Racing News

Bonus Points Rallies to Capture Laurel Feature Sunday

Live Racing Returns with Nine-Race Program Thursday, Nov. 15
LAUREL, MD – Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points, trailing by 20 lengths after a half-mile, unleashed a powerful last-to-first move on the far outside through the stretch to catch long shot pacesetter Saratoga Jack and win Sunday’s featured seventh race at Laurel Park.

Unbridled Juan Proves Best in $100,000 Richard W. Small

Scrap Copper Rallies to $100,000 James F. Lewis III Win
Congrats Gal Gets Job Done in $100,000 Smart Halo
Jockey Trevor McCarthy Wins Four Races, Three Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stables’ Unbridled Juan, stepping up in place of his multiple graded-stakes winning stablemate Something Awesome, sat a stalking trip before pouncing in the stretch and holding off a resurgent Dalmore to win Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small at Laurel Park.

Majestic Dunhill Springs Upset in $100,000 City of Laurel

America’s Tale Repels Challenge in $100,000 Safely Kept
Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 on Salute the Troops Day
LAUREL, MD – R A Hill Stable’s Majestic Dunhill, a sprint stakes winner on the grass this summer, transferred his success to the main track with a last-to-first half-length upset in Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel at Laurel Park. 

Stronach 5 Rewards a Dozen Bettors with $17,832

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, was hit Friday by 12 bettors who each received $17,832.20. 
The winning numbers were 6/4,5,6/12/9/7. The total pool was $180,002. The highest price in the sequence was $27.60 and the lowest price $6.
Friday’s sequence and results: 

G3 Winner Golden Brown Looks to Shine in $100,000 City of Laurel

Majestic Reason Seeks Second Stakes Win in $100,000 Safely Kept
Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses Saturday, Nov. 10
LAUREL, MD – New Jersey-bred Golden Brown, winner of the 1 1/8-mile Kent Stakes (G3) on turf this summer, cuts back to sprinting in his return to the main track for Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel at Laurel Park. 

Trainer Ward Sends Trio to Laurel for Juvenile Stakes

Fayette Warrior, Hawaiian Noises Top $100,000 James F. Lewis III
Mae Never No Draws Outside in $100,000 Smart Halo
Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses Saturday, Nov. 10

Something Awesome Set for Comeback in $100,000 Richard W. Small

Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses Saturday, Nov. 10
LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stable’s multiple graded-stakes winning millionaire Something Awesome, unraced since having his three-race win streak snapped mid-May, is entered to make his comeback in a loaded edition of the $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

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

Three Tracks, Five Races, 56 Horses
LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, a national wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature a $100,000 guaranteed pool.
The Stronach 5 will crisscross the country from Laurel Park to Gulfstream Park West, back to Laurel and Gulfstream West before the final leg is contested at Golden Gate Fields.

Stronach 5 Carryover $51,000 Friday, November 9

LAUREL, MD – There will be a $51,331.91 carryover in the Stronach 5 November 9 after there were no winning tickets Friday afternoon.
The national Pick 5 wager, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicked off Friday with a $108.20 winner in Santa Anita’s fourth race. That was followed by a $16 winner in Gulfstream Park West’s ninth race.

Angel Serpa Returns to Laurel Following International Win

Journeyman Rider Captures Invitational Race in Wuhan, China
LAUREL, MD – Even without a mount on the program, journeyman rider Angel Serpa accepted congratulations in Laurel Park’s jockey’s room Friday for coming home a winner following his first trip to China.
Serpa, 30, represented the United States and the Maryland Jockey Club at the 16th annual China Wuhan International Horse Racing Festival at Orient Lucky City Wuhan International Racecourse.