Racing News

Whiteley Gets 24 Nominations

Toledo Tops Maryland Jocks in 2015
Pharoah Leads Maryland Eclipse Finalists
 
LAUREL, MD - Country Life Farm's Flash McCaul, who has finished second in four consecutive races including the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Maryland Million Nursery, tops two dozen 3-year-olds nominated for the $75,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes, one of three stakes races to be run Saturday, Jan. 16 at Laurel Park.
 

Records Broken, Handle Up 20 Percent For Maryland Jockey Club in 2015

In-State Handle Rises 8 Percent
Preakness, Black-Eyed Susan Sets Records
Capital Improvements, More Turf Racing and OTB's Fuel Increases  
 
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club continued growing its product and handle in 2015, experiencing a 20-percent increase in total live handle, breaking records during Preakness Week, and investing more than $15 million at its facilities.
 

Page McKenney Becomes a Millionaire in Native Dancer

Sweet On Smokey, Love Came to Town Win Stakes
Super Hi 5 Carryover $19,103 Sunday
 
LAUREL, MD - Despite some anxious moments down the backstretch, Adam Staple's and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney became a millionaire Saturday afternoon with a 3 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park.
 

Magee, Toledo Win Laurel Titles

LAUREL, MD - Trainer Kieron Magee and jockey Jevian Toledo took their respective titles during Laurel Park's fall meet, which concluded Thursday afternoon.
            
Magee took the training title on the final day with his 24th victory of the meet, one more than Claudio Gonzalez and five more than Jamie Ness.
            

Three Stakes Highlight Saturday's Program at Laurel

Page McKenney, Primo Via and Eddy Gourmet Entered
 
LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's Saturday afternoon program will be highlighted by three $75,000 stakes featuring popular older horses Page McKenney, Primo Via and Eddy Gourmet.
 
First race post time is 12:25 p.m.
 

Salter Handicaps Laurel's Mandatory Pick 5 Thursday

LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park will have a mandatory payout of all its multi-race wagers Thursday, including the 50-cent Pick 5 which will have a carryover of $16,361.
 
The Pick 5, with its industry-low 12 percent takeout, has become one of the most popular wagers in the country. For Laurel's television host and handicapper Stan Salter, Thursday's Pick 5 offers a "real good chance of hitting it big" with a single in the eighth race.
 

Rainbow 6 Hit at Laurel for $140,000; Mandatory Payoffs Thursday; Pick 5 Carryover $16,000

Mandatory Payoffs Thursday
Pick 5 Carryover $16,000
 
LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's 10-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Sunday afternoon by a single bettor for $140,827.44.
 

Bode Miller's Ravenheart Takes Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Look Who's Talking Runs Off With Maryland Juvenile Filly
Always Sunshine Best in $100,000 Dave's Friend
Noteworthy Peach Easy Winner in $50,000 Jennings Handicap
Sunday's 10-cent Rainbow 6 Carryover $105,000
 

Laurel Park News & Notes

Smith Saddles Three in Saturday’s Five Stakes
Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover $91,000
Rainbow Heir Seeks Victory in $100,000 Dave’s Friend
Lexington Street Looking for Four Straight in Juvenile Filly

Showalter Steps Up Saturday in Maryland Juvenile At Laurel

LAUREL, MD - Trainer Robert Leaf Jr., doesn't need to be reminded that Showalter, a 2-year-old gelding named after Baltimore Orioles baseball manager Buck Showalter by the team's CEO and majority owner Peter Angelos, is garnering national interest.