Racing News

Team Gaudet Welcomes Back Multiple-Stakes Winner John Jones; Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for 10-Race Program Friday

Saturday Turf Allowance Draws Star-Studded Field of 9 Older Horses
Maryland Horses Aim High in Opening Day Stakes at Saratoga
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for 10-Race Program Friday
LAUREL, MD – Matt Schera’s multiple-stakes winner John Jones is back in the Laurel Park barn of trainer Lacey Gaudet to begin preparations for what his connections hope is a strong second half of 2017.

No Dozing Drops Down, Cuts Back for $75,000 Concern Stakes

Returns to Laurel after Six Straight Graded-Stakes Starts 
LAUREL, MD – After making six straight graded-stakes starts, including several Triple Crown preps during the spring, Lael Stables’ homebred No Dozing finds himself back in Maryland and sprinting for the first time since last fall in Saturday’s $75,000 Concern at Laurel Park.

Horsemen Remember Late Mid-Atlantic Legend Ben’s Cat

Complications from Colic Surgery Claim Life of 26-Time Stakes Winner 
LAUREL, MD – Wearing a bright orange shirt and helmet cover, Elizabeth Eckert went about her business as an exercise rider for Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury Wednesday morning with a heavy heart.

Irish War Cry Breezes Sunday at Fair Hill for G1 Haskell

Works in Company with G1 Winner Ascend for Graham Motion
LAUREL, MD – Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2-winning homebred Irish War Cry continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Sunday morning.
Both Irish War Cry and his workmate, 5-year-old Grade 1 turf winner Ascend, went the distance in 1:14 over Fair Hill’s dirt track.

Morticia Scary Good in $100,000 Stormy Blues Victory

Multiple-Stakes Winner Sets Course Record in Richest Stakes of Laurel Summer
Three Stakes Worth $250,000 Over World-Class Turf Course Saturday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Sunday’s 9-Race Program

Just Howard Edges Bonus Points to Win $75,000 Caveat

I’m Betty G Captures Stakes Debut in $75,000 Pearl Necklace
Two of Three Stakes Worth $250,000 Over World-Class Turf Course
LAUREL, MD – Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard, making his stakes debut seven weeks off a maiden victory, dueled with stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Bonus Points from the gate into deep stretch before edging clear near the wire to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Caveat by a head at Laurel Park.

Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb Taking Next Step in Recovery

Jockey Pimentel Gets Good News on Back, Knee Injuries
Late Pick 5, Rainbow 6 Carryovers for 10-Race Program Friday
LAUREL, MD – M M G Stable’s multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb, sidelined since late March with a knee injury, will move to the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. this weekend to continue his recovery.

Morticia Brings Speed to Laurel for $100,000 Stormy Blues

Multiple Stakes Winner Headlines Richest Stakes of Laurel Summer
Sophomores Try Two Turns in $75,000 Caveat, $75,000 Pearl Necklace
Three Stakes Worth $250,000 Over World-Class Turf Course Saturday
LAUREL, MD – G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s speedy homebred filly Morticia, small in size but big on talent, kicks off the second half of a sophomore season that has already produced a pair of stakes victories in Saturday’s $100,000 Stormy Blues at Laurel Park.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Raises $7,000 for Thoroughbred Aftercare

Annual Event in Pimlico Infield Benefits MTHA’s Beyond the Wire Program
BALTIMORE – Nearly $20,000 in purse money was distributed and close to $7,000 was raised to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare at the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire held June 25 in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Jacks or Better Holding Live Hand at Laurel This Summer

Decorated Florida Breeder-Owner Stabled in Maryland for First Time
LAUREL, MD – Not long after winter officially turned to spring, Jacks or Better Farm – the Florida-based breeding and racing operation well known for its big-time success – had 5-year-old homebred Southern Barbecue run sixth in an optional claiming allowance March 25 at Laurel Park.