Racing News

Alwaysmining Breezes Saturday for $100,000 Private Terms

March 16 Stakes Would be Two-Turn Debut for Multiple Stakes Winner

LAUREL, MD – Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old Alwaysmining put in his final breeze Saturday morning ahead of an expected start in the $100,000 Private Terms March 16 at Laurel Park.

113 Bettors Each Win $2,000 on Friday’s Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout, awarded 113 bettors each with $2,025.50 Friday afternoon.

Southeast ($8) kicked off Friday’s sequence by winning the ninth race at Laurel and The Creep ($4.60) closed things out by winning the sixth race at Golden Gate. Slot Receiver ($9), winner of the 11th race at Gulfstream, provided the largest win payoff.

There was $258,853 wagered into the national pick 5.

Alwaysmining Tops 24 Sophomores Nominated to Private Terms

Among Five Stakes Worth $450,000 in Purses Saturday, March 16

LAUREL, MD – Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining, a winner of three consecutive stakes and four straight races overall, leads 24 horses nominated to the $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds Saturday, March 16 at Laurel Park.

Registration Open for MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Prize Money, NHC, BCBC & BIG ONE Berths on Line Saturday, March 16

LAUREL, MD – Registration is now open for the spring session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament scheduled to be held Saturday, March 16 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park.

Live Racing Returns Friday with Rainbow 6 Carryover

Friday’s Ninth-Race Finale Kicks Off National Stronach 5
Post Time Moves to 1:10 P.M. Starting Sunday, March 10

LAUREL, MD – There will be a carryover jackpot of $9,329.96 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 when live racing resumes at Laurel Park with a nine-race program Friday, March 8.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Features $100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Two on the Turf

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream and Golden Gate
Free Past Performances

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 Friday, March 8 with races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

The popular national Pick 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will kick off this week at Laurel Park at 5 p.m. After consecutive turf races at Gulfstream, attention shifts to California with two races at Golden Gate.

Late Pick 5 Carryover of $10,242 Sunday at Laurel

Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 for Eight-Race Card

LAUREL, MD – There will be a carryover of $10,242.21 in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 when live racing resumes with an eight-race program Sunday at Laurel Park.

First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

No one selected all five winners Saturday in the Late Pick 5, which returned $75.85 for tickets with four of five winners. The Late Pick 5, which offers an industry-low 12 percent takeout, covers Races 4-8 Sunday.

Jockey Egan Gets First North American Winner Friday at Laurel

Remarkable Soul Sharp Maiden Winner in Second Start Friday
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday’s Nine-Race Card

Inaugural Oaklawn Invitational Winner to Get Free Berth in Preakness

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the winner of the inaugural running of the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Saturday, May 4 at Oaklawn Park will receive a free berth in the starting gate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

The 1 3/16th mile Preakness, to be run Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course, will be one of 16 stakes – nine graded – worth $3.8 million that will be run Preakness weekend.

Mr. Brix Solid Winner of Laurel Sunday Feature

Jockey Gomez Rides Three Consecutive Winners
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing  Thursday, Feb. 28

LAUREL, MD – Joseph Besecker’s Mr. Brix swept to the lead on the far turn and powered through the stretch to splash home a 2 ½-length winner of Sunday’s featured third race at Laurel Park.