Racing News

MJC Sets Protocols for Colonial Downs Jockeys

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has set protocols for all jockeys who rode during the abbreviated meet at Colonial Downs.
Jockeys will be able to return to Laurel Park only after a 14-day quarantine period beginning Aug. 13 and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours in hand.
The same protocols are in place for all dormitory residents who were at Colonial Downs.

There's 51 Winning Tickets in Friday's Stronach 5, Each Worth $1,733

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 continued to show a good return on investment Friday, with 51 winning tickets each worth $1,733.60.
Through four races no winner returned more than $7.40. The biggest payoff came in the last leg with a $22.60 winner.
Friday’s Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Iowa Derby Winner Top Line Growth Makes Triumphant Return

G3-Placed Gelding Flirts with Own Track Record in Friday Triumph
Cruz, Gonzalez Combination Stays Hot with Two More Winners Friday
LAUREL, MD – Showing no signs of rust making his first start in nearly a year, The Elkstone Group’s Grade 3-placed Top Line Growth flirted with his own track record as he overcame the layoff and solid group of rivals to capture Friday’s stakes-quality feature at Laurel Park.

Iowa Derby Winner Top Line Growth Set for Season Debut Friday

Stakes-Quality Feature First Race in 11 Months for G3-Placed Gelding
Meet-Leading Trainer Gonzalez Registers Thursday Hat Trick
Friday’s Weekly National Stronach 5 Wager Includes Trio of Laurel Races
LAUREL, MD – The Elkstone Group’s G3-placed Maryland homebred Top Line Growth, promoted winner of the Iowa Derby last summer, is entered to make his first start in nearly a year in Friday’s stakes-quality allowance feature at Laurel Park.

Three Tracks and Three on the Turf in Friday's Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, 12-Percent Takeout
$108 All-Star Ticket
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 returns Friday with races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and 12-percent industry-low takeout.

G3 Troy Victory Provides Memorable Moment for Trainer Potts

Karamanos Enjoying View atop Summer Meet Rider Standings
Impressive Laurel Turf Sprint Winner Fiya Fetches $400,000 at Auction
Live Racing Returns Thursday with Eight-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – It wasn’t conventional, but it was memorable. As the years go by, Laurel Park-based trainer Wayne Potts will have no trouble recalling the circumstances of his first career stakes win.

Tiz Ferguson Impressive in Juvenile Filly Triumph Saturday

Fourth Win for Lynch-Glaser
LAUREL, MD – Hope H. Jones’ Tiz Ferguson put her speed on display in Maryland’s first race for 2-year-old fillies of 2020, blazing to a popular front-running five-length score over first-time starter Miss Marley in Saturday’s opener at Laurel Park.

Ain't Da Beer Cold Takes Maryland's First Juvenile Race Friday

First 2-Year-Old Filly Event Kicks Off Saturday’s Nine-Race Card
20-Cent Rainbow 6, 50-Cent Late Pick 5 Carryovers Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Matt Spencer, Kelly Jo Cox and Bonuccelli Racing’s homebred Ain’t Da Beer Cold jumped out to a quick lead and never trailed to spring a 15-1 upset in Maryland’s first juvenile race of the year Friday at Laurel Park.

Longshot Kicks off Stronach 5, Multiple Winning Tickets Each Worth $7,492

Races from Laurel and Gulfstream, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool
LAUREL, MD – There were 13 winning tickets in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, each worth $7,492.20.

Hello Beautiful Headed to Sunday's $100,000 Audubon Oaks

American Sailor Takes on Six in Saturday’s Troy (G3) at Saratoga
First 2-Year-Old Race of 2020 Part of Laurel’s Friday Program
LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old filly Hello Beautiful, stabled at Laurel Park with trainer Brittany Russell, will be making the first start outside of her native Maryland when she tackles 10 rivals in Sunday’s $100,000 Audubon Oaks at Ellis Park.