Racing News

Speedyness Looks to Extend Win Streak in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile

Sheilahs Warcloud Chasing Stakes Win in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly

LAUREL, MD – Jagger Inc.’s Speedyness, unbeaten in two starts since a change of equipment and tactics, goes after a third straight win and first in stakes company in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Saturday, Dec. 2 at Laurel Park.

The 42nd running of the Maryland Juvenile co-headlines a nine-race program with the 37th edition of the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly, both for Maryland-bred/sired horses sprinting seven furlongs.

Post Time Returns a Winner in $100,000 City of Laurel

Howl Roars to First Stakes Win in $100,000 Safely Kept
King Kumbalay Rules in $100,000 Richard Small Victory

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s Maryland champion Post Time, back in familiar surroundings, came with a determined run down the center of the track to reel in a stubborn Ninetyprcentmaddie and win Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel by head at Laurel Park.

Seven’s Eleven Goes the Distance in $75,000 Bender Memorial

Intrepid Daydream Makes It Four Straight in $75,000 Politely

LAUREL, MD – The Cottonwood Stable’s homebred Seven’s Eleven, beaten as the favorite in his prior start, bounced back by powering to a popular 2 ¾-length triumph in Friday’s $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial at Laurel Park.

Post Time Returns Home for $100,000 City of Laurel

Unified Alliance Takes on Six in $100,000 Safely Kept
Familiar Foes to Tangle in $100,000 Richard Small

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s champion Maryland-bred Post Time, who suffered his first career loss last month, returns home with designs on starting a new win streak in Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel at Laurel Park.

Thanksgiving Day Kicks Off Busy Weekend at Laurel Park

Nine Live Races Thursday, Early Post & Holiday Pie Giveaway
Five Stakes Worth $450,000 in Purses Over Friday and Saturday

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club will serve up nine live races, a special holiday buffet and the eagerly awaited pie giveaway on its traditional Thanksgiving Day program Thursday at Laurel Park.

Joe Makes Return on Dirt in $75,000 Bender Memorial

Intrepid Daydream Takes Win Streak into $75,000 Politely

LAUREL, MD – The Elkstone Group’s two-time Maryland champion homebred Joe, a stakes winner on both turf and dirt, shortens up and switches back to the main track for his return to the races in the $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial Friday, Nov. 24 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Winter Schedule Includes 17 Stakes Worth $1.8 Million

General George, Barbara Fritchie Headline Feb. 17 Winter Carnival
Maryland Juvenile Stakes Dec. 2 Attract 48 Nominations

 LAUREL, MD – Highlighted by a Winter Carnival program featuring the Barbara Fritchie (G3) and General George (G3) for older sprinters, as well as the start of Maryland’s series for 3-year-olds leading up to the 149th Preakness Stakes (G1), Laurel Park will offer 17 stakes worth $1.8 million in purses during its 2024 winter meet.

Discreet Ops Stands Out in Impressive Debut Triumph Thursday

2YO Army Mule Filly Rolls in Six-Furlong Maiden Special Weight
Trainer Rudy Sanchez-Salomon Registers Thursday Hat Trick

LAUREL, MD – Charles J. ‘Chip’ Reed’s Discreet Ops, from the second crop of undefeated Grade 1 winner Army Mule, got the eighth weekend of Laurel Park’s fall meet off to a thrilling start with an eye-catching 7 ¾-length debut victory Thursday.

Jockey Larry Reynolds’ Comeback Tour Continues at Laurel

53YO Journeyman, Back from 10-Year Absence, in Thursday Opener

LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Larry Reynolds, a winner of nearly 3,400 career races who returned from a 10-year absence in mid-September, will continue his comeback tour Thursday at Laurel Park.

Reynolds, 53, is named to ride Champagne Please for trainer Anthony Farrior in the opener, a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies sprinting six furlongs on the main track. Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m.

Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Draw 120 Nominations

Bender Memorial, Politely for MD-Breds Friday, Nov. 24
City of Laurel, Safely Kept, Richard Small Saturday, Nov. 25

LAUREL, MD – Built Wright Stables’ Grade 3-winning stablemates Double Crown and Eastern Bay and fellow multiple stakes winners Coffeewithchris, Joe and Witty are among 23 horses nominated to the $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial Friday, Nov. 24 at Laurel Park.