Racing News

Friday’s Stronach 5 Opens with Three Turf Races

$50,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Gulfstream West, Santa Anita & Laurel
Five Races and 58 Horses in Approximately 60 Minutes 
Preview Show & Past Performances Now Available 
LAUREL, MD – There’s plenty to look forward to in Friday’s Stronach 5.

Undefeated Stakes Winner Our Braintrust on Comeback Trail

Community Watch Breaks Maiden for Hall of Famer McGaughey
LAUREL, MD – Undefeated Our Braintrust, unraced since winning the Tremont Stakes June 8 at Belmont Park in his second start, continued working toward his return to competition for Laurel Park-based trainer and co-owner Cal Lynch.

Miz Creed Impresses in Career Debut at Laurel Saturday - Charles Town Shipper Wins for Late Breeder of Classic Winner Hansel

Miz Creed Impresses in Career Debut at Laurel Saturday
Charles Town Shipper Wins for Late Breeder of Classic Winner Hansel

LAUREL, MD – Miz Creed, racing for accomplished late breeder Marvin Little Jr., broke on top and never looked back on the way to an easy 3 ½-length front-running debut victory Saturday at Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 Returns $1,161.10

LAUREL, MD – Bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were rewarded with $1,161.10.
There were 74 winners in the Stronach 5 and $97,003 bet into the second edition of the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The third and fourth legs of the Stronach 5 – the ninth and 10th races from Laurel – were taken off the turf and run on the main track after heavy rain fell Thursday evening in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Toe Curlin’ Kiss Graduates in Style at Laurel Friday

Wagering Available on Sunday, Oct. 7 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
 LAUREL, MD – Barbara Houck’s Toe Curlin’ Kiss, making his fourth career start and first as a gelding, proved best in a field of six that included pair of high-priced rivals to graduate in style with a 1 ¾-length victory Friday at Laurel Park. 

McCarthy Escapes Injury in Third-Race Tangle at Laurel

Friday’s National Stronach 5 Wager Includes Two Races from Laurel
LAUREL, MD – Jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Jevian Toledo, who have combined to win the last four overall riding championships in Maryland, got tangled up in the stretch during Thursday’s third race at Laurel Park that saw McCarthy avoid injury after briefly landing on the back of a rival horse.

Blewitt, Yu, Nicoletti and Salter Handicap Friday’s Stronach 5

Stronach 5 Preview Show & Past Performances Now Available 
$50,000 Guaranteed Pool with Races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream West & Laurel
Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which rewarded 14 bettors each last week with a $9,888.30 payoff, is back Friday, Oct. 5 with a guaranteed pool of $50,000 and an average field size of 11.6 horses.

Jason Smith Edges Familiar Face for First Career Training Victory

Laurel Expands to Four-Day Race Week Beginning Thursday, Oct. 4
Wagering Available on Sunday, Oct. 7 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
LAUREL, MD – While the decision to make a career training horses took some time, Jason Smith didn’t have to wait long to get his first winner.

Four Turf Races, 58 Horses Highlight Friday’s Stronach 5

$50,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout 
National Pick 5 from Santa Anita, Gulfstream West and Laurel
Sequence Begins with Santa Anita’s Third Race – 5:03 ET, 2:03 PT
LAUREL, MD –Friday’s edition of the Stronach 5, a national wager with a $1 minimum and industry-low takeout of 12 percent, will feature four turf races, big fields, and a guaranteed pool of $50,000.

Channel Cat Impressive in Bald Eagle Derby

LAUREL, MD – It was quick and it was over.
Jockey Feargal Lynch swept past the pacesetter Neepawa around the final turn aboard Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat and left nine opponents in his wake on his way to a 5 ¾ length victory in Saturday’s inaugural running of the $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby at Laurel Park.