Racing News

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $4,690

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which included a 1-2 favorite winning the last leg, still rewarded players Friday with a return of $4,690.80.
The popular wager, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Severe Weather Forces Cancellation of Thursday Finale

First Post 12:40 P.M. for Friday’s Live Nine-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – A severe thunderstorm accompanied by heavy lightning rolled through Laurel Park with eight minutes to post, forcing the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel Thursday’s ninth-race finale out of safety concerns for its horses and horsemen.
Along with the storm, a tornado warning was issued for northeastern Prince George’s County, which includes the Laurel area.

Full Fields and $100,000 Guaranteed Pool in Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – Races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool highlight Friday’s popular Stronach 5.
The Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will also feature three turf races.

Perfect Alibi Gets Chance to Restart in $100,000 Weber City Miss

G1 Winner Among Field of 13 in 3-Year-Old Filly Stake September 7
LAUREL, MD – Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi, fed a steady diet of graded-stakes since last summer, will take a step back as she looks to regain her winning form in the $100,000 Weber City Miss Monday, Sept. 7 at Laurel Park.

Happy Saver Taking Step Up in Monday's $100,000 Federico Tesio

1 1/8-Mile Stakes ‘Win and In’ for 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Oct. 3
LAUREL, MD – Wertheimer and Frere’s undefeated Happy Saver, a late-developing son of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver, will take the next step in his progression when he faces stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Monday, Sept. 7 at Laurel Park.

Chalon Targets Third Straight Win in $100,000 Alma North

Stablemates Laki, Taco Supream Tangle in $100,000 Polynesian
Cordmaker Looks to End Drought in $100,000 Deputed Testamony
Tasting the Stars Launching Comeback in $100,000 Twixt
LAUREL, MD – Lael Stables’ Chalon, a seven-time stakes winner approaching $1 million in career earnings, has another chance to add to her already impressive resume when she headlines Saturday’s $100,000 Alma North at Laurel Park.


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 2, 2020 - The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes (G1), announced today that Preakness 145 will proceed without fans in attendance on October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course.

$1 Million Preakness (G1) Anchors All-Stakes Lineup Oct. 3 at Pimlico

Black-Eyed Susan (G2), De Francis Dash (G3) Join Preakness Day Program 
Pimlico Special (G3), Claiming Crown Preview Day Friday, Oct. 2
Chick Lang (G3), Two $100,000 Turf Sprints Highlight Thursday, Oct. 1


ARCADIA, CA – In support of Senator Mitch McConnell’s introduction of The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act in Lexington, Kentucky, Craig Fravel, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING, issued the following statement.

Multiple Stakes Winner Hello Beautiful Sharp in Sunday Breeze

Sophomore Filly Pointed to Prioress (G2) Sept. 5 at Saratoga
LAUREL, MD –Sophomore filly Hello Beautiful, a two-time juvenile stakes winner at Laurel Park, turned in a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday morning ahead of her anticipated start in the six-furlong Prioress (G2) Sept. 5 at Saratoga.