Racing News

Hello Beautiful Headed to Sunday's $100,000 Audubon Oaks

American Sailor Takes on Six in Saturday’s Troy (G3) at Saratoga
First 2-Year-Old Race of 2020 Part of Laurel’s Friday Program
LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old filly Hello Beautiful, stabled at Laurel Park with trainer Brittany Russell, will be making the first start outside of her native Maryland when she tackles 10 rivals in Sunday’s $100,000 Audubon Oaks at Ellis Park.

First Maryland 2-Year-Old Race Kicks off Stronach 5

Races from Laurel & Gulfstream, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

Labor Day Weekend to Feature $900,000 in Stakes at Laurel Park

Tesio a ‘Win and In’ for Preakness (G1)
Weber City ‘Win and In’ for Black-Eyed Susan (G2)
Nine $100,000 Stakes Sept. 5 & 7

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will play host to nine $100,000 stakes races on Labor Day Weekend, including the Federico Tesio, a ‘Win and In’ for the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Weber City, a ‘Win and In’ for the Black-Eyed Susan (G2), and three stakes on the turf.

Laurel's First 2-Year-Old Race Draws a Field of 10

Lasix-Free Race to be Run Friday

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s first 2-year-old race of 2020 will highlight Friday’s program. The 5-furlong event drew a field of 10 colts and geldings and will be run as the sixth race. The purse is $40,000.

Neck, Back Fractures to Sideline Jockey Feargal Lynch for Four Weeks

Jockey Luis Garcia Returns to Winner’s Circle for First Time Since 2018
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Feargal Lynch is expected to miss the remainder of the summer meet after follow-up tests revealed fractures in his neck and back from a July 23 spill at Laurel Park.
Lynch, 42, ranked among the leading riders at the summer stand with 12 wins and $392,398 in purse earnings. The meet is scheduled to run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 22.

Stronach 5 Returns $5,565 with Longest Price $10

17 Winning Tickets
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 continued to show a good return on investment Friday when it returned $5,565.30 with no winner in the sequence returning more than $10.
Friday’s Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park and a $100,000 guaranteed pool. There were 17 winning tickets. All three races from Laurel scheduled on the turf were moved to the main track due to rain.

Oak Bluffs Registers 21st Career Victory Thursday

Gives Owner-Trainer Mary Eppler 900th Lifetime Win in Turf Sprint
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Nine-Race Card

LAUREL, MD – Veteran campaigner Oak Bluffs, a 10-year-old gelding making his 59th career start, came with a measured run from dead last to roll past five rivals in the stretch and earn his 21st career victory and the 900th for owner-trainer Mary Eppler as live racing returned Thursday to Laurel Park.

Friday's Stronach 5: Four on the Turf, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 returns Friday with four of five races scheduled on the turf along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool.

American Sailor Pointed to G3 Troy at Saratoga Aug. 8 for Next Start

G3 Charles Town Oaks Possible for ‘Sweet’ Laurel Maiden Winner
‘He Sounded Great:’ Agent Talks to Injured Jockey Rosario Montanez
Lynch Named on Five Mounts as Live Racing Returns to Laurel Thursday

LAUREL, MD – Firm in his belief that Raj Jagnanan’s stakes winner American Sailor is better than ever at the age of 8, trainer Wayne Potts is taking aim at a big target.

Arthur's Hope Springs 14-1 Upset in Laurel Feature Saturday

Gunnison Reels in Outofthepark to Capture Co-Feature on Turf
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing Thursday, July 30

LAUREL, MD – Raul DelValle’s Arthur’s Hope was already a stakes winner with 12 career victories on his resume, but the 6-year-old broke new ground Saturday with his first career triumph over the track he calls home.