Racing News

Laurel-Loving Honor the Fleet Takes $100,000 Fire Plug

Victim of Love Springs Upset in $100,000 What a Summer

LAUREL, MD – Frank Demarco’s Honor the Fleet, Grade 3-placed as a 3-year-old in 2017, got a patient ride from jockey Alex Cintron to become a stakes winner for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes at Laurel Park.

Artful Splatter Upsets Anna's Bandit in $75,000 Geisha

Alwaysmining Gets Job Done in $75,000 Jennings

LAUREL, MD – James C. Wolf’s Artful Splatter, making her stakes debut, overcame an eventful trip and a pair of objections to hand 10-time stakes winner and heavy favorite Anna’s Bandit her first loss in seven races in Saturday’s $75,000 Geisha Stakes at Laurel Park.

Lots of Winners in Friday's Stronach 5

There’s 155 Winning Tickets Each Worth $1,192

LAUREL, MD – There were 155 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $1,192.40.

The Stronach 5, highlighted by a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, featured races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park.

G2 Winner Still Having Fun Tops Eight Entered in $100,000 Fire Plug

Needs Supervision Seeks Third Stakes Win in $100,000 What a Summer

LAUREL, MD – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun, a gutsy second in his return to competition last month, is the 124-pound topweight in a field of eight sprinters entered for Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes at Laurel Park.

Friday's Stronach 5 Features Three on Turf, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, Golden Gate and Santa Anita
All-Star Ticket Video

LAUREL, MD – The popular Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and generous payoffs, will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields with a $100,000 guaranteed pool.

Anna’s Bandit Puts Streak to Test in $75,000 Geisha

John Jones Aims for Third Victory in $75,000 Jennings

LAUREL, MD – No Guts No Glory Farm’s Anna’s Bandit, a winner of six consecutive races to end 2019, will get the chance to extend her streak into the new year when she faces six rivals in the $75,000 Geisha at Laurel Park.

Seven Winning Tickets in Stronach 5 Worth $25,941

LAUREL, MD – There were seven winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $25,941.10.

The popular wager, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had a guaranteed pool of $100,000. The final total handle was $206,397.

The lowest payoff in the Stronach 5 was $11.20, and that came in the opening leg at Laurel Park. The Stronach 5 also featured races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Sequence

Sweet Home Dixie Gives Hamilton Smith 2,000th Career Win

Fifth Consecutive Victory for Filly Owned by Trainer’s Brother

LAUREL, MD – Sweet Home Dixie swept past her rivals on the far turn and powered through the stretch to run her win streak to five races and give trainer Hamilton Smith his 2,000th career victory Friday at Laurel Park.

G1 Winners Firenze Fire, Mind Control Top Laurel Stakes Noms

Four Stakes Worth $350,000 in Purses Saturday, Jan. 18

LAUREL, MD – Grade 1 winners Firenze Fire and Mind Control and Anna’s Bandit, whose nine wins last year tied for the most of any horse in the country, are among 80 nominees to four stakes worth $350,000 in purses as older horses take the spotlight Saturday, Jan. 18 at Laurel Park.

Jockey Marquez Rides First Winner Thursday at Laurel

16-Year-Old Breaks Through with Eighth Career Mount

LAUREL, MD – Racing first off the claim for trainer Phil Schoenthal’s Kingdom Bloodstock, Inc., Sierra Leona rallied from mid-pack for a three-quarter-length triumph Thursday at Laurel Park to give jockey Charlie Marquez his first professional win.