Racing News

Grade 1 Winners Among 155 Winter Carnival Nominations

Spiced Perfection Tops $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3)
Mind Control, Firenze Fire Head $250,000 General George (G3)
Five Stakes Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Grade 1-winning millionaire Spiced Perfection, second to win machine Late Night Pow Wow a year ago, returns among 22 older fillies and mares nominated to the 68th running of the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Saturday, Feb. 15 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Remainder of Friday Program

Stronach 5 Cancelled

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park cancelled races 5 through 8 Friday afternoon due to high winds with gusts reaching 40 mph.

Due to Laurel cancelling live racing, Friday’s Stronach 5 was also cancelled. The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.

Laurel remains open for simulcast wagering.

Live racing returns Saturday with a first race post of 12:25 p.m.

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool in Friday's Stronach 5

Four Tracks, Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout      

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

Blue Eyed Girl Targeting $250,000 Barbara Fritchie

Rainbow 6 Carryover for Thursday’s Return of Live Racing

LAUREL, MD – Morris Kernan Jr. and M-Z Racing Partnership’s Blue Eyed Girl, who impressively extended her win streak to three races last time out at Laurel Park, will return to Maryland to make her stakes debut in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Saturday, Feb. 15.

Stronach 5 to be Featured Weekly on

LAUREL, MD –The Stronach 5, a fast-paced, national wager featuring Thoroughbred racing every Friday from as many as four Stronach Group tracks, will be the subject of a new weekly show on In the Money Media Network beginning Thursday, Feb. 6.

The Stronach 5 In The Money Players’ Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kinchen and Peter Thomas Fornatale, will educate horseplayers on handicapping fundamentals and value-oriented ticket construction.

Triple Carryovers for Saturday's Eight-Race Card

$6,391 Late Pick 5, $3,826 Rainbow 6, $1,446 Super Hi-5  
Watch Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD – The calendar flips to February for an eight-race program Saturday at Laurel Park that will feature carryovers in the 50-cent Late Pick 5, 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers.

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

Trainer Robb Closing in on 2,000th Career Victory

Naomi Tukker Joins On-Air Team at Laurel Park
Five Stakes, Family Activities for Feb. 15 Winter Carnival

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park-based trainer Jerry Robb moved closer to the 2,000-win milestone with a pair of victories as live racing returned to Laurel Park Thursday.

Friday's Stronach 5 Cancelled

LAUREL, MD – Due to racing at Golden Gate Fields being cancelled the remainder of the week due to repairs to the facility’s hot water system, Friday’s Stronach 5 has been cancelled.

The third race at Golden Gate Fields was to be the fourth leg of Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence.

The Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will return Friday, Feb 7.

Stronach 5 Will Feature Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Golden Gate

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12 Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, designated ‘overlay city’ by Gulfstream track announcer Pete Aiello, will offer competitive races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields with a $100,000 guaranteed pool.

Justin Front Gives Victor Carrasco Milestone Victory

1,000th Career Triumph for Eclipse Award-Winning Jockey
Cedeno Posts Riding Triple Sunday; Live Racing Returns Jan. 30

LAUREL, MD – Ronald A. Brown’s Justin Front, racing first time off the claim, rolled to a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph Sunday at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Carrasco his 1,000th career victory.