Racing News

Two Notch Road Pounces in Punch Line Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---James Hackman and  Glenn R. Thompson’s Two Notch Road blew the doors off his competition and won the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes for Virginia-breds.

Heaven Knows What Gallops In Oakley Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---R. Larry Johnson’s Heaven Knows What cruised to victory in the $60,000 Oakley Stakes for Virginia-bred fillies and mares.

Hooligan Triumphs In Jamestown Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Owner-trainer Wesley Ward sent Hooligan to Laurel Park after the Saratoga meeting and worked her here on September 6, a prep which set up her popular victory in the first division of the $60,000 Jamestown Stakes for 2-year olds.

Embarr Edges Clear In Brookmeade Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Owner-trainer Susan Cooney sent Embarr out to win the $60,000 Brookmeade Stakes, the first of six stakes for Virginia-breds on today’s twelve race program at Laurel Park.

Ritvo Makes Great First Impression With Win On His Initial Maryland Mount

LAUREL, MD. 9-12-14---It has often been said that, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo did just that Friday afternoon at Laurel Park when the 20-year-old guided Winter Lady to victory in the 8th race at Laurel Park, his first Maryland mount.

“The first of many,” said winning trainer Jamie Ness.

Six Virginia-Breds Dominate Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 09-11-14—Six stakes races exclusively for Virginia-breds make up half of the card on Saturday’s 12-race program at Laurel Park. All six will be contested on the turf, weather permitting.

Colonial Downs’ ownership and horsemen could not reach agreement on holding a meeting this year so the Maryland Jockey Club agreed to help keep the Virginia stakes program intact.

Markakis Wins Wednesday Finale

LAUREL, MD. 09-10-14---Horacio Karamanos had to hold on for dear life as first time starter Markakis dragged him through traffic to win his initial lifetime start in today’s finale at Laurel Park.

Markakis completed the 5-1/2 furlong distance over the turf course in 1:04.31 and paid $28.40. Caboppo took second, a length and a quarter behind the winner.

Legendary Is Fabulous In Japan Racing Association Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-06-14---Walter R. Swinburn’s Legendary enjoyed a clean stalking trip, picking off the leaders straightening for home and drawing off to win the grassy, $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes, the final of four stakes on Saturday’s opening weekend at Laurel Park.

Bern Identity Makes It Three Straight Wins With Front-Running Victory In Dave's Friend Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-06-14---Heavy favorite Bern Identity fought hard to the wire to capture the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, the third of four stakes races at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Sheer Drama Much The Best In Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes Score

LAUREL, MD. 09-06-14---Harold Queen’s Sheer Drama won as the crowd favorite in the $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes for fillies and mares, the second of four stakes races at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.