Racing News

Lady Sabelia Shows the Way in Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap Victory

Page McKenney Prevails in $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap with Late Kick
Lunar Surge Surges Late to Capture $100,000 Maryland Racing Media  

            LAUREL, MD. 02/14/15---Mrs. Frank P. Wright’s Lady Sabelia demonstrated an affinity for Laurel Park’s racing surface once again Saturday, speeding to her fourth-straight victory over the main track to run away with the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2), a seven-furlong event for fillies and mares.

$100,000 Maryland Racing Media Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/14/15

Winning Jockey Jose Ortiz (Lunar Surge)

              "She broke well but got in trouble on the first turn. I had to relax her a bit so I took her back and she came out of it good. I tried to save all the ground I could. I had an option to go four or six wide or wait and take a chance on rail. My move paid off. When I cut in and asked her for run, she took off.  

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/14/15

Winning Trainer Robin Graham (Lady Sabelia)

            "She has been getting better from a year and 1/2 ago. She is cool and relaxed about everything. Whatever you ask her to do she does. This one is good for the home team. She only ran four times last year because of an eye problem. Whenever she is off that is why. We haven't thought past today...wanted to see where this goes. I will consider taking her to bigger things. I don't give Horacio a lot of instructions. He knows not to get into a fight with her."

$100,000 John B. Campbell Quotes

LAUREL, MD. --- 02/14/15

Winning Jockey Horacio Karamanos (Page McKenney)

            "This horse is unbelievable.  He broke sharp and showed early speed. I didn't want to go to the lead because I didn't want to fight with the leader at the beginning of the race. So I took position right behind where he was nice and comfortable. Turning for home he picked it up and had a nice kick to end. Today he showed me he has a big heart"

Laurel Park Cancels Sunday Races

Will Remain Open for Simulcast Wagering    

 Racing Resumes Monday with $250,000 General George (G3)

Shippers Looking To Conquer General George (G3)

Florida, California Invaders Targeting $250,000 Stakes

            LAUREL, MD. 02/13/15 --- Horses from the warm climates of Florida and California are among the leading contenders with sights set on Monday’s 37th running of the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

            The seven-furlong General George for 3-year-olds and up drew a field of 12 and highlights a special Presidents Day holiday card that includes the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes and $100,000 Wide Country Stakes and caps Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival.

Video On Making of Horse Ice Sculptures at Laurel Park Winter Carnival

            LAUREL, MD. 02/13/15 --- The link below provides a fascinating short video on the making of the horse ice sculptures to be featured this weekend at Laurel Park's Winter Carnival. Sculptures will include 2014 Preakness winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome.

What's Happening At Laurel Park's Winter Carnival

                                                                                                                        February 12, 2015

          Saturday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 16

Ice Sculptures, Prizes, Giveaways and Polo Shirts

       $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $250,000 General George Handicap    

Wolfson Hopes For Better Trip With Best Behavior In $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)

            LAUREL, MD. 02/12/15---Trainer Marty Wolfson remembered his trip to last year's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park as being "all messed up."

Grade 1 Winner Sam's Sister Set For Saturday's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap

$100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes Features Field of 11 on Laurel Undercard

            LAUREL, MD. 02-11-15--- Grade 1 stakes-winning Sam’s Sister is scheduled to carry highweight of 123 pounds against 10 rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park.