Racing News

Laurel Cancels Friday’s Program

Racing Resumes Saturday with Four Stakes

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has cancelled Friday’s races at Laurel Park due to a winter storm that has dropped several inches of snow across Northern and Central Maryland.

Due to dangerous driving conditions simulcast wagering has also been cancelled today at Laurel and Pimlico Race Course.

Racing is scheduled to return Saturday with a 10-race program including four stakes highlighted by the $100,000 What A Summer and $100,000 Fire Plug. First race post is noon.

Anonymously Chasing Fifth Straight Win in Friday Feature

Six-Furlong Sprint for Older Females Tops Nine-Race Program
Jockey Rodriguez Seeking Seventh Straight Multi-Win Day

LAUREL, MD – Diane Balsamo’s Anonymously will put a four-race win streak on the line against six rivals including stakes winners Tappin Josie and Prodigy Doll as the winter Heritage Meet resumes Friday at Laurel Park.

Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m.

Brother Conway Puts Streak to the Test in $100,000 Fire Plug

G3-Winning Stablemate Classier Also Entered in Saturday Sprint
Trainer Gaudet Carrying Momentum into $100,000 What a Summer

LAUREL, MD – Brother Conway, riding a four-race win streak, and Grade 3-winning stablemate Classier, each claimed last year by Kieron Magee, give the trainer a formidable hand against nine rivals in Saturday’s $100,00 Fire Plug at Laurel Park.

Post Time Among Five Stakes Winners in $75,000 Jennings

Malibu Moonshine Looks to Rediscover Form in $75,000 Geisha
Among Four Stakes Worth $350,000 in Purses Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s Post Time, beaten just once in five starts and undefeated on his home track, is one of five multiple stakes winners among a field of eight in a competitive edition of Saturday’s $75,000 Jennings at Laurel Park.

Copper Tax, Sweet Soddy J Head Spectacular Bid Nominations

Multiple Stakes Winner Carmelina Tops Jan. 27 Xtra Heat Noms
Rodriguez, Russell Honored Sunday as Maryland’s 2023 Leaders

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners Copper Tax and Sweet Soddy J and last-out stakes winners Squints and Uncle Heavy are among 24 horses nominated to the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Saturday, Jan. 27 at Laurel Park.

Copper Tax Breezes Friday Ahead of Sophomore Debut

Multiple Stakes Winner Pointing to 7F Spectacular Bid Jan. 27
Jockey Rodriguez Registers Fourth Straight Multi-Win Day

LAUREL, MD – Rose Petal Stables’ multiple stakes winner Copper Tax, who had a five-race win streak snapped last month in his graded debut, continues to train forwardly toward his eagerly anticipated 3-year-old debut.

Heritage Meet Resumes with Nine-Race Card Friday

Sheilahs Warcloud, Zuma Top 3-Year-Old Filly Feature
Nominations Close Saturday for Spectacular Bid, Xtra Heat

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes-placed Sheilahs Warcloud and impressive debut winner Zuma, a $200,000 yearling trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, are among eight 3-year-old fillies set to line up in Friday’s feature as live racing returns to Laurel Park.

Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m.

Defending Champ Factor It In Nominated to $100K Fire Plug

G3 Winners Greeley and Ben, Classier Also Among 21 Nominees
Four Stakes Worth $350,000 in Purses Saturday, Jan. 20 at Laurel
Jockey Rodriguez Registers Third Consecutive Hat Trick Sunday

LAUREL, MD – Defending champion Factor It In, Grade 3 winners Greeley and Ben and Classier, and multiple stakes winners No Cents and Threes Over Deuces top 21 older horses nominated to the $100,000 Fire Plug Saturday, Jan. 20 at Laurel Park.

Jockey Jaime Rodriguez Rolling into New Year

Registers Back-to-Back Hat Tricks at Laurel Park
Nine-Race Program Sunday Begins at 12:25 P.M.

LAUREL, MD – Jaime Rodriguez, who captured three meet titles in Maryland and finished with the most wins among all jockeys at Laurel Park and historic Pimlico Race Course in 2023, is picking up where he left off to start the new year.

Laurel Park Set to Launch 2024 with Heritage Meet

Nine-Race Program Opens 38-Day Winter Stand Friday
Schedule Includes 17 Stakes Worth $1.8 Million in Purses
G3 General George, G3 Barbara Fritchie Feb. 17

LAUREL, MD – A 5 ½-furlong sprint for Maryland-bred/sired 4-year-olds and up serves to highlight a nine-race program as the Maryland Jockey Club lifts the curtain on 2024 with Friday’s opening of the Heritage Meet at Laurel Park.