Racing News

Yes I'm Lucky Strolls In Laurel Futurity

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa’s Yes I’m Lucky broke on top and was in complete command to the finish line to win the $100,000 Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds, the first of seven stakes races on the Fall Festival of Racing program this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Dominguez Honored, Conducts Autograph Session To Promote Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-13---Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct in January, made a special appearance at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Preliminary Test Came Up Negative To Suspected Case Of Equine Herpesvirus; Hold Order Still In Place On Barn 16 At Bowie Training Center

LAUREL, MD., 09-21-13---The preliminary test came up negative. There is no trace of the virus in Clonmeen Lass, the horse in question.

The test will be sent to Rusty Ford, the equine programs manager for the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office for confirmation. We expect to know Tuesday evening, Sept. 24 or Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.

Maryland Jockey Club racing secretary Georganne Hale said the Hold Order remains in place until the situation has been rectified.


Hold Order Placed On Barn 16 At Bowie Training Center Due To Suspected Case Of Equine Herpesvirus

LAUREL, MD., 09-21-13---A suspected case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) has caused officials at the Maryland Jockey Club to place a Hold Order on Barn 16 at the Bowie Training Center as a precautionary measure. The Maryland Department of Agriculture is awaiting results of tests to determine if a horse stabled in the barn, who was euthanized this morning, was infected.

The Hold Order affects the barn that houses horses trained by Annette Eubanks, Bobby Lee Plummer and Patrick Magill.

Track Record Established On Opening Day Of Fall Meet

LAUREL, MD. 09-19-13---After a 14-week break, live racing returned to the major Maryland tracks with the opening of the Laurel Park fall meeting.

“It is good to be back home,” said Laurel Park-based trainer John Salzman, Sr. “It is a whole lot easier and much more relaxed racing here instead of shipping out of town.”

Nine Sprinters Entered In Saturday's De Francis Dash

LAUREL, MD. 09-18-13---Nine sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s 22nd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park, including local star Ben’s Cat. Post time for the 11-race card will be 1:10 p.m. Eastern.

Towson University Graduates Feustle, Gaudet Have Tall Task Replacing Carulli

LAUREL, MD. 09-17-13---He was one of the industry’s top oddsmakers and the face of the Maryland simulcast signal for 11.5 years, so when Frank Carulli retired from the Maryland Jockey Club and moved to Las Vegas after the Pimlico Race Course spring meet concluded in June, it took two Towson University graduates to fill his position.

Thirty-Six Nominated To Next Saturday's De Francis Dash, Super High 5 Wager To Be Offered On Stakes Saturdays

LAUREL, MD. 09-13-13---Thirty-six sprinters have been nominated to the 22nd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park next Saturday, Sept. 21. The fall meeting begins two days earlier after a 14-week break from live racing at the major Maryland tracks.

Expanded Breeder/Owner Program To Begin In Maryland

September 12, 2013---Kicking off with the Laurel Park Fall 2013 race meeting (Sept. 19-Dec. 31) a new Maryland-bred program will begin. It is designed to enhance the breeding and ownership of Maryland-bred horses. Modeled on successful regional incentive programs, it expands the opportunities for Maryland-bred horses.