Racing News

Not Your Average Joe in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship

Luna Belle Wins Maryland Juvenile Fillies Championship

LAUREL, MD – The Elkstone Group LLC’s homebred Joe, a 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, drove to the front down the stretch under jockey Victor Carrasco to win Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship.

After making his debut on turf Oct. 24, Joe broke his maiden Nov. 21 at a mile on the main track at Laurel by 3 ½ lengths. Carrasco, who has ridden Joe in each of his starts and works the horse, got the seven furlongs in 1:25.63.

Stronach 5 Returns $6,345

BALTIMORE – There were 14 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5 with each returning $6,345.80.

The Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park with a low 12-percent takeout.

Coastal Mission Ready to Go for $100,000 Maryland Juvenile

Jester Calls Nojoy Remains on Course for $100,000 Juvenile Fillies

LAUREL, MD – An extra two weeks has done little to slow down Coleswood Farm, Inc.’s Coastal Mission or dampen the enthusiasm of his connections heading into Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile at Laurel Park.

Ruiz Notches Four Wins, Bustoff Captures Thursday Feature

Horsemen Pleased with Renovations to Laurel Park Main Track

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Jorge Ruiz notched four wins on the day, and Sola Dei Gloria Stable’s Bustoff completed a daily double for teenage riding sensation Charlie Marquez and trainer Hugh McMahon with his front-running triumph in Thursday’s feature race at Laurel Park.

The Stronach 5 Returns Friday with Races from Laurel and Gulfstream

Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – A field of 10 2-year-old fillies will kick off Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park as well as a low 12-percent takeout.


LAUREL, MD (December 7, 2021) – The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that Laurel Park will remain closed for racing as work continues to complete renovation to the track. Live racing at Laurel Park was suspended on December 3rd.

Track renovation plans have been developed in collaboration with The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Maryland Jockey Club and industry experts with the goal of having the safest possible racing surface.


LAUREL, MD (December 2, 2021) – The Maryland Jockey Club today announced the cancellation of racing at Laurel Park through Sunday, December 5, as work continues to complete repairs to the track and to analyze recent equine injuries. While racing is suspended, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Maryland Jockey Club are working with industry experts to analyze surface composition and maintenance procedures directed at the safest possible racing surface.

Connections on a 'Mission' in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile

Jester Calls Nojoy Seeks Stakes Win in $100,000 Juvenile Fillies

LAUREL, MD – Coleswood Farm, Inc.’s 2-year-old gelding Coastal Mission, a full brother to retired multiple stakes winner Lewisfield, will get a chance to uphold the family tradition when he lines up against seven rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile at Laurel Park.

Laurel’s Final 2021 Stakes Action Begins Dec. 4 with 2-Year-Olds

$100,000 Juvenile, $100,000 Juvenile Fillies Attract 45 Nominations
Stakes Winning Trainer Bezara Goes Out a Winner Sunday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – Stakes winners Buff Hello, Cynergy’s Star, Local Motive and filly Buff My Boots are among 45 2-year-olds nominated to a pair of juvenile stakes Saturday, Dec. 4 at Laurel Park.

G3 Winner Pickin' Time Captures $100,000 City of Laurel

Belle of the North Goes Last to First in $100,000 Safely Kept
Cordmaker Proves Too Much in $100,000 Richard W. Small

LAUREL, MD – Roseland Farm Stable’s graded-stakes winner Pickin’ Time swept to the lead on the outside around the far turn and had plenty left to turn back a bid from He’smyhoneybadger nearing the wire for a 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel at Laurel Park.