with Sunday Feature Victory

LAUREL, MD – Live racing will return to Laurel Park Thursday, July 11 with a carryover jackpot of $54,443.87 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Two horses, long shots Frost’s Song (14-1) and Aladdin Sane (13-1), were live to take down the jackpot heading into Sunday’s ninth-race finale, won by 6-5 favorite Creative Budgeting ($4.60).