Racing News

Circling the Drain Gets Job Done in Holiday Monday Feature

Second Win from Four Starts for Triple Crown-Nominated 3YO
Apprentice Luis Rivera Jr. Registers First Domestic Victory

LAUREL, MD – Sycamore Hall’s 3-year-old Maryland homebred gelding Circling the Drain, nominated to the Triple Crown, took the next step in his promising career with a professional two-length victory during Monday’s Presidents Day holiday program at Laurel Park.

Circling the Drain Taking Next Step in Monday Feature

Sophomore Son of West Coast Nominated to Triple Crown
$10K Late Pick 5 Carryover for Monday’s Holiday Program

LAUREL, MD – Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds’ 3-year-old gelding Circling the Drain, a homebred son of West Coast newly nominated to the Triple Crown, is set to make his second start of the year during a special Presidents Day holiday program Monday at Laurel Park.

Eastern Bay Emotional Winner of General George (G3)

Star Align on Day that Honored Memory of Avery Whisman
Nimitz Class Stays on Roll in $100,000 John B. Campbell

LAUREL, MD – Built Wright Stables’ 9-year-old Eastern Bay, racing closer to the pace than usual, took the lead at the top of the stretch and powered home by 1 ½ lengths to earn his first graded-stakes victory, reach the $1 million mark in career earnings and cap an emotional day in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

Swayin to and Fro Makes the Grade in Barbara Fritchie (G3)

Hybrid Eclipse Opens Season with $100,000 Nellie Morse Win

LAUREL, MD – Baxter Racing Stable’s Swayin to and Fro sat off long shot pacesetter Liscolvin for a half-mile before taking the lead, turned back Grade 1-placed shipper Pass the Champagne and held off late-running Fille d’Esprit to become a graded-stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.

Coffeewithchris Stretches Out to Win $100,000 Miracle Wood

Stonewall Star Shines Bright in $100,000 Wide Country Victory

LAUREL, MD – John Salzman Jr., Fred Wasserloos and Anthony Geruso’s Coffeewithchris, given a perfect trip from jockey Jaime Rodriguez, got the jump on favored Prince of Jericho and held off his rival in deep stretch to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood by 1 ¼ lengths at Laurel Park.

John the Bear Making Stakes Debut in General George (G3)

Swayin to and Fro Looks to Rebound in Barbara Fritchie (G3)
$100,000 Miracle Wood Marks Return to Stakes for Feeling Woozy

LAUREL, MD – Euro Stable’s John the Bear, a winner of back-to-back sprints to open the year, will put his streak to the test when he makes his stakes debut in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

$100,000 John B. Campbell Marks Stakes Return for Shake Em Loose

Hybrid Eclipse Set to Launch 5YO Season in $100,000 Nellie Morse
Among Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $900,000 in Purses Feb. 18

LAUREL, MD – J R Sanchez Racing Stable’s claimer-turned-multiple stakes winner Shake Em Loose, a solid second in his comeback race last month, is entered to make his return to stakes company Saturday in the $100,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

Trainer Russell Poised to Sweep Laurel Sophomore Stakes

TC-Nominated Prince of Jericho Tops $100,000 Miracle Wood
L Street Lady Looks to Extend Streak in $100,000 Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Last month, trainer Brittany Russell had the good fortune to sweep the first two sophomore stakes of the year at Laurel Park. On Saturday she brings back both horses – Prince of Jericho and filly L Street Lady – with a chance to do it all over again.

Barbara Fritchie (G3) Draws G1-Placed Pass the Champagne

Local Multiple Stakes Winners Fille d’Esprit, Swayin to and Fro

LAUREL, MD – Graded-stakes placed shippers Pass the Champagne and Union Lake will meet Fille d’Esprit and Swayin to and Fro, multiple stakes winners over their home track, in a competitive edition of the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) Saturday, Feb. 18 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park to Honor Late Jockey Whisman with Memorial Race

1/ST, PDJF to Coordinate National Moment of Silence to Take Place Feb. 18

LAUREL, MD – In an effort to shed light on mental health awareness and the challenges jockeys face, 1/ST Racing and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, in coordination with racetracks across the country, will spearhead a national moment of silence Saturday, Feb. 18 in memory of late jockey Avery Whisman