Racing News

Big City Bob, Lebda Top Private Terms Nominations

Test for 3-Year-Olds Among Four $100,000 Stakes March 14

LAUREL, MD – Big City Bob, unraced since finishing third in the Champagne (G1) last fall, and the top five finishers from the Miracle Wood Stakes last month top a group of 19 3-year-olds nominated to the $100,000 Private Terms Saturday, March 14 at Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club Appoints Jillian Tullock Racing Secretary

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that respected racing official Jillian Tullock has been appointed racing secretary at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

Tullock worked in nearly every capacity for the Maryland Jockey Club from 1994-2019, including assistant racing secretary under Georganne Hale.

G2 Winner Shotski Pointing to UAE Derby March 28

Laurel Park-Based Colt Fourth in Fountain of Youth (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2 winner Shotski, fourth in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 29, will remain at Gulfstream Park before leaving later this month to head overseas for a planned start in the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2).

Stronach 5 Returns Friday with Four Tracks & $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, returns Friday with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park.

Friday’s sequence begins at 3:49 p.m. with Laurel’s eighth race, a $42,000 allowance contest at seven furlongs led by 4-year-olds Benintendi and Mungojerrie.

The Stronach Group Announces Management Update

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2020  -- The Stronach Group announced today that Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, will step away from the company effective March 2, 2020 to pursue new opportunities. Ritvo has held several roles in his tenure with the company moving from General Manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida to become the company's Chief Operating Officer.

536 Bettors Win $1,407 Each in Friday's Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were 536 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $1,407.40.

Bolstered by a carryover of $167,951.23 from Feb. 21, the popular national wager with an industry-low 12 percent takeout saw its pool swell to $833,513.

Bet Fountain of Youth (G2), Saudi Cup Saturday at Laurel

Doors Open 10 A.M., First of Eight Live Races 12:25 P.M.

LAUREL, MD – In addition to a live program of eight races, fans can watch and wager on both the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) and $20 million Saudi Cup Saturday at Laurel Park.

Laurel will open its doors at 10 a.m. with a live first-race post time of 12:25 p.m.

Trainer O'Dwyer Living the Dream with G2 Winner Shotski

First Impression was ‘Like Seeing the Woman You’re Going to Marry’
Laurel-Based Colt Racing in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth (G2)
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – For Jerry O’Dwyer, it was love at first sight.

Racing Resumes Thursday at Laurel - Friday Feature Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD –The week of racing kicks off at Laurel Park Thursday with an eight-race program and a Friday card which will begin the popular Stronach 5.
First race post Thursday and Friday is 12:25 p.m.

Friday's Stronach 5 Pool Could Swell to $1 Million

Carryover Pool $167,951
LAUREL, MD – There’s a million reasons to play Friday’s Stronach 5.
With a carryover of $167,951.23 and an industry-low takeout of 12 percent, the pool for the popular Stronach 5 will likely grow to approximately $1 million.