Racing News

Alwaysmining Wins Miracle Wood for Fourth Consecutive Victory

Las Setas Goes Wire-to-Wire in Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining won his fourth consecutive race and third consecutive stakes with a 4 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood presented by Blackwell Real Estate at Laurel Park.

A 3-year-old gelded son of Stay Thirsty, trained by Kelly Rubley and ridden by Daniel Centeno, Alwaysmining covered the mile in 1:35.27. Gray Magician, who shipped from California, finished second by a nose over Tybalt.

Stronach 5 Carryover for Friday, Feb. 22

Total Pool Expected to Swell to More than $500,000
LAUREL, MD – With no winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout is expected to climb to more than $500,000 Friday, Feb. 22.

The carryover going into next Friday’s is $169,305.51.

Video: Migliore, Mailloux Preview Saturday’s Winter Carnival

$100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes Tops Feb. 18 Holiday Program
Rockinn On Bye Chasing Elusive Stakes Win in General George (G3)
My Cousin Martha Tries Graded Company in Barbara Fritchie (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Analysts Richard Migliore and Ashley Mailloux preview Saturday’s $800,000 Winter Carnival Day at Laurel Park, highlighted by the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3).

Laurel to Enhance Coverage of Saturday’s Winter Carnival

Races to be Streamed in English and Spanish
Migliore, Mailloux Join Salter and Tullock to Provide Trackside Coverage
Fritchie (G3), General George (G3) Part of Five-Stakes Program

LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park’s annual Winter Carnival, featuring the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), will have enhanced coverage and exposure Saturday afternoon, Feb 16.

Late Night Pow Wow Taking Connections on Ride of a Lifetime

G3-Winning Filly Seeks Ninth Straight in $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3)

LAUREL, MD – It took more than three decades for trainer Javier Contreras to become an overnight sensation. A regular on the Laurel Park backstretch in the early 2000s, the 60-year-old native of Mexico won more races and purse money in 2018 than in any single season of his career, now in its 35th year.

Alwaysmining Taking the Next Step in Miracle Wood

Our Super Freak Tops Wide-Open $100,000 Wide Country
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 16

G1 Winner Discreet Lover Launches Season in John B. Campbell

Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 16

Still Having Fun on Familiar Ground for General George

Well-Traveled G2 Winner Facing Strong Field in Return to Maryland

Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 16

Late Night Pow Wow Tests Streak in Barbara Fritchie

4YO Filly Goes for Ninth Straight Victory in Seven-Furlong Sprint Stakes
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 16
LAUREL, MD – Breeze Easy’s Grade 3 winner Late Night Pow Wow, her streak having  grown to eight races since the only loss of her career 10 months ago, will face the toughest test yet in her return to graded-stakes competition for Saturday’s $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.

Uncontested Brings Patterson Back Home for General George

Orb’s Exercise Rider Sending Out First Stakes Starter as Trainer
LAUREL, MD – Don’t expect trainer Jenn Patterson to be overwhelmed Saturday when she sends out her first horse of the year, first in a stakes and just the 18th in a fledgling career, in one of the marquee races on the richest day of Laurel Park’s winter season.