Racing News

Leading Rider Carrasco Returns to Races Sunday at Laurel

Eclipse Award Winner Finishes Fifth in First Mount in Nine Months
LAUREL, MD – Following a serious leg injury that kept him away from the races for more than nine months, journeyman jockey Victor Carrasco made his long-awaited return to competition on Father’s Day Sunday at Laurel Park.

Split Time Rallies to Victory in $75,000 Alma North

New York Shipper Earns Second Stakes Win in First Open Company Start
10-Race Father’s Day Program Starts at 1:10 P.M. Sunday
LAUREL, MD – Tic Stables’ Split Time, making her open company debut in her first race outside of New York, overcame a troubled start to scoot between horses in mid-stretch and earn her second career stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.

Jockey Carrasco Set to Launch Comeback Sunday at Laurel

Goldwood Powers to Victory in Friday Feature
Special Father’s Day Buffet Sunday at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park.

Maryland Horsemen Bring Stakes Hardware Back from New York

Locals Enjoy Successful Trip to Belmont Park’s Racing Festival
LAUREL, MD – While the eyes of the racing world were focused on Justify’s successful quest to become the 13th Triple Crown champion, Maryland’s horsemen received some well-deserved attention of their own during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park.

Limited View Seeks Return to Form in $75,000 Alma North

3-Year-Old Filly Sprint Kicks off Laurel Summer Stakes Schedule June 16
LAUREL, MD – John Salzman Jr., Fred Wasserloos and George Greenwalt’s Limited View, set to make her first start in nearly two months, is among a quartet of stakes winners in a field of eight that will line up for the $75,000 Alma North Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

Defending Champs Among Nominees to Virginia-Bred Stakes at Laurel

Four Stakes Worth $300,000 Saturday, June 23 Over World-Class Turf Course
Super Hi-6 Carryover of $1,193 for Return of Live Racing Friday, June 15
LAUREL, MD – Defending champions Special Envoy, Queen Caroline and Do What I Say are among 112 nominations to a quartet of $75,000 stakes restricted to Virgina-bred/sired horses hosted by Laurel Park Saturday, June 23.

Connections ‘Still Having Fun’ with Woody Stephens (G2) Winner

First Graded-Stakes Win for Maryland-Based Trainer, Co-Owners
LAUREL, MD – When Still Having Fun rattled off wins in a pair of 3-year-old stakes at Laurel Park over the winter, his connections began to dream big and wonder how far the bargain $12,000 yearling would be able to stretch his talent.

Bonus Points Makes Return to Maryland Saturday at Laurel

Defending 2017 Maryland Million Classic Win is Long-Term Goal
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday
LAUREL, MD – Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points returns to Maryland for the first time since his impressive victory in the 2017 Maryland Million Classic as the 2-1 program favorite in Saturday’s co-featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Watch and Wager on Belmont Stakes at Laurel Park

Doors Open 11 A.M., First Post 12:35 P.M. Saturday, June 9
Free Justify T-Shirt with Program Purchase Belmont Day
LAUREL, MD – In addition to a live program of 12 races, fans at Laurel Park will be able to watch and wager on Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner Justify’s quest for history in the Belmont Stakes (G1) Saturday, June 9.

Multiple Stakes Winners Among 29 Nominees for $75,000 Alma North

Seven-Furlong Sprint Kicks Off Summer Stakes Schedule June 16
LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners Almond Roca, Indy’s Lady, Limited View and Strategic Dreams, and undefeated Mo Smart and Sower are among 29 horses nominated to the $75,000 Alma North Stakes Saturday, June 16 at Laurel Park.