Racing News

Greatbullsoffire Puts Streak on Line in $75,000 Laurel Futurity

Connections Hoping to ‘Fly’ Again in $75,000 Selima
Field of Nine to Gather for $75,000 Shine Again
LAUREL, MD – Kathleen Willier’s stakes winner Greatbullsoffire, unbeaten through his first two starts, will likely be favored to keep his perfect record intact in Saturday’s $75,000 Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park.

Jockey Hamilton Returns to the Saddle

Riding Again After 10 Years Off 
LAUREL, MD - Steve Hamilton, who retired from riding 10 years ago after more than 1,200 victories and being one of the top five riders in Maryland, feels like "new money" since returning to the saddle.
Hamilton rode 12 races at the recently-concluded Timonium meet with four seconds and is named on three horses Friday during opening day of Laurel's fall meet and three more Saturday on Laurel Turf Festival day.

Nine-Race Program Kicks Off Laurel Fall Meet Friday

102 Horses Entered, Six Races Set on World-Class Turf Course
Fall Stakes Program Features $3.25 Million in Purses
Laurel Turf Festival, Hops and Horses Beer Fest Set for Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park kicks off its 51-day fall meet with a nine-race Opening Day program Friday that includes six races contested over its world-class turf course.

Nominations for $575,000 Laurel Turf Festival Close Thursday

$150,000 Lady Baltimore, $100,000 Turf Cup & Dash All Listed
$75,000 Futurity & Selima Part of Opening Weekend
LAUREL, MD - Nominations close Thursday, Sept. 1 for the $575,000 Laurel Turf Festival that helps to kick off Laurel Park's $3.25 million fall racing schedule.

The Stronach Group Recruits Tamir Shanel As Part of Industry Leading Effort to Revitalize the Sport of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

TORONTO, ONTARIO - The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tamir Shanel as Executive Vice President, Food and Beverage. The recruitment of Mr. Shanel is part of The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment develop world-class customer experiences across its properties as it leads the industry to modernize and reignite the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Total Handle up 20 Percent at Laurel Park’s Summer Meet

Increases in Average and In-State Handle 
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that total handle on Laurel Park’s summer meet was up 20.2 percent over the previous year while average and in-state handle also increased.

Toledo Captures Summer Meet Title; Keefe, Smith Share Trainer Crown

Savvy Street Wins Sunday Feature, Divining Rod Scratched From Comeback
Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Pick 5, Super Hi-5
Maryland State Fair Meet Opens Friday at Timonium
Racing Returns to Laurel Sept. 9 for Year-Ending Fall Meet

Zhou Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament; Earns $1,950 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Earns $1,950 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge
LAUREL, MD – Tony Zhou of Jersey City, N.J. finished with a balance of $3,045 to edge Baltimore’s John Scheinman and capture the Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday inside Laurel Park’s Carriage Room.

John Jones Pulls $88.80 Shocker in $75,000 Mister Diz

Spoils Ben’s Cat’s Attempt at Record Seven Straight Wins in Grass Stakes
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Sunday’s Closing Program
Mandatory Payoffs in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Sunday

Loveable Lady Takes to Turf in $75,000 Jameela

Runs Down Favored Everything Lovely for First Stakes Win
LAUREL, MD – Making just her second career start on grass and first in a stakes, Loveable Lady reeled in favored front-runner Everything Lovely in deep stretch and surged past approaching the wire to upset Saturday’s $75,000 Jameela Stakes at Laurel Park.