Racing News

Twelve Starter Stakes Worth $640,000 on Monday

Special Presidents’ Day Card Features Nonstop Stakes
Claiming Crown Tiara Winner Marabea Returns in Mary Todd

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Twelve starter stakes, worth a total of $640,000 in purse money, are on the menu for the Presidents’ Day card at Gulfstream Park Monday.

The 12-race card kicks off at noon.

High Ridge Road Stays Perfect at Laurel in Barbara Fritchie (G2)

New York Shipper Earns First Graded Win in $300,000 Sprint

LAUREL, MD – Making up ground with every stride down the middle of the stretch, Martin Schwartz’s High Ridge Road kept her perfect record at Laurel Park intact with a dramatic neck victory over Grade 1 winner By the Moon in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Saturday at Laurel Park.

Imperial Hint Goes the Distance in General George (G3)

Holds Off Stallwalkin’ Dude to Give Trainer First Graded Stakes Victory

LAUREL, MD – A slight stumble out of the gate wasn’t enough to slow Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint, who went straight for the lead and turned away a brief challenge from multiple stakes-winning millionaire Stallwalkin’ Dude in the stretch to win the $250,000 General George (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park’s Fritchie Day Handles Record $4.9 Million

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival Saturday– featuring six stakes worth $850,000 including the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3) – handled a record $4.928 million.

Last year the Maryland Jockey Club ran the Barbara Fritchie on Winter Carnival and the General George on the Monday after the Carnival. Total handle on Winter Carnival Day was $3.062 million while total handle on General George Day was $1.927 million.

Bodhisattva Springs Upset in $75,000 John B. Campbell

Winter Extends Streak to Three in $75,000 Maryland Racing Media

LAUREL, MD – Four weeks after closing to be second behind Page McKenney in the Native Dancer, late-running Bodhisattva turned the tables on the popular claimer-turned-millionaire with a 22-1 upset of Saturday’s $75,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

O Dionysus Pulls Away in $75,000 Miracle Wood

China Grove Upsets Crabcakes in $75,000 Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Marathon Farms, Inc.’s O Dionysus rolled to the lead on the far outside approaching the stretch and steadily separated from his rivals down the lane to a convincing three-length victory in the $75,000 Miracle Wood Saturday at Laurel Park.

El Areeb Sizzles in Return to Work Tab Saturday

Multiple Grade 3 Winner Breezes Half-Mile in 47.70 at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3-winning Triple Crown contender El Areeb returned to the work tab with a sharp half-mile breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Saturday morning.

Winter Carnival Returns to Laurel Park Saturday

Barbara Fritchie (G2), General George (G3) Highlight Six Stakes
Ice Carvings, Winter Kids’ Korner & Maryland Jockey Club Tumbler
All Stakes 20-Cent Rainbow 6
Doors Open 11 A.M., First Race Post Time 12:30 P.M.
Special Presidents Day Holiday Program Monday Feb. 20