Racing News

Dominguez Joins Fellow Maryland Greats in Hall of Fame

Forced into Early Retirement, Champion Jockey to be Enshrined Friday
LAUREL, MD – It didn’t take long after first arriving in the United States from his native Venezuela two decades ago for people to seek Ramon Dominguez out. His gracious, humble and classy manner made him popular and approachable. His talent, determination and intelligence made him one of the most desired, respected and successful jockeys of all-time.

Former Jockey, Racing Official Tommy Lee Passes Away at 79

Services to be Held Thursday, Aug. 11, for One-Time Maryland Leading Rider

LAUREL, MD – Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, for former jockey and Maryland Jockey Club clerk of scales Thomas ‘Tommy’ Lee, who passed away Aug. 3 at the Delaware Hospice Center at the age of 79.

Maryland Jockey Club to Pay for Shipping from Parx to Laurel

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will pay shipping expenses to Laurel for horsemen stabled at Parx throughout the month of August.
Parx is closed from August 10 through September 2.

Ben’s Cat Back to Work Friday at Laurel

Bidding for Seventh Straight Victory in Mister Diz Stakes Aug. 20
LAUREL, MD – Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, 10-year-old Ben’s Cat returned to the work tab Friday at Laurel Park as he aims for his seventh consecutive win in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes on Maryland Pride Day Aug. 20.

Multiple-Stakes Winner Legendary Retired; North Star Boy Back on Flat in Friday Comeback; Rainbow 6 Carryover of $9,449 for Twilight Friday

North Star Boy Back on Flat in Friday Comeback
Flash McCaul Returns, First on First Debuts Friday
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $9,449 for Twilight Friday Program
Mister Diz, Jameela Stakes Nominations Close Aug. 12

Jockey Carrasco Continues to Thrive in Maryland

Talent, Work, Consistency Put Eclipse Award Winner on Top
LAUREL, MD – Though he has earned both riding titles and awards in his still-blossoming riding career, jockey Victor Carrasco isn't motivated by such accolades. As easy-going as he is competitive, Carrasco just wants to win.

Laurel Stall Applications for Fall Meet Due Sept. 5

Meet Features $3.25 Million Stakes Schedule, 5 Super Saturdays
LAUREL, MD - Stall applications for Laurel Park's lucrative fall/winter meet, featuring 32 stakes (four graded) and five Super Saturdays with four or more stakes races, are due by Monday, Sept. 5.
Highlights of Laurel's fall schedules include:

Sale of Rosecroft to The Stronach Group Official

The Stronach Group announced today that its purchase of Prince George’s Gaming Ventures, LLC, the holding company of Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland, from Penn National Gaming Inc., has been officially completed.
The Stronach Group owns the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, as well as pari-mutuel facilities Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Portland Meadows and Golden Gate Fields.

Hailey’s Flip Impresses in Sunday Maiden Victory; Carrasco Moves to Top of Rider Standings with Three-Win Day

Carrasco Moves to Top of Rider Standings with Three-Win Day
Rainbow 6 Carryover at $9,449 for Friday Twilight Program
LAUREL, MD – Daniel C. Crowley’s Haley’s Flip, back two weeks off an educational debut effort, led all the way around to earn her diploma with a decisive 6 ¼-length win in Sunday’s fourth race at Laurel Park, a $33,000 maiden event for 2-year-old fillies.

Noteworthy Peach Takes Laurel Feature Saturday

American Progress Upsets Stakes Winners in 2nd Race Allowance
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $7,743 for Sunday
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday