Laurel Winter Schedule Includes 17 Stakes Worth $1.8 Million

General George, Barbara Fritchie Headline Feb. 17 Winter Carnival Maryland Juvenile Stakes Dec. 2 Attract 48 Nominations  LAUREL, MD – Highlighted by a Winter Carnival program featuring the Barbara Fritchie (G3) and General George (G3) for older sprinters, as well as the start of Maryland’s series for 3-year-olds leading up to the 149th Preakness Stakes (G1), Laurel […]

Discreet Ops Stands Out in Impressive Debut Triumph Thursday

2YO Army Mule Filly Rolls in Six-Furlong Maiden Special Weight Trainer Rudy Sanchez-Salomon Registers Thursday Hat Trick LAUREL, MD – Charles J. ‘Chip’ Reed’s Discreet Ops, from the second crop of undefeated Grade 1 winner Army Mule, got the eighth weekend of Laurel Park’s fall meet off to a thrilling start with an eye-catching 7 […]

Jockey Larry Reynolds’ Comeback Tour Continues at Laurel

53YO Journeyman, Back from 10-Year Absence, in Thursday Opener LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Larry Reynolds, a winner of nearly 3,400 career races who returned from a 10-year absence in mid-September, will continue his comeback tour Thursday at Laurel Park. Reynolds, 53, is named to ride Champagne Please for trainer Anthony Farrior in the opener, a […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Draw 120 Nominations

Bender Memorial, Politely for MD-Breds Friday, Nov. 24 City of Laurel, Safely Kept, Richard Small Saturday, Nov. 25 LAUREL, MD – Built Wright Stables’ Grade 3-winning stablemates Double Crown and Eastern Bay and fellow multiple stakes winners Coffeewithchris, Joe and Witty are among 23 horses nominated to the $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial Friday, […]

Copper Tax Shines in $100,000 James F. Lewis III Win

Cap Classic Keeps Stays Unbeaten in $100,000 Smart Halo Hybrid Eclipse Defends Title in $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go LAUREL, MD – Rose Petal Stable’s Copper Tax overcame a poor break to split horses in mid-stretch and catch Inveigled approaching the wire, extending his win streak to five races with a last-to-first neck triumph in […]

Cap Classique Tests Perfect Record in $100,000 Smart Halo

Hybrid Eclipse Attempting Title Defense in Thirty Eight Go Go Promising 2YO Filly Binnie, Full to Crabcakes, Stays in Family Jockey Jevian Toledo Registers Friday Hat Trick LAUREL, MD – DARRS Inc.’s Cap Classique, undefeated through two starts, will stay sprinting in an attempt to keep her perfect record intact in Saturday’s $100,000 Smart Halo […]

Laurel Park Next Stop for Well-Traveled Sweet Willemina

6YO Mare Among Field of 10 for Saturday’s Thirty Eight Go Go Jackpot Super High Five, Rainbow 6 Carryovers for Friday LAUREL, MD – When asked to expound on his indefatigable mare, Sweet Willemina, trainer Scott Lake doesn’t have to think long. “She’s a beast. There’s no other word to describe her,” Lake said. “She’s […]

Allowance Features Highlight Thursday Program at Laurel

Fall Meet Resumes with Eight Race Card Starting at 12:25 P.M. Nominations for Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Due Friday, Saturday LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s fall meet resumes Thursday with an eight-race program featuring a pair of allowances for Maryland-bred/sired horses, one each on the turf and dirt, and a total of four races scheduled for […]

Inveigled Chasing Stakes Success in $100,000 James F. Lewis III

Miss Harriett Seeks Second Straight Win in $100,000 Smart Halo Among Three $100,000 Stakes on Saturday’s Nine-Race Program LAUREL, MD – Mark B. Grier’s Inveigled, an eye-catching maiden winner over the track last month, returns to face seven rivals including stakes winners Copper Tax, Catahoula Moon and Sweet Soddy J in Saturday’s $100,000 James F. […]

Racing Still the Future for Maryland Champion Filly Luna Belle

Pulled from Sale, 4YO Entered in Saturday’s $100K Thirty Eight Go Go $100K James F. Lewis III, $100K Smart Halo for 2YOs Also on Card LAUREL, MD – While her connections were mapping out the future, one that earlier this year did not include racing, multiple Maryland-bred champion filly Luna Belle had other ideas. As […]