Racing News

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. The remaining three races from Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park had payoffs of $10 or less.

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.

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 249 pre-entries in 12 stakes on the 36th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 23 at Laurel Park.

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 time is 12:40 p.m.

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.

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.

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, to be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at Gulfstream Park. This will be the 10th consecutive year Gulfstream will play host to the event. All preview winners will receive $2,500 toward shipping costs.

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.

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 Sundays 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 in four of the five Preview races on the eight-race card. First-race post time is 12:40 p.m.