Racing News

Twilight Gleaming, Chardy Party Top Stormy Blues Nominees

Stablemates Among 44 Nominated to $100,000 Turf Sprint Stakes
Among Three Grass Stakes Worth $250,000 in Purses Sunday, June 19
Laurel Hosting Live Nine-Race Program Friday Starting at 12:40 P.M.

LAUREL, MD – Twilight Gleaming and Chardy Party, graded-stakes winning stablemates trained by Wesley Ward, top eight stakes winners among 44 nominees to the $100,000 Stormy Blues Sunday, June 19 at Laurel Park.

Exculpatory Nears Return, July 16 De Francis Dash on Radar

G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis Turns In Sunday Breeze at Laurel
Jockey Feargal Lynch Triples Sunday, Live Racing Returns June 10

LAUREL, MD – Grace Merryman’s Exculpatory, whose racing journey has seen him transform from hard-luck horse to stakes winner, continues to progress forwardly toward his season debut later this month with a potential start in July’s $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on the horizon.

Stakes Winner Dontletsweetfoolya Trying Turf Again in Sunday Feature

Nominations for June 19 Stakes Close Sunday, Father’s Day Buffet on Tap
Apprentice Barbosa, Trainer Gonzalez Register Saturday Hat Tricks

LAUREL, MD – Five Hellions Farm’s Dontletsweetfoolya, a multiple stakes winner on dirt, will get a second chance on the turf when she returns to her preferred sprint distance in Sunday’s featured sixth race at Laurel Park.

Epic Idea, Whispurring Kitten Meet Again in Saturday Feature

Juvenile Colt Pompous Prince Impressive in Friday Maiden Triumph
My My Girl, Away to Return Sharp Allowance Winners Friday

LAUREL, MD – Michael Merryman-trained stablemates Epic Idea and Whispurring Kitten, separated by 2 ¼ lengths in the $100,000 The Very One May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course, will share the starting gate for a second time in two weeks in Saturday’s co-featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

14 Stakes Worth $1.3 Million During Laurel Summer Meet

$150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Set for July 16
Nine-Race Opening Day Program Starts at 12:40 P.M. Friday

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club will offer a total of 14 stakes worth $1.3 million in purses, highlighted by the 31st running of the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash July 16, during Laurel Park’s 37-day summer meet which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 21.

Laurel’s Summer Meet Begins Friday as Pimlico Meet Concludes

Russell, Sillaman Tie Atop Trainer Standings, Toledo Takes Jockey Title
Laurel Opens Friday with 12:40 p.m. First Post

LAUREL, MD– Thoroughbred racing in Maryland will resume Friday when Laurel Park opens for its summer meet.

Pimlico Race Course wrapped up its 2022 meet Monday with Jevian Toledo winning the riding title and Brittany Russell and Richard Sillaman sharing the training title.

Preakness Meet Title First at Pimlico for Journeyman Toledo

Russell, Sillaman Tied Atop Trainer Standings into Monday Finale
Eight-Race Memorial Day Holiday Program Starts at 12:40 P.M.

LAUREL, MD – By the time the high-profile Preakness Meet wraps up with Monday’s special Memorial Day holiday program at historic Pimlico Race Course, there will be significant firsts in both the jockey and trainer standings.

G3-Placed Veteran Eastern Bay Rolls to Saturday Feature Score

15th Career Victory for 8-Year-Old Gelding to Top $638K in Earnings

LAUREL, MD – Grade 3-placed Eastern Bay, racing second off the claim for Built Wright Stables and trainer Norman ‘Lynn’ Cash, swept to the lead in mid-stretch and sprinted clear for his 15th career victory in a 9-1 upset of Saturday’s feature race at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Consistent Going to the Lead Heads Saturday Feature

6-Year-Old Gelding Favored in Stakes-Quality Allowance
Baby Steps for Undefeated 3-Year-Old Colt Super Love

LAUREL, MD – Though he has yet to run in a stakes since joining trainer Damon Dilodovico’s barn 27 months ago, Vince Campanella’s 6-year-old gelding Going to the Lead will get a strong feel for that level of competition Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Rainbow 6 Solved Thursday for $479,801 Jackpot Payout

Mandatory Payout of Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 May 30

LAUREL, MD – One lucky bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for a life-changing $479,801.24 jackpot payout after Sky of Gold, owned and trained by William Earl Atkins, held off fellow Maryland-bred Luv Ya Bye Bye Thursday at historic Pimlico Race Course.