Racing News

Oceans Map Seeks Clear Sailing in $100,000 Japan Turf Cup

Tuned Looking to Extend Streak to Three in $100,000 All Along
Among Five Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

LAUREL, MD – Oceans Map, a last out stakes winner at the distance for owner-trainer Gregg Sacco, looks to make it two in a row when the 4-year-old gelding lines up against six others in Saturday’s $100,000 Japan Turf Cup at Laurel Park.

Epic Luck Puts Streak to Test in $150,000 Laurel Futurity

Undefeated Gelding Seeking Second Consecutive Stakes Win
Among Five Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

LAUREL, MD – There is serendipity in Lynn and Mark Ashby’s undefeated stakes winner being named Epic Luck. The 2-year-old gelding came along at a time when the trainer and co-breeder saw an entire division of her operation suddenly cease while her husband and co-owner has been battling cancer.

Thursday Feature a Place to Shine for Robin Sparkles

Nine Races on Tap as Live Racing Returns to Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD – A third-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares sprinting 5 ½ furlongs on the Dahlia turf course helps to spice up a nine-race card as live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday to open Fall Festival of Racing weekend.

First race post time is 12:40 p.m.

Motion Duo Ready for Stakes Debut in $150,000 Selima

Among Five Turf Stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing

LAUREL, MD – Two years after using the race as a bridge to the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Graham Motion will send out maiden winner Sparkle Blue and maiden Luna Antonia for their first stakes engagements in Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Laurel Park.

Santa Anita Returns to Stronach 5

Low 12-Percent Takeout, Other Races From Gulfstream, Laurel & Golden Gate

LAUREL, MD – Santa Anita Park’s much-anticipated opening day Friday also means it will be one of five featured races as part of the popular Stronach 5.

The cross-country wager with a low 12-percent takeout will also feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence includes three turf races and maiden special weight events for 2-year-olds from Santa Anita and Laurel.

'Canter for a Cause' Returns to Pimlico Race Course

Sunday, Oct. 10 Event to Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

LAUREL, MD – Legendary Pimlico Race Course will once again play host to the popular Canter for a Cause Sunday, Oct. 10, giving the public an opportunity to walk, trot, canter or gallop their favorite horse or pony on the same track that has hosted legends like Seabiscuit and Secretariat.

Future Looks Bright for Undefeated Nyquist Filly Moquist

Sophomore Ran Record to 2-0 with Recent Laurel Allowance Win
Nine Races for Next Live Program Thursday, Sept. 30 at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – After launching her career with back-to-back wins 19 days apart, the connections of Mopo Racing’s promising 3-year-old filly Moquist will take their time seeking out her next spot.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $3,871

19 Winning Tickets

LAUREL, MD – There were 19 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $3,871.

The Stronach 5 featured races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Slewys Chosen One ($13.60) got the Stronach 5 started by winning Gulfstream’s fifth race, taken off the turf and run over the main track. The second and third legs of the Stronach 5 were contested at Laurel with Moquist ($5.60) winning the eighth race and Shady Munni ($6) winning the ninth race.

Belle of the North Registers Impressive Maiden Win Friday

Laurel to Host Claiming Crown Preview Day Sunday, Oct. 10

LAUREL, MD – Stronach Stable Inc.’s homebred 3-year-old filly Belle of the North, whose dam is a half-sister to Hall of Fame mare Zenyatta, sat off the early pace before splitting horses in mid-stretch and drawing away to an impressive 5 ½-length maiden victory in Friday’s feature at Laurel Park.

Fall Festival of Racing Draws 159 Nominations for Five Stakes

Juveniles Showcased in $150,000 Laurel Futurity and Selima
Live Racing Returns to Laurel with 10-Race Program Thursday

LAUREL, MD – Undefeated stakes winners Epic Luck, Koala Princess and Turnerloose and Grade 3-placed Portfolio Company are among the nominees to a pair of juvenile stakes that headline the Fall Festival of Racing Saturday, Oct. 2 at Laurel Park.