Racing News

Jennings Handicap, Marylander Stakes Top Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 11-29-12---Laurel Park will present nine races on Saturday afternoon, including two $100,000 stakes as co-features: the Marylander Stakes for 2-year-olds and the Jennings Handicap for 3-year-olds and up.

Award Winning Racing Journalist And Historian Joe Kelly Passes


BALTIMORE, 11-27-12---The Maryland racing community lost one of its most prominent members when award-winning journalist and racing historian Joseph B. Kelly passed away Mondayat Stella MarisRehabilitation and Hospiceafter a short battle with cancer. He was 94 years old.

A lifelong resident of Baltimore, Joe Kelly covered horse racing for nearly 70 years.

She's All Scat Re-Rallies To Take Gin Talking Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-24-12---Barry & Joni Butzow’s She’s All Scat led to the furlong marker, lost the lead for a few strides before fighting back to win in the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Ten Fillies Line Up For Saturday's Gin Talking Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-23-12---The Dutrow brothers grew up in Maryland and Saturday afternoon Tony and Rick will ship the likely favorites into Laurel Park for the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes. The 7-furlong test drew ten 2-year-old fillies.

Bold Affair Goes Coast To Coast In Geisha Stakes


LAUREL, MD. 11-22-12---Charles Reed & Mike Zanella’s Bold Affair went to the lead, galloped along within herself and came home a driving winner in the Thanksgiving day feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Geisha Stakes.

Bold Affair Looms Above Stakes Winners In Thursday's Geisha Stakes


LAUREL, MD. 11-21-12---Thanksgiving traditions: turkey dinner, NFL games and thoroughbred racing at Laurel Park. The central Maryland track offers a special 11:05 a.m. post time Thursday with a nine-race card, highlighted by the $100,000 Geisha Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares.

Greed And Fear Stalks And Scores In Safely Kept Stakes


LAUREL, MD. 11-17-12---Michael Dubb’s Greed and Fear took the overland route to victory in Saturday’s feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for three-year-old fillies.

Nine Fillies Set To Face The Starter In Saturday's Safely Kept Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-15-12---Nine 3-year-old fillies will sprint seven furlongs in the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

Daniel Smithwick has won four races with Holiday Soiree, the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite. The daughter of Harlan’s Holiday’s resume includes two unplaced finishes in graded stakes this year and a willing second in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks. Sheldon Russell gets his first try aboard the filly, who posted a bullet work at the Churchill Downs Training Track before shipping to Maryland.

Pino Honored By The Maryland Jockey Club

LAUREL, MD. 11-10-12---The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Mario Pino, who moved into the top 10 on the all-time win list earlier this fall, with a winners’ circle presentation Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Whiskey Romeo "Impressive" In James Lewis Stakes Victory

LAUREL, MD. 11-10-12---The gate opened, Whiskey Romeo shot to the lead and essentially, the inaugural running of the $125,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes at Laurel Park was over.

Cruising under the finish line in 1:11.70 for the six furlong distance on the fast main track, the Tony Dutrow trainee was being gently geared down under jockey Stewart Elliott as he beat Amerigo Vespucci by 7-1/2 lengths, with Alpha Mike Foxtrot another 1-3/4 lengths back in third.