Rodriguez, Ness Team Up to Win Laurel Winter Meet Titles

Leading Rider, Trainer Standings Entering Closing Day Friday Laurel’s 21-Day Spring Stand Opens Saturday with Nine Races LAUREL, MD – With only Friday’s closing day program remaining, Jaime Rodriguez and Jamie Ness will respectively finish as leading jockey and trainer during Laurel Park’s calendar year-opening winter meet. Rodriguez, 32, holds an 11-win advantage over five-pound […]

King Leatherbury Turns 90 Sunday: ‘I’m Having a Nice Day’

Legendary Hall of Fame Horseman Honored in Winner’s Circle Winter Meet Leader Jaime Rodriguez Registers Sunday Hat Trick Jockey Jevian Toledo, Trainer Brittany Russell Team Up for 3 Wins LAUREL, MD – Surrounded by family, friends, racing officials and fans, legendary Hall of Fame horseman King T. Leatherbury was remembered with a sign and special […]

Anthony Laurino Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $12,000 in Prize Money and Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Laurel Park Winter Meet Ends March 31, Spring Stand Opens April 1 LAUREL, MD – Anthony Laurino of Raleigh, N.C. finished with a balance of $3,502 to top a field of 146 entrants and capture the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held […]

MJC to Honor Hall of Fame Trainer Leatherbury Sunday

Ceremony to Celebrate Legendary Horseman’s 90th Birthday Video LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club and 1/ST Racing will celebrate Hall of Fame horseman King T. Leatherbury’s 90th birthday with a race and ceremony in his honor Sunday at Laurel Park. Laurel’s seventh race, a starter optional claimer for fillies and mares 4 and up […]

Laurel Futurity Winner Congruent Third Choice in Jeff Ruby (G3)

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers When Live Racing Returns Friday Laurel Opening Doors Early Saturday for Dubai World Cup Wagering LAUREL, MD – Tami Bobo and Lugamo Racing Stable’s Congruent, winner of the historic Laurel Futurity last fall at Laurel Park, is rated as the third choice in a field of 12 for his next […]

Champion Victor Carrasco Sixth in Return to Riding Sunday

Angel Cruz Triples Sunday; Factor It In Bounces Back in Feature Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers When Racing Returns Friday LAUREL, MD – Nearly 4 ½ months after being injured in a spill at Laurel Park, journeyman Victor Carrasco made his long-awaited return to the races Sunday. Carrasco, 30, finished sixth aboard Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds’ […]

Hayes Strike Pulls Clear Late in $100,000 Private Terms

Multiple Graded-Stakes Placed Shipper Captures 3YO Stakes Lady Lowery Goes the Distance in $100,000 Beyond The Wire LAUREL, MD – Dixiana Farms’ Grade 2-placed homebred Hayes Strike, back on dirt after a failed attempt on the synthetic, cruised up to front-running Coffeewithchris at the top of the stretch and outran the multiple stakes winner to […]

Nimitz Class Proves Too Much in $100,000 Harrison Johnson

Breezy Gust Blows Past Rivals to Take $75,000 Not For Love Dramatic Late Rally Lifts Mavilus to $75,000 Conniver Win LAUREL, MD – Bred in Pennsylvania and based at Parx, Thomas Coulter’s Nimitz Class has made Maryland his home away from home, rolling to a third consecutive stakes victory at Laurel Park with a popular […]

Jaime Rodriguez Rides Record-Tying Seven Winners Friday

Class, Distance Test for Howgreatisnate in $100,000 Private Terms New York Shipper Register Narrow 3-1 Program Favorite in 3YO Stakes Five Stakes Worth $450,000 in Purses on Saturday’s 10-Race Program LAUREL, MD – Paul Fowler Jr.’s 4-year-old gelding Shaft’s Bullett rolled to a popular victory in Friday’s Race 8 feature at Laurel Park to complete […]

Hello Hot Rod at Home in $100,000 Harrison Johnson

G3 Winner Eastern Bay Returns in $75,000 Not For Love Stablemates Award Wanted, Street Lute Top $75,000 Conniver LAUREL, MD – Brittany Russell didn’t have to think twice when owner George Sharp reached out a couple months back to ask if the Maryland’s two-time defending trainer of the year had room for one more horse. […]