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Healthy McCarthy Back in the Irons Thursday at Laurel

Champion Jockey Recovered Following Bout with Coronavirus

LAUREL, MD – Trevor McCarthy has endured his share of job-related injuries over the course of a 10-year riding career that has seen him win more than 1,500 races, four overall Maryland championships and 12 individual meet titles.


Preakness Becomes First Triple Crown Race to Join Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

Voodoo Valley Gives Trujillo First Career Training Win Saturday

Juvenile Filly Proper Attire Looks Sharp in Maiden Sprint Triumph
Sophomore Stakes Trio Among Saturday Workers at Laurel Park
LAUREL, MD – Ejetero LLC’s Voodoo Valley tracked pacesetting Chuck’s Dream into mid-stretch, surged to the lead inside the eighth pole and drew off by 2 ¼ lengths to give ex-jockey Elvis Trujillo his first career victory as a trainer in Saturday’s second race at Laurel Park.

Juvenile Filly Kewpie Doll Sprints to Maiden Triumph Friday

Fille d’Esprit Gives Lyapustina First Victory Since Aug. 8 Spill
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday’s Nine-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – Maxis Stable’s 2-year-old filly Kewpie Doll, third first time out in an out-of-town turf stakes earlier this month, returned to graduate with a flourish in her home track debut Friday at Laurel Park.

Three Tickets Each Worth $47,117 in Friday's Stronach 5

Longshots Return $50.20 and $53.40
LAUREL, MD – There were only three winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, and each was worth $47,117.10.
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, and two of the five races in the Stronach 5 produced $50 winners.

G2 Black-Eyed Susan to be Part of Preakness Day Festivities

96th Edition of Prestigious 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Saturday, Oct. 3
50th Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, Oct. 2 
BALTIMORE – Maryland’s most prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies, the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2), will contest its 96th renewal this year as part of the Preakness Day program Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.

Arch Cat Pounces Late to Upset Laurel Thursday Feature

Mona Luna Eclipses Field to Register Maiden Special Triumph
Stakes-Placed Hall Pass Hands Bull Shark First Career Loss
LAUREL, MD – Burns Thoroughbred Racing’s Arch Cat, back in Maryland for the first time since being narrowly beaten in a pair of stakes over the winter, surged ahead in the final strides to upset multiple stakes-winning favorite Laki by a neck in Thursday’s feature at Laurel Park.

Four Scheduled on the Turf in Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool
Video: All-Star Ticket $108
LAUREL, MD – Four races scheduled on the turf and a $100,000 guaranteed pool highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.
The popular wager, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature three races from Laurel Park and one each from Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

‘I Can Eat Pizza:’ Rider-Turned-Trainer Trujillo Enjoying Career Change

Jockey Lauralea Glaser ‘Riding the Wave’ During Laurel Summer Meet
Stakes-Quality Sprint Headlines Thursday’s Return of Live Racing
Maryland’s First 2-Year-Old Turf Race of 2020 Set for Saturday
LAUREL, MD – For the first time in more than two years, Elvis Trujillo’s name is back in the racing program. But don’t look for it in the usual place.

Graded Debut Possible for Multiple Stakes Winner Hello Beautiful

G3 Charles Town Oaks Aug. 28, G2 Prioress Sept. 5 Among Possibilities
Flatter Me Graduates in Style Saturday with Front-Running Score
Wet Weather Playing Havoc with Laurel Park Turf Racing