Racing News

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.

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 etched crystal trophy by the Maryland Jockey Club Sunday at Laurel Park to comemmorate his 90th birthday.

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 Saturday, March 25 at Laurel Park.

MJC to Honor Hall of Fame Trainer Leatherbury Sunday

Ceremony to Celebrate Legendary Horseman’s 90th Birthday

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 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 start, the $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) Saturday at Turfway Park.

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.

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 the wire to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.

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 6 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park.

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 a record-tying seven-win day for jockey Jaime Rodriguez.

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.