Racing News

McCarthy, Gonzalez Crowned as Winter Meet Closes Sunday

19-Day Spring Meeting Opens Friday, April 5
Spring Stakes Spectacular Nominations Close April 11
Memorial Service for Trainer Bill Wolfendale 11:30 A.M. Monday

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park lowered the curtain on its 46-day winter stand Sunday, with jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez formally claiming individual meet titles.

Six Winners in Stronach 5 Each Receive $32,660

LAUREL, MD – There were six winners in the Stronach 5 Friday, each winning $32,660.20.

The wager kicked off with Honor Run ($5.60) winning the ninth race at Laurel Park. The sequence concluded with Clockstriketwelve, a 23-1 longshot, winning the 11th race at Gulfstream Park.

The Stronach 5 rewarded 23 bettors each with $7,182.50 on March 22.

Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence

●   Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – Honor Run $5.60

Apprentice Correa Stays Hot with Three-Win Day Friday

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Card

LAUREL, MD – Kieron Magee owned-and-trained Crystal Pier came with a steady run up the rail to catch favored pacesetter Polarization in deep stretch and win Friday’s eighth race at Laurel Park, giving seven-pound apprentice Julio Correa his first career hat trick.

Laurel Park Entering Final Weekend of Winter Meet

McCarthy, Gonzalez to Finish as Leading Jockey, Trainer

LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to Laurel Park with a nine-race card Friday, March 29 that kicks off the final weekend of the track’s 46-day winter meet.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Orchid Handicap Highlights Friday’s Stronach 5

Races from Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel and Golden Gate Fields          
Free Past Performances, Post Time 5:16 P.M.
$100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – Four tracks, a $100,000 guaranteed pool, and two turf races, including the $100,000 Orchid Handicap (G3) at 1 3/8th mile, highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.

Rainbow 6 Solved for $41,809 Jackpot Payout Sunday

Live Racing Returns Friday, March 29 with Nine-Race Card

LAUREL, MD – One lucky bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for a jackpot payout of $41,809.64 Sunday at Laurel Park.

Two horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into Sunday’s ninth-race finale, won by 6-5 favorite Snippety ($4.40) to complete the 2-10-3-7-3-7 combination.

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Reaches $32,361 for Sunday

Nine-Race Program Begins at 1:10 P.M. with Super Hi-5 Carryover

LAUREL, MD – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Saturday at Laurel Park, pushing the jackpot carryover to $32,361.75 for Sunday’s nine-race program.

First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

A total of $12,770 was bet into the popular multi-race wager Saturday, which began with a carryover of $28,275.35 from Friday’s program. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $2,043.18.

Stronach 5 Returns $7,182 for 23 Bettors

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, returned $7,182.50 each to 23 bettors.

Leading Trainer Gonzalez Runs Win Streak to Seven with Three-Win Day

Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Swells to $28,275 for Saturday
Saturday Carryovers in Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5

LAUREL, MD – Winter meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez continued his recent hot streak by sending out three winners Friday at Laurel Park, pushing his personal win streak to seven consecutive races.

Maryland Loses Longtime Trainer William ‘Wolf’ Wolfendale III

Winner of Nearly 1,700 Career Races Passed Away March 18 at Age 74

LAUREL, MD –William H. ‘Wolf’ Wolfendale III, a winner of nearly 1,700 races in a training career that dated back to the mid-1960s and was spent primarily in Maryland, died Monday, March 18 at home. He was 74.