Racing News

Double Carryovers for Saturday’s Winter Carnival Program

Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 on Nine-Race Card
Family Activities, Ice Carving, Stakes Buffet and Hat Giveaway

LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers to help heat up a stakes-filled Winter Carnival program Saturday at Laurel Park highlighted by the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3) for older sprinters.

First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. Comes to Laurel

Video: Vargas Talks “Talented, Tough” Saguaro Row

LAUREL, MD – Irad Ortiz Jr., the country’s leading rider, doesn’t make many trips to Laurel Park. In fact, it’s been three years since the two-time Eclipse Award winning rider has visited Laurel. But Ortiz, currently the leading rider at Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, will ride Saturday’s stakes-laden card.

Monongahela Takes Third Shot at $100,000 John B. Campbell

Brothers John, Jason Servis Have Contenders in Two-Turn Stakes
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and Gary Aisquith’s Grade 3 winner Monongahela, beaten a head last winter, returns for the third straight year seeking an elusive victory in the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

Father, Son Seek Sophomore Stakes Sweep at Laurel Park

Dreams Untold Targets $100,000 Miracle Wood for John Servis
Tyler Servis Sends Out Sunday Inn for $100,000 Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Someday Farm’s homebred Dreams Untold, light on experience but loaded with talent, will make the jump from an impressive maiden victory to stakes competition for his third start in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.

Annual Organization of Racing Investigators Meeting Set for Feb. 23-26

Meeting Presented by 1/ST Safety, Registration Open

LAUREL, MD – Many of the world’s top racing investigators will meet in New Mexico Feb. 23-26 for the annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators, presented by 1/ST Safety.

The meetings will take place at The Downs at Albuquerque. Click here for registration for ORI members.

Presentations at the conference will include:

Saguaro Row Seeks Graded Win in $250,000 Barbara Fritchie

Anna’s Bandit, Needs Supervision Among Rivals in Seven-Furlong Sprint
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Having traveled as far as Louisiana and South Florida to run in graded company, multiple stakes winner Saguaro Row will make the short trip to Laurel Park for her next attempt in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3).

Firenze Fire Opens Season in $250,000 General George

Maryland Debut for 5-Year-Old G1-Winning Millionaire
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Mr. Amore Stable’s Grade 1-winning millionaire homebred Firenze Fire, unraced since back-to-back stakes victories to cap last year, is set to make both his seasonal and Maryland debuts in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

Sweetheart of a Deal: Three on the Turf for Friday's Stronach 5

Races from Gulfstream Santa Anita, Laurel and Golden Gate
$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12-percent Takeout
Stronach 5 Podcast Available Beginning Thursday at 2 P.M.   

LAUREL, MD – Three turf races, four tracks and a $100,000 guaranteed pool highlight Friday’s Valentine’s Day edition of the popular Stronach 5.

Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Possible for Anna's Bandit

10-Time Stakes-Winning Mare Turns in Sharp Breeze Sunday
$12,710 Rainbow 6 Carryover Thursday

LAUREL, MD – No Guts No Glory Farm’s 10-time stakes winner Anna’s Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park after turning in a sharp five-furlong breeze Sunday.

Still Having Fun Tunes Up for $250,000 General George

G2 Winner Turns in Sharp Five-Furlong Breeze Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun blazed through his lone breeze Saturday in advance of his next scheduled start in the $250,000 General George (G3) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park.

Jockey Feargal Lynch was aboard as Still Having Fun went five furlongs in 1:00 over Laurel’s main track, the fastest of 12 horses at the distance. Lynch has been named to ride in the seven-furlong General George.