Racing News

Multiple Stakes Winner Turco Bravo Returns in $75,000 John B. Campbell

Six Rivals Try to Cool Off Winter in $75,000 Maryland Racing Media
Winter Carnival Offers Six Stakes Worth $850,000 Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Winning Move Stable’s Turco Bravo, unraced since his victory in the Birdstone Stakes last summer at Saratoga, is set to kick off his 8-year-old campaign in Saturday’s $75,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

Stakes Winners High Roller, O Dionysus Clash in $75,000 Miracle Wood

Undefeated Crabcakes Puts Record to Test in $75,000 Wide Country
Winter Carnival Offers Six Stakes Worth $850,000 Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Separated by a half-length at the wire in their last meeting, stakes winners High Roller and O Dionysus will square off again against six rivals in the $75,000 Miracle Wood Saturday at Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club to Host Students on Track Saturday, March 4

Day-long Activities to Explore Jobs in Thoroughbred Industry
Meet Racing Experts, Complimentary Lunch, Watch Morning Workouts
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club will play host to Students on Track Saturday, March 4, an innovative and unique day designed for college students to explore career possibilities in the equine industry.

Florida Derby (G1) on Radar for Multiple Grade 3 Winner El Areeb

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -  Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables’ impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes.

G3 Winner Heaven’s Runway Can Extend Streak in General George (G3)

$250,000 Sprint for Older Horses Attracts Solid Field of 10
Saturday’s Winter Carnival Offers Six Stakes Worth $850,000 in Purses
LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb’s Grade 3 winner Heaven’s Runway, who concluded 2016 with back-to-back stakes victories, looks to push his streak to three straight when he makes his 7-year-old debut in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. 

McLaughlin Seeking Repeat Performance in Barbara Fritchie (G2)

Trainer Ships Pair to Face Grade 1 Winner By the Moon in $300,000 Stakes
Winter Carnival Offers Six Stakes Worth $850,000 Saturday
LAUREL, MD – A year after shipping two of his distaffers from New York to upset Lady Sabelia in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin returns with another pair of contenders in Takrees and Clothes Fall Off in Saturday’s 2017 renewal at Laurel Park.

Winter Carnival a Tale of Two Races for Page McKenney

Next Start Feb. 18 in General George (G3) or John B. Campbell
Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 for Friday Program

LAUREL, MD – To run or not to run, that is the question facing trainer Mary Eppler as she ponders which race to bring back Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s claimer-turned-millionaire Page McKenney on Saturday’s Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park.

Buckingham Farm’s Houghton Rewarded for Perseverance with Crabcakes

Maryland-Bred Stakes Winner Undefeated in Three Starts
LAUREL, MD – Long before she and her husband moved to picturesque Buckingham Farm on the shores of the Chester River in eastern Maryland more than five decades ago, Elizabeth ‘Binnie’ Houghton has loved her adopted state’s most enduring delicacy almost as much as her horses.

Johnny Hop Makes Winning Debut at Laurel

LAUREL, MD - Johnny Hop, a 3-year-old son of Bodemeister who sold for $350,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March Sale of 2-year-olds, gamely held off Honor the Fleet down the stretch to break his maiden at first asking Saturday at Laurel Park.

Winter Carnival Program Draws 187 Nominations for Feb. 18 Stakes

Barbara Fritchie (G2), General George (G3) Among Six Stakes Worth $850,000
LAUREL, MD – Topped by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3), the first graded stakes of the year in Maryland, a total of 187 horses were nominated to six stakes worth $850,000 in purses on the Winter Carnival program Saturday, Feb. 18 at Laurel Park.