Racing News

Enchanted Ghost Fights Back in Maryland Racing Media

4YO Ghostzapper Filly Stretches Out for Second Career Stakes Win
Taco Supream Topples Cautious Giant in $55,000 Johnny Unitas Sprint
Triple Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Thursday, Feb. 21

LAUREL, MD – Mens Grille Racing’s Enchanted Ghost, headed at the top of the stretch by Indy’s Lady, scared up a rally along the inside and edged clear through the lane to spring a half-length upset of the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes on a special Presidents Day holiday program Monday at Laurel Park.

Jockey Rosales Rides First Career Winner Sunday at Laurel

Apprentice Dedicates Victory to Son of Trainer Phil Schoenthal
$100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes Tops Holiday Monday Card
Maryland Racing Media Association to Honor Winners Monday

LAUREL, MD – Morgan’s Ford Farm, Linda Walls and Kingdom Bloodstock’s Pink Pearl forged a short lead after a half-mile and drew off to a 4 ¼-length upset of Sunday’s opener at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Rosales his first career riding victory.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Placed on Hiatus

LAUREL, MD – The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, which showcases retired Thoroughbreds in as many as 20 classes, has been placed on hiatus, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Sunday.

Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra and Vice President of Racing Development, Georganne Hale, said they are looking at different times during the calendar year to hold the event in 2020 as well as different locations.

Late Night Pow Wow Makes it Nine Straight in Barbara Fritchie

$250,000 Sprint Anchored Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses

LAUREL, MD – Breeze Easy’s Late Night Pow Wow extended her win streak to nine races in dramatic fashion, turning away defending champion Ms Locust Point and holding off Grade 1 winner Spiced Perfection to win the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) by a head Saturday at Laurel Park.

Total Handle Up 62 Percent on Laurel’s Winter Carnival

Fritchie (G3), General George (G3) Highlight Fives Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s Winter Carnival at Laurel Park, featuring the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), generated a total handle of $4.338 million, up 62 percent from last year with one less race.
Last year’s total handle on the day of the Winter Carnival was $2.668 million. In-state handle swelled 57.7 percent.

Bonus Points Gets it Done in John B. Campbell

Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses

LAUREL, MD – Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points, trailing all but one horse after a half-mile, swept to the lead on the far outside and outfought favored Monongahela through the stretch to win Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell presented by Fidelity First at Laurel Park.

Patterson Wins First Stakes with Uncontested in General George (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Saddling just her 18th starter as a trainer and first in a stakes race, Jenn Patterson admitted she “definitely had tears in my eyes” when Uncontested, owned by Robert LaPenta and Harry Rosenblum, went nearly gate-to-wire to win the $250,000 General George Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

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).