Racing News

Laurel Park Taking Part in PDJF Fundraiser May 6

Third Consecutive Year for Derby Day Silent Auction
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park is proud to once again be among 24 racetracks across the country taking part in the third annual Derby Day Silent Auction Fundraiser to be held Saturday, May 6.

Frank Stronach Endorses Horse Racing Integrity Act

Aurora, Ontario-April 26, 2017

I, Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group, am pleased to support the Horse Racing Integrity Act, sponsored by Congressman Andy Barr and Congressman Paul Tonko.

Under the legislation, USADA should work together with state regulators and members of the horse racing industry to achieve the highest integrity at a reasonable cost.

Downtown Mama Scores Maiden Win Sunday at Laurel

3-Year-Old Filly Gives Trainer Rice 21st Meet Victory
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers For Friday
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Linda Rice continued her hot hand at Laurel Park’s winter-spring meet when Lady Sheila Stable’s Downtown Mama rolled to a three-quarter length maiden victory in her career debut Sunday.

Ascend Goes Last to First to Win $75,000 Henry S. Clark

Danilovna Divine in $75,000 Dahlia
Tesio Day Handle Up 59 Percent
LAUREL, MD – Stone Farm and Madaket Stables’ Ascend, jumping into stakes company for the first time in his 5-year-old debut off six months between races, made a last-to-first move under jockey Feargal Lynch to capture the $75,000 Henry S. Clark presented presented by Fidelity First and James Blackwell Real Estate Saturday at Laurel Park.

Twisted Tom Leaves No Doubt in $125,000 Federico Tesio

Runs Win Streak to Three With Second Straight Stakes Victory
LAUREL, MD – Cobra Farm Inc.’s Twisted Tom raced in contention from the start, took command on the far turn and thwarted a strong challenge from O Dionysus in mid-stretch before pulling away to a 2 ¼-length win in the $125,000 Federico Tesio Saturday at Laurel Park.

Lights of Medina Wears Down Forever Liesl in $125,000 Weber City Miss

Absatootly Upsets $75,000 Primonetta, Gives Jockey Gomez First Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Sumaya U. S. Stable’s Lights of Medina, in her first start against winners, stalked and wore down multiple stakes-placed Forever Liesl en route to a two-length victory in the $125,000 Weber City Miss under jockey Fergal Lynch for trainer Todd Pletcher. 

Federico Tesio Quotes

Trainer Chad Brown (Twisted Tom, 1st): “He ran terrific and Feargal really rode him well once again. They’re a great team, those two. The horse showed a lot of heart again. He’s a long-winded, hard-trying horse that obviously showed he has a tremendous amount of stamina and will to win. He’s a horse that continually is improving, which we love to see. We’re just really proud of his effort today.”

Just Call Kenny Rallies to Capture Friday Feature

Castrenze Gets First Local Win, Russell Makes Riding Return
Federico Tesio, Weber City Miss Top Stakes-Filled Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Multiple graded stakes-placed Just Call Kenny swept to the lead on the far outside in mid-stretch and powered to the wire for a 1 ¼-length victory in Friday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Jockey Sheldon Russell Set to Launch Comeback Friday; Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb a ‘Good Patient’ in Recovery; Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday Program

Multiple G3 Winner El Areeb a ‘Good Patient’ in Recovery
Fellowship May Return in G3 Pimlico Special Off Allowance Win
Page McKenney Pointed to Return in State-Bred Stakes
Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday Program
LAUREL, MD – Three days shy of seven months since his last race, journeyman Sheldon Russell is ready to launch his latest comeback with three mounts on Friday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park.

Jenda’s Agenda Looks to Stay Perfect in $125,000 Weber City Miss

‘Win and You’re In’ For $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 19
Multiple Stakes Winner Lovable Lady Returns in $75,000 Primonetta
LAUREL, MD – Her career didn’t get under way until the first week of January, but so far Jenda’s Agenda has done nothing wrong. The undefeated filly will look to stretch her speed and talent even further in Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel Park.