Racing News

Maryland Juvenile Futurity Next for Undefeated Jaxon Traveler

Juvenile Fillies Take Center Stage When Live Racing Returns Thursday
Runaway Distaff Winner Hello Beautiful Pointed to Nov. 28 Stakes at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s 2-year-old colt Jaxson Traveler, undefeated through two impressive starts in Maryland, is being pointed to the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity Dec. 5 at Laurel Park to cap his rookie season.

Taco Supream Spices Up Stakes-Quality Allowance Feature Friday

G1 Winner Wet Your Whistle Pre-Entered for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
Juvenile Fillies Gherardini, Tapit’s Girl, Targe Break Maidens Thursday
LAUREL, MD – Unable to defend his title in the Maryland Million Sprint last weekend, Big Bertha Stable and Stormy Stable’s Taco Supream lands instead in a stakes-quality allowance that highlights Friday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.
First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream West and Golden Gate for Friday's Stronach 5

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
LAUREL, MD – Five competitive races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park West and Golden Gate Fields, including two maiden events, highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.


Study to be Led by Washington State University’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Services

Longtime Stakes Coordinator Coley Blind Calling It Quits

Ex-Trainer Jason Egan Promoted to Fill Role Effective Nov. 1
LAUREL, MD – Embracing a family tradition in Thoroughbred racing that dates back more than a century, and following his own distinguished career in various roles touching parts of six decades, Coleman E. ‘Coley’ Blind is stepping down as stakes coordinator for the Maryland Jockey Club.

Russell Caps Four-Win Day in $150,000 Maryland Million Classic

Monday Morning Qb Sets Stakes Record in Richest of Eight Stakes  
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Sheldon Russell, a month into his return from a broken wrist, put an exclamation point on his comeback with four wins Saturday capped by a record-setting victory aboard Monday Morning Qb in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.

Karan's Notion Pulls off 16-1 in Maryland Million Sprint

“Never Give Up”
LAUREL, MD – Owner/trainer/breeder Nancy Heil’s Karan’s Notion pulled off a 16-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park.
The Sprint, a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds and up, was one of eight stakes and four starter stakes on the 35th Jim McKay Maryland Million program for offspring of stallions standing in Maryland.

Pretty Good Year Stands Tall in $100,000 Maryland Million Turf

Among Eight Stakes, Four Starter Stakes on ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’
LAUREL, MD – Lead Off Stable’s diminutive gelding Pretty Good Year, standing just 13 hands tall, came with a steady run down the center of the track to catch leaders Cannon’s Roar and favored Nick Papagiorgio and spring a 15-1 upset of Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park.

Hello Beautiful Dazzles in Maryland Million Distaff

LAUREL, MD – Hello Beautiful welcomed a return to action at Laurel Park Saturday, scoring a thoroughly dominating 11 1/4-length victory in the 100,000 Maryland Million Distaff.
The Distaff, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, was one of eight stakes and four starter stakes on the 35th Jim McKay Maryland Million program for offspring of stallions standing in Maryland.

Kenny Had a Notion Drives to Victory in $100,000 Nursery

Miss Nondescript Gives Sire Mosler First Stakes Winner
LAUREL, MD – Under a ground-saving trip by jockey Jorge Ruiz, Louis J. Ulman and Neil Glasser’s Kenny Had a Notion ran away from a dozen others down the stretch to win the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery Saturday on the 35th edition of Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.