Racing News

Laurel’s Total Handle on Maryland Million Day Up 30 Percent

Largest Handle in 11 Years
LAUREL, MD – Total handle on Saturday’s 33rd Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park was $5.704 million, an increase of 30.3 percent over last year and the largest handle on Maryland Million Day since 2007.
It was also the first time since 2007 that total handle was over $5 million.

Talk Show Man Denies History in Maryland Million Turf

My Sistersledge Defends Title in Maryland Million Ladies
LAUREL, MD – Blocked by a wall of horses for nearly six furlongs, Dr. Michael Harrison’s Talk Show Man found room on the far outside turning for home and used the length of the stretch to run down favored Phlash Phelps for a half-length victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park.

Foes Left Chasing Follow the Dog in Maryland Million Nursery

Filly Reaches ‘Potential’ in Maryland Million Lassie
LAUREL, MD – Waldorf Racing Stables’ Follow the Dog rated in the clear on the outside of longshot leader Lippi Lorenzo before taking over once straightened for home and pulling clear through the stretch for a 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park.

Crabcakes a Popular Winner in Maryland Million Distaff

Lewisfield Runs Away with $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint
LAUREL, MD – Crabcakes validated her 2-5 favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park, successfully defending her title with a half-length triumph over My Magician.
The seven-furlong handicap for fillies and mares kicked off the 33rd edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million program of stakes for Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses.

One Bettor Takes Down $88,286 Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, the national wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, was hit by one bettor Friday for $88,286.90.
The winning ticket was 2,4,10,11/7/6/3/5. 

Northview Stallion Station a Tribute to Northern Dancer’s Legacy

Saratoga Bob Seeks Classic Victory
LAUREL, MD – The remarkable Northern Dancer left a tremendous legacy in the state of Maryland, where he took up stallion duties at Windfields Farm in Cecil Country. While Windfields closed its doors in 1988 following Northern Dancer’s retirement from stud duty, the farm’s legacy and great history, including Northern Dancer’s nameplate, continue to impact the Maryland breeding industry in big ways.

Secretariat, Piggott and Led Zeppelin

Video: Alcina Rawles Seeks First Stakes Win in Maryland Million Classic   
TRF Celebrating 35th Anniversary Oct. 21 at Laurel Park
LAUREL, MD – Alcina Rawles, who has a small stable at the Fair Hill Training Center, will seek her first stakes win Saturday when she saddles Goodluckjonathan in the wide-open $150,000 Maryland Million Classic on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $50,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature five races - including three on the turf - from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields with 56 entries.
Track analysts Michelle Yu at Santa Anita, Acacia Courtney at Gulfstream West, Stan Salter at Laurel and Matt Dinerman at Golden Gate have put together an All-Star Stronach 5 ticket to help bettors maneuver the coast-to-coast action.

Scrap Copper Looks to Shine in $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery

My Star Potential Favored in $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie
33rd Annual ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Saturday, Oct. 20
LAUREL, MD – Kathleen Willier’s Scrap Copper, beaten a nose in his stakes debut on the grass last month, returns to the main track as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park.

Crabcakes an Obvious Favorite on Maryland Million Day

Multiple-Stakes Winner Defends Title in $100,000 Distaff
Lewisfield Headlines Maryland Million Sprint
LAUREL, MD – Just like every day in Maryland, Crabcakes will be a popular choice at Laurel Park Saturday.