Racing News

Live Racing Returns Friday with Graded-Stakes Quality Allowance

Multiple Stakes Winner Lewisfield Opens Season in Saturday Feature
Historic Sagamore Farm Recalls Former Manager Frank Alexander
Friday’s 11-Race Program Features Super Hi-5 Carryover, Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – On the eve of Independence Day, Laurel Park will celebrate with some fireworks of its own with a graded-stakes quality feature event to highlight an 11-race program Friday, July 3.

Stakes-Quality Field Highlights Friday's Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Three Turf Races

LAUREL, MD – A $55,000 allowance event at Laurel Park featuring six stakes winners, including two graded-stakes winners, highlight a competitive Stronach 5 Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Horseshoe Casino OTB Back in Business Monday, June 29

Downtown Baltimore Facility Becomes Eighth Location to Reopen

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that its Horseshoe Casino off-track betting facility will reopen for business starting Monday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Located at 1525 Russell St. in downtown Baltimore, less than a mile from both Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, the Horseshoe Casino becomes the MJC’s eighth OTB location to reopen following their closure amid the coronavirus pandemic.

McCarthy Sweeps Late Double to Complete Four-Win Day

Saturday Feature Sees Connections Hit One ‘Outofthepark’
Next Live Racing Programs Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4

LAUREL, MD – Champion jockey Trevor McCarthy swept the late daily double on a pair of Jamie Ness-trained horses to complete a four-win day Saturday at Laurel Park.

G3-Placed Theodora B. Returns a Winner in Laurel Friday Feature

Friday’s Rainbow 6 Solved for $11,923 Jackpot Payout
Carryovers in Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 for 11-Race Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Augustin Stable’s two-time Grade 3-placed homebred Theodora B., racing for the first time in seven months, opened her 5-year-old season in successful fashion with a popular three-quarter-length triumph over Summering in Friday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $4,165

LAUREL, MD – Despite victories by two heavy favorites in Liza Star and Plot the Dots, Friday’s Stronach 5 still rewarded bettors with winning tickets with a $4,165.20 payoff.

The national wager, with races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, had a guaranteed pool of $100,000.

Gonzalez Finds Spot for Lebda in Saturday's G3 Ohio Derby

Multiple Stakes-Winning Sophomore Seeking Third Straight Win

LAUREL, MD – Unbeaten as a 3-year-old with back-to-back stakes wins at Laurel Park, Euro Stable’s Lebda will face his biggest challenge yet when he stretches out for his return to graded company in Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.

Ionic, Theodora B., Summering Headline Featured Turf Allowance Friday

Multiple Stakes Winner Cordmaker Continues to Prep for Season Opener
Double Carryovers, National Stronach 5 for Friday’s Return of Live Racing

LAUREL, MD – Stakes winner Ionic and multiple graded-stakes placed Theodora B., both coming off extended layoffs, are entered to make their season debuts in a third-level optional claiming allowance that highlights the 10-race program Friday, June 26 at Laurel Park.

First race post time is 12:40 p.m.

Pimlico Latest to Join MJC List of Reopened Off-Track Betting Venues

Track to Host Simulcast Wagering Wednesday to Sunday Starting June 25

LAUREL, MD – A week after being given the green light to reopen six of its off-track betting facilities following their closure amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Maryland Jockey Club has added Pimlico Race Course to the list.

Three on the Turf for Friday's Stronach 5

Races from Laurel & Gulfstream
$100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – Races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, including three on the turf, will comprise Friday’s Stronach 5, a national wager featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout.