Racing News

Friday’s Stronach 5 Returns $3,259

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 27 bettors each with $3,259.20.

The Stronach 5 kicked off with Laurel Park’s eighth race and the 2-5 shot Quit Your Moanin ($2.80) winning the opening leg and ended with Grey Manners ($8.80) winning the ninth race and closing leg at Gulfstream Park. Both races scheduled on Gulfstream’s turf course were moved to the main track due to afternoon showers in South Florida.

Apprentice Correa Takes Jockey Lead with Two-Win Day

Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $26,402 for Saturday Card

LAUREL, MD – Five-pound apprentice Julio Correa wrested the lead from Trevor McCarthy in the race for the summer meet jockey title with a two-win afternoon Friday at Laurel Park.

Please Flatter Me Getting Time Off Before Fall Campaign

Multiple Stakes Winning-Filly Seventh in G1 Test at Saratoga

LAUREL, MD – Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables and Doheny Racing Stable’s Maryland-based multiple stakes winner Please Flatter Me will be getting some time off following her off-the-board finish in the Test (G1) Aug. 3 at Saratoga.

Multiple G3 Winner Just Howard Tops Maryland Pride Day Nominations

Four Maryland-Bred/Sired Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Saturday, Aug. 17

LAUREL, MD – Skeedattle Stable’s multiple graded-stakes winner Just Howard tops 65 Maryland-bred/sired horses nominated to four stakes worth $300,000 in purses on the Maryland Pride Day program Saturday, Aug. 17 at Laurel Park.

Despite Wandering Late, Colt Looks Super in Maiden Triumph

Super John Romps by 19 ½ Lengths in Second Career Start
Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Grows to $23,114 for Friday
Juvenile Filly Maiden Race Helps Spice Up Saturday Program
Links: Stronach 5 All Star Ticket, Free PPs

Apprentice Correa Closes Gap in Jockey Race with Three-Win Day

LAUREL, MD – When the competition was nowhere to be found, D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s promising 2-year-old Super John went looking for it himself.

Stronach 5 Attracts Competitive Fields, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

Three Turf Races, Free Past Performances
All-Star Ticket, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout                

LAUREL, MD – A $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout and competitive fields highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.


TORONTO - The Stronach Group announced today that well-respected industry executive Steve Koch has been appointed Senior Vice President of Racing for the company.

“We are thrilled to have Steve join our team at this pivotal moment in our sport,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group. “Steve has a proven track record as an executive committed to safety and integrity in racing that is fully in line with our company’s priority to put horse and rider safety at the forefront.”

Super John Stretches Out, Tries Turf in Bid for Maiden Win Thursday

Record-Setting English Minister Pointing Toward Aug. 17 Find Stakes
Live Racing Returns Thursday with $20,746 Rainbow 6 Carryover
Beat the Heat Handicapping Tournament Entering Third Week

LAUREL, MD – D J Stable and Cash is King’s 2-year-old Super John, from the same connections that campaigned 2018 juvenile filly champion Jaywalk, is set to make his second career start and first on the grass when live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday, Aug. 8.

English Minister Sets Record Beating G1 Winner Force the Pass

Comeback Performance Creates Options for Laurel Winner Escapade
Live Racing Returns Thursday, Aug. 8 with $20,746 Rainbow 6 Carryover

LAUREL, MD – Fitzhugh LLC’s Maryland homebred English Minister, better than ever at the age of 9, extended his win streak to three with a record-setting triumph over Grade 1 winner Force the Pass in Sunday’s featured seventh race at Laurel Park.

Grade 1 Winner Force the Pass Seeks Feature Score Sunday at Laurel

Multiple Graded Winner Glorious Empire Making Progress in Comeback
Escapade Ends Layoff with Win, Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $18,258

LAUREL, MD – Grade 1-winning millionaire Force the Pass, seeking the first win of his 7-year-old season, finds himself the narrow program favorite in a competitive spot that serves as Sunday’s feature race at Laurel Park.