Get Ready for a Stronach 5 Carryover of $76,823 Oct. 22

Two Longshots Win Friday’s Races at Laurel LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will have a rare carryover Oct. 22 of $76,823.80 after there were no winning tickets Friday. Featuring a low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 proved tough to hit Friday when two races from Laurel Park produced longshot winners of $33.80 and $26. […]

He’s a Shooter Gives Trainer Gonzalez 1,000th Career Victory

Maryland’s Top Trainer Four Straight Years Watches from Chile LAUREL, MD – On his way to leading all Maryland trainers in wins for a fifth consecutive year, Claudio Gonzalez earned his 1,000th career victory when MCA Racing Stable’s He’s a Shooter rolled to his third straight triumph in Thursday’s seventh race at Laurel Park. Ridden […]

36th Jim McKay Maryland Million Attracts 249 Pre-Entries

G3-Placed Cordmaker, Galerio Among 23 for $150,000 Classic Defending Champion Hello Beautiful Tops 20 in $100,000 Distaff Laurel to Host ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Saturday, Oct. 23 LAUREL, MD – Five defending champions led by multiple stakes-winning filly Hello Beautiful, and graded-stakes placed horses Cordmaker, Galerio, Double Crown and No Mo Lady are among […]

Juveniles, Turf Racing on Display as Live Racing Returns to Laurel Thursday

Trainers Gonzalez (1,000) and Trombetta (2,000) Continue Chasing Win Milestones LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday with the first of back-to-back nine-race programs to open the seventh week of the calendar year-ending fall meet, featuring six races for 2-year-olds and eight more scheduled for its world-class turf course. First race post […]

Five Intriguing Puzzles to Friday’s Stronach 5

Low 12-Percent Takeout Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, and Santa Anita LAUREL, MD – Five competitive and interesting races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park will comprise Friday’s Stronach 5. The coast-to-coast action begins at approximately 4:27 ET and features a low 12-percent takeout. The Stronach 5 begins in Maryland with Laurel’s eighth […]

Hundreds of Riders Canter for a Cause at Pimlico

Supports Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance LAUREL, MD – More than 260 riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond cantered, walked, and trotted their horses across Pimlico Race Couse Sunday while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of Canter for a Cause. Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club, riders registered to […]

Russo and Vargas Team Up for Two Claiming Crown Preview Wins

Sanchez Rides Two Preview Winners LAUREL, MD – Trainer Frank Russo and jockey Jorge Vargas Jr. combined to win two of the five Claiming Crown Preview races held Sunday at Laurel Park, while jockey Mychel Sanchez also had two preview wins. The five preview race winners earned an automatic berth to the 23rd Claiming Crown, […]

Stronach 5 Returns $11,497

Seven Winning Tickets with $26.60 Winner LAUREL, MD – There were seven winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $11,497.70. Friday’s Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park along with three turf races and a low 12-percent takeout. The Stronach 5 started with the first three winners all […]

Apprentice Bryson Butterfly Gets First Riding Win in Maryland

Teenager Captures Friday Opener at Laurel Park LAUREL, MD – In his only mount of the day and 11th since bringing his tack to Maryland at the start the month, 16-year-old apprentice Bryson Butterfly picked up his first winner at Laurel Park when Alpha Queue cruised to a front-running 7 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s opener. […]

Ness Holds Strong Hand in Sunday’s Claiming Crown Preview Day

Five ‘Win and In’ Qualifiers for 23rd Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park LAUREL, MD – Ranking among the overall leaders among both trainers and owners in Maryland this year, Jamie Ness will be well-represented when Laurel Park hosts Claiming Crown Preview Day Sunday, Oct. 10. Ness, who turns 47 Oct. 29, has five horses entered […]