Racing News

Contrarity Captures First Juvenile Race of Season Saturday

Shimmering Aspen May Be Stakes-Bound After Impressive Win 
McFarlane Registers First Training Victory Friday
LAUREL, MD – Danny Limongelli’s Contrarity, making her career debut, broke running and led all the way for a front-running half-length victory in the first juvenile race of the season Saturday at Laurel Park.

Racing Moves to Four-Day Week Starting Thursday May 4; Winter-Spring Meet Ends May 7 Before Racing Shifts to Pimlico

Winter-Spring Meet Ends May 7 Before Racing Shifts to Pimlico
LAUREL, MD – Live racing in Maryland moves to four days a week beginning Thursday, May 4 at Laurel Park.

Trainer Rice Making Most of Opportunities at Laurel

Winning at 51 Percent Clip Puts Her in Contention for Meet Title
Success Leads Her to Establish 12-Horse Local String 

Laurel Park Taking Part in PDJF Fundraiser May 6

Third Consecutive Year for Derby Day Silent Auction
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park is proud to once again be among 24 racetracks across the country taking part in the third annual Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser to be held Saturday, May 6.

Frank Stronach Endorses Horse Racing Integrity Act

Aurora, Ontario-April 26, 2017

I, Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group, am pleased to support the Horse Racing Integrity Act, sponsored by Congressman Andy Barr and Congressman Paul Tonko.

Under the legislation, USADA should work together with state regulators and members of the horse racing industry to achieve the highest integrity at a reasonable cost.

Downtown Mama Scores Maiden Win Sunday at Laurel

3-Year-Old Filly Gives Trainer Rice 21st Meet Victory
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers For Friday
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Linda Rice continued her hot hand at Laurel Park’s winter-spring meet when Lady Sheila Stable’s Downtown Mama rolled to a three-quarter length maiden victory in her career debut Sunday.

Ascend Goes Last to First to Win $75,000 Henry S. Clark

Danilovna Divine in $75,000 Dahlia
Tesio Day Handle Up 59 Percent
LAUREL, MD – Stone Farm and Madaket Stables’ Ascend, jumping into stakes company for the first time in his 5-year-old debut off six months between races, made a last-to-first move under jockey Feargal Lynch to capture the $75,000 Henry S. Clark presented presented by Fidelity First and James Blackwell Real Estate Saturday at Laurel Park.

Twisted Tom Leaves No Doubt in $125,000 Federico Tesio

Runs Win Streak to Three With Second Straight Stakes Victory
LAUREL, MD – Cobra Farm Inc.’s Twisted Tom raced in contention from the start, took command on the far turn and thwarted a strong challenge from O Dionysus in mid-stretch before pulling away to a 2 ¼-length win in the $125,000 Federico Tesio Saturday at Laurel Park.

Lights of Medina Wears Down Forever Liesl in $125,000 Weber City Miss

Absatootly Upsets $75,000 Primonetta, Gives Jockey Gomez First Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Sumaya U. S. Stable’s Lights of Medina, in her first start against winners, stalked and wore down multiple stakes-placed Forever Liesl en route to a two-length victory in the $125,000 Weber City Miss under jockey Fergal Lynch for trainer Todd Pletcher. 

Federico Tesio Quotes

Trainer Chad Brown (Twisted Tom, 1st): “He ran terrific and Feargal really rode him well once again. They’re a great team, those two. The horse showed a lot of heart again. He’s a long-winded, hard-trying horse that obviously showed he has a tremendous amount of stamina and will to win. He’s a horse that continually is improving, which we love to see. We’re just really proud of his effort today.”