Racing News

Eastern Bay Wins First Off the Claim in Laurel Friday Feature

Tutti Benvenuti Sharp Debut Winner, Lasting Union Breaks Maiden
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Saturday’s Nine-Race Program

LAUREL, MD – Robert D. Bone’s Eastern Bay, racing first time off the claim for summer meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez, rewarded his new connections with a front-running half-length score in Friday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 Has 17 Winning Tickets Each Worth $7,039

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 17 winning tickets each worth a generous $7,039.80.

The sequence kicked off with Gulfstream’s eighth race and a $15.60 winner in Fujairah, the longest price of the Stronach 5, and ended with Santa Anita’s third race and 6-5 favorite Tiberius Mercurius holding off War Path for the victory.  Tiberius Mercurius was the shortest price of the day.

Journeyman Russell Enjoying Fast Start to Laurel Summer Meet

Hello Beautiful Returns Saturday, Mine Not Mine Getting a Break
Double Carryovers, Stronach 5 for Return of Live Racing Friday
Maryland Jockey Club OTBs Open for Wagering Saturday, June 20

LAUREL, MD – Coming off his healthiest and most productive season in half a decade, journeyman Sheldon Russell came into 2020 with both confidence and momentum. Once the calendar flipped, he maintained his spot among Maryland’s leading riders – until the world stopped.

Opportunity Awaits Bettors in Friday's Stronach 5

Big Fields, Three Tracks, Three on the Turf, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool           
Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket and Podcast
LAUREL, MD – There will be lots of opportunity to make a score in Friday’s Stronach 5 with large, competitive fields featuring races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Santa Anita Park.
The Stronach 5 will feature a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $17,678

LAUREL, MD – Eight bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were each rewarded with a winning ticket of $17,678.20.

The Stronach 5 kicked off with Laurel’s eighth race, won by the Mike Trombetta-trained No More Lady ($15.80). Gulfstream’s 10th race, the second leg of the sequence, produced another price with the win of the Mark Casse-trained Meadow Beauty ($24.20).

G1 Winner Sharing Works Friday Ahead of Royal Ascot Trip

Maryland-Bred Won First Career Stakes Last Fall at Laurel Park
Rainbow 6, Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Saturday Program
Jockeys McCarthy, Russell Combine to Win Six of 10 Races Friday

LAUREL, MD – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable’s Grade 1 filly Sharing, who first became a stakes winner last fall at Laurel Park, punched her ticket to Royal Ascot with a six-furlong breeze Friday morning, trainer Graham Motion said.

'I Fought it Off:' Duarte Overcomes Virus to Resume Training

Sends Out Stakes Winner Introduced for Laurel Feature Saturday
Live Racing Returns Friday with Full Fields, Carryovers, Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – As out of state horsemen are welcomed back to Laurel Park this weekend for the first time since live racing returned to Maryland late last month, no one is happier than Jorge Duarte Jr.

Friday's Stronach 5 Features 4 Races on the Turf

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool
Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Golden Gate
LAUREL, MD – Four of the five races making up Friday’s Stronach 5 will be turf races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.
Along with the four turf races, there will be a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

American Sailor Sprints to Laurel Feature Triumph Monday

8-Year-Old Defeats Five Fellow Stakes Winners for 14th Career Victory
Live Racing Returns With 10-Race Program Friday, June 12

LAUREL, MD – Left alone to set brisk but comfortable fractions by his standards, Raj Jagnanan’s 8-year-old stakes winner American Sailor cruised to his 14th career victory and first in nearly a year with a front-running one-length triumph Monday at Laurel Park.

Seven Stakes Winners in Laurel Turf Feature Monday

10-Race Program has Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5
Five Races Scheduled on the Turf

LAUREL, MD – Seven stakes winners are among a field of 12 turf sprinters in a third-level optional claimer that highlight a 10-race program Monday afternoon at Laurel Park.

The feature is one of five races scheduled over Laurel’s turf course.

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