Racing News

Multiple Stakes Winner Phlash Phelps Targeting Laurel Stakes Sept. 29

G3 BWI Turf Cup, Find Stakes Possible Preps for Maryland Million Turf
LAUREL, MD – Both the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) and $75,000 Find Stakes Saturday, Sept. 29 at Laurel Park are on the radar for multiple grass stakes winner Phlash Phelps as the 7-year-old gelding gears up for another run at the Maryland Million.

G3 De Francis Dash Remains in Play for G1 Winner Imperial Hint

One of Seven Stakes Worth $900,000 in Purses Saturday, Sept. 15
LAUREL, MD – The $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 15 remains in play for Raymond Mamone’s Grade 1-winning millionaire Imperial Hint.

Deadmau5 to Headline Clubhouse Festival at Maryland Million

Laurel, MD - The Stronach Group, owners of Laurel Park, announced today the addition of the Clubhouse Festival to the upcoming Maryland Million race day on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  

Toledo, Gonzalez Crowned Laurel Summer Meet Champions

Trio of Mandatory Payouts on Closing Day Sunday
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park lowered the curtain on its 40-day summer stand with a 10-race program Sunday as jockey Jevian Toledo and trainer Claudio Gonzalez formally wrapped up their respective meet titles.

Jeffrey Harryman Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $2,790 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge
LAUREL, MD – Jeffrey Harryman of Baltimore finished with a bankroll balance of $2,214.50 to capture the fall session of the Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament held on Maryland Pride Day, Saturday, Aug. 18 at Laurel Park.

Majestic Reason Becomes a Stakes Winner in $75,000 Miss Disco

Whereshetoldmetogo Runs Streak to Three in $75,000 Star de Naskra
Among Four Stakes Worth $300,000 on Maryland Pride Day Program
Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Sunday
LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stables and Richard Golden’s Majestic Reason became a stakes winner in just her third career start, powering through the stretch for a 1 ¼-length triumph in the $75,000 Miss Disco presented by Ourisman of Clarksville at Laurel Park.

Rocky Policy Turns Away Crabcakes in $75,000 Jameela

Sonny Inspired Springs $19.80 Upset in $75,000 Ben’s Cat
Among Four Stakes Worth $300,000 on Maryland Pride Day Program
LAUREL, MD – Richard Vermillion’s Rocky Policy, stakes placed on both turf and dirt, became a stakes winner for the first time in 27 career starts with a front-running one-length victory over multiple Maryland champion Crabcakes in Saturday’s $75,000 Jameela Stakes at Laurel Park.

Bye Bye Bertie Soars to Impressive Maiden Win Friday at Laurel

First of Back-to-Back Victories for Veteran Trainer Hamilton Smith
Room Left in Saturday’s MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament
Dual Carryovers for Stakes-Filled Maryland Pride Day Card Saturday
Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Sunday

Leading Trainer Gonzalez a Winner On and Off Track

Cancer Survivor Closing in on Seventh Career Meet Title at Laurel
 LAUREL, MD – In just his sixth full season of training Thoroughbreds, Claudio Gonzalez never envisioned having the kind of success that has resulted his emergence as a dominant force in Maryland and has him a weekend away from formally claiming his fourth title in the last five Maryland Jockey Club meets.

Apprentice Jockey Urizar Velazquez Earns First Career Victory

Broken Bridle Forges Narrow Win in Laurel Thursday Feature
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers Friday
LAUREL, MD – Brian McFarlane’s 3-year-old gelding Free to Trump was a gate-to-wire winner of Thursday’s fourth race to give apprentice jockey Urizar Velazquez his first career winner in his professional debut.